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Saskatchewan can’t give Catholic schools money for non Catholic students: court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 YORKTON, Sask. _ The Saskatchewan government doesn’t have the legal right to give Catholic schools funding for students who aren’t Catholic, a judge ruled Thursday. Justice Donald Layh’s ruling stems from a lawsuit over the province’s policy of funding separate schools based solely on student enrolment without regard to the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201713 Views

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Province’s highest court orders new chief election on George Gordon First Nation – USask

April 10, 2017 A recent ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has said that there must be a new election for the position of Chief. A George Gordon First Nation band member alleges there was fraud which a judge disagreed with, but the Court found 31 ballots unaccounted for and therefore ordered a new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201722 Views

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Security high at preliminary hearing of farmer accused of shooting young man – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2017 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ There are no crowds but there is a heightened security presence outside the provincial courthouse in North Battleford, Sask., where a preliminary hearing is being held for a farmer accused of fatally shooting an indigenous man. The hearing will determine whether […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201717 Views

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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court today. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201739 Views

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Sask. watching as Ontario judge sides with ’60s scoop survivors – News Talk 650

February 14, 2017 An Ontario judge presiding over a class-action lawsuit is now considering payments for indigenous people placed in non-aboriginal homes. Starting in the 1960s until 1984, child-welfare authorities placed thousands of on-reserve indigenous children in non-aboriginal homes. Victims blamed the loss of their cultural identity on federal government negligence. On Tuesday, Ontario Superior […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201730 Views

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First Nation says it will distribute and invest $4.5 million compensation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2017 DUCK LAKE, Sask. _ A Saskatchewan First Nation says it will receive millions of dollars in compensation on Wednesday from a settlement that stems from a dispute dating back to the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Specific Claims Tribunal ruled in 2015 that the federal government breached its lawful obligation to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201725 Views

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North Battleford Area Outfitters and American Hunters Fined More Than $24,000

February 7, 2017 Ministry of Environment conservation officers recently completed investigations in the North Battleford area involving illegal outfitting and hunting activities, resulting in more than $24,000 in fines. The first investigation dates back to November 2013, when a bull moose was poached on private land in the Eagle Creek area east of Struan, approximately […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201745 Views

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Indigenous women’s concerns about tubal ligation spark external review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 20, 2017 SASKATOON _ Saskatchewan’s largest health region has launched a review into concerns raised by some indigenous women who said they felt coerced into having tubal ligations after giving birth. The women complained that they felt pressured by medical staff and others with the Saskatoon Health Region to undergo the procedure, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 201754 Views

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Remand numbers on the rise in Saskatchewan – The Star Phoenix

January 11, 2017 Saskatchewan could lead the country in figuring out how to reduce the number people put behind bars to await trial, says the province’s deputy minister of corrections and policing. Dale McFee describes rising numbers of people in remand as “one of the single largest concerns” faced by his department. The province recently […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201748 Views

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New Rules on Access to Birth Registration Now in Effect for Adult Adoptees and Birth Parents

January 3, 2017 On January 1, new regulations came into effect to make it easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to access birth registration information. The Government of Saskatchewan originally announced the changes in February 2016 to provide notice to individuals involved in the 37,000 adoptions that have occurred in Saskatchewan since 1922. “Adoptees, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201749 Views

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