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07/04/17

Trudeau visits with Indigenous group at Parliament Hill tepee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Friday with indigenous activists who set up a demonstration teepee on Parliament Hill ahead of Canada Day celebrations. The prime minister and his wife arrived relatively unannounced at the site mid-morning, as the national capital… +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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06/19/17

McDowell Board of Directors approves $80,000 in research funding projects

The end of the school year signals the start of seven new professionally led research projects funded by the McDowell Foundation. In late May, the Foundation board approved over $80,000 in new research money for the 2017-18 school year. The… +Read More
06/16/17

Residential school survivor donates copy of TRC final report to Sask. Polytechnic

A Saskatchewan residential school survivor has donated one of his five physical copies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report to Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. Eugene Arcand of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation is the province’s representative on the Indian Residential Schools Survivor Committee, an advisory board to the TRC. He spent 11 years at two Saskatchewan residential schools. On Thursday, Arcand presented his second-last copy of the final report to staff at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, to be put on display.... +Read More
06/14/17

City of Regina, FSIN sign pledge to fight racism

Mayor Michael Fougere has pledged to fight racism in Regina. On Tuesday, Fougere signed a memorandum of understanding with Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron. The document asks the City of Regina to offer classes for all staff… +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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