Students from Sargeant Tommy Prince School at Brokenhead First Nation in Manitoba got a reply to their video invite from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Employing the same playful tone as the invite video Trudeau replies telling the children he will be out of the country.
CBC News Posted: Oct 10, 2017
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
Shocked by the high rate of Saskatchewan First Nations girls’ suicides; 26 times higher than the province as a whole, Saskatchewan’s Chiefs have asked the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) to develop a prevention strategy.
Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 22, 2017
Earlier this year, Christina Gilpin was elected as the new chief of Wemindji, becoming the first female to hold the position. Now four out of the ten Quebec Cree communities have female chiefs and for only the second time ever Mandy Gull was elected Deputy Grand Chief.
By Susan Bell, CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2017
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 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
The University of Saskatchewan is holding a welcome reception for the incoming Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement, Jacqueline Ottmann. This event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. All are welcome.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is holding its 2017 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Trade Show on October 30 – November 1 in Montreal, QC at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. This year’s theme is, Moving Towards First Nations Care and Control of Housing and Infrastructure.
Dave Nelson, aka Emotionz and Brad Bellegarde, aka InfoRed were recently in Saskatoon to teach young people about the connections between urban Indigenous culture and hip hop. They were at Caswell Hill School and offered a workshop for Grade 7 & 8 students.
By Danny Kerslake, CBC News Posted: Sep 27, 2017
The City of Saskatoon has launched what is being called an, “educational experience” about the Indigenous experience in Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in particular in regards to naming the new North Commuter Parkway bridge. The process has resulted in about 98% positive suggestions with people being invited to submit names until the end of October.