Recently an Ontario judge ruled that, in a case lasting almost 10 years that the Government of Canada is liable to thousands of Indigenous Ontario residents who were removed from their birth families. The children were adopted into non-Indigenous families in what became known as the, ‘Sixties Scoop’.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) First Nation Directors of Education National Forum (K-12 and Post Secondary Education) will take place on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Calgary, Alberta. The event takes place February 28 – March 2, 2017 at the Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, AB.
The University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Aboriginal Achievement Week, February 27-March 3, 2017 with a variety of events. Everyone is welcome.
Recent research conducted by Family Medicine practitioners from across Canada has found that Indigenous patients who receive culturally unsafe care can have poorer health outcomes. The study which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that health-care relationships can be repaired when health care providers demonstrate empathy, humility and patience.
Recently, the Government of Ontario promised to locate and remediate all of the mercury contamination plaguing the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in northwestern Ontario. Reed Paper dumped mercury in the 1960s and early 1970s.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Feb 13, 2017
RezX, a show featuring Indigenous stories told by Indigenous people is expanding its reach in Saskatchewan. It is now available on ShawTV after being available on Access7.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting, Energy Forum on March 22 & 23, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.
A Cree cultural icon in Saskatchewan, Tyrone Tootoosis died on Sunday, February 12 at his ranch near Duck Lake, SK. He was a central figure in performing arts as well as Cree linguistics and history.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2017