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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 […]

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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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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