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Adoption

article 'We have to step up here': Search underway for Indigenous foster families in Prince Albert, Sask.
(10/21/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) believes it is uniquely positioned to fill a need for Indigenous foster families in Prince Albert, Sask. That...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Kids in hotels, separated families: The reality of being a homeless parent
(10/18/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A statement sent to CBC from Jeff Redekop, the director of Income Assistance Service Delivery on Friday afternoon, said the Ministry of Social Services...
article Discrepancies between cash withdrawal and travel dates questioned at chief’s fraud trial
(10/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The bank records belonging to Napoleon Mercredi were a central focus of discussions during day two of the former Fond Du Lac chief’s trial. To...
article Month Of The Métis Proclaimed In Saskatchewan
(10/4/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Today, the Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, as well as the Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital...
article 'Vindication for our ancestors': Sask. First Nation reclaims original name
(9/25/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- It's an error that took more than a century to correct. The Sakimay First Nation near Grenfell, Sask., will again be known as Zagime Anishinabek....
article The long roads to election: Candidates traverse distance and demographics in enormous northern Sask. riding
(9/25/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Georgina Jolibois stands by a dirt road in the northern Saskatchewan community of Weyakwin, waiting for two young boys to get their grandmother from a...
article Man charged in connection with shooting on Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan
(9/23/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- RCMP say a man continues to recover in hospital after a shooting in Saskatchewan.
article Trudeau commits to 'necessary funding' for kids in Indigenous communities during Saskatoon town hall
(9/20/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau was questioned about several issues during his town hall in Saskatoon on Thursday, with Indigenous issues...
article Closing Indigenous education gap would impact number of future arrests in Sask., StatsCan study says
(9/20/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A new "microsimulation" study concludes that eliminating the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Saskatchewan would...
article Cannabis dispensary celebrates soft launch on Zagime Anishinabek near Regina
(9/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Omagakii Medical Dispensary staff members spent the majority of Monday stocking the shelves with oil tinctures, flowers and accessories after a...
article Election 2019: First Nations seeking economic reconciliation
(9/11/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Real change and a renewed nation-to-nation relationship was prime ministerial hopeful Justin Trudeau’spitch to Indigenous Peoples in 2015.
article Mé​​​​​​​tis veterans receive apology, promise of compensation from federal minister
(9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Métis veterans in Canada have received an apology and promise of compensation from a federal minister. In a packed room at the Royal Canadian Legion in...
article First-of-its-kind program to fill gap in Indigenous childbirth care
(9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Directors hope an Indigenous birth support worker program set to launch in Saskatoon this winter will become the new standard for Indigenous maternal...
article Eaglechild totem pole moving from Prince Albert, Sask. to First Nation
(9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Eaglechild totem pole, which has stood on the riverbank in Prince Albert, Sask., for 45 years, has been cut down. “I was emotional. I wanted...
article Sixteen-year-old dead after house fire on Beardy’s First Nation
(9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Rosthern RCMP say a 16-year-old girl is dead after a house fire on the Beardy’s First Nation Sunday afternoon. Police say at this point they...
article Ottawa invests $1M to support Indigenous people with FASD in the justice system
(9/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The federal government has committed nearly $1 million to helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Saskatchewan and Yukon.
article Man facing 50 charges after fleeing into oncoming traffic: RCMP
(9/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A joyride has turned into a list of 50 charges after a 26-year-old Sweetgrass First Nation man was arrested on Friday in northwest Saskatchewan, police...
article Probe underway into fatal police-involved shooting on Saskatchewan First Nation
(8/28/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A man is dead after a police-involved shooting on a Saskatchewan First Nation. Two officers from the Wadena RCMP detachment were called Tuesday...
article Trial of aboriginal youth in the shooting of a German tourist continues
(8/28/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- One year ago, Horst Stewin and his family were touring Canada to celebrate the man’s 60th birthday. They were touring Alberta as the man liked...
article Charges laid after pedestrian killed on Saskatchewan First Nation
(8/26/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A pedestrian is dead after he was hit by a car in a residential lane on Saskatchewan's Piapot First Nation.
article 'The way they taught us wasn't the way': Federal Indian day school settlement agreement approved
(8/21/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Kurt Adams still bears the scar left by a ruler a teacher used to strike him on the head. In the late 1960s, for Grades 1 to 3, Adams attended what was...
article VIDEO: Culture week at Saskatchewan’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park
(8/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Honey Constant with some of the activities taking place at Wanuskewin Heritage Park during culture week Aug 12-14.
article Onion Lake Cree Nation ordered again by judge to post financial statements
(8/6/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge has ordered the Onion Lake Cree Nation to post its financial documents online. Last fall, band member...
article Damaged totem pole to be laid to rest after City of Prince Albert seeks advice of elders
(7/31/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- An iconic monument in Prince Albert is set to be torn down, for safety's sake. The totem pole that has long graced the banks of the North...
article Atoskewin Success Centre celebrates completion of renovations
(7/11/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Tuesday marked the grand opening celebration for the Atoskewin Success Centre’s new location. It was an opening six years in the making. The...
article Premiers, Indigenous leaders cover youth, economy at Big River FN
(7/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The first day of historic Canadian premiers meetings, officially known as the Council of the Federation (CoF), wrapped up on the Big River First Nation...
article AFN Chief Calls 40,000 Indigenous Children In Care A Human Rights Issue
(7/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The head of the Assembly of First Nations had a receptive audience with most of Canada’s premiers Tuesday over the need to implement changes to...
26 Total Articles on this Issue

