Archive - 2010

December 11th

December 10 - 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

From the Design Observer Group

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Posted 10.15.08 - William Drenttel

December 9th

INAC establishing another Panel of Experts to improve First Nations education

AFN Press Release

AFN Welcomes Commitment by Government of Canada to Work with First Nations to Improve First Nations Education

OTTAWA, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo welcomed the announcement today by Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada John Duncan committing the Government of Canada to work in collaboration with First Nations to improve First Nations education.

Watch Kwayaciiwin’s Kids Christmas Concert online Dec 9 starting at 1:30 pm

Kwayaciiwin’s Kids Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 9, 2010
1:30 p.m.


Titotay School – O Come All Ye Faithful – O Holy Night

Missabay School – Must Be Santa
- Jingle Bell Rock (recorders)

Titotay School – Don’t Bring a Caribou to a Family Meal

Obishikokaang Elementary – Joy to the World
- Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Martin McKay School – Silent Night

Annual Keewaytinook Okimakanak Elders Christmas gathering online - Dec 9

The annual Elders Christmas gathering is happening online for everyone to watch and enjoy.

Check it out at

First Nation economic independence struggle and debate from an urban perspective

NOTE: It is interesting to see these "writers" who make their living taking hand outs from First Nation governments and other groups critizing others who live in poverty and who struggle to create opportunities in third world conditions. It would be interesting for "researchers" and writers to document the billions in hand outs that urban-based corporations and institutions get in the form of tax cuts and grants. But then it might be tough to be biting the hand that feeds them.

December 8th

December 7th

Canada's lack of action and policy on climate change puts it in 54th place out of 57 countries

Press Release

Pembina reacts as Canada again ranks near last on climate change performance index

Dec. 6, 2010

Matthew Bramley, director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to today's release of the annual Climate Change Performance Index, in which Canada finished in 54th place of the 57 countries evaluated:

December 6th

First Nation PhD details how media and government is misrepresenting salaries issue

From Calgary Herald

First Nations' salaries are their own business

By Andrew Bear Robe - December 6, 2010

As a First Nations person, I was disappointed by your editorial on the internal finances of First Nation communities across Canada. Your paper certainly takes a wide brush approach toward First Nation internal financial affairs based on questionable reports by the politically biased Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).

National Day of Remembrance and Action to end violence against women

AFN press release

AFN Continues Call for Collaborative Action to End Violence Against Women

OTTAWA, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - On a day recognized nationally for remembrance and action for violence against women, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and AFN Women's Council Chair Kathleen McHugh today expressed the continued need for the Government of Canada to work with Indigenous and women's organizations to end violence against women. 

December 5th

Poverty creates food insecurity for children with diabetes increasing hospitalization


High rates of food insecurity for families of children with diabetes: study

December 2, 2010 - Alison Auld, The Canadian Press

HALIFAX - A unique study in Nova Scotia shows that families with children who have diabetes may not be able to provide enough safe, nutritious food, largely because of the high cost of medical supplies associated with the disease.