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Keeping Indigenous children out of care requires more community input, say advocates

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 8:00am
Sharon Gladue

Advocates at an Indigenous child-welfare conference called for more community input to keep children out of foster care.

Internal bullying, healing relationship with Indigenous people top priorities: new RCMP commissioner

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
Brenda Lucki RCMP

Building trust, both within the force and without are key priorities for Canada's new RCMP commissioner, the first ever woman to hold the role.

Dakota Access Pipeline decision still missing in action a week later

INDIANZ.COM - September 7, 2018 - 2:14am
It's been a week since the Trump administration approved the Dakota Access Pipeline again. Where's the actual decision?

Chairman of Crow Tribe ordered arrested in dispute with judicial branch

INDIANZ.COM - September 7, 2018 - 1:10am
The Crow Tribe hasn't paid judicial branch employees and a judge is seeking action.

Cleveland removes Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series against Jays

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 9:34pm

The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto.

New 8th Gen Blanket Features Navajo Design By Jared Yazzie

POWWOWS.COM - September 6, 2018 - 9:25pm

New 8th Gen Blanket Features Navajo Design By Jared YazzieIf you haven't heard of Eighth Generation Blankets based out of Seattle Washington, welcome to the obsession. Many natives are opting for Louie L Gong's blankets over other wool blankets because of the recent call to support Native Designers in a.....

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – September 05, 2018

POWWOWS.COM - September 6, 2018 - 9:23pm

Pow Wow Calendar Update – September 05, 2018Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow Wow 58th Annual Tecumseh Lodge Pow Wow (2018) September 01.....

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Panel: The challenges faced by Indigenous students in post-secondary education

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 7:32pm
Lenard Monkman, Tara Williamson, Ryan Beardy, Danielle Morrison

CBC Indigenous host Lenard Monkman sits down with guests to talk about the obstacles students face navigating post-secondary education, and tips for achieving success.

Cree Grand Chief Abel Bosum named to Order of Canada

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 7:20pm
Abel Bosum and wife Sophie Happyjack Bosum

The grand chief of the Cree Nation, Abel Bosum, was named to the Order of Canada at a ceremony on Thursday in Ottawa.

3 provinces to share $68M boost for First Nations health care, including $42M for Manitoba

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 6:21pm
Jane Philpott and Garrison Settee

Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott announced $68 million over three years for Indigenous communities in Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan in Winnipeg on Thursday. The money follows up on plans first announced in the 2017 budget to boost First Nations-led health services in sometimes remote communities.

Students Respond to Former Housing Directors’ Arrest

THE INDIAN LEADER - September 6, 2018 - 5:17pm

Within every community there is a unique paradigm of trial and tribulation. The people that comprise the community build it up, setting the foundation for the next generation. Pillars of the community set the precedence for how we act and conduct ourselves. In this evolving tribal unit the hopes and dreams of a people are realized. This is the outcome many of us hope for when we finally settle ourselves into the lives that we live. The real world however, is a reality in which the truth permeates throughout history without a single second of hesitation.

It has now come to our attention that former Director of Housing Thomas Alan Spotted- Horse was arrested in Lawton, Oklahoma for alleged sex crimes against 2 young children. SpottedHorse, 61, retired in May of 2018 after serving Haskell for 27 years. Junior Jamie Colvin said “It is really upsetting for this figure, in our eyes, had to make those type of choices. It is really disappointing.” The severity of the allegations have shocked the community here at Haskell, but also in Lawton and Anadarko, where other Native communities have strong ties to Haskell.

Anonymous statement from a Haskell Alumni and former student worker

” I would like to address how LJWorld bashed Haskell. Never anything positive—only negative articles to write about our institution which is absolutely disheartening considering all  of the amazing students we have here. “

While this is certainly a terrible occurrence within the indigenous community, let us not forget the multitude of issues that we currently face.
Native women are at the forefront of the #MeToo movement raising awareness about violence against women. Our people are still fighting for equal rights and accurate representation. Our identity is still in the land that we live on, our history is still one of unparalleled adversity and undeniable resilience. The actions of one man shouldn’t tear our community apart, it should give us the solidarity to come and care for each other, to be there for the people that need it, to make good medicine and even summon justice for those that deserve it.

