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The song by Derek Maurice (pictured) and Dean Gauthier has been criticized for negatively portraying First Nations people and perpetuating "ignorant stereotypes."
The song by Derek Maurice (pictured) and Dean Gauthier has been criticized for negatively portraying First Nations people and perpetuating "ignorant stereotypes." Derek Maurice/Facebook

Métis song draws ire from FSIN

By paNOW Staff
August 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says a song being played on northern Saskatchewan's MBC radio is causing racial division.

A handful of protesters gathered outside the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation band offices Wednesday.
A handful of protesters gathered outside the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation band offices Wednesday. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

PBCN members protest for financial transparency, public meeting with band leaders

By Tyler Marr
August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Bearing neon bristle board signs and handfuls of papers inked with financial remuneration and expenses of chief and council, a small group of concerned Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) band members formed a picket line outside the band office Wednesday afternoon.

Muskoday's Chief Austin Bear announced his retirement, and was honoured at the Muskoday Traditional Powwow on Aug. 5.
Muskoday's Chief Austin Bear announced his retirement, and was honoured at the Muskoday Traditional Powwow on Aug. 5. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Chief Austin Bear announces retirement, honoured at Muskoday Powwow

By Bryan Eneas
August 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

The long-time leader of the Muskoday First Nation will be calling it a career, nearly three decades after he took over the role.

It was announced during the communities traditional Powwow that Chief Austin Bear would be retiring after serving some 28 years as Chief.

Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation.
Three bands are starting legal action against Husky Energy, along with the James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree Nation. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

More bands start legal action against Husky Energy following 2016 oil spill

By Bryan Eneas
August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Three new bands are starting to seek legal action against the energy company responsible for the 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

Samantha Waditaka, of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation, was announced as the recipient of a brand new scholarship created by SIGA.
Samantha Waditaka, of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation, was announced as the recipient of a brand new scholarship created by SIGA. Submitted photo/SIGA

Wahpeton Dakota Nation student awarded new SIGA Scholarship

By paNOW Staff
August 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority announced their annual scholarship recipients this week, and among the winners was a member of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

Samantha Waditaka was named the recipient of the Paul Favel Indigenous Award and a $5,000 scholarship.

After these comments were screenshot and went viral FSIN is now applauding RCMP actions in investigating this incident as inciting hate and uttering threats.
After these comments were screenshot and went viral FSIN is now applauding RCMP actions in investigating this incident as inciting hate and uttering threats. submitted photo

FSIN applauds RCMP action over hateful comments, calls for action in Sask.

By Bryan Eneas
August 1, 2018 - 4:13pm Updated: August 1, 2018 - 4:57pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is lauding police in and around Flin Flon for arresting two individuals accused of uttering threats and inciting hatred.

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