Book Launch: Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation

Robert Alexander Innes, a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation and a Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan is launching his book, Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation. The launch will take place on Thursday November 28th at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.

First Nations Election Legislation Draws Comparisons to Rob Ford

During a discussion of the Federal Members of Parliament regarding proposed legislation for First Nations’ elections, a reference was made to the current situation in Toronto involving Mayor Rob Ford. The proposed bill would allow the Aboriginal Affairs minister to intervene in long drawn-out leadership disputes that impact the community’s governance. Not all First Nations leaders are in favor of such powers residing with the Minister.

The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 19, 2013

Posted in Law

New York Times Features University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science Aboriginal Student Achievement Program

Max FineDay, a fourth-year political science student at the University of Saskatchewan, was featured recently in a article in the New York Times. He discussed the challenges that Aboriginal students like himself face and how he feels being elected as the first indigenous president of the University of Saskatchewan Students Union (USSU).