Recently, the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance (Governance Agreement) was signed today by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, for the Government of Canada, and by Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. The Chiefs of the Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee also signed the Concurrence to the Governance Agreement.
Recently several hundred people from as far away as British Columbia to Quebec made the, “Back to Batoche” trek. For three days participants engage in cultural events designed to inform and entertain near the Batoche Historical Site, located about 90 km northeast of Saskatoon, SK.
By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Jul 23, 2017
Kim Wheeler of the CBC clears up some of the myths regarding status cards, government ID identifying someone as a “status Indian” as defined by the Indian Act.
By Kim Wheeler, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2015
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says this year’s General Assembly, taking place this week in Regina will be discussing two issues in particular. The major focus he feels will be the revitalization of Indigenous languages and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Jennifer Ackerman, Regina Leader-Post, Regina Leader~Post 07.27.2017 |
Celebrating the ingenuity of Northern Dene trappers and artisans, “Asenet’i Tth’al” is in collaboration with Wanuskewin Galleries and the community of Patuanak, SK from July 15 to October 6, 2017 at Wanuskewin Galleries and Heritage Park. Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located 15 km north of downtown Saskatoon, SK.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations is hosting the 24th annual Spirit of Our Nations Pow Wow. For 2017 the event will be taking place in Treaty 4 Territory just west of Regina, SK in conjunction with Sakimay First Nation on July 26 & 27.
The leaders of Canada’s three national Indigenous organizations have decided to not attend the Premier’s meetings this week in Edmonton saying the format does not follow the spirit of reconciliation. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said, “we’re just not another special interest group”.
A Court of Queen’s Bench judge has ordered a byelection for September 13, 2017 for the office of Chief at the George Gordon First Nation, located around 110 kilometres north of Regina, SK. He found that 17 voters were prevented from casting ballots. A vacant band councillor position will also be filled in the September byelection.
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Recently to mark Canada 150, the Saskatoon Open Door Society hosted a showcase of cultures which allowed newcomers to Saskatoon to have first hand experience with Indigenous people and their history.
By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2017
Marilyn Poitras, who recently resigned as Commissioner on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commission, spoke recently with the CBC. She has cited issues with the “current structure” of the inquiry which has not yet started public hearings.
CBC News Posted: Jul 16, 2017