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Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days

Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days (June 5, 2017)
The chief of police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has apologized to a Native mother for the way she was treated in custody.

Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth
Canada | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth (October 27, 2016)
'There are many words which mask domination and business-as-usual.'

Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle
Canada | Environment
Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle (September 19, 2016)
Jack Ballantyne, 44, got some scratches on his arm but otherwise did not suffer serious injuries during the attack.

Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation
Canada | Law
Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation (March 28, 2016)
Jeanette Chief and Violet Heathen both went missing in the same city and both were from the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

Youth prepare for inaugural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee
Canada | Education
Youth prepare for inaugural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee (February 18, 2016)
About 140 Native students in Saskatchewan have registered for the April 8 event and the top spellers will advance to the Spelling Bee of Canada on May 15.

First Nation might completely outlaw liquor in wake of homicide
Canada | Law
First Nation might completely outlaw liquor in wake of homicide (January 5, 2016)
Chief Rodger Redman said alcohol was a factor in the murder of a 28-year-old man on the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Sports and cultures come together for World Indigenous Games
Sports | World
Sports and cultures come together for World Indigenous Games (October 28, 2015)
About 2,000 indigenous peoples representing nearly 20 countries are participating in the inaugural event in Palmas, Brazil.

Walk honors children buried at site of former residential school
Canada | Education
Walk honors children buried at site of former residential school (October 13, 2015)
Some of the students who went to the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan never made it back home.

Native boy lands role as son of Leonardo DiCaprio in new film
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
Native boy lands role as son of Leonardo DiCaprio in new film (August 31, 2015)
Isaiah Tootoosis landed the role of Young Hawk in The Revenant after a 15-minute audition.

Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad
Canada
Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad (August 28, 2015)
Namerind Housing Corporation helps Native people find housing in a city where they often face discrimination.

Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please'
Canada
Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please' (August 25, 2015)
The racist ad stated that the landlord 'will not consider aboriginals' for the house in Prince Albert.

Carly McIntosh: Tracing roots to Native great great grandfather
Canada | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: Tracing roots to Native great great grandfather (August 24, 2015)
Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather.

Native cousins excited for roles as extras on 'Portlandia' show
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Native cousins excited for roles as extras on 'Portlandia' show (August 6, 2015)
Leah Arcand and Joi Arcand drew the attention of producers after posting pictures of themselves dressed like some of the characters in the show.

New eatery serves up Indian tacos and bannock burgers
Business | Canada
New eatery serves up Indian tacos and bannock burgers (July 21, 2015)
Neechie's Pizzeria & Taco opened to brisk business in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Report confirms high rate of HIV infections among First Nations
Canada | Health
Report confirms high rate of HIV infections among First Nations (June 3, 2015)
The rate on reserves in Saskatchewan is 11 times higher than that of Canada.

Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school
Canada | Education | Law
Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (May 5, 2015)
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

Manitoba agrees to pay funeral bill for murdered Native woman
Canada
Manitoba agrees to pay funeral bill for murdered Native woman (April 16, 2015)
Angela Poorman, 29, was murdered in Winnipeg last December. Her case remains unsolved.

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan closes doors after losing funds
Canada
Metis Nation of Saskatchewan closes doors after losing funds (March 31, 2015)
The governing organization lost its federal funds amid an internal leadership dispute.

Native boy with rare disease granted wish to join favorite team
Canada | Sports
Native boy with rare disease granted wish to join favorite team (March 30, 2015)
Garrett Gamble Jr., 11, signed a one-day contract and served as a puck dropper with the Toronto Maple Leafs during a winning game.

Police officer who kicked Native man reinstated in Saskatchewan
Canada | Law
Police officer who kicked Native man reinstated in Saskatchewan (March 30, 2015)
Eddie Stonechild was kicked to the ground and hit his head on a concrete wall. The officer was convicted but the verdict was overturned.

Assembly of First Nations elects Perry Bellegarde as new leader
Canada
Assembly of First Nations elects Perry Bellegarde as new leader (December 11, 2014)
The new chief said Canada won't be able to approve energy projects without the consent of First Nations.

First Nations face loss of funds over failure to submit salaries
Canada
First Nations face loss of funds over failure to submit salaries (November 26, 2014)
The Onion Lake Cree Nation filed suit to prevent the government from cutting its funds.

Native woman faces alleged attacker in court after brutal assault
Canada
Native woman faces alleged attacker in court after brutal assault (October 3, 2014)
Marlene Bird, 47, was nearly killed and had to have her legs amputated.

