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Reserve Governance Researcher Enjoying Work PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:25

Reserve Governance Researcher Enjoying Work

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:51

 

 

This year's Aboriginal Governance Index is being assembled with the help of a La Ronge woman.

 

The index is compiled each year by the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

 

It examines governance on First Nations and the policies that surround it.

 

Barb McLeod of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band has been working full-time on the report since last year.

 

She says she enjoys meeting First Nations residents in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan and learning about how their communities are managed.

 

McLeod travels to band offices where she sits and talks to local members, and occasionally even goes door-knocking.

 

She says most of the bands in Saskatchewan are quite receptive to her visits, adding the chief in Saulteaux phoned people on the reserve to urge them to do the surveys.

 

One of the questions McLeod asks is whether rightful voters were able to trust that their votes -- and only their votes -- were counted during the last band election.

 

She says other questions are also asked pertaining to housing and the economy.

 

McLeod just wrapped up a large tour of the Meadow Lake area, and is headed to Onion Lake and Island Lake in the days to come.

 
Runoff Not Expected To Be An Issue In The North PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:24

Runoff Not Expected To Be An Issue In The North

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:37

 

 

Thanks to warmer than normal temperatures recently, spring runoff in the province's north will likely be lower than normal this year.

 

Unless the north receives above-normal precipitation over the spring months, it is expected that the runoff will continue to be slightly below normal -- leaving lakes and rivers at a lower level than usual.

 

Doug Johnson with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority says that even problem areas such as the Cumberland House region should be fine.

 

The only possible problem area in the province is the southwest, where levels are expected to be well above normal.

 
Regina Home To Aboriginal Storytelling Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 12:24

Regina Home To Aboriginal Storytelling Festival

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 12:34

 

 

Aboriginal artists are getting the chance to tell their own stories this week in Regina.

 

The Sakewewak Storytellers Festival starts today.

 

The event includes storytellers, musicians, and even multi-media and hip-hop artists.

 

One of the organizers, Elwood Jimmy, says the festival fills a void -- as it attempts to raise cross-cultural awareness between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

 

The festival runs until Saturday.

 
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