Katlodeeche First Nation Completes Wilderness Lodge Project

The Katlodeeche First Nation recently completed and celebrated the grand opening of their wilderness lodge in Sandy Creek, Hay River, Northwest Territories. The facility will serve as a meeting place for nearby communities and enhance the tourism potential of the area. The Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories jointly committed $1.027 million under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, part of the 2007 Building Canada Plan.

North Battleford First Nations Activist Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipient

Ray Fox of North Battleford, SK is one of eight recipients of the 2014 edition of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. Ray Fox, among many other activities, is in his fourth term as City Councilor for the City of North Battleford as well as serving many other community organizations. (For Ray Fox’s biography, scroll down to page 4 on the SVM Bios) The Lieutenant Governor will present the medals to the newest eight recipients in April in Regina.

Aboriginal Affairs Refuses To Fund Airstrip In Remote Saskatchewan

Southend, SK, a Cree community 600 kilometers north of Saskatoon, is without air ambulance service due to Aboriginal Affairs Canada’s refusal to fund an airstrip in the community. Due to hilly and rocky geography the only suitable location for an airstrip would have to be located off reserve which would leave it ineligible for funding.

By Bonnie Allen, CBC News Posted: Mar 25, 2015