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Bus passenger Kristine Beer

Alsask Bus Service recently shut down its operations, ending intercity service between Saskatoon and Calgary, and leaving residents of towns and villages along Highway 7 in west central Saskatchewan with no bus service to their communities.

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When Kerry Benjoe signed up for the INCA Summer Institute in Journalism in 2002, she thought it would just be an interesting elective; but it ended up preparing her for a 16 year career in which she has become a trusted voice for Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan media and a conduit for reconciliation.

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L to R: Elders Millie Anderson and Sylvia Obey will be presenting at the second annual Elders’ Conference at the First Nations University of Canada on March 23 and 24. Anderson and Obey will be offering their knowledge during a women’s talking circle on the second day of the event. Photo by Michaela Solomon.

The First Nations University of Canada’s second annual Elders’ Conference will focus on Indigenous education. Elders from Nakota, Dakota, Lakota, Saulteaux, Métis, Dene and Cree nations will be sharing their knowledge.

“Our hope for this conference is to ensure that the knowledge we often teach through our elders is being shared,” said Bettina Schneider, Associate Vice-President Academic of the FNUC. “Also to acknowledge and honour our elders.”

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Vincent Ziffle


Imagine a chemistry class where you can eat the result of your experiment.

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) proudly presents the first of its kind Chemistry of Food and Cooking course (CHEM 101) in Saskatchewan, which will start in fall of 2018.

The architect behind the innovative course, Dr. Vincent Ziffle, says “This is an introductory chemistry class with a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge. It is intended for non-science majors, but science students can also take” the course.

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Go home.

Get a job.

Fucking Indians.

Those are the kinds of things Prescott Demas says are yelled out of car windows at him and his tent mates huddled around a campfire just outside the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

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