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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
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, FORT QU'APPELLE

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Experienced, wise, and possessed with apparently boundless energy, Katie Poundmaker is the type of woman the Girl Guides is looking for as a leader.

And when they find someone special, other Girl Guide leaders wanted to treat her in the best way.

When Katie Poundmaker showed up at Tapestry 2000 in mid-July in Fort Qu'Appelle, the organizers thought they had a鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Dan Palmer, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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For a little more than three hours recently, part of the United Kingdom was unofficially in the hands of a 19-year-old Cree man and all of Canada's First Nations.

"As far as I know, I'm the first Aboriginal to claim England," chuckled John McDonald, who staked his claim with a Canadian flag bearing a maple leaf and the image of an Aboriginal person on Cambridge University鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Pamela Sexsmith,Sage Writer, THUNDERCHILD FIRST NATION

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It is hard to say if they had more fun splashing in Turtle Lake or learning to hide the bones in the traditional handgame lessons. But it was clear that all the boys and girls attending the Turtle Lake Cultural Camp had a really good time.

The "fun in the sun" was only the beginning, explained camp coordinator Linda Jimmy.

"We had 25 children for five days camped鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Dan Palmer, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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Aboriginal people need to get more involved with federal politics since many decisions affecting First Nations happen in Ottawa, says a Metis member of the Liberal party.

"The bottom line for us is to elect more Aboriginal MPs," John Dorian said during an interview in Prince Albert. "It's really important to get involved with political parties - they can change things."鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Dan Palmer, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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Aboriginal people need to get more involved with federal politics since many decisions affecting First Nations happen in Ottawa, says a Metis member of the Liberal party.

"The bottom line for us is to elect more Aboriginal MPs," John Dorian said during an interview in Prince Albert. "It's really important to get involved with political parties - they can change things."鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, FORT QU'APPELLE

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Where does First Nations' culture end and First Nations' spirituality begin? Does teaching some aspects of First Nations' culture and traditions to students in school violate the students' and parents' freedom of religion? Would students understand First Nations' culture without being taught about the spiritual beliefs from which that culture grew?

Those are the questions鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, PEEPEEKISIS FIRST NATION

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More than 300 students from across the Scenic Valley School Division got a first-hand look at treaty issues at Pesakastew School on March 27, thanks to the efforts of school division workers, area chiefs, and Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations representatives.

Grades 10 to 12 students from Grenfell, Wolseley, Neudorf and Balcarres came to the school on the reserve鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Stephen LaRose, Sage Writer, PEEPEEKISIS FIRST NATION

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More than 300 students from across the Scenic Valley School Division got a first-hand look at treaty issues at Pesakastew School on March 27, thanks to the efforts of school division workers, area chiefs, and Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations representatives.

Grades 10 to 12 students from Grenfell, Wolseley, Neudorf and Balcarres came to the school on the reserve鈥

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

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My wife is always leaving me. This might strike you readers as a little odd. I am not about to download about my marriage. That is not my point.

I just thought I would show you that I do have a sense of humor too!

Seriously, she goes on all these trips (and trust me it was hard to convince her to type this). She complains that she spends more time in airport lounges鈥

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

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My wife is always leaving me. This might strike you readers as a little odd. I am not about to download about my marriage. That is not my point.

I just thought I would show you that I do have a sense of humor too!

Seriously, she goes on all these trips (and trust me it was hard to convince her to type this). She complains that she spends more time in airport lounges鈥

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

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It was a simple question but few could provide the answer.

Ed St. Pierre asked if anyone could understand what he was saying. Of the 50 people in the audience at the Lebret Metis Farm on March 17, only six raised their hands, and many of them were senior citizens.

That's because St. Pierre asked his question in a language which, 150 years ago, was the working鈥

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

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It was a simple question but few could provide the answer.

Ed St. Pierre asked if anyone could understand what he was saying. Of the 50 people in the audience at the Lebret Metis Farm on March 17, only six raised their hands, and many of them were senior citizens.

That's because St. Pierre asked his question in a language which, 150 years ago, was the working鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Dan Palmer, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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At age 22, James Bear can barely communicate with his Cree-speaking grandmother.

Because Bear only speaks English, he will never completely learn from her the customs and traditions that were meant to be passed along.

"She could teach me all that - but I don't understand the language. Part of that culture is dying through me," said Bear, who never learned Cree while鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Dan Palmer, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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At age 22, James Bear can barely communicate with his Cree-speaking grandmother.

Because Bear only speaks English, he will never completely learn from her the customs and traditions that were meant to be passed along.

"She could teach me all that - but I don't understand the language. Part of that culture is dying through me," said Bear, who never learned Cree while鈥

  • February 24, 2001
  • Marj Roden, Sage Writer, PRINCE ALBERT

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Metis Party activist John Melenchuk led a rally in front of Prince Albert's City Hall on March 11, hoping to add voices in that city to the province-wide call for justice concerning allegations that Saskatoon police have been taking Native people to the outskirts of town and forcing them to walk back to the city in sub-zero temperatures.

Four deaths may be linked to this鈥