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06/23/17

NDP says province not trying hard enough to close funding gap for First Nations students

The provincial NDP is calling on the premier to put more pressure on the federal government to end the funding gap for students in First Nations schools. They are funded at a rate about 40 per cent less than the… +Read More
06/22/17

Reconciliation walk ‘should have always been happening’ to mark National Aboriginal Day

Wearing a full-length skirt as she drummed and sang, Teedly Linklater and her family led more than 2,000 people through downtown Saskatoon during the city’s second Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation. “All my ancestors, my grandparents I wish they… +Read More
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06/21/17

John Lake students play host to i2P team by highlighting Aboriginal history lesson

Students at John Lake School in Saskatoon recently played host to a group of six young international ambassadors who are part of Ray Zahab’s impossible2Possible organization that is involved in an ambitious cross-Canada tour. I2P is an international non-profit organization… +Read More
06/07/17

More education, change to come: TRC commissioner Marie Wilson on 2nd anniversary of calls to action

‘If we keep doing everything the way we’ve always done, that change will not happen’ She told CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition that people who make glib comments about residential schools like ‘it couldn’t have been all bad’ fail to understand why countries hold truth and reconciliation commissions. “You don’t have a truth and reconciliation commission when everything is going well,” she said. “You have one because something terribly wrong has happened.” ‘They’re not all about what the government should do.’ – Marie Wilson... +Read More
06/01/17

Indspire Cross-Canada tour showcasing successful Aboriginal students makes stop in Saskatoon

A group of successful Aboriginal post-graduate students are hoping their stories of success will motivate other Indigenous youths. Three Youth Laureates of the Indigenous-led Indspire program are currently on a Cross Canada tour to promote Indigenous education. Indspire is a… +Read More
05/30/17

Papal residential school apology should happen in Saskatchewan according to FSIN

If Pope Francis plans to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system, the gesture should happen on Saskatchewan soil, according to a First Nations leader. On Monday, Justin Trudeau met with the Pope in Vatican City… +Read More
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