Indigenous

Beauval builds grow tunnel

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 Bea...

Keys handed to FDFN homeowners

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...

Federal support lacking: MP

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 ...

A sign of the times

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 Indi...

Murder charge laid

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 re...

Broncos advance

by Phil Ambroziak Change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Randy Lariviere of the Meadow Lake Broncos learned this earlier this season when, after playing defence for many years throughout his career...

Reserve addresses voting

by Derek Cornet The will of the people was decided by a show of hands recently when Flying Dust First Nation members urged chief and council to extend voting rights to hundreds of others deemed ineligible. ...

Trapper forced to move

by Phil Ambroziak Recent salvage operations by Mistik Management Ltd. have tied the hands of at least one area trapper. According to Leon McCallum, if he wants to continue trapping, he’ll have to find a n...

La Loche mourns

by Derek Cornet A community in mourning, La Loche and area residents are finding strength through faith. Floyd Lemaigre was accompanied by others Jan. 25 as they began a solidarity walk from the school on...

Leaders speak out

by Phil Ambroziak From bad will come good. That’s the sort of optimism leaders from the North have as they strive to move forward in the wake of Friday’s (Jan. 22) shootings at La Loche Community School a...