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Education OLCP enhances digital literacy and communication skills for Saugeen youth Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote - October 24, 2017  Read More

Feature 8th Annual 'Take Back the Night' Spirit Walk to take place at Saugeen First Nation  Read More

Feature Cottagers and SON sign endowment agreement  Read More

Feature 46th Annual Pow Wow draws big crowds to Saugeen First Nation  Read More

Feature First Nation Cultural Program and special film screening   Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote - June 25, 2017  Read More

Feature Water Walk is the last for the one who began it   Read More

Out 'n' About Herman Roote Photography of Saugeen Ojibwa Nation - may 16, 2017  Read More

Feature First Nations Gallery about to undergo a major re-design at Bruce County Museum   Read More

Out 'n' About Herman Roote Photography of Saugeen Ojibway Nation - February 19, 2017   Read More

Education Student art teaches values of ancient indigenous teachings   Read More

Out 'n' About Herman Roote Photography of Saugeen Ojibwa Nation - January 23, 2017  Read More

Education Student art depicts 'Grandfather teachings'  Read More

First Nations Saugeen Walk of Unity for Standing Rock Sioux Nation  Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation observes Remembrance Day  Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote in Alaska   Read More

First Nations 'Spirit Walk' remembers missing and murdered women  Read More

First Nations Aboriginal post-secondary scholarships awarded Read More

Feature Truth and Reconciliation brings communities together  Read More

First Nations Saugeen holds 45th annual Pow Wow  Read More

Heritage Nodwell Iroquois Village plaque unveiled  Read More

Feature Saugeen Red Tree Program opening at Bruce County Museum  Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation elects new Chief and Council  Read More

First Nations Bruce Power celebrates on-site Aboriginal Day  Read More

First Nations TD Green Streets continues to support Saugeen First Nation's Forestry Gardens  Read More

Feature 1st Annual Aboriginal Business and Employment forum  Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman A. Roote  Read More

Feature Saugeen celebrating 125th Anniversary Year Wesley United   Read More

First Nations Fundraiser for local family who has lost everything  Read More

Feature 'Take back the Night Spirit Walk' at Saugeen First Nation  Read More

First Nations Ki-n de'e' ... Land of My Heart exhibit now at Bruce County Museum Read More

Feature Stone Festival results in walling certifications Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation hosted successful first Stone Festival  Read More

First Nations Local historic church begins 125th celebration  Read More

First Nations Water Walkers honoured at Saugeen First Nation POW WOW Read More

First Nations 44th annual Saugeen POW WOW  Read More

First Nations Major Stone Festival will bring in world master artisans  Read More

Feature Saugeen First Nation planting Forestry Gardens with traditional native species Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote - June 8, 2015  Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote of Saugeen Ojibway Nation  Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote - signs of spring Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote of Saugeen Ojibway Nation Read More

Out 'n' About The 'Blood Moon' by Herman Roote Read More

Feature Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program receives wide acclaim and support Read More

Education/First Nations Rt. Hon. Paul Martin recognizes First Nations as first environmentalists Read More

Education Former Prime Minister visits Saugeen Shores high school Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote Read More

Out 'n' About by Herman Roote - Owls in winter Read More

Feature The play/film 'FrontRunners' by local author to receive honours Read More

Feature Saugeen remembers its many young men who answered the call Read More

Feature Saugeen Memorial to Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women Read More

Featured People First Nation athlete heading for sports career Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation hosts 43rd annual Pow Wow Read More

Feature Hundreds turn out to learn about First Nation land claim Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation stone-wall project continues Read More

First Nations Public invited to Saugeen Amphitheatre Open House Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation Amphitheatre Restoration continues Read More

First Nations Unique Dry Stone Walling project at Saugeen continues Read More

First Nations Chief of Saugeen declines to run again Read More

Feature Saugeen presents dry stone walling course Read More

Feature Saugeen Amphitheatre ... a history Read More

Feature Mammoth stone project unique in North America Read More

Kincardine council Kincardine and Saugeen Ojibway Nation to work together on archeological site  Read More

Feature Local resident succumbs to injuries Read More

First Nations Saugeen Ojibway Nation holds 1st Cultural Camp weekend Read More

First Nations / Education  First Nation students awarded scholarships Read More

First Nations Annual Saugeen Pow Wow draws international visitors Read More

First Nations Bruce County Museum presents First Nation Cultural Program Read More

First Nations  Saugeen First Nation presents a brilliant firework display Read More

First Nations   New fishing agreement between province and Saugeen Ojibway Nation  Read More

First Nation New committee dedicated to health and safety in the workplace Read More

Feature 'A Place of Shelter' to close at Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography  Read More

