Two Saskatchewan First Nations, Thunderchild and Big River First Nation say they are being left out of some of the projects at the Lloydminster Casino development. Thunderchild First Nation Chief Delbert Wapass and others remaining in the group say they’ve been left in the dark on the financial details of the project which had the sod-turning ceremony last month.
By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 06, 2017
Todd Labrador recalls how his great-grandfather Joe Jermey passed on his canoe building skills at Wildcat, Acadia First Nation, NS. One of his other skills was deflecting authorities who visited from time to time attempting to place his grandchildren in residential schools thereby allowing his canoe skills to be passed on.
LINDSAY JONES Special to The Globe and Mail Jun. 28, 2017
On National Aboriginal Day, Laurentian University opened its new Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre at the main entrance to its campus in Sudbury, Ontario. Laurentian currently offers over 70 courses with Indigenous content in them. The molded wood ceiling of the round facility is inspired by the wigwam, a traditional domed dwelling.
CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2017
Dalhousie University recently announced that its Indigenous Student Centre will move to a larger facility with proper ventilation for smudging ceremonies. The move from the previous fourth floor location to the ground-level building is expected to attract more visitors.
By Shaina Luck, CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2017
Recently, a CBC camera crew was taken on a tour by Jon Johnson who is associated with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto to three locations with Indigenous connections. The First Story Toronto tours have linked participants with the city’s extensive Indigenous history.
Ellen Blais, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames and a policy analyst with the Association of Ontario Midwifes recently stated that a online course that’s mandatory for B.C. health-care providers would help Ontario providers as well. Around 8,000 Ontarians have take the San’yas Indigenous cultural safety training to date which is delivered in an online interactive method.
By Stephanie Matteis, CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Four Indigenous people from Saskatchewan explain why they aren’t enthusiastic about Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. From celebrating colonialism to ignoring the contributions of indigenous people there are some disenfranchised people in our midst.
Tonight Brian Chrupalo will remove his Winnipeg Police Service uniform and put on his Canadian Football League official’s uniform as he starts his 14th season as the CFL’s first Métis official. Chrupalo has served in the Winnipeg neighbourhood that he grew up in for the past 24 years. He’s also recently been selected to be part of the National Football League (NFL) exchange program where officials from one league work games in the other league.
By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Recently the Government of Canada announced it is funding the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada $898,468 for a 36 month project to reach men and boys in a bid to reduce violence against women and girls across Canada’s North.
After an extended period of lobbying for reliable public transportation by British Columbia First Nations B.C. Transit has launched 2 new bus routes on Highway 16.