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Steve Dribnenki, the legal consult for SUMA, discussed the legal history of marijuana in Canada and Bill 45, which addresses recreational cannabis, during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017.
Steve Dribnenki, the legal consult for SUMA, discussed the legal history of marijuana in Canada and Bill 45, which addresses recreational cannabis, during the 2017 New North Mayor and Council Fall Gathering on Nov. 23, 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New North Mayors gathering sparks discussion about cannabis

By Bryan Eneas
November 23, 2017 - 5:35pm

Mayors from the northern regions of Saskatchewan are gathered in Prince Albert for their fall meeting, and one panel about cannabis sparked discussions.

The topic was broached during a discussion panel about next year's planned legalization of recreational pot.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (left) was selected as one of nine people who will be looking for the next RCMP commissioner.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (left) was selected as one of nine people who will be looking for the next RCMP commissioner. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Sask. Chief selected to committee choosing RCMP Commissioner

By Bryan Eneas
November 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Northern Saskatchewan will be represented on the committee selecting candidates for the RCMP’s top job.

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band was announced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale as one of nine people selecting a new commissioner.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said the only person who can sit down and engage in meaningful discussion with Indigenous people about citizenship and membership issues is Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said the only person who can sit down and engage in meaningful discussion with Indigenous people about citizenship and membership issues is Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Indigenous registry, citizenship and membership to be addressed

By Bryan Eneas
November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

On Oct. 31 Carolyn Bennett, the federal minister for Indigenous-Crown relations sent a letter to various Indigenous communities outlining the start of a new consultation process.

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said the organization is thankful the federal government is trying to "right the wrongs" of the '60s Scoop, but wants to know more details about the compensation money.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said the organization is thankful the federal government is trying to "right the wrongs" of the '60s Scoop, but wants to know more details about the compensation money. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

FSIN 'thankful' for '60s Scoop announcement, still has concerns

By Bryan Eneas
October 6, 2017 - 1:38pm

Indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan are responding to the federal government’s decision to compensate survivors of the ‘60s Scoop.

Lyle Whitefish (right) is one of three candidates for the second vice chief position within the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. In 2016, he ran for the NDP in the Sask Rivers riding, but ultimately lost to Nadine Wilson.
Lyle Whitefish (right) is one of three candidates for the second vice chief position within the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. In 2016, he ran for the NDP in the Sask Rivers riding, but ultimately lost to Nadine Wilson. submitted photo/NDP

Former FSIN Vice Chief seeks re-election

By Bryan Eneas
October 3, 2017 - 5:10pm

A resident and public figure from the Big River First Nation is seeking the second Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice Chief’s headdress later this month.

FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear said she's cautiously optimistic about the future of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras.
FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear said she's cautiously optimistic about the future of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Sask. leaders weigh in on recent MMIWG developments

By Bryan Eneas
July 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Leaders in Saskatchewan are weighing in on the departure of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls commissioner Marylin Poitras and the overall state of the inquiry.

Solar panels were installed on the community center in the northern village of Green Lake. The facility is expected to be operational in May according to Green Lake's Mayor Ric Richardson.
Solar panels were installed on the community center in the northern village of Green Lake. The facility is expected to be operational in May according to Green Lake's Mayor Ric Richardson. Submitted photo/Northern Village of Green Lake

'We’re trying to break trail:' Green Lake invests in green energy

By Bryan Eneas
April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

One Saskatchewan village hopes to become a trail blazer in the province by investing in green energy.

The northern village of Green Lake, roughly 210 km north-west of Prince Albert, has built solar panels on the roof of its community centre.

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