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Sacred Heart has outstanding Aboriginal educator – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Sacred Heart School teacher Natalie Bear is the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year for Alberta. The award from the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Council (FNMIEC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association honours aboriginal educators who advocate or demonstrate authentic inclusion of Aboriginal voice and presence in an educational setting. Bear […]

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From Maskwacis to Las Vegas: Meet Kris Buffalo, an Indigenous professional bullfighter – CBC

‘It’s about getting as close as you can without getting run over,’ he says of his unexpected profession Dec 13, 2017 Kris Buffalo isn’t a stereotypical bullfighter. He isn’t Spanish and doesn’t don a red cape to attract the bull. He doesn’t wear red, because he says that’s a myth; the bulls are more attracted […]

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BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 6:52 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be seeking a seat in the Alberta legislature today. The seat in the southwest riding of Calgary Lougheed came open after the current MLA stepped aside to make room for a legislative run for Kenney, who became leader […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20175 Views

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Alberta legislature wraps up sitting with new rules on worker’s rights, elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:08 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Lawmakers at the Alberta legislature have wrapped up a fall sitting that included major legislation and a significant reconfiguration of the political landscape. Over the last seven weeks, Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government passed new rules to protect students in gay-straight alliances at […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20178 Views

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Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 20:47 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta says it will take action on two fronts Thursday in its escalating fight with Saskatchewan over the ban on Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan job sites. Deron Bilous, Alberta’s economic development minister, said unless Saskatchewan relents he will launch a formal application […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20175 Views

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Mentorship program aims to support Indigenous health researchers – U Calgary Today

Network part of nationwide initiative to recruit and retain First Nation, Inuit and Métis scholars The University of Calgary is partnering with institutions across Alberta for a unique mentorship program to bolster supports for Indigenous scholars in health research. The Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network (AIM-HI Network) will build a community of support […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20175 Views

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$3.2 billion is a drop in the bucket for clean water – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Three billion dollars sounds like a lot of money and, in my family, we’d be set for life if we had access to that kind of cash but to the federal government, it’s a drop in the bucket so I really hope they don’t bat and eye because $3.2 billion is the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20175 Views

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Centennial Flame updated to include Nunavut, 18 years after territory created – CBC

Parliament Hill monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967 Dec 13, 2017 It’s taken almost two decades, but Nunavut finally has a spot on Parliament Hill’s Centennial Flame monument. The monument was built to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday in 1967, long before the creation of Nunavut some 32 years later. For weeks, […]

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Fort McKay First Nation opposes oilsands project in ‘cultural heartland’ – CBC

The First Nation describes Moose Lake area as ‘last refuge’ for its people Dec 12, 2017 An Alberta First Nation with a long history of working closely with oilsands companies says it plans to defend its “key cultural heartland” from a Calgary-based energy producer that wants to develop a project nearby. Fort McKay First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20179 Views

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Census 2016: Edmonton schools battle to reverse decline in Indigenous language knowledge – Edmonton Journal

Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” December 11, 2017 Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!” An instructor at the Edmonton Catholic elementary to junior high school in Montrose, Hunter-Beaver spends about 40 minutes each class teaching Plains Cree to […]

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