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Call for papers, poems and artwork: Journal of Indigenous Social Development

April 21, 2021|

As part of the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference in August 2021, the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba has partnered with the Journal of Indigenous Social Development to release an issue on Life Promotion/Suicide Prevention. They are seeking articles, poems & artwork connected to the overall theme of Strengths in our Communities encompassing one or more of the following areas: Culture/Language/Land Data & Policy 2SLGBTQQIA+Creative Expression through Arts Elders Healing Lived Experience Intergenerational Connections Community Collaborations & External Partners Deadline for consideration is Saturday May 1, 2021. For information on artwork and poetry submissions, please email FNHSSM Read More...

Statistic Canada Releases New Report on Status First Nations People in Canada

April 21, 2021|

Statistics Canada has produced a custom report in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations looking at Status First Nations people in Canada. It includes a variety of social and economic statistics regarding Status First Nations people living on and off reserve and includes comparisons with the non-Indigenous population. The term “Status First Nations” refers to anyone who reported being a “Status Indian” on the census. If you are interested in reading the report, you can find it here.

Shorty’s Upcycling Workshop for Children and Teens on May 1, 2021

April 20, 2021|

Shorty of Shorty’s Upcycling Studio makes functional art out of whatever he finds lying around. Old doors, scrap metal, pallets, milk jugs, tin cans… anything that used to be something and could still be something else. On May 1, join Shorty on Zoom from 6 to 8 pm with your favourite heap of (clean!) trash and see what you might make out of the things you thought were used up. Please note: This workshop is ideal for youth ages 18 and under. If anyone under age 12 is joining us, we recommend an adult accompany them to help supervise and Read More...

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