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…

Food Bank Recieves New Forklift

On behalf of Samson Food Bank, I would like to extend my gratitude and acknowledge Peace Hills General Insurance on their recent purchase of a new Forklift for Samson Food Bank. I submitted a proposal to PHGI in December, 2015 for a new forklift and was approved. The Forklift was delivered on April 26, 2015 and PHGI was…

Augustana University – Lois Aspenes Award recipient Bruce Cutknife

Bruce Cutknife was honored at Augustana University’s Spring Soiree with the Lois Aspenes Award which recognizes an alumnus or alumna for significant contributions to the Alumni Association or the life of Augustana.  Cutknife has contributed to Augustana in a variety of ways over the years: (list taken from http://news.augustana.ualberta.ca/2016/04/bruce-cutknife-97-to-receive-lois- aspenes) • Represented Maskwacis and offered words of welcome…

Maskwacis Donation Drive

The Maskwacis Cree banded together to Support the Treaty 8 First Nations displaced by the Fort McMurray WildFire. The Maskwacis Donation Drive was started because we heard about all the support the First Nations like Mikisew Cree, Fort McKay, Athabasca Chipewyan, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Fort McMurray FN did before they were evacuated and what they did to support…