The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations recently passed a resolution supporting a new Crown prosecutor and a out of province lead investigator in the Colton Boushie case. Boushie was a 22 year old resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation who was shot and killed at Gerald Stanley’s farm resulting in a second-degree murder charge.
The Canadian Press Published on: May 19, 2017
Recently a First Nations girl’s body was found in a river in Thunder Bay, ON. She was the sixth Indigenous teen to drown in a Thunder Bay body of water since 2000. A recent corner’s inquest could not determine how three of the teens came to be in the water. Local First Nations are considering hiring a private investigator.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: May 18, 2017
Canadian harmonica player Mike Stevens discusses his commitment to Indigenous youth through ArtsCan Circle an organization he founded in 2000 with CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury.
Kimberly Jonathan, First Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was recently selected from a shortlist of candidates and approved at a recent meeting of the organization’s general assembly to serve on the Habitat for Humanity’s national board of directors.
Star-Phoenix, Kathy Fitzpatrick, May 15, 2017
A trio of Indigenous nurses are using Indigenous Nurses Day on May 11 as a platform to speak out on the need for increased numbers on Indigenous nurses. These individuals say that Indigenous nurses can help Aboriginal people feel safe and bridge the gap in health care.
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News Posted: May 11, 2017
The National Film Board (NFB) recently launched, NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour, drawing from its collection of 250 Indigenous-made films. The tour runs across the country and groups interested in organizing a screening in their community can contact: email@example.com
After holding 3 days of hearings the week of May 15 in Whitehorse, Yukon, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls won’t be hearing from families until late 2017. Instead the inquiry will spend the summer hearing from experts on violence against women.
By Margo McDiarmid, CBC News Posted: May 10, 2017
The recent May 9, 2017 provincial election in British Columbia elected a record number of four Indigenous candidates. This is double the two members of the Legislative Assembly before the election.
By Karin Larsen, CBC News Posted: May 10, 2017
In the second of a five-part Globe and Mail series on modernizing medicare, Indigenous health issues are addressed by Josée Lavoie, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and director of the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Manitoba.
Published Tuesday, May 09, 2017
The first piece of legislation passed by the new Liberal government in the Yukon was to declare June 21, National Aboriginal Day. There was some opposition to the move from portions of the business community and from the mayor of Whitehorse.
CBC News Posted: May 09, 2017