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.
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.
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.
The Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc (CLASSIC) is hosting a Free ID Clinic. This event will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Station 20 West, 1120-20th St. W., Saskatoon, SK.
Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre is proud to present Andrea Ledding’s play, “Dominion”. The play focuses on power, rules…it’s the story of Canada. The play runs October 12-22, 2017 at Studio 914 located at 914 20th St W., Saskatoon, SK evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Recently at the annual Word on the Street festival two authors shone a spotlight on the problem of alcoholism among Saskatchewan’s First Nations people. Indigenous authors Blair Stonechild and Harold Johnson’s workshop, “Sharing the Journey and Living the Story” refer to their books on the subject.
CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2017
The Oromocto First Nation recently announced a new program which will offer lessons in Maliseet, a threatened Indigenous language in New Brunswick. Band councillor Allan Sabattis-Atwin applied for a grant through Heritage Canada and was successful in obtaining funding for the program.
By Nathalie Sturgeon, CBC News Posted: Sep 10, 2017
The Iqaluit Beer and Wine Store opened recently in the Nunavut capital, the first liquor store in 42 years. Previously the only legal way to obtain alcohol was by mail order. The change is the result of many years of debate culminating in a 2015 plebiscite, when 77% of Iqaluit voters supported the re-opening of a beer and wine store.