Unofficial results from the long-delayed election indicate that Glen McCallum of Pinehouse Lake is the new president of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MSN). One of his first goals is to reopen the MNS office in Saskatoon.
Kathy Fitzpatrick May 28, 2017
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Indspire is having its youth delegates at an event at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. University of Saskatchewan medical student Josh Butcher is one of the Indigenous leaders participating.
By Danny Kerslake, CBC News Posted: May 29, 2017
The University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Drama is presenting “maskihkiyiwan nehiyawewin: Reigniting the Fire”, an original Indigenous theatre piece on Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1, 2017 at 8pm and Friday June 2, 2017 at 2pm. These performances take place inside at the Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building or outside weather permitting.
The 2017 Pride Winnipeg Festival launched yesterday in Winnipeg, MB and for the first time a two spirit powwow is being included. A crowdfunding campaign produced almost $10,000 to bring it to reality.
Canadian actor Adam Beach, from the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba talks about how he feels that he is walking a fine line after agreeing to become an ambassador for the Federal Government’s Canada 150 celebrations.
By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted: May 22, 2017
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
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
Recently a First Nations girl’s body was found in a river in Thunder Bay, ON. She was the sixth Indigenous teen to drown in a Thunder Bay body of water since 2000. A recent corner’s inquest could not determine how three of the teens came to be in the water. Local First Nations are considering hiring a private investigator.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: May 18, 2017
Canadian harmonica player Mike Stevens discusses his commitment to Indigenous youth through ArtsCan Circle an organization he founded in 2000 with CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury.
Kimberly Jonathan, First Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN) was recently selected from a shortlist of candidates and approved at a recent meeting of the organization’s general assembly to serve on the Habitat for Humanity’s national board of directors.
Star-Phoenix, Kathy Fitzpatrick, May 15, 2017