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Looking back on 2017: An inquiry ‘dead in the water’ and ‘blatant racism’ from a sitting senator – APTN News

January 17, 2018 Should the MMIWG Inquiry be granted an extension? Is Lynn Beyak a racist? Is the AFN relevant? Pam Palmater, Niigaan Sinclair and Tim Fontaine weigh in on these issues and more as we put 2017 In Focus and look ahead to 2018. The National Inquiry into MMIWG A formal request for an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 20188 Views

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New program offers help to aspiring MDs from low-income and Indigenous backgrounds – Folio

Free student-led MCAT course supports applicants from diverse backgrounds. January 17 2018 Medical students at the University of Alberta launched a new initiative to increase diversity in health professions by reducing obstacles to applying to medical school. The MD Admissions Initiative for Diversity & Equity (MD AIDE) will make it easier for post-secondary students from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201813 Views

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Indigenous chef visiting Maskwacis explores reconciliation through food – CBC

Rich Francis chose Alberta community as one of 5 locations for his show Red Chef Revival Jan 16, 2018 A well-known Indigenous chef making an episode of a travel and food show in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis says it will centre on the healing power of food. The program “will bring that positive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201815 Views

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10 Things to Know for Today – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jan 17, 2018  Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW TRUMP MIGHT HANDLE A MUELLER INTERROGATION An AP review of transcripts made under oath show a witness who is at times talkative, boastful, unapologetic and combative. 2. ‘YOUR SILENCE AND YOUR […]

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BR Alta Schneider Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 17, 2018 EDMONTON – An Alberta lawmaker says he is sorry for suggesting that Indigenous people don’t care about politics. Dave Schneider of the United Conservative Party said Indigenous people don’t tend to vote, and when — quote — “these people” — do engage in politics they only want […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201813 Views

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Oil money allowing Alberta First Nation to break free of Ottawa – APTN News

January 16, 2018 In November, the Fraser Institute released a study that shows First Nation’s across Canada are generating billions of dollars of their own revenue. And by doing so becoming less dependent on federal money. Alberta’s Fort McKay claims to be one such success story. Chief Jim Boucher says investments in oil is the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201814 Views

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Alberta MLA Dave Schneider sorry for saying Indigenous people disengaged – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 EDMONTON _ An Alberta legislature member is apologizing for saying Indigenous people don’t tend to vote and, when they do engage in politics, they only want to talk to the prime minister. Dave Schneider apologized on Twitter for offending anyone and says he wants everyone to participate in democracy. Schneider […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201815 Views

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How I wrote a symphony about the changing Canadian Arctic – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 16, 2018 By Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Vincent Ho, Adjunct associate, University of Calgary Almost […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201813 Views

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How do we Indigenize post-secondary curriculum? – U Calgary

PhD candidate reflects on developing pedagogy based on principles of respect, compassion, humility, reciprocity and kindness Being both a Blackfoot woman who grew up in a reserve community as well as a post-secondary educator, I live Indigenous perspectives and teach them from a place of experience. As one of the research assistants working on the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201814 Views

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Alta Legis Sitting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 15, 2018  EDMONTON – The new legislature calendar is out for 2018 and Alberta politicians are to be back in the house for a spring sitting that begins March 8. It will be United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney’s first appearance as a legislature member. Kenney, a former Conservative MP, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201812 Views

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