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Teacher supports Indigenous learning

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“I never set out to do these things for the recognition.” This is what Carpenter High School teacher Derek Efotda had to say after humbly accepting a Guiding the Journey Award for his work as a partner in Indigenous education....

First ignition held at MLTC Bioenergy Centre

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Flame on! Earlier this week, the Meadow Lake Tribal Council celebrated a milestone in the construction of the new bioenergy facility east of Meadow Lake when the very first flame was ignited inside the combustion chamber. “We want to have this...

Decades-old moccasins returned

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Numerous pairs of vintage moccasins expertly crafted decades ago recently made the long journey home. Artist Sandra Semchuk, who grew up in Meadow Lake and now resides in British Columbia, recently donated a boxful of moccasins to the Meadow Lake...

Bob Merasty seeks role as FSIN chief

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Li’l Bob has his sights set on big things. Robert Merasty, a former Flying Dust First Nation chief, has put his name forward in an effort to secure the position of chief with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)...

Missing child located

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**UPDATE** RCMP have advised Tracy Buffin has been located safe and sound. **UPDATE** On Aug. 25 at approximately 11 p.m., Beauval RCMP received a complaint of a missing 12-year-old girl, Tracy Buffin. She had been attending a community event on Canoe...

Indian relay races remain popular

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The world of Indian relay racing has gone from a dream to a reality for a Waterhen/Canoe Lake First Nation couple. Dave Fiddler and Priscilla Opikokew started their own racing outfit this season and, so far, they say the experience...

Hundreds take part in Every Child Matters 215 Walk

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Communities united as friends and neighbours from Meadow Lake, Flying Dust First Nation and the surrounding area came together Friday (June 4) for the Every Child Matters 215 Walk. The event, which began at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic...

CLCFN threatens toll booth near Keeley Lake

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If they can’t have the water, they’ll take the road. According to Canoe Lake Cree First Nation chief Francis X. Iron, his community plans to put a toll booth in place at the access road to Keeley Lake off Highway...

FDFN observes Indigenous Women’s Day

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Empowered. That’s how Patricia Main said she – and likely the more than 200 other participants – felt after taking in the various sessions held online Monday (March 8) in celebration of Indigenous Women’s Day. “Monday was International Women’s Day, and...

Canoe Lake man describes COVID-19 experience

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“It was as though I was breathing fire.” This is how Canoe Lake Cree Nation member Leonard Opekokew described how he felt earlier this month while hospitalized with COVID-19. Opekokew, 65, tested positive Feb. 2 and, before the week was...