First Nations

Government officials say they are in the preliminary stages of considering changing the status of barren-ground caribou to "threatened."
Government officials say they are in the preliminary stages of considering changing the status of barren-ground caribou to "threatened." The Canadian Press

Barren-ground caribou decision will take time

By Bryan Eneas
September 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Earlier this month the federal government announced they would be conducting consultations through Northern Saskatchewan ahead of potentially changing the status of barren-ground caribou to “threatened.”

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says he has invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend the FSIN assembly, where he hopes chiefs from Saskatchewan can share their concerns.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says he has invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend the FSIN assembly, where he hopes chiefs from Saskatchewan can share their concerns. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

FSIN calls for Prime Minister to dedicate more time to Sask. chiefs following leaked video

By Bryan Eneas
September 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Following an online video of a meeting last week in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen berating First Nations chiefs from across Saskatchewan for their time management, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is calling for him to do better.

Federal Minister Scott Brison announced nearly $2 million in funding for a program aimed at strengthening family stability for high-risk youth in Prince Albert.
Federal Minister Scott Brison announced nearly $2 million in funding for a program aimed at strengthening family stability for high-risk youth in Prince Albert. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Feds announce $1.9M for at-risk youth family strengthening program in Prince Albert

By Tyler Marr
September 11, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: September 11, 2018 - 2:44pm

The federal government announced nearly $1.9 million to support a program aimed at strengthening family stability for high-risk youth in Prince Albert.

The Willow Cree Health Center at the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is accepting applications from people who may be interested in raising chickens at home.
The Willow Cree Health Center at the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation is accepting applications from people who may be interested in raising chickens at home. file photo/paNOW Staff

Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation explores food security options

By Bryan Eneas
September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation is looking to address food security by giving residents hens.

Alanna Remmen, a community dietician and a certified diabetes educator with the Willow Cree Health Centre said she got the idea from a few different places.

The federal government is considering changing the status of barren ground caribou to endangered. Ahead of the decision, officials are conducting consultation meetings in Fond du Lac, Hatchet Lake and Black Lake this week.
The federal government is considering changing the status of barren ground caribou to endangered. Ahead of the decision, officials are conducting consultation meetings in Fond du Lac, Hatchet Lake and Black Lake this week. The Canadian Press

Ottawa considering 'threatened' status for barren-ground caribou

By Bryan Eneas
September 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Officials with Environment Canada are travelling the northern regions of Saskatchewan gathering feedback about their idea to change the endangered status of barren-ground caribou.

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