Indigenous

Survivors meet minister

by Derek Cornet It was a momentous occasion for survivors of the Ile-a-la Crosse boarding school Sept. 8 as they shared one of Canada’s darkest chapters with indigenous and northern affairs minister Carolyn ...

The Conversation

With a history of leadership under his belt, Elmer Campbell of Buffalo River Dene Nation wants to create a healthy economy in the Northwest. Recently, Elmer spoke with Northern Pride about his career as a chief...

NORTEP integral to La Ronge

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 opportu...

Feds to launch inquiry

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...

Federal inquiry long overdue

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’...

Fun and learning go hand-in-hand

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...

New fish plant breaks ground

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 cel...

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 ...