Indigenous youth in Sask. speak out about racism, hope for change

There is ‘so much that we have to fix in order for people to be safe and free,’ says Erica Violet Lee

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'As Indigenous people of Saskatchewan, we're immediately looked at as criminals, as people who are trespassers,'  says student and community organizer Erica Violet Lee.

Moccasin Telegraph challenges you to tell us what we all can do to dispel racism against Indigenous Peoples please call us at (780)492-2577 ext. #1 Thursday 5 pm to 5:30 pm or if you are too shy tweet us WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK!


‘We are sorry’: Ottawa apologizes to Manitoba’s Sayisi Dene for forced relocation

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Sayisi Dene

John and Mary Ann Thorassie and family in Duck Lake, Manitoba, 1947. Before their forced relocation, the Sayisi Dene lived in their traditional territory along the migratory path of the caribou. Photo: Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, HBCA 1987/336-I-76/5 (Canadian Museum for Human Rights/Website)

Map for Sayisi Dene story

Catastrophic result

Bennett also acknowledged that Ottawa did not provide proper food, shelter or support following the relocation

Aboriginal August Events Across Canada

“Aboriginal Boys Matter Too!” Aboriginal Male Youth Justice Lunch and Learn


August 18, 2016 


Edmonton Intercultural Centre (Old McCauley School) 

Red Deer Native Friendship Society August 2016 Events

4808 51 ave Red Deer, AB Phone (403)340-0020

WED. Aug. 17 Wellbriety 7:00-9:00PM

THURS. Aug.18 Home Club 1:00-3:30 PM ( Pre Register) SC Cyber Registration will begin Aug. 18

Women’s Health Rhythms 6:30-8:00 PM TUE.

Aug.23 Money 101 1:00-3:30 PM (Pre Register)

WED. Aug 24 Wellbriety 7:00-9:00 PM

WED. Aug. 31 Wellbriety 7:00-9:00 PM

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August 17 – 22, 2016

Crow Fair Powwow & Parade Celebration

98th Annual Teepee Capital of the World

Crow Agency, Montana, USA

Info: 406-679-2108


August 19 – 21, 2016

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi

SMSC Wacipi Grounds

3212 Dakotah Parkway

Shakopee, Minnesota, USA

Phone: 952-445-8900


August 19 – 21, 2016

Frog Lake Canadian Classic Powwow
Six Chiefs Cultural Grounds
Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Harvey Dufresne Jr / 780-943-3737
Contact: Kendra Quinney / 780-943-3737
Vendor Info: Shirley Quinney 780-614-0044


August 20 – 21, 2016 

30th Annual Chippewas of Rama First Nation Powwow

Rama Temporary Powwow Grounds

5884 Rama Road

Rama, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 705-325-3611 ext. 1299


August 27 – 28, 2016

Three Fires Homecoming Powwow & Traditional Gathering

Blue #2789 1st Line Road (Mississauga Rd.)

Hagersville, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Faith Rivers

Phone: 519-757-7253


August 27th – 28th, 2016

19t Annual Shawanaga First Nation Powwow
Shawanaga Powwow Grounds
2 Church Street (Across from School)
Shawanaga First Nation, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Sherrill Judge
Phone: 705-366-2378


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