Recently, as part of their Northern Ontario Initiative, Journalists for Human Rights produced a story on the continuing housing crisis written by Richard Spence, a resident of Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario near the shores of James Bay.
By Richard Spence, CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2013
Recently, to mark the first anniversary of the, ‘Idle No More’ movement a flash mob dance broke out at the Midtown Plaza in downtown Saskatoon.
CBC News Posted: Dec 11, 2013
The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Canada is holding their 2014 National Conference on February 25-27, 2014. The event will take place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.
Assembly of First Nations Nation Chief Shawn Atleo urged chiefs to remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela. In a video recorded before he left for South Africa to attend Mandela’s memorial service Atleo said, “We lost an incredible, courageous and inspirational indigenous hero last week, Madiba, as he was known to his peoples”
By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Dec 10, 2013
A new diabetes study conducted by University of Saskatchewan researcher, Dr. Roland Dyck, found that early treatment significantly reduces end stage kidney failure. Other findings indicate poverty is one of the factors contributing to the early onset of the disease.
Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River Member of Parliament Rob Clarke recently announced a investment of $51,908 from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for renovations to the Birch Narrows First Nation Community Centre. Birch Narrows Dene Nation is located near the community of Buffalo Narrows in northwestern Saskatchewan.
Prime Minister Stephan Harper’s special envoy on West Coast energy issues says in a report issued on December 5 that the federal government needs to engage more in good faith dialogue with aboriginal groups. Doug Eyford’s 53 page report, “Forging Partnerships, Building Relationships” contains dozens of recommendations aimed at promoting what he called a “principled dialogue” about resource development with aboriginal communities.
By Chris Hall, CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2013
The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN) is passing along Day Scholar information to all residential schools survivors regarding possible legal options. Day School students (students who attended but did not live at the schools) have been left out of the Independent Assessment Process implemented from the National Residential School Settlement Agreement.
Yesterday, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Shawn Atleo appeared before the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women which was established to seek positive outcomes to the origins of violence directed at Indigenous females.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo commented recently on the 40th Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator. One of the findings was that Aboriginal people are still vastly over-represented in the federal inmate system.