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.

Saskatoon's Betsy Bury wins Governor General's Award for her work on gender equality

Betsy Bury is one of six 2017 recipients of the Governor General's Award in commemoration of the Persons Case for her life's work in social justice and gender equality.

Skunk rescued from 'archaic' leg-hold trap in Regina neighbourhood

A skunk is recovering in the care of a local wildlife rescue group after being found caught in a rusty leg-hold trap near a Regina backyard Sunday.

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.

Falling tree branch damages 3 vehicles on Saskatoon's Coy Avenue

No one was injured but three vehicles were damaged Monday night when a large tree branch fell onto a Saskatoon street.

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.

50-year-old IT system not up to job of verifying Sask. doctors' billings: auditor

Saskatchewan needs better tools to monitor doctors' billings to avoid overpaying them, says the province’s auditor.

'Follow your bliss': Sons of Anarchy actor Kim Coates awarded honorary doctorate by U of S

"Never be afraid to fail," Kim Coates told arts and science grads at the University of Saskatchewan.

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."

3 must-try hikes for Saskatchewan Trails Day

Saturday is Saskatchewan Trails Day, so what better way to celebrate it than by getting out on the land?

Farming 'street cred' may have been Andrew Scheer's secret weapon in Conservative leadership win

Conservative supporters in Saskatchewan are both surprised and happy to see a Regina MP become national Conservative leader, and it may have been the support of farmers that put him over the top.

Regina-born competitive runner one to watch at Saskatchewan marathon event

One of the hundreds of people competing in Saskatchewan Marathon events Sunday morning will be Regina-born Danielle Thiel, a national-level runner who will be racing in the half-marathon.

Playful Paws owner pleads guilty to negligence in dog deaths

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre apologized in court to the owners of the 14 dogs who died in an overheated room at the kennel last September.

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.