BC First Nation Proposes a Project to Turn Garbage into Energy

Bill Cleverley, of the Time Colonist, reports October 13th, 2011 that the Scia’new First Nation, located on Vancouver Island, B.C., is proposing a $25 million demonstration project that would transform garbage into gas and then electricity. The plant would be designed to process about 30 tonnes of garbage, would occupy only half an acre of land and the building would be double sealed to contain waste odour.

Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival

Jeanette Stewart, of The StarPhoenix, reported October 18th, 2011 that a notable lineup is headlining the relaunch of the Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival. Tomson Highway, Maria Campbell and Louise Halfe are among the writers appearing at the Festival which starts Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The events are open to everyone.
For more information visit the Anskohk website.
To access the schedule.
Or call 934-2632.

Lecture on Missing and Murdered Canadian Aboriginal Women at the University of Saskatchewan

Mary Eberts will present the Ariel Sallows Chair Lecture, ” Settler Reflections: Knowing and Refusing to Know About Canada’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women“, on Monday October 24th, 2011, at 12:00 Noon, in the MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP Lecture Theatre, Room 150, in the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Paul Martin Announces Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program

On October 13th, 2011, Jason Warick of the StarPhoenix reported that former Prime Minister Paul Martin was in Saskatoon on Wednesday, October 12th, to announce a $75,000 donation towards a new aboriginal youth entrepreneurship program. The announcement was made at the Oskayak High School on Broadway Avenue. Martin praised the efforts of staff and students and announced the donation that was made by the RBC Foundation through the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative.