First Nations

Elder Ethel Stone, left, with Sherron Burns, Living Sky School Division First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Engagement and Achievement Consultant.
Elder Ethel Stone, left, with Sherron Burns, Living Sky School Division First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Engagement and Achievement Consultant. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Residential School survivors to be honoured with Orange Shirt Day

By Angela Brown
September 25, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: September 25, 2017 - 5:42pm

Locals will join Residential School survivors this week to honour them in a special ceremony. 

The event is part of national Orange Shirt Day, to raise awareness about a dark part of Canada's history when many Indigenous children were subjected to abuse.  

The family of the late Chief Ben Weenie unveiled the official sign that will greet visitors to the new Canadian Mental Health Association building which was officially opened on Thursday afternoon at 1602 103 St. in North Battleford.
The family of the late Chief Ben Weenie unveiled the official sign that will greet visitors to the new Canadian Mental Health Association building which was officially opened on Thursday afternoon at 1602 103 St. in North Battleford. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

New mental health facility honours Chief Ben Weenie

By Roger White
September 22, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: September 22, 2017 - 2:30pm

Chief Ben Weenie spent his entire life helping others, especially for mental health.

Today, it was announced that former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge.
Today, it was announced that former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooting case delayed as Crown prosecutor appointed to become a judge

By Kathy Gallant
September 1, 2017 - 10:07am

Proceedings in the sentencing hearing for the shootings in La Loche were set to resume this morning, but have now been delayed as former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge. Further Crown cross-examination will take place on Monday, Sept. 11.

Presenter Kathleen Thompson, a business consultant and social worker, discussed business opportunities, and some of the health benefits of cannabis at Friday’s conference.
Presenter Kathleen Thompson, a business consultant and social worker, discussed business opportunities, and some of the health benefits of cannabis at Friday’s conference. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

First Nation communities hear how legalized marijuana could offer new business opportunity

By Angela Brown
August 25, 2017 - 5:12pm

A number of area Indigenous communities had the opportunity to learn more about new business opportunities that could arise when marijuana is legalized next year.  

A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history.
A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history. submitted photo/Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society

Trail walk to remember Battlefords area history

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2017 - 11:41am Updated: August 17, 2017 - 12:14pm

To learn more about the area's geography and history, a trail group is completing a 340 km walk from Swift Current to North Battleford along a historic Métis trading route.

Sweetgrass First Nation and Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) participants show their enthusiasm during the parade.
Sweetgrass First Nation and Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) participants show their enthusiasm during the parade. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Northwest Territorial Days Parade kicks off

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2017 - 9:41am Updated: August 16, 2017 - 1:58pm

The streets in North Battleford were lined with people Tuesday night to take in the popular Northwest Territorial Days parade.

More than 100 entries took part with dozens of floats from the Battlefords, area First Nation communities, and even Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

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