First Nations

Hoop dancers perform for students at Pre-Cam Community School Cultural Day.
Hoop dancers perform for students at Pre-Cam Community School Cultural Day. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Hoop dancers captivating audiences with unique skills

By Derek Cornet
May 26, 2018 - 8:00am

The Pre-Cam Community School hoop dancers have been perfecting their moves since September and are now exhibiting their skills with ease.

Beginning at the start of the school year, instructor and retired teacher Glen Watchel said students began dancing with only five hoops before slowing moving up to 21......

Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park.
Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Wildfire in national park could help dwindling bison herd

By Bryan Eneas
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

While the wildfire burning in the Prince Albert National Park is putting cabin-owners on edge, it could be beneficial to a unique animal population in the area.

The National Park is home to a herd of bison, whose numbers are dwindling. In the early 2000s counts indicated the herd’s.....

Film director Alanis Obomsawin is in La Ronge to show and speak about her documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.
Film director Alanis Obomsawin is in La Ronge to show and speak about her documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Oka Crisis focus of special documentary screening in La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

An Indigenous film director is in La Ronge today speaking about the 78 days she spent filming behind police lines during the Mohawk’s struggle with Quebec police and the Canadian Army.

Working with the National Film Board of Canada, Alanis Obomsawin was on her way to work one morning.....

Anne Cook hangs artwork from tri-community students at Mistasinihk Place.
Anne Cook hangs artwork from tri-community students at Mistasinihk Place. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Student artwork displayed at La Ronge gallery

By Derek Cornet
May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Students in the tri-communities have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in a public gallery this month.

The artwork, displayed at Mistasinihk Place this month, included pieces by students from La Ronge’s Pre-Cam Elementary School and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s Senator Myles Venne School. La Ronge.....

Janine Dawatsare presented to the Northern Justice Symposium about the law day event, and other activities she's using in her community of Patuanak to educate youth and residents about the justice system.
Janine Dawatsare presented to the Northern Justice Symposium about the law day event, and other activities she's using in her community of Patuanak to educate youth and residents about the justice system. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Justice initiatives reduce youth court appearances to zero in Patuanak

By Bryan Eneas
May 17, 2018 - 8:00am

A community justice coordinator for the English River First Nation in Patuanak, some 400 kilometers North of Prince Albert, has set out to mak youth in her community aware of the justice system, and she brought about an interesting result.

Janine Dawatsare was a presenter at the Northern Justice.....

This new building is being constructed across the street from Bell's Point Elementary School.
This new building is being constructed across the street from Bell's Point Elementary School. submitted photo/Tayven Roberts

LLRIB constructing $4 million multipurpose facility

By Derek Cornet
May 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Work on a new $4 million multi-purpose building started this month at Bell’s Point will have a large focus on education.

“It’s certainly several thousand square-feet for sure,” Lac La Ronge Indian Band director of public works and housing Tayven Roberts said. “This project was part of our overall.....

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