First Mi’kmaw MP asks question in his language in House of Commons

Canada’s first Mi’kmaw MP made history on Thursday as he used his language in Canada’s House of Commons. Jaime Battiste, Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria in Nova Scotia, used his first statement in the House to speak the Mi’kmaq language. READ…

Nova Scotia hockey officials form task force to combat racism, discrimination

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 11, 2019 3:37 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nova Scotia’s governing body for amateur hockey has assembled a task force to deal with…

Supreme Court rules companies are responsible for cleanup of Grassy Narrows site

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 6, 2019 7:41 am Updated December 6, 2019 10:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Supreme Court of Canada says two companies are…

Auditor calls for improvement in northern Saskatchewan suicide prevention

Northwest Saskatchewan consistently has a higher suicide rate than the rest of the province, according to the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Office. Saskatchewan’s auditor is recommending eight areas where health care providers in the north can better address patients at risk of…

‘We’re hurting’: Saskatchewan First Nation calls for long-term solution to youth suicide crisis

Indigenous leaders on Tuesday called for solutions to the youth suicide crises that have plagued several First Nations communities, weeks after a “cluster” of deaths in northern Saskatchewan. The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declared a state of emergency in November…

‘It’s critical’: new Nakoda language book could help save dying language

With less than 100 fluent Nakoda speakers left, the language the nation has spoken for centuries is in danger of being lost. With the launch of a new book, a community of elders and a First Nations University of Canada…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief “disappointed” about lack of long term suicide prevention plan

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Chief Ronald Mitsuing is leaving Regina disappointed that he doesn’t know what long-term suicide prevention options may help his northern Saskatchewan reserve. The community, about 60 kilometres west of Meadow Lake, declared a state of crisis following three…

‘Brighten their day’: suicide crisis sparks card-writing campaign to First Nation

Following three recent suicides and the declaration of a state of crisis in Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, a former resident has come up with a personal and accessible way to address the issue. Related News She’s started a Christmas-card writing…

RCMP investigating after Manitoba child welfare agency says it was hit with ransomware cyberattack

Posted November 24, 2019 3:52 pm Updated November 24, 2019 3:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Manitoba First Nations child welfare agency says they’re dealing with a cyberattack that…

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declares state of crisis after 3 recent suicides

November 22 2019 7:22pm There has been a death by suicide for the past three weeks in Makwa Sahgaiehcan – two of them were youths with the other being a young adult. Ryan Kessler reports. ‘ }); } else {…