University of Saskatchewan’s fall 2015 numbers show that 2,236 students self-declared as Aboriginal, almost 11% of the student population. This represents a new record high level, but less than the 15% Aboriginal portion of the overall population of the province.
The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 21, 2015
Numbers from the October 19 federal election indicated that voters at Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan cast 625 ballots, triple the number compared with the 2011 election. Factors credited with this increase include social media, a local candidate, and a first time on reserve polling station. In 2011, voters had to travel to Debden, 19 kilometres away to cast their ballot.
By Betty Ann Adam, The Sta Rphoenix October 21, 2015
The 27th Michael Keenan Memorial Lecture, honouring the achievement of STM’s first Dean will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Maria Campbell will present “Reconsidering Reconciliation”. This event takes place at the Father O’Donnell Auditorium, St. Thomas More College, 1437 College Dr., University of Saskatchewan, free admission, reception to follow.
The First Peoples-First Person Indigenous Hub is intended to partner with Indigenous peoples of Canada to realize improvements in mental health. The Hub which launched Wednesday, October 21 is part of the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN), a pan-Canadian network with the mission to create and share knowledge that can lead to improved patient outcomes.
By Jonathan Charlton, The StarPhoenix
Saskatoon StarPhoenix columnist Doug Cuthand recently wrote a piece commenting on the upcoming Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) election taking place at the FSIN Fall Legislative Assembly on October 28 and 29, 2015 in Saskatoon.
The Starphoenix October 23, 2015
Mawe Wicihitowin – Aboriginal Engagement Conference will provide non-Aboriginal organizations with the tools to help engage the Aboriginal community as employees and volunteers. This conference takes place November 17-18, 2015 at TCU Place 35-22nd St. E., Saskatoon, SK with registration deadline November 2, 2015.
John Lagimodiere, publisher/editor of Eagle Feather News recently offered his views on the Aboriginal issues in the recent Federal Election and new Liberal majority government under Justin Trudeau
By John Lagimodiere, for CBC News Posted: Oct 20, 2015
There are three separate Aboriginal theatre scholarships available with two deadlines for each of the three scholarships, November 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016.
Adam Garnet Jones, a Calgary born Cree-Métis filmmaker, had his latest film, Fire Song debut recently at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film deals with two-spirited people who are forced to choose between staying in their community or exploring the outside world.
Canadian Press Monday, September 14, 2015
A recent story by CBC says that over 92% (65 out of 70) of Saskatchewan First Nations have had at least one drinking water advisory since 2004, well above the Canadian average. Health Canada had no comment on the data and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development declined an interview request.
By Roxanna Woloshyn, CBC News Posted: Oct 15, 2015