North American Indigenous Games CEO Fired

The CEO of the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) has been fired. Glen Pratt was terminated after the Games board of directors received the results of an independent harassment report performed by a Regina human resources firm. The investigation stemmed from allegations of harassment against Pratt by three women employed by the Games. The NAIG are being held July 20-27 in Regina, SK.

Why Aboriginal Audits Miss the Real Problem

Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard recently wrote a piece asserting that there is an entrenched status quo of dependency culture that benefits an industry of lawyers, consultants and other professionals. They state that if governments were to accept their responsibilities for providing adequate health, education and housing, it would start the corrective process.

The Globe and Mail, Apr. 09 2014,

Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan Extends Aboriginal Bursary Program

The Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan (CIC) has renewed funding for its Aboriginal Bursary Program for five years, starting in fall 2014. The program is available to aboriginal students at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), and Lakeland College.  The program grants up to 85 renewable $5,000 bursaries a year, depending on the number of applicants.