Officer investigated for 'drunk uneducated animals' comment
Canada | Law
Officer investigated for 'drunk uneducated animals' comment (September 18, 2014)
The officer posted derogatory comments about Native people on Facebook.

Native boy found safe after going missing for nearly 24 hours
Canada
Native boy found safe after going missing for nearly 24 hours (August 20, 2014)
The boy apparently spent the night outside. He was found wearing just a t-shirt but does not appear to have suffered any injuries.

Native woman who suffered vicious attack remains in hospital
Canada
Native woman who suffered vicious attack remains in hospital (July 17, 2014)
Marlene Bird is grateful for the public support she has received since the June 1 incident.

Native woman remains in hospital after attack in Saskatchewan
Canada
Native woman remains in hospital after attack in Saskatchewan (June 16, 2014)
Authorities say solving the case is a top priority.

Native woman in stable condition after attack in Saskatchewan
Canada
Native woman in stable condition after attack in Saskatchewan (June 9, 2014)
Marlene Darlene Bird, 47, suffered severe burns and had to have one of her legs amputated.

Report released into death of boy on reserve in Saskatchewan
Canada
Report released into death of boy on reserve in Saskatchewan (May 15, 2014)
Six-year-old boy was killed and authorities said a 10-year-old boy was to blame.

Native woman faces charges over fatal crash in Saskatchewan
Canada | Law
Native woman faces charges over fatal crash in Saskatchewan (May 14, 2014)
Cheyann Peeteetuce faces charges in connection with the deaths of two teenage students.

Man charged for murders of two Native women in Saskatchewan
Canada | Law
Man charged for murders of two Native women in Saskatchewan (May 9, 2014)
A Saskatchewan man has been charged for murdering two Native women.

Doug Cuthand: Native education reform bill being rushed through
Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug Cuthand: Native education reform bill being rushed through (May 2, 2014)
Doug Cuthand says the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations must move quickly to oppose the controversial First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations adopts budget cuts
Canada
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations adopts budget cuts (March 27, 2014)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations adopted budget cuts at a special meeting on Wednesday.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations considers finances
Canada
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations considers finances (March 26, 2014)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is holding a special meeting today to discuss budget issues.

Letter: Mascot critics 'insecure' with their own tribal heritage
Canada | Opinion
Letter: Mascot critics 'insecure' with their own tribal heritage (March 19, 2014)
Writer doesn't understand why Native people are upset by stereotypical portrayals of their culture.

Cheerleaders criticized for dressing as cowboys and Indians
Canada | Education
Cheerleaders criticized for dressing as cowboys and Indians (March 17, 2014)
The president of the University of Regina apologized after the cheer team was photographed in cowboys and Indians outfits.

Child reported missing after blaze destroys home on First Nation
Canada
Child reported missing after blaze destroys home on First Nation (March 3, 2014)
A nine-year-old girl is missing and presumed dead after a fire destroyed her family's home on the Witchekan Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Native teenager defends  shirt as treaty rights statement
Canada | Education
Native teenager defends shirt as treaty rights statement (January 15, 2014)
A school in Saskatchewan says it won't stop a Native student from wearing a shirt that generated controversy.

Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Environment
Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta (December 11, 2013)
Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in January for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta.

Native students look to break free from residential school era
Canada | Education
Native students look to break free from residential school era (November 18, 2013)
Canada is home to 600,000 young Native people and many are working hard to succeed in higher education in light of the difficulties their ancestors faced at residential schools.

Column: First Nations starved to death to make way for railroad
Canada | Opinion
Column: First Nations starved to death to make way for railroad (October 21, 2013)
Writer discusses how Native people were starved out of their homelands by the Canadian government.

Professor complains Native  pipe ceremony excludes women
Canada | Education
Professor complains Native pipe ceremony excludes women (September 18, 2013)
A professor at the University of Saskatchewan is drawing controversy for comments he made about a Native pipe ceremony on campus.

Death of six-year-old boy on reserve treated as a homicide
Canada
Death of six-year-old boy on reserve treated as a homicide (August 28, 2013)
A six-year-old boy who was fatally injured on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan is being laid to rest on Friday.

Siksika  First Nation suffers widespread  damage due to floods
Canada
Siksika First Nation suffers widespread damage due to floods (June 24, 2013)
Flooding on the Siksika Nation in Alberta. Photo @tendayjourney on Twitter The Siksika Nation in Alberta has suffered severe damage due to flooding. More than 1,000 people have been...

