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Aboriginal Literature Festival Takes Place In Saskatoon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Needham   
Friday, 24 October 2014 15:09

Established and aspiring Aboriginal writers are meeting in Saskatoon over the next few days as part of the Anskohk Festival.

Major Indigenous writers attending the conference this year include Lisa Bird-Wilson, Gregory Scofield and Warren Cariou.

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle board member Rita Bouvier says this is a great time to be an Indigenous writer in the province.

“Just like with everything, its time has come and there’s been a lot of work, of course, in the community to provide mentorships and to provide those opportunities for showcasing the work,” she says.

Bouvier also says the event provides the opportunity for aspiring writers to learn from more established ones.

“People have the opportunity to meet, you know, different types of writers who are meeting in different genres and hopefully get an idea of not only how wonderful it is but also the work that goes with it, the commitment one has to make.”

The festival is hosted by the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle and Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

The festival runs Friday through Saturday at Station 20 West.

PA Police Use Sonar Equipment In Search For Charlette PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:25

Prince Albert police are utilizing sonar equipment to search for Tim Charlette.

The equipment has been loaned by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

Charlette was reported missing on Oct. 11 and is believed to be in the North Saskatchewan River near where the body of Beatrice Adam was found.

Police say Charlette was with Adam on the day of their disappearance.

Adam’s body was discovered on Oct. 12.

Leon Charles, one of the volunteers helping police with the sonar equipment, says they began their search yesterday.

“We have a start beside scanner, an underwater sub and sonar,” he says. “Right now we are searching where (Adam) was found and going back and forth right there and then we will be scanning the shores further down river.”

Charles says the sonar should give them a clear indication of the location of Charlette’s body.

Police have also used boats and aircraft in the search.

Montreal Lake Ceremony Celebrates Signing Of Treaty 6 Adhesion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:23

A ceremony was held in Montreal Lake on Wednesday as part of an endeavour to bring an important treaty document back to Saskatchewan.

In 1889, the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, then known collectively as the Green Lake Indians, signed an “adhesion” to Treaty 6.

This document would result in the creation of the two Montreal Lake reserves and the Little Red River reserve.

An original copy of the document has now been loaned by the Montreal Lake Cree Nation to the University of Saskatchewan.

Montreal Lake Chief Edward Henderson says both modern and historic treaties will be key elements in the future relationship between Aboriginal people and the Crown.

The document is housed with other unique resources in the university library’s special collections.

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