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Community helps family share Christmas together

    When Donald Beaulieu and his brothers learned their mother, Irene Beaulieu, would have to remain in hospital in Edmonton as a result of a vehicle accident last month, they knew they would have to make the trip down for Christmas.   But with three adults and eight children hoping to make the trip, […]

Ring the bell to remember

  The Hay River Reserve now has a unique way to remember the children who once went to residential school there many years ago. This past summer, K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) erected a monument to honour the students at St. Peter’s School, an Anglican residential school which had its origins in the mid-1890s and closed […]

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A rink for the reserve

  If all goes well, the Hay River Reserve will be getting an indoor rink with natural ice sometime around the end of the year. That’s the hope of Scotty Edgerton, the CEO of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN), who is working to see the project create the first covered rink on the reserve. The First […]

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Paleontologist removes fossil found by young sisters south of Enterprise

There is now likely even more evidence – although still to be verified – that a large walking fish existed south of what is now Enterprise between 360-380 million years ago. About a month ago, two young sisters from the Hay River Reserve discovered what appears to be a fossil of rib bones, possibly from […]

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Memorial held for missing man

  A memorial event has been held on the Hay River Reserve for Kelvin Smallgeese, who went missing in Yellowknife three years ago last month. “We can’t put no closure on it,” said Smallgeese’s aunt Jeanna Graham. “We wanted to remember him, get some peace of mind, and pray for him, too.” While the Sept. […]

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MLA supports town’s bid for more funding

  Hay River North MLA Robert Bouchard says he supports the decision by Mayor Andrew Cassidy and town council to send a letter to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) to jumpstart negotiations regarding block funding for the municipality. “I think it’s progressive for the mayor and council to send this letter,” Bouchard […]

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New principal takes over at Chief Sunrise

  Beyond the commotion of the first weeks back at school, Christina Steen said she plans to stay the course as the new principal of Chief Sunrise Education Centre on the Hay River Reserve. “We have a fantastic team of teachers,” she told The Hub. “That makes for a great dynamic atmosphere for the kids, […]

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Wellness centre opens on Hay River Reserve

  The K’atlodeeche First Nation Anne Buggins Wellness Centre was opened to the public on Sept. 5, after more than a decade of discussions, planning and construction. “I’ve been wanting to say this for quite a while,” Chief Roy Fabian of K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) said after welcoming the assembled community members and dignitaries to […]

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Chief agrees to create a working group to re-write declaration of sovereignty in Dene language

The K’atlodeeche First Nation will be presenting what amounts to a declaration of sovereignty over their traditional land to the territorial and federal governments, as well as to the Crown – but it’s not quite ready just yet. Members at KFN’s 2013 Assembly decided the declaration needed an overhaul after hearing a draft version on […]

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Staffing issues come to light at Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre

  While support for the Nats’ejee K’eh Treatment Centre swelled in Hay River after the announcement of its upcoming closure this fall, union official Leon Nason is claiming the root cause of the facility’s staffing issues is a negative work environment. “The minister said there were problems retaining qualified people,” Nason, president of Local 6 […]

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