First Nations

Red Cross officials are shown with four new volunteers in Sturgeon Lake.
Red Cross officials are shown with four new volunteers in Sturgeon Lake. submitted photo/Sue Laflamme

Red Cross, PAGC looking for emergency response volunteers in northern Saskatchewan

By Derek Cornet
January 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Canadian Red Cross, in conjunction with the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC), have been busy in recent weeks recruiting emergency response volunteers across northern Saskatchewan.

“The Canadian Red Cross and PAGC have a collaboration agreement for preparing for and responding to disasters when communities in the North are.....

UPDATE:Missing Ahtahkakoop woman found safe

By paNOW Staff
January 21, 2019 - 7:30pm Updated: January 22, 2019 - 8:19am

UPDATE:Shellbrook RCMP informed the media 8:15 a.m.Tuesday that the missing woman, Hailey Elizabeth Sasakamoose, had been located safe and sound.

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A 21-year-old woman from Ahtahkakoop First Nation has been reported as missing.

RCMP said Hailey Elizabeth Sasakamoose was reported missing on Jan.18 at around 10 p.m.,.....

The RCMP is looking for applicants for the Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program.
The RCMP is looking for applicants for the Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program. file photo/CJME news staff

Saskatchewan RCMP looking for applicants for APTP program

By Brady Lang
January 15, 2019 - 12:56pm

The Saskatchewan RCMP is looking for prospective candidates for a country-wide program.

The Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program will be offering Canadian Aboriginal people between the ages of 19-29 a chance to take a look at the life of a police officer during the three-week course. The successful applicants will.....

Camilo Garcia Benitez promised to move his family to La Ronge from Fort McMurray if the silica mine goes ahead.
Camilo Garcia Benitez promised to move his family to La Ronge from Fort McMurray if the silica mine goes ahead. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Potential silica mine brings positives and negatives to consider

By Derek Cornet
January 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

A proposed mine near La Ronge by Garcia Silica Inc. is a major opportunity for northern Saskatchewan, but there are positive and negative aspects residents should consider.

Those are the words of Lac La Ronge Indian Band member Teco Bird, whose family has been residing on a piece of.....

The Cook kids: (back) Jacob, Howard and John; (front) Leona, Raymond, Jerry and Joseph.
The Cook kids: (back) Jacob, Howard and John; (front) Leona, Raymond, Jerry and Joseph. submitted photo/Leona Cook

'60s Scoop survivors reflect on provincial apology

By Glenn Hicks
January 11, 2019 - 4:57pm Updated: January 12, 2019 - 5:06pm

Two survivors of the '60s Scoop with a strong connection to Prince Albert, shared their thoughts on the formal apology by the government this week.

Premier Scott Moe issued the apology Monday regarding the government’s role in the forced removal of Indigenous children from their homes over a plus-two.....

Several local-area First Nations have signed on to a new forestry alliance agreement.
Several local-area First Nations have signed on to a new forestry alliance agreement. File photo/paNOW Staff

First Nations groups partner on new forestry alliance

By Charlene Tebbutt
January 10, 2019 - 5:59pm

Several local-area First Nations have signed on to a new agreement to manage forest lands and build on opportunities in the industry.

The new Saskatchewan First Nations Forestry Alliance includes 13 First Nations, including the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Big River First Nation, Pelican Lake First Nation, Witchekan Lake.....

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