New figures from Statistics Canada reveal that in addition to over 70% of off reserve First Nations people having a high school diploma, some common characteristics could be found for success factors for those completing high school.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo recently released an open letter addressed to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Bernard Valcourt. The letter addresses the challenges facing our responsibilities regarding Aboriginal Education in Canada.
Robert Alexander Innes, a Plains Cree member of Cowessess First Nation and a Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan is launching his book, Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation. The launch will take place on Thursday November 28th at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
Ernie Louttit will be appearing at McNally Robinson Books located at 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK to launch his new book, Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership on Wednesday November 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Louttit served 26 years with the Saskatoon Police Service on the city’s west side, an area with a disproportionate amount of challenges.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has posted an appeal to the public for their assistance in locating another missing Aboriginal woman. Jodi Roberts was last seen on October 31, 2013 in the La Ronge, SK area.
During a discussion of the Federal Members of Parliament regarding proposed legislation for First Nations’ elections, a reference was made to the current situation in Toronto involving Mayor Rob Ford. The proposed bill would allow the Aboriginal Affairs minister to intervene in long drawn-out leadership disputes that impact the community’s governance. Not all First Nations leaders are in favor of such powers residing with the Minister.
The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 19, 2013
Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation for the missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada and the United States, is on display at the First Nations University Art Gallery from November 25 to December 13, 2013, Regina, SK. An opening ceremony and feast will take place on November 25, 5-9 pm.
A few days ago, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announced that the Federal Government is establishing a, “single window” for bands to obtain government funding when they need disaster assistance. This will enable claims to bypass several layers of processing and allow aid to flow more quickly to those in need.
A webinar will be held on November 27, 2013 (French, 10:30 am EST; English, 1:30 pm EST) on how to write a proposal for the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) offered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
Max FineDay, a fourth-year political science student at the University of Saskatchewan, was featured recently in a article in the New York Times. He discussed the challenges that Aboriginal students like himself face and how he feels being elected as the first indigenous president of the University of Saskatchewan Students Union (USSU).