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Indigenous communities and COVID-19: The virus may not discriminate, but responses to it do – The Globe and Mail

Gina Starblanket is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation, and is an assistant political science professor at the University of Calgary. Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation), and is an assistant professor of Indigenous literature at the University of British Columbia. Their book, Storying […]

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Watch — ‘Pure bliss’: Canadian model walks the runway at Paris Fashion Week – CBC

Alberta teen hopes to inspire up-and-coming Indigenous models If you could travel one month back in time, where would you be? For Samuel Thomas Lecuyer, he’d be flying across the ocean in order to walk the runway at Paris Fashion Week 2020, one of the most prestigious fashion events on the planet. “It feels crazy […]

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Maskwacis Nation in Alberta declares state of emergency – APTN News

March 24, 2020 The four First Nations that make up the Maskwacis community in Alberta have declared a state of emergency due to their proximity to Edmonton and Alberta. Leaders from Samson, Erminskin, Louis Bull and Montana want financial aid from the federal government to get testing kits, supplies and housing assistance. They’re using the […]

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First Nations at higher risk of COVID-19 – St. Albert Today

SADDLE LAKE – First Nations people are at a heightened risk when it comes to COVID-19, says a Saddle Lake Cree Nation physician. The bid to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus has meant a new normal at the reserve’s health centre – from booking appointments to assessing patients; the Saddle Lake Health Centre’s […]

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Nechi Institute still looking for new home following eviction – APTN News

March 21, 2020 Late last year the Alberta government evicted the Nechi Institute from its home of 45 years. The organization provides training on opioid addiction, abuse and prevention. Now with two weeks left until the deadline it is still looking for a new place to call its own. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/21/nechi-institute-still-looking-for-new-home-following-eviction/

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Alberta sets guidelines for students to learn at home while classes cancelled – CBC

All Grade 12 diploma exams cancelled. Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests also nixed Mar 20, 2020 All Alberta students will be expected to learn at home under new education guidelines announced Friday by the province. Classes were cancelled March 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Government expects that every student, regardless of their […]

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A summary of COVID-19 emergency funds – APTN News

March 18, 2020 On Wednesday, the federal government announced an $82-billion financial aid package to help the country through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will provide $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses to help them get through the economic crisis sparked by global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. […]

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The voices of pro-development First Nations elected chiefs have been marginalized – The Globe and Mail

The entire country has received a lesson in Indigenous governance this past month, especially regarding the difference between elected political and hereditary chiefs. In the Kainai Blood Tribe, I am both the elected chief and the hereditary chief. My clan has represented the political and economic leaders of the Kainai for more than eight generations, […]

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Drop-in centre offers help and hope to LGBTQ street kids – Folio

Newly expanded centre provides a safe space and free support services for some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable youth. Corey Wyness has a singular mission in life—offering hope to vulnerable LGBTQ2+ street kids and young adults who “just keep falling through every crack until they hit rock bottom.” As a project co-ordinator for the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202026 Views

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Report highlights Indigenous consultation, service complaints with RMWB and province – Fort McMurray Today

A common theme mentioned by all communities is local problems are best solved locally, and the municipality should give them the authority to do so. March 12, 2020 A municipal report shows most First Nation and Métis communities across the Wood Buffalo region feel underserved and overlooked by the municipality. The report was commissioned by […]

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