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
Recently to mark Canada 150, the Saskatoon Open Door Society hosted a showcase of cultures which allowed newcomers to Saskatoon to have first hand experience with Indigenous people and their history.
By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2017
Marilyn Poitras, who recently resigned as Commissioner on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commission, spoke recently with the CBC. She has cited issues with the “current structure” of the inquiry which has not yet started public hearings.
CBC News Posted: Jul 16, 2017
The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be taking place July 16-29, 2017 in Toronto, ON. The CBC is the official sponsor of NAIG and will provide exclusive coverage of the events including a week-long festival showcasing Indigenous heritage and cultural distinctiveness.
Mike Tanton credits sports for ‘saving’ his life. The Saskatchewan Chef de Mission at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games says sports helped keep him focused and out of trouble. He’s leading 500 athletes into the NAIG this week in Toronto.
Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has resigned. In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister she states she can’t continue her work within the current structure. Poitras has served as a assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017
On National Aboriginal Day, Laurentian University opened its new Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre at the main entrance to its campus in Sudbury, Ontario. Laurentian currently offers over 70 courses with Indigenous content in them. The molded wood ceiling of the round facility is inspired by the wigwam, a traditional domed dwelling.
CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2017
Four Indigenous people from Saskatchewan explain why they aren’t enthusiastic about Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. From celebrating colonialism to ignoring the contributions of indigenous people there are some disenfranchised people in our midst.
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.