Big River First Nation Triples Voter Turnout

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

27th Annual Michael Keenan Memorial Lecture, Reconsidering Reconciliation

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.

U of S Researchers Launch Indigenous Mental Health Hub

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