March 27, 2019 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation may be Canada's next new statutory holida

CBC - March 27, 2019

Two years ago Saskatchewan MP Georgina Jolibois introduced a private member's bill to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation an official holiday. Bill C-369 passed through its final reading in the House of Commons last Wednesday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/national-day-truth-reconciliation-stat-holiday-1.5072841

 

 ‘I Am Not a Number’ a harsher truth in Nishnaabemwin

Anishinabek News - March 27, 2019

There was standing room only at Nipissing University to hear Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis’ talk, Acknowledging the Truth, Reconciling the Past, and Honouring Community Voices.

http://anishinabeknews.ca/2019/03/27/i-am-not-a-number-a-harsher-truth-in-nishnaabemwin/

 

Richmond Hill, Ont., residents upset after council rejects land acknowledgment proposal

CBC - March 27, 2019

City councillors in Richmond Hill, Ont., rejected a motion to begin their meetings with an acknowledgment of the area's Indigenous community and history.

The decision was made after a lengthy Monday night council meeting that featured dozens of impassioned speeches and letters from citizens in favour of the proposal.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/richmond-hill-land-acknowledgement-1.5072640

 

‘My dream came true’: NHL game in Plains Cree a hit

APTN - March 26, 2019

Clarence Iron had called many hockey games on the radio – but what happened on Sunday, during the NHL game between Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes, amazed him.

https://aptnnews.ca/2019/03/26/my-dream-came-true-nhl-game-in-plains-cree-a-hit/

 

 Ryerson University’s Together Design Lab partners with Nishawbe Aski Nation to Design Appropriate Housing that Reflects the Needs of Indigenous Communities in Northern Ontario

ILR Today - March 26, 2019

Today, Ryerson University’s Together Design Lab, in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), facilitated a full-day interactive discussion about community-based housing design, collaboratively creating models to address the collective housing emergency declared in June 2018.

http://www.ilrtoday.ca/ryerson-universitys-together-design-lab-partners-with-nishawbe-aski-nation-to-design-appropriate-housing-that-reflects-the-needs-of-indigenous-communities-in-northern-ontario/

  

Looking for a made-in-the-North housing solution

Northern Ontario Business - March 26, 2019

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is looking for some homegrown solutions to solve the housing crisis in its communities. Ottawa’s “top-down approach” in choosing housing models for remote communities have “proven inappropriate” for the area’s climate, geography and cultural needs, said NAN in a March 26 news release.

https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/design-build/looking-for-a-made-in-the-north-housing-solution-1341483

 

Carcross/Tagish First Nation ponders what to do with residential school site

CBC - March 26, 2019

Gathering this week drew former Chooutla school students to Carcross to remember painful history

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/chooutla-school-site-first-nation-1.5072874

 

Confederation College opens new smudging room on Thunder Bay campus

CBC - March 26, 2019

Thunder Bay's Confederation College has opened a new on-campus smudging room, which the school says will be used for traditional ceremonies and give students a quiet place to meet with Elders.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/confederation-college-smudging-room-1.5072234

 

New online platform brings coding to Canada's Indigenous youth

Collingwood Today - March 26, 2019

A new web portal launched by Elephant Thoughts highlights Indigenous people working and creating in cyberspace and provides educational components for Indigenous youth interested in learning coding and other digital skills

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/new-online-platform-brings-coding-to-canadas-indigenous-youth-1341247

 

Confederation College honours truth and reconciliation with the opening of a Smudge Room

NNL - March 26, 2019

The opening of a Smudging Room on the second floor of the Shuniah Building at the Confederation College campus was proudly announced on March 26, 2019. The Smudging room will be available all day every day. 

http://www.netnewsledger.com/2019/03/27/confederation-college-honours-truth-and-reconciliation-with-the-opening-of-a-smudge-room/

 

Daily sunrise ceremony 'very powerful' for Mi'kmaq elder

CBC - March 25, 2019

'I can feel my ancestors telling me … "Greet the sun."'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-mi-kmaq-sunrise-ceremony-1.5070152

 

Windsor law professor put on trial for ‘trespassing’ on family’s ancestral lands

Our Windsor - March 25, 2019

In Canada last week Sylvia McAdam, a law professor at the University of Windsor, a co-founder of Idle No More and one of the authors of this article, was brought before a Saskatchewan judge and put on trial for attempting to use her family’s ancestral lands.

https://www.ourwindsor.ca/opinion-story/9240145-windsor-law-professor-put-on-trial-for-trespassing-on-family-s-ancestral-lands/