The Tr’ondek Hwech’in in Dawson City and Mayo’s Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation are expected to join the Yukon Conservation Society and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to fight the Yukon Government’s Peel Land Use Plan. The government did not follow the Peel River planning commission’s recommendation to protect as much as 80% of the region. The government’s plan is to protect 29%.
CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2014
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has issued layoff notices to 66 staff, almost the entire workforce. The layoffs are a result of, according to FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde, the second consecutive year of significant cuts in the funding they receive from the Federal Government.
Aboriginal post-secondary students aged 18-29 living in Saskatoon are encouraged to apply for one of two Atoske Skills Training Programs. Participants will increase employability skills through the offered workshops. Brought to you by the City of Saskatoon, PotashCorp, and the Saskatoon Tribal Council.
Join us for the next presentation in the Aboriginal Film Series at the University Library. The two showings of, Second Stories will take place Wednesday January 29 at 3:30 and Thursday January 30 at 12:00 in Room G3, Murray Building.
Recent financial statements by the Attawapiskat First Nation contain errors that were not caught by band officials, their auditors or the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development who, “received and accepted” Attawapiskat’s audited financial consolidated financial statements. The band has been under co-management for more than a decade which is supposed to mean it has access to additional resources from the federal government to manage its financial position.
By Karina Roman, CBC News Jan 23, 2014
The Canadian Forces offer three Aboriginal-specific programs; Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year, Summer Training Programs, Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program in additional to all other general recruitment opportunities.
The Saskatchewan Police Aboriginal Recruiting Committee (SPARC) has been established as part of a police recruiting strategy designed to attract Aboriginal candidates into a career in policing.
The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) will be offering five Health Management online courses starting February 10, 2014. These courses in the First Nations Health Manager Program lead to Certified First Nations Health Managers (CFNHM) professional designation.
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Perry Bellegarde says that Neil Young has done First Nations a great service by drawing attention to some of their concerns over oilsand development.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin is appearing at the Blood Reserve near Calgary, AB with the reserve’s Chief and the CEO of Scotiabank to announce the new program. The collaboration involving the Martin Aboriginal Educational Initiative, the Blood Tribe and Scotiabank will provide Grade 11 and 12 students with business knowledge and financial literacy skills with local business leaders mentoring the students.
The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 20, 2014