Ntawnis Piapot

Reporter

Ntawnis Piapot is Nehiyaw Iskwew from Piapot Cree Nation. She has a journalism degree from the University of Regina, and is a graduate from the INCA Media and Intercultural Leadership Program from the First Nations University. Ntawnis has been a reporter for CBC Saskatchewan, APTN National News, CTV Regina, VICE News, J-Source and Eagle Feather News. Email: ntawnis.piapot@cbc.ca

Latest from Ntawnis Piapot

Sask. family makes remote fishing camp home during COVID-19 pandemic

Feeling compromised by pre-existing medical conditions, a Saskatchewan family chose to self-isolate in the province’s far north at a fishing camp near one of Saskatchewan's tallest waterfalls.

Saskatchewan to have higher than normal fire conditions this summer: Natural Resources Canada

Fire scientist say that Saskatchewan say Canadian Forest Service is updating their interactive maps every month from May to September this year so people can check the fire map in their region. Saskatchewan is one of the highest chances of fire this year.

CUPE Sask. president says wage bump for low-income essential workers should be permanent

A recent temporary wage top-up for essential workers in Saskatchewan is not enough, according to the president of CUPE Saskatchewan.

A mother's nightmare: Teenage daughter sedated in coma, but COVID-19 rules force mom to keep distance

Chasity Delorme knows her middle child has seizures. She had one last week that almost took her life - and worst of all, her mother could not be physically be with her while she got help in a Regina hospital because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Sask. Indigenous beauty influencers share their messages behind '#PassTheBrush Challenge'

Indigenous women across North America are taking part in the latest viral video on social media: '#PassTheBrush Challenge.' Indigenous beauty influencers from Sask. are using them to create community and using makeup to tell stories and share their culture.

Thousands of masks being made in homes across Sask.

Many Saskatchewan people — from lawyers, to Indigenous powwow regalia makers, to local designers — are making masks at home.

Hunters in James Smith Cree Nation stocking up on wild game to prepare for COVID-19 pandemic

In southern Saskatchewan, many are stocking up on food and supplies due to COVID-19 hit. Up north, in James Smith Cree Nation, one woman is handing out bullets to hunters encouraging them to go out and get wild game.

Funerals and Indigenous protocols disrupted in Sask. due to COVID-19 restrictions

As the COVID-19 outbreak restricts gatherings of 20 people or more, many are postponing funerals, or practising safe distancing if they do have to attend one.

Wondering what to do with your kids while they're out of school? Here are some ideas

Now that schools are shutting down and parents are working from home, many parents are wondering what else they can do with the kids at home.

Indigenous woman, Egyptian Muslim man's love story based on embracing one another's cultures

This Saskatchewan Indigenous woman and her Muslim husband's backgrounds are worlds apart — literally, as he is from Egypt — but the way in which they approach their lives, informed by their vastly different cultural and religious backgrounds, has turned out to be refreshingly complementary for the two of them.

Tense relationship between Indigenous people and immigrants inspires academics to bring groups together

When Ranjan Datta immigrated to Canada 10 years ago, he was bombarded with negative attitudes toward Indigenous people. 

Giving rides to people in need: Safe and Sober Rides Regina helps people during the cold snap

Coming from a big family and learning traditional Indigenous values has instilled a deep sense of sharing and giving in Colleen Oakes. She and a few other dedicated members created a Facebook group that offers people rides around the city — even in the extreme cold.

Sask. woman who was sexually assaulted by justice of the peace goes public

Tracy Desjarlais worked at the courthouse in Regina in 2003 when she was sexually assaulted by Justice of the Peace Laurent (Larry) Toupin. At trial, there was a publication ban on her name, but now it has been lifted and she is telling her story.
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Plains Sign Language camp a new spin on an old way of communicating on the Prairies

Plains Sign Language is a historical means of communicating between Indigenous groups if they did not speak the same oral language. It was the focus of a multi-day language camp at Poundmaker Cree Nation this past summer.

New generation of Indigenous elders coming out of previous colonial mentality

A new generation of Indigenous elders is taking on the responsibility of learning traditions and ceremony and taking leadership roles in their communities as elders pass away. They're also bringing their own take on what it means to be an elder.