Saskatchewan Residential School Students Report Experiences

Hearings were held earlier this week at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) in Regina, Saskatchewan where residential school survivors related their experiences to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Additional hearings will be held in 11 other communities in Saskatchewan leading up to the third national event which will be held in Saskatoon on June 21st-24th, 2012.
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Aboriginal Leaders Hopeful Prior To Meeting With Prime Minister

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Shawn Atleo, remains confident that a January 24th, 2012 meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper can achieve progress in resolving some of the problems plaguing Canada’s aboriginal communities.
Topics to be covered include land claims, education, health, economic development, revenue sharing, housing, and strengthening relationships.

FIBEA 2012 Conference

FIBEA 2012 is being held in Manus, Brazil on April 26th & 27th, 2012. This year’s theme is Rio + 20: Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. Check the English link for registration, accomodation and travel information, as well as guidelines for abstracts, papers and presenatations.
The Call for Papers and Presentations has a submissions deadline of March 7th, 2012.

Culture as Treatment Symposium

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is hosting, Culture as Treatment Symposium: “Walking in Beauty” – An Aboriginal Perspective on Mental Health & Addictions. The event takes place Thursday, February 9th & Friday, February 10th, 2012 at the Overbrook Community Centre and the Hampton Inn, both located in Ottawa, Ontario.
Registration can be submitted online or by fax at 613-748-9364.

Free Screening at University of Saskatchewan of Documentary Film Finding Dawn

The screening of the film “Finding Dawn“, directed by Christine Welsh, will take place at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241, University of Saskatchewan on Thursday, January 19th at 7:15PM. The documentary, which focuses on the lives of missing Aboriginal women in Canada, is part of the National Film Board’s series NATIVE: Through the Eyes of Indigenous Women. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
The screening is part of a “Lights-Camera-Action” initiative by the Community Service-Learning Office, University Learning Centre (ULC).