Last week British Columbia Premier Christy Clark apologized for the hangings of six chiefs 150 years ago. The chiefs were called to what they thought were peace talks to end the Chilocan War but were hanged instead. First Nations leaders say the apology is as important as a recent Supreme Court of Canada victory.
CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2014
Recently, the CBC reported that Yukon College has announced the first made-in Yukon degree and post-graduate certificate. Starting in 2017, the college will offer a three-year Bachelor of Policy Studies in Indigenous Governance and a one-year post-graduate certificate in Climate Change and Public Policy.
CBC News Posted: Oct 14, 2014
The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN) will be holding their 2014 FSIN Powwow, October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK. For more information contact the FSIN at (306) 665-1215 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A special lecture by Christi Belcourt on the commemorative art for missing and murdered Indigenous women will take place on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 pm at the Education Student Lounge, Room 1005, Education Building, (1st Floor).
Dwight G. Newman, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Saskatchewan, is launching his book, Revisiting the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples. The launch takes place Monday October 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The Yellow Quill First Nation recently announced plans to construct an office building in downtown Saskatoon, SK. The projected development is to be 6 or 7 stories and is currently in the marketing and promotion stage with the First Nations Bank of Canada already signed on to be the first confirmed tenant.
By Scott Larson, The Starphoenix October 16, 2014
The City of Saskatoon’s Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an event on Saturday October 25, 2014 at Prairieland Park, Terrace Room starting with cocktails at 5:30 pm.
Recently, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt announced an investment that will support increased jobs and development opportunities for Aboriginal people living in Calgary. The Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative will receive $355,000 to improve program capacity resulting in increased Aboriginal employment participation levels.
The Assembly of First Nations has released information surrounding the upcoming election for National Chief. The election takes place on Wednesday December 10, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB.
The 15th Annual imagineNATIVE Film Festival is taking place October 22-26, 2014 at various locations in Toronto, ON. Videos from over a dozen countries will be screened.