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Indigenous group invites Edmontonians to Enoch Cree Nation’s first unmarked gravesite – Edmonton Journal

Sep 12, 2021 A ceremonial fire pit at Enoch Cree Nation’s first known unmarked gravesite represents the latest effort from a local Indigenous group to raise awareness of residential schools and the former Charles Camsell Indian Hospital. The gravesite at 7301 199 St. NW, in a field at the end of Garnett Point, is the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 202113 Views

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MacEwan U – In memoriam: Roxanne Tootoosis

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Roxanne Tootoosis, MacEwan’s Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, has passed away. I know this is difficult news, and our community will greatly miss Roxanne, as I will too. She was family to many MacEwan students, who were greatly impacted by her kindness, by her genuine desire […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202179 Views

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Beloved Edmonton elder who dispensed ‘culture as medicine’ dies of COVID-19 – CBC

Sep 01, 2021 ‘She knew her path in the world. She wanted to keep our culture alive’ An Edmonton elder and knowledge keeper dedicated to keeping Cree traditions alive for the next generation has died from complications of COVID-19. Relatives of Roxanne Tootoosis say she died alone at home Sunday, less than a week after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202122 Views

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In Memoriam: Cecil Bellrose

Aug 27, 2021 This past weekend, the Métis Nation of Alberta lost a great man. Cecil Bellrose passed away leaving behind a legacy of leadership, kindness, and pride. Cecil held the position of President and Vice-President of Region 4 for a total of 22 years, where he worked tirelessly for the Citizens in his region […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 202171 Views

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Métis Local 1904 St. Albert – Sturgeon County response to Unidentified Residential School Graves

Jun 30, 2021 It has been over a month since the 215 unidentified graves were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School site. Since then, approximately 751 unidentified residential school graves have been uncovered at the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. Collectively our hearts are broken.  Our Métis elders and Métis citizens in St. Albert – […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2021117 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras responds to Kamloops Indian Residential School discovery

June 1st, 2021 The following is a statement from MNA President Audrey Poitras. Like many around the nation, we are devastated to hear of the unmarked grave of 215 young souls in Kamloops. This is another painful reminder of the continued trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples across the nation at the hands of the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202153 Views

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