Aboriginal News

The flyer handed out at the Regina protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Nov 15 2016

Standing Rock solidarity protest stops traffic in Regina

By 980 CJME November 15, 2016 - 8:49pm Updated: November 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Dozens of vehicles were stopped on the Albert Street bridge on Tuesday evening when a group of protestors took to the street.   The group was demonstrating as part of an...

Supporters rally outside North Battleford Provincial Court to share their message of  justice for Colten Boushie on Aug. 18, 2016.

Premier Wall says racism isn't Sask. issue alone

By Sarah Mills August 25, 2016 - 12:48pm Updated: August 25, 2016 - 3:42pm

He’s condemned racism online, now Premier Brad Wall is making it clear he doesn’t believe the issue is isolated to Saskatchewan.

"I just want to reject the fact that I...

(From left) Elder Ken Seesequasis, Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation chief Rick Gamble and FSIN vice chief E. Dutch Lerat speak to media ahead of a Specific Claims Tribunal public hearing.

First Nation prepares for historic 1886 Rebellion compensation ruling

By Lasia Kretzel April 10, 2016 - 11:04am Updated: April 10, 2016 - 11:07am

The Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation will soon know how much money the federal government owes them for wrongfully labeling the band rebels and denying them funding following...

Sask. indigenous feel forgotten on campaign trails

By Lasia Kretzel April 2, 2016 - 2:16pm Updated: April 2, 2016 - 2:16pm

Saskatchewan indigenous groups say First Nations issues have been conspicuously absent during the the provincial party campaigns.

"I'm pretty disappointed. It seems like...

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief welcomes federal budget

By Juliet Kadzviti March 23, 2016 - 5:08pm Updated: March 23, 2016 - 5:15pm

There was a substantial First Nations focus in Tuesday’s federal budget, with more than $8.4 billion being allocated to aiding Aboriginal communities over five years.


JNE Welding.

First Nations finalize merger with Saskatoon fabricator

By Brent Bosker January 29, 2016 - 2:03pm Updated: January 29, 2016 - 4:11pm

A Saskatoon steel fabricator and two Saskatchewan First Nations have joined forces.

Today the Peter Ballantyne (PBCN) Cree Nation, the English River First Nation and JNE...

MN-S President Robert Doucette.

MN-S President anxious to get funding restored

By Nigel Maxwell January 20, 2016 - 8:17am Updated: January 20, 2016 - 8:17am

A little more than a year after losing its funding, the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) is receiving some good news, the money could soon start flowing again.


Karina Wolfe's body was found northwest of Saskatoon Nov. 14.

Year in review; 2015 big year for MMIW cause and cases

By Lasia Kretzel December 28, 2015 - 7:10am Updated: December 28, 2015 - 7:12am

With the federal government's first phase of the missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry underway, Saskatoon is looking back on two local high-profile cases of 2015....

The Feast for Stonechild remembering the Saskatoon teen 25 years after his freezing death.

Friends, strangers honour memory of Neil Stonechild 25 years after freezing death

By Brent Bosker November 26, 2015 - 7:25am Updated: November 26, 2015 - 7:25am

Twenty-five years after his freezing death family, friends and strangers gathered in a Saskatoon church basement to honour the memory of Neil Stonechild.

About 150...

First Nations celebrate language success stories

By Lasia Kretzel November 26, 2015 - 6:24am Updated: December 7, 2015 - 3:32pm

Stepping into the Saskatoon Inn during the First Nations Language Keepers Conference is like walking into the Tower of Babel. Each step brings a new language.   Greetings are...

Seven-year-old Kaiden Latrell Tony-Lafond.

Police locate two missing boys

By 650 CKOM November 10, 2015 - 8:10am Updated: November 10, 2015 - 9:40am

Saskatoon police have found two missing boys safe and sound after they were reported missing Monday night.

Seven-year-old Kaiden Latrell Tony-Lafond and 11-year-old...

Rendering of the affordable-housing project Namerind Housing is building in downtown Regina.

Project bringing affordable housing, grocery store to downtown Regina

By Adriana Christianson November 5, 2015 - 1:03pm Updated: November 5, 2015 - 1:15pm

Namerind Housing has big plans for a new affordable-housing development on Lorne Street in downtown Regina.

Robert Byers is the president and CEO of Namerind Housing...