Supreme Court Rules Residential School Records Confidential

In a recent ruling the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in an unanimous decision that thousands of records related to residential school abuses are confidential and should be destroyed. The issue which has divided Indigenous groups left the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, “very disappointed’ by the decision.

By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Oct 06, 2017

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Beardy’s And Okemasis Cree Nation Chief Hopes Friendship Agreement Will Break Down Barriers

Chief Roy Petit of the Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation said that a recently signed friendship agreement between his community and several area municipalities would hopefully break down some barriers. The partnership was originally a regional solid waste management plan, but its significance is more than that.

Morgan Modjeski, Saskatoon StarPhoenix October 2, 2017

SaskPower ‘Defers’ Black Lake First Nation Hydroelectric Project

SaskPower recently announced that it has decided to ‘defer’ a $630 million hydroelectric project that was to be built entirely on First Nation land. In 2013 SaskPower and Black Lake First Nation signed an agreement in principle to work on the project. It has been estimated that the project would have brought $1.3 billion into Black Lake over the project’s 90 year lifespan.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 25, 2017

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