Wrangling Their Way To The Top

Shortly before I left Meadow Lake I got to have a saddle-slamming time taking photos at the Mayhem in Meadow Bull-A-Rama on June 6. The event had a packed house watching the action as mean bulls sent many hopefuls on a first-class vacation to Dirt-land. Photos by Omar Mosleh. … [Read more...]

Dorintosh Hosts ‘I Can’ Track Meet

Dorintosh hosted special education kids from all Meadow Lake Tribal Council schools as well as students from across the Northwest School Division for fun at games at the I Can Track Meet on June 4. Photos by Omar Mosleh. … [Read more...]

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Celebrates Culture

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, held their 15th annual powwow on May 17-19. The event celebrates Aboriginal culture and heritage, honours elders and pays homage to the Creator. The powwow attracts First Nations from all over Canada. Photos and video by Omar Mosleh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt6xGJwEV20 … [Read more...]

‘Absent No More’ workshop seeks to break single parent cycle

It’s a subject not everyone wants to talk about. A 2011 Conference Board of Canada report found northern Saskatchewan had by far the highest rate of single-parent families in the country, at 37.5 percent, ahead of northern Manitoba and Kitikmeot, Nunavut. The issue does not affect everyone equally. Aboriginal women, in particular, are … [Read more...]

Love 63 Years Strong

The answer to 63 years of happy marriage is simple to John and Nina Dopko. Keep busy. “She’d always say ‘Let’s not argue, let’s get to work’,” John, 90, says while leaning back and holding Nina’s hand at the Northland Pioneer Lodge. “There’s no time to argue, we’ve got lots of work to do!” That approach seems to have worked for the … [Read more...]

Author Offers A Bite From Childhood

Like many Meadow Lakers, Big River author Todd Devonshire’s childhood is defined by hockey in small town Saskatchewan. But there’s one thing that stands out. Rink burgers. The enduring memory of hot burgers in a cold rink is synonymous with Devonshire’s formative years, and also the title of his first book, which he shared at Meadow Lake … [Read more...]

First Nations Protest Bill C-45

About 200-250 First Nations members and supporters made their voices, drums and thoughts heard as they marched through Meadow Lake to Conservative MP Rob Clarke’s office to oppose federal legislation Bill C-45. The Dec. 18 Meadow Lake rally comes a week after Idle No More protests protesting the federal government’s most recent budget bill took … [Read more...]