Recently, the Government of Canada funded over $128,000 in kitchen renovations at the Central Métis Urban Federation Inc. In the previous year the kitchen helped over 4,000 vulnerable residents through their outreach program aimed at the homeless or those who are deemed to be at risk of becoming homeless.
A group of the British Columbia First Nations political leadership has expressed its concern over the current direction the Harper government is taking on First Nations education and is requesting a more collaborative approach in order to achieve positive education outcomes for First Nations children.
A coalition of groups, consisting of Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada and Amnesty International Canada, recently sent an open letter to Prime Minister Harper requesting action to end violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
The Flin Flon Arts Council is presenting well known Métis author and advocate of literacy David Bouchard who will be speaking at the Creighton Community School, 325 Main St., Creighton, SK. The event takes place Friday September 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM-11:30 AM and 1:30 PM-2:30 PM.
A former trustee of the Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head treaty land entitlement (TLE) trust was recently convicted in a Saskatoon, SK court of criminal breach of trust, fraud and theft of money from the TLE. Of the four other individuals involved in the case, three others plead guilty and one died before the charges were resolved.
By Hannah Spray, The Starphoenix September 24, 2013
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo commented recently on the Harper government’s rejection of the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding ending violence against indigenous women and girls.
The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) is holding it’s 9th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala on September 26th, 2013 at the Arcadian Court, Toronto, ON. The CAMSC Awards celebrate the exceptional innovation, achievement and passion of Aboriginal and minority businesses.
The Humanities Research Unit is presenting a conference, Cultures of Reconciliation: Academic, Artistic, Activist on September 26th-27th, 2013 at the Graduate Commons, Emmanuel & St. Chad, 1337 College Drive, University of Saskatchewan and the Mendel Art Gallery, 950 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK. Admission is free and the conference is open to everyone. For further information contact Len Findlay @ 306-966-2573 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) announced recently that it is commencing a study on nutrition and traditional food and water safety information later this year in 11 Alberta First Nation communities.This study will document some of the challenges that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has highlighted as facing First Nations in Canada such as food security, access to traditional foods and affordability of nutritious market foods.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are searching for the accountant from the Whitecap Dakota First Nation who is alleged to be responsible for stealing more than $1 million dollars. Chief Darcy Bear said, “It’s like a blow below the belt, it’s not a good feeling”. Investigators feel the man, a Salvadorian national, may have returned to his native land. Canada has a extradition agreement with El Salvador, but it excludes citizens of El Salvador.
By Jason Warick and Arielle Zerr, The Starphoenix September 19, 2013