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Tip received on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file

January 24, 2020 In early December 2019, the Banff RCMP was contacted by a male who alleged that his father may be responsible for a missing person from the Banff area. The male also stated that he believed that his father may be linked to numerous missing persons and homicide files in Alberta. On January […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202016 Views

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2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund now open for applications

January 24, 2020 The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now accepting applications for grants in 2020. The annual $2 million program supports registered charities taking action to improve access to mental health care in every region of Canada. “Over the last decade, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund has helped more than 650 organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202016 Views

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Town and Devon Library partnering to offer Cree language classes – Devon Dispatch

The Town of Devon and the Devon Library announced this week that introductory nehiyawewin (Cree) language classes would be offered this February. The program is another step forward in Devon’s reconciliation and collaboration with its Indigenous neighbours in Treaty 6 territory. Feedback from residents during an open house in November 2019 indicated they would like […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202015 Views

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Symposium on gender equality to go next month – EverythingGP

Jan 24, 2020 The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre will be hosting the Indigenous Iskwew+ In Leadership Symposium next month. Iskwew is the Cree word for woman. The symposium is to go on both February 13 and 14 at the Pomeroy Inn. Delaine Lambert-English, the symposium coordinator for the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, says the symposium […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202015 Views

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U of L professor reflects on high Indigenous prison population – CTV News

January 23, 2020 LETHBRIDGE — After a prison watchdog revealed Wednesday that 30 per cent of prisoners in federal custody are Indigenous peoples, a University of Lethbridge Indigenous governance and management professor Don McIntyre said he believes that’s a problem that needs to be fixed. “Indigenous inmates are walking through a system which is not […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202018 Views

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Portage College Public Legal Education Program Funding Renewed

January 21, 2020 The Alberta Law Foundation recently announced renewed funding for the Portage College Public Legal Education (PLE) program, which offers public legal education workshops and resources in cooperation with communities and organizations in northeast Alberta. The program is running for its nineteenth consecutive year. Program Coordinator Shelley Jackson explains: “Back in 2000, past […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202015 Views

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AB Government: Aboriginal consultation to reduce red tape

A new red tape reduction strategy aims to improve consultation for industry and Indigenous people. An updated guide – The Government of Alberta’s Proponent Guide to First Nations and Metis Settlement Consultation Procedures – outlines a more cost-effective and efficient application process for industry to follow when there is a legal duty to consult. A […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202016 Views

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on Nicotine Vaping in Canada

From: Public Health Agency of Canada January 22, 2020 During National Non-Smoking Week, the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) wants to highlight that smoking continues to pose a significant risk to the health of Canadians with over 45,000 people dying from smoking-related causes each year. We recommend that Canadians needing support with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202016 Views

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Nine times lucky? Alberta’s Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold – CBC

Jan 21, 2020 ‘It’s giving us an opportunity to get recognition for our music’ Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress. It’s the ninth time Alberta’s Indigenous singing group is nominated at music industry’s biggest night, and co-founder Steve […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202016 Views

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Indigenous leaders protest against major Alberta oilsands mine proposal – Globalnews.ca

January 20, 2020 Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project. Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs were among those who gathered Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202018 Views

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