Penny Smoke

Journalist

Penny Smoke was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She is of Cree and Saulteax decent from the Treaty 4 area. Penny has worked as a producer with The Afternoon Edition, The Storytelling Project and is currently working with CBC Indigenous. In 2019 Penny was the recipient of the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award, both regionally and nationally.

Latest from Penny Smoke

NFL receiver pays tribute to Samwel Uko, who died after being turned away from Regina hospital twice

NFL wide receiver Chase Claypool wore a shirt with the photo of former Regina resident Samwel Uko, who was found dead in Wascana Lake in May 2020.

Cree artist inspired by her surroundings uses makeup for Indigenous designs

A young Cree woman from the Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan is taking her love of makeup to the next level.

Sask. singer releases contemporary Cree language Christmas album

Falynn Baptiste is releasing a Christmas album in the Cree language, called A Cree Christmas. The eight song album includes songs like Silent Night, O Holy Night and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Gingerbread contest featuring teepees helps build Christmas spirit in Saddle Lake Cree Nation

The community health centre in Saddle Lake Cree Nation has been holding several virtual community contests to keep the Christmas spirit alive and well within their membership. 

Sask. athletes start podcast to showcase Indigenous talent and stories

Best friends River Thomas and Raymond Fox created Foxing Around, a self-produced podcast based on creating meaningful conversation with Indigenous guests.

100-year-old Métis veteran honoured by northern Sask. village

Île-à-la-Crosse, Sask., held a Remembrance Day parade and made a special stop for 100-year-old Métis veteran Louis Roy at his long-term living home. 

Portrait of one of the oldest living Indigenous veterans unveiled at Canadian War Museum

A portrait of one of the oldest living Indigenous veterans in Canada will be on display in the entrance of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa starting Remembrance Day. 

Indigenous Veterans Day: Meet 3 First Nations soldiers and veterans from Sask.

In honour of National Indigenous Veterans Day on Sunday, meet three First Nations men from Saskatchewan who have served or are serving in the military.

La Loche volunteers help rescue couple and granddaughter trapped by snowstorm

A Buffalo Narrows, Sask., couple stuck for four days at their camp following a storm are praising a Dene search and rescue group who travelled hundreds of kilometres to come to their aid.

Longest serving elected chief in Canada retires after 4 decades

Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier, who led Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan for almost 40 years making her the longest serving elected chief in Canada, retired last week. 

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