The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding its 2015 Golf Tournament on May 25, 2015 at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Cumberland, ON. This event is intended to raise funds for Youth, Elder’s and Women’s Councils and many other advocacy efforts.
Arthur Manuel will be launching his new book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK. Arthur is the son of George Manuel, who served as president of the National Indian Brotherhood and founded the World Council of Indigenous Peoples in the 1970s.
Whitecap Dakota First Nation, located 26 kilometres south of Saskatoon, broke ground recently on a new $2 million childcare centre located adjacent to Whitecap Dakota Elementary School. Scheduled to open in 2016 the centre will offer 56 spots for First Nations residents as well as off-reserve parents who work on the reserve.
By Janet French, The StarPhoenix May 5, 2015
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, and the Elizabeth Fry Societies present, A Canadian Crisis: The Criminalization & Imprisonment of Indigenous Women & Those With Disabling Mental Issues. This conference takes place May 21 & 22, 2015 on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Section is presenting its 2015 National Aboriginal Law Conference. This year’s theme is: Building Indigenous Economies: Aboriginal Economic Development in Canada. This conference takes place June 11 & 12, 2015 at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Membertou, NS.
The Saskatchewan Writers Guild presents, Drew Hayden Taylor on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, 914 20th St. W., Saskatoon, SK. He will be reading from, “Me Artsy”, a collection of essays witch explore the role of art in First Nations communities.
In Ontario, this June will mark the first time that the province will select people for a coroner’s inquest from a list that includes First Nations volunteers. This change is in response to a finding that the province’s previous method of selecting coroner’s jurors was found to discriminate against First Nations people living on reserve.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: May 05, 2015
A report from the CBC chronicles the abuse suffered by elders in Fort Providence, N.W.T. when their monthly pension cheques arrive. Young people, mostly relatives prey on the residents of a seniors facility until the money runs out.
By Erin Brohman, CBC News Posted: May 04, 2015