On Tuesday, April 25 Elbow, SK Mayor Rob Hundeby signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief Bobby Cameron to eliminate racism through educational initiatives. Hundeby said he was moved by Cameron’s speech in February at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipality Association (SUMA) convention to act.
CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2017
The Edmonton Public Library recently named its first Elder In Residence. Wilson Bearhead, a respected community elder, educator and member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band who has served as grand chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Alberta regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations, will help others find answers and reconnect with aboriginal culture as the first elder in residence at the Edmonton Public Library.
Edmonton Journal Claire Theobald April 7, 2017
Wab Kinew, MLA for Winnipeg’s Fort Rouge riding recently announced his intention to seek the leadership of the Manitoba NDP. He made the announcement while standing near the Louis Riel statue on the grounds of the Manitoba legislative building.
CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2017
The Yale First Nation near Hope, B.C. has constructed 6 housing units that use, “passive technology” to reduce heating bills by as much as 80%. This has prompted the First Nation to order 4 more housing units.
By Tim Fontaine, CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2017
Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music. The online reaction was overwhelmingly positive to the Juno-winning electronic trio.
Recently, the Indigenous Studies Student Union at the University of Toronto organized the first powwow there in at least 20 years. The powwow involving 500 people, attracted hundreds of spectators.
CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2017
The finalists for “Where Our Paths Cross” – Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork will be presenting their concepts on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive, Saskatoon, SK.
Diabetes Canada is offering webcasts aimed at higher risk groups. An Aboriginal Edition is being broadcast on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm CST.
Recently the Muskowekwan First Nation, located northeast of Regina, SK signed an agreement with Encanto Potash Corp., taking another step towards the development of potash at the Muskowekwan First Nation. Earlier this year Encanto announced two 20 year sales agreements with India-based firms.
Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix February 28, 2017
The University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Aboriginal Achievement Week, February 27-March 3, 2017 with a variety of events. Everyone is welcome.