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High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government – Calgary Herald

September 10, 2019 With Indigenous and Metis youths five to six times more likely to die by suicide than non-Indigenous youths, Alberta is faced with a public and mental-health crisis, according to an expert. Within the Indigenous community, the bulk of suicide deaths involve youths, whereas middle-aged men make up the majority of suicide deaths […]

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Construction of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion still faces hurdles – CityNews Edmonton

VANCOUVER — Barbara Gard calls her three-hectare property, nestled below the forested peak of Sumas Mountain, a “miniature Stanley Park.” Its lush trees and flowing creek reminded her of Vancouver’s majestic park, and she immediately knew she wanted to call it home. But she said her peaceful retreat in Abbotsford, B.C., now feels more like […]

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AltaGas Ltd. Announces Monthly Dividend

CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2019 – AltaGas Ltd. (“AltaGas”) (TSX: ALA) announced today that the September dividend will be paid on October 15, 2019, to common shareholders of record on September 25, 2019. The ex-dividend date is September 24, 2019. The amount of the dividend will be $0.08 for each common share. This dividend is an […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201916 Views

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Majority of Albertans feel land acknowledgments do little for reconciliation: poll – Toronto Star

Sept. 10, 2019 EDMONTON—More than half of Albertans surveyed in an Angus Reid poll say treaty land acknowledgments do little to help reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But the numbers change significantly based on who is delivering the land acknowledgment and where, showing the symbolic gesture means more when it comes from an elected […]

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Reconciliation Week in Lethbridge promoting Indigenous languages September 15-20 – Lethbridge News Now

Sep 10, 2019 LETHBRIDGE, AB – Oki to Lethbridge News Now! Oki, pronounced OH-KEE, is the Blackfoot word for “greetings” or “welcome”, explains the City of Lethbridge’s Indigenous Relations Advisor Perry Stein. Stein is helping to put on the third annual Reconciliation Week festival, which aims to highlight Indigenous languages. “Languages are meaningful in building […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201918 Views

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The importance of cultural safety and unity – The Globe and Mail

Aaqana, Atira. I am director of Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. For those of you who don’t know, Banff Centre is an Arts-based educational institution that was founded on Stoney-Nakoda, Blackfoot and Tsuu T’ina, Treaty 7 territory in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. My position used to be a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201920 Views

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From throat singing to electronic soundscapes, 7 highlights of the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre program – The Crag and Canyon

September 6, 2019 The National Arts Centre is kicking off its inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre with a festival that will see artists take over every stage in the venerable institution. From Sept. 11-29, the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate the diversity of Indigenous culture, showcasing music, dance, theatre, art, cuisine and more. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201926 Views

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Extensive positive change’ underway with Calgary Indigenous Court, says lawyer – CBC

Unique court opened with ceremony and began hearing cases Wednesday Sep 04, 2019 In a ceremony that moved between the Blackfoot and English languages, the Calgary Indigenous Court officially opened Wednesday with a blessing, cleansing of the courtroom and the dedication of an eagle feather to be used for oaths. And just hours after the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201929 Views

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Paddle Prairie School to open Wednesday after Alberta wildfire smoke damage testing – Globalnews.ca

While most young students in Alberta headed back to class Tuesday, the start of a new school year was delayed a day in Paddle Prairie. In a post on its website, the Northland School Division No. 61 said Paddle Prairie School pushed back its start date “due to health and safety precautions related to the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201932 Views

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St. Anthony’s School Introduces New Programs – DrumhellerOnline.com

03 September 2019 St. Anthony’s School is entering their second week of school this week and big things are happening this school year. Principal JoAnne Akerboom has some new things up her sleeve this year including introducing some new programming to students. Akerboom mentioned that one of the most exciting additions to the school is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201931 Views

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