First Nations Women and Children will pay the price Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography Read More

Out 'n' About  Rare Golden Eagle sighting near Chantry Island Read More

Feature Bruce Power receives national recognition by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business   Read More

A & E Local Southampton student wins youth video contest  Read More

August 27, 2008 ...  6th Annual Nawash Invitational Mountain Bike Race

First Nations First Nations communities to benefit from deal between Bruce Power and Owen Sound Attack  Read More

First Nations/Feature Reconciliation Day as deadline looms for First Nations  Read More

First Nations  A few minutes of fireworks takes hours of preparation by pyro-technicians  Read More

First Nations  41st Annual Saugeen Pow Wow Read More

Feature New First Nation program at Bruce County Museum  Read More

First Nations First Nation demonstrates arts at Bruce County Museum Read More

First Nations Saugeen Ojibway Nation author launches book Read More

Letters Amphitheatre & Gardens a gem  Read More

Out 'n' About Herman Roote Photography   Read More

First Nations SON Youth Centre receives a helping hand from Bruce Power Read More

First Nations Saugeen Ojibway Nation holds elections  Read More

Education Catholic school board marks National Aboriginal Day  Read More

Out 'n' about  Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Out 'n' About Capturing the beauty of winter  Read More

Out 'n' about    Eagles captured by photo soaring above Lake Huron Read More

Out 'n' about  Majestic eagle spotted in Southampton Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote's 'Beyond Beauty!  Read More

Out 'n' about  Herman Roote Photograph Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photographs snowy owl  Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Out 'n' about   by Herman Roote  Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Out 'n' about   Osprey returning to Bruce County? Read More

Out 'n' about  Herman Roote Photography of Saugeen Ojibway Nation Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote captures birds  Read More

Out 'n' about Herman Roote Photography   Read More

Out 'n' about  Herman Roote Photography  Read More

Feature First Nations and Municipalities sign landfill agreement  Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation welcomes high school studnets  Read More

First Nations/ A&E  imagineNATIVE tour will stop at G.C. Huston School Read More

Feature  First Nation youth centre moving forward Read More

First Nations Photovoice gives students a visual voice  Read More

Feature/First Nations OPG donates to new Saugeen First Nation Youth Centre  Read More

First Nations Saugeen Ojibway Nation holds Wampum Belt assembly Read More

First Nations Saugeen celebrates 40th Pow Wow anniversary  Read More

Feature  Two Chiefs have a casual chat Read More

Feature Cape Croker Nawash elect a new Chief  Read More

Feature/First Nations  'The River Mouth Speaks' - an historic event   Read More

First Nation National Aboriginal Day in Saugeen Shores Read More

Huron-Kinloss news and Video Provincial funding announced for HuronTel and Saugeen First Nation Read More

Women Today Self Discovery Camp at Saugeen First Nations  Read More

Obituary Chief Akiwenzie dies  Read More

First Nations  Self-discovery retreat for women Read More

Feature/First Nations  First Nations support halt of offshore wind development Read More

Feature/First Nations Fundraiser for fire victims brings community together  Read More

Feature/|First Nation Local author wins award of excellence  Read More

First Nations   Fundraiser for family of fire tragedy Read More

First Nations  Fire engulfs home at Saugeen First Nation Read More

First Nations Federal grant for 3rd annual celebration Read More

First Nations Chief Akiwenzie and Chief Kahgee respond to Miller press release  Read More  for original Miller release Read More

 First Nation  Feasting and storytelling popular summer event Read More

First Nation Annual Pow Wow 2010  Read More

First Nations Saugeen celebrates 40th Pow Wow  Read More

First Nations  Chief Kahgee wins re-election by a landslide Read More

First Nations/Education Saugeen First Nation receives record number of Education Awards  Read More

Videos/First Nations  Chief Kahgee speaks about HST Read More

Videos/First Nations  HST Protest March Read More

First Nations  First Nations protest HST Read More

First Nations  to hold anti-HST rally Read More

A&E/First Nations Ground Breaking Exhibition coming to Southampton Art School Read More

First Nations Fireworks celebrate Victoria Day weekend

First Nations The excitement of a new home Read More

First Nations Saugeen First Nation celebrates completion of one of Canada’s greenest affordable housing projects Read More

Education/First Nations A first in a bilingual primary reader Read More


First Nations/Sports/Service Clubs Little NHL of Saugeen Ojibway Nation receives an Optimist donation Read More

First Nations & Town Council  Ceremony helps to build understanding  Read More

Town Council/First Nations/Audio  Mike Smith interviewed on First Nations archaeological discovery  Read More

First Nations Archaeological discovery unearthed at Scubby's Point Read More

First Nations/Town Council New archaeological discovery puts into action agreement between First Nations and the Town of  Saugeen Shores Read More

Town Council Saugeen Shores and Saugeen Ojibway Nation  Agreement on Sewer Project   Read More


First Nations/Town Council Saugeen Ojibway Nation works to ensure consultation on sewer expansion Read More

First Nations/Sports Saugeen First Nations welcomes Olympic Torch


First Nations First Nations celebration receives funding

First Nations/Video POW WOW 2009.... 

