Noted Saskatchewan author Bill Waiser will be signing copies of his book, “A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905”, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding it’s Special Chiefs Assembly on December 5-7, 2017 in Ottawa, ON at the Westin Ottawa.
According to recent figures, the high school graduation rate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students was 43.2% compared with 76.5% in total. A strategic plan unveiled in 2014 by the Saskatchewan government and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association aims to have the overall graduation rate up to 85% by 2020 with the Indigenous rate up to 65%.
Andrea Hill, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 22, 2017
University of Saskatchewan economics professor Eric Howe reported recently that the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) has resulted in billions of dollars of benefits for the province. The estimated benefit ranges from $13 billion in a “low scenario” to almost $40 billion in the, “high scenario”.
Morgan Modjeski, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 27, 2017
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implement the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The male and female identification camps for Team Saskatchewan for the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be taking place starting on January 3, 2018 at the Flying Dust Arena.
The Toronto District School Board recently announced that it will be phasing out the word “Chief” from senior staff titles citing respect for Indigenous peoples. A spokesperson said that to his knowledge no Indigenous peoples had reached out to the board to remove the phrase from job titles.
Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press October 11, 2017
The 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association (SFNVA) Fundraising Gala will be taking place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Prairieland Park Trade & Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Proceeds go to the SFNVA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program.
In recent episode of the television trivia show, “Jeopardy!” one of the categories was, “The Inuit”. This appeared to have come from a chance meeting earlier this year in Ottawa between the Canadian born host, Alex Trebek and Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).
By Katherine Barton, CBC News Posted: Oct 13, 2017
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