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
Recently the Government of Canada announced it is funding the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada $898,468 for a 36 month project to reach men and boys in a bid to reduce violence against women and girls across Canada’s North.
After an extended period of lobbying for reliable public transportation by British Columbia First Nations B.C. Transit has launched 2 new bus routes on Highway 16.
Recently Human Rights Watch, a New York-based organization, conducted detailed interviews with 64 Saskatchewan Indigenous women who made dozens of claims of police misconduct. At a news conference last week various parties said action is needed.
CBC News Posted: Jun 19, 2017
Recently, Saskatchewan Party’s Jennifer Campeau announced her resignation as MLA for Saskatoon Fairview to accept a job in British Columbia with mining giant Rio Tinto. First elected in 2011, she was appointed to cabinet in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016.
CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2017
It was recently revealed that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has lost its fourth staff person. Speaking to reporters last week, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett thanked one of the departed for her work.
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News Posted: Jun 15, 2017
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
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.
People of all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities, are invited to celebrate National Aboriginal Day and “Rock Your Roots” Walk for Reconciliation in Victoria Park, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Events start at 7:30 a.m. with a, “Pipe Ceremony” and go until 4:00 p.m.
Artist Alex Janvier recalls how in the mid-1950s in Canada, his fate still rested with the Indian agent at his home reserve in Alberta who denied his request to attend the now Ontario College of Art and Design after he was offered a spot in the program.
The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 13, 2017