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Information Letter: Provincial landowner notification requirements and considerations on First Nation lands

Original January 2020, updated November 2021 to include Liability Reduction Program. BackgroundIndustry is required to engage with landowners at various stages of oil and gas development, typically by way of personal consultation or written notification, sometimes in order to satisfy provincial licencing requirements (provincial landowner notification). This includes activities such as licence amendments and cancellations, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202118 Views

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We encourage people to do the research’: A look at developing land acknowledgments – New West Record

When Lance Cardinal was approached by the Edmonton Oilers to act as an Indigenous consultant, the Cree artist and designer knew the first thing he wanted to do was create a land acknowledgment. Cardinal worked with the National Hockey League team and Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 202118 Views

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Fort Saskatchewan RCMP make Indigenous land acknowledgement – Spruce Grove Examiner

On Thursday, Oct. 14 the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and the City of Fort Saskatchewan hosted honoured guests Elder Kookum Doreen Wabesca and Carol Cardinal at the local detachment for a blessing ceremony and an acknowledgement of our presence on Indigenous Treaty Six territory. “It was a great honour to be part of the ceremony,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202118 Views

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Return of Bison (Les Bufloo) and Heritage Species to Indigenous Traditional Lands at New Métis Crossing Wildlife Park, Advances Reconciliation

Métis Crossing enters into new joint venture agreement with Visions, Hopes and Dreams, establishing the new Visions, Hopes, and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park. SMOKY LAKE, AB – Métis Crossing, Alberta’s Premier Destination for Métis Cultural Interpretation, has entered a joint venture partnership with Visions, Hopes and Dreams. The new partnership establishes the Visions, Hopes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2021159 Views

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AB Government: Improving sustainable recreation, protecting Crown land

Recreation on Crown lands, especially along the Eastern Slopes, is more popular than ever. Alberta’s government has tabled amendments to the Public Lands Act that would better conserve these lands, protect public safety and ensure Alberta’s wild and beautiful destinations are sustained now, and in the future. If passed, Bill 64, the Public Lands Amendment […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202173 Views

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Big plans for Big Island Provincial Park

A new provincial park in Edmonton’s river valley is one step closer to reality. Alberta’s government is funding an ecological assessment and traditional land use study to kick off planning work for Big Island Provincial Park. Provincial grants totalling $300,000 to the City of Edmonton and Enoch Cree Nation – whose traditional territory encompasses the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2021147 Views

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Logging company clears Cree Nation ancestral trail without recourse – The Conversation

Last summer, a logging company cleared approximately 1,200 metres of an Indigenous ancestral trail in Bigstone Cree Nation territory, Treaty No. 8 region (northern Alberta), in spite of government regulations in place to protect land. As an ancient archeological site, the trail should have been protected by the Alberta Historical Resource Act. A Historical Resource […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202172 Views

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Vision of land use in northern Alberta coming into focus, says Mikisew Cree chief – Toronto Star

Feb. 16, 2021 The province of Alberta is on the verge of creating the largest boreal protected region in the world, which includes habitat for the wood bison and woodland caribou, both identified as species at risk. “Our vision of our lands is moving closer to becoming a reality,” said Mikisew Cree First Nation Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202196 Views

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation headed to Supreme Court over Advance Costs

LAC- LA BICHE, AB, Jan. 22, 2021  – YESTERDAY the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal overturning Beaver Lake Cree Nations’ partial advanced cost award. In 2008 the Beaver Lake Cree brought a novel and complex Treaty infringement case, arguing that the cumulative effects of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2021212 Views

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Enoch Cree Nation Settles $91-Million Claim Over Federal Bombing Range – HuffPost Canada

“This is a nice act of reconciliation. I’m just sorry it took so long.” After more than a decade of negotiations, Enoch Cree Nation is getting a $91-million payout from the Canadian government to compensate for the remnants of a World War II practice-bombing range, according to Chief Billy Morin. He said the timing of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2020102 Views

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