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John Hanikenne, the president of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, is calling out the national organization he represents after seeing a recent interview with the national chief.
John Hanikenne, the president of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, is calling out the national organization he represents after seeing a recent interview with the national chief. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Regional president calls out Congress of Aboriginal Peoples after chief fails to prove heritage

By Bryan Eneas
January 4, 2018 - 5:10pm

local leader from one of five national organizations lobbying on behalf of Indigenous and Métis people is questioning his own organization after the organization's chief claimed it was unnecessary to discuss his Indigenous ancestry in a recent interview.

Chief Poundmaker, as seen in the trailer for Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.
Chief Poundmaker, as seen in the trailer for Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. submitted photo/Take-Two Interactive Software

Poundmaker, Plains Cree to be featured in popular video game

By Taylor MacPherson
January 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Canada’s Plains Cree and Chief Poundmaker have been included in the newest edition of the popular Civilization video game series, but one elected official from the Poundmaker Cree Nation is calling it cultural appropriation.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review-December

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well.
Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review-November

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: December 30, 2017 - 2:06pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

On Oct. 21 Battleford RCMP shot and killed 22-year-old Brydon Bryce Whitstone following an incident at the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105 St.
On Oct. 21 Battleford RCMP shot and killed 22-year-old Brydon Bryce Whitstone following an incident at the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105 St. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - October

By Roger White
December 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

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The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm.
The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - August

By Roger White
December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

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Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan.
Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review - April

By Roger White
December 26, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 26, 2017 - 6:33pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

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