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The mock restorative justice council did not involve lawyers, but instead family members and a mediator. The mock council was brought together as part of a play organized by the People's Law School.
The mock restorative justice council did not involve lawyers, but instead family members and a mediator. The mock council was brought together as part of a play organized by the People's Law School. Bryan Eneas/paNOW staff

Restorative, traditional justice displayed at Senator Allen Bird

By Bryan Eneas
April 26, 2017 - 2:11am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 6:40am

A theatre troop highlighted the differences between Traditional Indigenous justice and the court systems of Canada for an audience in Prince Albert.

Tracey Halkett, from the Little Red River reserve, part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, was elected into office earlier this month. She is the youngest woman to ever hold such a position from Little Red.
Tracey Halkett, from the Little Red River reserve, part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, was elected into office earlier this month. She is the youngest woman to ever hold such a position from Little Red. Bryan Eneas / paNOW staff

Youngest female councillor elected to represent Little Red River

By Bryan Eneas
April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

At the beginning of April, ballots were tallied in the Lac La Ronge Indian Band elections; the community of Little Red River elected a new face to represent on their behalf.

An aerial view of the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill pit, which runs over 100 meters deep. The abandoned mine site is poised to enter a productive year in terms of the remediation process according to officials within the Ministry of Economy.
An aerial view of the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill pit, which runs over 100 meters deep. The abandoned mine site is poised to enter a productive year in terms of the remediation process according to officials within the Ministry of Economy. submitted photo/Rebecca Gotto, SRC

Gunnar mine clean-up project continues on for another year

By Bryan Eneas
April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

In the far north, the town of Uranium City is surrounded by numerous mining projects including the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill site which was decommissioned in 1963, and closed in 1964.

LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North.
LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government supports LLRIB’s quest for holistic wellness centre

By Bryan Eneas
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

A long-term solution to one Indigenous community’s mental wellness plight is in the works.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government announces new funding for mental wellness in N. Sask.

By Bryan Eneas
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

More supports are coming to the communities affected by last year's Northern Saskatchewan suicide crisis.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan. Submitted Photo

Federal Health Minister invests in Saskatchewan

By Taylor MacPherson
April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is on a tour of Saskatchewan, which has so far been highlighted by the announcement of a new health research centre in Saskatoon and visits to northern and First Nations communities.

Former Saskatoon police chief Dave Scott says new evidence could exonerate officers in the 1990 death of Neil Stonechild.
Former Saskatoon police chief Dave Scott says new evidence could exonerate officers in the 1990 death of Neil Stonechild. submitted/Commission of Inquiry

Former police chief says RCMP botched Stonechild case

By 650 CKOM Staff
April 19, 2017 - 7:31am

Saskatoon's former police chief is calling on the provincial and federal governments to re-open the Neil Stonechild case.

Dave Scott says new evidence could exonerate officers involved in the incident.

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