On Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, met with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and several Saskatchewan chiefs. Edmund Bellegarde, tribal chairman and president at File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, said actions speak louder than words, “The very action of the prime minister coming here meeting with our leaders and our elders. He didn’t talk. He listened. “This is action. This is a respect. This is history in the making.”
CBC News Posted: Apr 26, 2016
The 2nd Annual International Indigenous Early Childhood Development Gathering will be taking place July 18-22, 2016 at the Songhees Wellness Centre, 1100 Admirals Rd., Victoria, BC. Early bird registration rates are in effect until May 1, 2016
Yesterday, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, made a statement regarding the Government of Canada’s Budget 2016 and Indigenous issues. She stated that by 2020-21 total funding for Indigenous programs will be 22 per cent above what would have been provided under the previous two per cent funding cap.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Saskatchewan today visiting people from the File Hills-Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and chiefs and council members from the Treaty 4 area.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is holding it’s 37th Annual General Assembly July 12-14, 2016 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre on the Treaty Territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Wanuskewin Galleries are presenting an art opening with Barry Ace, Patricia Ningewance and Priscilla Settee at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 2-5pm.
Recently, during a sweat lodge ceremony on farmland owned by the Yellow Quill First Nation just north of Saskatoon wind blew some embers on some nearby grass and started a fire. The Rural Municipality (RM) of Corman Park, said that it will pass the bill for fighting the fire to the Yellow Grass First Nation.
Jason Warick, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, April 16, 2016
A group of University of Saskatchewan students is heading north again to the Buffalo Narrows, SK area to assist in building raised garden beds and to deliver education on healthy, sustainable food. Last year’s gardens in Beauval, SK produced seasonal produce from July to September plus enough potatoes to feed five families for a year.
CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2016
Aboriginal leaders in the Northwest Territories are upset with a court ruling that lets Catholic groups off the hook from fundraising for healing programs for former residential school students.
By Hilary Bird, CBC News Posted: Apr 19, 2016
Recently, the Governments of Yukon, Canada and several Yukon First Nations groups have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards addressing First Nations concerns regarding changes to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act (YESAA).