Alberta Child Intervention Roundtable Panel Has No First Nation Representation

Concern has been expressed by various individuals that Alberta’s roundtable panel, looking into the child intervention system in the province, has no aboriginal representation. According to research from the University of Alberta, First Nations children are six to eight times more likely to be taken into government care than non-aboriginal children.

CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 201

Saskatoon Tribal Council Youth Business Plan Competition

The Saskatoon Tribal Council’s (STC) 3rd Annual Mino-Bimaadiziwin Youth Business Plan Competition is now accepting submissions. Saskatchewan First Nations youth between the ages of 16-35 have until February 21, 2014 to submit a full business plan in order to compete for the prize money funding for business start-ups totalling $11,000. This competition is possible through the generous sponsorship of PotashCorp for the STC Youth Entrepreneurship Program.

Aboriginal Media Stereotyping

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s (CBC) Duncan McCue recently held a panel to explore the role the media plays in creating the elements of the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians. McCue reports that an elder once told him that the only way an Indian would make it on the news is if they were one of the 4Ds: drumming, dancing, drunk or dead.

By Duncan McCue, CBC News Posted: Jan 29, 2014