Record 10 Indigenous MPs Elected to the House of Commons

Results from Monday’s election have seen 10 Indigenous MPs elected, the most ever to the House of Commons. Among the notable winners of the 8 Liberal and 2 NDP were Jody Wilson-Raybould, a regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations who took Vancouver-Granville and former Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert Falcon-Quellette who took Winnipeg Centre.

By Tim Fontaine, CBC News Posted: Oct 20, 2015

The Son of Two Mothers

Robert Doucette, who was apprehended at the age of 4 months by the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services during the Sixties Scoop will be having a fireside chat with his mother Dianne Ludwig (nee-McKay) on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:20 am in the Main Lounge, St. Andrews College, University of Saskatchewan. Robert was in the care of the Department of Social Services for 18 years and met his mother again at the age of 20.

Aboriginal Jobless Numbers Increase in Saskatchewan

The latest jobless figures show the unemployment rate for Saskatchewan Aboriginals has risen from 11.0% in September 2014 to 13.7% in September 2015. The overall provincial unemployment rate is 5.1%, the lowest in the country. The First Nation unemployment rate is 21.3%, while Métis unemployment is at 8.8%. The opposition NDP says they will raise the issue when the Saskatchewan Legislature opens on Tuesday, October 13.

Rock The Vote Targets Low Election Turnout In First Nations Communities

Deanna Carpenter, a young resident of the Whitedog reserve in northwestern Ontario, wasn’t discouraged by the, “no address found” message she found after checking to see if she was registered to vote in the Federal Election on October 19. Most First Nations don’t have street addresses that are recognized by Elections Canada. With the help of others she’s held, “Rock the Vote” registration clinics that have also caught on in other First Nations communities.

By Adrienne Arsenault, CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2015