Saskatoon Public Library Branch Renamed After Cree Language Advocate

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

Saskatchewan Government Canceling Indigenous Police Recruiting Initiative

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.

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