“Elder in the Making” visited SCN Educators

Sara Potts and Nipisihkopahk Board of Education invited the “Elder in the Making” Director and Producer – Chris Hsiung and Cowboy Smithx to visited and inspired the Educators of Samson Cree Nation Schools on August 24, 2016. The making of the documentary took Chris and Cowboy 2 years to complete start to finish. The Documentary received official selections…

2016 Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta

One of Samson Cree Nation members Kelly Shawn Johnson was the recipient of the Business Award at the 21St Annual Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta Awards was which held at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch this past Saturday. Kelly got his start at Hobbema Glass from 1994 and started his own company “Glaziers Edge” in…

Samson Cree Nation Celebration 2016

SCN Hosted our Annual Celebration on August 12-14, 2016 at the Bear Park in Ermineskin.  There were 900+ dancers and 20+ drum group and the many visitors from North America that attended this years celebration. Thank You to the Maskwacis Community, Dancers, Singers and Visitors for making SCN Celebration a Success. Congratulation to all Champions for…

Pow wow at K-Days

Samson Cree Nation was Honored to Support and Co-host with Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Northland’s K-Days on July 23, 2016. The Powwow was a 10 day event that began on July 22 to July 31, 2016, which included a theme for each day. We were happy and thankful for all that supported the powwow which is showcasing our indigenous…

Maskwacis Cree Chiefs Re-affirm Nehiyawin By Declaration

The Maskwacis Cree Chiefs reaffirm that Nehiyawewin is the Official Language of Maskwacis on June 21, 2016. They Signed a Nehiyawewin Declaration to encourage the Four Nations which comprise of Samson Cree, Ermineskin Cree, Montana First Nation, and Louis Bull Tribe, to to embrace our Language, to speak our language and to teach our youth our language. “Today…

Maskwacis Cree Nations Sign Education Letter of Intent

On June 21. 2016 the Four Nations Chiefs signed a Letter of Intent with the Alberta Minister of Education – David Eggen,  they are hoping to amalgamate the 4 Nations Education Boards, Nipisihkopahk Education, Kispatnahk Education, Akamihk Education and Neyaskweyahk Education to pool their educational resources to better serve the education needs of the individual Students and Nations by…

Traditional Feast held in Viking, Alberta

On Saturday June 11th, the Confederacy of Treaty 6 Nations and SCN Consultation Office attended a Feast in Viking, Alberta for a young ancestor. She was a young Indigenous girl aged 16 – 22 and her remains were dated to the early 1800s. She was buried with over 4000 beads, 31 brass buttons, & 7 brass rings.…

2016 Pioneer of the Year Award

18th Annual Pioneer of the Year – Bruce Cutknife as Community History Keeper On June 11, 2016, The Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum held their annual awards ceremony to honor their, Pioneer of the Year Award. The theme this year was Community History Keeper, and this person was Bruce Cutknife for his commitment to ensure the history is perserved and…

Buffalo Ranch Rodeo 2016

The Buffalo Ranch Rodeo held their annual Rodeo on June 10-12. The Rodeo kicked off with a Bullarama on Friday June 10 with Jesse Flette taking the honours for that event.  This heart warming and family oriented Rodeo took the time to honour their late sister Carolyn “Snagger” Buffalo who in previous years played a great role in planning…