Ottawa Indigenous HIV Conference Underway

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 Resigns As A MMIWG Commissioner

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 First Nations Concerned About Lloydminster Casino Project

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

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Wildcat River Family Keeps Mi’kmaq Canoe Traditions Alive

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