First Nations News

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...

A special assembly was held by the FSIN at the FNUniv in Regina Aug 22, 2016.

Racism hot topic at FSIN special assembly

By Sarah Mills August 22, 2016 - 4:28pm Updated: August 23, 2016 - 12:25pm

Hateful comments have spread far and wide on social media following the shooting death of a First Nations man near Biggar, Sask.

Coun. Ben Kautz, with the Rural...

Premier Brad Wall announces new education programs in La Loche.

Premier Brad Wall promises major dollars for La Loche students

By Colton Swiderski August 17, 2016 - 9:04am Updated: August 17, 2016 - 9:15am

Roaring applause met Premier Brad Wall’s announcement of the Dene Teacher Education Program (DTEP) in La Loche Tuesday afternoon.

The Aug. 16 announcement was one of...

The Year of the Saskatchewan Ukrainian Festival will run from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Victoria Park.

Downtown festival celebrates Ukrainian and First Nations relationship

By Caitlin Brezinski August 12, 2016 - 3:08pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

The smell of perogies won't be the only thing drawing people to downtown Regina this weekend, as a special celebration of Ukrainian culture kicks off in Victoria Park.   The...

Urban Treaty Days were celebrated in Regina, June 14, 2016.

Treaty celebrations continue to bring people together in Regina

By Adriana Christianson June 15, 2016 - 7:25am Updated: June 15, 2016 - 7:30am

The treaties date back to 1847, but what do they mean today? 

People celebrating Treaty Days at the Gathering Place in Regina say they are still relevant.


(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...

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.


Ted Quewezance declared a health crisis within the Keeseekoose, Cote and Key First Nations.

UPDATE: Ministers respond to 3 Sask. First Nations declaring health crisis

By Lasia Kretzel March 14, 2016 - 4:24pm Updated: March 15, 2016 - 8:12pm

At age 63, Ted Quewezance estimates he's been to more than 400 funerals.

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) senator and former chief of the Keeseekoose...

Reserve 107 Director Brad Leitch (right) and his wife and co-producer Adrienne stand outside the Roxy Theatre before the premiere of their documentary.

Sask. documentary brings hope to First Nations land disputes

By Lasia Kretzel March 13, 2016 - 2:40pm Updated: March 13, 2016 - 2:40pm

First Nations land claim disputes don't often have a happy ending, but a new documentary has shown what's possible when communities come together to find reconciliation.

Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten

Sask. NDP promise funding boost to reserve education by 'sending the bill' to feds

By Lasia Kretzel March 12, 2016 - 4:55pm Updated: March 12, 2016 - 4:55pm

The leader of Saskatchewan's New Democrats plans to bridge the First Nation's education funding gap and send the bill to Ottawa.

In a release set out Saturday, the NDP...

11 year old Alicia Badger-Larivier, missing since 2:30 p.m. Friday

UPDATE: Missing 11 year old found safe

By 650 CKOM February 27, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: February 28, 2016 - 7:49pm

UPDATE: As of 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Alicia Badger-Larivier has been found safe.

Saskatoon police are looking for the public's help in finding 11 year old Alicia Badger-...

A round dance took place to welcome Syrian refugees in Prince Albert.

Warm welcome for Syrian refugees by P.A. indigenous groups

By Spencer Sterritt February 23, 2016 - 7:47am Updated: February 23, 2016 - 8:00am

Syrian refugees who recently arrived in Prince Albert received a warm welcome to their new home on Monday.

St. Albans Cathedral Hall was packed with refugees and...