This government website provides information organized into sections on federal benefits and rights, applying for Indian Status, the Duty to Consult of the provincial government, education, business information, help for Aboriginal victims of crime, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a directory of First Nations and Métis contacts, community initiatives, tax programs, hunting and fishing rights, and treaty land and entitlements. This resource provides the government perspective on their governance of these tenets of First Nations and Métis life while providing relevant information for First Nations and Métis use of government systems and services. Each page is further subdivided into relevant categories of information, including links to any government policies or forms and common questions about the topic. In order to more fully understand the nature of Indigenous – non-Indigenous interactions and dynamics in Saskatchewan, it is important to look at the tone set by the government and the role they play in contemporary successes and challenges.
Alston-O’Connor, E. (2011). The Sixties Scoop: Implications for Social Workers and Social Work Education. Critical Social Work, 11(1), 53-61. Retrieved from http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/the-sixties-scoop-implications-for-social-workers-and-social-work-education
This paper is a well-sourced exploration of the present consequences of the Sixties Scoop, which has been at the forefront in the media this week due to the recent court case. This article provides contextual background as well as considerations for dealing with the imposed consequences and realities of families and institutions affected by this policy. In order for positive developments to be made in positive growth and healing, there needs to be an understanding of the role different people can play in the process. Understanding the roots of challenges is essential to understanding how to address the challenges. Social work and education are closely connected, and in this case, the social work perspective on the historic and present events is important as a component of a larger picture regarding the Sixties Scoop.