First Nations

An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2.
An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Memorial Round Dance event returns to Battlefords

By Angela Brown
January 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords area residents will have an opportunity to join in a traditional round dance coming to North Battleford next month. 

This marks the Third Memorial Round Dance in honour of Allen Sapp and Walking with Our Sisters.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said Indigenous people need to be a part of the lawmaking processes which impact the Treaty and inherent rights of First Nations people in Canada.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said Indigenous people need to be a part of the lawmaking processes which impact the Treaty and inherent rights of First Nations people in Canada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

FSIN named intervener in federal court case

By Bryan Eneas
January 15, 2018 - 12:17pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations has been named an intervener in a federal court case which could determine the way laws are created and implemented.

For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running.
For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Extreme weather causes bus and school closures for second straight day

By Roger White
January 12, 2018 - 7:44am

The extreme cold weather is playing havoc with some buses in the area.
 
-All North Battleford and Battleford, Leoville, Spiritwood, Hafford and Medstead buses with the Living Sky School Divivison are not running today.
 

Officials with the Poundmaker Cree Nation are working to reclaim the stories and artifacts of their founder, Chief Poundmaker.
Officials with the Poundmaker Cree Nation are working to reclaim the stories and artifacts of their founder, Chief Poundmaker. (foreground) Library and Archives Canada, (background) Bryan Eneas

Cree Nation making progress reclaiming Poundmaker’s legacy

By Taylor MacPherson
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

The legacy of Cree Chief Poundmaker, tainted by his conviction for treason, is closer to being restored than ever before according to officials with the Cree Nation that bears his name.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New funding agreement should be dictated by chiefs: FSIN Chief

By Bryan Eneas
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

A recently announced funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be constructed with the guidance of local chiefs according to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities.
The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities. file photo/ Canadian Press

North Battleford eligible for 2 marijuana retail outlets; town eligible for 1

By Roger White
January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan government has announced with the upcoming legalization of marijuana, North Battleford will be allowed to have two retail marijuana stores and the Town of Battleford will be allowed one retail store. The City of Meadow Lake is also eligible for one cannabis retail location.

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