Jennifer Francis

Jennifer Francis is a journalist with CBC Saskatchewan. She is from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan. Got news tips? Send them to Twitter: @_JennFrancis

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Deaf Crows Collective shoot and produce short film in Regina

An indie short film featuring an all-Deaf cast is being shot and produced in Regina.

Popular Sask. events going ahead after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

With COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the province, many popular events and festivals are going ahead with caution this August.

Regina-born actor voices new character based on her own Nakoda background in Ubisoft video game

Regina-born actor Sera-Lys McArthur provides the voice of Thunderbird, a new playable character in the Ubisoft game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The developers worked with her and Nakoda consultants in Saskatchewan to help create the character.

First Nations University of Canada appoints Jacqueline Ottmann as 10th president

The Regina-based First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) announced its 10th president on Monday after close to two years of searching for a candidate for the permanent position.

Regina residents, city council members call for revisions to e-vehicle bylaw

Residents of Regina, along with city councillors, say the bylaw restricting people from operating electric scooters and 'hoverboards' in public is outdated.

Indigenous-led HIV research centre opens in Sask.

An Indigenous-led research centre that focuses on HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted blood-borne infections has launched in Saskatoon.

SGI proposal would see insurance rate hike for most electric vehicles in Sask.

Most electric vehicle owners in the province could be paying more for insurance, after the latest rate proposals submitted by Saskatchewan Government Insurance to the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel.

Regina's first supervised overdose prevention site opens downtown

The Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre opened its overdose prevention site in Regina last week.

After string of overdose deaths in Regina, advocates, police anxiously await opening of prevention site

In April, the Nēwo Yōtina Friendship Centre in Regina was approved to begin the process of opening a temporary overdose prevention site as part of an urgent public health needs site. The centre's executive director says an announcement will be made next week about when the site is set to open.

Saskatoon MLA recounts granddaughters' racist encounter

An MLA from Saskatoon is sharing a racist encounter her young grandchildren had with a stranger earlier this week.