Federal Politics

Robert Pilon is the interim president of the Métis Federation of Canada. He was born and raised in the Prince Albert area, and was the founding president of the Prince Albert Sports Council along with three others, before eventually moving on to lead the federation.
Robert Pilon is the interim president of the Métis Federation of Canada. He was born and raised in the Prince Albert area, and was the founding president of the Prince Albert Sports Council along with three others, before eventually moving on to lead the federation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Métis Federation of Canada seeks unification of its people

By Bryan Eneas
July 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

For the last four years, a man from Prince Albert has been working on a national stage to lobby on behalf of Métis people across Canada; recently he was in the Gateway to the North to promote the Métis Federation of Canada among Métis people here.

Chief Wally Burns of the James Smith Cree Nation says the band will 'soon' file a lawsuit against Husky Energy. If filed, the lawsuit will join a lawsuit filed earlier this month against the provincial and federal governments.
Chief Wally Burns of the James Smith Cree Nation says the band will 'soon' file a lawsuit against Husky Energy. If filed, the lawsuit will join a lawsuit filed earlier this month against the provincial and federal governments. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Lawsuit against Husky Energy imminent: James Smith Chief

By Rebbeca Marroquin
July 24, 2017 - 3:55pm Updated: July 25, 2017 - 5:04pm

After filing suit against the provincial and federal governments regarding an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River, an additional lawsuit is imminent against Husky E

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and members from Indigenous communities across Canada will be gathering in Regina this week for the 38th annual AFN general assembly.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and members from Indigenous communities across Canada will be gathering in Regina this week for the 38th annual AFN general assembly. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

AFN Annual General Assembly heads to Treaty 4 territory

By Bryan Eneas
July 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders from across Canada will be gathering in Regina this week for the Assembly of First Nations' (AFN) 38th annual general assembly.

(left to right) NDP leadership candidates Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh, Niki Ashton and Charlie Angus met in Saskatoon on Tuesday for their fifth debate.
(left to right) NDP leadership candidates Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh, Niki Ashton and Charlie Angus met in Saskatoon on Tuesday for their fifth debate. Screen grab/Facebook

NDP leadership hopefuls see promise in Indigenous youth

By Jeff Labine
July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: July 14, 2017 - 8:08am

The federal NDP candidates looking to lead the party in the next election believe Indigenous people are a key component to Canada’s future success.

FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear said she's cautiously optimistic about the future of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras.
FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear said she's cautiously optimistic about the future of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Sask. leaders weigh in on recent MMIWG developments

By Bryan Eneas
July 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Leaders in Saskatchewan are weighing in on the departure of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls commissioner Marylin Poitras and the overall state of the inquiry.

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