Atiatalaaq Uuttuvak from Pond Inlet, NU or ‘Q’ as he’s known in the hockey world, won gold recently at the Warrior Elite Series Europe tournament in the Czech Republic. Already drawing comparisons at age 9 to New Jersey Devils forward Jordan Tootoo ‘Q’ has been invited back to play tournaments in Norway and Sweden next summer.
By Nick Murray, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2015
A recent study by the Globe and Mail on carding contacted 21 police departments across Canada revealing that the practice is common, unregulated and data gathered if often kept indefinitely. The Saskatoon Police Service were found to have the highest report rate of the practice. Several police departments, including Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg refused to disclose carding figures.
Kristy Hoffman, Patrick White and Danielle Webb The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
The Assembly of First Nations has created some web pages to assist First Nations voters trying to overcome the new regulations of the The Fair Elections Act which can make it more difficult for some First Nations voters to establish their identity and eligibility to vote. This information is intended to be non-partisan and is offered as information to assist in the voting process.
A new report from Statistics Canada shows that First Nations adults have more than twice the risk of dying under the age of 75 from avoidable causes. Researchers looked at 15 years of data involving 61,000 First Nations and 2.5 million non-indigenous Canadians between the ages of 25 to 74.
CBC News Posted: Aug 19, 2015
This year the Potash Corp Wanuskewin Days Cultural Celebration and Powwow is taking place on August 26 and 27, 2015. Grand entry takes place on both days at 1:00 and 7:00 pm. This year’s theme will be focusing on a more traditional powwow that spotlights ceremony and tradition.
Members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s Autausiq Inuktut Titirausiq Task Group will host a Summit on the Unification of the Inuit Language Writing System at Iqaluit’s Parish Hall August 25-26.
A recent report in the Globe and Mail chronicled how a 5 year old boy on an Ontario reserve died from strep throat, a disease rarely fatal anywhere else in Canada. A recent report from Canada’s Auditor General discusses some of the reasons.
Gloria Galloway The Globe and Mail Aug. 20, 2015
The First Nations Health Managers Association is offering Intensive Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy in Ottawa, ON from September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015. This is the second of five courses in the First Nations Health Manager Program leading to the Certified First Nations Health Managers (CFNHM) professional designation.
Recently renovations in Montreal’s Cabot Square created a spot for an aboriginal-run café. Café Roundhouse is for now only hiring aboriginal people who are overrepresented in Montreal’s homeless and unemployed population.
By Michelle Pucci, Montreal Gazette, Montreal Gazette August 18, 2015
When Constable J.P. Gauthier was asked to dance to honour the elders in attendance at the Waterhen First Nation he accepted. After he danced, people approached him to offer compliments and share stories. Originally from Montreal he now says, “This is where I live now. This is my home.”
CBC News Posted: Aug 11, 2015