CBC’s, “The Current” which recently profiled Dr. Nadine Caron, the first Indigenous woman to graduate from the University of British Columbia’s medical school at the top of her class and Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon. She said that she’s optimistic about the future of Indigenous health care in Canada, but there’s still work to be done.
The Crossing Theatre Company is hosting the 2nd Annual “Tahkwahkun Achimowin” – Autumn Storytelling Gathering from August 25th to 29th, 2016 at Gabriel’s Crossing, SK. They are issuing a Call For Participants with a registration deadline of Monday, July 31, 3016.
The record nine Indigenous Liberal candidates that were elected in the October 2015 Election as MPs have decided to form as a Indigenous caucus. Chair Don Rusnak says the members felt they could be more effective by working as a group, but are by no means the final say on Indigenous perspectives.
CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2016
In early July the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Aboriginal Summer Programs, Bold Eagle, Black Bear, and Raven, will begin continuing a tradition of providing military training, leadership skills, and cultural awareness for approximately 150 participants from across Canada. Graduates may choose to seek employment in the CAF once complete, although there is no obligation.
There is a panel discussion taking place on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E. Saskatoon, SK. The topic is on a new documentary called, “A Chance To Speak” which examines the plight of the homeless in Saskatoon.
Shannon Loutit of Saskatoon recognized an opportunity and helped found the International Indigenous Speakers Bureau. She felt that there is an unfilled demand for experts who possess an Indigenous perspective. The bureau has already gained attention from television shows hoping to book some of her speakers as guests.
CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2016
The percentage of Saskatchewan voters living on reserves who cast a ballot in the 2015 Federal Election went up from 50% in the 2011 election to 67%. Various theories have been offered for the increase from the Idle No More movement to dissatisfaction with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s policies.
D.C. Fraser, Regina Leader-Post 06.14.2016 |
To mark June 21, National Aboriginal Day in Canada, the Government of Canada has harvested information for many of the events that are taking place across our country by province. While this is no means an exhaustive list, it is an indication of the growth of events to mark National Aboriginal Day in 2016.
Noted Métis fiddle player Dallas Boyer, will be performing his music and some live readings of both historical and contemporary Métis texts. This event takes place Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.