Tamara Murdock, 21 from the Fisher River Cree Nation recently shared her Child and Family Services experiences with Alana Cole from CBC News. She decided to share her story following the death of Tina Fontaine, whose body was recently discovered in the Red River.
By Alana Cole, CBC News Posted: Sep 29, 2014
Recently, the Government of Canada announced a package of funding for infrastructure projects in British Columbia. One of the projects allowed the Tl’azt’en First Nation to make infrastructure improvements to their water plant and community hall.
Recently former Prime Minister Paul Martin appeared at a University of Saskatchewan conference on aboriginal education. He was interviewed regarding aboriginal concerns for the CBC-TV series, 8th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada and the Way Forward.
By Jennifer Clibbon, CBC News Sep 18, 2014
Recently the Government of Canada announced that the Lii Michif Optipemisiwak Family and Community Services Society will receive a total of $60,908 to fund two Michif language and culture programs. The projects will be funded through Canadian Heritage’s Aboriginal Peoples Program (APP).
As part of the Fall 2014 Exhibition Series the Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan are pleased to offer the following artists showcasing their works: Ursula Johnson, Vikky Alexander, Allyson Clay, Chris Cran, Paul Fournier, Angela Grossmann, Mary Longman, Jayce Salloum, Tony Scherman, Douglas Walker, Duane Linklater and many others.
Approximately 400, of the 2,500 people working at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site in Labrador, are from various aboriginal groups across the province. Workers credit employment preparation programs such as the Labrador Aboriginal Training and Partnership with assisting in securing employment.
CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2014
The University of Saskatchewan, Department of Native Studies, presents Chris Andersen discussing Métis Cowboys and Gendered Relations of Domesticity. This presentation will take place on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Kirk Hall, Room 145, University of Saskatchewan.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are conducting an investigation into alleged defamatory comments posted on social media by one of its members. The alleged comments were posted to a Facebook account in regards to a shooting at the Sucker River First Nation. In the comments, an officer is alleged to have said, “all drunk uneducated animals shooting at each other.”
Joel Willick, 18 September 2014, MBC Radio
A DJ group, A Tribe Called Red has withdrawn from performing Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) opening festivities in Winnipeg, MB over concerns regarding museum portrayal of aboriginal issues. The Museum has extended an invitation to the group to tour CMHR to judge for themselves the exhibit content devoted to Indigenous issues.
CBC News Posted: Sep 18, 2014
Regina City Council is considering what options to pursue regarding the cemetery located at the site of the former Regina Indian Industrial School. It appears though that heritage protection is not being actively considered.
CBC News Posted: Sep 08, 2014