Government of Canada Assisting Saskatoon Indigenous Homelessness People

The Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and the Community Advisory Board on Saskatoon Homelessness (CAB-SH) announced hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds through Canada’s Homeless Partnering Strategy program. The Urban First Nation Services of the Saskatoon Tribal Council also received funding in the amount of $143,000 for the purchase of a transitional home for Indigenous children.

By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Proposed Oilsands Mine Gets Support From Fort McMurray Métis, Four Other Indigenous Groups

Last week, the Fort McMurray Métis signed an agreement with Teck Resources which promises jobs, contracts and environmentally sensitive development associated with the proposed Frontier project. The Fort McKay Métis, the Fort McKay First Nation and the Fort Chipewayan Métis have also signed similar agreements. The proposed $20.6 billion mine, if approved would create 7,000 construction jobs and 2,500 operating jobs.

By David Thurton, CBC News Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Saskatoon Tribal Council, Sask Polytechnic Collaborate To Overcome Food Insecurity

Recently, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which commits the organizations to, “enhance training and applied research for Indigenous food sovereignty”. The five year agreement sets out a framework for research including how to make best use of available land.

By Creeden Martell, CBC News Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Government Consults With Language Teachers Regarding Upcoming Indigenous Language Legislation

Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Heritage Minister, was in Saskatoon recently to consult with Indigenous language teachers regarding the upcoming federal legislation. The bill, to be introduced in 2018, is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix August 18, 2017