Indigenous

New chief for ERFN

by Phil Ambroziak As far as they’re concerned, the Bernard family has made history. Jerry Bernard, the husband of Waterhen Lake First Nation chief Carol Bernard, was recently elected chief of his home co...

Mayor in court over conflict of interest

by Phil Ambroziak The future of Cole Bay’s municipal council is now in the hands of a provincial court judge. Judge Lloyd Stang is expected to deliver a verdict some time in early November following a t...

Anti-gang walk attracts 300-plus

by Phil Ambroziak If the people of Loon Lake, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation and the RCMP didn’t already have local gang members seeing red, they certainly do now. More than 300 people took part in an or...

Highway 903 washed out

by Phil Ambroziak Travellers to and from Canoe Lake Cree First Nation these days need just that – a canoe. Highway 903 at Devil’s Creek is currently closed after heavy rains this past week caused the water to...

Young boxer rises in the ranks

by Terry Villeneuve Only 12 years old, but already a seasoned fighter, Jace Derocher of Meadow Lake recently won the biggest match of his young career. On June 15 Derocher competed in a Pro-Am boxing car...

$52-million for clean energy

by Terry Villeneuve Investing in infrastructure that promotes clean energy solutions is key to creating a strong low-carbon economy and sustainable future for Canadians. Yesterday (May 22), Carolyn Benne...

MP’s bill amended

by Phil Ambroziak National Indigenous Peoples Day will not become a statutory holiday any time soon, but that doesn’t mean Georgina Jolibois has given up on a cause near and dear to her heart. The Desnet...

Jolibois to seek re-election

by Phil Ambroziak Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois is looking to continue what she’s started at Parliament Hill and within her riding following next year’s federal election. “...

’60s Scoop victims speak out

by Phil Ambroziak Some things are worth waiting for. At least that’s how the close to 15 First Nations and Métis citizens who attended a special sharing circle in Meadow Lake Saturday feel about the provi...

FDFN eyes future development

by Phil Ambroziak Patience and hard work are expected to pay off in a big way not only for Flying Dust First Nation, but the neighbouring community of Meadow Lake as well. Recently, Flying Dust continued ...