In recognition of the Aboriginal artists nominated for the JUNO category, Aboriginal Recording Artist of the Year: BURNT-Project 1, Crystal Shawanda, Don Amero, Donny Parenteau and Janet Panic, there will be a Aboriginal Nominee Honouring Ceremony, Saturday April 20th, 2013, First Nations University of Canada, Atrium 1 First Nations Way, Regina, SK.
The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc. presents the 5th Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Gathering & Awards Gala 2012. This year’s theme is “Honour Who You Are: Building on Your Strengths”, on May 24th & 25th, 2012, Queensbury Convention Centre, Evraz Place, Regina. Keynote speakers Charlotte Ross and Perry Bellegarde, promise to inspire with insights, stories, & perspectives, and this year’s Gala features entertainment by Tom Jackson.
8 of the 9 people charged from the Poundmaker First Nation have pled guilty to theft in connection to allegations of misspent funds at the reserve, dating back to 2004. Victoria McMillan entered a plea of not guilty and had her case adjourned until May 14th, 2012.
The “Stepping Stones Career Fair 2012” is an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to learn about education, career and employment opportunities from corporations, post-secondary institutions and government agencies. The event will be held May 9th, 2012, in Regina, Saskatchewan, and will be hosted at the Credit Union EventPlex at Evraz Place.
The Stepping Stones Aboriginal Youth Art Contest is a new province wide initiative for Saskatchewan First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 to enter their first ever art contest. The deadline for artwork submissions is April 20th, 2012.
Prairie Region Forum will be presenting “Creating a New Memory in the Minds of Our Children: A Dialogue on First Nation Governance Issues“, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 8:30-4:30 p.m. at Evraz Place, Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan. Chief Todd Peigan, Herb George Satsan, and Professor Leroy Little Bear will be the speakers on issues related to restoring a culturally appropriate governance structure for First Nation communities.
The Department of Native Studies is proud to welcome Chief Wilton Littlechild Thursday, March 22nd
2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 105 Thorvaldson, University of Saskatchewan. He will be speaking on the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Saskatchewan National event being held June 21st-24th, 2012 in Saskatoon.
K’ómoks First Nation is that much closer to a permanent treaty settlement. On Saturday, March 24th a formal signing ceremony will be held at the Band Hall on Comox Road, Comox, B.C. K’ómoks Chief Ernie Hardy says it is a major step towards a final treaty.
From Canad.com By Philip Round, Comox Valley Echo March 16, 2012
“Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity” is the topic of conversation by Ashok Mathur and Jonathan Dewar on Monday, March 19th at 3:30 p.m. at the Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241, University of Saskatchewan, with a reception to follow.
A “Generation on the Move” is this year’s theme for the 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia, from March 20-23, 2012.
Conference documents and facilitator and exhibitor information downloads for PDF, Word, or Excel are available.
Many Aboriginals were underwhelmed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper speech which fell short of making any commitments to improving the social and economic conditions of Aboriginals.
Teresa Smith and Bradley Bouzane, Postmedia News, National Post, January 24th, 2012
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