Thursday, July 9, 2020

Indigenous

New school for Waterhen

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by Phil Ambroziak Efforts to secure a new, state-of-the-art school for Waterhen Lake First Nation have passed with flying colours. Recently, it was announced the federal government will provide funding to the band to assist with the development of a new...

MLA criticizes pot plan

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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 couple years now, everyone has known this legislation is coming, but the...

Healing journey continues

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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 Scoop attended a two-day healing journey conference Feb. 27 and 28...

Walk promotes solidarity

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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 Biggar area farmer Gerald Stanley was acquitted...

La Loche kids visit T.O.

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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-filled few days to...

Armed robbers arrested

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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...

Dene language celebrated

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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 Nation feel, and that’s why – to help celebrate a...

Lumber duties hit hard

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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 not have directly quoted renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, but...

Shooter scenario on target

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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 Dust First Nation offices. It was...

Lights, camera, action!

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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 Damian Haineault – recently returned from...