March 13, 2019 - Individual compensation announced for Indian Day Schools survivors

Todayville – Mar 13, 2019

The federal government says those who experienced physical and sexual abuse at the schools are also eligible for additional compensation of between $50,000 and $200,000 based on severity.

https://www.todayville.com/individual-compensation-announced-for-indian-day-schools-survivors/

 

 Snow Snake, the winter medicine

Two Row Times – Mar 13, 2019

Six Nations — Last Thursday, the Six Nations Schools District Snow Snake Tournament took place at I.L. Thomas Elementary School after constructing the lane as a community effort.

https://tworowtimes.com/sports/snow-snake/snow-snake-the-winter-medicine/

 

 Newest Releases by Indigenous artists

Two Row Times – Mar 13, 2019

Four releases by indigenous artists have garnered attention in the musical sphere as several are re-entering the ground they’ve already broken with previous accomplishments, including Murray Porter and Derek Miller.

https://tworowtimes.com/arts-and-culture/newest-releases-by-indigenous-artists/

 

Compensation for Indian Day School survivors announced

Rcinet News - Mar 13, 2019

The Liberal government has taken another step towards righting past wrongs committed against Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The government announced in December it had reached a settlement with survivors of former Indian Day Schools. On Tuesday, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the details.

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/03/13/compensation-for-indian-day-school-survivors-announced/

 

 Seven Fallen Feathers author addresses Thunder Bay education leaders

Anishinabek News - March 13, 2019

Seven Fallen Feathers author Tanya Talaga emphasized how her book is part of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board’s curriculum at the board’s Truth and Reconciliation Professional Development Sessions.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/03/13/seven-fallen-feathers-author-addresses-thunder-bay-education-leaders/

 

 Student art featured in new exhibit ‘Strengthening Your Path’

My Lloyd Minister Now – Mar 12, 2019

The Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre is hosting a new exhibit to further reconciliation. The Strengthening Your Path is showing LPSD student art alongside indigenous artifacts to bring reconciliation into the public school division.

https://www.mylloydminsternow.com/30028/student-art-featured-in-new-exhibit-strengthening-your-path/

 

Canada announces Indian Day Schools settlement

APTN News - Mar 12, 2019

Victims and survivors of Indian day schools will receive compensation from the Canadian government for the abuses and harms perpetrated against them.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/03/12/canada-announces-indian-day-schools-settlement/

 

 Ottawa announces compensation of up to $200K for students of Indian Day Schools, $200M legacy fund

CBC - Mar 12, 2019

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced today that eligible Indian Day School students will be entitled to thousands of dollars in individual compensation — a settlement reached after students of these formerly federally run institutions launched a class-action lawsuit alleging they faced abuse and neglect while in the care of the state.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indian-day-school-class-action-resolution-1.5052990

  

Indigenous program aims to combat trades shortage

Canada Connect – Mar 12, 2019

The provincial government is launching a new Northern Ontario Internship Program to create more opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the north.

https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/labour/2019/03/indigenous-program-aims-combat-trades-shortage

 

 'There was a heaviness': Alberta anthropologists locate unmarked graves of residential schoolchildren

CBC News- Mar 9, 2019

So far, researchers have identified 10 to 15 potential burial sites. Kisha Supernant felt a painful weight in her chest as she waited for the telltale beep of her radar equipment. Disturbances deep in the earth — captured by the ground-penetrating radar — outline the shape of what appears to be a small, crudely dug grave.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/unmarked-graves-residential-school-alberta-saskatchewan-1.5045182