Radar shows 2,000 areas of interest at former residential school site in Saskatchewan

Jan 13, 2023 | 8:41am

A First Nation in Saskatchewan says ground-penetrating radar has discovered more than 2,000 areas of interest and a child’s bone was separately found at the site of one of the longest-running residential schools in the country. Star Blanket Cree Nation Chief Michael Starr said Thursday it shows the harsh truth of what happened within the walls of […]

Dawn Walker Pleads Not Guilty

Jan 5, 2023 | 10:20am

A woman accused of faking her death and that of her son before crossing the border into the United States has pleaded not guilty to the charges she faces in Canada. Dawn Walker, who appeared by phone, told Saskatoon provincial court that she elects to go to trial. Earlier this week, a lawyer for Walker […]

‘If all else fails, we will blockade’: Chiefs call for Sask. bill to be scrapped

Dec 16, 2022 | 3:55pm

Chiefs in Saskatchewan sent a message to the provincial government to scrap a controversial bill or the new year could start with blockades. “Political avenues, legal avenues are in place,” Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said. “If all else fails, we will blockade.” The Saskatchewan First Act passed its second reading in […]

FSIN calling for end to crown land auctions

Oct 20, 2022 | 6:19am

The FSIN is once again calling on the provincial government to stop selling off crown land. Chief Bobby Cameron wants the provincial government to engage in discussions with the rightful owners of the land, first nations. The provincial government has been selling land parcels through on line auctions since 2016, and the FSIN says the […]

James Smith Cree Nation chief to meet with federal ministers to discuss stabbings

Sep 21, 2022 | 5:23am

The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation that was the site of a series of deadly stabbings earlier this month is heading to Toronto for a meeting with federal cabinet ministers. Chief Wally Burns of James Smith Cree Nation says his community has been left broken and saddened by the violence. On Sept. 4, 10 people were […]

Bail hearing for mother accused faking deaths before entering U.S.

Sep 2, 2022 | 8:27am

A bail hearing is set to begin today for a Saskatchewan woman accused of faking her death and that of her son and illegally crossing the border into the United States. The 48-year-old is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon provincial court in the afternoon. The woman is charged with public mischief and child abduction in contravention of […]

Walker’s bail hearing set for Friday

Aug 29, 2022 | 2:30pm

It was a packed courtroom at Saskatoon Provincial Court as Dawn Walker made her first court appearance, charged with mischief and child abduction. She and her son were reported missing on July 24th and later her truck and some of her belongings were found at Chief Whitecap Park. The pair were found in the U.S. […]

Woman Who Fled With Son – “I was left with no choice”

Aug 10, 2022 | 4:43am

A woman accused of faking her own death and that of her son says she left Saskatoon because she feared for their safety. Dawn Marie Walker, 48, is in custody at the Multnomah County detention centre in Oregon. She was arrested Friday in Oregon City by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and charged with […]

Walker Facing Charges After Disappearance

Aug 8, 2022 | 2:19pm

A woman who disappeared from the Saskatoon area with her young son, was found safe and sound in a rental suite just outside of Portland Oregon. Dawn Walker was in a courtroom in the US, today (Monday) facing two charges after she illegally crossed into the U.S. with her 7-year-old son at some point over […]

Rally and Fundraiser held to Support Dawn Walker

Aug 8, 2022 | 8:22am

The Saskatoon Police service has announced Dawn Walker is facing charges on both sides of the border, after it appears she staged her own disappearance. Walker was found Friday in Oregon with her seven-year-old son Vinnie after an interagency and cross border investigation. She’d been reported missing on July 24th and her truck was found […]