Theresa Spence, has been re-elected to a second three-year term as chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation.
CBC News Posted Aug 27, 2013
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya, will carry out an official visit to Canada from October 12th to 20th 2013.
For a Saskatchewan native, whose ancestors immigrated to this province in its early days, reading James Daschuk’s Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life is like finding a diary.
By Paul Hanley, The Starphoenix, August 20, 2013
The Mets Nation of Ontario (MNO) is holding their 20th Annual General Assembly August 23rd-26th, 2013 in Ottawa, ON.
Northern Public Affairs (NPA) and the Amaujaq Centre for Inuit Education are pleased to announce their collaboration on a Special Issue of NPA to be published in February 2014. They are looking for articles relating to Inuit education policy. The deadline for expressions of interest is Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013, with articles due on or before Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Articles range from 750 to 2,000 words and should be written for a non-technical audience.
For the first time in Canadian History, an aboriginal woman is taking the lead of an RCMP division in Saskatchewan. Chief Supt. Brenda Butterworth-Carr is the new top cop.
Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) is hosting the 1st Annual First Nations Language Scholarship SICC Fall Classic on Monday August 26th, 2013 at the Deer Valley Golf Course, Deer Valley, Saskatchewan. All proceeds from the 2013 First Nations Language SICC Fall Classic will go towards scholarships for First Nations language instructors.
The Association of Financial Officers of Canada (AFOA Canada) is offering a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) program through online and in person instruction. The next semester starts September 9th, 2013.
Late last week a judge in Saskatoon issued an interim injunction prohibiting protesters on the Thunderchild First Nation from demonstrating to stop oil exploration from taking place. Both sides in the dispute will be back in court on Thursday August 22nd to argue whether the order is to be made permanent despite the fact that the exploration is expected to be almost complete by that time.
CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2013
A pedestrian discovered a bench along the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon defaced with racist graffiti recently. A photo of the offence was circulated on social media where it was picked up by the CBC and other media outlets. Police say they are investigating.
CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2013