Maskwacis

Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Ermineskin Residential School survivor: ‘I forgave them a long time ago’

Twain Buffalo says he will be long dead before reconciliation ever occurs

 

Dorothy Loreen in Maskwacis July 25. Background blur added. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Inuvialuit woman travelled from north of Arctic Circle to hear Pope in Maskwacis

Dorothy Loreen travelled a long way from her home community of Tuktoyaktuk,…

 

From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Maskwacis Chiefs and survivors speak on Pope Francis’ apology

‘I’ve waited 50 years for this apology and I finally heard it’

 

Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pope Francis arrives in Alberta for ‘pilgrimage of penance’

Pope’s first public words to be spoken in Canada will be in Maskwacis

Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Maskwacis resident Cyril Nerubenko has been deployed to Ukraine since April, 2022. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis resident in Poland helping Ukrainian refugee effort

‘My whole world just turned upside down.’

  • Jul 1, 2022
Maskwacis resident Cyril Nerubenko has been deployed to Ukraine since April, 2022. (Photo submitted)
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Results of ASIRT investigation into 2018 officer-involved shooting at Maskwacis finalized

Two males were shot during a foot patrol following reports of gunshots from Maskwacis residents

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Results of ASIRT investigation into 2018 officer-involved shooting at Maskwacis finalized

Two males were shot during a foot patrol following reports of gunshots from Maskwacis residents

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L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Four Nations of Maskwacis anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Dr. Wilton Littlechild was the keynote speaker at the memorial ceremony held at Maskwacis Bear Park on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 children found in a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (File photo)

Dr. Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis honoured for work on TRC

Meritorious Service Cross from the Governor General awarded

Dr. Wilton Littlechild was the keynote speaker at the memorial ceremony held at Maskwacis Bear Park on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honour of the 215 children found in a mass grave at a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (File photo)
Relatives of Shirley Ann Soosay attend her wake on May 27. L-R: Kelllie Jean Soosay, Tina Greyeyes, Meyers Soosay and Violet Soosay. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Shirley Soosay’s remains home in Samson Cree Nation after decades of searching

Murder victim’s remains were discovered in 1980, buried as Jane Doe

Relatives of Shirley Ann Soosay attend her wake on May 27. L-R: Kelllie Jean Soosay, Tina Greyeyes, Meyers Soosay and Violet Soosay. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Man in hospital after Maskwacis shooting; RCMP looking for suspect

Maskwacis RCMP requesting the public’s help to identify the suspect

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Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)

Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
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<ins>Christine Nelson, president of TrailNet, right, presents Tina Northwest with the “Trail Tracker Award.” (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News) </ins>

Maskwacis walking trail project manager receives accolades for her work

Tina Northwest is the second-ever recipient of the

<ins>Christine Nelson, president of TrailNet, right, presents Tina Northwest with the “Trail Tracker Award.” (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News) </ins>
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VIDEO: Ermineskin youth hold memorial walk for residential schools

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

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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)
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)