Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Indigenous

NORTEP integral to La Ronge

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The right hand giveth and the left hand taketh away. Recently, La Loche and area residents did everything short of back flips to celebrate the provincial government and its efforts to provide greater opportunities for the North. Premier Brad Wall...

Feds to launch inquiry

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by Derek Cornet An inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will launch Sept. 1, and five independent commissioners will lead it. “It would be great if they could find answers,” said Garson Lake resident Dora Laprise whose...

Federal inquiry long overdue

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Better late than never. At least, that’s how many people – including more than a few politicians on Parliament Hill – feel about the recent announcement regarding the launch of a federal inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. According...

Fun and learning go hand-in-hand

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Camping in Saskatchewan’s northwest or even a simple day trip to the lake are undoubtedly some of the many highlights of living in this part of the province. However, while such outings by their very essence define the word “fun”...

New fish plant breaks ground

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by Derek Cornet The future of commercial fishing in northern Saskatchewan looks promising as the Ile-a-la Crosse Fish Company prepares to build a new processing plant. Shareholders gathered July 21 to celebrate the accomplishment with speeches from project partners and a...

Beauval builds grow tunnel

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by Derek Cornet The road to food sustainability in Beauval took a big step forward last month after the construction of a gardening tunnel. “I’m really happy,” said executive director Nick Daigneault of Beauval Development Inc. “I had been trying to...

Keys handed to FDFN homeowners

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by Derek Cornet Three new houses on Flying Dust First Nation have made home-ownership possible for local families. “I’m thankful and I feel blessed I have a new home,” said Charmaine Mirasty, who moved into a three-bedroom house with her two...

Federal support lacking: MP

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by Phil Ambroziak Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being called upon to meet the expectations he raised earlier this year amongst the people of La Loche. In late January – in the wake of a shooting spree that rocked the community...

A sign of the times

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The times they are a changin’... and, as far as the former Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is concerned, they’re changing for the better. The FSIN, which now stands for Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, officially changed its name following...

Murder charge laid

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A 62-year-old male has been charged in the death of 56-year-old Tommy Fiddler of Waterhen Lake First Nation. Meadow Lake RCMP attended a residence on the reserve around 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 after receiving a report about a deceased male...