Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean joins last day of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean joins last day of Truth and Reconciliation CommissionWINNIPEG—Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean says the Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining the history of Indian residential schools is helping to refound Canada.

“This is what truth and reconciliation is about. It’s some kind of refoundation of our nation,” she said.

Native American Philanthropists meet in Cherokee

Native American Philanthropists meet in CherokeeEighteen leaders of Native American foundations that provide funding and other resources to nonprofit organizations met in Cherokee June 15-17 to design regional networks that will strengthen leadership in Indian Country’s nonprofit sector. The gathering was hosted by Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

Life as writer circles back to his origins

Life as writer circles back to his originsSpokane Valley resident Stan Hughes is on a journey and, while life itself is a journey, Hughes takes it to heart and the proof is in a name. Hughes’ “other” name is Ha-Gue-A-Dees-Sas, a Seneca Indian expression for man seeking his people.

His recently published book “Medicine Seeker – A Beginner’s Walk on the Pathway to Native American Spirituality” is his way of sharing his journey.

Aboriginal art on display

Aboriginal art on displayA piece of aboriginal art is more than a hanging on the wall or an accent piece of furniture in a home. There is almost always a story behind each piece and many items will intrigue your sense of touch, smell and sight.

A three-week show from June 8 to June 26 at the Mission Arts Council celebrates aboriginal artwork.

Awards for Aboriginal education

Awards for Aboriginal education TWO local schools have won a prestigious national award for leading the way in Aboriginal education.

Cabbage Tree Island Public School and Tabulam Public School were both recipients of a Dare to Lead high achievement award, which only four other schools in the country received, at a presentation in Brisbane recently.