Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Guy Lonechild is upset after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the federal department that deals with Canada's indigenous people is changing its name from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to Aboriginal Affairs.
Prime Minister Harper made the decision during Wednesday's cabinet shuffle.
Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.
Members of the partnership include The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.
"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.
Unrest within a local first nation is not going away anytime soon.....
Harold Linklater requested a recount following last months band election results for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Linklater, lost the race for Chief by 9 votes.
The band's election act only allows for a recount for the council seats.
He says he has been told by a member of the appeals commitee that his request for a recount was turned down. Although he has not officially received anything in writing.
He now intends to look at other legal options.
The First Nations University of Canada (FNUC) is hoping to turn over a new leaf, thanks to a long-term plan that will set the future of the school.
On Tuesday a new offically strategic plan for the school's future was released. It sets goals for the future of recruitment, retention and financial responsibility at FNUC.
A report from
the Health Council of Canada on Thursday says First nations, Métis and Inuit
seniors are the most vulnerable populations in the country.
In 2011 Statistics Canada reported there are 157,740 aboriginal people living in Saskatchewan and in Canada, only about six per cent of the total aboriginal population were seniors aged 65 and over. With a focus on the fast growing young aboriginal population, seniors can get overlooked.
The annual Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company is back with the ninth play in the Rez Christmas series.
Since 2001 the company has been taking their Saskatoon audience on a holiday journey through stories of people on a fictional reserve in Saskatchewan.
This year's play Mekiwin: The Gift brings the audience into the life of an elderly woman waiting for her granddaughter at Christmas while another character recuperates in the hospital after a snow blower accident.
"If I were to just randomly see this play it would really touch my heart," explained actor Lacey Eninew.
The Royal Canadian Humane Association handed out 19 awards for bravery at the Government House in Regina on Monday.
The people who received those awards come from across Saskatchewan and have collectively saved 23 lives over the past few years, according to President Rudy Berghuys.
"I think they set such a great example for society and for humanity that I think it's extremely important to recognize these folks," said Berghuys.
The Regina Police are trying to stop a rumour that has been running rampant on social media about the possibility of a serial killer in the city.
The rumour posted to Facebook warns people that the police have told First Nations Chiefs in the area that there is a serial killer in Regina, but that they won't be telling the public until after the Grey Cup. In response to the rumour the Regina Police Service has taken the unusual step of posting a response on their Facebook page to tell the public that it is not true.
With the sounds of fiddle music and smells of home-cooked food filling the air at the Central Urban Métis Federation centre, Saskatoon’s Métis community celebrated Louis Riel Day with a very special guest.
The Bell of Batoche was the guest of honour at this year's celebration.
The infamous Métis artifact was taken from the Batoche church as a war prize by Canadian soldiers after the 1885 North-West Métis rebellion.
Red is the colour of life, blood, love and violence, and each of the 80 empty red dresses that have been hanging at the University of Regina campus symbolizes one of the hundreds of missing or murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
There are an estimated 600 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women in the country dating back 20 years. For Winnipeg based Métis artist Jamie Black, it’s an issue that gets swept under the table all too often, which is why she was inspired to create the Red Dress Project.