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FSIN asking for assistance as COVID-19 outbreak continues on northern Sask. First Nation – 620 CKRM

Jul 27, 2021 The FSIN says public health orders need to be restored to try and control a COVID-19 outbreak on the Buffalo Dene River First Nation, about 540 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. In a release, chief Bobby Cameron says the community is battling the virus due to the lack of public health orders and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20216 Views

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Gov. Gen. Mary Simon marks change for Canada: Saskatchewan Indigenous leaders – Global News

Mary Simon has been sworn in as Canada’s first Indigenous governor general and some leaders in Saskatchewan say it is a sign that change is on the horizon. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/8062026/governor-general-mary-simon-marks-change-for-canada-saskatchewan-indigenous-leaders

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20216 Views

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Many people claiming to be Indigenous do not share our collective experience – CBC

Jul 27, 2021 Some of us can’t just turn off being Indigenous whenever it’s convenient for us We need to address what makes someone Indigenous and clearly identify who can apply for Indigenous programming and scholarships in Canada. Today, it’s seemingly easy for people to claim Indigeneity and “self-declare” by checking a box when applying […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20217 Views

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Residential school survivors demand Sask. court release Catholic compensation document – CBC

Jul 26, 2021 Outlines $25M of ‘in-kind services’ to survivors, but court refusing to release it A Roman Catholic Church document claiming the church provided $25 million of “in-kind services” to residential school survivors is sitting inside a Regina courthouse, but officials are refusing to release it. Survivors, First Nations leaders and legal scholars across Canada interviewed by CBC News […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20219 Views

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Between two worlds: Speaking with Indigenous police officers – Regina Leader Post

Jul 24, 2021 Indigenous police officers are in the unique position of walking between two worlds — that in which they’re born and the one they join. Over the past few years, conversations have become commonplace about the walls that continue to exist between police and a number of communities they serve. While many police […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20219 Views

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Saskatoon’s Board of Police Commissioners asking city for mandatory Indigenous representation – CBC

Jul 23, 2021 Chair says board would like to make Indigenous appointments official Saskatoon’s Board of Police Commissioners is asking the city to make Indigenous appointments to the board compulsory. In a letter to city council’s meeting on Monday, the police board asked the city to change its bylaw around appointments to require at least […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202164 Views

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Saskatoon to look into implementing UN Indigenous rights declaration – CBC

Jul 20, 2021 UNDRIP affirms right of Indigenous people to language, self-determination Saskatoon city councillors have voted in favour of examining the possibility of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). At a meeting of the governance and priorities committee on Monday, councillors voted unanimously in favour of administration writing […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202117 Views

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Catholic register, survivors offer clues to who may be buried in cemetery next to Marieval residential school – CBC

Jul 20, 2021 Cowessess First Nation members say graveyard included mix of locals and residents of nearby communities Lloyd Lerat still remembers the day in the early 1960s when workers came to remove headstones from a section of the cemetery in Cowessess First Nation, Sask., that is now covered with tiny flags marking spots left by a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202121 Views

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Cameron: Simon’s appointment long time coming – Humboldt Journal

July 19, 2021 Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron has welcomed the recent appointment of Mary Simon as Canada’s Governor General, but adds it should have been done a long time ago. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, early this month, appointed Simon as the first Indigenous person to be the 30th Governor General since […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202112 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations search for unmarked graves at former residential school site – The Globe and Mail

July 19 2021 Survivors, relatives and community members spoke at the grounds of the former Delmas Indian Residential School. A ground-penetrating radar search for unmarked graves began July 17. Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/video-saskatchewan-first-nations-search-for-unmarked-graves-at-former/

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 202161 Views

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