The financial leaders from Canada, United States, Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Japan will gather on February 5-6 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Hosted by Canada’s Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, the G7 Finance Ministers meeting will be the first major event to be held in the Nunavut capital, which has a population of 6,200.
Robyn Turgeon is a very busy woman and used that, plus her mother’s guilt, as the theme on her Master’s of Education Thesis, She Carries the Earth on her Back: Scholar, Teacher, Mother and Anishinaabekew.
The Wolastoqewiyik Traditional Council of Tobic plans to issue an injunction against the proposed sale of parts of NB (New Brunswick) Power to Hydro-Quebec. They allege that the deal is illegal because the natural resources involved belong to First Nations and were never given up. The council’s injunction is to be presented to the premiers of New Brunswick and Quebec on Thursday.
We are pleased to announce that the iPortal now has over 20,000 live records. A thesis titled Not Just Another Thug: The Implications of Defining Youth Gangs in a Prairie City (2009) by Robert Henry, an Education student at the University of Saskatchewan, makes the 20,000th live record.
On Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday February 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm the SUNTEP/GDC Student Representative Council (SRC) presents the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Proceeds go to Sutherland Elementary School to acquire library resources.
The Third Annual Building Bridges Round Dance, which honours the relationship between provincial public libraries and the Aboriginal community, will take place Friday, February 26th, 2010. The event will be held in the White Calf Gym at the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Lebret, Saskatchewan.
The provincial launch of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month, February 2010 edition will be taking place on February 2, 2010 starting at 1:00 pm at the Saskatoon Campus of the First Nations University, 710 Duke Street, Saskatoon, SK.
An Inuit hunter who has been stranded on an ice floe since Friday is having to wait for better weather to allow for hiis rescue. The experienced hunter, who had a satellite phone with him, was able to contact his wife who arranged for authorities to drop supplies to him until a helicopter will be able to pick him up.
As part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Backstory: Nuu-chah-nulth Ceremonial Curtains and the Work of Ki-Ke-in will be on display at the University of British Columbia’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery until March 28th, 2010. Many of the items will be on public view for the first time.
According to a new study, the rate of diabetes for Aboriginal women is four times greater than Canadian women overall. Dr. Roland Dyck of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan also found that members of First Nations are developing the debilitating illness by their 40s, while in the rest of society it tends to strike people in their 70s.