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Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge aims to promote new entrepreneurs – StarPhoenix

December 10, 2018 The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge run by the U of S branch of international organization Enactus takes place in January and February. Aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs are getting the chance to give their projects a boost thanks to an annual business competition hosted at the University of Saskatchewan. The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201811 Views

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Sask. has second-highest number of rural domestic homicide victims – CTV News

December 06, 2018 A new report is painting a troubling picture about domestic violence in Canada. It not only shows women or girls make up 76 per cent of victims, but it also highlights who those women most likely are. The multi-year report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative looked at data from 2010-2015. It found […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201815 Views

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It’s more than just a haircut’: Indigenous stylist provides safe space, empowerment through her work – CBC

December 07, 2018 A lot of people feel judged when they go into salons,’ says Onion Lake Cree Nation’s Trysta Cook A hairstylist from the Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan says she wants to create a safe space for Indigenous people looking to get their hair trimmed or styled. Trysta Cook, who has been cutting […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201813 Views

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Boushie family attend inquest into RCMP fatal shooting of Indigenous man – The Globe and Mail

Family members of an Indigenous man who died after being shot on a Saskatchewan farm are attending an inquest into the fatal shooting of another Indigenous man. The mother and brother of Colten Boushie sat in a Battleford, Sask., courtroom Tuesday to support the family of Brydon Whitstone. Whitstone, who was 22 from Onion Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201820 Views

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Canada’s shameful history of sterilizing Indigenous women – USask

Indigenous women are murdered, go missing or face abuse at much higher rates than non-Indigenous women in Canada. Recent news stories now report that birthing mothers have also been sterilized (given tubal ligations) without their full and informed consent, as recently as 2017. Dec 6, 2018 These shocking stories describe women being told that they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201816 Views

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Announcements – December 2018 – University Affairs

DEC 05 2018 University of Regina president Vianne Timmons is one of 12 recipients of a 2019 Indspire Award. The awards, formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, celebrate and encourage excellence throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities. Dr. Timmons grew up in Labrador and is of Mi’kmaq heritage. After she earned her education degree in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201815 Views

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A ‘very chaotic’ few minutes: Sask. Mountie shot Brydon Whitstone because he thought he had a gun – CBC

RCMP Constable Jerry Abbott said he yelled Whitstone had a gun, despite never seeing one Dec 06, 2018 * This story is based on statements given during this week’s coroner’s inquest, which is not a criminal trial. Soon after shooting Brydon Whitstone and then trying to revive the 22 year old, North Battleford RCMP patrol […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201813 Views

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‘Healthy Active Natives’ Group Inspires Thousands Of Indigenous People To Get Healthy – HuffPost Canada

An Indigenous personal trainer wanted to see a healthy Indigenous community online. So he created one. When Waylon Pahona began his online search for an Indigenous wellness community, he didn’t get any results. He Googled, scoured Facebook and YouTube, but found nothing. “I used to work as a personal trainer in a physical therapy setting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201811 Views

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NESD program looks to improve First Nations engagement – Nipawin Journal

December 4, 2018 The North East School Division (NESD) has launched a new program to better support First Nations Metis students in the division. LP Miller and Wagner Elementary School, which have the largest populations are seeing the launch of the Following Their Voices program. “It’s a three year program to support teachers and better […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201813 Views

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Financial empowerment is the road to success for Indigenous youth – National Post

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Author: Bettina Schneider, Associate Professor and Associate Vice-President Academic, First Nations University of Canada Youth now represent nearly half the Indigenous population in Canada. These young […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201813 Views

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