Métis

article Métis land claim could spark 'reset' in relations between Indigenous people and government, says prof
(10/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates hopes this week's massive Métis land claim will spark a change in the relationship between...
article Mé​​​​​​​tis launch land claim for 120,000 square kilometres in northern Saskatchewan, Alberta
(10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Métis in Saskatchewan and Alberta are launching a massive land claim involving 120,000 square kilometres in a parcel that spans both provinces.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colten Boushie

article RCMP watchdog's probe into Colten Boushie case to wrap by end of 2019
(10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- An independent probe into how RCMP members investigated the death of Colten Boushie, including how they interacted with his family, is nearing its...
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article SaskGaming reaches deal with union representing Casino Regina workers
(10/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and the union representing workers at Casino Regina have signed a new collective agreement that includes a 4.5-per-...
1 Article on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Phase 2 of innovative food forest in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation starts with community wide event
(9/24/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Over the weekend, from Saturday, September 21st to Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation continued with the second phase of its...
article First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules
(8/1/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence. Before the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article 16 of Sask.'s 51 pot shops haven't opened their doors nearly a year after legalization
(9/9/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Nearly a third of the 51 cannabis retail stores planned for Saskatchewan remain unopened — just over a month out from a potentially key deadline...
article Saskatchewan pot shop dispute echoes gambling battle in quest for Indigenous jurisdiction
(7/17/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The dispute pitting the provincial government against two First Nations with pot shops on reserve is rife with ‘intricate’ legal issues,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Card Clubs

article SIGA employees roll up sleeves to help make difference in communities
(9/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Employees from Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) were lending a helping hand on Thursday. It was all part of the non-profit organization...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Education, conservation efforts underway to preserve Sturgeon River bison herd
(8/25/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Bison numbers are declining in the Prince Albert National Park according to reports published earlier this year, but not all hope is lost. That's...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations Gaming

article Lloydminster woman wins $1.8 million on slot machine
(8/9/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Gold Horse Casino in Lloydminster was golden for one woman this week. Brenda Lloyd hit it big earlier this week by winning more than $1.8 million...
article Gaming authority had a good year
(7/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is marking a successful year. For 2018-19 SIGA, which owns and operates seven casinos in the province...
article SIGA's casinos reported a major profit in 2018-2019
(7/15/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is reporting that all seven of its casinos turned a profit last year, along with both casinos operated...
article SIGA reports $262 million in revenue for 2018-19
(7/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce revenues of ­­­­­­­­­­­$262 million...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article 7th person charged in killing of Tiki Laverdiere, Canada-wide arrest warrant issued
(8/9/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A seventh person has been charged in the killing of 25-year-old Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere. Laverdiere's body was found near North Battleford,...
article 6th person charged in killing of Tiki Laverdiere in Sask.
(8/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A sixth person has been charged in connection with the alleged murder of 25-year-old Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere, whose remains were found near...
article Prominent Cree elder says RCMP failed the family of Ashley Morin, missing for more than a year
(7/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Eugene Arcand did not mince words. "The system has tried to destroy my people and tried to destroy me," he said. "I have nothing to lose...
article Disappearance of Ashley Morin now believed to be a homicide, say RCMP
(7/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan RCMP now believe Ashley Morin, a Saskatchewan woman last seen July 10, 2018, is the victim of a homicide, they announced on Wednesday, the...
article Annual Tamra Keepness barbecue marks anniversary of disappearance
(7/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS) hosted the annual barbecue for Tamra Keepness, who was five-years-old when she went missing in 2004....
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sixties Scoop

article 'I'm home': Brothers separated by Sixties Scoop reunite after 50 years apart
(8/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- It's a reunion 50 years in the making. Nick Helliwell was two years old when he and his four-year-old brother Anthony Stonechild were separated...
1 Article on this Issue

