Traditional Aboriginal Stories Recorded on DVD

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute have undertaken a project to record traditional stories. The video instructs young aboriginal people life lessons that in most cases, used to be learned from listening to elders. The two-disc DVD set will be distributed to schools and community organizations across Saskatchewan.
Drew Fossum, The StarPhoenix September 25, 2012

Saskatchewan First Nations Urged To Look Far For Opportunities

The audience in attendance at the Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN) Trading Place conference held in Saskatoon, SK were told to look beyond provincial and international borders for opportunities. Gary “Litefoot” Davis, a Oklahoma Cherokee and CEO of the National Centre for American Indian Enterprise Development said he felt that business opportunities can be measured in the billions.
Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix; With Canadian Press Files September 25, 2012

Mino-Bimaadiziwin 2nd Annual Youth Business Plan Competition 2012

The Mino-Bimaadiziwin 2nd Annual Youth Business Plan Competition is looking for Saskatchewan First Nations people between the age of 16-25, with a overview of a business plan to be submitted by October 15th, 2012. Full plans need to be submitted by November 15th, 2012. First prize is $5,000, 2nd $3,500 and 3rd $2,500. This competition is proudly sponsored by PotashCorp.

Skip Generation Families On The Rise

Census 2011 figures released recently showed over 30,000 children in Canada live in, “skip-generation” households which contain grandparents looking after grandchildren for a variety of reasons. One of the factors behind the growth of skip-generation families in aboriginal communities has been a thrust of child welfare agencies to connect aboriginal children with their grandparents.
By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen September 19, 2012

Manitoba Chiefs Concerned About RCMP Policies

Several northern Manitoba chiefs are voicing concern over reports of Aboriginals being detained in chains in hockey arena dressings rooms rather than Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) holding cells. The chiefs say that this is occurring because the RCMP have refused to let band members use the local RCMP detention facility because of liability concerns. The chiefs say safety should trump liability.