Unreserved·New

The long search for soldier's honour, 100 years after Vimy Ridge

On April 9, 1917, under a barrage of heavy fire, Henry Norwest was among thousands of Canadian troops who made the deadly push to capture Vimy Ridge. He was awarded a military medal for his efforts. In his award citation, officials said he showed great bravery and "saved a great number of our men's lives." But it wasn't until just nine years ago — in 2008 — that Norwest's name was added to the cenotaph in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

It wasn't until 2008 that Henry Norwest's name was added to the cenotaph in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

Dakota House organizes 'Going Miles,' interactive workshops for communities that stress positive role models and self-expression. (http://www.goingmiles.org/)

On April 9, 1917, under a barrage of heavy fire, Henry Norwest was among thousands of Canadian troops who made the deadly push to capture Vimy Ridge. He was awarded a military medal for his efforts. In his award citation, officials said he showed great bravery and "saved a great number of our men's lives." But it wasn't until just nine years ago—  in 2008— that Norwest's name was added to the cenotaph in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

TeeVee Tenia is a name synonymous with North of 60.  He was the young, angry, rebellious teenager on the show. It was a role that shot Dakota House to fame during the heyday of the show. He is a grown man now and has morphed into a healthy role model who's helping youth find their own voice.

The drum is said to be the heartbeat of our Mother Earth. They can be heard at the centre of our pow wows and are usually played by men's groups. But more and more women are picking up the drum. An all-female group is finding their collective voice in a Regina high school.

This week's music playlist:

Logan Staats - Simple Man

A Tribe Called Red - We are the Halluci Nation

Quantum Tangle - Tiny Hands 

Wolf Saga - All In

Indian City - Here & Now

now