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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 […]

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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Handgames a hit

With more than 20 teams and about 600 people, the latest precursor to the K’atlodeeche First Nation’s annual assembly was an overwhelming success. “I’m really proud of our people and our community,” said Chief Roy Fabian. “There’s been a great response, with teams coming from all over, and just people here to spectate too.” In […]

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KFN gears up for annual assembly

Hundreds of people are expected to be descending on the Hay River Reserve next week for the annual K’atlodeeche First Nations (KFN) Assembly, but they won’t all be coming to sit around a table and talk treaties and devolution. “We’re making everything around the handgames tournament,” said Allan Browning, the co-ordinator for the assembly this […]

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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, […]

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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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