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
Residents of Iqaluit, NU say they can often find groceries cheaper online than in local stores. In 2015 Amazon dropped many Nunavut communities from free shipping except for Iqaluit. Canada Post says the Iqaluit post office is one of the busiest in Canada.
By Sara Frizzell, CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2017
The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be taking place July 16-29, 2017 in Toronto, ON. The CBC is the official sponsor of NAIG and will provide exclusive coverage of the events including a week-long festival showcasing Indigenous heritage and cultural distinctiveness.
Mike Tanton credits sports for ‘saving’ his life. The Saskatchewan Chef de Mission at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games says sports helped keep him focused and out of trouble. He’s leading 500 athletes into the NAIG this week in Toronto.
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network is hosting a special symposium that has attracted Indigenous health experts from 14 countries. The goal of the gathering is “to recommend to governments best practices and promising practices that have been successful within our Indigenous communities around the world,” said Ken Clement, executive director of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.
By Waubgeshig Rice, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has resigned. In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister she states she can’t continue her work within the current structure. Poitras has served as a assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Two Saskatchewan First Nations, Thunderchild and Big River First Nation say they are being left out of some of the projects at the Lloydminster Casino development. Thunderchild First Nation Chief Delbert Wapass and others remaining in the group say they’ve been left in the dark on the financial details of the project which had the sod-turning ceremony last month.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 06, 2017
Todd Labrador recalls how his great-grandfather Joe Jermey passed on his canoe building skills at Wildcat, Acadia First Nation, NS. One of his other skills was deflecting authorities who visited from time to time attempting to place his grandchildren in residential schools thereby allowing his canoe skills to be passed on.
LINDSAY JONES Special to The Globe and Mail Jun. 28, 2017