Late last month the Government of Saskatchewan announced that the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) Cemetery had been designated as Saskatchewan’s 51st Provincial Heritage Property. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice-Chief Heather Bear said, “Though their names may be lost to us now, by preserving and protecting the lands on which they’re buried, we ensure they will not be forgotten.”
The 20th Annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest, a celebration of Métis entertainment, education and culture is being held August 10-13, 2017. The event will be held at Windy Acres, 10 km southwest of Saskatoon on Highway 60.
The residents of White Bear First Nation, located southeast of Regina, SK recently heard that the Government of Canada will invest $9.2 million for a new water treatment facility. The project which is expected to be complete by December 2018 will end the boil water advisory that has been in effect since 2011.
By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 26, 2017
Education was one of the topics discussed at the recent Assembly of First Nations (AFN) meetings held in Regina, SK. First Nations leaders say that almost none of the money promised last year has arrived. With the upcoming school year starting next month, this is leaving families and educators frustrated.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2017
Comedian, columnist and author Dawn Dumont will be at McNally Robinson Books, located at 3130 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK signing her book, “Glass Beads”. This event takes place on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 pm.
Recently, the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance (Governance Agreement) was signed today by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, for the Government of Canada, and by Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. The Chiefs of the Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee also signed the Concurrence to the Governance Agreement.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says this year’s General Assembly, taking place this week in Regina will be discussing two issues in particular. The major focus he feels will be the revitalization of Indigenous languages and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Jennifer Ackerman, Regina Leader-Post, Regina Leader~Post 07.27.2017 |
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations is hosting the 24th annual Spirit of Our Nations Pow Wow. For 2017 the event will be taking place in Treaty 4 Territory just west of Regina, SK in conjunction with Sakimay First Nation on July 26 & 27.
The leaders of Canada’s three national Indigenous organizations have decided to not attend the Premier’s meetings this week in Edmonton saying the format does not follow the spirit of reconciliation. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said, “we’re just not another special interest group”.
A Court of Queen’s Bench judge has ordered a byelection for September 13, 2017 for the office of Chief at the George Gordon First Nation, located around 110 kilometres north of Regina, SK. He found that 17 voters were prevented from casting ballots. A vacant band councillor position will also be filled in the September byelection.
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017