 First Nations POW WOW 2009 

Home & Garden/First Nations Community Gardens Saugeen First Nations

First Nations/Education Students learn about First Nations Culture

Education/First Nations Update on Gold Medal Winning SDSS Team.

First Nations  National E-Spirit Competition  SDSS Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Wins Gold

New Perspectives/First Nations Priscilla Yellowhead Toby 'The Forest Watcher'......

First Nations Saugeen First Nations held its first annual Language Day March 30th. 

First Nations Family dances together in the traditional way March 30, 2009

First Nations Crow Nation Adopts Barack Obama

First Nations Flat Stanley comes to  Saugeen

First Nations Canadian Rangers at the Youth Pow Wow 

First Nations Saugeen Youth Pow Wow is a big sucess 

First Nations/Videos Youth Pow Wow last week video sights and sounds

First Nations/Education  First Nations examine education

March 6, 2009 CIBC donates $2000 to Anishnabek Youth Services 

Jan 17, 2009 CIBC contributes to Child and Youth Prevention Services

Jan 12, 2009 First Nations ... Local Author wins Film Award...

Dec 12, 2008 Young Musician making a name

December 21, 2008 ... Learning is Living 

They Mingled Like Exotic Birds

August 12, 2008 ...  Competitive dancers came from as far away as New Mexico and Arizona to take part in the 37th Annual Saugeen First Nation Pow Wow

August 16, 2008 ... See Pow Wow's magnificent dancers


August 9, 2008 ...  37th International Pow-Wow this weekend at Saugeen First Nations.  Don't miss it!   

August 7, 2008  Traditional Feasts on August 7 and August 14, 2008.  All welcome


June 26 ... Chief Kahgee returned to office ... see results June 29, 2008 Centuries Old Traditional Dinner and the Art of Story Telling featured at Saugeen First Nations
June 24 ... 2008 Election today... Chief Kahgee speaks out on issues   June 25 ...Saugeen First Nations elected their Chief and Council today but results as yet are unknown.
First Nations ...   June 8, 2008 Once again, it's the youth who suffer for the interactions of adults.  The Aaron Roote Memorial Youth Centre at Saugeen First Nations has been closed. Saugeen First Nations Celebrate Aboriginal Day June 21st with a full day of activity

Artist Kelly Roote Defines First Nations Mural

A handshake for a job well done

(L to R) Chief Ralph Akiwenzie of Chippewa Nawash Unceded First Nation, Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne, Saugeen First Nation Chief, Randall Kaghee read more

May 23, 2008 Local SDSS students return from  Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition in Regina  May 24, 2008 -- Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and Bruce Power Sign Historic  Agreement
This is an invitation to attend the screening of Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners in Owen Sound on Tuesday, May 13. Three of the original runners will be in attendance and will speak about their experiences. During the next five years a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools will hear much truth telling. We hope that this film, and the very wise words of Charlie Nelson, Patrick Bruyere and Fred Harper, will help prepare all of us for the necessary changes that this country must make.

The film presentation of Niigaanibatowaad: FRONTRUNNERS will be shown three times on Tuesday May 13th, 2008 at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. There will be three opportunities 10:30 am, 1pm and 7pm. Students and Seniors $10 and adults $15.

This is a unique opportunity to engage in the stories that shape individuals, communities and our future together.

A brief outline - the film depicts the life experiences of young aboriginal athletes, their suffering through residential school and the courageous path of healing that has shaped their lives

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 The Sapsuckers...

May 22, 2008 New Group takes the Saugeen Area by Storm

Shades of Green

IN Motion


Jim Seaton, a former Submariner, enjoys the beach and is very observant.

Drums throbbed throughout the day as native dancers, from throughout Ontario, came together for the 9th Annual Saugeen Youth Pow-Wow held at the James Mason Centre at Saugeen First Nation on Saturday.

Representing a whole community in Albuquerque, New Mexico

This section is devoted to First Nations news and information.  Please refer to the Saugeen First Nations web page for details

Interesting article about Cape Croker's Elementary School Ski Team on the Editorial page (more)

Read about Frontrunners, the award winning play/movie

Look at the 'Little Barn'

First Nations respond to proposed condos near Fairy Lake (view here) and for our editorial (more)

  The Little Barn

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Carol Solomon holds her grandson's beaded dance costume, made by her daughter, Sharon

"When your husband is in the military, you go wherever they send you," says Carol Solomon of Saugeen First Nations, "but we both knew we wanted to live a rural lifestyle."

