Buffalo Treaty Signing August 13, 2015

Samson Cree Nation joined in the historic signing of the Buffalo Treaty during the Banff Indian Days August 12th – 16th in Banff Alberta; Honouring the restoration of the Buffalo back into Banff Nation Park in 2017.Organized by Dr. Leroy Littlebear, he said ‘The treaty is multi-faceted and includes issues about health, environment, education, research…

Walking Trail Official Opening

The Samson Cree Nation requested for a constructed trail along side Highway 611 East, Which was a community discussion that took place over 20-year period. In 1983, the constructed highway along 611 raised a serious concern amongst community members who recognized the increase of vehicle accidents and death related fatalities along the highway, The people…

Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society breaks ground

Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society (KCWS) is moving forward and into a new building by December of this year. Planning for this project started in November of 2013, the Committee and staff are excited to see the plans come to fruition.  The ground breaking ceremony took place on June 3rd at the Nipisihkophak Education Authority (NEA) administration building. The new…

Samson Cree Nation submits its application for Judicial review to Federal Court of Appeal…

In respects of a decision of the National Energy Board on Enbridge’s Edmonton to Hardisty Pipeline due to impacts on the Ancient Bison Pound Site. Maskwacis, Alberta (April 20, 2015) Samson Cree Nation announced the commencement of proceedings in the Federal Court of Appeal seeking the immediate suspension of the National Energy Board’s decision to permit development of the Edmonton…

Two Maskwacis women are recognized at the 20th annual Esquo Awards

This year the Esquao Awards celebrated their 20th anniversary. On May 17, 2015 17 women were presented with awards for their dedication to their community, families, and personal endeavours. The organization has recognized over 400 women from over 80 communities across Alberta. Two women from Maskwacis were presented awards this year. Danika Littlechild was presented the Law award and was…

Economic Development Trade Fair & Banquet

This years Economic Development Trade Fair and Banquet was a success. The event was held on May 19 & 20, 2015. With the entertainment being comedain Adrianne Chalepah and Native Popstar Inez Jasper. There were 26 vendors that attendant the Trade Fair and on the evening of May 19, 2015 was the Banquet. Comedian Adrianna Chalepah and Native…

Samson Cree Nation staff relay

On May 11, 2015 Steve O’Brien passed through Maskwacis on his cross Canada Walk, Run N Roll Tour. During his short visit he presented Samson Cree Nation and all 3 schools with relay batons. The students were challenged to relay the baton and submit the number of kilometers thier baton travelled. Samson Youth and Sports Development and Communications…

Buffalo Ranch Rodeo Results

Once again the Buffalo Ranch Rodeo was a success! This 2 day event was held on May 23 & 24, 2015 at Buffalo Ranch residences located off highway 611 east, 6 mile south. The performances on both days went very well with no contestants getting seriously injured. Here are the top 3 finalist for each…

Walk, run and roll for youth

Steve O’Brien is an accomplished athlete who has embarked on a cross Canada tour to encourage youth to finish their education. O’Brien has numerous medals in track. O’Biren decided to start the Steve O’Brien Foundation to assist and support local athletes, organizations and youth programs. O’Brien began his cross Canada tour in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 12, 2015. He…