Richard Blackwolf, President of the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association, is blaming a liberal conspiracy and overly sensitive, “snowflakes” behind an effort to oust him as president. These came after he made a number of controversial posts on social media regarding the LGBT community, Muslims and left-wing women.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2017
Families of some of the missing and murdered Indigenous women say that the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Inquiry are overlooking data which will hinder their search for the truth. There are also concerns about who compiles the statistics and how they are categorized.
Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix August 14, 2017
The Saskatoon Health Region employs two health navigators who work in the First Nations and Métis Health Service. The navigators can provide translation services and generally try to ensure that the mental, physical and cultural needs of patients and families are attended to.
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) commission of inquiry has lost yet another staffer. Waneek Horn-Miller former Olympian and director of community engagement is leaving the inquiry to focus on her family.
By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Aug 08, 2017
The Sagkeeng Oldtimers, a hockey team made up of residential school survivors is going to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The team was started in 1978 and won titles in the 1987 World Cup, 1989 World Cup in Munich and in the 1987 Canadian National Cup.
CBC News Posted: Aug 08, 2017
According to figures provided by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) a record number of Saskatchewan First Nations are now led by women. Two of the five FSIN executive members are women and 16 of the provinces 74 chiefs are women. The first post-treaty female chief was in 1954 when 24 year old Gwen O’Soup was chief of the Key Lake First Nation.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2017
An external report commissioned by the Saskatoon Health Region found evidence of coercion of Indigenous patients to undergo tubal ligations. The report was the result of allegations of the permanent form of birth control being sought from women while in labour.
Recently several hundred people from as far away as British Columbia to Quebec made the, “Back to Batoche” trek. For three days participants engage in cultural events designed to inform and entertain near the Batoche Historical Site, located about 90 km northeast of Saskatoon, SK.
By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Jul 23, 2017
Celebrating the ingenuity of Northern Dene trappers and artisans, “Asenet’i Tth’al” is in collaboration with Wanuskewin Galleries and the community of Patuanak, SK from July 15 to October 6, 2017 at Wanuskewin Galleries and Heritage Park. Wanuskewin Heritage Park is located 15 km north of downtown Saskatoon, SK.
Residents of Iqaluit, NU say they can often find groceries cheaper online than in local stores. In 2015 Amazon dropped many Nunavut communities from free shipping except for Iqaluit. Canada Post says the Iqaluit post office is one of the busiest in Canada.
By Sara Frizzell, CBC News Posted: Jul 10, 2017