Noted Saskatchewan author Bill Waiser will be signing copies of his book, “A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905”, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McNally Robinson Books, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be holding it’s Special Chiefs Assembly on December 5-7, 2017 in Ottawa, ON at the Westin Ottawa.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implement the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The male and female identification camps for Team Saskatchewan for the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be taking place starting on January 3, 2018 at the Flying Dust Arena.
The 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans’ Association (SFNVA) Fundraising Gala will be taking place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Prairieland Park Trade & Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Proceeds go to the SFNVA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program.
Recently a ceremony marking the opening of the first regional Cree women’s shelter was held in the James Bay community of Waswanipi in Quebec. The 18 bed facility serving the inland Cree communities will soon be joined by a second shelter opening in early 2018 in Waskaganish serving the coastal Cree communities of the area.
By Susan Bell, Celina Wapachee, CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2017
Just last month RBC (Royal Bank Canada) announced a $500,000 donation to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation to support First Nation youth mental health. This will allow for the implementation of remote presence technology that will enable young people to access care from their own homes.
At an announcement made at the annual Manitoba Metis Federation General Assembly the artifacts on display at the RCMP‘s Heritage Centre in Regina, SK will be returned within the next two years. The items are to be returned upon completion of the Metis National Heritage Centre which is being built in Winnipeg, MB.
Andrea Hill, Saskatoon StarPhoenix September 23, 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
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.