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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 20174 Views

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Alberta and Blackfoot Confederacy sign historic agreement

March 24, 2017 The Alberta government and Blackfoot Confederacy have signed a new relationship agreement that will have both parties working closely on shared priorities. The Blackfoot Confederacy includes three First Nations in southern Alberta – the Blood Tribe, also known as the Kainai First Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation. These Nations have about 25,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201713 Views

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City of Calgary raises Treaty 7 flag at City Hall

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Treaty 7 Chiefs joined together in a ceremony to raise the Treaty 7 flag at City Hall today. The ceremony acknowledged that Calgary, traditionally known as Moh’kinsstis, is situated on the traditional territory of the Treaty 7 Nations. The ceremony also blessed the shared journey between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Pipeline Safety, Indigenous Peoples, and Modernizing the National Energy Board (Speech)

From National Energy Board Speech to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists Alberta March 16, 2017 National Energy Board Chair/CEO Peter Watson Check against delivery Introduction I appreciate the opportunity to join you today and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Kootenay, Stoney, Blood, Peigan, Siksika and Tsuu T’ina First Nations peoples. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201720 Views

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Policy, not words, needed to help First Nations – Medicine Hat News

March 23, 2017 Re: “Comments on residential schools were a slap in the face,” March 14 What a wonderful editorial comparing the Holocaust to Canada’s residential schools! I guess I already knew that exterminating over 6 million Jews was a major bad thing. What never crossed my mind until today was to compare that with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Wall considering PST hike, but Notley says she wouldn’t go there without mandate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  STONY PLAIN, Alta. _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wouldn’t bring in a provincial sales tax without seeking a mandate from voters. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said this week his government is considering an increase to consumption taxes as it wrestles with a budget deficit brought on by low […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201712 Views

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Should non-Indigenous Canadians learn Indigenous languages? – CBC Radio

March 19, 2017 “If I’m not Indigenous, is it ok for me to use Indigenous languages?” That’s the question The 180’s Kathryn Marlow asked herself, a few seconds after she thought “hey, it would be cool to learn some new words,” and “what if I, and all Canadians, worked some Indigenous words into our language?” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201713 Views

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Opinion: We need to start calling out corporate ‘redwashing’ – CBC

Redwashing is when corporations paint themselves as good neighbours by sponsoring Indigenous initiatives Mar 20, 2017 Have you ever wondered why corporations and banks provide sponsorship for so many Indigenous educational, cultural and artistic institutions? Are they really good neighbours? Socially responsible corporate citizens? It seems like everywhere you look, there they are: sponsoring our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201711 Views

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Alta PC Leadership – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 20, 2017  CALGARY – The new leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party wants to begin negotiations as soon as possible with the opposition Wildrose with a goal of merging the two parties before the next provincial election. Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will meet with Wildrose leader […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20178 Views

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Alberta families to benefit from Budget 2017

Mar 17, 2017 Budget 2017 funding that would reduce school fees under proposed legislation would save Alberta families $54 million in the 2017/18 school year. If passed, Bill 1, An Act to Reduce School Fees, would eliminate specific school charges. The bill would eliminate school boards’ ability to levy fees for instructional materials or supplies, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201716 Views

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