The University of Saskatchewan Graduation Powwow 2012 was held yesterday at the University of Saskatchewan, in The Bowl, the centre of the campus. The event honoured High School graduates, many who plan on attending University as well as those graduating from the University of Saskatchewan.
Ashley Wills Posted: May 30, 2012
Author Peter Eyvindson is launching his new book, Kookum’s Red Shoes at McNally Robinson Bookstore, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:30 PM. The story focuses on a little girl taken away to residential school and her strength in the face of oppression.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will be soon releasing a report on the effects of inter-generational residential school trauma. The report makes a number of recommendations to positvely change the outcomes of criminalized Aboriginal women and girls.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) feels that the Harper Government is violating its constitutional and legal obligations to accommodate and consult with regards to First Nation Treaty rights. Bill C-38 will replace current regulations in the environmental review process that will alter the opportunity for First Nations to be a meaningful participant in the approval process for major resource projects.
From NationTalk May 23, 2012
The University of Saskatchewan is holding the Graduation Powwow 2012 on Wednesday May 30th in the Bowl on the University Campus. The Powwow recognizes graduating Aboriginal students from the University of Saskatchewan and from high schools across the province.
The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, recently unveiled the commemorative War of 1812 medal for the 44 First Nation and Métis communities with a history linking them to the War of 1812.
The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) and the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at delivering greater aboriginal employment opportunities for graduates in the health care sector. Currently only 4% of SHR employees are aboriginal, but the region’s goal is to raise that to 10% by 2014.
By Creeson Agecoutay, The StarPhoenix May 22, 2012
The 14th Biennial Violence and Aggression Symposium will be taking place on June 3rd-5th, 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK. This event is sponsored by the Regional Psychiatric Centre, Correctional Service Canada, and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies, University of Saskatchewan.
Rob Norris, Saskatchewan Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister recently commended the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) on their increased student numbers. SIIT’s registration numbers increased by 26% from 2007-08 to 2010-11 and the completion rate increased from 60% to 69% in the same period.
The Ministry of Social Services is partnering with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Child and Family Services Agency to start the process of handing over the delivery of child welfare services for families and children in La Ronge and area. The La Ronge Agency was accredited in 2010 by the Canadian Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF Canada) for demonstrated excellence in social work.