Government Of Canada Extends FNUC Funding To Allow Students To Finish Academic Year

Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for M├ętis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the Government of Canada will provide $3 million to the University of Regina for expenses related to programming for students attending the First Nations University of Canada.
This funding is conditional upon provincial funding as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding of March 23, 2010 between the First Nations University of Canada, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, the University of Regina, and the Province of Saskatchewan.

PEI Aboriginal Healing Group Back In Operation

A Charlottetown-based group, Aboriginal Survivors for Healing is able to resume its work this week one month after it was forced to suspend its operations due to a government funding cut. The program has now secured new funding through Health Canada. The group holds programs such as talking circles as well as individual counselling to assist people impacted by decades of residential schooling.

Mohawk Womens Group Seeks Halt To Kahnawake Evictions

In a petition being circulated in the Mohawk community on Montreal’s South Shore, the Mohawk women are demanding that the local band council “refrain from any further action” regarding the controversial evictions.The women are a collection of strong-willed community members, including elders, who have stood up for equality issues in the past.
Some of the women are among those who in the 1980s were the first to fight against the Indian Act for stripping Aboriginal women – but not Aboriginal men – of their Aboriginal status when they married a non-Aboriginal.

U of S Indigenous Graduate Students Council is Resurrected

The defunct Aboriginal Graduates Students’ Association is being reconstructed as the Indigenous Graduate Students’ Council (IGSC) thanks to the hard work of Omeasoo Butt, a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. The name has been changed from Aboriginal to Indigenous to be more inclusive. Butt hopes the council will be a lobbying voice, represent the Indigenous voice on campus and offer peer support to Indigenous graduate students.