Indigenous & Aboriginal News

Improved relations between police, FSIN by Terrence McEachern, posted on Leader Post

Months after a public forum between police and First Nations leaders in Regina to discuss violence in the community, both sides are feeling optimistic about improved relations and changes that have taken place. “There have been linkages made that weren’t there before,” said Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Vice-Chief Kimberly Jonathan. “There has been a clear communication gap that’s been resolved.”   [Read More…]

Several Northern Manitoba Treaty 5 adhesion chiefs meet with federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt by John Parker, posted on the Thompson Citizen

Chief Louisa Constant of the York Factory First Nation, Chief Walter Spence of Fox Lake Cree Nation, chairperson of Keewatin Tribal Council (KTC), and War Lake First Nation Chief Betsy Kennedy, all Treaty 5 adhesion chiefs, met in Winnipeg Dec. 16 with Tory federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt to discuss environmental concerns over OmniTRAX’s plan to begin shipping more crude oil next July by rail up the Bayline to Churchill. [Read More…]

First Nations Sculpture to recall accomplishments by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, posted on the Rapid City Journal

A community of Indians and non-Indians gathered at the Dahl Arts Center in the last days of December, the Winter Solstice, to start the fund-raising phase of the First Nations Sculpture Project to be erected at 515 West Blvd., the site of the former Sioux Museum, circa 1935. Small sculptured busts of Dr. Charles Eastman (Santee Sioux, 1858-1930), Nick Black Elk, Oglala spiritual leader (Oglala, 1863-1950), Oscar Howe, painter (Yanktonai, 1915-1983), and Vine Deloria Jr. (Ihanktowan law scholar, 1933-2005) will occupy this space.  [Read More…]

Idle No More taking aim at First Nations Education Act by Caroline Zentner, posted on the Lethbridge Herald

Bad weather in December may have stopped Idle No More members from celebrating their first anniversary but the movement still finished out the year with a bang by holding a flash mob at Park Place Mall on Dec. 20. “It was just to let everyone know that we’re still moving and to create awareness of the fact that we’re still here,” said William Singer, a local Idle No More organizer. “(Idle No More) is all inclusive and we’re all affected so we had a lot of non-natives joining us that evening; it was very good.” [Read More…]  

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