City of Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam along with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation are proposing a Indigenous business district at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis Streets.
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Law through the McKercher Lecture Series is presenting Grand Chief Derek Napinak from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs who will share his views regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law takes place Monday, January 16, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
On Monday January 16, 2017, The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan will be hosting Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Darek Nepinak from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. He will share his views about the TRC recommendations and the original intent of the treaty relationship.
Iqaluit-based filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her film Angry Inuk was recognized at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as one of Canada’s Top 10 Films of 2016. The film presents the Inuit side of the seal hunt debate through hunters, craftspeople and families that depend on the seal hunt resource for their livelihood.
Recently, Dalyn Bear won a seat on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation band council joining his father, Chief Darcy Bear. The First Nation, located 26 km south of Saskatoon held elections late last year resulting in Darcy Bear being re-elected Chief by acclamation.
By Courtney Markewich, CBC News Posted: Jan 08, 2017
A service club in the Toronto area has been organizing a drive to collect, sort and ship used hockey equipment to Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario. The Etobicoke Rotary Club has already collected 5,000 jerseys and 1,000 pairs of skates.
By Alexandra Sienkiewicz, CBC News Posted: Jan 05, 2017
After the recent announcement of the creation of a single health authority, Northern Saskatchewan residents are hoping they are not forgotten. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice-Chief Robert Merasty wonders if the outcome might be service cuts for some of the province’s most vulnerable residents.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2017
Brandon and Selkirk are the latest Manitoba communities considering starting their own Bear Claw Patrol groups. In Winnipeg, the Bear Clan walks the streets, keeping in touch with the city’s vulnerable individuals.
By Riley Laychuk, CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2017
Jim Brown, host of The CBC Radio show “The 180” discussed Indigenous identity on a recent show. The focus was on recent television advertisements featuring an individual in the ad discovering that they were told they were part Native American.
Health expert, Dr. Evan Adams believes that recognition of intergenerational trauma is important for Indigenous health because historic oppression can linger as trauma for subsequent generations.
By Roshini Nair, CBC News Posted: Jan 04, 2017