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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.

The first roundtable meeting of its kind to discuss systemic issues from Prince Albert to La Loche.
The first roundtable meeting of its kind to discuss systemic issues from Prince Albert to La Loche. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Roundtable meeting addresses ‘crisis’ situation in northern communities

By Bryan Eneas
July 15, 2016 - 12:41pm

Nothing’s changed in La Loche since the shootings in January of 2016.

This is the mentality of locals in the town, who, deciding to do something about it, contacted Prince Albert resident John Hanikenne. Hanikenne told these concerned individuals, he could help.

A woman's jingle dress dancer during the 5th annual James Smith Cree Nation Traditional Powwow. The jingles on the dress are traditionally made of tobacco tin lids.
A woman's jingle dress dancer during the 5th annual James Smith Cree Nation Traditional Powwow. The jingles on the dress are traditionally made of tobacco tin lids. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

J.S.C.N traditional powwow honours youth

By Bryan Eneas
July 9, 2016 - 8:41am

In the early 1900s there was a major push to put an outright ban on powwow gatherings across Canada, and in the mid-50s that ban was lifted allowing First Nations to gather where and when they wanted.

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Grand Chief Bobby Cameron says closing the existing education gap between non-First Nation and First Nation people is an important priority for his organization.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Grand Chief Bobby Cameron says closing the existing education gap between non-First Nation and First Nation people is an important priority for his organization. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

'Unfortunately, we struggle:' Sask. First Nations reflect on education gap

By Bryan Eneas
July 6, 2016 - 12:31pm

Students attending First Nation schools receive roughly half the funding their peers in provincially funded ones do. Chronic underfunding is not only to blame, but according to Saskatchewan First Nations, so is an old, archaic system of institutionalized racism.

The commemorative walk for residential school survivors and those who could not make it home was the brainchild of both Sallie McLeod and Nancy Mirasty. The pair met at the Prince Albert Indian Residential School and have been lifelong friends ever since.
The commemorative walk for residential school survivors and those who could not make it home was the brainchild of both Sallie McLeod and Nancy Mirasty. The pair met at the Prince Albert Indian Residential School and have been lifelong friends ever since. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Residential school survivors make the walk back home

By Bryan Eneas
June 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

A group of residential school survivors can finally begin the healing process and reflect on a journey which took them by foot from Prince Albert to Stanley Mission.

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