Tri Partnership Celebrates Aboriginal Fitness Achievement

There will be a ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 1 to 2 pm at the Gordon Oakes Student Centre to recognize the success of Aboriginal students’ completion of the Aboriginal Fitness Preparatory Program. Fitness 2J2 facilitated the pre-theory portion of the program and students attended fitness classes at City of Saskatoon Leisure Centres to experience class options and teaching methods.

Manitoba First Nations To Build 30 Mould Resistant Homes

The Misipawistik Cree Nation (MCN) located near Grand Rapids, MB is purchasing 30 new mould and fire resistant homes designed by noted architect Douglas Cardinal. Mould in houses is a huge issue in the community because the Saskatchewan River never freezes due to 25 M drop in less than 5 km. The prefabricated houses are easily shipped to remote communities and can be put up with minimal training.

By Laura Glowacki, CBC News Posted: May 11, 2016

Saskatoon Aboriginal Professionals Association’s Breakfast Bites

Due to the success of previous events, the Saskatoon Aboriginal Professionals Association (SAPA) is offering a bonus ‘Breakfast Bites’ event. “Creating a Path to Success Through Business Innovation & Leadership” will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 7:30 am to 8:45 AM at MNP Head Office, 119-4th Ave S, Suite 800, Saskatoon, SK. Saskatoon. Tribal Council’s Chief Felix Thomas will be the speaker.

First Nations Leaders Want To Revisit Residential Schools Agreement

The executive committee of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be asked this week to consider whether the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement should be reviewed, rewritten or replaced. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said she does not believe that would be in the best interests of anyone, including survivors.

GLORIA GALLOWAY The Globe and Mail May 09, 2016

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Canada Removing Objector Status To UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

The Government of Canada has announced that it will remove its permanent objector status to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said on Monday, May 9. More than 140 nations passed the declaration in 2007, but Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper initially opposed it, along with the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

CBC News Posted: May 08, 2016

Posted in Law