The Saskatchewan Indigenous Council on HIV and AIDS has announced that it will soon release a provincial HIV/AIDS strategy. The release is scheduled for December 1 at a Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Event marking World AIDS Day.
By Ashley Martin, The Starphoenix November 15, 2014
First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) has completed a pilot project of delivering course offerings in a Saskatchewan First Nation. The 10 month program at Piapot First Nation was evaluated and was found to be successful and will be continued with minor modifications.
By Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post November 7, 2014
Neal Mcleod, poet, scholar and editor, will be launching his new book, Indigenous Poetics in Canada on Saturday November 27, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Oskayak High School, 919 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, SK. This is presented by the University of Saskatchewan’s Visiting Lecture Fund.
Former NHL player and trauma victim, Theo Fleury, has joined with therapist Kim Barthel to create a book on overcoming trauma and abuse. He will be speaking on and signing, Conversations With a Rattlesnake on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity through the U of S Visiting Lecturer Fund, is presenting Neal McLeod (Cree) and Geir Tore Holm (Sami). This event takes place on Wednesday November 26, 2014, 12:30-1:30 pm at Arts 100, Arts Building, U of S Campus.
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.
A First Nations man is calling for a meeting with Scott Bullerwell, lead pastor at Immanuel Pentecostal Church in Winnipeg after it was discovered that a smudging ceremony would not be allowed to take place during a benefit concert. Bullerwell said, “…there’s little affinity between native spirituality and Christianity.”
CBC News Posted: Nov 16, 2014
Stronger Than Stone: (Re)Inventing the Indigenous Monument is an symposium on monuments from an Indigenous perspective. This event will be taking place on Sunday November 23 and Monday November 24, 2014 at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, SK.
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
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