Jennifer Francis

Jennifer Francis a reporter with CBC Indigenous based in Saskatchewan. She is from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation and lives in Regina. Got news tips? Send them to

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Saulteaux woman has 'a dream come true' walking and jigging the runway at New York Fashion Week

A model from Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation in Saskatchewan was able to not only walk the runway in New York Fashion Week, but also perform traditional jigging.

Regina's Q Nightclub and Lounge celebrates 50-year anniversary

For years, Q Nightclub and Lounge operated in secret due to fear of harassment. Now, with the club proudly operating on Broad Street, the Gay and Lesbian Community of Regina (GLCR) is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Sask. parents, loved ones honour those who died from overdoses on awareness day

Purple ribbons were worn and take-home naloxone kits were handed out across Saskatchewan today for international overdose awareness day.

Sask. leaders speak out against harassment of Chrystia Freeland

Saskatchewan's Premier Scott Moe and Opposition Leader Carla Beck have both condemned the actions of those who verbally abused Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland last week.

FSIN 3rd vice chief becomes 1st lawyer from her First Nation

Aly Bear, The Federation of Indigenous Sovereign Nations’ (FSIN) third vice chief, is now the first ever lawyer to hail from Whitecap Dakota First Nation.

Overdose deaths in Sask. could match or exceed 2021's tragic total, coroner's report suggests

Saskatchewan is on track to equal or exceed the number of overdose deaths that occurred last year, a provincial coroner's report suggests.

Many city sidewalks make wheelchair use difficult, dangerous, Regina woman says

A Regina woman says the condition of many sidewalks in the city makes travel for her and other people with disabilities both difficult and dangerous.

Regina residents, business owners demand action on 'haphazardly' done sidewalk repairs

Regina residents who believe the sidewalks in their neighbourhood have become impassable and unsafe over the past several months continue to demand the city do something about it. Some are even taking action on their own.

Crown wants 18-month sentence for former Nationalist Party of Canada leader convicted of assault

The Crown prosecutor has suggested Travis Patron be sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, but the sentencing decision won’t come until Aug. 23.

Regina citizens file complaint against Coun. Terina Shaw over comments about Indigenous people

A group of 47 Regina residents have signed a letter sent to the integrity commissioner for the city, asking for an investigation into the conduct of Ward 7 Coun. Terina Shaw, after comments they say were racist, promoted stereotypes and violated the City of Regina's code of ethics bylaw.