Bryan Eneas

Two-hundred youth, leaders, and frontline workers from across Saskatchewan have gathered in Prince Albert to listen to Dr. Darien Thira speak about strategies to address the crisis situation in northern Saskatchewan.
Two-hundred youth, leaders, and frontline workers from across Saskatchewan have gathered in Prince Albert to listen to Dr. Darien Thira speak about strategies to address the crisis situation in northern Saskatchewan. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Colonization root of suicide crisis: Psychologist

By Bryan Eneas
December 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Shifting from a reactive to a proactive response to tcrisis has been the Prince Albert Grand Council's (PAGC) topic of discussion over the last two days.

Dr Darien Thira is a psychologist with experience worldwide in addressing suicide in Indigenous communities.

Northern Saskatchewan communities will be receiving more help to deal with the recent suicide crisis which has affected the communities of La Ronge, Stanley Mission, and Deschambault Lake.
Northern Saskatchewan communities will be receiving more help to deal with the recent suicide crisis which has affected the communities of La Ronge, Stanley Mission, and Deschambault Lake. Gianfranco Blanco/Flickr

Health Canada boosts services to First Nations in ‘state of despair and crisis:’ FSIN

By Bryan Eneas
October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm Updated: October 21, 2016 - 6:35am

In response to the suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan, Health Canada is stepping up its services in isolated communities.

Sylvia McAdam Seysewahum surveys the traditional lands she's seen disappear due to clear-cutting.
Sylvia McAdam Seysewahum surveys the traditional lands she's seen disappear due to clear-cutting. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Treaty rights on clearcutting allegedly overstepped

By Bryan Eneas
September 8, 2016 - 6:00am

Clear-cutting is impacting the traditional First Nations way of life in west central Saskatchewan.

Activist Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, who has been camped out on her family’s traditional hunting lands near Leoville, said “It’s like a land grab up here, and it’s a frenzy.”   

First Nations who rely on the North Saskatchewan River for food and traditional herbs, roots, and medicines may be able to claim losses on traditional lands through Husky.
First Nations who rely on the North Saskatchewan River for food and traditional herbs, roots, and medicines may be able to claim losses on traditional lands through Husky. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Potential losses in traditional grounds may be covered by Husky Energy

By Bryan Eneas
August 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering grounds may have been affected by the July 20 Husky oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

Bella Arcand-Lafond will be throwing out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch at the Blue Jay’s game tonight. Arcand-Lafond was selected in July to make the trip out tonight. Twenty-five members of her family will be at the Rogers Center to watch her throw the pitch out, some making the trip from as far away as Victoria.
Bella Arcand-Lafond will be throwing out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch at the Blue Jay’s game tonight. Arcand-Lafond was selected in July to make the trip out tonight. Twenty-five members of her family will be at the Rogers Center to watch her throw the pitch out, some making the trip from as far away as Victoria. submitted photo/Bev Lafond

Muskeg Cree Nation girl to throw pitch for Blue Jays

By Bryan Eneas
August 9, 2016 - 2:31pm

Tonight at the Rogers Center, an 11-year-old girl from Muskeg Cree Nation will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Toronto Blue Jays take the field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

“I’m very excited, all of my cousins are excited!” Bella Arcand-Lafond said.

First Nation comic Don Burnstick performed at the Woodland Cree Gathering in Montreal Lake. He has been performing for 20 years and just wrapped up a North American tour with performances as far east as Toronto, and as far south as Nevada.
First Nation comic Don Burnstick performed at the Woodland Cree Gathering in Montreal Lake. He has been performing for 20 years and just wrapped up a North American tour with performances as far east as Toronto, and as far south as Nevada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

First Nation comedian believes in healing through humor

By Bryan Eneas
August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

First Nations communities across Canada are often plagued by issues from their pasts. For one First Nation celebrity, comic and motivational speaker, laughter is the highway to healing.

Don Burnstick appeared recently at the Woodland Cree Gathering, Thursday, July 28.

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