Penny Smoke

Journalist

Penny Smoke is Cree/Saulteaux and was born and raised in Saskatchewan on the Treaty 4 territory. She currently works with CBC Saskatchewan and has spent time with CBC Indigenous, CBC Storytelling Project as a reporter and as an associate producer with CBC Radio's The Afternoon Edition.

Latest from Penny Smoke

'Unstoppable' Saskatchewan boy throws first pitch at Blue Jays game

Taron Kaiswatum, 10, of the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, was chosen for his passion and enthusiasm for the game.

Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation swears in its 1st female chief and a majority female council

History was made at Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Saskatchewan last week as its first-ever female chief was sworn in, along with a six-member council, the majority of whom are women.

Ontario wildfire evacuee thankful for Regina's aid but ready to go home

About 420 members of Pikangikum First Nation came to Regina when their northern Ontario reserve was evacuated last week due to a wildfire.

Fort McMurray nurse looking to become a midwife turns to U.S. distance education

Maddie Amyotte says the lack of midwifery services in rural and remote communities and the lack of local educational options to train people to provide the services is a cause for concern.

George Gordon First Nation cuts ribbon on new urban reserve at southeast edge of Regina

Two of George Gordon First Nation’s oldest members cut the ribbon on its first urban reserve at the southeast edge of Regina on Friday.

'Our way of keeping stories': Dakota elder can interpret Sitting Bull's painted robe on display in Regina

Wayne Goodwill, 78, from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation may be one of the last hide painters in Saskatchewan and his work is now on display at the MacKenzie Art Gallery next to a robe painted by Sitting Bull.

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.