The Aboriginal Financial Officers of Canada (AFOA) and PotashCorp are partnering for the 8th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards, and are now accepting applications. Three Aboriginal Youth from across Canada will be invited to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for four days to attend the ceremony at the AFOA National Conference on February 25-27, 2014.
For the second consecutive year, local Saskatchewan rinks including 14 First Nations communities, have taken advantage of the Community Rink Affordability Grant. The $2,500 per indoor ice surface grant helps communities, non-profits, schools, rink boards and First Nations communities keep their rinks open and running efficiently.
A local magazine that showcases the work of local and international indigenous artists is celebrating its first year. The e-zine, kimiwan is published by a collective of indigenous artists and activists who are in Saskatoon. The first issue was released in December 2012. The ‘zine is, “committed to featuring strong themes and messages from First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists and writers”.
The Starphoenix December 19, 2013
AFOA Canada (Aboriginal Financial Officers of Canada) is hosting a, 2-Day Workshop – Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace workshop – January 29 & 30, 2014 – Saskatoon, SK. This event will provide participants with a broad understanding of creating and maintaining good values and ethics within the Aboriginal workplace.
The 16th Annual Sasktel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence 2014 Gala Evening is taking place on May 23, 2014 at TCU Place Saskatoon, SK. Nominations for the various categories must be emailed or postmarked by April 15, 2014.
The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council is holding the workshop, Conducting Research With Urban Aboriginal Peoples to better equip researchers who work with the Aboriginal community. This event takes place on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, (ON) 16 Spadina Rd., from 9 am. to 4 p.m.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today welcomed the Canadian Chamber of Commerce report, Opportunity Found: Improving the Participation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada’s Workforce. The report sets out recommendations to improve and enhance Aboriginal education, employment and skills development as a means to strengthen the entire Canadian economy.
The chief and several councillors from the Big Island Lake Cree Nation in northwestern Saskatchewan are facing allegations of misuse of funds from their social assistance accounts. No charges have been laid and none of the allegations have been proven in court. The federal government has sent in a team of auditors to conduct a forensic audit.
By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press December 17, 2013
This week the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MN-S) launched the Blue Ribbon campaign which has a goal to educate people in youth suicide prevention. MN-S President Robert Doucette said that recently there were over 40 youth suicides in northern communities.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo issued the following statement recently regarding the response from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt to the National Chief’s open letter of November 25 on First Nations education. “…The Minister has stated that there is an opportunity for dialogue on terms set by the Chiefs. We will make efforts to ensure First Nations are aware of the Minister’s response. We will be carefully reviewing the Minister’s letter and setting out next steps through dialogue with all First Nations.”