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 (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.
The 2011 Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards will be taking place on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 5:30 P.M. at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Tickets are available by email: email@example.com or by phoning the Event Coordinator at 204-257-2754.
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.
On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, one day before the anniversary of Louis Riel’s death, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, raised a Métis flag at City Hall. The flag will be a permanent addition and Robert Doucette, president of the Saskatchewan Métis Nation, called the occasion “meaningful.”
National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Week (NAAAW) is taking place November 13th-19th, 2011. The slogan for NAAAW is, living the good life!, with the campaign aiming to promote an addictions free lifestyle by helping communities to create a higher visibility of addictions and how they can be reduced.
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.
The 18th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival will be taking place November 17th-20th, 2011 in Toronto, ON at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. The Festival, which is open to everyone, offers shopping, food, dancing, lacrosse and contemporary music.
The 10th annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) is taking place November 16th-20th, 2011. The WAFF is the 3rd largest film festival of its kind in North America and it’s mandate is to celebrate and cultivate Indigenous storytelling.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org