Monday, May 25, 2020

Indigenous

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...

Broncos advance

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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, he stepped out of his comfort zone...

Reserve addresses voting

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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. The discussion took place Jan....

Trapper forced to move

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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 new location thanks to Mistik’s efforts...

La Loche mourns

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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 Clearwater River Dene Nation to the...

Leaders speak out

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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 and a nearby residence...

Fire destroys sweat lodge

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by Phil Ambroziak Things became a little too hot  recently for a sweat lodge being constructed on Waterhen Lake First Nation. For the past two years, Waterhen Lake member Sid Fiddler spearheaded construction of the log structure, which was supposed to...

Teamwork can go a long way

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” The words may have been Henry Ford’s, but the philosophy continues to apply to this day – not only to the automotive industry which he pioneered, but...

Jolibois elected MP

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by Phil Ambroziak The 42nd Canadian general election may be over, but one more trip to the polls still awaits the people of La Loche. Although a date for a municipal by-election has yet to be set, current La Loche mayor...