There will be three candidates for the Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) which will be held in October in Saskatoon. The candidates are Helen Ben, former tribal chief of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Bobby Cameron, current FSIN vice-chief, and Leo Omani, Chief of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation.
CBC News Posted: Sep 29, 2015
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening an Open Forum on the 2015 Federal Election. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Clyde Resort, Meeting Room Enoch C/D at 300 East Lapotac Boulevard, Enoch, Alberta, T7X 3X3.
Members of the Saskatchewan Métis community met for a general assembly this past weekend in Saskatoon to try to resolve the stalemate that has affected operations at the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS). The move comes after a Queen’s Bench judge in April of this year ordered the MNS to hold a legislative assembly by June 19.
CBC News Posted: Sep 26, 2015
Kanesatake artist and activist Ellen Gabriel, has added her name to Naomi Klein’s Leap Manifesto which calls for urgent action regarding Canada’s position on the environment, economy and human rights. She recently spoke with CBC on these issues and why she is considering voting under duress to oust Stephen Harper.
CBC News Posted: Sep 16, 2015
Wild rice producers are in the process of harvesting what is projected to be the largest crop in the province’s history. The hot, dry weather earlier in the summer is credited with this spike in yields. Northern Saskatchewan provides most of Canada’s wild rice crop, and the industry employs First Nations people almost exclusively.
Hayden King, an Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing in Huronia, Ontario currently serves as Director for the Centre of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto. He recently presented some reasons why he feels that, with more than 40 First Nation, Métis and Inuit candidates running in the upcoming federal election there will be an increase in First Nation voter participation.
By Hayden King, for CBC News Posted: Aug 21, 2015
A recent opinion piece, written by Don Marks for CBC News, advanced several theories why First Nations people in Canada are believed to have a lower voter participation rate compared with non-Aboriginal Canadians. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) claim that the First Nations vote could impact on the outcome in at least 51 ridings and could make a difference in whether there’s a majority or minority government.
By Don Marks, for CBC News Posted: Aug 12, 2015
A recent submission on the Canadian Bar Association website comments on the exclusionary status of Métis people in Alberta with regards to provincially regulated energy projects. Alberta is home to the largest Métis population in Canada, almost 100,000 people, and is the only province with a Métis land base entrenched in provincial statute.
The College of Arts & Science’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC) at the University of Saskatchewan is hosting a free public lecture by Wab Kinew. His presentation, The Reason You Walk will take place Monday, September 21, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts Building (Arts 241) University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.
The FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indians Nations) Election Assembly has been scheduled for October 28 & 29, 2015 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK. The declaration day deadline for candidates is 12:00 noon on Monday, September 28, 2015 with nomination day being Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and election day is Thursday, October 29, 2015.