Recently, five Te’mexw member First Nations signed an Agreement-in-Principle with the Governments of Canada and British Columbia. The document contains 27 chapters encompassing issues such as governance, taxation and lands.
April 9, 2015 – Victoria, British Columbia – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Recently, the Government of Saskatchewan announced funding in the amount of $7.2 million to assist the Native Co-ordinating Council and other organizations in Northern Saskatchewan to support families at risk.
An Ecumenical response to missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been planned for Saskatoon. This event, Voices of Our Sisters: Standing Together in Hope takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Mayfair United Church, 902-33rd St. W., Saskatoon, SK starting at 8:00 am with a traditional pipe ceremony.
At a recent Winnipeg Jets-Chicago Blackhawk hockey game in Winnipeg, several fans were surprised to observe a fan in the stands wearing a feathered headdress. Some people managed to find the individual between periods and discovered that he was First Nations and was talked into wearing it as a joke.
By Jordan Wheeler, for CBC News Posted: Mar 31, 2015
Catholic Family Services Saskatoon is presenting Dr. Martin Brokenleg, co-founder of the Circle of Courage with his talk, Reaching Deeper: Touching the Inner World of Children. This event takes place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Ave., Saskatoon, SK.
The 2015 Stepping Stones Career Fair is taking place on Wednesday May 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Credit Union Eventplex, Evraz Place in Regina, SK. The Fair’s mission is to provide First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth with the tools to examine career paths and also encourage educational goals.
The Katlodeeche First Nation recently completed and celebrated the grand opening of their wilderness lodge in Sandy Creek, Hay River, Northwest Territories. The facility will serve as a meeting place for nearby communities and enhance the tourism potential of the area. The Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories jointly committed $1.027 million under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, part of the 2007 Building Canada Plan.
The 6th World Indigenous Business Forum hosted by Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc., will be taking place October 27-29, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s theme is Connect. Share. Inspire.
Ray Fox of North Battleford, SK is one of eight recipients of the 2014 edition of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. Ray Fox, among many other activities, is in his fourth term as City Councilor for the City of North Battleford as well as serving many other community organizations. (For Ray Fox’s biography, scroll down to page 4 on the SVM Bios) The Lieutenant Governor will present the medals to the newest eight recipients in April in Regina.
Southend, SK, a Cree community 600 kilometers north of Saskatoon, is without air ambulance service due to Aboriginal Affairs Canada’s refusal to fund an airstrip in the community. Due to hilly and rocky geography the only suitable location for an airstrip would have to be located off reserve which would leave it ineligible for funding.
By Bonnie Allen, CBC News Posted: Mar 25, 2015