Bryan Eneas

Nancy Mirasty, Sallie McLeod, and Tom Roberts pose with their families outside of the Allen Bird Memorial Center before they depart to La Ronge as part of the Commemorative Walk for Survivors and Those Who Did Not Make it Home.
Nancy Mirasty, Sallie McLeod, and Tom Roberts pose with their families outside of the Allen Bird Memorial Center before they depart to La Ronge as part of the Commemorative Walk for Survivors and Those Who Did Not Make it Home. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Residential School survivors find comfort and healing in each other

By Bryan Eneas
June 21, 2016 - 5:52pm

A group of residential school survivors are taking steps towards their own healing process by walking away from the place which they say has caused them so much grief.

The slogan of the commemorative walk, “Coming Home, on Our Own Terms,” was coined by the walk co-ordinators Nancy Mirasty and Sally McLeod. Survivors will walk from the Allan Bird Memorial Centre in P.A. to Stanley Mission.
The slogan of the commemorative walk, “Coming Home, on Our Own Terms,” was coined by the walk co-ordinators Nancy Mirasty and Sally McLeod. Survivors will walk from the Allan Bird Memorial Centre in P.A. to Stanley Mission. submitted photo

Residential School survivors hope to find closure in the journey

By Bryan Eneas
June 21, 2016 - 10:05am

Last summer’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report said Canada’s residential school system destroyed family ties within First Nations communities, disrupted lives and was the equivalent of “cultural genocide.”

Kendra Lacroix, and her grandfather Alex Smith stand in front of Smith’s 1930 Ford Model A hot rod. After putting a lot of work into the car, it was made to be a summer show car. Amongst all of the muscle car era vehicles at the Mix 101 Melfort and District Show ’n Shine, the hot rod stood out as one of the few early model cars.
Kendra Lacroix, and her grandfather Alex Smith stand in front of Smith’s 1930 Ford Model A hot rod. After putting a lot of work into the car, it was made to be a summer show car. Amongst all of the muscle car era vehicles at the Mix 101 Melfort and District Show ’n Shine, the hot rod stood out as one of the few early model cars. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Car enthusiast's vintage Ford shines at Melfort show

By Bryan Eneas
June 19, 2016 - 9:26am Updated: June 19, 2016 - 10:08am

Cars, trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles, and hot rods, and even snowmobiles were present at this year’s Mix 101 Melfort and District Show ’n Shine.

The Melfort Golf and Country Club played host to the second annual Tri-Nation Women's Group Golf Tournament on June 7. The James Smith Women's Group uses the tournament as a fundraiser towards their own individual building on James Smith Cree Nation. Currently, the group hosts their meetings at the James Smith Health Clinic.
The Melfort Golf and Country Club played host to the second annual Tri-Nation Women's Group Golf Tournament on June 7. The James Smith Women's Group uses the tournament as a fundraiser towards their own individual building on James Smith Cree Nation. Currently, the group hosts their meetings at the James Smith Health Clinic. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Tri-Nation Tournament brings women's group closer to their goal

By Bryan Eneas
June 18, 2016 - 8:23am

The start of the weekend was a perfect, windy day to golf and raise money in Melfort.

The second annual James Smith Tri-Nation Women's Group Golf Tournament took place at the Melfort Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 17.

Traditional bonnet making will be one of the activities available to attend at National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Nipawin on June 21.
Traditional bonnet making will be one of the activities available to attend at National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Nipawin on June 21. Oasis Community Center/Facebook

Nipawin to host unique National Aboriginal Day celebrations

By Bryan Eneas
June 17, 2016 - 12:50pm

This year marks 20 years of National Aboriginal Day celebrations and event organizers in Nipawin are proud of their diverse array of traditional activities.

Ava Bear, the health director of Muskoday First Nation. Bear has played an important role in violence prevention and elimination measures taken by Muskoday over the last eight years. The health department in Muskoday is responsible for hosting Violence Elimination Day on Monday, June 20.
Ava Bear, the health director of Muskoday First Nation. Bear has played an important role in violence prevention and elimination measures taken by Muskoday over the last eight years. The health department in Muskoday is responsible for hosting Violence Elimination Day on Monday, June 20. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Muskoday First Nation striving to eliminate violence

By Bryan Eneas
June 16, 2016 - 2:24pm

“No longer will we turn a blind eye to violence. It is everyone’s problem and we must all find a way to be a part of the solution,” reads the Muskoday First Nation’s Action for Change webpage, and those are words members of the community are living by.

The message on the blackboard of this Anglican-run school in Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan, in 1945 is “Thou Shalt Not Tell Lies.”
The message on the blackboard of this Anglican-run school in Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan, in 1945 is “Thou Shalt Not Tell Lies.” submitted/Bud Glunz, National Film Board of Canada, Photothèque, Library and Archives Canada, PA-134110

Residential school survivors to walk from Allan Bird Centre to La Ronge

By Bryan Eneas
June 15, 2016 - 4:58pm

In winter 2015, residential school survivor and cultural support worker Tom Roberts of Lac La Ronge Indian Band approached his elders with an idea he had been formulating since summer time.

The proposed Star Orion Diamond Project.
The proposed Star Orion Diamond Project. submitted photo/Shore Gold

Shore Gold accused of not consulting First Nations on diamond project

By Bryan Eneas
June 15, 2016 - 12:13pm

Not everything that glitters is always golden as members of the James Smith Cree Nation and Shore Gold shareholders know. Both parties feel the mining exploration company Shore Gold has not properly consulted stakeholders in its Star Orion diamond mining project.

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