Provincial Politics

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Chief Peter A. Beatty said reconciliation must be achieved between Indigenous people and Canada's justice system for future generations. Beatty took part in meetings with Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan on Feb. 12 in Saskatoon to discuss moving forward following the not guilty verdict handed to Gerald Stanley Feb. 9.
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Chief Peter A. Beatty said reconciliation must be achieved between Indigenous people and Canada's justice system for future generations. Beatty took part in meetings with Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan on Feb. 12 in Saskatoon to discuss moving forward following the not guilty verdict handed to Gerald Stanley Feb. 9. File photo/northeastNOW Staff

Peter Ballantyne chief meets with Premier, Justice Minister

By Bryan Eneas
February 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Chief of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation wants to move towards reconciliation between the province, federal government and Indigenous leaders by addressing concerns in the Canadian justice system.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson was joined by two councilors at the Prince Albert Grand Council's rally and candle-light vigil for Colten Boushie.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson was joined by two councilors at the Prince Albert Grand Council's rally and candle-light vigil for Colten Boushie. File photo/northeastNOW Staff

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief, Councillors weigh in on Stanley verdict

By Bryan Eneas
February 12, 2018 - 5:04pm Updated: February 13, 2018 - 12:11pm

Chiefs from the Prince Albert Grand Council’s executive and the communities they represent are speaking out about the controversial verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley.

A proposal to collect a levy from Saskatchewan residents to assist volunteer fire fighters in mental health strategies was voted down at SUMA’s convention this week.
A proposal to collect a levy from Saskatchewan residents to assist volunteer fire fighters in mental health strategies was voted down at SUMA’s convention this week. Clark Stork/northeastNOW Staff

Melfort fire chief advocating for mental health support

By Clark Stork
February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

A proposal presented this week at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipality Association’s conference to collect a levy from every resident in the province to provide mental health support for volunteer firefighters was burned up in a vote.

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