The University of Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) is holding its 2015 Graduation Ceremony. The event takes place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at TCU Place, 35 – 22nd St. E. Saskatoon, SK. Social time begins at 5:30 pm and the banquet at 6:30 pm.
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, is presenting an Aboriginal Land and Resource Management Workshop on: Holistic Management with Blain Hjertass. It takes place Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at First Nations and Métis Engagement, English River Business Centre, 323-2555 Grasswood Road East, Saskatoon, SK.
Eric Howe, a University of Saskatchewan economist, recently stated that the province needs to do more to improve aboriginal employment numbers or the cost to the province’s economy will be in the billions annually. Métis unemployment is around 10%, the First Nations rate at 15%, and Saskatchewan’s overall unemployment rate is 4.4%.
By Jason Warick, The Starphoenix April 13, 2015
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding it’s 36th Annual General Assembly July 7-9, 2015 taking place in the Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke traditional territory.
The 11th Annual, Swing “Fore” Kids Golf Classic will be presented in 2015 at the Dakota Dunes golf links on June 5, 2015. Proceeds go towards Saskatoon Tribal Council in Sport, Culture and Recreation activities.
The Government of Canada, through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS,) is investing over $511,000 to renovate Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) Infinity House, a transitional housing facility for Aboriginal women and their children.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that the April 21 Federal Budget failed to deliver on urgently need infrastructure investments and opts for the status quo for the First Nations people of Canada.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is offering Revitalizing Indigenous Agriculture: Food and Plants as Medicine workshops. Registration deadline is April 23, 2015 with the workshops starting on April 26.
Last month, a jury in Edmonton, AB found Bradley Barton not guilty of Cindy Gladue’s murder, despite evidence that he had caused the wound that led to her death. Dr. Sarah Hunt a scholar and advocate of anti-violence initiatives and Naomi Sayers, an indigenous feminist and sex work activist, comment on what the outcome means for Indigenous women in Canada.
The Globe and Mail (includes correction) Mar. 25 2015