Aboriginal

MLA criticizes pot plan

by Phil Ambroziak Athabasca NDP MLA Buckley Belanger wants to know what the provincial government was smoking when it recently announced details regarding Saskatchewan’s cannabis legalization plan. “For a...

Healing journey continues

by Terry Villeneuve A helping hand has been extended to residential school survivors from Saskatchewan’s northwest. First Nations residents affected by their time at residential schools and by the ’60s Sc...

Walk promotes solidarity

by Phil Ambroziak The communities of Meadow Lake and Flying Dust First Nation are not about to let anger and hatred tear apart what has become a respected, strong and highly valued relationship. After Big...

La Loche kids visit T.O.

by Phil Ambroziak A recent trip to Toronto was a slam dunk for a group of La Loche teens. Late last month, 15 Grades 9-12 students from La Loche Community School embarked on both a fun and education-fille...

Armed robbers arrested

On Monday (Dec. 11) at approximately 1 a.m., La Ronge RCMP were called to a complaint of an armed robbery at a business located just off Highway 2 on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Two males, carrying what was d...

Dene language celebrated

by Phil Ambroziak No matter what language they’re written in, the books of renowned children’s author Robert Munsch continue to enlighten and entertain. That’s how the staff at Clearwater River Dene Natio...

Lumber duties hit hard

by Phil Ambroziak “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Al Balisky, president of Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) Industrial Investments – the company that oversees NorSask Forest Products – may no...

Shooter scenario on target

by Derek Cornet It’s best to be prepared for any situation. That was the message behind a fake active shooter scenario that occurred on Halloween (Oct. 31) at the Meadow Lake Tribal Council and Flying Dus...

Lights, camera, action!

by Phil Ambroziak Clearwater River Dene Nation student Sinay Kennedy’s future as a filmmaker is off to an exciting start. Kennedy, a Grade 12 student at CRDN School – along with friend and fellow student ...

Locals escape Vegas shooting

by Phil Ambroziak Oct. 1 was an unlucky night to be in Las Vegas. Fortunately, Ile-a-la Crosse’s Sheylee Campbell (nee Belanger), her husband, Trent, and other northern visitors to Sin City, managed to escap...