Here are some of our best stories this week.

Saskatchewan mom wants mandatory prayers banned in public schools 

Dusti Hennenfent

Dusti Hennenfent has started a petition against prayers during class time in public schools in Saskatchewan. (Submitted by Dusti Hennenfent )


Should prayers be included in classroom time in public schools? Students at Lindale Public Elementary School in Moose Jaw hear the Lord's Prayer every morning, and one mother has started a petition to change that. 

Saskatchewan Roughriders release John Chick, Weston Dressler

Dressler Chick

Weston Dressler, left, and John Chick have been released from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (CBC)


Rider nation was in shock Thursday after two legends were cut from the team. The new head coach Chris Jones said it was a purely financial decision. Weston Dressler released a statement on Twitter saying he was never part of the Roughrider plans for 2016.

Regina officers 'went too far' but did not racially profile Simon Ash-Moccasin: Public Complaints Commission 

Simon Ash-Moccasin shows a mark on his face

Simon Ash-Mocassin points to a mark on his face that he says the Regina police caused. (Ntawnis Piapot/CBC)


An aboriginal man who says police used excessive force when they arrested him just over one year ago has been partially vindicated. 

Saskatoon-born woman heading to Ghana as royalty 

Dorrie and Eric Manu

Eric and Dorrie Manu will be Ghanian royalty after a ceremony this week. (Dorrie Manu/Facebook)


Dorrie Manu will become the "queen mother" of a tribe of around 6,000 people and her son will be a prince. Her husband Eric manu is from Ghana, and has returned there to become chief. 

DiCaprio wins at Golden Globes, urges recognition of indigenous people and lands 


DiCaprio used his acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards to urge recognition of indigenous people's history and lands. "It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations," he said.

Isaiah Tootoosis, 8, from the Poundmaker Cree Nation about 230 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, plays Di Caprio's son in the movie.