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Blind Spot uncovered

“How can you be a father if you haven’t had a father?”

This seemingly innocuous question becomes more intriguing upon reflection and CBC reporter/producer Geoff Leo is hoping a documentary shot in Regina will shine a spotlight on a subject that has been hidden in plain sight for decades.

Blind Spot: What Happened To Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers? not only puts the issue of absent aboriginal fathers under a microscope but also attempts to explain the causes of the crisis, the possible solutions and why the issue has never been addressed nationally…. more:









Check it out HERE >>> Blind Spot uncovered.


BLIND SPOT – What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers?

BlindSpot_R1 thumb.jpgJoin us for a free documentary screening of BLIND SPOT: What Happened to Canada’s Aboriginal Fathers?
Blind Spot is a one-hour television documentary filmed in North Central Regina by Geoff Leo of CBC Saskatchewan. The documentary sheds light on the largely unknown and unstudied issue of fatherlessness in Aboriginal communities–the BLIND SPOT. It follows three First Nations men as they face their own personal demons on their quest to become better fathers–even if the odds are against them. 

Thursday, January 12
Albert Scott Community Centre – 1264 Athol Street
Doors Open – 6:00 pm (free chili and bannock)
Screening – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Followed by a discussion led by Geoff Leo, CBC Saskatchewan and Nick Helliwell, Healing Heart Ministries Men’s Group.
Click here to watch the trailer

Aboriginal Student Services Association Annual Round Dance at U of A

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

January 27,2012

Annual Round Dance


Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) donates backpacks to ATEP

Hello Everyone,

Thought I would share a newsletter from the University of Alberta’s ASSC.  In September they donated 25 backpacks to us & they shared this on their Moose Tracks Monthly Newsletter.

ASSC Delivering the Back packs



Here is ASSC delivering the backpacks to the ATEP offices for delivery to our Cold Lake & Lac La Biche campuses.








We are proudly displaying our gifts (can see original on Moose Tracks)



Here are pictures of us displaying our wonderful gifts.  Thank you so much ASSC from all of us.








Crystal in London, England with backpack ~ she is there to speak on the effects of the Tar Sands on our Aboriginal way of life, traditions, infringement on our Treaties, & Mother Earth


Who would have thought, their backpack would have ended up in London, England a few months later.  To understand more of why our peer Crystal Lameman-Cardinal is overseas, please read the following:

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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Community Events/Activities, General


NEW BOOK by Janet WIlson: Shannen and the Dream for a School

Here is a must see…


Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream – safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward.

“All students in Canada deserve a learning environment that they are proud to attend, and that gives them hope. 
We want the same hope as every other Canadian  student.”              
                                 Shannen Koostachin, 13, 
                               Attawapiskat First Nation

Janet Wilson, Canadian Author, Artist, Speaker has written a book on Shannen’s Dream.  Janet also has written other excellent books to add to your resources, classroom, and/or library.


Recently Released book called “Shannen and the Dream for a School“:


EDEL 335 Social Networking


Shannon M Houle


Shannon M Houle ~ Looking at Life with Different Glasses

Soil Ingestion Project:

I was part of a Biological, Environmental, & Scientific Research Project from the University of Ottawa in partnership with Tribal Chiefs Ventures, Inc…here is my story on the experience.  I hope you can use this as a resource in the classroom:

Shannon M Houle ~ Looking at Life with Different Glasses.


University of Saskatchewan Archives


nehiyawak (Plains Cree) Leadership on the Plains

Author:  Liam Haggarty

The nêhiyawak (Plains Cree) have produced some of the most famous and revered aboriginal leaders in Canadian history, including mistahi-maskwa, pîhtokahânapiwiyin, and payipwât.  These men shaped not only the history …

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