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Kiya Bruno. Photo submitted

Samon Cree Nation youth sings anthem for CBC’s Canada Day special

Kiya Bruno, 14, sang national anthem in Cree for CBC The National’s Canada Day Special

Kiya Bruno. Photo submitted
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2020 Maskwacis Pride celebration

Kanawemahwasowin Kamik hosted a pride celebration at the Neyaskweyahk Okimaw Kamik in…

Images: Facebook
Water supply update from ECN Chief Craig Makinaw

Water supply update from ECN Chief Craig Makinaw

Ermineskin Cree Nation newsletter update

Water supply update from ECN Chief Craig Makinaw
PHOTOS: Maskwacis paints rainbow for Pride
PHOTOS: Maskwacis paints rainbow for Pride
Samson Cree Nation searching for election solutions

Samson Cree Nation searching for election solutions

Have asked for help from feds, province as well as advice from members

Samson Cree Nation searching for election solutions
Maskwacis COVID-19 update: restrictions remain

Maskwacis COVID-19 update: restrictions remain

While the province has announced its plan to allow Alberta businesses to…

Maskwacis COVID-19 update: restrictions remain
Volunteers put together the food packages at the Four Nations Arena that are being delivered to residents around Maskwacis. Image: Samson Cree Nation Facebook

Samson Cree Nation working to ensure residents’ safety

Chief and council issue new regulations on housing, health

Volunteers put together the food packages at the Four Nations Arena that are being delivered to residents around Maskwacis. Image: Samson Cree Nation Facebook
Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter

Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter

The Samson Cree Nation has opened up a temporary shelter in the…

Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted

Maskwacis Four Nations facing potential food, medicine, disinfectant shortages

Alberta’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Rick Wilson comments on situation

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted

Maskwacis Four Nations facing potential food, medicine, disinfectant shortages

Alberta’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Rick Wilson comments on situation

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted
Multiple arrests made following Feb. 22 disturbance, Feb. 28 hold and secure

Multiple arrests made following Feb. 22 disturbance, Feb. 28 hold and secure

The events leading up to the hold and secure at PSC started a week before

Multiple arrests made following Feb. 22 disturbance, Feb. 28 hold and secure
Passing on wisdom: Elders in Maskwacis took part in a conference aimed at bridging the gap between youths and elders. The conference was organized by Chevi Rabbit with support from Maskwacis Health Services. Invited speakers were those who are making waves in the social fabric of Alberta. Also, Rabbit invited fellow Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 recipient, Jesse Lipscombe. Former So You Think You Can Dance Canada competitor, James Jones; high end Native fashion designer, Derek Jagodzinsky and celebrated musician, Stephanie Harpe. Photo submitted

PHOTO: Maskwacis elders pass on wisdom at youth conference

A youth conference in Maskwacis called Indigenized X helped bridge the gap between youths and elders

  • Sep 11, 2018
Passing on wisdom: Elders in Maskwacis took part in a conference aimed at bridging the gap between youths and elders. The conference was organized by Chevi Rabbit with support from Maskwacis Health Services. Invited speakers were those who are making waves in the social fabric of Alberta. Also, Rabbit invited fellow Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 recipient, Jesse Lipscombe. Former So You Think You Can Dance Canada competitor, James Jones; high end Native fashion designer, Derek Jagodzinsky and celebrated musician, Stephanie Harpe. Photo submitted
Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild along with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde take part in the MESC signing Friday afternoon. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Maskwacis and feds sign historic education agreement

The Maskwacis Education School Commission signed an agreement setting the stage for their education

Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild along with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde take part in the MESC signing Friday afternoon. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Health minister tour:                                Alberta Health Minister                                Sarah Hoffman toured Maskwacis                                Health Services April 13.  See our story on page 30.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Alberta’s health minister meets with Maskwacis chiefs

MLA Sarah Hoffman tours the Maskwacis Health Services last week

Health minister tour:                                Alberta Health Minister                                Sarah Hoffman toured Maskwacis                                Health Services April 13.  See our story on page 30.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Murder charges laid against two individuals in a homicide that occurred this week. File photo

Maskwacis pair charged in recent homicide

Two facing second degree murder charges, two more charged with being accessories

Murder charges laid against two individuals in a homicide that occurred this week. File photo
Suri Saddleback enjoys some face painting April 4 by Tiffany Toma during the Pewapan celebration event in Maskwacis. The celebration was the culmination of months of work behind the scenes intended to ensure families stay connected. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Samson Cree Pewapan project about connecting families

Families with challenges in Maskwacis are seeing personal improvements thanks to this new endeavour

Suri Saddleback enjoys some face painting April 4 by Tiffany Toma during the Pewapan celebration event in Maskwacis. The celebration was the culmination of months of work behind the scenes intended to ensure families stay connected. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
A new mobile app called Maskosis was launched last week in Maskwacis to help people learn to speak Cree in a new way, as seen here in a photo of one every day scene the app uses. The app was presented during the Reclaiming Our Knowledge conference Jan. 23. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Cree language app from Maskwacis making teaching it easier

App for learning Cree more about everyday life, available soon

A new mobile app called Maskosis was launched last week in Maskwacis to help people learn to speak Cree in a new way, as seen here in a photo of one every day scene the app uses. The app was presented during the Reclaiming Our Knowledge conference Jan. 23. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Chef Rich Francis chats with Nipsis Cafe owners Matthew and Kevin Crane about the menu for a special dinner as part of a television shoot Jan. 15. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Top chef brings new style to Maskwacis

Top Chef Canada competitor showcases Nipsis Cafe, indigenous cuisine in new documentary

Chef Rich Francis chats with Nipsis Cafe owners Matthew and Kevin Crane about the menu for a special dinner as part of a television shoot Jan. 15. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

UPDATE LOCATED: Maskwacis RCMP seek help locating missing First Nations youth

Police say 15-year-old Qunechra Okeynan-Louis went missing on Monday at about 9 p.m.

Staff at the Maskwacis Employment Center are excited to be nominated for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Eagle Feather Award.                                Photo submitted

Maskwacis Employment Centre gaining provincial recognition

The centre makes the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction finalist list

  • Dec 27, 2017
Staff at the Maskwacis Employment Center are excited to be nominated for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Eagle Feather Award.                                Photo submitted