For years, friends and family of Chantelle Edwards have been asking her to identify strange beetles, unusual birds and even roadkill. Edwards, a zookeeper at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, is now stretching out her expertise to the public and is fielding questions on her Prairie Whatsits Facebook page. "They're hard to look up sometimes," she said. "They don't have the field guides at home, and they know I'm nerdy, so they'll send me a photo."
Most Cree lessons don't start with the phrase "ostikwanik nipaskawataw" or "I kicked him in the head." Bird, a principal at Senator Allen Bird Memorial School at the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Sask., has subtitled a clip from an old Bruce Lee movie in an attempt to teach Cree to more people. "Growing up in the north, that's what we used to watch," he said. "The humour that's used in there is basically timeless."
A social worker at Dene High School in La Loche, Sask., Toulejour says communities across northern Saskatchewan have been reporting a rash of suicides over the past year. While government support has been pledged, she says it hasn't worked. "We're just tired of waiting for someone else to come in and do something," she told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. "It doesn't feel like there's any political will or action in the north."
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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