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'He did so much for all First Nations': Hundreds honour Tyrone Tootoosis - CBC.caFriday, February 17, 2017
Canadian troops and RCMP launched an unprovoked attack on the Indigenous people of this territory in what would eventually become Saskatchewan.The 1885 military assault, known as the Battle of Cut Knife Hill, was followed by decades of the pass system, forced starvation, residential schools and other attempts to solve what was commonly known as "the Indian problem."Hundreds of people gathered on the Poundmaker Cree Nation to honour Tyrone Tootoosis. (Jason Warick/CBC)On Wednesday, hundreds of outsiders again converged on the Poundmaker Cree Nation, just west of the Battlefords. This time, they came to honour a man who dedicated his life to reviving Plains Cree culture.Tyrone Tootoosis, buried on the hillside near his relative Chief Poundmaker, was known for his work recording the stories of elders, organizing countless powwows, and developing Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company — which is now renamed in honour of his uncle, Gordon Tootoosis.Tootoosis died of colon cancer early Sunday morning. He was 58.The funeral drew politicians and other dignitaries from across Saskatchewan and beyond. There were farmers, teachers and movie producers."He was a great man. We'r...
'He gave his heart and soul': Tyrone Tootoosis remembered for his contributions to cultural awareness - Saskatoon StarPhoenixFriday, February 17, 2017
He was transcribing and translatingthe interviews his father, Wilfred, recorded on cassettes with elders who spoke about the treaties, the 1885 Battle of Cut Knife Hill and the residential schools. As a child, Tootoosis travelled with his father as he conducted the interviews.Tootoosis himself spent hundreds of hours listening and learning from elders, which is where he got his teachings, Cameron said.“For many of us, thousands of us, we were grateful and thankful for what he did for us— for how he conducted himself, because it paved the way for many of us to try to be like him. He was a role model and we want to thank him for all his contributions.”Reconciliation was a part of Tootoosis’s legacy, Cameron noted. He represented the FSIN on the bridge naming committee in Saskatoon and forwarded the name of Chief Poundmaker for consideration.[embedded content]Tootoosis’s work also included correcting historical inaccuracies. An effort he helped to spearhead to have Parks Canada stop using the word “siege” to describe the 1885 events at Fort Battleford succeeded in 2010. Until then, Parks Canada had been using the term in its promotional material for the Fort Battleford site.Journalists came to trust Tootoosis as not only a valued source ofinformation, but as someone who helped their storytelling. Mervin Brass, founder of Treaty 4 News, said multiplejournalists in Saskatchewan owe a great debt to Tootoosis.“The media respected Tyrone a great deal and that’s in large part due to the man’s integrity and the respect that he had in the First Nations community,” Brass said.Tootoosis also helped form theKisiskatchewanWater Alliance Network in the wake of the Husky Oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River last year. The group called for an independent inquiry into the spill.His funeral service is scheduledfor 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Poundmaker First Nation Veterans Hall.In a post about the funeral service, his wife Winona Wheeler wrote that no Styrofoam or plasticwater bottles will be allowed on site out of respect for Tootoosis’s commitment to water and land protection.Horses and riders, however, are welcome. Tootoosis raised painted horses on his property near Duck Lake.email@example.comTwitter.com/thiajames[embedded content]Related
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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...