Marilyn Poitras, who recently resigned as Commissioner on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commission, spoke recently with the CBC. She has cited issues with the “current structure” of the inquiry which has not yet started public hearings.
CBC News Posted: Jul 16, 2017
Marilyn Poitras, one of the commissioners for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) has resigned. In her resignation letter to the Prime Minister she states she can’t continue her work within the current structure. Poitras has served as a assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law.
CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017
National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2017 will be commemorated at the University of Saskatchewan by a celebration being held at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. This event takes place from 8:30-9:15 with coffee and bannock being served and everyone is welcome.
The University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability is inviting experts from Sweden, Norway and Alaska to discuss renewable energy for Northern and Indigenous communities. This event takes place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in 144 Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place, U of S Campus.
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Indspire is having its youth delegates at an event at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. University of Saskatchewan medical student Josh Butcher is one of the Indigenous leaders participating.
By Danny Kerslake, CBC News Posted: May 29, 2017
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.
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.
The Fort William First Nation, adjacent to Thunder Bay, ON has decided to admit Damien Lee as a full-fledged member. Lee, who currently teaches Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan has a Caucasian mother who married Lee’s stepfather, a member of the Fort William band when Damien was an infant.
Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck, Chair of the Senate’s Aboriginal Peoples Committee is asking Senator Lynn Beyak to consider resigning from the committee. Recently, the Conservative Senator from Ontario made remarks in the Senate chamber praising the, “good deeds” of the residential school system.
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Mar 16, 2017
The University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Aboriginal Achievement Week, February 27-March 3, 2017 with a variety of events. Everyone is welcome.