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EMX 21 prepares Alberta for emergency hazard season

Alberta’s government is strengthening the province’s disaster response as experts gather virtually for the annual emergency management exercise. At Emergency Management Exercise 2021 – also known as EMX 21 – representatives from all levels of government, emergency management professionals, Indigenous groups, industry and non-government organizations will hone their knowledge and skills ahead of the approaching […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20215 Views

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Survey sheds light on how pervasive racism is in New Brunswick – CTV News

February 24, 2021 FREDERICTON — A new survey is shedding light on racism in New Brunswick, finding it has permeated every aspect of society. The New Brunswick Multicultural Council conducted a survey last year to determine how big a problem racism is in the province. The survey asked people about their experiences with both systemic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20214 Views

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AB Government: Special adviser to assist review of the Police Act

Alberta’s government has appointed a special adviser to help with its review of the Police Act. Temitope Oriola, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Alberta, has been appointed for a six-month term. He will provide independent advice to the government as it weighs policy options raised in ongoing stakeholder discussions that began […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20214 Views

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Coal consultation: Minister Savage

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following statement on forthcoming public consultations with Albertans on a modern coal policy for Alberta: “Since announcing our commitment to widespread consultation on a modern coal policy for Alberta, we have heard from many passionate Albertans and interested groups who want to be engaged. “I’m pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20216 Views

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New MOU on health signed with Siksika Nation

Alberta’s government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Siksika Nation that supports work to improve health outcomes and services for Nation members. Under the agreement, Siksika Nation and Alberta Health will work together to address and respond to gaps and issues with current health services, policies and programs. “Alberta’s government is deeply committed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20218 Views

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Grad set to establish Edmonton’s first urban reserve – techlifetoday

Enoch Cree Nation chief sees real estate development as ‘reconcili-action’ Located between the hectic Anthony Henday Drive to the west and dark rowhouses to the east that define the edge of Edmonton’s Glastonbury neighbourhood, Billy Morin’s vision for the future can be easy to overlook. It’s a plot of land the size of two or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20218 Views

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How to understand Blackfoot perspectives on gifting tobacco – UCalgary

Teachings from UCalgary Elder in Residence Reg Crowshoe on ceremonial tobacco For Indigenous nations across North America, tobacco has deep-seated sacred and ritual roots. Although protocols and medicines may differ from region to region, the majority of nations uphold the significance of tobacco as a sacred plant used as an offering for knowledge and as a relational […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20218 Views

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Calgary Indigenous artist nominated for national photography award – Global News

It’s the biggest award for which Alberta Indigenous visual artist Brittney Bear Hat has ever been nominated. The 31-year-old Blackfoot and Cree woman was longlisted for the fourth annual New Generation Photography Award — an award established by the National Gallery of Canada for lens-based artists under 35 with a prize of $10,000 cash and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20216 Views

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MacEwan U: Documenting the impact of an innovative housing initiative to support youth aging out of foster care

A team of MacEwan University scholars is partnering with NiGiNan Housing Ventures to help document a new approach to address homelessness among Indigenous youth. Without support in place, says Carola Cunningham, CEO of NiGiNan Housing Ventures, Indigneous youth aging out of foster care can find themselves on the street, living homeless within three months. Stopping […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20217 Views

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Jury that convicted Bradley Barton shows Canadians ‘ready for change’: Buller – APTN News

The former head of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is applauding an Edmonton jury’s decision to convict Bradley Barton of manslaughter in the death of Cindy Gladue. “The jurors who found Mr. Barton guilty show that Canadians are ready for change,” Marion Buller said in a statement released Monday. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20217 Views

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