First Nations

Colleen Whitedeer spoke to the conference about her brother, who has gone missing.
Colleen Whitedeer spoke to the conference about her brother, who has gone missing. Michael Joel-Hansen/paNOW Staff

P.A. hosts wellness and awareness conference

By Michael Joel-Hansen
January 31, 2019 - 4:46pm Updated: January 31, 2019 - 5:30pm

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) has been talking about missing and murdered Indigenous peoples this week.

The organization has been hosting a conference in Prince Albert entitled Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Wellness and Awareness Week.

Once a week, Jordan Twist teaches a powwow singing class at James Smith Cree Nation.
Once a week, Jordan Twist teaches a powwow singing class at James Smith Cree Nation. submitted photo/Cierra Twist

The song must go on: Powwow teachers bring tradition to youth

By Nigel Maxwell
January 29, 2019 - 12:04pm Updated: January 29, 2019 - 1:34pm

Powwow is as much tradition as it is art, and for Mike Daniels from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation, it's cemented in his childhood memories.

The 80-year-old has been active member of Canada's Pow Wow circuit for over 50 years.

People at the AGM got the chance to address the meeting Saturday afternoon.
People at the AGM got the chance to address the meeting Saturday afternoon. Michael Joel-Hansen/paNOW Staff

Coalition of Indigenous Peoples meets in P.A.

By Michael Joel-Hansen
January 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

An organization which represents non status and Indigenous peoples living in urban areas, hosted its annual general meeting (AGM) in Prince Albert this weekend.

The Coalition of Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan (CIPS) was at the Indian Métis Friendship Centre on Saturday.

The family of Happy Charles is continuing the desperate search for the 42-year-old woman who has been missing for almost two years.
The family of Happy Charles is continuing the desperate search for the 42-year-old woman who has been missing for almost two years. File photo/paNOW Staff

PAGC hosting gathering for families of missing and murdered Indigenous people

By Nigel Maxwell
January 26, 2019 - 11:50am

There are not enough supports in place to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people, according to one of the organizers of a special event happening next week at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre.

Bruce Power announced a new agreement Friday with MAKWA-Tron, a locally-based, First Nation-owned joint business venture to provide construction services to Bruce Power.
Bruce Power announced a new agreement Friday with MAKWA-Tron, a locally-based, First Nation-owned joint business venture to provide construction services to Bruce Power. Facebook/ Bruce Power

Sask. First Nations company signs agreement with Ontario-based nuclear company

By Nigel Maxwell
January 26, 2019 - 10:00am

A new agreement could help bring more jobs to a First Nations community in northern Saskatchewan.

Ontario-based Bruce Power has signed a supplier agreement with the owners of the Makwa Development Corporation and Tron, a construction company based on the English River First Nation.

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