The federal government is looking into the case of Noah Buffalo-Jackson and the long outstanding dispute over providing funding for him to get to school.
University of Saskatchewan economics professor Eric Howe reported recently that the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) has resulted in billions of dollars of benefits for the province. The estimated benefit ranges from $13 billion in a “low scenario” to almost $40 billion in the, “high scenario”.
Morgan Modjeski, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 27, 2017
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implement the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Families addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry will have safe and welcoming space provided to them at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre.
Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon Starphonix, November 20, 2017
The male and female identification camps for Team Saskatchewan for the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be taking place starting on January 3, 2018 at the Flying Dust Arena.
The Toronto District School Board recently announced that it will be phasing out the word “Chief” from senior staff titles citing respect for Indigenous peoples. A spokesperson said that to his knowledge no Indigenous peoples had reached out to the board to remove the phrase from job titles.
Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press October 11, 2017
City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop a hydro power station at the Saskatoon weir.
The 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association (SFNVA) Fundraising Gala will be taking place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Prairieland Park Trade & Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Proceeds go to the SFNVA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program.
In recent episode of the television trivia show, “Jeopardy!” one of the categories was, “The Inuit”. This appeared to have come from a chance meeting earlier this year in Ottawa between the Canadian born host, Alex Trebek and Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).
By Katherine Barton, CBC News Posted: Oct 13, 2017
Recently a ceremony marking the opening of the first regional Cree women’s shelter was held in the James Bay community of Waswanipi in Quebec. The 18 bed facility serving the inland Cree communities will soon be joined by a second shelter opening in early 2018 in Waskaganish serving the coastal Cree communities of the area.
By Susan Bell, Celina Wapachee, CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2017