Saskatoon Catholic School Division Cuts Aboriginal Student Retention Workers

Twelve people employed by the Saskatoon Catholic School Division as aboriginal student retention workers received layoff notices earlier this week. The cuts are a reaction to the $9.7 million shortfall in provincial funding. In Saskatchewan schools the aboriginal graduation rate is 40.1% versus 84.3% for the overall student population.

Morgan Modjeski, Saskatoon StarPhoenix May 23, 2017

FSIN Supports New Prosecutor Petition In Colton Boushie Case

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations recently passed a resolution supporting a new Crown prosecutor and a out of province lead investigator in the Colton Boushie case. Boushie was a 22 year old resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation who was shot and killed at Gerald Stanley’s farm resulting in a second-degree murder charge.

The Canadian Press Published on: May 19, 2017