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04/26/17

Child and youth advocate calls for better access to mental health care in remote communities

Saskatchewan’s child and youth advocate is calling on the province to address a number of recommendations he says are “integral to a renewal of the child welfare system.” In his 2016 annual report tabled Tuesday in the Legislative Assembly, Corey… +Read More
04/21/17

‘It’s to bring back our culture’: First Nations schools collaborate to create on-the-land learning

First Nations schools across southern Saskatchewan are collaborating on new ways to engage students outside of the classroom and on the land. Earlier this month students and teachers within the Treaty 4 Education Alliance met in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., to… +Read More
Bearhead
02/14/17

Bearhead implores educators to have courage to do things differently

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.… +Read More
01/26/17

Justin Trudeau pressed on Indigenous support at Saskatoon town hall

A First Nations leader wondered why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to dredge up old stereotypes during a town hall in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Trudeau spoke of “a number of chiefs” he has met who asked for money without considering how it can best be used. He said it’s clear those chiefs “haven’t actually talked to their young people.” That didn’t sit well with Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas. “It was a little bit odd,” Thomas said in an interview after... +Read More
12/22/16

Give some First Nations schools more money than urban counterparts, says federal minister

First Nations schools deserve the same level of funding as those in Canada’s cities and towns, but some First Nations schools should get even more, says Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett. In an interview with CBC News, Bennett noted… +Read More
12/12/16

First Nations schools suffer as they wait for federal funds

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to talk this week about boosting First Nations education funding, but chiefs are growing impatient. Trudeau pledged the new money back in March. None of it has reached struggling First Nations schools. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations… +Read More
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