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. What should be done to help Rachelle Tanton and her children? How will the decision of Saskatoon Catholic … Continue reading Saskatoon mother ‘outraged and upset’ after school Aboriginal retention workers eliminated

Nunavut’s food insecurity ‘crisis’

One in four people in Nunavut are food-insecure and have poor access to affordable, healthy food. Food insecurity in Nunavut ‘should be considered a national crisis,’ expert says Conference Board of Canada releases food report card, gives Nunavut a D for food security. Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/food-insecurity-1.4122103 The price of pasta in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Canada doesn’t think strategically around food, the Conference Board of Canada says. … Continue reading Nunavut’s food insecurity ‘crisis’

Indigenous leaders sign opposition to Keystone XL in Calgary

  Indigenous leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The ceremony included leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada, which includes Indigenous people in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as the Great Sioux Nation in the U.S. Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/transcanada-keystone-calgary-indigenous-1.4119301     Keystone XL pipeline faces opposition from ‘historic … Continue reading Indigenous leaders sign opposition to Keystone XL in Calgary

First Nation Growers (FNG)

First Nation Growers Inc. (FNG) vision is to empower indigenous communities with an opportunity to grow 4seasons, year- round fresh produce, vegetables, fruit, herbs and traditional medicines that will feed their community members fresh produce and natural foods from within their own communities,  We believe in enhancing the daily nutrition and well-being in general of Canada’s indigenous communities and their members, while improving social development and creating jobs. All-season Community Gardens will provide affordable, natural, nutritionally rich, fresh food streams for … Continue reading First Nation Growers (FNG)

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal project

  This legal challenge at the Supreme Court of Canada comes as a response to the failure of the Canadian government to properly consult Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal project. Despite the community’s objections, including intervening at the National Energy Board hearings, the Canadian government allowed the project to go ahead, breaching their duty towards Indigenous nations … Continue reading Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal project

The courageous Indigenous Inuit people of Clyde River are taking their fight to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Canadian government failed to properly consult with the community (as required by law) before granting permits for companies to blast the Arctic in search of oil. Their case will be heard alongside the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation , who are taking a stand to protect their land and water from the risky Line 9 tar sands pipeline. Both verdicts could have profound … Continue reading The courageous Indigenous Inuit people of Clyde River are taking their fight to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Inspirational Youth of Cross Lake First Nation

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The school principal works very hard to support students and cares deeply for them.     Pitch Black’ official music video Ft. Jonny Jesus, Skinny-Gee, Errol Mckay, Carlos Servantq Ross, Tyrese CJ Scott, … Continue reading The Inspirational Youth of Cross Lake First Nation