Education

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.

Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow.
Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hand games aim to teach culture and build community

By Sarah Rae
July 14, 2016 - 7:12am

A game played long ago is being revived in communities who lost it.

The Sakicawasihk powwow in North Battleford featured hand games for the first time this year, something Bill Wapass of Thunderchild First Nation said is important to Aboriginal culture.

Children at Regina's Cathdral-area Co-operative daycare.
Children at Regina's Cathdral-area Co-operative daycare. file photo/Jill Slater CJME News Staff

Province to review property taxes for Saskatchewan daycares

By CJME News Staff
July 6, 2016 - 6:22pm

The Saskatchewan government will take a look at the ad hoc approach to charging daycares property tax in our province.

Currently there is no consistency; some daycares pay nothing, others are charged residential rates and some pay massive commercial rates.

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.

A vigil set up off school grounds to remember the victims of the La Loche shootings.
A vigil set up off school grounds to remember the victims of the La Loche shootings. Colton Swiderski/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche Community School holds graduation five months after tragic shooting

By Colton Swiderski
June 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Five months and five days after the tragic La Loche shootings which saw four killed and seven others injured, students, teachers, parents and community members gathered for high school graduation today.

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