Issue 63, Winter 2015

Issue 63, Winter 2015

AFN National Chief

National Chief Perry Bellegarde First Nation leaders from across Canada gathered at the Special Chiefs Assembly in December and elected former Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). He was elected on the first ballot with 63% of the vote. National Chief Perry Bellegarde will serve a three-and-a-half year ... Read More »

Olympian Billy Mills

Fifty years ago, Billy Mills achieved his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, and since then, he has used that victory to help him give back to the American Indian community. To celebrate Billy’s dream and his leadership, Running Strong is proud to announce the Dreamstarter™ grant program to help the next generation of American Indian youth make their ... Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

Most Native people believe that art of all kinds is indispensable to Native economic development and retention of cultures and languages. Several are featured here. George Morrison Born in Minnesota in 1919 in an Indian fishing village near Lake Superior, George Morrison spoke only Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin) until the age of six, when he started using English in grade school. After ... Read More »

Spotlight

Featured on the SAY Facebook page, this section Spotlights individuals, programs and organizations who contribute to the well-being of our lives.   The Cando 2014 ED of the Year Award Winners: Nisga’a Lisims Government, BC – Community Category Chris Hartman, BC – Individual EDO Category Acosys Consulting, QC – Aboriginal Private Sector Business Category   The Vision Maker Media Board ... Read More »

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