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.
Students at 11 schools in southern Saskatchewan are taking science instruction through, “Learning the Land”. The program, created by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Treaty 4 Education Alliance, combines Indigenous culture and teachings with scientific knowledge about conservation.
By Samanda Brace, CBC News Posted: Jan 12, 2017
The University of Saskatchewan Library through the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Committee, is presenting Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling 2017 hosting Marjorie Beaucage who will be presenting a storytelling talk and a screening of her latest film: “Giving Back”. This event takes place on Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:30-5:30 at Arts 241, (Neatby-Timlin Theatre), University of Saskatchewan.
The University of Saskatchewan, College of Law through the McKercher Lecture Series is presenting Grand Chief Derek Napinak from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs who will share his views regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Wunusweh Lecture in Aboriginal Law takes place Monday, January 16, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
On Monday January 16, 2017, The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre at the University of Saskatchewan will be hosting Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Darek Nepinak from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. He will share his views about the TRC recommendations and the original intent of the treaty relationship.
The Think Indigenous Education Conference 2017 will be taking place Sunday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK on Treaty 6 Territory. Further details will be forthcoming as the date draws nearer.
Recently the University of Saskatchewan Library received the largest donation of Inuit Artin its history. The gift from Norman Zepp and Judith Varga is the product of almost 50 years of collecting in Canada’s North.
Saskatoon StarPhoenix November 30, 2016
A recent article in, The Atlantic cited the University of Saskatchewan’s efforts to improve Indigenous enrollment and graduation rates at the province’s largest university. Aboriginal people currently comprise about 17% of Saskatchewan’s population with over half being under the age of 25.