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Historical Village takes students back in time – Smoky River Express

Grade 4 students from High Prairie Elementary School enjoyed a visit to the Grouard Native Cultural Arts Museum’s Historical Village June 8. Students in Lori Denty’s and Brenda Wenzel’s classes were split into five groups to tour the five stations. Students learned how to make a teepee, why they were built, and their practical uses. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Young mother struggles to deal with public scorn after her toddler’s death – CBC

‘I miss his little smile and his little hands,’ says mother of Anthony Raine Jun 23, 2017 Dalyce Raine stays home most days and cries. She knows strangers blame her for the death of her son. She has read the posts and messages on social media, has heard the hateful things people say when she […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Racism remains evident in city – Lethbridge Herald

High school students’ “cowboys and Indians” parties aren’t the only signs of racism in Lethbridge. Members of a “white posse” continue to prowl city streets, a Lethbridge audience learned Thursday – assaulting aboriginal men, young and old. And a University of Lethbridge professor reported the racist “Brocket 99” broadcast now lives on, on the internet. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Activists frustrated after Edmonton meetings cancelled by inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women and girls – Edmonton Sun

Activists said Thursday they’re frustrated the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls hasn’t released more information following confirmation earlier in the week of the cancellation of meetings in Edmonton. “To have all this delay is so disappointing and frustrating,” said Muriel Stanley Venne, president and founder of the Institute for the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20178 Views

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Text from government representative outrages southern Alberta First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS STANDOFF, Alta. _ Alberta Health Services is apologizing and has placed an employee on administrative leave after officials at a southern Alberta First Nation complained about a racial slur being used in a text message. The incident occurred last week during an AHS seminar […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Judicial Council to investigate complaints about jailing of sex assault victim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s Judicial Council will investigate complaints made about a judge over the jailing of an indigenous sex assault victim. The head of the council has received four complaints about provincial court Judge Raymond Bodnarek over his ruling that forced the homeless woman […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Ministry apologies on National Aboriginal Day – Edmonton Sun

June 21, 2017 Apologizing to survivors of the Sixties Scoop, funding water projects and off-reserve housing, and putting more aboriginal people in control of the province’s purse strings are steps on Alberta’s path toward reconciliation with First Nations people, Indigenous Affairs Minister Richard Feehan said Wednesday. As part of a National Aboriginal Day tour by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20178 Views

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Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement – APTN

June 21, 2017 After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the invitations started coming in for Dr. Ian Mosby. “A lot of communities wanted me to come and explain to people myself, in person,” he said, during an interview in Toronto. Mosby […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201710 Views

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Lawyer calls for end to ‘carding’ of blacks, aboriginals – Lethbridge Herald

If you are a black or aboriginal citizen in Lethbridge, you’re far more likely to be stopped by city police. After reviewing statistics from Lethbridge police officials, local defence lawyer Miranda Hlady is calling for an end to “carding” here and across the province. “Black people are eight times more likely to be carded than […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201734 Views

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Learning Circle student helps her community build a cultural connection to the past – U Today

Chrystal Campbell says education and National Aboriginal Day are key to reconciliation and understanding Chrystal Campbell is a passionate advocate and social worker, dedicated to the holistic wellness of her family, community, and nation. As a proud First Nations woman and someone who survived a traumatic childhood, she has a clear focus in her work. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20178 Views

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