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Part of the Walking with our Sisters exhibit at the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford in February.
Part of the Walking with our Sisters exhibit at the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford in February. submitted photo/Walking with our Sisters

Locals lend perspectives after national inquiry launched today

By Sarah Rae
August 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

The country officially launched an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women today, and one Battlefords woman says it’s a step in the right direction.

Michelle Sanderson, who’s originally from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, said she wants to see real action come out of the inquiry.

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.

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.

Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle Andrew Scheer.
Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle Andrew Scheer. Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff

Regina MP Andrew Scheer considering Conservative leadership bid

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
June 29, 2016 - 11:37am

The federal Conservative Party's next leader could be from Saskatchewan.

At a luncheon for the Regina Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Regina M.P. Andrew Scheer said he's seriously considering running for the party's leadership.

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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