Maskwacis

(Advocate file photo)

Maskwacis man killed after being hit by train

Collision happened about 12:40 p.m. on Samson Cree Nation site

  • Aug 27, 2021

 

Swampy family of Samson Cree Nation. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta Indigenous dancer: Powwow season officially begins

Powwow families share thier stories and encourage public to come out and enjoy the show

 

Chicken dancers performed to Northern Cree’s musical talents at the Canada Day ceremony. Shaela Dansereau/Black Press news services

Ceremony in Wetaskiwin for Every Child Matters takes place Canada Day

A convoy from Enoch Cree Nation travelled to Wetaskiwin Canada Day for the ceremony.

 

An attendee of the Maskwacis memorial held on May 31, 2021, for the 215 school children found in Kamloops, B.C. the week before, holds a teddy bear. <ins>The grandstand was filled with 215 bears to represent the lost children. They were offered to residential school survivors at the end of the memorial. </ins>(Photo illustration by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ermineskin residential school survivor: ‘It just brings me back to the cries at night’

Discovery in Kamloops of remains of 215 children a painful time for survivors

An attendee of the Maskwacis memorial held on May 31, 2021, for the 215 school children found in Kamloops, B.C. the week before, holds a teddy bear. <ins>The grandstand was filled with 215 bears to represent the lost children. They were offered to residential school survivors at the end of the memorial. </ins>(Photo illustration by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)

Being gay made him contemplate suicide: Councillor in Maskwacis opens up

Maskwacis got a bit mote colourful over the weekend. Volunteers spent Saturday…

From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Chief Vernon Saddleback: ‘This matters’

A memorial for the 215 children found in a mass grave in Kamloops was held in Maskwacis May 31

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Students at Ermineskin Elementary School are using a Cree-style learning program that’s boosting literacy and attendance. (Contributed photo).

Maskwacis school is boosting student literacy, attendance with a Cree-style program

Students are more engaged with community and there’s more parental ‘buy-in,’ says principal

Students at Ermineskin Elementary School are using a Cree-style learning program that’s boosting literacy and attendance. (Contributed photo).
Second-degree murder charges were laid in connection to a stabbing at Ermineskin Cree Nation on April 11. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Charges laid in Maskwacis homicide

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes continue to investigate the homicide.

Second-degree murder charges were laid in connection to a stabbing at Ermineskin Cree Nation on April 11. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Maskwacis RCMP are investigating the death of a pedestrian who died on Highway 2A on March 14. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Maskwacis RCMP are investigating the death of a pedestrian who died on Highway 2A on March 14. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Black Press File Photo

Valentine’s Day shooting in central Alberta leaves one man in hospital and another in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
Black Press File Photo

Valentine’s Day shooting in Maskwacis leaves one male in hospital, one male in custody

19-year-old Francis Edward Nepoose from Maskwacis has been charged with attempted murder.

Black Press File Photo
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

School custodians ‘unsung’ heroes during pandemic

Schools have increased the sanitization of key, high-touch areas

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Koren Lightning-Earle. (Akemi Matsubuchi/Submitted)

Maskwacis lawyer says Indigenous training an ‘example’ to follow

All Alberta lawyers will undergo Indigenous Cultural Competency training

Koren Lightning-Earle. (Akemi Matsubuchi/Submitted)
Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo

Ermineskin Kindergarten has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The school has shut down and Cohort 2 is in self-isolation

Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo
A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Vigil held in Maskwacis for 10-year-old boy

Samson Cree Nation comes together for comfort, console each other

A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
file photo

Maskwacis teen charged in 10-year-old boy’s death

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have laid a manslaughter charge against a 13-year-old boy from Maskwacis.

  • Aug 7, 2020
file photo
file photo

13-year-old charged in death of boy, 10 in Maskwacis

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have laid a manslaughter charge against a 13-year-old boy from Maskwacis.

file photo
Ermineskin First Nations member Jana Montour received an international honour for her pool skills. She is being inducted into the Valley National 8-Ball League Association Hall of Fame. (Contributed photo).

Maskwacis woman is being inducted into the 8-ball hall of fame

Jana Montour is happy to promote the sport of pool

Ermineskin First Nations member Jana Montour received an international honour for her pool skills. She is being inducted into the Valley National 8-Ball League Association Hall of Fame. (Contributed photo).
Louis Bull Council chambers. (Contributed photo).

Legalized cannabis causing debate on Central Alberta First Nations reserves

Could it be as damaging as liquor? some elders ask

Louis Bull Council chambers. (Contributed photo).
Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan and Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley with members of Ermineskin Cree Nation’s Council and Neyaskweyahk Group board members in front of the new solar array. (Photo contributed)

Maskwacis Mall has gone solar

Ermineskin Cree Nation receives provincial funding for project

Minister of Indigenous Relations Richard Feehan and Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley with members of Ermineskin Cree Nation’s Council and Neyaskweyahk Group board members in front of the new solar array. (Photo contributed)