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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Documenting powwows through film, photos helps Saulteaux man reconnect with culture

A Saulteaux man started a family business based on film, photography and documenting the powwow experiences of First Nations people in Saskatchewan.

Youth develop business, entrepreneurship ideas at First Nations University of Canada annual camp

Business and entrepreneurship ideas and teachings will be flowing all this week at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) during its annual youth entrepreneurship camp.

Elders, programming suffering after Carry the Kettle First Nation's band money frozen

Numerous programs and services on Carry the Kettle First Nation, about 100 kilometres east of Regina, are not getting the funding they need due to an internal governance dispute in the community. Elders are among those already feeling the impacts.

Cree journalist Connie Walker honoured at Assembly of First Nations gathering

Cree journalist Connie Walker was recognized for her investigative work by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Tuesday at its annual general assembly in Halifax.

Indigenous women find success as esports players, content creators

An Indigenous competitive esports and content creation organization is highlighting its women gamers, a demographic that it says is not represented enough in the industry.

Indigenous Peoples Day toonie features message of hope, artist says

Artwork created by three Indigenous women will now be in the hands of millions, on the first Canadian coin to feature the collaborative work of multiple artists.

Community support 'overwhelming' after fire destroys 8 homes on Sask. First Nation

An April 24 fire at Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation destroyed an eight-unit complex, which housed 31 people according to a news release put out by the First Nation.

Prince Albert Grand Council meets with Navajo Tribal Police to talk community policing

Leaders from 12 northern Saskatchewan First Nations, who are looking at creating their own policing system, recently got advice from the largest tribal police agency in the U.S.

Regina exhibit aims to show joy, dignity of Indigenous life in archival photos

An exhibit by Paul Seesequasis called Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archival Project at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina features photos of Indigenous people from as far back as the late 1910s until the 1960s.

Newcomers and long-time dancers come together at First Nations University of Canada powwow

Amid the colourful regalia, heart-pounding drumming and new and old friends, Andrian Makhnachov from Ukraine says experiencing a powwow for the first time was emotional.