Recent news items about Swan River

Chief Appears at Gateway Hearings  -  Edmonton Sun, January 26, 2012

Chief_Attends_Gateway_Hearing_article.jpgA tale of increasing toxins, contaminated wildlife and illness caused by industry development dominated the presentations at the Northern Gateway hearings in Edmonton Thursday.  "We have high rates of diabetes, we have cancer and we have aneurysms," said Swan River First Nation Chief Leon Chalifoux to the joint review panel.  "We have so many new diseases coming to our nation that we don't know what to do about this, but it's there.  Chalifoux is just one of 53 intervenors giving traditional oral presentations to the panel — all giving their reasons why the line is beneficial, or not.



Spotlight: Swan River holds third annual rodeo  -  The South Peace News, July 12, 2011

Rodeo_aricle.jpgFor the bareback riders, saddle bronc riders and bull riders, it must have seemed like an eternity to hold on for eight seconds.   Some would make it and collect points, possibly some cash, too. But others weren’t as lucky and walked or limped away with their pride intact. Whatever the outcome, the crowd cheer- ed for them in the spirit of rodeo competition.   It was all part of the Swan River First Nation Rodeo in Kinuso, held July 1-2, which continues to grow.   “This is our third year,” says Darryl Sound, president of the rodeo committee. “You bring all the people together.”