FSIN Dismayed By Rural Crime Response Team

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice Chief Kimberly Jonathon is disappointed with the provincial government’s measures in regards to rural crime. None of the FSIN’s suggestions which came after the shooting of Colten Boushie in a Biggar-area farmyard were acted upon. According to Statistics Canada youth crime in Saskatchewan has decreased 30% in the past decade.

Brian Fitzpatrick, Regina Leader-Post August 23, 2017

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Government Consults With Language Teachers Regarding Upcoming Indigenous Language Legislation

Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Heritage Minister, was in Saskatoon recently to consult with Indigenous language teachers regarding the upcoming federal legislation. The bill, to be introduced in 2018, is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix August 18, 2017

Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association President Blames Sensitive, ‘Snowflakes’ For Ouster Efforts

Richard Blackwolf, President of the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association, is blaming a liberal conspiracy and overly sensitive, “snowflakes” behind an effort to oust him as president. These came after he made a number of controversial posts on social media regarding the LGBT community, Muslims and left-wing women.

By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Government of Canada Funding Electricity Transmission Line To Remote First Nations

The Government of Canada announced recently that they have approved up to $60M in funding to link the remote Ontario First Nation of Pikangikum to the national electricity grid. Its one of 22 remote Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario that will be part of a 1,800 km extension to end reliance on expensive and unreliable diesel generators.

Shawn McCarthy August 17, 2017

Female Indigenous Leaders Point To Where MMIWG Went Wrong

The Globe and Mail in attempting to investigate what, “reset” means regarding the troubled Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) inquiry, talks to three past presidents of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). People interviewed cited too narrow of a mandate, choices in administrative support and even the location choice of Vancouver which is the home province of the chief commissioner.

Gloria Galloway The Globe and Mail Aug. 13, 2017

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