First Nations

Leaders representing the North and from across the province are renewing their calls for an all-season road to access the communities of Hatchet and Wollaston Lake.
Leaders representing the North and from across the province are renewing their calls for an all-season road to access the communities of Hatchet and Wollaston Lake. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation renews calls for all-season road

By Bryan Eneas
March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

For 30 years the chief and council of the Hatchet Lake Denesuline Nation have been trying to build an all-season road to their community.

Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement.
Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Red Pheasant residents frustrated with 'outrageous' living conditions

By Greg Higgins
February 21, 2018 - 3:30pm Updated: February 22, 2018 - 8:17am

Residents on Red Pheasant First Nation’s are living without running water or heat and have raw sewage on the ground. Many of those residents are accusing the Chief and council of neglecting their duties to help.

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk and colleagues met with members of Colton Boushie's family on Wednesday in Ottawa to discuss their concerns surrounding the Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict.
Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk and colleagues met with members of Colton Boushie's family on Wednesday in Ottawa to discuss their concerns surrounding the Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict. rosemarie falk/Facebook

'Racist and hateful dialogue will only create division': MP Falk

By Roger White
February 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Rosemarie Falk is calling for patience and understanding in the wake of Friday's not guilty verdict of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colton Boushie in Aug. of 2016.

 Participants start the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March on 100 St. in North Battleford on Wednesday.
Participants start the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March on 100 St. in North Battleford on Wednesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Walkers brave frigid winds to march for Missing and Murdered

By Angela Brown
February 15, 2018 - 8:00am

North Battleford area residents showed their commitment to loved ones who are no longer with them on Valentine's Day by taking part in the second annual march to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Wednesday. 

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater also discussed a meeting the city had with an elders' council as part of council's meeting.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater also discussed a meeting the city had with an elders' council as part of council's meeting. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. mayor addresses impact on community from Stanley trial

By Angela Brown
February 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater took a few minutes at the start of a city council meeting Monday to express his sympathies for everyone involved surrounding the death of Colten Boushie.

He also spoke about the difficult trial process that took place over the past two weeks.

Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected.
Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Strong words from Boushie's family at rally in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
February 10, 2018 - 3:44pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:42pm

Strong words were had by the family of Colten Boushie during a peaceful demonstration held by the #justiceforcolten movement at the North Battleford courthouse Saturday afternoon.

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