Sam McKegney will be launching his new book, Masculindians: Conversations About Indigenous Manhood, at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK. The launch takes place on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:00pm.
According to a recent report by the Auditor General of Canada, only 63% of children in the care of the Yukon government received medical exams and only half got dental examinations.
CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2014
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is presenting, Specific Claims Gathering: First Nations Discussion Forum. The discussion is to be focused on providing information on how Canada’s Specific Claims process is operating and to gain a improved understanding of the impact of specific claims decisions. This event will take place March 4, 2014 in Vancouver, BC at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.
Marcel Petit, a local documentary film-maker and photographer will be appearing with Jordan Wheeler, writer of fiction and television projects such as Arctic Air, at a Aboriginal Storytelling Month Event. This event takes place Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241), University of Saskatchewan.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is presenting, National First Nations Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Strategy Forum: “Taking Action to Mobilize Change”. This event takes place on March 19 and 20, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is requesting a judicial review of the Harper government’s reworked plan for aboriginal education. The original plan to reform First Nations education in Canada faced negative feedback from aboriginals who balked at proposals.
By Canadian Press, CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2014
This week Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development announced funding to enhance Aboriginal employment in the resource sector. The Government of Canada will provide over $6.1 million to the Pacific Trail Pipelines Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership Training Society to train 780 Aboriginal people in British Columbia. This program will allow graduates to gain skills for employment as welders, electricians and pipefitters.
Jordan Wheeler, screenwriter for “Arctic Air” and Aboriginal youth fiction author will be the presenter at Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling 2014. This event will take place Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 at Arts 241 / Neatby-Timlin Theatre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.
Recently Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced $2,389,319.00 in federal funding over five years for Project Journey, a crime prevention project that will help Aboriginal youth in Pikangikum First Nation. The project will assist 75 to 100 youth aged 6 to 18 annually in activities designed to decrease incidents of crime and increase improved social outcomes.
Captain Aaron Noble will be awarded a Service Medal for his role in a mission near Igloolik in 2011.
CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2014