Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Indigenous

Jolibois to seek re-election

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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. “My goal is...

’60s Scoop victims speak out

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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 provincial government’s ongoing efforts to provide...

FDFN eyes future development

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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 remediation work on the land...

Good grades pay off for FDFN kids

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by Phil Ambroziak A visit to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ was only one of several highlights of a recent road trip experienced by Flying Dust First Nation youth. From July 7-16, 35 students and six chaperones travelled by charter bus...

New SIIT program a hit

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by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) isn’t afraid to build opportunities for its people. Recently, nine students from most of the MLTC bands completed a first-ever heavy equipment operator program offered by the tribal council through the Saskatchewan...

FDFN man rescues children

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by Phil Ambroziak The recent actions of a Flying Dust First Nation man have him adjusting to a fitting yet unfamiliar title – hero. A house fire May 19 destroyed a home located at 10 Amisk Rd. on Flying Dust First...

Women’s shelter breaks ground

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by Phil Ambroziak The federal and provincial governments, along with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC), are teaming up to assist victims of domestic violence. Friday afternoon marked the date for the official sod turning at a vacant Centre Street lot,...

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...