Study reports high     poverty rate for Native children in Canada
Canada
Study reports high poverty rate for Native children in Canada (June 19, 2013)
Forty percent of Native children in Canada are living in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to a new report. The report from the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Native man guilty for death after being taunted with racial slur
Canada
Native man guilty for death after being taunted with racial slur (June 5, 2013)
A Native man from Saskatchewan was found guilty of manslaughter.

Chief of First Nation in Saskatchewan admits to sexual assault
Canada
Chief of First Nation in Saskatchewan admits to sexual assault (May 21, 2013)
The leader of the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation in Saskatchewan will be sentenced tomorrow for sexually assaulting a teen girl on the reserve. Chief Terrance McArthur admitted to the charge...

Q&A with Blaine Favel,   University of Saskatchewan chancellor
Canada | Education
Q&A with Blaine Favel, University of Saskatchewan chancellor (April 22, 2013)
Blaine Favel. Photo Courtesy University of Saskatchewan. The Globe and Mail interviews Blaine Favel, a former chief of the Poundmaker Cree Nation, about his new role as the chancellor...

Taxpayer group singles out chief of Standing Buffalo First Nation
Canada
Taxpayer group singles out chief of Standing Buffalo First Nation (March 7, 2013)
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation named a Native leader in Saskatchewan as the "winner" of one of its government waste awards. The group said Standing Buffalo First Nation Chief Roger Redman...

Reward still   offered in case of  Native girl missing since 2004
Canada
Reward still offered in case of Native girl missing since 2004 (January 23, 2013)
Police in Regina, Saskatchewan, are renewing a $25,000 reward for information about Tamra Keepness. Keepness was five years old when she went missing from a predominantly Native neighborhood in Regina...

Police  look into  claim  involving Native man in Saskatchewan
Canada
Police look into claim involving Native man in Saskatchewan (January 23, 2013)
Law enforcement in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are investigating a claim that a Native man was driven to the outskirts of town on a freezing night. Drayton Bull told Aboriginal People's Television...

Amber Alert issued for  pregnant  Native  teen taken from home
Canada
Amber Alert issued for pregnant Native teen taken from home (January 10, 2013)
An Amber Alert has been issued for Katelyn Mosquito, a 14-year-old Native girl who was taken from her home in Saskatchewan on Wednesday night. Police believe Katelyn, who is...

Leader of Saskatchewan First Nation removed for vote buying
Canada
Leader of Saskatchewan First Nation removed for vote buying (October 10, 2012)
The Canadian government has removed Elliott Kahpeaysewat as chief of the Moosomin First Nation in Saskatchewan. The Department of Aboriginal Affairs said Kahpeaysewat bought votes for an election that took...

Elderly man, 74, charged for drive-by shooting on First Nation
Canada
Elderly man, 74, charged for drive-by shooting on First Nation (August 8, 2012)
A 74-year-old man has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan, CBC News reports. Albert Clarence Kaiswatum is accused of second-degree murder....

Cote First Nation distributes $130M settlement to its members
Canada
Cote First Nation distributes $130M settlement to its members (June 13, 2012)
The Cote First Nation of Saskatchewan will distribute a $130.7 million land claim settlement to its members. Band members can choose to receive a lump-sum payment or payments over multiple...

Teen charged for murder in cousin's death at graduation party
Canada
Teen charged for murder in cousin's death at graduation party (June 11, 2012)
An 18-year old from the Pelican Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan has been charged with second-degree murder. Jay Lyndon Thomas, 18, is accused of beating his cousin, Robi David Thomas,...

First Nations in Saskatchewan see an increase in population
Canada
First Nations in Saskatchewan see an increase in population (February 14, 2012)
The population on reserves in Saskatchewan grew 16 percent over the last five years, according to the 2011 Census of Canada. The on-reserve population in 2101 was 55,692, CBC News...

Lac La Ronge Indian Band   votes to  banish  three on reserve
Canada
Lac La Ronge Indian Band votes to banish three on reserve (January 19, 2012)
The Lac La Ronge Indian Band of Saskatchewan has banished three people, CBC News reports. Chief Tammy Cook-Searson won't say why the people were removed. "They are acting in a...

Kawacatoose First Nation inks     deal for potash development
Canada
Kawacatoose First Nation inks deal for potash development (January 18, 2012)
The Kawacatoose First Nation of Saskatchewan signed a deal to develop potash resources on the reserve. The band will work with Native American Resource Partners to bring the potash to...

Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youth
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youth (January 16, 2012)
The Regina Anti-Gang Services (RAGS) in Regina, Saskatchewan, is offering former members of Native gangs a new way to spread their message. Rob Hurley, who use to be a part...

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