Bryan Eneas

An intertribal dance at the James Smith Cree Nation fifth annual traditional powwow. Intertribal dances are dances open to any style, and any group of dancers. They are often a break in the action between the many categories and age-groups participating.
An intertribal dance at the James Smith Cree Nation fifth annual traditional powwow. Intertribal dances are dances open to any style, and any group of dancers. They are often a break in the action between the many categories and age-groups participating. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Drumming carries on tradition for one J.S.C.N group

By Bryan Eneas
July 10, 2016 - 12:10pm

Traditional powwow, being less about competition and more about community, is a good place for new drum groups to hone their skills and learn how to become one voice according to one passionate band.

A woman's jingle dress dancer during the 5th annual James Smith Cree Nation Traditional Powwow. The jingles on the dress are traditionally made of tobacco tin lids.
A woman's jingle dress dancer during the 5th annual James Smith Cree Nation Traditional Powwow. The jingles on the dress are traditionally made of tobacco tin lids. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

J.S.C.N traditional powwow honours youth

By Bryan Eneas
July 9, 2016 - 8:38am

In the early 1900s there was a major push to put an outright ban on powwow gatherings across Canada, and in the mid-50s that ban was lifted allowing First Nations to gather where and when they wanted.

Montreal Lake Cree Nation is considering a few different possibilities when dealing with residents who do not want to keep the peace.
Montreal Lake Cree Nation is considering a few different possibilities when dealing with residents who do not want to keep the peace. submitted/Montreal Lake Cree Nation

Montreal Lake Cree Nation working to deal with those not keeping the peace

By Bryan Eneas
July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Numerous First Nation communities have used banishment against problematic citizens to keep the peace and deter would-be wrong doers.

After nine months, Karlyn Zaleschuk received a little bit of closure as her assaulter was sentenced to an 18-month conditional sentence for assaulting her and damaging her eyes.
After nine months, Karlyn Zaleschuk received a little bit of closure as her assaulter was sentenced to an 18-month conditional sentence for assaulting her and damaging her eyes. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

P.A. woman receives a little closure after brutal attack

By Bryan Eneas
July 6, 2016 - 5:18pm Updated: July 6, 2016 - 5:49pm

When a night out at the bar turned bad for a local woman, she ended up at a hospital in Saskatoon waiting for surgery on her eyes.

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Grand Chief Bobby Cameron says closing the existing education gap between non-First Nation and First Nation people is an important priority for his organization.
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Grand Chief Bobby Cameron says closing the existing education gap between non-First Nation and First Nation people is an important priority for his organization. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

'Unfortunately, we struggle:' Sask. First Nations reflect on education gap

By Bryan Eneas
July 6, 2016 - 12:31pm

Students attending First Nation schools receive roughly half the funding their peers in provincially funded ones do. Chronic underfunding is not only to blame, but according to Saskatchewan First Nations, so is an old, archaic system of institutionalized racism.

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