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Province reaches land agreement with former SR1 opponent – Rocky View Weekly

February 05, 2019 Despite having spent years advocating against the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1), Ryan Robinson has reached an agreement with the Government of Alberta to sell his family’s Springbank-area land to accommodate the project. Robinson had been a driving force behind Don’t Damn Springbank, a grassroots group of landowners, residents and concerned citizens opposed […]

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Alberta honours former premier Jim Prentice with official portrait – Lethbridge News Now

February 05, 2019 EDMONTON —  Jim Prentice, the last premier of Alberta’s 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty, was honoured Monday as a man of courage and vision — and one who couldn’t resist meeting with school tours when they passed by his office. “(He would) totally divert the planned tour by saying to the children, ‘Have you been in the premier’s office?’” his wife, […]

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The unmarked graves of the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital – The Post Millennial

February 4, 2019 This story contains work from Lucas Holtvluwer who interviewed the author’s grandmother, Nora Zuvic-Beauregard, a former Camsell patient. In 1946, the Charles Camsell Indian hospital was opened in Edmonton as part of the twenty-nine “Indian hospitals” that were established and operated by the Canadian government between 1945 to 1981, exclusively for Indigenous peoples. The Canadian government segregated Indigenous […]

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Genuis: Bills C-69 and C-48 create barriers for industry – Sherwood Park News

February 5, 2019 With no new pipelines on the horizon and a pair of bills that have the energy sector worried, an Alberta MP is pushing hard in the House of Commons to get some answers and clarity on issues surrounding the oil and gas industry. Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan Conservative MP Garnett Genuis tabled a […]

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City of Red Deer to craft new homelessness and housing plan – rdnewsnow.com

February 4, 2019 A new made in Red Deer plan to tackle homelessness and housing is coming down the pipe. On Monday night, city council approved the terms of reference for a plan which will ultimately replace the 2008-2018 Plan to End Homelessness. With an expectation for the unnamed plan to come back to council […]

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Métis Land, Scrip and Reconciliation – U of Alberta

The Supreme Court of Canada has said in R. v. Blais, 2003 that “the history of scrip speculation and devaluation is a sorry chapter in our nation’s history.” Next week’s conference, Métis Land: Rights & Scrip, hosted by the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR) in collaboration with the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and the Rupertsland Institute, will explore how scrip impacted […]

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Advocating for a First Nation’s interests – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

February 4, 2019 Sawridge First Nation has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination. Michael McKinney has seen a dramatic evolution of First Nations self-governance in the last three decades, going from a period of little to no recognition to now a period in which the […]

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Indigenous perspectives given to education students at RDC – rdnewsnow.com

The third annual Indigenous Perspectives Conference took place this week at Red Deer College. The conference originally began as a means of giving Education students a better understanding of how to incorporate Indigenous perspectives in the classroom. Bachelor of Education instructor Brent Galloway says the ultimate goal is realizing the true meaning of truth and […]

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Former chief Charles Weaselhead elected University of Lethbridge chancellor – CBC

Feb 02, 2019 It’s the first time an Indigenous man has been elected chancellor in school’s 52-year history An Indigenous man has been elected as chancellor of the University of Lethbridge for the first time in the school’s 52-year history. Charles Weaselhead is the former chief of the Blood Tribe and one-time Treaty 7 grand […]

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Canada Goose unveils parkas designed by Inuit designers – CBC

Feb 04, 2019 Parkas by 14 Inuit designers were on display at a launch in New York City Inuit designers across Canada will have their traditional parkas displayed around the world. The designers come from nine communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada Goose asked each seamstress to create a unique design […]

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