Kiizhik School — an Anishinaabe immersion school in Kenora, Ontario — is setting up a satellite campus at Northwest Angle 33 First Nation, a small community on Lake of the Woods that hasn’t had a school of its own for about 20 years. Students used to start out at 5 a.m. to travel across the border to school in Warroad, Minnesota and would not be back until 7 p.m., spending more time travelling than learning.
By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Apr 25, 2017
As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix is telling stories of people who helped shape the nation. This article features lawyer Donald Worme who served as commission counsel for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Betty Ann Adam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix April 12, 2017
Former NHL Coach of the Year Ted Nolan will spend a full day on Monday, April 24 at the U of S, serving as the keynote speaker in a morning forum with university senior administration and Indigenous leaders from across the province. He will also meet with students and staff in Huskie Athletics and the College of Kinesiology about Aboriginal athletic development, and later with the Human Resources department and the U of S Aboriginal Advisors Circle. Nolan is a member of the Garden River First Nation in Ontario.
Recently the Government of Quebec announced an investment of $5 million over 3 years for the development of greenhouses in Nunavik, in the far north of the province. Part of the plan is to use garbage, now burned in the open air, to be incinerated at a thermal waste treatment station instead.
CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2017
A Vancouver-based company, W Dusk is assisting several First Nations communities install renewable energy systems across Canada. David Isaac, the Mik’maq founder of the firm says renewable energy is becoming more popular with First Nations because it aligns with their cultural ideals.
By Stephanie Cram, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2017
One of the elements of the recent Federal Budget is increased funding for Indigenous post secondary students. The Post-Secondary Student Support Program will receive $90M in increased funding plus an additional $5M per year for 5 years for Indspire, an Indigenous organization funding scholarships.
The Government of Canada and Yukon announced funding of $215,000 for the acquisition of a new 28-seat passenger bus for the Teslin Tlingit Council.
Today the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced the signing of a Framework Agreement with the Kashechewan First Nation community. A steering committee composed of representatives of Kashechewan First Nation, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Health Canada, and Ontario’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation will provide general oversight and guidance on the action plan when developed. The committee will provide an annual report to parties on the progress made under this Framework Agreement
Recently, the Government of Canada announced the investment of $695,000 for 28 research projects regarding the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The projects focus on many topics related to the experiences and knowledge systems of Indigenous peoples.
Cumberland College, a regional college in Saskatchewan based in Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale and Hudson Bay is introducing a program designed to improve student outcomes. The ‘Elders-in-Residence’ program will enable students to meet with Métis and First Nation Elders to discuss financial, family or other problems.