Aboriginal/First Nations News

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation is set to banish six non-band members over alleged drug activity.

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation set to banish 6 people over drugs

By Colton Swiderski November 8, 2016 - 6:29am Updated: November 8, 2016 - 7:29am

A northwest Saskatchewan First Nation is taking a harsh approach to ridding its community of drugs, according to the chief.

Six non-band members will be banished from...

Pepper, one of  a team of dogs brought in by Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) to search for oil residue on the James Smith Cree Nation.

Sniffer dogs find Husky’s oil on James Smith Cree Nation

By Bryan Eneas October 3, 2016 - 10:13am Updated: October 3, 2016 - 10:13am

After two months of fighting for compensation and acknowledgement, residents of the James Smith Cree Nation are finally starting to see results along the North Saskatchewan...

The Muskoday First Nation is consulting band members on a potential trespass, exclusion and banishment law.

Sask. First Nation eyes banishment law

By Bryan Eneas September 16, 2016 - 7:31am Updated: September 16, 2016 - 7:31am

The Muskoday First Nation is seeking to become one of the first First Nations communities in Canada to enact a trespass, exclusion and banishment law.

Typically, the ...

Colonialism no more packed up their camp on Sunday afternoon

Colonialism no more camp packs up after 126 days

By Michael Joel-Hansen August 21, 2016 - 1:29pm Updated: August 21, 2016 - 1:30pm

It has been 126 days since colonialism no more set up camp in front of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's (INAC) offices on Albert Street and 11th Avenue in Regina.

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations vice Chief Kimberly Jonathan returns healthy water back to the North Saskatchewan River during a water ceremony. July 27 2016

'It's part of our tradition to protect the environment:' First Nations react to oil spill

By paNOW staff July 28, 2016 - 7:08am Updated: July 28, 2016 - 9:14am

As stewards of the land, First Nations communities are playing a major role in the cleanup efforts of the July 21 oil spill.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous...

Elder Michael Pinay died July 19, 2016.

Respected First Nations elder remembered fondly at memorial

By Lisa Schick July 21, 2016 - 3:17pm Updated: July 22, 2016 - 7:25am

A blue, red, and yellow starblanket lay on the casket of Elder Michael Pinay Thursday morning as people filed past to pay their respects.

His viewing was held at the...

Lorne Kequahtooway demonstrates buffalo hide tanning during Aboriginal Day festivities in Wascana Park.

Preserving cultural traditions part of National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Regina

By Michael Joel-Hansen June 21, 2016 - 3:00pm Updated: June 21, 2016 - 3:15pm

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day across Canada and many in Regina are marking the day with various activities in Wascana Park.

One of those activities is a buffalo...

(From left) Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison, FSIN vice-vhief Robert Merasty, CUMFI president Shirley Isbister and STC chief Felix Thomas spoke at the launch of the Saskatoon Reconciliation campaign

Reconciliation month promotes cultural bridge building in bridge city

By Lasia Kretzel May 17, 2016 - 7:07pm Updated: May 17, 2016 - 7:07pm

The sounds of drumming symbolized the start of a month dedicated to reconciliation between indigenous peoples and all other cultures in the Bridge City.

It's fitting...

Aftermath of a fatal rollover and vehicle fire on May 1

Senior dies in firey crash off highway 22

By Kurtis Doering May 1, 2016 - 5:42pm Updated: May 1, 2016 - 5:42pm

A rollover east of Fort Qu'Appelle Sunday morning claimed the life of a 70 year old woman.

Local RCMP said the vehicle hit the ditch on Highway 22 just north of...

INAC office reopens as protest camp continues on Albert Street in Regina.

Regina INAC office reopens to public after meeting with protesters

By Adriana Christianson April 28, 2016 - 3:52pm Updated: April 28, 2016 - 4:15pm

Protesters camping outside the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) office marked a small victory Thursday as the doors opened to the public for the first time in...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does some work on a student-built guitar at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon April 27, 2016.

Trudeau fields tough questions from Saskatoon students

By Bryn Levy April 27, 2016 - 12:31pm Updated: April 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a grilling from students at a Saskatoon high school -- and came away with a sweet new guitar.

Sign on locked door at INAC office directs people to George Gordon First Nation urban office.

INAC paying for 2nd office during protest camp in Regina

By Adriana Christianson April 26, 2016 - 7:04pm Updated: April 26, 2016 - 7:15pm

While a brand new office building remains locked and closed to the public, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is paying to rent another space in Regina.

The doors to...