Prime Minister Stephen Harper, responding to questions from Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair refused to commit to a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Human Rights Watch recently released a report recommending that the government establish a national commission of inquiry into the murders and disappearances of aboriginal women and girls.
By Michael Woods, Postmedia News February 13, 2013
Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organization, has called the Canadian Federal Government to start a national inquiry into claims by aboriginal women of abuse and threats by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers in northern British Columbia. The request is stemming from a study conducted by two researchers last summer in the northern part of the province.
CBC News Posted: Feb 13, 2013
The Assembly of First Nations is holding a National Treaty Forum, March 26th & 27th, 2013 at the Dakota Dunes Casino, Whitecap First Nation, Saskatchewan located approximately 30 kilometres south of Saskatoon, SK. The Forum will provide an environment to consider recent developments in this area.
Regina, Saskatchewan city officials have stated their intention to protect the site containing graves at the former Indian Industrial School located just west of the city. The Regina Indian Industrial School operated between 1891 and 1910. It was then converted to a municipal jail and, later, it was used as a home for delinquent youths. It burned down in 1948.
CBC News Posted: Feb 11, 2013
The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness is organizing, First Nations Protocols and Teachings (waskamisiwin) on Wednesday February 20th, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Arts 241. The presentation is intended to provide “an overview of First Nations’ ceremonial etiquette and protocols…” and is open to the entire campus community.
The University of Regina is presenting,The Lloyd Barber Summit on Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education: “Identifying Best Practices” on May 23-24, 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan. This summit will present options on how to strive toward quality education delivery to First Nations people.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently did an investigation to clarify perceptions and dispel myths surrounding aboriginal funding in Canada.
By Daniel Schwartz, CBC News Posted: Feb 6, 2013
The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN) is holding its Winter Legislative Assembly on February 13th & 14th, 2013 at the Dakota Dunes Casino, Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
Cam Fuller of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix recently conducted an interview with Waawaate Fobister, the person behind Agokwe, Gay Love on the Rez, winner of six Dora Mavor Moore awards.
By Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix February 6, 2013
The 10th Annual Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Event will take place on Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre (Arts 241), University of Saskatchewan. The children’s program starts at 1:45 and the program for adults at 2:45. Featured guests include actor Sharon Shorty/Grandma Susie and musician Rodolfo Pino-Robles.