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Historic cultural exchange highlights festival Jayda (left) and Chasity Delorme perform as part of the cultural exchange at the Year of the Saskatchewan-Ukrainian Festival.

T-shirt message pushes for inquiry April Chiefcalf took the initiative to custom order T-shirts hoping others would wear them and join her in demanding

Hockey legends in La Ronge LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (second from left) and Kevin Roberts, JRMCC Director of Sports and Recreation (right) pose

Plans underway for La Ronge wellness centre It has been talked about for years, but now, plans for a wellness, healing and recovery centre in La Ronge are gaining momentum. “Once it’s a reality, I think it’s going to make a big difference,” says Miles Ratt.

Northern Youth Role Model hopes to inspire others Simon Crookedneck of the Island Lake First Nation is featured in one of a series of posters as part

Trappers engage youth at annual convention When the Northern Saskatchewan Trappers Association gathered for their 2016 convention and annual general meeting, they began with their first-ever Youth Day. “We want the youth to carry on the organization and make the industry strong,” said organizer Robin McLeod.

NORTEP grads community role models Honey Bernatchez prepares to make a pot of coffee, part of the hospitality she shares with participants in La

NorthWinds Bus Lines owner wins Women in Business Award Perseverance and dedication have paid off for Anne Calladine. Calladine, owner of NorthWinds Bus Lines in La Ronge, was the recipient of the inaugural Indigenous Women in Business Award presented by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) in June in

Kowalchuk inspires northern youth Christian Kowalchuk, Arkansas Razorbacks assistant coach and 2016 Indspire Award winner, shares his expertise at a baseball skills camp

Telling stories through photos and film Images tell stories. Through photos and films, students at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s Senator Myles Venne School recently shared their stories with their classmates and the public at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre.

Reflections: It's time to "wake up" and celebrate our children Inspiring the community at the recent Evening of Hope at the Kikinahk Friendship Centre in La Ronge were (left

La Ronge SIIT honours graduates Leadership Award winner Deanna Howe celebrates her graduation from the SIIT Adult 12 program by posing for a photo

Redirection of mail to other evacuation centres now possible With the proper ID, evacuees can now have their mail routed to evacuation centres.

Mental health dollars for the North The Government of Canada will invest $1.2 million over two years to develop two mental wellness teams in the communities of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and Lac La Ronge Indian Band. This funding will help increase capacity building and training to ensure services are provided

Historic MOU signed in response to TRC recommendations A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s health-related Calls to Action was signed in La Ronge late last week. “This is such a historic event,” said Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) Chief Tammy

Drama games used to enhance health Lacey Eninew, Community Research Associate at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s Senator Myles Venne School, engages young people

Mother and son featured in The Land of Rock and Gold 1.Dimitri McLeod, with his make-up partially applied, waits for his turn to go before the cameras in the film,

Northern artist painting picture of reconciliation Donna Langhorne says she has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil, but her current art project is her most ambitious yet. It has taken her into new territory and presented significant challenges, but is already making an impact.  

NORTEP, NORPAC celebrate 40 years of education in the North Earl Cook, a former NORTEP director and current faculty member, reviews a wall of photos of NORTEP-NORPAC alumni

Artist gives new meaning to "golden years" Roger Jerome is giving new meaning to “the golden years”. The 72-year-old resident of Air Ronge is using his retirement years to explore a new artistic medium. Over the years he has worked in chalk, pastels, charcoal, airbrush, acrylics and oil paints. Now, he’s interested in

Archives open house showcases northern history Myles Charles (left) and John Halkett view a display of photographs from the collection of Robert Keighley at the

Northern students recognized by Lieutenant Governor Cynthia Khaikka (centre) was one of 86 recipients of a Northern Saskatchewan Student Achievement Award. She is pictured here

NORTEP graduates final class After four decades of providing unique learning opportunities for northern students, and a turbulent year of uncertainty, the last graduation for the Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) and the Northern Professional Access College (NORPAC) was held on April 29, 2017 in La Ronge.

Evening of hope brings wisdom, optimism Inspiring the community at an Evening of Hope at the Kikinahk Friendship Centre in La Ronge were (left to

Jan the pianist charms, inspires La Ronge crowd Internationally acclaimed pianist Jan Lisiecki performed in La Ronge on March 3, and the audience there was luckier than the one in New York. When Lisiecki recently played at Carnegie Hall, he didn’t speak to the audience, notes Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Executive Director Mark

NORTEP-NORPAC staff and students face uncertainty NORTEP-NORPAC students are wondering what a redirection in funding will mean to them. Pictured here is the Indigenous Studies

Challenging year to be met with resiliency, says New North board While northern Saskatchewan is facing some challenges, the New North board remains optimistic going into 2017 and is looking

Indigenous women, girls over-represented in Canada's growing human trafficking problem Human trafficking in Canada is getting worse, but there is hope. That is the message Diane Redsky shared in La Ronge at one of a series of community forums held in Saskatchewan in February supported by the RCMP. The goal of the events, which were also

Scholarship fund created in Métis vet's honour Norman MacAuley lived a life of service. He served his country as a soldier in World War II, and served northern Saskatchewan in many capacities, including Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Cumberland constituency. With his passing this summer at the age of 98,

Workers displaced by fires seek Employment Insurance benefits Evacuees like Glenda Olsen can check with Service Canada to see if they are eligible for EI during the

Elder renews community interest in beading Robertson Trading in La Ronge has a hard time keeping up with the demand for beadwork supplies, and we know who is to blame.

Air Ronge artist wins SCMA Aboriginal Artist of Year Northern Saskatchewan country music artist Roland Corrigal is looking to release his first solo album later this year.