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Saskatchewan village cut fire services to reserve three weeks before fatal fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 18, 2015 LOON LAKE, Sask. _ A Saskatchewan village has released documents detailing a two-and-a-half-year struggle with a neighbouring reserve over firefighting fees that culminated in a letter cutting the band off services three weeks before a fire that killed two children. A two-year-old boy and his 18-month-old sister were at home […]

by NationTalk on February 19, 2015573 Views

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No fire response to blaze that kills two children on Saskatchewan reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 17, 2015 LOON LAKE, Sask. _ The volunteer fire chief in a Saskatchewan village says a neighbouring First Nation that lost two children in a house fire cancelled its firefighting contract with the community. Larry Heon, who is also the mayor of Loon Lake, says he was sleeping when he got a […]

by NationTalk on February 18, 2015600 Views

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2 toddlers killed in house fire on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation – CBC

Feb 17, 2015 No other injuries have been reported An early morning fire on a First Nation west of Meadow Lake, Sask., has claimed the lives of two toddlers. RCMP said officers were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. CST Tuesday to the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation where they found a home fully engulfed in flames. They […]

by NationTalk on February 18, 2015601 Views

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Shopping with a social conscience – Regina Leader-Post

February 17, 2015 There’s nothing like the feel of buttery leather when you flip through your wallet or excavate the contents of your purse. But if your conscience can’t take it, there are vegan and upcycled options. U.K.-based Elvis and Kresse, for example, repurposes British fire hoses for durable totes, messenger bags and wallets. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 2015582 Views

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Regina community shows support at Valentine’s vigil – Regina Leader-Post

February 17, 2015 Aboriginal women should enjoy the same freedom as everyone else, says Joely BigEagle-Kequatooway. “I’m tired of how the general public has made it the aboriginal women’s responsibility to look after herself,” she said about the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. BigEagle-Kequatooway was joined by about 100 other people at the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015577 Views

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Rally part of momentum for national inquiry – StarPhoenix

There is momentum behind calls for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada, says an organizer of an annual memorial march. More than a 100 people gathered at Saskatoon city hall on a blustery Saturday afternoon to show support for families of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls. Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201517415 Views

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Tagaq to speak at U of S campus events – StarPhoenix

February 17, 2015 Following her performance next Feb. 23 at the Broadway Theatre, musician Tanya Tagaq will present the 2015 Gail Appel Lectureship in Literature and Fine Arts through the University of Saskatchewan. The 2014 Polaris Prize winner will participate in two events, both free to the public. Her afternoon lecture, entitled Protest Without Words: […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015573 Views

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Aboriginal hockey families complain about racism on ice – CBC

Feb 17, 2015 Hockey Regina says organization has zero tolerance for racism, but cannot substantiate claims Some First Nations families in Regina are complaining about racist taunts directed at their teenage hockey players. Treena Amyotte filed a grievance in January about other players hurling slurs at her 14-year-old son. “One kid will say something like, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015540 Views

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Saskatoon chef Ryan Young creates diabetic-friendly menu – CBC

Feb 16, 2015 Wanuskewin Restaurant chef knows challenges of living with diabetes firsthand Ryan Young is going beyond vegetarian dishes or gluten-free options. The Saskatoon chef is creating a diabetic-friendly menu at the Wanuskewin Restaurant. The changes are personal for Young. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was two years old. Now 37, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015591 Views

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Rap artist uses music to create a brighter future – PA Daily Herald

February 17, 2015 As Splisik took the stage at the Voices of the North showcase Saturday evening, he stated that his performance was “something different.” The rap artist’s original song, “Let The World Idle No More,” touched on a number of subjects including addressing suicide rates in aboriginal youth and enforcing the idea that all […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2015600 Views

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