Canada Gaming

article Slow economy and market maturity impact profits at SaskGaming
(7/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming, the operator of two casinos in the province of Saskatchewan, Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw, has published its annual report showing...
article SaskGaming reports 'successful' year despite downward trend in casino profits
(7/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming is reporting profits of $44.9 million coming from the province's two casinos for the fiscal year but it is a continuation of a downward...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article George Gordon First Nation cuts ribbon on new urban reserve at southeast edge of Regina
(7/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Two of George Gordon First Nation's oldest members cut the ribbon on its first urban reserve at the southeast edge of Regina on Friday. Nancy...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Saskatchewan First Nations say Scheer absent in his riding
(10/20/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- First Nations chiefs in Andrew Scheer's home riding say they haven't seen much of him in advance of Monday's federal vote, and feel like...
article KCI holds grand opening of Indigenous Student Centre
(10/20/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Kamsack Comprehensive Institute (KCI) now has an Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) to provide Indigenous students with a “safe, comfortable space to...
article Beardy's and Okemasis band councillor wants help restoring Treaty 6 monument
(10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Kevin Seesequasis has fretted for years about the condition of a historic monument honouring the signing of Treaty 6. This weekend, the band councillor...
article Lawyer and Riel descendant says Métis history goes beyond Louis Riel
(10/16/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A new book by Jean Teillet, a Métis treaty negotiator and lawyer, is filling the gaps of Métis culture and history and the role it plays on the plains...
article 'Crazy out there': Increasing violence in North Central Regina has residents looking for solutions
(10/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Fifteen years ago, the Regina SWAT team could go 18 months without being called out once. But as of June of this year, in response to a growing gang...
article Sask. NDP candidate wants national leaders debate to be translated into Dene, Michif
(10/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A candidate running for the NDP in northern Saskatchewan is calling for Monday's federal leaders debate to be translated into Dene and Michif. While...
article Elections Canada using different method to count First Nations voters after 2015 ballot shortages
(9/27/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Elections Canada says it has changed its formula for calculating the number of voters at First Nations after some polling places ran out of ballots in...
article Academic at First Nations University turning Scrabble into Cree language game
(9/27/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- At first glance, the Scrabble board that Edward Doolittle uses looks just like any other. Look a little closer, and you'll see that some of the...
article 'I was broken': Saskatoon woman who survived deadly crash now facing drunk driving charge
(9/26/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A young victim who survived a deadly Saskatoon drunk driving collision that killed two people, including her best friend, is now in court to face her...
article New agreement between Saskatchewan Health Authority and Meadow Lake Tribal Council promises better health services
(9/23/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Better health services are on their way to the Meadow Lake area. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) have...
article Saskatchewan Polytechnic students trek through Indigenous survival challenge
(9/20/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Students at Prince Albert’s Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask. Poly) campus celebrated the fall equinox with their annual Indigenous relay race....
article New central office for SIGA unveiled, includes slot machine warehouse
(9/14/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), along with Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, unveiled their new $12 million facility Friday. The centralized...
article Carry the Kettle man selected for Water Leadership Award
(9/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A First Nations veteran and former water operator from Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation is being recognized for his work in ensuring the community has...
article Russell Mirasty installed as Sask.'s 23rd lieutenant-governor
(9/12/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's first Indigenous lieutenant-governor was installed in a ceremony at the Legislative Building in Regina Thursday.
article Sask. woman learns object found on farm is rare Blackfoot artifact
(9/8/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan woman has been told the "odd-looking rock" she stumbled upon on her farm is, in fact, a rare Blackfoot artifact. Tricia...
article 'We walked those spirits here': Lost lives of children affected by Regina Indian Industrial School honoured by spiritual trek
(9/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Cowessess First Nation honoured the lives of children that lost their lives at the Regina Indian Industrial School by walking around 21 km from the...
article Casino Regina employees reach tentative agreement after possible job action
(9/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Employees at Casino Regina have reached a tentative agreement with Casino Regina, following threats of job action in July. That’s according to...
article Unpaid bills and broken promises: Indig Inc. problems go beyond failed Tokyo trade mission
(9/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- An Indigenous entrepreneur facing allegations of financial mismanagement related to a trade mission to Japan has left behind a trail of unpaid bills...
article U of S researcher to study impact of climate change on trapping industry
(9/2/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- A professor from the University of Saskatchewan has been named a recipient of a David Suzuki Fellowship. Priscilla Settee, a professor with the...
article Kokums embrace hip hop by creating their own Cree rap video
(8/29/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Rapping on camera to a hip hop beat is not for the faint of heart, but four kokums from Saskatchewan did exactly that this year. And they did it in...

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