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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.