Corey O’Soup, in releasing his first annual report as Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate says he is concerned with the disparity between on- and off-reserve funding for child welfare and education.
Kiizhik School — an Anishinaabe immersion school in Kenora, Ontario — is setting up a satellite campus at Northwest Angle 33 First Nation, a small community on Lake of the Woods that hasn’t had a school of its own for about 20 years. Students used to start out at 5 a.m. to travel across the border to school in Warroad, Minnesota and would not be back until 7 p.m., spending more time travelling than learning.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2017
As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix is telling stories of people who helped shape the nation. This article features lawyer Donald Worme who served as commission counsel for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix April 12, 2017
Former NHL Coach of the Year Ted Nolan will spend a full day on Monday, April 24 at the U of S, serving as the keynote speaker in a morning forum with university senior administration and Indigenous leaders from across the province. He will also meet with students and staff in Huskie Athletics and the College of Kinesiology about Aboriginal athletic development, and later with the Human Resources department and the U of S Aboriginal Advisors Circle. Nolan is a member of the Garden River First Nation in Ontario.
The 2nd Annual Demystifying Indigenous Business Conference is taking place May 24 & 25, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
The 7th Annual Indigenous HR Skill Builder Conference will take place April 25-27, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel.
Recently the Government of Quebec announced an investment of $5 million over 3 years for the development of greenhouses in Nunavik, in the far north of the province. Part of the plan is to use garbage, now burned in the open air, to be incinerated at a thermal waste treatment station instead.
CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2017
A Vancouver-based company, W Dusk is assisting several First Nations communities install renewable energy systems across Canada. David Isaac, the Mik’maq founder of the firm says renewable energy is becoming more popular with First Nations because it aligns with their cultural ideals.
By Stephanie Cram, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2017
The Edmonton Public Library recently named its first Elder In Residence. Wilson Bearhead, a respected community elder, educator and member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band who has served as grand chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Alberta regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, will help others find answers and reconnect with aboriginal culture as the first elder in residence at the Edmonton Public Library.
Edmonton Journal Claire Theobald April 7, 2017
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