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A memorial service began with a grand entrance by First Nations leaders, RCMP, family members of the deceased and dignitaries.
A memorial service began with a grand entrance by First Nations leaders, RCMP, family members of the deceased and dignitaries. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

'There's still emotion there:' 10-year anniversary of fallen Spiritwood RCMP officers

By Sarah Rae
July 7, 2016 - 6:53am Updated: July 7, 2016 - 8:11am

Ten-years after being rocked by tragedy, a community came together to honour two of their own.

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.

Tamra Keepness shortly before she was reported missing in July 2004.
Tamra Keepness shortly before she was reported missing in July 2004. Regina Police Service

Community gathers 12 years after Tamra Keepness disappearance

By CJME News Staff
July 5, 2016 - 12:23pm

This week marks 12 years since the disappearance of Tamra Keepness from her family's home in Regina.

On Tuesday, Regina Treaty Status Indian Services is hosting its now-annual Keepness barbecue, which continues to raise awarness about the missing girl.

The Saskatchewan government and the Saskatoon Tribal Council faced off in Regina's Court of Queen's Bench.
The Saskatchewan government and the Saskatoon Tribal Council faced off in Regina's Court of Queen's Bench. Courtney Markewich/CJME Staff

Judge rules for Saskatchewan government over tribal council in care dispute

By The Canadian Press
July 1, 2016 - 3:33pm

The struggle for power between the Saskatchewan government and the Saskatoon Tribal Council over who has responsibility for children in care was at least temporarily settled Thursday with the government coming out the victor.

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