NDP Visit to Maskwacis

The day after the NDP won the majority in the Provincial election, MLA Bruce Hinkley visited the Maskwacis Outreach school and the Samson Cree Nation Chief and Council. Hinkely spoke to the students about how they can become involved in the Provincial Government and encouraged them to continue their education. Samson Cree Nation Chief and Council presented Hinkley with a ribbon shirt and look forward to working with the newly…

Spring into fitness

Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the Spring into fitness challenge. In the 18-29 year category Darcell Rowan placed first and Joe Rain placed second. Allison Buffalo placed first in the 30-39 year category. In the 40+ category, Eric Smallboy placed second and Blanche Buffalo took second. For the open category Warren Redcrow won the male division and Kyra Northwest won…

Reclaiming Our Knowledge

Samson Cree Nation hosted a 3 day conference at the River Cree Resort and Casino from January 27-29, 2015. Break out sessions included; The Creation Story with Jerry Saddleback Sr., Nehiyaw Language and Culture with Jeff Wastesicoot , Baby Think It Over with Colleen Buffalo, Totamaso with Patrick Buffalo, Understanding Addictions with Jerry Saddleback Jr.,…

The Pigeon Lake Samson Satellite Office News Update 2015

There is a population of near 700 Four Nation Band Members at the Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve 138A, and over half of this population are Samson Band members. The people of the Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve are geographically 90km located away from the mainstream of Programs and Services afforded to the 4 Nation Band members at Maskwacis. Employment and Wellness Programs are…

Celebrating 25 years of education

Nipisihkopahk Education Authority (NEA) hosted a round dance on February 6th to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The event drew in many community members for an evening of dancing, singing and socializing. The schools had various items to raffle from an iPhone 6 to tickets to an Oilers game. Shelli Yellowbird prepare a power point presentation showcasing NEA’s 25 years in operation. Fr om the first…

Samson Cree Nation Memebers chosen as extras in film

On January 19 an open casting call with Classic Casting, Casting Director Allyson Lockwood, was held at the HBMC. The casting crew were looking for extra’s in the upcoming Feature Film “The Revenant” with Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead role. The casting director was looking for adult native men & women with a slim build, long hair, and horse-riding experience. 36 community members from…