Carol and, husband Orlyn, who was in the Canadian military lived in London but, after returning to their roots, they now own and operate the Little Barn Craft Shop outside of Southampton at the Saugeen First Nation Reserve.

Orlyn Solomon's extraordinary artistry with wood began it all. "Orlyn was always creative," says Carol, "but, when he began making coffee tables with eagles and other designs burned into the wood, people began requesting special orders."

Carol, too, is an artist accomplished in the ancient art of aboriginal beading. Therefore, in 1985, combining their talents, they decided to open a small craft business.

"It began simply as a place to display our own work," says Carol, "but then, others came to us wanting a place where they could show their own art pieces. From there, the business just kept growing."


Over 20 years later, the Little Barn Craft Shop offers aboriginal art, books, clothing, souvenirs and even CDs. "Few people realize the comedic talent in aboriginal communities," explains Carol. "Don Burnstick of Manitoba, for instance, uses humour to demonstrate the traditions of our people."

The Solomons also carry a broad range of original paintings by local artists to beautifully framed aboriginal prints from the Arctic.

Carol also points out that, "This is also one of the few places where there are books actually written by and for First Nations people, or anyone else for that matter, who is interested in finding out more about First Nation peoples."

Throughout, there is something unique to catch the eye, including, many handcrafted dream-catchers and beaded leather necklaces also created by Orlyn, in addition to silver jewelry and soft moccasins.

Daughter, Sharon Isaac, has also inherited her parents's creative genes. "Many of Sharon's designs are used in our traditional dances," explains mother, Carol, holding up a sky blue dress adorned with tiny silver bells, "and people from all over special- order her unique dresses and outfits."

The fact that people come from all over is evident in the guest book that visitors sign. There are not only names from across North America but also many from Europe, including Italy and Germany. According to Carol, some of their best customers are from Germany. "German people have a real curiosity about First Nations Peoples and seem to have a special appreciation for our art."

What started out as a small family business, has now become a gallery for aboriginal crafts, art and writings. "We just wanted to give people a place where they could display their art," Carol laughs, "but if we get any more in here, we won't be able to move!"

The Little Barn Craft Shop is off Hwy. 21 at Saugeen First Nations Reserve immediately north of Southampton. 797- 575



Laura Robinson

The Canadian Federation of University Women, Southport Chapter, hosted a special screening of Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners on Wednesday night at the Bruce Country Museum and Cultural Centre.

Almost 100 people attended the screening of the film adapted from a play written by Canadian author, journalist and athlete, Laura Robinson, while she was a writer in residence at the University of Calgary in 2000-2001. It is based on the true stories of 10 First Nation long distance runners from Manitoba who were taken from their families and placed in Residential Schools operated by various churches.

 Isolated from their communities, friends and families, running became a means of survival in a world of pain and despair. It was when Robinson, as a journalist, covered the Pan-Am Games held in Winnipeg in 1967, that the concept for the play began to germinate. At those Games, seven of the original 10 runners were honoured at the opening ceremonies and Robinson realized the scope of their stories.


FrontRunners was filmed almost a year ago in Winnipeg in conjunction with Buffalo Gal Productions and was directed by Lori Lewis, who also plays the character Rose Moose. Two of the original frontrunners, Patrick Bruyer and Charlie Nelson were also in the play and are now in the film adaptation.

The film was first aired by the aboriginal television network, APTN, and has begun touring across Canada. "It's also been entered in a number of film festivals," explains Robinson, "including the Amnesty International Festival in Amsterdam, another in the United States and even Johannesburg, South Africa. I still want to do a feature film but, unfortunately, funding for that type of project is not available in Canada so we will probably have to look overseas to someplace like Norway."

In 2008, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission will try to address the wrongs perpetrated by Residential Schools. "I believe," Robinson adds, " it is time for all Canadians to acknowledge that we live in this dark shadow and it is up to all of us to make sure that First Nation youth today know that the fire in them can burn brightly with passion and knowledge."

Today, Robinson is also a cycling and cross-country ski coach for First Nation elementary Nawash students at Cape Croker on the Bruce Peninsula. "There is a training camp in Lake Louise and 12 of the students have qualified to go. We are fundraising right now through the sale of a specially produced calendar featuring the children."

The calendars are $10 and where they will be available will be posted in the Saugeen Times under Out 'n' About as of January 11.

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