Carmen L. Robertson, a Lakota/Scottish Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Regina, will be signing copies of her book, “Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau: Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media”. This event will take place at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
The Oskayak High School, located at 919 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, SK is holding a traditional powwow on Friday, September 30, 2016. Festivities start at 8:15am with the pipe ceremony and lunch and refreshments will be served. To honour residential school survivors it is also orange shirt day.
Percy Paul, originally from the English River First Nation in northern Saskatchewan, has been accepted into the Visiting Graduate Fellows program at the prestigious Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. Paul obtained his masters degree in physics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.
According to figures released by the Windsor-Essex (Ontario) Catholic District School Board in 2015 and 2016, First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students had a high school graduation rate of 85% compared to 87% for all students. In Saskatchewan the indigenous graduation rate is 40.1% compared to 84.3% for non-aboriginal students.
By Lisa Xing, CBC News Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Recently, the English River First Nation lost an 104 year old Elder, Sarazine Bebe Ratt. The oldest member of the First Nation spoke four languages, English, French, Dene and Cree and also knew Dene syllabics.
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Government House in Victoria, British Columbia on September 26, they will view The Witness Blanket. The 12 by 2 metre work is a memorial to the residential school system in Canada. It consists of over 800 artifacts “woven” into a 13 panel installation.
Marsha Lederman Globe and Mail Sep. 15, 2016
CBC journalist Duncan McCue revisited his youth in his new book, “The Snow Boy”. The 17 year old half Ojibwe half white youth, confused about his identity, took a year off of school to hunt, fish and trap in the James Bay region.
The Prince Edward Island First Nation community of Lennox Island, located off the north shore of PEI is slowly being covered by rising sea levels due to global warming. On CBC Radio’s “Day 6”, host Brent Bambury reports on the challenges facing the island community.
Since the landmark 2004 Supreme Court of Canada ruling giving the Haida Nation and other aboriginal groups control of their resources, it has been an uphill climb in generating sustainable economic growth. They have 3 businesses in forest products, seafood processing and tourism.
SUSAN SMITH Globe and Mail Sep. 08, 2016
Colleen Whitedeer set out from Prince Albert this August to draw attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous men. After reaching Saskatoon she’s resuming her trek to Regina. Colleen’s brother vanished in Prince Albert close to two years ago and is still missing.
CBC News Posted: Sep 12, 2016