First Nations

A candle bearing Kegan McCallum's name at a vigil for the teen who was killed earlier this week.
A candle bearing Kegan McCallum's name at a vigil for the teen who was killed earlier this week. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Vigil honours shooting victim’s memory

By Kathy Gallant
November 17, 2017 - 10:18am

Family, friends, and community members gathered Thursday evening in Meadow Lake to remember Kegan McCallum by participating in a candlelight vigil walk. The 17-year-old died in hospital Monday, Nov. 13 after being shot in a home on Meadow Lake’s west side.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Indigenous representation needed in RCMP investigations: Bobby Cameron

By paNOW Staff
November 3, 2017 - 2:15pm

After an RCMP investigation found no misconduct in the way officers interacted with the family of Colten Boushie on the night of the young man’s death, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is calling for better First Nations representation in criminal investigations.

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.

A group of local advocates are working to ensure the lives of Battlefords and area Indigenous children who attended the Battleford residential school and are buried in the nearby cemetery are remembered.
A group of local advocates are working to ensure the lives of Battlefords and area Indigenous children who attended the Battleford residential school and are buried in the nearby cemetery are remembered. submitted photo/Benedict Feist

Residential school graveyard may become heritage site

By Angela Brown
November 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Several Battlefords area advocates are asking for the public's help to turn a former local residential school burial ground into a municipal heritage site.

Amanda Wahobin dealt with a number of separate charges at court Tuesday.
Amanda Wahobin dealt with a number of separate charges at court Tuesday. Facebook/Amanda Wahobin

Charges stayed for woman related to Saturday's incident; sentenced on other matters

By Angela Brown
October 24, 2017 - 3:06pm Updated: October 25, 2017 - 12:06pm

The second suspect involved with the RCMP Saturday, in which a man was fatally shot, received a stay of proceedings for a charge stemming from the incident.

Roland Crowe, a councillor from the Piapot First Nation was honoured by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations for being the signatory Chief during the Treaty Land Entitlement agreement signing.
Roland Crowe, a councillor from the Piapot First Nation was honoured by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations for being the signatory Chief during the Treaty Land Entitlement agreement signing. submitted photo/Facebook

FSIN, government mark 25 years of Treaty Land Entitlement agreement

By paNOW Staff
October 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Over 25 years ago an agreement signed by the governments of Saskatchewan, Canada and 25 Indigenous communities addressed outstanding Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) claims.

Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night.
Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night. Facebook/Clinton Wuttunee

Red Pheasant First Nation narrowly escapes fire disaster

By Roger White
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm

There were some anxious moments at the Red Pheasant First Nation on Tuesday as a prairie fire backed by hurricane force winds raced towards the community. Luckily for the community of nearly 600, Mother Nature intervened and there were no injuries or property damage.

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