A long proposed Inuit University is getting a renewed incentive courtesy of Quebec-based mining company Agnico Eagle which operates a gold mine in Nunavut. The $5 million would be ‘seed money’ to start getting the institution off the drawing board. Canada is the only Arctic nation that doesn’t have a university in its northern region.
By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Posted: May 17, 2015
Recently, more than 180 voters of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation unanimously rejected a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal proposal from Pacific NorthWest ,mostly owned by Malaysia-based oil and gas company, Petronas.
The Canadian Press Posted: May 07, 2015
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will be holding its closing events in Ottawa, ON from May 31-June 3, 2015. All gatherings will be held at the Delta Ottawa unless otherwise indicated.
Professor Tracey Lindberg, a women of Cree-Metis ancestry currently at Athabasca University, is launching her first novel, Birdie. The launch takes place Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The Saskatoon Tribal Council has issued a call for coaches in advance of the 2015 First Nation Summer Games, August 9-15, 2015 being hosted by the Ochapowace First Nation. The deadline for applications is June 10, 2015.
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S), proudly situated on Treaty 6 land and traditional Métis territory, is holding its Graduation Powwow 2015 on May 27, 2015 in the Bowl, University of Saskatchewan Campus starting at 9:45 am.
Recently the Government of Canada announced, through the Urban Partnerships program and the National Association of Friendship Centres, a funding commitment of $2.1 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to 27 organizations in Saskatchewan.
Samuel Schwartz recently donated his collection of 87 pieces of Inuit artwork to his alma mater, the University of Saskatchewan. The collection will be displayed as, “a living display” surrounding the students rather than being housed separately in a museum setting.
By Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix May 11, 2015
In a recent opinion piece for CBC, Saskatoon based writer, Doug Cuthand says that the Harper Government’s Bill C-51 has the potential to apprehend aboriginal rights, activists, and anyone else seen to be in the way of national security. The act’s interpretation states that it applies to any activity that “undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of Canada or the lives or the security of the people of Canada.”
CBC News Posted: May 06, 2015
A mixed-race couple on the Kahnawake reserve have been driven out after protesters gathered outside their residence demanding that they leave. There are conflicting reports regarding the basis of the demands, with some stating it is because of his criminal past, while others state it is because he is not native. In 1981 the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake voted in a policy banning non-native residency on the reserve located south of Montreal, PQ.
CBC News Posted: May 18, 2015