First Nations Pavilion Opens At Regina Agribition

Lisa Goudy, in the November 23rd, 2011 Regina Leader-Post, reports on a brand new First Nations pavilion celebration held yesterday at Regina’s Agribition. The pavilion, located in Arena 3 of the Co-operators Centre at Evraz Place is featuring storytelling by First Nations elders, a tipi and artifacts on display, plus traditional crafts and a language booth. Currently the pavilion covers one quarter of a hockey rink and by 2012 it is planned to be as large as a full-scale hockey arena.

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Clean Water Proposals

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo stated on November 18th, 2011 that he welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement to improve drinking water quality in Manitoba. On November 17th, 2011 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan committed $5.5 million to improve on the infrastructure of Island Lake First Nation communities in Manitoba.

Porcupine Plain Resident Receives Fishing Restrictions

November 15, 2011 Gerald Campeau was found guilty for possession of fish, taken contrary to The Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations Act. In addition to the $2,540 fine, Campeau received a two year probation order which includes reporting any fishing activity, including that conducted under his Treaty rights, to the Ministry of Environment and is prohibited from having a fishing license for four years.

Assembly of First Nations Chief Praises UN Declaration

Gloria Galloway, from the Globe and Mail, posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011 that the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Shawn Atleo, says that in the year that has passed since the signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Canada, there has been a beginning of some form of reconciliation between his people and Canada.

Aboriginal Business Development and Investment Partnership Event

The Aboriginal Business Development and Investment Partnership is hosting, “Opportunities Forum and Pitch Party” on Thursday November 17th, 2011 from 2:00 to 6:00PM at the Forest Centre Lobby, Prince Albert, SK. This event is aimed at local investors, business developers and entrepreneurs. You must register to attend. For registration information please email: