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.
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
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.
The Station 20 West Community Enterprise Centre located at 1120-20th St. W., Saskatoon, SK is offering “A Self-Reflection on Diversity Workshop” with Liz Duret. This event takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm.
The North on 60 gas bar located near Spruce Grove, AB and owned by the Enoch Cree Nation, is offering a free tank of gas to residents fleeing the Fort McMurray wild fires. Manager Valerie Alexander stressed that the offer is open to all evacuees, not just First Nations people.
CBC News Posted: May 06, 2016
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
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
Noted local author and historian Bill Waiser will be launching his book, A World Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK. The book looks at the early history of Saskatchewan through an Aboriginal and environmental lens.
The Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia recently passed a new family homes law which is the first law created and passed by the community. The Membertou Family Homes Law decides how the interests of an individually owned home in the community get divided in cases of divorce, separation or death.
By Hal Higgins, CBC News Posted: May 02, 2016