Saskatoon mother ‘outraged and upset’ after school Aboriginal retention workers eliminated

Saskatoon Catholic school division eliminated 12 retention workers to deal with $9.7M shortfall

By David Shield, CBC News

read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-catholic-cut-aboriginal-retention-workers-1.4129993

Rachelle Tanton says her  four children have benefited greatly from an Aboriginal student-retention worker program. She's unhappy that the Saskatoon Catholic school board is ending the program.

Rachelle Tanton says her four children have benefited greatly from an Aboriginal student-retention worker program. She’s unhappy that the Saskatoon Catholic school board is ending the program.

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53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit

President of Aboriginal Firefighters Association says number is likely higher

By David McKie, CBC

read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/audit-reserves-inadequate-fire-protection-1.4124616

Nine died in a house fire on Pikangikum First Nation in 2016. An Indigenous Affairs internal audit says many reserves lack adequate firefighting services.

Nine died in a house fire on Pikangikum First Nation in 2016. An Indigenous Affairs internal audit says many reserves lack adequate firefighting services. (Kyle Peters/Canadian Press)

Battlefords man working to preserve residential school cemetery

Cemetery at Battleford Industrial School has at least 20 unmarked graves read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/battlefords-cemetery-preservation-1.4128826

Annual sport day at the school in 1895.

 Battleford Industrial School cemetery cairn

 

A cairn erected at the Battleford Industrial School was placed at the cemetery in 1975 after a total of 72 graves were excavated at the school by Archaeology students and staff from the University of Saskatchewan during the summer of 1974. (Ben Feist)

 

 

 

 

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