The Saskatchewan Rush will be holding a First Nations Night on Saturday, March 12, 2012 at SaskTel Centre. The Thompson brothers; Jeremy Thompson of the Rush and Miles and Lyle Thompson of the Georgia Swarm will be featured as well. For tickets call: 1-306-978-7874 or visit saskrush.com
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently announced the strategy “Walking Together” that will invest $100 million over the next three years to end violence against Indigenous women. The program will include support for children, youth and families, new police training as well as a public education campaign.
By Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 23, 2016
To mark UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued a statement reminding us of the following facts regarding Indigenous languages, “Forty years ago, there were 6,000 languages spoken on the planet. Now, half of those languages are gone and are no longer being whispered into the ears of children. On Turtle Island, of the 300 Indigenous languages that were originally spoken only 30 are now spoken by children…”.
Jo-Ann Episkenew, an educator and leading community figure in Regina at the University of Regina’s Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, has died at 63. There was no immediate information on the cause of death, funeral arrangements are pending.
CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2016
The City of Saskatoon’s Urban Aboriginal Leadership Program is an umbrella for a variety of courses and programs that instruct leadership skills in Saskatoon. Course offerings include: Aboriginal Lifeguard Program, Aboriginal Fitness Certification Program and several others. For more information call 306-975-7813 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) will be hosting the Sixth National Conference in Vancouver, BC November 15-17, 2016. They are issuing a call for workshop presentations. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, April 8, 2016 for consideration.
The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) will be holding it’s 12th annual Diversity Procurement Fair on April 12 & 13, 2016 in Toronto, ON. Early bird registration rates apply until February 28.
The Millbrook First Nation, a Mi’kmaq band in Nova Scotia has plans to redevelop a community on the site of a Mi’kmaq village that was destroyed by the Halifax Explosion 99 years ago. The 3.9 hectare site will soon be declared reserve land as part of an outstanding Mi’kmaq claim.
The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 15, 2016