Indigenous series developer seeking advice ends up with grant
Latimer is the director of the film Inconvenient Indian, which captured the Canada Goose 2020 Amplify Voices Award at the Toronto International Film Festival staged in Toronto in September. The award included a $10,000 prize.
Instead of keeping the money, however, Latimer and her producers decided to split the prize among five other Indigenous artists.
Cromarty is one of the five artists chosen to receive a $2,000 grant.
Civil rights group says N.B. must let Indigenous students from Quebec into province
“It’s hard to understand why these students have been singled out and told that they can’t go to school,” Zwibel said in an interview.Michael Bryant, executive director of the CCLA, said in a statement Tuesday that New Brunswick’s continued refusal to let the children enter the province “is contrary to the government’s own law.”
Listuguj Chief Darcy Gray said it’s been a month since about 100 students can no longer cross a bridge into New Brunswick to attend classes at Sugarloaf Senior High School. He said he hasn’t received clarification from New Brunswick as to when they can return.
Zwibel said staff members from Listuguj First Nation are able to cross the border to work but students from the school are not.
Indigenous language pilot project launched in Délı̨nę
Brad Highfield, the school’s acting principal, says he realized the “dire need” to integrate language back into the curriculum after noticing the lack of competency in graduates.
The immersion program focuses on using the Sahtúot’ı̨nę Yatı̨́ (North Slavey) language in every aspect of the day including prayer, instruction and play, for six hours.
The kids actually want to come to school because they find learning the language fun, he adds.
$61M coming to help Manitoba First Nations fight COVID-19: Indigenous services minister
A large chunk of the money Miller announced — $38 million — will go toward helping communities with their pandemic plan, something Dumas said would be up to individual communities to decide how it should be spent.
“There will be resources made available for every community to exercise their plans, their emergency response plans,” said Dumas.
“Some [communities] have COVID so they’re going to have resources to help them try and deal with that, some communities don’t, they’re going to shore up their resources to make sure they can prevent that,” he said.
Tragic Day for Children in Care – Province of Manitoba passes legislation denying children’s rights
During a time when everyone is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government rammed through legislation that legally ends the ability of current and former children in care to sue the Manitoba government for clawing back their monthly Children’s Special Allowance (CSA).