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05/29/17

Two-spirit talking circle held in Regina for Indigenous LGBT youth

A group of Indigenous two-spirit and LGBT youth gathered in Regina on Sunday to share experiences and support one another. The talking circle was facilitated by two-spirit elder Marjorie Beaucage, who described the circle as a kind of peer support for… +Read More
05/22/17

Schmaltz uses historical quotations to emphasize his commitment

In his initial address to councillors, recently named Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Randy Schmaltz evoked the words of such luminaries as Martin Luther King Jr. and Winston Churchill. Schmaltz pulled no punches in describing the serious challenges the teaching… +Read More
05/09/17

Reframing residential schools in the age of reconciliation

“The residential school story is far from finished,” historian John S. Milloy prophetically announced in one of the first published analyses of the history of the Indian residential school system in Canada. Since the publication of Milloy’s book in 1999,… +Read More
05/04/17

Prairie South GSA Takes Inaugural “Youth Leadership” Award at Pride Week Luncheon

Moose Jaw’s Pride Week Pride Awards luncheon was held Tuesday. As part of the weeklong celebration, Moose Jaw Pride – whose motto is “to celebrate and support gender and sexually diverse people through the provision of fabulously inclusive community services… +Read More
04/19/17

Education program shut down concerns P.A. parents

A program meant to help students with learning disabilities is shutting down, leaving parents concerned, Rachelle Elsiufi reports. +Read More
04/19/17

Some parents concerned about gender-neutral bathrooms in new Regina schools

Some parents are concerned about Regina’s new schools because they all have gender-neutral bathrooms. “My eight-year-old daughter has voiced the most concerns,” said Rena Nepinak. “She feels very strongly about boys and girls using the bathrooms together and she’s not comfortable with it. It’s not familiar to her.” On Monday, Nepinak’s four children will be going to school at the new Sacred Heart School in central Regina. Nepinak said she agrees with gender-neutral bathrooms, but she just hopes her children... +Read More
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