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Reflecting on 2018 and looking towards 2019

Reflecting on 2018 and looking towards 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, we are reflecting on the busy year we had and what a pleasure it has been to work with organizations across the country who are committed to truth and reconciliation. We have written about some of the previous projects we’ve worked on in 2018,...

November and December Update

November and December Update

Shannon and Sakatay Global had a busy end to 2017! We conducted training sessions with various national organizations in Canada and have been working with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society on the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of...

Shannon’s Victoria Trip

Shannon’s Victoria Trip

Shannon was recently in attendance at the Canada C3 Expedition finale in Victoria, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people, on October 28th 2017. Shannon’s involvement with Canada C3 was through her role as the National Indigenous Education...

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room

Our condolences go out to the Downie family on the recent passing of Gord Downie.  He will be remembered as an iconic Canadian musical treasure and a committed friend and advocate of Indigenous people.  Gord was honoured with the Lakota name Wicapi Omani -...

Shannon’s Nova Scotia Trip

Shannon’s Nova Scotia Trip

Shannon Monk Payne was invited to be the Keynote presenter at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Symposium hosted by the Mi’Kmaq Nova Scotia Canada Tripartite Forum on September 13th 2017. A special thank you to Senator Daniel Christmas and Regional Chief...

News

Decision to axe Child Advocate Office in Ontario a ‘travesty’

Decision to axe Child Advocate Office in Ontario a ‘travesty’

Doug Ford’s provincial government repealed the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act 2007 and scrapped the role of the Ontario Child Advocate (OCA), making Ontario the largest province without a child advocate. The OCA is an independent advocacy organization...

Indigenous women coerced into sterilization across Canada: senator

Indigenous women coerced into sterilization across Canada: senator

Many brave Indigenous women and their allies have come forward and shared horrifying accounts of Indigenous women being forcibly sterilized by health care professionals. There have been reports of forced sterilizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and...

“Poetry is my ceremony.”

“Poetry is my ceremony.”

On Monday October 15th, Shannon attended a spoken word event hosted by Halifax Public Libraries. It was a wonderful evening with Cree poet Rosanna Deerchild and local Indigenous poets Deidre Lee, Rebecca Thomas, and Arielle Twist. Over the course of the evening, the...

Government of Ontario cancels summer TRC writing sessions

Government of Ontario cancels summer TRC writing sessions

Sakatay Global is disheartened to hear of the decision by the Ontario government to cancel summer curriculum-writing sessions focused on Indigenous histories and cultures. Last month, two week-long Truth and Reconciliation Commission writing sessions were cancelled...