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.
The University of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Students’ Centre is presenting a screening of: “Birth of a Family”. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 starting with a reception at 6:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student’s Centre with the film following at 7:00 pm at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241). All are welcome to attend this event.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron commenting on a recent incident at the Sears store in Prince Albert says that racial profiling is a daily occurrence in Saskatchewan.
Jonathan Charlton, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 26, 2017
St. Frances School, which is only one of two elementary schools in Saskatoon offering a Cree immersion program, has outgrown its current facility located in the Exhibition area. Enrollment has increased by almost 300 students in the last five years and already has 14 portable classrooms on site.
Noted author Mary Harelkin Bishop is launching her new book, “Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather” at McNally Robinson Books located at 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm.
Recently, there was a ceremony to mark the official opening of Chief Whitecap School. The facility is located in Saskatoon’s Stonebridge community and serves the K-8 population of Stonebridge and Grades 5-8 from Whitecap Dakota First Nation.