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Council supports turning Acden lot into reserve land for ACFN, approves protecting chess park – Fort McMurray Today

September 10, 2019 Council will send a letter of support to the federal indigenous minister on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation after unanimously approving a request to back a request adding their band-owned company’s office in Fort McMurray to reserve. The property for Acden, the company in question, is located at 220 Taiganova […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201915 Views

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Northern leaders to study possible road through Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC

There’s only one road out of Fort Smith, N.W.T., and proposal would offer a second option in case of emergency Aug 06, 2019 Some Indigenous organizations in northern Alberta want to form a working group to look into the possibility of building a northern road through Wood Buffalo National Park. The Regional Municipality of Wood […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201920 Views

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Métis landholders say they’ve been shut out of Trudeau’s TMX consultations – The Post Millennial

Eight Alberta Métis communities, many surrounded by and involved with oil sands production, are sounding the environmental alarm and demanding nation-to-nation treatment before the Trans Mountain expansion project moves ahead. Herb Lehr, President of the Métis Settlement General Council, says only three council communities have been picked by the feds for formal discussions and he […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201993 Views

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U of Lethbridge: University formalizing territorial statements acknowledging its place on traditional territory

The University of Lethbridge is furthering its commitment to honouring the traditional territories of Aboriginal peoples for both its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses by officially adopting territorial acknowledgment statements. The statements, in both long and short form, will become a part of the University’s official Indigenous Protocol Handbook and will be used at the onset […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201987 Views

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Federal court orders Canada to hand over land to Blood Tribe – APTN News

June 12, 2019 A federal court ruled Wednesday that Canada owes the Blood Tribe 162.5 square miles (258 square kilometres) of land to fulfill its Treaty obligations. “The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are pleased to announce that a judgement has been received from the Federal Court on what is known as the “Big Claim”, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201936 Views

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Indigenous land acknowledgements effectively discontinued under UCP – Calgary Sun

Indigenous land acknowledgements — once symbolic openings of most government events under the NDP — are now a matter of “personal preference” at UCP official events according to Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson. Land acknowledgments are statements recognizing the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201974 Views

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Just transition means returning Indigenous land – but that might look different than you think – briarpatch

Every time there is a new direct action against a pipeline, social media posts pop up on my timeline, talking about how the only way to save the planet is to return the land to Indigenous peoples. But, I wonder, do we owe non-Indigenous people saving? As nêhiyaw legal scholar Sylvia McAdam writes in her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201952 Views

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First Nations say Alberta has no right to cut oil activity on their land – CBC

First Nations also upset they weren’t consulted on the policy to curtail oil production Feb 13, 2019 Some First Nations in Alberta want an exemption from the provincial government’s decision to mandate oil production cuts. The First Nations say the provincial government has no right to dictate the level of oil and gas activity on their […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201974 Views

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Province reaches land agreement with former SR1 opponent – Rocky View Weekly

February 05, 2019 Despite having spent years advocating against the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1), Ryan Robinson has reached an agreement with the Government of Alberta to sell his family’s Springbank-area land to accommodate the project. Robinson had been a driving force behind Don’t Damn Springbank, a grassroots group of landowners, residents and concerned citizens opposed […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201983 Views

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First Nation Land Governance Readiness Conference Live Stream

This conference being held on February 6th and 7th, 2019 at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton will be live streamed in English and French. For more information about the conference please go to www.fnlandgov.com/ CLICK HERE to view the English webcast on February 6th CLICK HERE to view the French webcast on February 6th CLICK HERE to view […]

by aanationtalk on February 5, 201978 Views

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