Book Launch: The Lost Children: A Nation’s Shame

Dr. Jacqueline Marie Maurice will be launching her book, “The Lost Children: A Nation’s Shame” on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E. at 7:00 pm. Her book reveals her experiences that she suffered while in foster care. Jacqueline Marie Maurice is part time Community Faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor¬†in Aboriginal Health & Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

Supreme Court of Canada Agrees To Hear Off-Reserve Aboriginal Rights Case

On Thursday November 20, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear appeals from parties arguing from both sides of the case regarding whether Canadian Metis and non-status Indian have the same rights as First Nation and Inuit peoples. The case was heard in the Federal Court last year which ruled that Metis and non-status Indians should be recognized as “Indians” under the Constitution. The Harper Government is appealing that decision.

By Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 20, 2014

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Montreal Lake Cree Nation Obtains Rare Treaty Document

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation was recently able to acquire their copy of an 1889 treaty document signed between the Crown and two Saskatchewan First Nations once collectively known as the Green Lake Indians. The three page adhesion to Treaty 6 has been permanently loaned by the Montreal Lake Cree Nation to the University of Saskatchewan where it is held at the Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit.

By Evan Radford, The Starphoenix November 15, 2014