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
National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2017 will be commemorated at the University of Saskatchewan by a celebration being held at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. This event takes place from 8:30-9:15 with coffee and bannock being served and everyone is welcome.
Director Carol Greyeyes along with Darwin Gardypie (performer) and Wantia Bird (playwright) will present a mini-play, “As The Teepee Turns and the Bannock Burns”. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability is inviting experts from Sweden, Norway and Alaska to discuss renewable energy for Northern and Indigenous communities. This event takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in 144 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, U of S Campus.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is asking for input on the proposed federal Indigenous Languages Act. Sessions will be held on June 22-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.