First Nations/Aboriginal News

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron is criticizing the RCMP over information released to the media in the wake of a shooting near Biggar, Sask. on Aug. 9.

FSIN blasts RCMP over release about shooting

By 650 CKOM August 12, 2016 - 3:36pm Updated: August 12, 2016 - 8:46pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is criticizing the RCMP's handling of information in the shooting death of Colten Boushie.   Boushie, 22, was shot and...

The Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation  released a statement Thursday after two employees facing criminal charges were fired from the community's elementary school.

Elementary school employees on Sask. First Nation facing charges

By paNOW staff April 14, 2016 - 1:45pm Updated: April 16, 2016 - 8:18am

Two elementary school employees on the Beardy's Okemasis First Nation were recently terminated.

George Gamble, formally of Chief Beardy Memorial Elementary School, is...

First Nations and refugees gather for Indigenous welcoming event at Evraz Place.

First Nations and Syrian refugees meet at welcoming event

By Brant Hilton February 27, 2016 - 2:38pm Updated: February 29, 2016 - 7:04am

Regina's newest citizens were given the chance to meet Canada's original residents at an event designed to share culture and beliefs.

First Nations and Syrian refugees...

Students from the University of Saskatchewan work at an archeological site in Wanuskewin Heritage Park on May 22, 2013.

Saskatoon's Wanuskewin Heritage Park seeks U.N. designation

By 650 CKOM February 26, 2016 - 3:44pm Updated: February 29, 2016 - 8:46am

Officials with Wanuskewin Heritage Park announced plans to apply for designation as a United Nations World Heritage Site on Friday.   The plan forms part of a push to renew the...

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett in Saskatoon for pre-missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry discussions.

'A lot of tears, a lot of anguish': Ministers meet with victim families for MMIW pre-inquiry

By Lasia Kretzel February 10, 2016 - 5:43pm Updated: February 11, 2016 - 7:02am

Saskatoon families of missing and murdered indigenous women expressed concerns about an ongoing feeling that their lives have no value at a meeting with federal ministers...

Karina Wolfe was reported missing in July 2010.

UPDATE: Charges laid after remains of Karina Wolfe discovered in Corman Park

By 650 CKOM November 27, 2015 - 10:53am Updated: November 27, 2015 - 5:12pm

Saskatoon police have laid charges against a 33-year-old man in connection with the death of 20-year-old Karina Beth Ann Wolfe.

The suspect is facing a charge of second...

Dianne Ludwig (left) fights back tears as she speaks about losing her son Robert Doucette (right) to foster care during the 60s Scoop.

'60s scoop victims share stories to promote healing

By Lasia Kretzel October 21, 2015 - 5:22pm Updated: October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm

Dianne Ludwig wiped a tear away from her eye and settled her cracking voice as she recalled the most painful memories of her life.

"I didn't raise my son. Somebody else...

Justice Murray Sinclair speaks at a law conference in Saskatoon at the Delta Bessborough Hotel on Oct. 14, 2015

Queen’s Bench Judge calls for a change on how to treat aboriginal offenders

By François Biber October 15, 2015 - 7:59am Updated: October 15, 2015 - 8:00am

A Manitoba judge calls for less incarceration and more community involvement when it comes to aboriginal offenders.

“Aboriginal approaches to justice probably have...

Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Dyck in Saskatoon for a panel on missing and murdered aboriginal women on Oct. 2, 2015.

Sask. senator calls on RCMP to back up claims about missing, murdered aboriginal women

By François Biber October 6, 2015 - 6:46am Updated: October 6, 2015 - 5:18pm

Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Dyck challenges the RCMP and the federal government to release statistics proving that 70 per cent or crimes against aboriginal women come at the...

Around 200 people took part in the 10th annual Sisters in Spirit march and vigil.

Hundreds march in Saskatoon for missing and murdered aboriginal women vigil's anniversary

By Lasia Kretzel October 4, 2015 - 4:59pm Updated: October 5, 2015 - 6:31am

Hundreds took to Saskatoon streets Sunday to walk in support of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sisters in...

FSIN interim Chief Kimberly Jonathan speaks to the crowd at the Saskatoon missing and murdered indigenous women roundtable discussion Mar. 2, 2015

Race for FSIN chief underway

By paNOW staff September 29, 2015 - 8:45am Updated: September 29, 2015 - 1:08pm

The race for chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is officially underway.

Helen Ben from Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Bobby Cameron from...

The multiple choice questions on the exam.

National test changed after Saskatoon student notices negative stereotypes about aboriginals

By Kelly Malone September 23, 2015 - 6:06am Updated: September 23, 2015 - 8:17am

A standardized test that went out to classrooms across the country will be changing after a student in Saskatoon noticed that some of the options in multiple choice questions...