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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, 20204 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, 20206 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, 202010 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 […]

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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 […]

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Indigenous Perspectives Conference returns to Red Deer College – rdnewsnow.com

The fourth annual Indigenous Perspectives Conference will take place January 30 and 31 at Red Deer College. The conference, which began as an initiative for Education students, will be open and free to the public this year. “On January 30 at 7 p.m., we have a free screening of the film about Jordan River Anderson […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202013 Views

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New Cree language app targets students, teachers and newcomers – CBC

More than 150 elders in northern Alberta recorded words and phrases for the app Jan 19, 2020 More than 150 elders from five northern Alberta First Nations have contributed to a new tool designed to preserve Cree words and phrases. The free app, KTCEA Elders Speak, is a product of the Kee Tas Kee Now […]

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Studies question assumptions on industrial damage to Wood Buffalo park – CityNews Edmonton

WOOD BUFFALO – New research suggests Canada’s largest national park is not drying out from upstream hydro dams or being contaminated by the oilsands. Recently published papers from scientists at the University of Waterloo question previous studies done for the federal government and the United Nations as well as long-held conclusions from Indigenous people. “Our […]

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Youth-inspired Indigenous retelling of Macbeth to tour Treaty 6 communities before heading to Stratford Festival – Edmonton Journal

January 20, 2020 An Indigenous retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth will be touring Treaty 6 First Nations communities in Alberta before embarking on a run at the renowned Stratford Festival. But it’s a different version of the play than fans of the bard would be used to. Pawâkan Macbeth, written and directed by Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 20207 Views

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Jason Goodstriker, First Nations leader and Fair Deal panel member, passes away – rdnewsnow.com

Jan 17, 2020 AIRDRIE- The province’s Fair Deal Panel cancelled its scheduled town hall event in Airdrie Thursday evening due to the death of one of the panel members. It was announced on Thursday that Jason Goodstriker, a former councillor with the Blood Tribe and former Alberta Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief, passed away. […]

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