First Ever CFL Métis Official Begins Another Season

Tonight Brian Chrupalo will remove his Winnipeg Police Service uniform and put on his Canadian Football League official’s uniform as he starts his 14th season as the CFL’s first Métis official. Chrupalo has served in the Winnipeg neighbourhood that he grew up in for the past 24 years. He’s also recently been selected to be part of the National Football League (NFL) exchange program where officials from one league work games in the other league.

By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau Drops ‘Langevin’ From PMO Building

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in marking June 21, announced that the Langevin block, the building housing the Prime Minister’s offices will be renamed The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council. Hector-Louis Langevin, who the building was previously named for is acknowledged as the architect of the residential school system in Canada.

By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2017

AFN National Chief Welcomes June 21 Name Change

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated support for the new name for June 21; National Indigenous Peoples Day which is consistent with international usage. Previously, June 21 was known as, National Aboriginal Day since 1996. Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois tabled a private member’s bill on June 15 that would make National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday across the country.