Closing Aboriginal Education Gap Benefits All

University of Saskatchewan economist, Eric Howe who spoke recently at the Aboriginal Business Match said that removing the education gap would assist Aboriginal people’s employment prospects. If Aboriginal employment levels were consistent with non-Aboriginal, it could provide a $90 billion economic boost over the lifespan of the current provincial population.

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 15, 2016

First Meeting of Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum (FPTIF)

Recently, the first meeting of the Ministers and Leaders of the new Federal, Provincial, Territorial and Indigenous Forum (FPTIF) took place in Ottawa, ON. Some topics found agreement including: cooperation in the process of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Government of Canada Responds To Yukon First Nations’ Concerns With Amendments To Environmental Legislation

Recently, the Government of Canada moved to respond to concerns expressed by Yukon First Nations people regarding environmental oversight. Amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) would repeal elements of the existing legislation to ensure clarity, fairness, and reflect the needs of everyone involved.

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Indigenous Horsemen Deliver Message to Governor General’s Office

Recently over a dozen Indigenous men on horseback rode through downtown Ottawa to deliver a set of recommendations to the governor general’s office about the rights of off-reserve Aboriginal people. The message is intended to be delivered to the Queen and a response is expected according to National Grand Chief Guillaume Carle of the Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples.

CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2016