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Beardy’s Blackhawks lose their Midget AA and AAA hockey team

There is disappointment following the decision to move the Midget AA and AAA Blackhawks hockey teams away from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation after this season. It is reportedly the only First Nations team in Canada located and operated by a reserve.   The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) made the announcement last Tuesday.   Andy...

Aboriginal Student Centre changing name
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Aboriginal Student Centre changing name

The Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC) is getting a new name following a government lead to replace an outdated term. The ASC is located inside of the Research and Innovation Centre Building (RIC) on the University of Regina campus. “Shortly after the federal government dropped ‘Aboriginal’ and switched to ‘Indigenous’ we knew now was the appropriate...

What does the federal election look like in Northern Saskatchewan?
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What does the federal election look like in Northern Saskatchewan?

  Some communities in Northern Saskatchewan are exercising their right to vote in Monday’s federal election, while others are not so motivated to hit the polls. “Indigenous people are the majority in this constituency,” said Modeste McKenzie, president of the Indigenous New Democrats of Saskatchewan and Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP. “Whichever candidate or whichever party manages...

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Kawacatoose and Raymore in Talks of a New Gas Sation

A third gas station is being planned for the town of Raymore years after the owners closed their business at the same location. Kawacatoose First Nation is partnering with Four Horse Development to construct a gas station which will also include another business. Kawacatoose, Raymore and Four Horse Development are in the planning stage. “We...

Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders
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Decolonizing through skateboards: One Regina man’s idea is expanding across borders

A Regina artist and student is using skateboard design to spark conversations about Canada’s dark past. Michael Langan started the Regina-based company Colonialism Skateboards in 2015. It was a way to educate people on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples, including residential schools and people needing passes to leave reserves, in hopes to educate about decolonization....

‘Knox Talks’ brings climate change and Indigenous rights among church pews
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‘Knox Talks’ brings climate change and Indigenous rights among church pews

The evening opened with Minister Cameron Fraser introducing the audience with a recognition of the territory where Knox Metropolitan United Church is situated. “In terms of Treaty 4 Territory, particularly in the United Church of Canada we recognize that we have not had a history of walking well upon these lands and with the people,”...