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Appeal court reverses rare advance cost award to Alberta First Nation – CBC

Beaver Lake Cree Nation says it will have to make ‘hard decisions’ Jun 30, 2020 The province’s highest court has overturned an order that would have required the provincial and federal governments to pay advance legal costs to an Alberta First Nation fighting for control of its traditional lands. For more than a decade, Beaver […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202024 Views

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Council approves MacIsland land sale to McMurray Métis for cultural centre – Fort McMurray Today

June 10, 2020 Council unanimously approved McMurray Métis request to acquire 7.8 acres of land on MacDonald Island Park to build a cultural centre. Councillor Mike Allen was absent from the meeting. This land includes three MacDonald Island baseball diamonds closest to Fairway Drive. The Legacy Dodge baseball field is not impacted. According to council documents, the land’s assessed value is $61,515. Market […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202050 Views

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Enoch man rallies community to clean up illegal dumping on nation land – CBC

An Enoch Cree Nation man has organized cleanups of a reserve area used as an illegal dumping site Jun 01, 2020 Robert Hope remembers visiting the rodeo at Sand Hills in the early 1970s. His uncle would pick him up and take him to the show, joining the other attendees sitting on the grass. But […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202068 Views

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Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada Must Ensure First Nations Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in Trans Mountain Expansion Project February 4, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the federal government must ensure that First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202093 Views

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First Nations Reject Proposed Provincial Land Sale Framework

NORTH PEACE TRIBAL COUNCIL CHIEFS, AB, Nov. 27, 2019 – Chiefs of the Tall Cree First Nation, Little Red River Cree Nation, Beaver First Nation, and Dene Tha First Nation met to discuss a proposed land framework in Peace Country. A letter dated November 12, 2019 was sent from County Reeve Josh Knelson to Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201991 Views

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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, 2019128 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, 201990 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, 2019198 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, 2019176 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, 2019144 Views

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