Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has officially apologized to Ontario’s First Nations peoples for past government policies and practices. She also announced that the province will invest more than $250M for new initiatives.
CBC News Posted: May 30, 2016
Members of the Lennox Island First Nation located off the northwest shore of Prince Edward Island have first hand knowledge on the effects climate change. Coastal erosion caused by rising sea levels has reduced the land area by 20% in less than 150 years.
Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press May 17, 2016
Saskatchewan Cree-Metis writer Lisa Bird-Wilson will be reading and signing copies of her debut poetry collection which reflects on the residential school system. This event takes place at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril has spent eight years working on her documentary, “Angry Inuk” which asserts that animal rights anti-sealing campaigns have backfired. She recently spoke on CBC’s, “The Current” with Anna Maria Tremonti.
A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that the poverty rate for First Nations children on reserves is at 60% triple that of all children in Canada. Provincially Saskatchewan has the second worst on reserve child poverty rate at 69% with the rates in Regina and Saskatoon at 41% and 39% respectively. Toronto has the lowest child poverty rate among cities at 19%.
Kristy Kirkup The Canadian Press May 17, 2016
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) will be holding their Spring Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26 at the Dekker Centre, 623 Carlton Trail, North Battleford, SK.
The University of Saskatchewan will be hosting its Graduation Powwow on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with events starting at 10 am at the University of Saskatchewan campus.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is holding their annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Clublinks’ Club de Golf Hautes Plaines in Gatineau, Quebec. The AFN is also seeking a variety of sponsors for the Golf Day.
The University of Cape Breton recently launched a new textbook discussing the Indigenous economy in Canada. “Indigenous Business in Canada: Principles and Practices” came out of a series of national roundtable discussions with Indigenous university students.
By Peggy MacDonald, CBC News Posted: May 17, 2016
Artists and activists Hayden King and Susan Blight have created a project called Ogimaa Mikana which provided stickers of Ojibway translations of Toronto street names. In the latest version they’ve rented a billboard that has text in Anishinaabemowin — the Ojibway language.