Northern Advocate TidBits

Northlands names Elders

Northlands College announced the appointment of two Elders-in-Residence, Margaret Rose McIntyre and Ron Ratte, according to a Nov. 2 news release.

McIntyre, a member of English River First nation (ERFN), brings strong Denesuline values, is a fluent Dene speaker and strong upbringing steeped in the land and her culture. She brings a strong belief in the importance of language preservation.

Ratte, who served formerly as the Manager and Director of Indigenous Initiatives for the College, has extensive experience in “fostering relationships within the fields of justice, policing, and mental health. His dedication to the betterment of Indigenous communities and commitment to building bridges … make him a welcome addition to our college,” quoted from the news release.

Art Exhibits

Yellow Canoe, the art of La Ronge Artist: Hilary Johnstone, is on display at the Saskatchewan Arts Council gallery. (281 Broadway Avenue) in Saskatoon from Nov. 14 to Jan. 6.

Forestry Open House

Sakāw Askiy Management Inc. (Sakāw) held an Open House on Monday Oct. 30 at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre (JRMCC) on Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) Far Reserve to give community members an opportunity to see and question their Forest Management Plan (2018 to 2038), which included maps of the Prince Albert Timber Supply Area, in the La Ronge and surrounding areas.

Sakāw, a corporation, holds the Forest Management Agreement for the Prince Albert Timber Supply Area (PA TSA). The Plan is to go to the Saskatchewan government by Dec. 15.

The Northern Advocate will carry more on forestry in the New Year.

Youth Mountain Bike Club coming to JRMCC

Kevin Roberts announced the plan to start a Youth Mountain Bike Club at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre (JRMCC) in the spring.

Bikes and helmets will be available along with a maintenance and repair workshop, he wrote on Facebook Nov. 29.

Youth Wellness Conference hosted by WWC

The Woodland Wellness Centre plan to offer a two-week Youth Healing Conference for youth 18 and under.

There will be healing opportunities, Elder’s teachings, information sessions and guests: Justin Rain,  Joey Kyle Genereaux (From Darkness to Light) and THE TALK. The first week will be held in the five Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) communities: Mon. Dec. 11 – Little Red; Tues. Dec. 12 – Hall Lake; Wed. Dec. 13 – Sucker River; Thurs. Dec. 14 – Grandmother’s Bay; and Fri. Dec. 15 – Stanley Mission.

The second week will be held at the Woodland Wellness Centre, Far Reserve. For info call Duane Johnson LLRIB Youth Justice and Community Safety Manager, at 306-420-8780

Dec. 6: Day of Remembrance and Action

Piwapan Women’s Centre plan to host the Dec. 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Vigil and Slideshow beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Kokum’s Cabin, 1311 La Ronge Avenue, followed by supper at 6:30 p.m. Everyone invited. “Please feel free to wear purple.” For more info call Connie brooks at 306-420-8117 or Anne Tsannie at 306-420-5591.