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
Recently a ceremony marking the opening of the first regional Cree women’s shelter was held in the James Bay community of Waswanipi in Quebec. The 18 bed facility serving the inland Cree communities will soon be joined by a second shelter opening in early 2018 in Waskaganish serving the coastal Cree communities of the area.
By Susan Bell, Celina Wapachee, CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2017
The Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario is struggling after a recent storm flooded their location, causing thousands of dollars of damage. The centre, located in a basement had about 10 centimetres of sewage water seep in and is dealing with around $50,000 in damages.
CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2017
Recent statistics show that out of 170 new cases of HIV in Saskatchewan, 79% of those with the disease self-identified as Indigenous. In the Sunrise Health Region in the eastern part of the province which includes the Cote, Key and Keeseekoose First Nations HIV cases rose 800% in 2016.
By Alex Soloducha, CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2017
Just last month RBC (Royal Bank Canada) announced a $500,000 donation to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to support First Nation youth mental health. This will allow for the implementation of remote presence technology that will enable young people to access care from their own homes.
At an announcement made at the annual Manitoba Metis Federation General Assembly the artifacts on display at the RCMP‘s Heritage Centre in Regina, SK will be returned within the next two years. The items are to be returned upon completion of the Metis National Heritage Centre which is being built in Winnipeg, MB.
Andrea Hill, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 23, 2017
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