First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) is partnering with Prince’s Charities Canada to reinvigorate Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan. The project involved translating five children’s books into the Cree dialects of Swampy, Woods and Plain with a target audience of four to eight years of age.
CBC News Posted: Mar 11, 2017
The finalists for “Where Our Paths Cross” – Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork will be presenting their concepts on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive, Saskatoon, SK.
Recently, a Saskatoon City Council Committee recommended the creation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) regarding a proposed hydropower station at the weir. Darrell Balkwill, Chair of STC investments Inc. says, “First Nations would benefit from training, jobs and educational possibilities. Investment returns would help infrastructure and social programs in our member communities.”
Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck, Chair of the Senate’s Aboriginal Peoples Committee is asking Senator Lynn Beyak to consider resigning from the committee. Recently, the Conservative Senator from Ontario made remarks in the Senate chamber praising the, “good deeds” of the residential school system.
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Mar 16, 2017
Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak recently stated that she feels Indigenous people moving from a reserve, often in a remote region to cities need transition assistance like refugees to Canada. North Wilson stressed that point at the United Nations in New York City recently, when she spoke at a conference during the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
CBC News Posted: Mar 14, 2017
Recently the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) announced it is in discussions with some Saskatchewan First Nations on legal options to halt auction sales of Crown land. The FSIN’s position is that while there are outstanding land claims along with landless First Nations, there should be no land sales until these are settled.
Diabetes Canada is offering webcasts aimed at higher risk groups. An Aboriginal Edition is being broadcast on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm CST.
The adopted son of an Indigenous family has won a human-rights case after he had been barred from the annual All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C. His case was scheduled to be heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, but was settled before the hearing.
David Ebner The Globe and Mail Mar. 06, 2017
Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court rejected the tribes request for an injunction to withdraw permission regarding the last link to be constructed in the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
Timothy Gardner Reuters Mar. 07, 2017
Recently the Slaight Family Foundation announced it will donate more than $12M to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The money will be distributed over the next five years to 15 non-profit organizations that interact with First Nations, Inuit and Mßtis peoples.
Gloria Galloway The Globe and Mail Mar. 07, 2017