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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.

A dance group from Kamloops, B.C is seen on stage as they compete during festivities at Back to Batoche Days held over the weekend around the Batoche Historic Site.
A dance group from Kamloops, B.C is seen on stage as they compete during festivities at Back to Batoche Days held over the weekend around the Batoche Historic Site. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Métis head ‘Back to Batoche’

By Tyler Marr
July 24, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: July 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

Since 1970, Métis from across the country have gathered for three days in Batoche, Sask., home to the famed Battle of Batoche.

Hundreds gathered along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Saturday to welcome the  paddlers in the 2017 Voyageurs’ Rendezvous Canoe Race.
Hundreds gathered along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Saturday to welcome the paddlers in the 2017 Voyageurs’ Rendezvous Canoe Race. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Voyageurs’ Rendezvous celebrates history of Western exploration

By Tyler Marr
July 16, 2017 - 12:42pm Updated: July 16, 2017 - 3:38pm

As racers crested the elbow of the North Saskatchewan River west of Prince Albert, cheers from the hundreds gathered along its banks could be heard.

(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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