Maskwacis

Grant Bruno. (Facebook photo)

New virtual healing group created for Indigenous men

‘There is no shame in healing.’

  • Sep 7, 2021

 

(Facebook photo)

VIDEO: Ermineskin youth hold memorial walk for residential schools

The walk was initiated after Indigenous children’s bodies in unmarked grave sites were discovered

 

Swampy family of Samson Cree Nation. (Photo submitted)

Powwow season officially begins

Powwow families share thier stories and encourage public to come out and enjoy the show

 

Maskwacis Pride crosswalk (Left to right): Montana First Nation Councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Shannon Buffalo, Samson Cree Nation Chief Vern Saddleback.

Pride in Maskwacis

The 4th inaugural Maskwacis Pride crosswalk painting took place on Saturday 12, 2020.

  • Jun 15, 2021
Maskwacis Pride crosswalk (Left to right): Montana First Nation Councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation Councillor Shannon Buffalo, Samson Cree Nation Chief Vern Saddleback.
Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ermineskin residential school survivor: ‘It just brings me back to the cries at night’

Discovery in Kamloops of remains of 215 children a painful time for survivors

Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Chief Vernon Saddleback: ‘This matters’

A memorial for the 215 children found in a mass grave in Kamloops was held in Maskwacis May 31

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Shirley Rabbit, Maryanne Bruno and Solomon Bull. (Photos submitted)

Maskwacis Elders: Cree values, language need to be revitalized

“I am the fifth generation of my family. My great grandfather was…

L-R: Shirley Rabbit, Maryanne Bruno and Solomon Bull. (Photos submitted)
Students at Ermineskin Elementary School are using a Cree-style learning program that’s boosting literacy and attendance. (Contributed photo)

Maskwacis school is boosting student literacy, attendance with a Cree-style program

Students are more engaged with community and there’s more parental ‘buy-in,’ says principal

Students at Ermineskin Elementary School are using a Cree-style learning program that’s boosting literacy and attendance. (Contributed photo)
Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Services poses for a photo with one of their response vehicles. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Services recognized for compassionate care to students in crisis

Wolf Creek Public Schools selected them for the 2021 Friends of Education Award

Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Services poses for a photo with one of their response vehicles. (Photo submitted)
Kevin Buffalo in his traditional chicken dance regalia. (Photo submitted)

3rd Inaugural Grouse Symposium goes online

Virtual symposium will be held April 24

  • Apr 20, 2021
Kevin Buffalo in his traditional chicken dance regalia. (Photo submitted)
Katherine Swampy

Maskwacis chiefs are opposed to RAPID Response

Alberta Treaty 6 First Nations say they were not properly consulted

Katherine Swampy
Photos courtesy of the Yellowbird family

Maskwacis councillor reinstated after lengthy judicial review

Coun. Shay Yellowbird to donate 10 per cent of his salary to local program

  • Mar 30, 2021
Photos courtesy of the Yellowbird family
The Burger Baron in Maskwacis after a vehicle crashed into it March 10, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Vehicle crashes into the front of Burger Baron in Maskwacis

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka news On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 an…

  • Mar 11, 2021
The Burger Baron in Maskwacis after a vehicle crashed into it March 10, 2021. (Facebook photo)
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MEC goes virtual with job fair and services during pandemic

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis Employment Center’s (MEC’s) semi-annual job…

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Black Press File Photo

Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
Black Press File Photo

Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
(Photo by Sara Lee)

Maskwacis receives Moderna vaccines

Ermineskin Elders and frontline workers received their first dose of the Moderna…

  • Jan 29, 2021
(Photo by Sara Lee)
Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis Elder Mentoring Program connects Elders with young parents

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News The Maskwacis Elders Mentoring Program, which…

  • Jan 25, 2021
Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)
(Image: Facebook)

Maskwacis apparel entrepreneurs share brand stories

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis has seen a number of…

  • Jan 12, 2021
(Image: Facebook)
(Photos submitted by Chevi Rabbit)

VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day…

(Photos submitted by Chevi Rabbit)