Actor Adam Beach, will be presenting the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, Gail Appel Lectureship in Literature and Fine Arts on Friday October 2, 2017. Beach will present Breaking Character: The Life and Art of Adam Beach at 2:30 pm in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre and Rewriting the Hollywood Indian at 7 pm in Convocation Hall in the Peter MacKinnon Building. Both events are free and open to the public.
Author Maia Caron will be signing copies of her book, “Song of Batoche” on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, located at 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
Reconciliation Saskatoon is having a, Orange Shirt Day Speaker Event on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:30 – 2:30pm at the Frances Morrison Library, 311 – 23rd St. E., Saskatoon, SK. Speakers will share their experiences of Indian Residential School.
The University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the RUH Foundation will be making an announcement regarding the appointment of a, Cameco Chair In Indigenous Health. This announcement will take place 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge located at 602 – 20th St. West, Saskatoon, SK.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated last week on the resumption of the 42nd session of Parliament that there needs to be a focus from all parties on concrete steps towards building progress. As steps are taken on longer-term work, National Chief Bellegarde called for immediate action to end discrimination in areas where Canada’s own courts are demanding action.
Wab Kinew was elected as the new leader of the Manitoba NDP recently. Kinew, who was first elected MLA in 2016 is a former CBC broadcaster, author, rapper and Indigenous rights activist.
CBC News Posted: Sep 16, 2017
The First Nations Health Managers Association of Canada is offering Intensive Course 100: Health Issues and Systems in Saskatoon, SK. The five day course takes place September 25-29, 2017.
The University of Saskatchewan Library Visiting Lecturer program is presenting Raymond Frogner, Director of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba. His topic is, Red Jenkinson: The Indigenous Influence on Modern Archival Practice. This event takes place Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, University of Saskatchewan Campus.
The United Way of Saskatoon & Area and other community groups are hosting a special screening of Krista Loughton’s film about four homeless individuals, Us & Them. The screening takes place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre, 320 – 20th St. W., Saskatoon at 7:00pm.
Recently school divisions have found it more challenging to find and hire qualified Indigenous language teachers. The “Indigenization” of school programs has resulted in increased demand for teachers fluent in Indigenous languages, but certified teachers with these language skills are in great demand.
By Lenard Monkman, CBC News Posted: Sep 15, 2017