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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, 201910 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, 201918 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, 201914 Views

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‘Native Land’ Map Helps You Recognize Which Indigenous Territory You Live On – HuffPost Canada

“It helps plant a seed that there’s people here before you, these are the lands that they’re on, and they’re still here.” @What traditional territory is your city on? Are you on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory? The territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and Mississaugas of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201939 Views

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First Nation sues Alberta, says tarsands project threatens sacred site – APTN News

December 12, 2018 An Alberta First Nation is suing the province over development approvals that the band says threaten sacred land the government has promised to protect. “We will not stand idly by and let the area be destroyed,” Jim Boucher, chief of the Fort McKay First Nation, said in a release. Fort McKay, a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201829 Views

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New, formal Indigenous land acknowledgments for Grande Prairie – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

December 11, 2018 Through a collaborative effort, new Indigenous land acknowledgments were created by Grande Prairie Aboriginal Circle of Services (GPACOS) this fall. “This is new,” said Kelly Benning, Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator at Grande Prairie Regional College. “The formal land acknowledgment and Indigenous voice on how to formally do that is new to Grande Prairie.” […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201846 Views

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Big Land Claim battle in southern Alberta wraps up in Federal Court – CBC

Blood Tribe believes its reserve rightfully stretches into Cardston and Waterton Lakes National Park December 06, 2018 A judge in Calgary is hearing the final arguments in a long-running Indigenous land claim that affects a large swath of territory in southern Alberta. Lawyers representing the Crown and the Blood Tribe wrapped up their cases Thursday […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201840 Views

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Métis community in oilsands buys ‘pristine’ land to hunt and trap – CBC

‘No Métis community has been able to achieve anything like this’ Nov 28, 2018 A Métis community hemmed in by the oilsands north of Fort McMurray has bought a piece of land far away from mine sites and industrial facilities. It’s called a resort, but instead of hotels and saunas, there are log cabins, land […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201832 Views

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Lubicon Lake Nation Responds to Premier Notley’s Settlement Announcement

Issues Still Remain Unresolved says Chief Bernard Ominayak LITTLE BUFFALO, AB, Nov. 20, 2018 – In a letter sent to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley yesterday, longtime Chief Bernard Ominayak of the Muskotew Sakahikan Enowuk which is the traditional Government of the Lubicon Lake Nation (the “Nation”), outlined a number of remaining concerns faced by the First Nation, despite a recently announced Treaty Land Entitlement […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201860 Views

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Huge milestone:’ Ceremony marks land deal for Lubicon Lake First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. _ Their story of poverty and neglect went from northern Alberta to the world and on Tuesday decades of determination paid off when the Lubicon Lake Cree signed a long-awaited treaty with Canada. Band member Denise Ominayak could hardly believe it. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201833 Views

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