The University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Drama is presenting “maskihkiyiwan nehiyawewin: Reigniting the Fire”, an original Indigenous theatre piece on Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1, 2017 at 8pm and Friday June 2, 2017 at 2pm. These performances take place inside at the Greystone Theatre, John Mitchell Building or outside weather permitting.
The 2017 Pride Winnipeg Festival launched yesterday in Winnipeg, MB and for the first time a two spirit powwow is being included. A crowdfunding campaign produced almost $10,000 to bring it to reality.
The National Film Board (NFB) recently launched, NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour, drawing from its collection of 250 Indigenous-made films. The tour runs across the country and groups interested in organizing a screening in their community can contact: email@example.com
The recent May 9, 2017 provincial election in British Columbia elected a record number of four Indigenous candidates. This is double the two members of the Legislative Assembly before the election.
By Karin Larsen, CBC News Posted: May 10, 2017
The first piece of legislation passed by the new Liberal government in the Yukon was to declare June 21, National Aboriginal Day. There was some opposition to the move from portions of the business community and from the mayor of Whitehorse.
CBC News Posted: May 09, 2017
The National Thought Table on Reconciliation will assemble Canadian leaders for a conversation on the multidimensional nature of reconciliation in Canada. This event will be live-streamed on Wednesday, May 10.
On Saturday, May 6, 2017 Jane’s Walk Saskatoon: The Art of Indigenization on Campus will be held starting at 11:00 AM. CeCe Baptiste and Graeme Joseph will take people on a short tour and discussion on how the University of Saskatchewan has begun the indigenizing process.
Dr. Helen Armstrong, Professor Emerita at Brandon University, will lead a workshop on Integrating Indigenous Literature for children, their parents and teachers in an interactive teaching demonstration, illustrating integration of Indigenous Literature to meet school curricular outcomes. This event takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at McNally Robinson, 3130-8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK.
Nominations have closed for the May 27 province wide elections for the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. Nine people have entered the race for President. A full slate of candidates is also running for the four executive and twelve region representative positions which will represent the province’s Métis citizens.
By Alex Soloducha, CBC News Posted: Apr 28, 2017