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05/04/17

Sask has highest proportion of youth in Canada: StatsCan

According to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday, Saskatchewan has the highest proportion of young people among the provinces at 19.6 per cent. The national average is 16.6 per cent. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public… +Read More
04/19/17

New health research centre to focus on Indigenous, mental health issues

The federal government says a new “patient-focused” research centre in Saskatchewan could help close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said Indigenous Canadians have shorter life expectancies, higher rates of diabetes and face more mental health… +Read More
traditional Indigenous ensemble brings message of sharing and respect
04/19/17

Traditional Indigenous Ensemble brings message of sharing and respect

From the opening remarks by Don Speidel, cultural resource liaison for the Indigenous Ensemble, the tone was set as the young students from various schools through the Saskatoon Public Schools system enthralled a capacity crowd at the Robert Hinitt Castle… +Read More
04/18/17

Metis Nation calls accord with federal government ‘groundbreaking’

A Canada-Metis Nation accord signed in Ottawa has Metis leaders buoyed with a renewed sense of optimism. “It’s been a long, long struggle and of course we still have a long ways to go but it was a very significant milestone… +Read More
03/27/17

Indigenous leaders encouraged by budget promises, but concerned about funding flow

While Indigenous leaders are optimistic about the promises in Wednesday’s federal budget, there is also concern that the funds will flow too slowly to their communities. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said he hopes the $3.4 billion in funding… +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
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