Bilingual readings and book signings will be held on Wednesday March 20th, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Travel Alcove at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK. One of these books, Bonneau et la Bellhumeur/Bonneau and Miss Bellehumeur, is set in 1885 in Regina, SK and is a fictional account of Louis Riel’s imprisonment.
Recently, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) upheld a decision rejecting a United States proposal to uplist the polar bear from the convention’s Appendix II, which allows limited trade, to an Appendix I, which would have been an essential ban on trade.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) commented recently on the Federal Court of Appeal decision allowing the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to continue hearings on First Nation child welfare. The Tribunal is hearing evidence for a human rights complaint alleging discrimination against First Nations children based on a longstanding pattern of inequity in government funding and child welfare services for First Nations children.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) recently repeated its request for a National Public Commission of Inquiry to end violence towards Indigenous females. Vice-Chief Kimberley Jonathan says action is needed now to end the cycle of violence.
The organization that grew from the Idle No More group is moving into it’s own office space in Regina, SK., The group, Treaty Four Grassroots Movement (TFGM) will be housed in the Orr Centre on Fourth Avenue and Lewvan Drive.
By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post March 4, 2013
The University of Saskatchewan is proud to host, Aboriginal Achievement Week, which celebrates, reflects and connects with the Aboriginal community. Events start on Monday March 11th at 8:30 AM at the Native Law Centre with a Pipe Ceremony.
Canada’s prison system continues to fail indigenous people, according to a scathing new report from the country’s prison watchdog Howard Sapers. A special report entitled “Spirit Matters: Aboriginal People and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act” reveals that the number of Aboriginal Peoples incarcerated has increased by 43 percent in the last five years.
By Michael Woods, Postmedia News With StarPhoenix Files Betty Ann Adam March 8, 2013
Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear recently outlined several projects that will be proceeding at the First Nation in 2013. Included are: a $32M, 160 room hotel which will start construction in the spring, and a permanent clubhouse for the Dakota Dunes Golf Links, recently ranked 15th best course in Canada by Golf Digest. A number of other projects are in the planning stages, including a resort community and a business park.
By Scott Larson, The StarPhoenix Feb. 28, 2013
The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in collaboration with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, is hosting, A Taste of the Arctic. The event celebrates Inuit culture and cuisine and will take place on Monday April 29th, 2013 starting 6:00 PM at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON.