First Nations

Author Leah Dorion talks to students at FNUC in Prince Albert about her writing and her artwork. Alex Soloducha, paNOW Staff.
Author Leah Dorion talks to students at FNUC in Prince Albert about her writing and her artwork. Alex Soloducha, paNOW Staff.

Métis author wants to pass on traditional stories to youth

By Alex Soloducha
February 13, 2014 - 12:47pm

paNOW Staff

For Métis author Leah Dorion, storytelling is an absolutely critical part of her culture and her life.

She hopes to pass on stories of Métis past to youth so that they aren’t lost.

Samuel Halkett is the Cree language course instructor. Alex Soloducha, paNOW Staff.
Samuel Halkett is the Cree language course instructor. Alex Soloducha, paNOW Staff.

Cree language class reconnects people with their heritage

By Alex Soloducha
February 6, 2014 - 6:23am

Prince Albert residents now have the chance to learn the Cree language at St. Alban’s Cathedral.

For people who may have lost their language somewhere along the lines, it’s an opportunity to get back in touch with a piece of their culture.

Parents and students debated changing the name and logo of the Bedford Road Collegiate Redmen. Kelly Malone/News T
Parents and students debated changing the name and logo of the Bedford Road Collegiate Redmen. Kelly Malone/News T

Saskatoon public school board pressured on school's 'Redmen' team name

By Kelly Malone
February 5, 2014 - 6:53am

In a full room of parents, students, former students, educators, and concerned members of the public the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools were told that the 'Redmen' name and logo used by Bedford Road Collegiate has to go.

An empty classroom. paNOW file photo.
An empty classroom. paNOW file photo.

Educator calls for end to funding inequality affecting First Nations students

By Alex Soloducha
February 4, 2014 - 6:46am

Students in Saskatchewan receive free schooling, yet their education may not be valued equally.

The tuition for each student attending the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division is $10,549 a year, according to Donald Lloyd, the chief financial officer for the division.

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