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Minister Amarjeet Sohi is presented with a blanket after his speech.
Minister Amarjeet Sohi is presented with a blanket after his speech. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Federal ministers and FSIN demonstrate improved relationship

By Sarah Rae
May 26, 2016 - 5:00pm Updated: May 27, 2016 - 6:24am

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde said having three federal ministers speak at the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations spring assembly sends a strong message about nation to nation communication in Canada.

The grand entrance of the FSIN spring assembly.
The grand entrance of the FSIN spring assembly. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

FSIN votes to change name

By Sarah Rae
May 26, 2016 - 6:00am

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has voted to change its name after five decades. The abbreviation will remain the same, but it will now be known as the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

The Dekker Centre is set up for the conference.
The Dekker Centre is set up for the conference. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hundreds coming to North Battleford for First Nations conference

By Sarah Rae
May 25, 2016 - 6:00am

First Nations leaders from across the province will descend on North Battleford this week.  

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations will bring together leaders from 74 First Nations for their Spring Legislative Assembly today, May 25 and Thursday.

Joelle Noon was last seen on the Little Pine First Nation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Joelle Noon was last seen on the Little Pine First Nation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Submitted photo/RCMP

Update: RCMP searching for missing Little Pine First Nation girl

By battlefordsNOW Staff
May 22, 2016 - 9:38am Updated: May 24, 2016 - 9:25am

Joelle Noon has been located safe and sound at a residence on the Poundmaker First Nation and returned to the care of her mother. 

The RCMP would like to thank the public's assistance in locating the missing youth.

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Jasmine Kaye-Masuskapeo, 17, was last seen Tuesday, May 17.
Jasmine Kaye-Masuskapeo, 17, was last seen Tuesday, May 17. Submitted photo/RCMP

UPDATE: missing Ahtahkakoop First Nation girl found

By paNOW Staff
May 21, 2016 - 9:38am Updated: May 22, 2016 - 6:09pm

A missing Ahtahkakoop First Nation girl has been found.

Jasmine Kaye-Masuskapeo, 17, had last been seen walking in North Battleford on Tuesday, May 17. She was found by Saskatoon Police Service in Saskatoon. 

The RCMP thank everyone for their help in locating her.

 

North Battleford mayor Ian Hamilton and Battleford mayor Derek Mahon.
North Battleford mayor Ian Hamilton and Battleford mayor Derek Mahon. Geoff Smith/battlefordsNOW Staff

FULL REMARKS: Battleford, North Battleford mayors deliver joint address

By battlefordsNOW Staff
May 19, 2016 - 6:00am Updated: May 19, 2016 - 9:54am

The following are the full remarks of Battleford mayor Derek Mahon and North Battleford mayor Ian Hamilton during the Fifth Annual State of the Town and City Address Wednesday, May 18. Transcript copies were provided to battlefordsNOW.

Battleford mayor Derek Mahon:

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