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Saskatchewan Sage

Saskatchewan Sage

Launched in 1996. A news publication specifically designed to serve the Indigenous people of Saskatchewan.

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stan Bartlett, Sage Writer, REGINA

Page 11

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal population is still far less educated and still less inclined to stay in school than non-Native students, according to the Department of Education's Indicators 99 report, released in January.

The report concluded that Saskatchewan's public confidence in the K- to-12 education system remained consistently strong. But it points out the challenges鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Pamela Sexsmith, Sage Writer, LLOYDMINSTER

Page 10

Mel Gervaise calls himself "pure Metis, right back to the Red River."

A Native Studies teacher/cultural liaison in the Catholic School System in Lloydminster, Gervaise is very serious about joining two strands of his Metis heritage - Catholicism and Native spirituality - something he sees as a natural fit.

It was during a visit to Edmonton's Sacred Heart Church of鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Pamela Sexsmith, Sage Writer, LLOYDMINSTER

Page 10

Mel Gervaise calls himself "pure Metis, right back to the Red River."

A Native Studies teacher/cultural liaison in the Catholic School System in Lloydminster, Gervaise is very serious about joining two strands of his Metis heritage - Catholicism and Native spirituality - something he sees as a natural fit.

It was during a visit to Edmonton's Sacred Heart Church of鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Brian Cross, Sage Writer, SASKATOON

Page 8

Over the past two decades, Eugene Arcand has received dozens of awards for his role in promoting sports, recreation and cultural opportunities for First Nations youth in Saskatchewan.

During the same period, he has never forgotten the profound role that sports and recreation can have on a person's development.

"My survival in my life is all because of sports," said鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Brian Cross, Sage Writer, SASKATOON

Page 8

Over the past two decades, Eugene Arcand has received dozens of awards for his role in promoting sports, recreation and cultural opportunities for First Nations youth in Saskatchewan.

During the same period, he has never forgotten the profound role that sports and recreation can have on a person's development.

"My survival in my life is all because of sports," said鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Paul Barnsley, Sage Writer

Page 7

REVIEW

Journeying forward, dreaming First Nations independence

By Patricia Monture-Angus

Fernwood Publishing

163 pages

If you ever tried to make sense out of the cases concerning the evolution of Indigenous rights law in Canada and then decided it was a lot more complicated than it needed to be, Mohawk author Patricia Monture-Angus would agree.鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Trevor Sutter, Special to Saskatchewan Sage, BEARDY'S FIRST NATION

Page 6

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) defeated the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) in the first annual Beardy's Cup hockey game on Jan. 18.

There was no official score sheet, but at the end of regulation time the score was 8-8 and the match was decided in a shoot-out. Minister Nault and three of his teammates contributed to the 12-10 victory. At a鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Trevor Sutter, Special to Saskatchewan Sage, BEARDY'S FIRST NATION

Page 6

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) defeated the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) in the first annual Beardy's Cup hockey game on Jan. 18.

There was no official score sheet, but at the end of regulation time the score was 8-8 and the match was decided in a shoot-out. Minister Nault and three of his teammates contributed to the 12-10 victory. At a鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Denis Okanee-Angus, Sage Columnist

Page 5

Things have really changed since I was a kid. I was just marveling at this today. The kids today have many options that I did not have as a kid. I don't think it's any secret that I did not get very far in the education system.

As I laid here on the bed mostly staring at the ceiling, worrying about my column and what to write, I started out thinking about my daughter Kate鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Catherine Jean Wilson, Sage Writer

Page 4

This is a fictional story based on facts. It could be any child who has had the misfortune to be born into poverty, or into an alcoholic family. It is an adult responsibility to make sure every child they meet knows they are worthy of being loved, and to nurture their spirit so they will grow up strong and spiritually based. Every child who is well loved and truly valued will in鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Catherine Jean Wilson, Sage Writer

Page 4

This is a fictional story based on facts. It could be any child who has had the misfortune to be born into poverty, or into an alcoholic family. It is an adult responsibility to make sure every child they meet knows they are worthy of being loved, and to nurture their spirit so they will grow up strong and spiritually based. Every child who is well loved and truly valued will in鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, BALCARRES

Page 3

The File Hills Agency has a plan to give new life to the former Balcarres Hospital.

Late last month the organization, representing five First Nations in the Balcarres area, made an agreement with the Town of Balcarres council and the Touchwood Qu'Appelle Health District to take possession of the facility.

After a spring and summer of renovation and reconstruction,鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, BALCARRES

Page 3

The File Hills Agency has a plan to give new life to the former Balcarres Hospital.

Late last month the organization, representing five First Nations in the Balcarres area, made an agreement with the Town of Balcarres council and the Touchwood Qu'Appelle Health District to take possession of the facility.

After a spring and summer of renovation and reconstruction,鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stan Bartlett, Sage Writer, REGINA

Page 3

An Angus Reid study reports a 56 per cent majority of Saskatchewan residents believe it's important to settle treaty issues with First Nations.

Judge David Arnot, treaty commissioner for Saskatchewan, released the report to Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association delegates, telling them the study "suggests solid support for moving ahead on treaties."

While 56鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stan Bartlett, Sage Writer, REGINA

Page 3

An Angus Reid study reports a 56 per cent majority of Saskatchewan residents believe it's important to settle treaty issues with First Nations.

Judge David Arnot, treaty commissioner for Saskatchewan, released the report to Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association delegates, telling them the study "suggests solid support for moving ahead on treaties."

While 56鈥