Dr. Evan Adams discusses health care in the DTES
ALIVE and Salish Sea Productions took the opportunity to interview each panelist at our Where Change Happens- Reconciliation in Action event that took place on June 20th, 2014.
In the coming weeks, we will be releasing several short vignettes featuring interviews with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Dr. Evan Adams and Wendy Grant-John, where they each offer insight into the development of sustainable, evidence-based approaches to fostering the health and well-being of the urban Aboriginal population.
Currently under development is a legacy documentary project that will detail what 'reconciliation in action' looks like, highlighting the place-based work ALIVE is currently involved with in the community, as we work with our partners to connect services, reduce competition, and enhance access to opportunities, resources and services with our most vulnerable populations.
A Recent Ruling by the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a Federal Court decision that found the Metis have the same rights as Status Indians under the Canadian Constitution. Those who are "non-Status Indian" were not included in the ruling. HANDS UP go to Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), and especially former leader Harry Daniels (RIP), for their work on this case.
A CBC News article from April 16, 2014 reports on the challenges associated with the current brain drain affecting Aboriginal communities, as young people migrate to urban centres for education and work opportunities, and other experiences outside of their home communities
"Nearly half of urban aboriginal people aged 18 to 24 say they have no plans to return home. Another 33 per cent are undecided"
READ MORE HERE: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/brain-drain-challenges-first-nation-communities-across-canada-1.2611029
This exciting initiative helps to raise awareness about the economic and cultural value that indigenous arts and crafts hold for indigenous communities and educates consumers about the positive impact of purchasing authentic indigenous arts. When you buy items with the authentic indigenous logo, you know the artist is being fairly compensated.
For more information check out the website: http://authenticindigenous.com
If you are an artist, you can fill out the online Artist Registration on the Authentic Indigenous Arts website
Katie Hyslop reports on Monday's Congress of Aboriginal Peoples meeting in the Tyee