Trailblazer ~ Joachim Fromhold

By Tim Lasiuta   He was a leader whose keen interest and pride in his heritage led to a wealth of Aboriginal cultural and historical associations preserving Aboriginal history.   Joachim (Joe) Fromhold of the Asini Wachi Nehiyawak was born in Germany on Jan 15, 1947, to Mina and Willi Fromhold. His lineage has been …

Everyone’s Got a Hang-Up

By MARILYN HALVORSON       Seems everyone’s got a hang-up these daysSo neurotic they all need a shrinkBut the kind of hang-up I’m talking aboutCan mess you up quick as a wink It happened one day with the buckskinOne tall drink of water, that horseI rode her out to check cattleAnd had gates to …

Away & Back Again

By Terri Mason I was standing in line outside of the post office the other day, waiting to go in and check for mail. I overheard a friend telling his buddy that “if it weren’t for this lockdown, I’d have wintered in Mexico, then driven home via the West Coast, stopping in the Okanagan Valley …

Roll a Smoke

The colt just stood and trembled, as sweat began to soak,Then wisely said the cowboy, “It’s time to roll a smoke.”I puzzled at his meaning and of the works he said,I never knew tobacco rings to curl about his head.But as the calm invaded the pen that we were in,That colt eased up and joined …