First Nations

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation stands with Charmaine Stick of the Onion Lake Cree Nation to highlight a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation stands with Charmaine Stick of the Onion Lake Cree Nation to highlight a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision. Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff

Court upholds decision for First Nation to reveal finances

By Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2018 - 3:49pm

A Saskatchewan First Nation is being forced to reveal how it spends its money after a legal battle that’s played out over the last year.

Sask. Sen. Lillian Dyck, the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, said her committee is working to find out what a nation-to-nation relationship looks like for Indigenous people ahead of the federal government's plans around the recognition and implementation of inherent rights, something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this year.
Sask. Sen. Lillian Dyck, the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, said her committee is working to find out what a nation-to-nation relationship looks like for Indigenous people ahead of the federal government's plans around the recognition and implementation of inherent rights, something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this year. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visits Prince Albert

By Bryan Eneas
March 23, 2018 - 11:14am

Members of Canada’s Senate, as part of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visited the Gateway to the North this week.

Sen. Dan Christmas said the visit to the Saskatchewan Penitentiary was a heartbreaking experience, and one which he will take back to Ottawa to try and address through his work.
Sen. Dan Christmas said the visit to the Saskatchewan Penitentiary was a heartbreaking experience, and one which he will take back to Ottawa to try and address through his work. Submitted photo/Senate of Canada

Senators visit Saskatchewan Penitentiary

By Bryan Eneas
March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Senate's Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is visiting communities across the prairies to learn more about what a nation-to-nation relationship would mean to First Nation and Métis people.

Capitol Theatre manager Ursula Swindler makes sure the projector is ready for this weekend's special matinee of Smoke Signals this Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Capitol Theatre manager Ursula Swindler makes sure the projector is ready for this weekend's special matinee of Smoke Signals this Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Special matinee celebrates 20th anniversary of Smoke Signals

By Roger White
March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

An independent film released in 1998 will once again hit the big screen in North Battleford as the Capitol Theatre hosts a special matinee of Smoke Signals this Saturday afternoon..

City council will decide at this Monday's meeting whether to amend zoning to develop  a "rooming house" which will provide long-term housing and support for up to eight homeless people.
City council will decide at this Monday's meeting whether to amend zoning to develop a "rooming house" which will provide long-term housing and support for up to eight homeless people. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

New N.B. homeless living facility up for approval at next council meeting

By Greg Higgins
March 20, 2018 - 4:14pm

A new construction project for long-term housing for up to eight homeless people has been proposed in North Battleford, with a second facility proposed for the future.

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