The United Way of Saskatoon & Area and other community groups are hosting a special screening of Krista Loughton’s film about four homeless individuals, Us & Them. The screening takes place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre, 320 – 20th St. W., Saskatoon at 7:00pm.
Recently school divisions have found it more challenging to find and hire qualified Indigenous language teachers. The “Indigenization” of school programs has resulted in increased demand for teachers fluent in Indigenous languages, but certified teachers with these language skills are in great demand.
By Lenard Monkman, CBC News Posted: Sep 15, 2017
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says he’s baffled by Senator Lynn Beyak’s call for Indigenous people to give up their Indian status. Senator Beyak wrote recently, on her Senate website, that Indigenous people should “trade [their] status card[s] for a Canadian citizenship.”
The Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and the Community Advisory Board on Saskatoon Homelessness (CAB-SH) announced hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds through Canada’s Homeless Partnering Strategy program. The Urban First Nation Services of the Saskatoon Tribal Council also received funding in the amount of $143,000 for the purchase of a transitional home for Indigenous children.
By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Sep 13, 2017
Last week, the Fort McMurray Métis signed an agreement with Teck Resources which promises jobs, contracts and environmentally sensitive development associated with the proposed Frontier project. The Fort McKay Métis, the Fort McKay First Nation and the Fort Chipewayan Métis have also signed similar agreements. The proposed $20.6 billion mine, if approved would create 7,000 construction jobs and 2,500 operating jobs.
By David Thurton, CBC News Posted: Sep 06, 2017
Recently, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which commits the organizations to, “enhance training and applied research for Indigenous food sovereignty”. The five year agreement sets out a framework for research including how to make best use of available land.
By Creeden Martell, CBC News Posted: Sep 06, 2017
University of Saskatchewan lecturer Real Carriere, who appeared on a recent edition of CBC Radio’s “The Current” says Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan government gets a DNS (Did Not Start) or below fail grade. He also said that, “Indigenous people are still struggling against the forces of colonization”.
Recently the 2017 Canadian Ultimate Championships were held in Saskatoon, SK with over 650 athletes participating. Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Vice Chief Mark Arcand gave the closing remarks. One of the teams, Toronto Union donated the discs they used in the competitions to the White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
CBC Radio’s “Reclaimed” Episode 9 explores songs and sounds of Indigenous resistance and reclamation plus introduces listeners to some of the artists taking up the fight.