Marilyn Poitras Resigns As A MMIWG Commissioner

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

Two First Nations Concerned About Lloydminster Casino Project

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

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Wildcat River Family Keeps Mi’kmaq Canoe Traditions Alive

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

Indigenous Health-Care Provider Says Cultural Safety Training Would Assist First Nations Patient Care

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

First Ever CFL Métis Official Begins Another Season

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