Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in marking June 21, announced that the Langevin block, the building housing the Prime Minister’s offices will be renamed The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council. Hector-Louis Langevin, who the building was previously named for is acknowledged as the architect of the residential school system in Canada.
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2017
People of all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities, are invited to celebrate National Aboriginal Day and “Rock Your Roots” Walk for Reconciliation in Victoria Park, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Events start at 7:30 a.m. with a, “Pipe Ceremony” and go until 4:00 p.m.
National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2017 will be commemorated at the University of Saskatchewan by a celebration being held at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. This event takes place from 8:30-9:15 with coffee and bannock being served and everyone is welcome.
Director Carol Greyeyes along with Darwin Gardypie (performer) and Wantia Bird (playwright) will present a mini-play, “As The Teepee Turns and the Bannock Burns”. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability is inviting experts from Sweden, Norway and Alaska to discuss renewable energy for Northern and Indigenous communities. This event takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in 144 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, U of S Campus.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is asking for input on the proposed federal Indigenous Languages Act. Sessions will be held on June 22-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.
Internationally acclaimed Cree author and playwright Tomson Highway has received an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Manitoba . His body of work includes Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and The Rez Sisters, as well as the novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. Highway, a member of Barren Lands First Nation, was born on the Manitoba-Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters.
CBC News is reporting that the former United States embassy building, closed for almost 20 years is to be repurposed as a space devoted to Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples. Prime Minister Jean Chrétien had originally planned a portrait gallery for the building, but Stephen Harper cancelled that proposal and the building has sat vacant ever since.
By Catherine Cullen, CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2017
The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be taking place July 16-23, 2017 in Toronto, ON. With more than 5000 participants, 2000 volunteers and 14 sport categories, the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are expected to be the largest sport and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples from across North America.
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Indspire is having its youth delegates at an event at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. University of Saskatchewan medical student Josh Butcher is one of the Indigenous leaders participating.
By Danny Kerslake, CBC News Posted: May 29, 2017