It’s federal election time in Canada and across the country campaigns are in full swing. Whether you choose to vote or not, here’s a quick look at Aboriginal involvement in the 41st federal election, and information about some interesting ridings to watch. Keep in mind that, as per Elections Canada rules, the deadline for nominations […]
The Department of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) seems poised to oversee the process of verifying Métis identity, at least according to a contract award notice on the government’s tendering service website, MERX. A branch of INAC, the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians has tentatively awarded a contract of between $50,000 to 100,000 […]
aptn National News had a very interesting story on Friday (Jan 14/11) which you can now view on their website. After supposedly hearing a flood of complaints from its residents, the Cree community of Ouje-Bougoumou in northern Quebec has taken the rather unusual step of banning ‘native spirituality practices’ including sweatlodges, pow wows, rain dances, […]
With so many people getting news & info from social networks, we thought it prudent to see which Aboriginal politicians and groups are capitalizing on this trend and using Twitter to get their message out. Of the five Aboriginal elected Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, only three are on Twitter: Leona Aglukkaq […]
On the 4th night at imagineNATIVE 2010, Rick Harp caught up with Cree director Kent Monkman. His film, ‘Dance to Miss Chief’ was screening as part of the festival’s ‘Dancing Queenz’ program.