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Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Friday in Batoche. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Feds, Métis Nation sign historic agreement to negotiate reconciliation nation-to-nation

By Tyler Marr
July 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Batoche is a site already ripe with history for the Métis people, and another historic chapter has been added that will see the nation no longer “left on the sidelines” of discussions.

Dancing, jigging, storytelling, and other aspects of Métis culture will be on display during Back to Batoche this weekend.
Dancing, jigging, storytelling, and other aspects of Métis culture will be on display during Back to Batoche this weekend. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Back to Batoche 2018 to feature historic signing agreement

By paNOW Staff
July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

The homeland of the Métis will be bustling over the weekend.

Back to Batoche celebrations are set to take place between July 19 and 22. The annual festival features jigging, square dancing, storytelling, youth entertainment along with a variety of competitions and a gospel show.

Posters on display at the Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre featured work from previous classes who participated in the Indigenous Media Arts camp.
Posters on display at the Prince Albert Indian and Métis Friendship Centre featured work from previous classes who participated in the Indigenous Media Arts camp. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Youth Media Art Project empowers younger generation

By Bryan Eneas
July 17, 2018 - 2:05pm

The Indigenous Youth Media Project pressed pause in Prince Albert last year, but returned for its fourth event in 2018.

The project is the brainchild of Aleyna May Morin, who’s hosted the camp three times before.

The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients.
The union representing lawyers and staff at Legal Aid Saskatchewan says recent job cuts in Saskatoon threaten the integrity of the free program and will hurt the most vulnerable. Senior management says changes are being made to better serve clients. File photo/paNOW Staff

Concerns raised about future of Legal Aid

By Glenn Hicks
July 13, 2018 - 11:41am Updated: July 13, 2018 - 2:01pm

Legal Aid lawyers and staff are concerned about the future of the free program in cities including Prince Albert which helps the most vulnerable and marginalized people who can ill-afford legal assistance. This follows recent job cuts.

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

The chief and council of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation travelled to the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary Alta. for a meeting which band members say could be held in their own community.
The chief and council of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation travelled to the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary Alta. for a meeting which band members say could be held in their own community. Grey Eagle Resort & Casino/Facebook

Ahtahkakoop administration's travel plans criticized by councilor, community

By Bryan Eneas
July 11, 2018 - 4:00pm Updated: July 11, 2018 - 6:36pm

Residents and leaders in the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation are unhappy over their chief and council’s decision to hold a costly meeting at a Calgary resort.

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