The Fort William First Nation, adjacent to Thunder Bay, ON has decided to admit Damien Lee as a full-fledged member. Lee, who currently teaches Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan has a Caucasian mother who married Lee’s stepfather, a member of the Fort William band when Damien was an infant.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is hosting, First Nations Health Summit: Nation Building Through Health and Wellness. This event takes place April 11-13, 2017 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.
Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music. The online reaction was overwhelmingly positive to the Juno-winning electronic trio.
Today the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced the signing of a Framework Agreement with the Kashechewan First Nation community. A steering committee composed of representatives of Kashechewan First Nation, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Health Canada, and Ontario’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation will provide general oversight and guidance on the action plan when developed. The committee will provide an annual report to parties on the progress made under this Framework Agreement
Recently, the Government of Canada announced the investment of $695,000 for 28 research projects regarding the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The projects focus on many topics related to the experiences and knowledge systems of Indigenous peoples.
Cumberland College, a regional college in Saskatchewan based in Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale and Hudson Bay is introducing a program designed to improve student outcomes. The ‘Elders-in-Residence’ program will enable students to meet with Métis and First Nation Elders to discuss financial, family or other problems.
Recently, the Indigenous Studies Student Union at the University of Toronto organized the first powwow there in at least 20 years. The powwow involving 500 people, attracted hundreds of spectators.
CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2017
First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) is partnering with Prince’s Charities Canada to reinvigorate Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan. The project involved translating five children’s books into the Cree dialects of Swampy, Woods and Plain with a target audience of four to eight years of age.
CBC News Posted: Mar 11, 2017
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