Maskwacis

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Photos courtesy of the Yellowbird family

Maskwacis councillor reinstated after lengthy judicial review

Coun. Shay Yellowbird to donate 10 per cent of his salary to local program

  • Mar 30, 2021
Photos courtesy of the Yellowbird family
The Burger Baron in Maskwacis after a vehicle crashed into it March 10, 2021. (Facebook photo)

Vehicle crashes into the front of Burger Baron in Maskwacis

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka news On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 an…

  • Mar 11, 2021
The Burger Baron in Maskwacis after a vehicle crashed into it March 10, 2021. (Facebook photo)
Maskwacis virtual job fair

MEC goes virtual with job fair and services during pandemic

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis Employment Center’s (MEC’s) semi-annual job…

Maskwacis virtual job fair
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Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
Black Press File Photo

Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
Montana security Nolan Desjarlais and Amber Daychild at security gates and booths on Bobtail Road. (Photo submitted by Chevi Rabbit)

Maskwacis developed comprehensive COVID-19 security measures

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News The Four Nations of Maskwacis —…

  • Feb 8, 2021
Montana security Nolan Desjarlais and Amber Daychild at security gates and booths on Bobtail Road. (Photo submitted by Chevi Rabbit)
(Photo by Sara Lee)

Maskwacis receives Moderna vaccines

Ermineskin Elders and frontline workers received their first dose of the Moderna…

  • Jan 29, 2021
(Photo by Sara Lee)
Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis Elder Mentoring Program connects Elders with young parents

By Chevi Rabbit For Black Press Media The Maskwacis Elders Mentoring Program,…

  • Jan 26, 2021
Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)
(Image: Facebook)

Maskwacis apparel entrepreneurs share brand stories

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis has seen a number of…

  • Jan 12, 2021
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(Photos submitted by Chevi Rabbit)

VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day…

(Photos submitted by Chevi Rabbit)
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Maskwacis RCMP investigating sudden death

Maskwacis RCMP and RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating the death of a 47-year-old female.

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Kwakiutl First Nation is hosting a mini business school for up to 20 Indigenous people with the aim of increasing Indigenous led entrepreneurship. (Kimberly Kufaas photo)

The Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada is leading a growing transparency movement

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News The Band Members Alliance and Advocacy…

  • Dec 11, 2020
Kwakiutl First Nation is hosting a mini business school for up to 20 Indigenous people with the aim of increasing Indigenous led entrepreneurship. (Kimberly Kufaas photo)
(Photo submitted by GP Joule)
(Photo submitted by GP Joule)
“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka and Maskwacis women share meaning of ribbon skirts

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Indigenous ribbon skirts have become a…

“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)
(Photo submitted)

Ermineskin citizen graduates vet school, is part of busy practice

Dr. Justin Hodgson is rolling up his sleeves in Meadow Lake, Sask.

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Ponoka and Maskwacis custodians ‘unsung’ heroes during pandemic

Schools have increased the sanitization of key, high-touch areas

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)