Earlier this month, Prime Minister Trudeau issued a statement creating a process to hold annual meetings with Canada’s Indigenous leaders. Also, he announced the provision of $10M to support the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation located at the University of Manitoba.
Earlier this month, the Government of Canada supported with a $3.1 million contribution the completion of new water treatment facility at the Toosey First Nation, located in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia. The facility, which will serve over 340 residents, will eliminate a boil water advisory that has been in place for over 10 years.
The Think Indigenous Education Conference 2017 will be taking place Sunday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK on Treaty 6 Territory. Further details will be forthcoming as the date draws nearer.
Recently, Carol Cooley, CEO and Director of the Saskatoon Public Library announced that The Library on 20th Street Branch will be renamed in honour of the late Cree language advocate, Freda Ahenakew. She returned to high school as an adult to set an example for her 12 children and went on to earn a bachelor of education degree and a master of arts degree.
December 21, 2016 | Last Updated: December 21, 2016
The Saskatchewan government has announced that it’s canceling the Saskatchewan Police Aboriginal Recruiting Committee (SPARC), a program aimed at increasing the number of Indigenous police officers in the province. Officials were unable to say what will be done to replace it. In the last 10 year just 5% of police recruits were Indigenous compared to the 16% of the general population in Saskatchewan having Indigenous ancestry.
Recently, the CBC profiled three current and former female Indigenous politicians asking them about their challenges. They felt that although there are still challenges, Indigenous women are making gains.
By Lenard Monkman, CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2016
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron met with other chiefs and Prime Minister Trudeau earlier this month. Cameron said funding delays are harming students on federally funded schools on First Nations.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Dec 09, 2016
The Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Conference is taking place June 1-2, 2017 at The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.