Jennifer Geens

Jennifer Geens is a reporter and copy editor with CBC Indigenous based in Saskatoon. She has written previously for CBC Saskatoon and CBC North.

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Indian status could be extended to hundreds of thousands as Bill S-3 provisions come into force

The federal government extended eligibility for Indian status to potentially hundreds of thousands of people Thursday by bringing into force the final provisions of legislation aimed at removing sex discrimination from the Indian Act.

Including Indigenous groups in studies of ancient remains makes for better science, say researchers

A new article in the journal Science urges researchers to connect with local Indigenous communities when designing studies on genetic material from ancient human remains.

Grant Devine responds to NDP criticism of appointment to U of S board of governors

Former premier Grant Devine tells CBC News he's proud to have been named to the University of Saskatchewan's board of governors and is prepared for the inevitable criticisms.

Missing Yorkton girl's family marks her 18th birthday

Mekayla Bali was last seen at a bus depot in Yorkton, Sask., on April 12, 2016. She was 16 at the time.

More education, change to come: TRC commissioner Marie Wilson on 2nd anniversary of calls to action

Former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Marie Wilson says educating people about residential schools and their impact on Indigenous people continues to be a "huge task."

Regina Humane Society offers cats for a purr-fect price: free

In a kind of “pre-season sale,” the Regina Humane Society is giving away adult cats for free this weekend to make room for an expected influx of felines into the shelter.

Child and youth advocate calls for better access to mental health care in remote communities

Saskatchewan’s child and youth advocate is calling on the province to address a number of longstanding recommendations he says are 'integral to a renewal of the child welfare system.'

'This simply cannot stand': Premier says all options on table to fight Catholic school ruling

Premier Brad Wall says the recent court ruling that the province should not be funding non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools “is not good news” for students in Saskatchewan.

Court ruling could force thousands of Sask. students from Catholic schools, education minister says

Some Saskatchewan schools could become overcrowded while others would see vastly reduced numbers of students if a judge's ruling on funding for non-Catholic students is applied, says the province's education minister.

Saskatoon police freeze wages, find other savings worth $1M

The City of Saskatoon is asking the police service to shrink its budget by about $1 million due to shortfalls in funding from the provincial government.