Archive for August, 2010
Friday, August 27th, 2010
First Nations are pulling together and supporting the Paddle for Wild Salmon in B.C – they’re worried about the declining number of Wild Salmon in the Fraser River.
A new research project in Quebec will examine how cultural entrepreneurship can contribute to sustainable economic development in Aboriginal communities.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business will soon be conducting a survey of Aboriginal entrepreneurs and community businesses – hoping it will help shape public policy in the country.
An Attawapiskat community member hopes people will vote for 12-year-old Wesley Prankard’s idea in the Pepsi Refresh Everything-Canada contest to build a playground in the First Nation in northern Ontario.
Blackstone is a mini-series about ‘Rez’ politics is being filmed right now, and will air on Showcase and APTN early next year. Executive Producer/Director Ron Scott discusses the mini-series starring Nathanial Arcand, Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush and Roseanne Superneault.
Missy Knott – Go, go, go
Kimberly Dawn – Bone Digger
Peacemaker – Sacred Ground
Friday, August 20th, 2010
It was a dream come true for Batchewana First Nation members in Ontario who have celebrated the return of their ancestors’ remains in a repatriation ceremony.
A former Nipissing University student is sending back his diploma after the school named its library after former Ontario Premier Mike Harris.
The Canada Council for Aboriginal Business is looking for nominations for its next round of inductees into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame.
A 12 year old in southern Ontario has entered his charitable idea into the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest – to build a $25,000.00 playground for the children in Attawapiskat.
Voting for the final round of the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards is just around the bend.
Andrea Menard – Ancestors
JC Campbell – Go Ahead
Digging Roots – Let the Sun
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
The Sayisi Dene have received an apology from the Manitoba government for the forced relocation of their community in 1956. Along with the apology, the province has also proposed a land settlement, separate from any treaty land entitlement.
Also in Manitoba, Long Plain First Nation has signed a municipal services agreement with the City of Winnipeg for a 1.4 hectare property in the city.
With recent controversy in B.C over the Taseko-Prosperity Mining proposal project, a consultant speaks out on better ways to secure environmental approval and consult First Nation communities.
A member of Waycobah First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has posted an ad on Kijiji looking for a ‘Good Chief’ to run in the community’s next election.
It’s all in the family – The Metis Fiddler quartet is performing this weekend in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Nicholas Delbaere-Sawchuk of the quartet discusses the challenges and fun of performing with his family, as well as the importance of keeping traditional Metis music alive.
Violet Naytowhow – Freedom
Desiree Dorion – Soul Black Jack
Metis Fiddle Quartet - Robert Sandersons Cow