Mé​​​​​​​tis veterans receive apology, promise of compensation from federal minister


In a packed room at the Royal Canadian Legion in Regina on Tuesday, Minister of Veterans Affairs Laurence MacAuley acknowledged the long-held belief of Mé​​​​​​​tis advocates that their people were not treated fairly once returning back home from war. (From left) Métis Nation Minister of Veterans Affair David Chartrand, 93-year-old Métis veteran …

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Young drummers to trade plastic bin for real drum after outpouring of support


A group of young Cree powwow singers are getting a real drum donated after thousands online watched a video of them drumming on a plastic tote bin with sticks. Travis Hart (9), Marquis Nicholas (13), Gordon Nicholas (12), Wade Drake (8), and their mentor Fred Colomb. (Submitted by Doris Castel) …

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Not enough funding to cover all Indigenous language program requests, group says


There is not enough money available to cover what Saskatchewan groups want to do with Indigenous language instruction, says the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre. Elder McNeil McArthur oversees four young boys on a duck hunt in Saskatchewan’s Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation. McArthur used the Cree and Assiniboine languages while …

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