The Yale First Nation near Hope, B.C. has constructed 6 housing units that use, “passive technology” to reduce heating bills by as much as 80%. This has prompted the First Nation to order 4 more housing units.
By Tim Fontaine, CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2017
A recent ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has said that there must be a new election for the position of Chief. A George Gordon First Nation band member alleges there was fraud which a judge disagreed with, but the Court found 31 ballots unaccounted for and therefore ordered a new vote.
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 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.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is hosting, First Nations Health Summit: Nation Building Through Health and Wellness. This event takes place April 11-13, 2017 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.
Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music. The online reaction was overwhelmingly positive to the Juno-winning electronic trio.
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.