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Muskoday woman named first female president of national body representing Aboriginal Firefighters – larongeNOW

Dec 2, 2020 Just over two decades after joining the Muskoday Volunteer Fire Department, Michelle Vandevord can now lay claim to being elected the first female president of the Aboriginal Firefighters’ Association of Canada. Born and raised in Prince Albert, the 49-year-old recalled the decision to move to Muskoday 25 years ago was based on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20207 Views

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Meet the first 10 Sask. CBC Future 40 winners of 2020 – CBC

2020 CBC Future 40 winners announced Dec. 2 to 6 Dec 02, 2020 Meet the first 10 winners of 2020’s CBC Future 40 in Saskatchewan. Each day from Dec. 2 to 6 we’ll announce another batch. There are 40 finalists, or winners, in total. Each one is a Saskatchewan person aged 40 or under who is doing something incredible. Our Bright […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20207 Views

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Cega’kin (Carry The Kettle) First Nation in lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak – CBC

Dec 01, 2020 Chief Brady O’Watch says the lockdown ‘could be a blessing,’ bring families closer together Cega’kin (Carry The Kettle) First Nation has gone into a lockdown following an outbreak of eight cases of COVID-19. Chief Brady O’Watch said his emergency management team put the lockdown in place on Sunday after being notified by […]

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A Chief’s Angry Charge: Paternalism Is Putting His People’s Lives at Risk – The Tyee

The view from James Smith Cree Nation amidst Saskatchewan’s coronavirus surge. Chief Wally Burns sensed right away that something was wrong. The voice on his cellphone belonged to the man who operated the community’s grader. He told Burns that he had a “wicked headache” and “terrible cough.” The man planned to do a little more […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20209 Views

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Sask. athletes start podcast to showcase Indigenous talent and stories – CBC

Best friends River Thomas and Raymond Fox co-host Foxing Around Dec 01, 2020 What began as an idea for two Cree best friends has turned into a podcast that is catching on with their laid back conversation and list of Indigenous guests. “We firmly believe that everyone has a story,” said River Thomas, 25, originally […]

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Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Saskatchewan in emergency response to COVID-19 – Globalnews.ca

November 29, 2020 As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge throughout Saskatchewan, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be assisting the province in providing emergency humanitarian aid. Last week, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces responded to a request for assistance by a First Nation community in the province’s far northeast. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202011 Views

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Opinion: Reconciliation a work in progress on Beardy’s & Okemasis – Regina Leader-Post

November 27, 2020 Reconciliation work, made necessary by the fallout from the 1885 North-West Resistance, is not over, write Angus Esperance and Bill Waiser. Saskatchewan’s Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation and the Crown are actively engaged in reconciliation. It wasn’t always that way. Willow Cree Chiefs Beardy and Saswaypew (succeeded by Okemasis) signed an adhesion […]

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Canucks’ Ron Delorme’s emotional connection with hero Fred Sasakamoose – Sportsnet.ca

Wednesday night, Ron Delorme placed four wooden sticks on the walkway to his home. The first three are hockey sticks — belonging to son Blair, grandson Haydn, and one of his own. (A puck is next to each blade.) The fourth was presented to Delorme during the 1982 Stanley Cup playoffs. Then, he was a […]

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From agriculture to iconic Indigenous art, the North Battleford region has much to be proud of – CBC

CBC’s virtual road trip series Land of Living Stories explores hidden gems across Saskatchewan Nov 27, 2020 It is worth looking at the land around North Battleford, Sask., through the strokes of Allen Sapp’s paintbrush. In his paintings you will find scenes of families helping families, Cree drumming circles, early ways of farming the land, mothers with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 20208 Views

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Betty Ann Adam: The Neil Stonechild case, decades later – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

In the years since I wrote these reflections on police treatment of Indigenous men, we’ve seen signs of progress, but also ongoing disheartening injustices. Betty Ann Adam worked as a reporter with The StarPhoenix for nearly three decades and covered the Stonechild inquiry. On the 30th anniversary of Stonechild’s death, Adam has written an epilogue […]

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