‘She absolutely insulted us.’ First Nations leaders urge voters to defeat Clark gov’t

  By Jenny Uechi in News, Politics | May 1st 2017 First Nations leaders gathered in downtown Vancouver to deliver an unambiguous message against Premier Christy Clark and her team. “Our message is clear. It’s time for change!” claims Chief Stewart Phillip.  Read more at: http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/05/01/news/she-absolutely-insulted-us-first-nations-leaders-urge-voters-defeat-clark-govt Leanne Goose – Homeless (My United Way Voice submission 2016) It’s sobering to know that at anytime, if the bottom … Continue reading ‘She absolutely insulted us.’ First Nations leaders urge voters to defeat Clark gov’t

Student-on-student abuse in residential schools an ‘unspoken truth,’ says Senator Murray Sinclair

Abuse led to intergenerational legacy of trauma that continues to haunt families, former TRC chairman says By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press Posted : May 02, 2017 read more at:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/student-on-student-abuse-in-residential-schools-unspoken-truth-1.409604           Continue reading Student-on-student abuse in residential schools an ‘unspoken truth,’ says Senator Murray Sinclair

International Indigenous HIV & AIDS community organization launched at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

read more at: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2017/04/25/international-indigenous-hiv-aids-community-organization-launched-at-un-permanent-forum-on-indigenous-issues/     Treaties, reconciliation and Indigenous history in Canada: Join a live roundtable this Wednesday read more at http://www.cbc.ca/2017/canadathestoryofus/treaties-reconciliation-and-indigenous-history-in-canada-join-a-live-roundtable-this-wednesday-1.4080537   Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tribe Called Red to highlight Northern Lights festival Opening night will be all-Indigenous celebration, festival organizers say read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/festival-lineup-northern-lights-1.4085076         Continue reading International Indigenous HIV & AIDS community organization launched at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Happy Earth Day April 22, 2017! AFN Marks Earth Day: It’s time to work together to heal Mother Earth

AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in advance of Earth Day, which will be celebrated April 22: “Mother Earth is warming. She needs our help to heal so that we can all stay healthy and continue to enjoy the beauty and riches she provides. First Nations have both rights and responsibilities to the lands and waters. Read More at: http://www.albertanativenews.com/afn-marks-earth-day-its-time-to-work-together-to-heal-mother-earth/ WHAT: Edmonton Resilience … Continue reading Happy Earth Day April 22, 2017! AFN Marks Earth Day: It’s time to work together to heal Mother Earth

Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership (YIWCL)

  Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership (YIWCL) is a not-for-profit educational program for young Indigenous women, ages 10-16.  This program provides an opportunity for young women to learn an Indigenous education. read more at: https://www.gofundme.com/yiwcl?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sharing_image&utm_campaign=invite_n         Donate to Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership (YIWCL) at: https://www.gofundme.com/yiwcl?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sharing_image&utm_campaign=invite_n     Evacuation due to flood fears underway in remote Ontario First Nation   Kashechewan First … Continue reading Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership (YIWCL)

How Indigenous ingenuity shaped modern athletics

Lacrosse Shinny Hoop & Pole The Mesoamerican ballgame Canada is set to host the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in July read more at: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/sports-invented-by-indigenous-people-canada-north-america/81269   ‘There’s always a little light’: Indigenous youth find hope in the face of suicide Cross Lake community in northern Manitoba declared state of emergency last year after 5 deaths read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/there-s-always-a-little-light-indigenous-youth-find-hope-in-the-face-of-suicide-1.4056252 A Tribe called Red         … Continue reading How Indigenous ingenuity shaped modern athletics