Northern artists have gathered in Ottawa, ON for Northern Scene 2013. The events will take place at 26 different venues in the Ottawa region from April 25th to May 4th, 2013. Over 200 Indigenous artists will be featured during the 10 day festival.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo has indicated his support for the youth leadership from Sachigo Lake First Nation who are walking over 1000 km to raise funds and visibility for a housing centre for First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Fifteen historic portraits by artist Edmund Morris, have been restored and rehung at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. As an artist, Morris refused to copy the stereotypical portraits of the time and instead took pains to depict his subjects accurately. They can be viewed online at the Legislative Art Collection.
Will Chabun, The Leader-Post April 25, 2013
The Harper Government is forcing a vote on Bill S-2, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act to ensure that families living on reserve have the same rights as people living off reserve, in regards to matrimonial property.
Blaine Favel, president and CEO of Calgary-based One Earth Oil and Gas Inc. and an influential First Nations leader in the province and the country, has been appointed chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S)
NAISA (Native American and Indigenous Studies Association) annual meeting to be held June 13th – 15th, 2013 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and is hosted by the Department of Native Studies and the University of Saskatchewan.
The 35th Annual Spring Celebration has been rescheduled to May 11th – 12th, 2013.
In recognition of the Aboriginal artists nominated for the JUNO category, Aboriginal Recording Artist of the Year: BURNT-Project 1, Crystal Shawanda, Don Amero, Donny Parenteau and Janet Panic, there will be a Aboriginal Nominee Honouring Ceremony, Saturday April 20th, 2013, First Nations University of Canada, Atrium 1 First Nations Way, Regina, SK.
The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear an appeal by the Athabasca Chipewyan and the Mikisew Cree First Nations who say Shell Oil’s proposed expansion of its Jackpine oilsands development is violating their treaty rights.
Be sure to attend Canada’s largest indigenous inclusion event and recruitment fair on April 29th – May 1st, 2013 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK. Some of the keynote leaders presenting at Inclusion Works ’13 will be Senator Lillian Dyck, Peter Mansbridge and Shawn Atleo.