First Nations News

Supporters rally outside North Battleford Provincial Court to share their message of  justice for Colten Boushie on Aug. 18, 2016.

Premier Wall sees issue of racism improving among youth

By Sarah Mills August 25, 2016 - 12:48pm Updated: August 25, 2016 - 3:41pm

Premier Brad Wall doesn't think the issue of racism that has reared its head in the past month is unique to Saskatchewan.

"I just want to reject the fact that I have...

A special assembly was held by the FSIN at the FNUniv in Regina. Aug 22, 2016

Racism hot topic at FSIN special assembly

By Sarah Mills August 22, 2016 - 4:25pm Updated: August 23, 2016 - 8:45pm

A lot of hate has been spread on social media in the aftermath of the shooting death of Colten Boushie.

Rural Municipality of Browning councilor, Ben Kautz, posted a...

Premier Brad Wall announces new education programs in La Loche.

Premier Brad Wall promises major dollars for La Loche students

By Colton Swiderski, battlefordsNOW August 17, 2016 - 9:04am Updated: August 17, 2016 - 9:04am

Roaring applause met Premier Brad Wall’s announcement of the Dene Teacher Education Program (DTEP) in La Loche Tuesday afternoon.

The Aug. 16 announcement was one of...

The Year of the Saskatchewan Ukrainian Festival will run from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Victoria Park.

Downtown festival celebrates Ukrainian and First Nations relationship

By Caitlin Brezinski August 12, 2016 - 3:08pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 3:08pm

The smell of perogies won't be the only thing drawing people to downtown Regina this weekend, as a special celebration of Ukrainian culture kicks off in Victoria Park.   The...

Urban Treaty Days were celebrated in Regina, June 14, 2016.

Treaty celebrations continue to bring people together in Regina

By Adriana Christianson June 15, 2016 - 7:25am Updated: June 15, 2016 - 7:25am

The treaties date back to 1847, but what do they mean today? 

People celebrating Treaty Days at the Gathering Place in Regina say they are still relevant.


Protest outside Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development office.

Advocates rally for change outside Aboriginal Affairs office in Regina

By Adriana Christianson April 15, 2016 - 7:03pm Updated: April 18, 2016 - 7:39am

There was a rally call for change Friday at noon outside the office of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on Albert Street in downtown Regina.

A few dozen...

(From left) Elder Ken Seesequasis, Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation chief Rick Gamble and FSIN vice chief E. Dutch Lerat speak to media ahead of a Specific Claims Tribunal public hearing.

First Nation prepares for historic 1886 Rebellion compensation ruling

By Lasia Kretzel April 10, 2016 - 11:07am Updated: April 11, 2016 - 7:36am

The Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation will soon know how much money the federal government owes them for wrongfully labeling the band rebels and denying them funding following...

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief welcomes federal budget

By Juliet Kadzviti March 23, 2016 - 5:08pm Updated: March 24, 2016 - 8:10am

There was a substantial First Nations focus in Tuesday’s federal budget, with more than $8.4 billion being allocated to aiding aboriginal communities over five years.


Ted Quewezance declared a health crisis within the Keeseekoose, Cote and Key First Nations.

3 Sask. First Nations declare health crisis

By Lasia Kretzel March 14, 2016 - 4:24pm Updated: March 15, 2016 - 7:34am

At age 63, Ted Quewezance estimates he's been to more than 400 funerals.

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) senator and former chief of the Keeseekoose...

Reserve 107 Director Brad Leitch (right) and his wife and co-producer Adrienne stand outside the Roxy Theatre before the premiere of their documentary.

Sask. documentary brings hope to First Nations land disputes

By Lasia Kretzel March 13, 2016 - 2:40pm Updated: March 13, 2016 - 2:45pm

First Nations land claim disputes don't often have a happy ending, but a new documentary has shown what's possible when communities come together to find reconciliation.

Saskatchewan NDP leader Cam Broten

Sask. NDP promise funding boost to reserve education by 'sending the bill' to feds

By Lasia Kretzel March 12, 2016 - 4:55pm Updated: March 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

The leader of Saskatchewan's New Democrats plans to bridge the First Nation's education funding gap and send the bill to Ottawa.

In a release set out Saturday, the NDP...

11-year-old Alicia Badger-Larivier, missing since 2:30 p.m. Friday

Missing Saskatoon girl found safe

By 650 CKOM February 27, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: February 29, 2016 - 8:20am

Saskatoon police have found an 11-year-old Saskatoon girl who hadn't been seen since Friday afternoon.

Police put out a release asking for the public's help in finding...