“Red Road” is a one hour documentary about Barry (Whitecap) Hambly who was born on Carry The Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan. Barry was a victim of the “Sixties Scoop” which saw thousands of Aboriginal children removed from their birth parents and adopted into non-Aboriginal families.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), in partnership with W. Brett Wilson, Canoe Financial and the Wilson Centre for Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan, is hosting The Boom Box. The top five applicants will be selected to present their concepts inside The Boom Box in Saskatoon on April 12, 2012.
On Monday March 26th, 2012, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris announced the participants who will comprise the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis. The Task Force gets down to work in early spring 2012 with the completed report expected to be available in early 2013.
The University of Saskatchewan presents the New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: Living the Legacy on March 29th- 30th, 2012 at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The full itinerary includes numerous activities.
Prairie Region Forum will be presenting “Creating a New Memory in the Minds of Our Children: A Dialogue on First Nation Governance Issues“, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 8:30-4:30 p.m. at Evraz Place, Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan. Chief Todd Peigan, Herb George Satsan, and Professor Leroy Little Bear will be the speakers on issues related to restoring a culturally appropriate governance structure for First Nation communities.
The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations is hosting their Youth Assembly on March 26th & 27th, 2012 in Saskatoon, SK at the Saskatoon Inn located at 2002 Airport Dr. The theme of the conference is, “Journey to Truth”.
Chiefs Forum on Treaty Implementation will be held March 29th and 30th, 2012 at the Dakota Dunes Casino on the Whitecap First Nation.
The Aboriginal Students Centre (ASC) at the University of Saskatchewan will be hosting Aboriginal Achievement Week between March 19th-23th, 2012, to highlight aboriginal culture in research and academia on campus. Two events that will be take place on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 are: “Pizza Lunch” from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; Room 248, Arts Building hosted by the Aboriginal Student Achievement Office; College of Arts and Science and “Guest Speaker” Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild from 2:30 to 3:30 pm; Room 105, Thorvaldson Building hosted by the Department of Native Studies.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is pleased that both Premier Brad Wall and Education Minister Donna Harpauer publicly support comparable funding for First Nations schools as a key factor in the improvement of education on reserves.
The Department of Native Studies is proud to welcome Chief Wilton Littlechild Thursday, March 22nd
2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 105 Thorvaldson, University of Saskatchewan. He will be speaking on the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Saskatchewan National event being held June 21st-24th, 2012 in Saskatoon.