Northern Saskatchewan TidBits

Valerie G. Barnes Connell Jordan/Northern Advocate. Katy Muirhead, who manages the La Ronge Recycle Depot, looks at new signage for the Recycling program.

Communities gathered together throughout the holiday season for Concerts, Craft Sales, Dances and many other activities throughout the month of December.

Dance around La Ronge

The Tri Community Dance Club held its Winter Showcase Dec. 7 on stage a Churchill Community High School (CCHS) involving demonstrations such as ballet, jazz, contemporary styles and hip hop. There are close to 90 dancers int eh club.

The Ishraq Dance Troup, which performs Middle Eastern Dance, led by Charlene Bosiak, has also performed several times within the community.

There has also been demonstrations and performances of powwow dance with Cathy Wheaton Bird in recent months.

The Northern Advocate will follow more of the dance performances around the community in future editions.

Youth Healing focus of two-week conference

The Woodland Wellness Centre offered two weeks of healing events for youth with many opportunities including

For the first week, events were held within the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) communities, and the second week was held at the Centre on Fairchild Reserves.

There was opportunities to attend ceremonies, have healing treatments, storytelling with Elders and more.

Keynote speakers for the event were Justin Rain, Indigenous actor and speaker, who shared his story of working through addictions as a teen.

Joey shared his journey in overcoming addictions and “stands as living testament to resilience, redemption, and the transformative power of recovery. His mission is to share his experience, as a source of inspiration for those facing their own battles,” quoted from background information promoting the Youth Healing Conference.

Nancy Lafleur, author and educator shared her passion for storytelling which she approaches through the mediums of fabric and writing.

La Loche commanding officer award recipient

La Loche RCMP S/Sgt Jillian McLaren received a 2023 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 under 40 award.

We will hear more in the next edition of the Northern Advocate about McLaren. She travelled to San Diego, California, Oct. 17 to receive her award. She was on holiday over the holiday season, so unavailable to talk with the Northern Advocate.

McLaren is a. 19-year veteran of the. RCMP, having served across Canada including British Columbia, the Yukon and Saskatchewan.

Regional Waste Management series coming

Lac La Ronge Regional Waste Management Corporation began expanding operations during the 2023 spring months. We will hear much more about what is happening in recycling in upcoming editions of the Northern Advocate.