Penny Smoke

Journalist

Penny Smoke a Cree/ Saulteaux reporter born and raised in Saskatchewan. She currently works with the CBC Indigenous and has spent time with the CBC Storytelling Project, CBC Saskatchewan and as an Associate Producer with CBC's The Afternoon Edition.

Latest from Penny Smoke

Mother and daughter learn Cree together and share teaching techniques

A mother and daughter in northern Saskatchewan are learning and teaching Cree language skills together.

'A long time coming': SheNative Goods opens new storefront in Saskatoon

Indigenous clothing company SheNative Goods has opened a new flagship store at 714A 2nd Avenue North in Saskatoon.

Moose Jaw YMCA set to close doors after 114 years of operation

The board of directors for the YMCA of Moose Jaw have announced it's doors will close for the last time.

First Nations pharmacist says Sask. should extend consultation program to include Indigenous people

Canada's first self-identified First Nations doctor of pharmacy says a program funded by Saskatchewan is discriminatory toward Indigenous people.

Year-round Tipi Camp on Carry the Kettle First Nation offers visitors full experience of living off the land

The Takoza Tipi Camp may be one of the best kept secrets in the Qu'Appelle Valley.

Dragons' Den audition already a success for Indigenous entrepreneurship students, says program co-ordinator

What began as a pilot project five years ago to help increase Indigenous youths' interest in entrepreneurship has now become a platform for businesses run by Indigenous youth in the Treaty 6 area — one that may see them appear on a popular reality TV show.

Cheryl Trade went from northern Sask. to front and centre at Saskatoon drag shows

Cheryl Trade — the drag persona of Jordan McKay — hosts some of the most high energy and entertaining drag shows in the province.Trade is proud of who is had become

SaskPower 10-megawatt solar project enters RFP stage

SaskPower is now accepting proposals for a 10-megawatt solar project it says will help meet its goal of reducing Saskatchewan's carbon footprint

Celebration of life held for elder, long-time chief Noel Starblanket

Starblanket, who died this week at age 72, was only 24 when first elected chief.

Legacy of Yorkton student killed in car crash lives on after 30 years with youth leadership conference

In 1988, Heather Laxdal's life was cut short in a car crash. Her memory and legacy live on more than 30 years later with an annual youth conference held at the school, now called the Heather Laxdal Symposium — and in a national student conference she helped to start.

Regina salon reopens with fundraiser for firefighters who saved its building

Regina's Miyosiwin Salon Spa was badly damaged by a fire that destroyed neighbouring restaurant Lang's Cafe in April 2018.

Indigenous land acknowledgments alone won't advance reconciliation, say critics

Some Indigenous and non-Indigenous people wonder whether land acknowledgments are beginning to ring hollow when they aren't followed up with further reconciliatory action, not to mention a full understanding of what they mean.

'Nobody believed in me': Former Saskatoon alternative school student decries Cornwall cut

Kara-Lee Arcand was already addicted to cocaine and ecstasy by age 13. In high school she knew more about gangs and drugs than she did about math.

'I know who I am': Saskatoon group with international connections aims to turn young women into leaders

What began as branch of an international research project that is exploring gender-based violence has turned into tight-knit group of Saskatchewan Indigenous girls gaining self-confidence and finding inner strength.

Sask. teen publishes book of poetry about growing up in foster care

Joshua Heath, 17, was in and out of 13 foster homes throughout his life. Now he's published a book of poetry detailing his experiences.