The expectations of his pending trial remain to be seen, but the community here will be watching and informed.

6 Indigenous artists to create installations for Calgary's new central library

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 5:16pm
Calgary Central Library

A life-sized buffalo sculpture made of words in Indigenous languages, and an enormous colourful wall mural are among the installations being created by six Indigenous artists for the new Calgary Central Library.

'We let you down': Yukon gov't apologizes to youth mistreated at group homes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 4:58pm
Pauline Frost

An independent report on Yukon's youth group home system, presented Thursday, 'speaks to an institution in crisis and of what can happen when things go wrong,' said the social services Minister.

Haskell Volleyball Starts the Season Off with 2 Wins

THE INDIAN LEADER - September 6, 2018 - 4:14pm

Lady Indians celebrating their win

Lady Indians had three games this past week, winning one and losing the other two. The win was against Bethany College. The women won the game with major contributions all around. Junior Alliyah Richards once again leading the team with 20 kills over the 4 sets. Cailey Lujan, of Many Farms, AZ, was fantastic with her serves, finishing with 6 service aces. We also had kills from Jasmine Boyd, Robyn Olivar, Sydney Dray, Cheristine Mousseau, Nia Nelson, Christen Tenorio and Aline Barton. The team won with a set count of 4-1.


On to the losses. It was a learning experience for the Lady Indians. We lost the match with a set count of 3-0. William Penn’s Jordan Carter and Alexis Witherspoon proved to be a challenge for the women, both scoring 12 times each. Alliyah Richards had 13 kills in the contest, with Sydney Dray in second with 5. Sophia Honahni had 16 digs leading the defense. Their second match in the Kansas Wesleyan Tournament was also a lost by the set count of 3-0. Alliyah Richards had 11 kills on 27 total attempts.

Lady Indians will be back in action this weekend as they will be attending the Bake Invitational on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8th in Baldwin City, KS.Lady Indians celebrating their winHaskell Volleyball Student Section


Convocation Fall 2018

THE INDIAN LEADER - September 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Fall 2018 Convocation AudienceHaskell Students; Calvin Smith, Jose Santos-McCauley, and Elias Hermany-horses opened the Fall 2018 Convocation with a flag song.
The event was held in the Haskell Auditorium Tuesday August 28th. Speakers such as Acting VP of Academics, Dr. Dan Wildcat, spoke about the Haskell Leadership and left everyone with four words to remember, “We Are Still Here.” Student Senate President, Lindsey Robinson, reminded students of Haskell’s boarding school past and the responsibilities placed upon students to strive for their goals, not only for themselves, but for those who never were given the opportunity to do so.

“Coming to Haskell wasn’t always a choice.” she said. The event proceeded on to Dr. Wildcat swearing in the four 2018/2019 Student Senate members. Students were then introduced to student athletes and coaches representing the golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, and cross-country teams as well as the newly appointed Athletic Director, Nana Allison-Brewer.

To conclude the ceremony, Haskell Brave, Troy Watterson, led the auditorium in the closing prayer, followed by a communal rendition of the school song “Onward Haskell.”

2018-2019 Student Senate Pres. Lindsey Robinson 2018 Sudent Senate Officers Swearing In

Kitchener's first Indigenous drop-in centre finds home in former church

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 3:07pm
Kitchener youth drop in centre

Anishnabeg Outreach has purchased a former Lutheran church to use as a new hub for early years programs, its employment agency and other community events.

2011 Manitoba flood evacuees take feds to court over end of housing stipends

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 2:03pm
Wooden gavel

Seventy families from Dauphin River First Nation, forced out by flooding seven years ago, are still living in Winnipeg because they do not have houses in their home community.

Southeast Collegiate celebrates grand opening of $24M campus

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 6, 2018 - 1:32pm
Southeast Collegiate

A Winnipeg high school that offers residency and schooling to students from remote Manitoba First Nations has opened the doors of a newly expanded $24-million facility.


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