Maskwacis

The four chiefs in Maskwacis signed a historic document Nov. 29 that amalgamates all school districts into one: Maskwacis Education Schools Commission. Here (l-r) Samson Cree Chief Vernon Saddleback, acting-Chief Montana Cree Brad Rabbit, Louis Bull Cree Chief Irvin Bull and Ermineskin Chief Craig Makinaw sign the agreement. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye                                The four chiefs in Maskwacis signed a historic document Nov. 29 that amalgamates all school districts into one: Maskwacis Education Schools Commission. Here (l-r) Samson Cree Chief Vernon Saddleback, acting-Chief Montana Cree Brad Rabbit, Louis Bull Cree Chief Irvin Bull and Ermineskin Chief Craig Makinaw sign the agreement. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Maskwacis First Nations sign historic education agreement

First Nations on Maskwacis put into place education for students under one school authority.

The four chiefs in Maskwacis signed a historic document Nov. 29 that amalgamates all school districts into one: Maskwacis Education Schools Commission. Here (l-r) Samson Cree Chief Vernon Saddleback, acting-Chief Montana Cree Brad Rabbit, Louis Bull Cree Chief Irvin Bull and Ermineskin Chief Craig Makinaw sign the agreement. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye                                The four chiefs in Maskwacis signed a historic document Nov. 29 that amalgamates all school districts into one: Maskwacis Education Schools Commission. Here (l-r) Samson Cree Chief Vernon Saddleback, acting-Chief Montana Cree Brad Rabbit, Louis Bull Cree Chief Irvin Bull and Ermineskin Chief Craig Makinaw sign the agreement. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED – Located: Maskwacis RCMP seek assistance in locating missing First Nations youth

The 15-year-old went missing from the Samson Cree Nation Nov. 26

Ehpewapahk Alternate School principal Andrew Fulks poses in the entryway of the new building recently. The school had its grand opening on the Ermineskin Cree Nation and has a focus on working with students and incorporating Cree culture in all its learning.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Maskwacis educators excited with new alternate school

Students with special needs can learn in a Cree-focussed school

Ehpewapahk Alternate School principal Andrew Fulks poses in the entryway of the new building recently. The school had its grand opening on the Ermineskin Cree Nation and has a focus on working with students and incorporating Cree culture in all its learning.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
(R-L) Student Jared Bull accepts his first year completion certificate from ACDS executive director Vickie Wetchie before receiving congratulations and a gift from Montana First Nation’s director of social development Philip Dua and project manager for RDC Rhonda Stangeland.                                Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Montana First Nation continues with successful training program

First year apprenticeship welding program yielding great results for Montana and Maskwacis.

(R-L) Student Jared Bull accepts his first year completion certificate from ACDS executive director Vickie Wetchie before receiving congratulations and a gift from Montana First Nation’s director of social development Philip Dua and project manager for RDC Rhonda Stangeland.                                Photos by Jordie Dwyer
Danika Deschamps Yellowhorse, 23, died June 3 in the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Her mother June Deschamps, from the Louis Bull Nation on Maskwacis won the rights to bury her daughter’s remains according to her customs after hearing from a Court of the Queens Bench judge.Photo submitted

First Nations mother wins rights to daughter’s remains

A First Nations mother from Maskwacis will be able to celebrate her daughter’s life.

Danika Deschamps Yellowhorse, 23, died June 3 in the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Her mother June Deschamps, from the Louis Bull Nation on Maskwacis won the rights to bury her daughter’s remains according to her customs after hearing from a Court of the Queens Bench judge.Photo submitted