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Soaking in the sun

A handful of children from the Hay River Reserve were treated to an afternoon at the beach last Friday. The weather was fine and the water warm, which allowed the children to play in the waves and the sand, building castles and attacking each other with water guns. There are more beach days planned for […]

KFN gets community garden

The Hay River Reserve is planting the seeds of food security, with classes at Chief Sunrise Education Centre taking the lead in setting up a community garden project. “We’re going to be able to offer a plot, soil, and help maintaining their garden throughout the summer,” said Nathalie Diaz, whose class is one of two […]

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New contender for chief

The K’atlodeeche First Nation election is heating up with a new candidate throwing her name into the ring. April Martel is accepting the nomination to run for chief against incumbent Roy Fabian. “People want change in the First Nation,” Martel told The Hub. “They want to see more things happening here for everyone, at all […]

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Cabin Fever better late than never

Cabin Fever – two nights of live music and good company – was a few months late this year, but none the less was a hit for the wait. “It’s usually in March, when people start to get a bit crazy, feeling cooped up,” said organizer Dana Cross. “But it took us a while to […]

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New hire for Friendship Centre

After months of term-positions and scrambling for help, the Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre now has a full-time permanent program co-ordinator in the person of Clarissa Neyando. “It’s not just for youth, she’ll be doing programs for everyone” said executive director Sharon Pekok. “It’s much easier with a co-ordinator, they can run the programming, but they’re […]

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K’atlodeeche First Nation inks devolution deal

K’atlodeeche First Nation became the latest aboriginal group to sign on to devolution Monday, marking a dramatic shift from its earlier position. “At the beginning of January, we held a general band meeting and we got the go-ahead,” Chief Roy Fabian told The Hub last week. “There has been a due process. We’re going to […]

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Biggest K’amba ever

About a thousand turned out for the K’amba Carnival on the Hay River Reserve this past weekend with every event packed and spirits running high. “It’s just been incredible,” said organizing committee chair Doug Lamalice. “It’s the biggest, best turnout we’ve ever had.” Events from dog-sledding to talent shows and skills competitions ran from Thursday […]

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K’amba arrives

Hundreds of people flocked to the Hay River Reserve last weekend for one of the biggest events of the year. K’amba Carnival is an annual fixture in the spring calendar and gives relatives from near and far a chance to get together to celebrate Dene culture and show it off to visitors. “It’s all about […]

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Lacrosse reaches North

Lacrosse may technically be Canada’s national game, but for some Hay River Reserve students, Derek Squirrel says last week will has planted the seeds of a new appreciation for the sport. “It’s something new for the kids,” said the program manager for the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT at Chief Sunrise Education Centre last […]

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Kamba right on track

Close to 30 people turned out last Thursday to get involved with planning this year’s Kamba Carnival. “The carnival, it was originally for kids,” said Diane Tourangeau, who ran the event in previous years. “It’s a lot of work, and it takes a lot of commitment and effort.” Kamba typically draws hundreds of people to […]

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