The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has issued a, “Reality Check” to the Fraser Institute’s report, Myths and Realities of First Nations Education. They state that poor analysis leads to poor policy prescriptions that will not work for anyone.
According to the report titled Myths and Realities of First Nations Education from the conservative Fraser Institute, more funding for Aboriginal education will not solve the problems associated with it and recommends a “restructuring” of the education system in Canada.
Katrina Clarke August 7, 2014
The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) National Conference will be taking place on September 23-25 at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC.
Recently, the second Mining Matters Mining Rocks Earth Sciences Camp was held for approximately 30 northern Saskatchewan youth, up from the 18 that attended last year. The camp is sponsored by 6 junior mining companies who hope to teach about rocks and minerals plus the geology of Saskatchewan.
By Scott Larson, The Starphoenix August 8, 2014
Recently members of a northeastern Saskatchewan Indian band filed a statement of claim in Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench alleging Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation (FSIN) Chief Perry Bellegarde improperly blocked the band’s membership claim.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is taking, “an easy way out” in regards to his comments surrounding recently enacted First Nations financial transparency legislation. National Chief for the AFN Ghislain Picard, who has also come out against the legislation, described the government’s relationship with First Nations as “a dialogue of the deaf.”
By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Aug 11, 2014
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, recently stated he is in favour of an Ontario Superior Court Justice decision to allow residential school survivors the option of preserving records of their testimony for future generations. “These testimonies serve as the oral history of the survivors and serve as a historical account of their experiences in Indian Residential Schools” he said.
A recent ruling by the Quebec Court of Appeal declared that the provincial government had violated their treaty rights when it decided to set sport caribou hunting levels and dates in Northern Quebec (Nunavik) for the 2011-12 hunting season.
Recently, seven students from the Aboriginal Equipment Heavy Equipment Operator and Class 1A License Pre-Employment Training Program celebrated their graduation. Since it’s inception in 2010, 80% of the graduates have obtained long-term employment in Saskatchewan.
Archaeologists have unearthed an Abenaki fortress built in 1704 at the Odanak reserve in Quebec. It was the only fortress in New France built by French military officers and Abenaki but totally inhabited by an indigenous population.
CBC News Posted: Aug 09, 2014