Recently the Government of Canada revealed an investment of $24.7 million to study climate change impacts on First Nations infrastructure. The First Nation Adapt program was created in full partnership with First Nations communities, Tribal Councils, Indigenous organizations, provincial governments and other federal departments.
Recently an announcement was made that Buffy Sainte-Marie will receive the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the JUNO Awards this year. The award will be given out April 1 in Ottawa. In 2003 the University of Saskatchewan awarded an honorary degree to Buffy Sainte-Marie.
CBC News Posted: Jan 18, 2017
After an initial investigation, Canada’s Armed Forces Ombudsman has concluded that the Canadian Rangers lack health care and support staff. The Rangers are part of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve, but are not considered reservists. Generally they are part-time volunteers from the remote Northern communities where they serve.
By Kristen Everson, CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2017
A new program is matching workers from the Stoney First Nation, located east of the Banff National Park with hundreds of vacancies in the hospitality sector in nearby Banff and Lake Louise. Project coordinator Preston Twoyoungmen calls the program a, “no-brainer” with hundreds of Story First Nation members seeking employment coupled with businesses needing hundreds of staff during the peak season.
By Andrew Brown, CBC News Posted: Jan 18, 2017
Becki Bitternose, a rising fashion designer from the George Gordon First Nation is now able to accept an invitation to go to Paris for World Fashion Week after some Regina women held a fundraiser.
By Brad Bellegarde, CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2017
The Chief of the Ocean Man First Nation says she feels the oil spill occurred earlier than last Friday as the provincial government alleges. Connie Big Eagle says a band member who has worked in the oil industry, started noticing an odour about a week prior in the area where the spill was finally detected.
By Creeden Martell, CBC News Posted: Jan 23, 2017
Great Plains College, in partnership with Office of the Treaty Commissioner, is offering a Indigenous Awareness Workshop. This event takes place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am with a potluck lunch to follow at the Warman Campus located at 201 Central Street, Warman, SK.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is presenting the, First Nations Directors of Education National Forum. This event takes place on March 1-2, 2017 at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary, Alberta with the welcome reception and registration on February 28 from 6-8 pm.
An Indigenous professor on a committee at the University of British Columbia (UBC) developing a new sexual assault policy has resigned from the committee after UBC reversed its decision and re-invited John Furlong back to speak at an upcoming fundraiser.
LAURA KANE The Canadian Press Jan. 11, 2017
Hinterland Who’s Who, a series of shorts videos on Canadian wildlife dating back to the 1960s, are now becoming available in six Indigenous languages. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is releasing videos on the wolverine and the freshwater turtle.
By Stephanie Cram, CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2017