Archive for July, 2011
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
First Nation citizens on some reserves or settlements now have more options to purchase or renovate homes.
There’s been changes to the way the federal government is handing First Nation specific claims, and that’s not sitting well with First Nation leadership.
The National Metis Council says a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision affirms Metis rights.
The Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation thinks there was some over-reaction at the recent Assembly of First Nations Annual General meeting.
Revitalizing and retaining Anishinabemowin or the Ojibway language is one woman’s goal Êin northwestern Ontario. She’s organizing a language camp.
And in Bamoseda’s musical spotlight this weekend – Jani Lauzon.
Jani Lauzon – Don’t tell me (Blue Voice New Voice) – CANCON
Jani Lauzon – Women Weep (Thirst) – CANCON
Jani Lauzon – New Voice (Mixed Blessings) – CANCON
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
A family in Saskatchewan are desperately waiting to hear if the body of a family member will come from Nigeria.
The results of a survey by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal business are in.. and the outlook is good for Aboriginal business owners and entrepreneurs in the country.
There’s something different about an electronic billboard near the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver.. it’s the Digital Natives public art project.
The first Aboriginal dual credit university program has been deemed a success in Ontario.
And Antigone… an Aboriginal adapted play based on the Greek Tragedy went on despite a ban by Chief and Council at Poundmaker First Nation.
Jani Lauzon – Women’s Lament (CANCON)
Kimberly Dawn – One (CANCON)
Sandy Scofield – Money is the Goal (CANCON)
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
The Canadian Hearing Society wants to improve services for Aboriginal clients and will soon be hosting a gathering in Ontario.
A mom, with the help of her community is trying to avoid institutionalizing her son, who lives with multiple disabilities… but are facing a lot of red tape and are taking the government to court.
The Kanawayhitowin Campaign website has been up and running. The website is to address awareness of woman abuse in Aboriginal communities throughout Ontario. And this issue is close to one woman’s heart.
Lac Seul First Nation in Ontario wants the province to fix burial grounds in the community and has also launched a land claim.
Metis artist Shane Anthony is in Bamoseda’s music spotlight this weekend.
Shane Anthony Band – Fast Track (CANCON)
Shane Anthony Band – Miracles here (CANCON)
Shane Anthony – Manitou (CANCON)
Friday, July 8th, 2011
It’s been just over three weeks since the Human Rights Act has kicked in for First Nation citizens living on reserve.
The Walk 4 Justice is in its fourth and final event. They are raising awareness for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and calling for a National Public Inquiry into the issue.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has recently wrapped up its Northern event. The second national event was held in Manitoba.
The National Congress of American Indians is pleased with its joint statement to work with First Nations in Canada to collaborate on energy and mining initiatives in North America.
Maoli people in Hawaii now have state recognition as the only Indigenous people of Hawaii. It’s the first step towards federal recognition.
Inez – Move slow (CANCON)
Elisipie Isaac – In Spring (CANCON)
Andrea Menard – Peace (CANCON)