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Student-generated map shows COVID-19 travel restrictions in Northern Canada – Folio

Project aims to document decisive response to pandemic by First Nations and remote communities, says U of A undergrad. An undergraduate student at the University of Alberta created a map of travel restrictions and road closures in Canada’s North in an effort to document how Indigenous and remote communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Controversial bill targeting rail blockade protesters soon to be Alberta law – CBC

Violators could face fines up to $25,000 and six months in jail May 28, 2020 To some, it’s a bill that will enforce the rule of law, protect public safety and stop protesters from harming the economy. To others, the Alberta government’s Bill 1 is an affront to democratic rights, an authoritarian overreach and a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 20207 Views

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Opinion: First Nations ready to help rebuild the economy – Edmonton Journal

To expand on Premier Jason Kenney’s recent remarks: when threatened with a prairie storm, “the buffalo, which Indigenous people have always revered as a symbol of life on the prairies, herd closely together and face the storm head on, coming out of it strong and united.” As we face this 100-year socioeconomic storm, as Grand […]

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Regional chief says First Nations not consulted as Alberta loosens open-pit coal mining rules – APTN News

“There could be protests or anything that will slow down any projects.” First Nations leaders and environmentalists in Alberta are concerned after the provincial government announced updates to open-pit coal mining regulations. Open-pit coal mining has been banned in some parts of Alberta since 1976, when the province introduced regulations to protect the Rocky Mountains […]

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Environment monitoring suspended for Alberta energy industry – National Observer

May 22nd 2020 Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta’s entire energy industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the decisions, posted Wednesday on its website, are in response to public-health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. They were made to protect those doing the monitoring and the communities they work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202025 Views

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Indigenous communities remain cautious as lockdown restrictions ease – Fort McMurray Today

First Nations communities in the Wood Buffalo area are remaining cautious as Alberta eases its social distancing restrictions and public health orders. When most of Alberta’s businesses began opening its doors to the public last Thursday, the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation (CPFN) reported its first case of COVID-19. For the community located 125 kilometres south […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202027 Views

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Indigenous owned casino closures costing millions – APTN

May 20, 2020 ‘That casino laid off 900 employees in the actual operation of the casino.’ While some businesses and recreational centres have already opened up across the country, casinos remain closed. One of those with their doors shut is the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton. The casino […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202031 Views

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Cree doctor hopes for positive changes post-pandemic – APTN News

May 19, 2020 ‘If Indigenous physicians themselves and are seeing those types of overt racism then what happens to our patients who come from the communities…’ Like many people, Dr. James Makokis never imagined the COVID-19 pandemic would be as bad as it has become on Turtle Island. It was only after speaking with an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202032 Views

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Archives to explore relocation options, receives grant for reconciliation project – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

May 18, 2020 The South Peace Regional Archives will be working with city administration to explore and facilitate its relocation to Centre 2000 from the Grande Prairie Museum. The proposed relocation to the Heritage Discovery Centre within Centre 2000 would see the archives re-established within the existing footprint of the facility, rather than getting a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202037 Views

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Oil revenues plunge for many Indigenous communities in Western Canada – CBC

‘We’re trying our best to adjust and keep our head above water,’ says Alberta chief as oil production halts May 17, 2020 Considering how much effort the Frog Lake First Nation has spent developing its oil business over the decades, the decision to turn off the taps was especially difficult for the community to make. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 202041 Views

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