Bryan Eneas

Sheryl Kimbey, John Hanikenne, Janet Carriere, Grand Chief Ron Michel, and FSIN Vice Chief Kimberly Johnathan all weighed in on the meaning of National Aboriginal Day.
Sheryl Kimbey, John Hanikenne, Janet Carriere, Grand Chief Ron Michel, and FSIN Vice Chief Kimberly Johnathan all weighed in on the meaning of National Aboriginal Day. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

What does National Aboriginal Day mean to Indigenous people?

By Bryan Eneas
June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Celebrations have wrapped up for National Aboriginal Day, but what does the day represent to Indigenous people?

paNOW asked five prominent Indigenous people from Prince Albert and area to find out what the day means to them personally.

A chicken dancer displays his dance during National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Prince Albert on June 21. The event was moved indoors with less than 24 hours to prepare due to weather concerns.
A chicken dancer displays his dance during National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Prince Albert on June 21. The event was moved indoors with less than 24 hours to prepare due to weather concerns. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

National Aboriginal Day moves indoors

By Bryan Eneas
June 21, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: June 22, 2017 - 1:41pm

It was a blustery day in the neighbourhood – so much so, National Aboriginal Day in Prince Albert was moved indoors for celebrations.

A recently published study has found residents in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have vastly different opinions about Indigenous businesses than the rest of Canada.
A recently published study has found residents in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have vastly different opinions about Indigenous businesses than the rest of Canada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Man. And Sask. residents less likely to support Indigenous business

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

A recently published survey has found Canadians in general believe the creation and support of Indigenous businesses is important, but the numbers are a bit different when it comes to the prairies.

Kinsmen Park will once again be the host site of celebrations June 21.
Kinsmen Park will once again be the host site of celebrations June 21. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

UPDATE: National Aboriginal Day celebrations around the region

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:29pm

UPDATE: Because of weather concerns, all National Aboriginal Day celebrations will move to the Art Hauser.

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The first days of summer mark national celebrations dedicated to the first peoples of Canada. 

The first ever Bush Rush ultimate challenge - the first obstacle race of its kind in the North, will take place in La Ronge on June 17.
The first ever Bush Rush ultimate challenge - the first obstacle race of its kind in the North, will take place in La Ronge on June 17. Submitted photo/JRMCC

Inaugural Bush Rush competition kicks off in La Ronge

By Bryan Eneas
June 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Residents in the North have a new competition to push them to the limits.

The tri-communities of La Ronge, Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band will play host to a brand new event this weekend.

In front of the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation band offices, Chief Roy Petit declared "It's OK to be gay," on June 15. The gay pride flag was raised following the second ever Two Spirit Pride parade on the Cree Nation.
In front of the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation band offices, Chief Roy Petit declared "It's OK to be gay," on June 15. The gay pride flag was raised following the second ever Two Spirit Pride parade on the Cree Nation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Beardy`s and Okemasis Cree Nation celebrates Pride

By Bryan Eneas
June 15, 2017 - 5:16pm Updated: June 16, 2017 - 8:33am

Weather couldn`t dampen spirits on the Beardy`s and Okemasis Cree Nation (BOCN).

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