Cut Knife SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
'He gave his heart and soul': Tyrone Tootoosis remembered for his contributions to cultural awareness - Saskatoon StarPhoenixFriday, February 17, 2017
He was transcribing and translatingthe interviews his father, Wilfred, recorded on cassettes with elders who spoke about the treaties, the 1885 Battle of Cut Knife Hill and the residential schools. As a child, Tootoosis travelled with his father as he conducted the interviews.Tootoosis himself spent hundreds of hours listening and learning from elders, which is where he got his teachings, Cameron said.“For many of us, thousands of us, we were grateful and thankful for what he did for us— for how he conducted himself, because it paved the way for many of us to try to be like him. He was a role model and we want to thank him for all his contributions.”Reconciliation was a part of Tootoosis’s legacy, Cameron noted. He represented the FSIN on the bridge naming committee in Saskatoon and forwarded the name of Chief Poundmaker for consideration.[embedded content]Tootoosis’s work also included correcting historical inaccuracies. An effort he helped to spearhead to have Parks Canada stop using the word “siege” to describe the 1885 events at Fort Battleford succeeded in 2010. Until then, Parks Canada had been using the term in its promotional material for the Fort Battleford site.Journalists came to trust Tootoosis as not only a valued source ofinformation, but as someone who helped their storytelling. Mervin Brass, founder of Treaty 4 News, said multiplejournalists in Saskatchewan owe a great debt to Tootoosis.“The media respected Tyrone a great deal and that’s in large part due to the man’s integrity and the respect that he had in the First Nations community,” Brass said.Tootoosis also helped form theKisiskatchewanWater Alliance Network in the wake of the Husky Oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River last year. The group called for an independent inquiry into the spill.His funeral service is scheduledfor 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Poundmaker First Nation Veterans Hall.In a post about the funeral service, his wife Winona Wheeler wrote that no Styrofoam or plasticwater bottles will be allowed on site out of respect for Tootoosis’s commitment to water and land protection.Horses and riders, however, are welcome. Tootoosis raised painted horses on his property near Duck Lake.firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter.com/thiajames[embedded content]Related
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'He did so much for all First Nations': Hundreds honour Tyrone Tootoosis - CBC.caFriday, February 17, 2017
Canadian troops and RCMP launched an unprovoked attack on the Indigenous people of this territory in what would eventually become Saskatchewan.The 1885 military assault, known as the Battle of Cut Knife Hill, was followed by decades of the pass system, forced starvation, residential schools and other attempts to solve what was commonly known as "the Indian problem."Hundreds of people gathered on the Poundmaker Cree Nation to honour Tyrone Tootoosis. (Jason Warick/CBC)On Wednesday, hundreds of outsiders again converged on the Poundmaker Cree Nation, just west of the Battlefords. This time, they came to honour a man who dedicated his life to reviving Plains Cree culture.Tyrone Tootoosis, buried on the hillside near his relative Chief Poundmaker, was known for his work recording the stories of elders, organizing countless powwows, and developing Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company — which is now renamed in honour of his uncle, Gordon Tootoosis.Tootoosis died of colon cancer early Sunday morning. He was 58.The funeral drew politicians and other dignitaries from across Saskatchewan and beyond. There were farmers, teachers and movie producers."He was a great man. We'r...
‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family. Story continues below advertisement He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation to be educated in church-run residential schools, emerging scarred by sexual and physical abuse. For years, he would cross the street to avoid passing a Catholic church. A skilled outdoorsman who liked to fish for pike and hunt deer, beaver, bear and moose, he fell into a pattern of drinking, drug taking and fighting that kept him behind bars for most of his adult life. Pictures in an album show Mr. Daniels as an adult; a tattoo on Ms. Barber's back, below, shows him as a child. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Moira Barber, his common-law wife for 13 years, met him when she was dealing drugs in Guelph, Ont., and needed someone to collect money for her. She asked for the hardest, meanest dude in town. But Mr. Daniels had another side, Ms. Barber says. He was a keen artist who sometimes drew tattoos for a living. He loved roughhousing with her grandchildren, rolling around with them gleefully until the long hair that stretched down his back was a tangled mess. Mr. Kell grew up in London, Ont., 90 minutes down the 401 highway from Mr. Daniels. He started using drugs when he was a teenager. Before long, he was dealing cannabis and injecting hard stuff. As he puts it now, he would keep using until he ended up in the back of a police car. Between some 20 incarcerations, he tried over and over to get clean. He suffered several overdoses, coming close to death. In Spencer Kell's dining room, angel and devil portraits drawn by Mr. Daniels hang behind him. Blair Gable Mr. Kell and Mr. Daniels forged their friendship during two stints sharing a cell at Maplehurst. On the range at "the Hurst," they won respect for their experience and toughness. Mr. Daniels had an ugly temper. He could flip on you in a second, Mr. Kell says. But he stuck up for the underdogs, especially the new guys. Mr. Kell looked up to Mr. D...
Stony Plain lines 53 Street with hockey sticks for Broncos' Parker Tobin funeral - Edmonton JournalWednesday, March 27, 2019
Tobin was originally thought to have survived the Broncos' bus collision last week, which killed 16 people. But a Saskatchewan coroner later confirmed he had been email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter.com/CGriwkowsky
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Saskatchewan police officers attend regimental funeral - Global News ReginaWednesday, March 27, 2019
‘She is a hero’: Husband of slain Fredericton officer bids tearful goodbye
a contingent of first responders from Saskatchewan are among those who traveled to Fredericton were among them.Three officers from the Saskatoon Police Service, two from Moose Jaw, and one from Weyburn are representing the south of the province.Three Regina Police Service members who attended are originally from New Brunswick, including one from Fredericton.
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