Hinterland Who’s Who, a series of shorts videos on Canadian wildlife dating back to the 1960s, are now becoming available in six Indigenous languages. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is releasing videos on the wolverine and the freshwater turtle.
By Stephanie Cram, CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2017
City of Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam along with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation are proposing a Indigenous business district at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis Streets.
On Monday January 16, 2017, The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan will be hosting Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Darek Nepinak from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. He will share his views about the TRC recommendations and the original intent of the treaty relationship.
Iqaluit-based filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her film Angry Inuk was recognized at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as one of Canada’s Top 10 Films of 2016. The film presents the Inuit side of the seal hunt debate through hunters, craftspeople and families that depend on the seal hunt resource for their livelihood.
Earlier this month, the Government of Canada supported with a $3.1 million contribution the completion of new water treatment facility at the Toosey First Nation, located in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia. The facility, which will serve over 340 residents, will eliminate a boil water advisory that has been in place for over 10 years.
At the recently opened Coquitlam Central Station, part of the Evergreen Extension the public will be able to view nine cultural pieces on display from the Kwikwetlem First Nation.
Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas and Archbishop Don Bolen have extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit the province in 2018 or 2019. The significant event of the trip would be a long-awaited residential schools apology at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, located just north of Saskatoon, SK.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Dec 08, 2016
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip was honoured recently at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs meeting for his efforts at raising awareness about residential school victims. Downie documented the story of Chanie Wenjackwho died in 1966 attempting to walk home 600 kilometres from his residential school in Northern Ontario.
The Canadian Press December 6, 2016
From now until December 30 the gift shop at Wanuskewin Heritage Park has relocated to Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon. Crafts and artworks range from $2 to $2,000. The Wanuskewin Seasonal Store is located at 704 Broadway Ave.
Recently the University of Saskatchewan Library received the largest donation of Inuit Artin its history. The gift from Norman Zepp and Judith Varga is the product of almost 50 years of collecting in Canada’s North.
Saskatoon StarPhoenix November 30, 2016