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Act to combat reserve fire toll – StarPhoenix

January 6, 2015 Whether it’s the lack of co-ordination, the absence of political will, wrong priorities or inadequate funding that’s at the root of the problem, the loss of lives to fire on reserves across Saskatchewan is a shocking tragedy that cannot be tolerated year after heartbreaking year. The latest victims were a 10-year-old boy, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015306 Views

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Cuthand: Pressing issues in Indian Country won’t go away – Starphoenix

January 5, 2015 This year should be an interesting one in Indian Country. The past year saw a lot of issues go unresolved and others pursued, but 2015 will be when they emerge as more pressing issues that won’t go away. Other issues have flown below the media radar and will appear seemingly out of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015375 Views

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Fire death risk not addressed – StarPhoenix

Funding critical to rectify hazard for First Nations, says FSIN vice-chief January 5, 2015 More people will die in fires on Saskatchewan First Nations if funding continues to lag for firefighting, housing and other necessities, says Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) vicechief Bobby Cameron. The comments come as family and friends prepare to attend […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 2015347 Views

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Bellegarde urges PM to reconsider inquiry – StarPhoenix

DECEMBER 19, 2014 Canada’s top aboriginal chief is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reconsider his opposition to an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. In an interview with Postmedia News Thursday, Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde said he was “very disappointed” by comments made by Harper earlier this week about […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014297 Views

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Sakewew students attend Ottawa forum – mysask.com

Dec 18, 2014 A group of Sakewew High School students were among those attending a recent youth forum in Ottawa on sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections. The conference, hosted by Jer’s Vision, was the third annual Canadian Youth Forum and Conversation on STBBIs, held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre Dec. 2 to 6. Among […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014425 Views

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Ottawa’s spin paves rough road for Bellegarde – StarPhoenix

December 19, 2014 If there were any illusions that we are beginning a new day with the election of Perry Bellegarde as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, they were quickly dashed by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt. In fact, even before the election Valcourt stated in an interview in French that he […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014331 Views

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Bellegarde can change aboriginal politics for the better – StarPhoenix

December 18, 2014 Quesnel is a policy analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. As the new leader of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegarde, recently chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and former chief of the Little Black Bear First Nation, will have three-and-a-half years to transform indigenous politics for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014353 Views

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Demand greater than supply of space at Regina’s women’s shelters – Regina Leader-Post

December 18, 2014 Sadly, when it comes to space in Regina’s women’s shelters, the supply can’t keep up with the demand. So who gets priority? “We’re a First Nation facility, but we don’t focus only on aboriginal. We make the decision based on need,” explained Anna Crowe, executive director at WISH Safe House.” If someone […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 20149039 Views

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Judge finds man guilty of killing, burning Saskatoon woman’s body – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 17, 2014 By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON _ A man accused of killing a woman he met in a bar a decade ago and burning her body was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no parole for 15 years. Douglas Hales, 36, was found guilty of second-degree murder and offering […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 201410059 Views

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Making drinking water safer for First Nations communities – PA Daily Herald

December 16, 2014 Leaving Tuesday’s Prince Albert Model Forest board meeting with optimism, Katherine Finn hopes to see greater protection of communities’ drinking water. As manager of the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council, Finn’s well-received presentation lit a spark among board members — its membership comprised of representatives from various organizations related to the forest […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014334 Views

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