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LCHS student nominated for Spirit of Youth Award – Meridian Booster

June 29, 2015 A student from the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School (LCHS) was nominated for the SaskTel Aboriginal Spirit of Youth Award. Grade 12 student Jaida Nelson was nominated for her work at the school mentoring First Nations students. The award recognizes a youth who has demonstrated character and an ability to overcome adversity, shows […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015221 Views

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Aboriginal kids in care: 4 approaches to improve Canada’s track record – CBC

Jun 27, 2015 A look at what programs are working in a system that isn’t The consensus among experts in social services is this: Canada’s current child-in-care system is deeply flawed. There were nearly 30,000 children in care across the country in 2011, according to Statistics Canada, and nearly 50 per cent of those were […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015173 Views

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How Alberta intends to follow up on its apology to First Nations – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2015 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley this week apologized for the province’s inaction against the residential school system that removed thousands of First Nations children from their homes and placed them in abusive settings. She also called for a public inquiry into the disappearances and murders of aboriginal women across the country. This came […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015176 Views

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Mikisew First Nation takes Wood Buffalo concerns to UNESCO – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2015 Fort Chipewyan’s Mikisew Cree First Nation is appealing to the United Nations to help protect Wood Buffalo National Park from the impact of oil sands development and dam construction in British Columbia. At a meeting next week in Bonn, Germany, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will consider the Mikisew’s petition to list as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015159 Views

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Province partners with Siksika First Nation to bolster small businesses – Calgary Herald

June 26, 2015 Small businesses and the community in general at Siksika First Nation will be the winners in a new financial partnership between the reserve, the Alberta government and Indian Business Corp. The three partners announced on Friday that Siksika, an hour east of Calgary, will contribute $2 million, the province will chip in another $700,000 and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015204 Views

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CRTC revokes licences of aboriginal radio stations in Edmonton, four other cities – Edmonton Journal

June 25, 2015 Edmonton’s Aboriginal Voices Radio station and four sister stations are being shut down by the federal communications regulator. In a decision Thursday “to help improve radio service for urban aboriginal listeners,” the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it is revoking the licences of AVR stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2015207 Views

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Keyano expands HEO training to rural communities – Fort McMurray Today

June 25, 2015 Despite recent talks of a possible shift towards automation in the oilsands, Keyano College and believes there are still opportunities for heavy hauler jobs, and is partnering with Syncrude and the federal government to expand training in rural communities. On Thursday afternoon, Michelle Rempel, the minister for western economic diversification, announced $1.5 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2015170 Views

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A national inquiry can’t solve the problem of missing, murdered aboriginal women – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 25, 2015 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley wants a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women. So do all the other provincial premiers. So do the opposition parties in Ottawa. So, naturally, do all the national aboriginal organizations. They are wrong. The problem of murdered and missing aboriginal women is unquestionably serious. A public […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2015181 Views

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Finding tomorrow’s workers today – Alberta Construction Magazine

24 June 2015 Someone once told Saud Siddiqui he would make a great car salesman. He considered the advice, but it was already too late. He was sold on a career in construction. Hired by PCL as a labourer last July, he recently began a three-year apprenticeship as a concrete finisher. When asked about his […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2015226 Views

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“It’s very, very sad” Fort McKay elders talk about life before the tar sands – APTN

June 24, 2015 Just outside of the Fort McKay First Nation, sitting behind a chain-link fence is a dark lake dotted with scare-crow like structures dressed in bright orange suits and hard hats bobbing up and down in the water. This is a tailings pond. There are warning signs, ‘Danger’ and ‘Be Ware’ posted to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2015161 Views

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