Chief Barry Kennedy of the Carry the Kettle First Nation recently commented on the situation surrounding the findings of a appeals tribunal that ruled that the October 25th, 2012 election of Kimberly Jonathan to the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) position of First Vice Chief was null and void. Following the tribunal’s decision FSIN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde said, “We accept and respect the rulings by the Appeal Tribunal. We will continue to be transparent and accountable as we follow our processes.” The FSIN has ignored the ruling of the appeals tribunal.
The 18th Annual Dreamspeakers Film Festival takes place May 29th – June 1st, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the closing of the festival on Saturday June 1st at 7:00 PM.
The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) is holding a National Conference September 17th-19th, 2013 at Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON. The conference aims to promote greater capacity of First Nations Health Managers which in turn can improve overall First Nations health outcomes.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding it’s 34th Annual General Assembly this year from July 16th to July 18th in Whitehorse, Yukon at the Coast High Country Inn & Convention Centre..
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has announced that the National AFN Executive will apply to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada’s appeal hearing of the Tsilhqot’in Nation Aboriginal title case. The hearing is scheduled for November 7th, 2013.
The University of Saskatchewan will be hosting, Graduation Powwow 2013 on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in The Bowl, University of Saskatchewan campus, Saskatoon, SK. Events start at 9:00 AM and are scheduled to continue until 8:00 PM
Elijah Harper, a former Manitoba MLA and MP who was a key player in defeating the Meech Lake accord, has died at the age of 64. Harper’s national recognition stems from his refusal to support the Meech Lake Accord in 1990 due to the fact that the accord was negotiated without the input of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.
CBC News Posted: May 17, 2013