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Parole board revokes release for man who shot toddler on Alberta reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 12, 2015 EDMONTON _ A man who wounded a toddler in a drive-by shooting on a central Alberta reserve is back behind bars. The Parole Board of Canada has revoked statutory release for Christopher Crane. It says the 25-year-old was arrested after staff at a community residential facility found him drinking alcohol […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015128 Views

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Canada investigating mysterious death of 30 herons at Syncrude oil sands – Mining.com

August 8, 2015 The Canadian province of Alberta’s Energy Regulator said Saturday it’s investigating reports of about 30 blue herons found dead at Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake oil sands mine site, north of Fort McMurray. The agency said a Syncrude worker found one of the birds Wednesday, still alive, but the heron had to be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015163 Views

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Protesters target oilsands mine in Utah under construction by Calgary firm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2015 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Dozens of protesters have disrupted work on an oilsands mine a Calgary-based company is building in Utah. Melanie Martin, with a group called Peaceful Uprising, said four people were arrested Monday as they aimed to stop equipment from moving around the site. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2015390 Views

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Something is seriously wrong,’ says Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation – CBC

Aug 09, 2015 ‘Something is seriously wrong,’ says Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation The recent bird deaths at a Syncrude oilsands facility in northern Alberta along with last month’s Nexen Energy pipeline spill — one of the biggest in the province’s history — show the need for better oversight, a local First Nation says. “In less […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2015286 Views

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Vulnerable indigenous languages focus of UAlberta summer school – UofA

August 4, 2015 UAlberta language institute CILLDI arms Aboriginal speakers with the tools to preserve their languages More than half of the world’s living languages are now considered endangered, and researchers expect thousands will die out before the turn of the century. In Canada, many Aboriginal languages like Dene, Dogrib and Gwich’in have been identified […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2015198 Views

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Chilled-out crowd enjoys think-outside-the-box sounds at Folk Fest’s opening night – Edmonton Journal

August 6, 2015 All throughout the evening of Folk Fest 2015’s opening night, vendors were weaving through the crowd selling $2 candles. But only at about 9:30 p.m., when aboriginal community advocate Lewis Cardinal took the stage to acknowledge the territory we were sitting on, was it dark enough for them to really light up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015121 Views

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Former AFN regional chief wins NDP nomination in Alberta riding – APTN

August 6, 2015 Former Alberta Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Cameron Alexis has won the NDP nomination battle for the riding of Peace River –Westlock in Alberta. Alexis is also the former chief of Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation. Alexis did not seek re-election for AFN regional chief last May because he was helping […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015178 Views

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Inside the aboriginal vote in Alberta – CBC

Aug 07, 2015 Racism cited as biggest barrier in attracting indigenous candidates The solution to getting more aboriginal voters in Canadian elections is simple, say both political pundits and candidates — have more aboriginal people on the ballot. So far, Alberta has two officially nominated candidates who are aboriginal, with at least two more aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015320 Views

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An indigenous guide to the 2015 federal election – CBC

Aug 06, 2015 Who are the indigenous candidates and what are the parties offering indigenous voters? Since Conservative Angus Mckay — who was Métis — became the first indigenous person elected to Canada’s parliament in 1871, Indigenous Peoples have entered the realm of federal politics in increasing numbers. With the 42nd federal election underway, here’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2015263 Views

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Alberta has ‘long way to go’ in implementing UNDRIP: lawyer – Northern Journal

August 3, 2015 While indigenous people across Alberta are cheering recent moves by Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government towards implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), one lawyer says she has her work cut out for her in dismantling the decades spent constructing an industry-biased consultation regime. Lawyer Larry Innes of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 5, 2015510 Views

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