A trio of Indigenous nurses are using Indigenous Nurses Day on May 11 as a platform to speak out on the need for increased numbers on Indigenous nurses. These individuals say that Indigenous nurses can help Aboriginal people feel safe and bridge the gap in health care.
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News Posted: May 11, 2017
The National Film Board (NFB) recently launched, NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour, drawing from its collection of 250 Indigenous-made films. The tour runs across the country and groups interested in organizing a screening in their community can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
After holding 3 days of hearings the week of May 15 in Whitehorse, Yukon, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls won’t be hearing from families until late 2017. Instead the inquiry will spend the summer hearing from experts on violence against women.
By Margo McDiarmid, CBC News Posted: May 10, 2017
The recent May 9, 2017 provincial election in British Columbia elected a record number of four Indigenous candidates. This is double the two members of the Legislative Assembly before the election.
By Karin Larsen, CBC News Posted: May 10, 2017
In the second of a five-part Globe and Mail series on modernizing medicare, Indigenous health issues are addressed by Josée Lavoie, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and director of the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Manitoba.
Published Tuesday, May 09, 2017
The first piece of legislation passed by the new Liberal government in the Yukon was to declare June 21, National Aboriginal Day. There was some opposition to the move from portions of the business community and from the mayor of Whitehorse.
CBC News Posted: May 09, 2017
The National Thought Table on Reconciliation will assemble Canadian leaders for a conversation on the multidimensional nature of reconciliation in Canada. This event will be live-streamed on Wednesday, May 10.
In a recent opinion piece posted on the CBC website, Bob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., and member of the Gwawaenuk Nation posed the question, Indigenous or Aboriginal: Which Is Correct?. After providing a history of the uses and misuses of various labels he advises people to use the terms that a community uses to refer to themselves.
CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2016
On Saturday, May 6, 2017 Jane’s Walk Saskatoon: The Art of Indigenization on Campus will be held starting at 11:00 AM. CeCe Baptiste and Graeme Joseph will take people on a short tour and discussion on how the University of Saskatchewan has begun the indigenizing process.
Dr. Helen Armstrong, Professor Emerita at Brandon University, will lead a workshop on Integrating Indigenous Literature for children, their parents and teachers in an interactive teaching demonstration, illustrating integration of Indigenous Literature to meet school curricular outcomes. This event takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at McNally Robinson, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.