A recent Edmonton Police Service decision to promote a twice convicted officer to sergeant is drawing protests. Mike Wasylyshen pleaded guilty to two counts of assault regarding an unprovoked attack in 2005 and was also disciplined for tasering a aboriginal teenager 8 times in 2002.
CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2014
The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University is offering a Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Program. This program supports Indigenous women to improve their leadership abilities and enhancing community development.
The AFOA (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) is holding its 15th Anniversary National Conference in Winnipeg, MB on February 17-19, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. This year’s conference theme is “Business Development – Capitalizing on Opportunities that Lead to Self-reliance and Economic Prosperity“.
The Aboriginal Human Resource Council is pleased to host Inclusion Works ’15, Canada’s largest Indigenous workplace inclusion event and recruitment fair. The 7th Annual event takes place May 12-14, 2015 in Toronto, ON.
Although Regina Mayor Michael Fougere identified it as a priority, Aboriginal employment levels have not improved from the 7.7% level a year ago. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has set a target of 15.2%, which is representative of the Aboriginal population in Regina.
On behalf of all of the staff at the Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal), University of Saskatchewan, we hope that all of our readers have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2015.
The Government of Canada is providing $59,700 in funding to the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research to translate 27 books of its early reading program into Michif-language editions with English translations. The funding is being provided through the Aboriginal Languages Initiative.
The Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) which provides equity assistance to Métis owned business in Saskatchewan is looking for interested individuals to submit resumes for consideration for appointment to their Board of Directors. The term length is for three years and appointees will receive an honorarium and expenses for attendance and participation.
Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan (AFCS) is presenting the 2nd Annual Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence Aboriginal Youth Symposium February 16-20, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK. They are accepting applications for 20 Indigenous youth between the ages of 19-29 to participate before January 9, 2015.
The CBC’s Wendy Mesley talks to young Aboriginal leaders Wab Kinew, Wanda Nanibush and Hayden King on the relevancy of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and pressing issues facing all Canadians.