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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, 201878 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, 201896 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, 201892 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, 201880 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, 2018139 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, 201882 Views

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Time to move on:’ 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. _ A ceremony in northern Alberta Tuesday marked the end to a decades-long fight for recognition that attracted international attention to the poverty of the Lubicon Lake First Nation. The Lubicon were missed in treaty negotiations in the late 1800s and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201867 Views

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Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta celebrate historic claim settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 13, 2018 — Little Buffalo, AB — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Alberta Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Lubicon Lake Band Today, Premier Rachel Notley, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201875 Views

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Alta Lubicon Land Deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber EDMONTON – Alberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation expects today to mark the end of a decades-long fight for recognition. But Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan says the real work will begin after the band signs off on its land claim with the province and the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201873 Views

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Media advisory: Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta to celebrate historic signing of a land claim settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Little Buffalo, Alberta – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Premier Rachel Notley and the Honourable Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations for Alberta, joined by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201855 Views

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