The Government of Saskatchewan recently released its 2015-16 Provincial Budget and has committed to maintaining support for existing First Nation and Métis programs with a modest increase in funding for Adult Basic Education and Provincial Training Allowance programs.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting a Mental Wellness Policy Forum on March 25-26, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB. The theme of the event is “Hope, Meaning, Belonging and Purpose”.
The Government of Canada recently announced that the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) has received $114,150 to increase employment opportunities in the waste management sector. In addition, the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is receiving $88,264 to increase Aboriginal employment in the health care sector to 10 per cent.
Brad Trost, MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt, recently announced $537,990 in Government of Canada funding over a two-year period for the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Community Justice, Extra-judicial Measures, and Opikinawasowin Reintegration programs. The funding will allow the STC to aid youth in comprehending and complying with extra-judicial measures, and aid the family rebuilding process.
The Indigenous Peoples Education, Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta is hosting, 5th Indigenous Scholars Conference: Mobilizing Indigenous Epistemologies on March 25, 26, and 27, 2015 at the Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Recently, the Government of Canada announced funding in the amount of $641,860 for the Kainai Peacemaking Program. This program strives to restore personal, family and community relationships by employing traditional Kainai peacemaking practices such as mediation and conflict resolution.
Dr. Sharon L. Acoose, (Ph.D.) Associate Professor of Indigenous Social Work at First Nations University of Canada, is launching her book, An Arrow In My Heart: A First Nation Women’s Account of Survival from the Streets to the Height of Academia. The launch will take place on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
If you are between the ages of 11 and 29, Aboriginal Arts & Stories wants you to display your creativity and explore your heritage. Several prizes are available with cash awards up to $2,000. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. For more information call 1-866-701-1867 or: www.our-story.ca
Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, will be speaking about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Saskatoon on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This event takes place at the Saskatoon Farmers Market located at 19th St. & Ave. B. South.