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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, 202124 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, 2021102 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, 202036 Views

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The Government of Canada and Enoch Cree Nation reach agreement on Yekau Lake Practice Bombing Range

November 13, 2020 — Enoch Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Honouring Canada’s legal obligations to First Nations, righting historical wrongs and working collaboratively to renew the relationship is key to advancing reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. Today, Chief William Morin and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 2020173 Views

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Weigh in on guiding documents for the region

September 28, 2020 Residents invited to engage on Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw Two key guiding documents are under development for the region, and the Municipality needs your input. Strategic path forward The Municipality is preparing a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The MDP will set out the vision and blueprint for how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202064 Views

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Ermineskin Cree Nation Plans for Growth

From 1972 to 2009 Ermineskin’s population grew from about 1,000 to 4,000. The Nation needs room to grow and lands to support our people. Chief and Council are pleased to announce that the Ermineskin Cree Nation is in the early stages of expanding the Nation’s reserve lands by approximately 50%. Changes to the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2020146 Views

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Bighorn Backcountry overrun by random campers: committee – CityNews Edmonton

Jul 28, 2020 EDMONTON – A committee advising the provincial government said a vast section of Alberta backcountry once considered for a park is being overused by tens of thousands of random campers. The Bighorn Backcountry takes in thousands of square kilometres of west-central Alberta along the foothills and the Rockies. The oversight committee said […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202091 Views

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Appeal court reverses rare advance cost award to Alberta First Nation – CBC

Beaver Lake Cree Nation says it will have to make ‘hard decisions’ Jun 30, 2020 The province’s highest court has overturned an order that would have required the provincial and federal governments to pay advance legal costs to an Alberta First Nation fighting for control of its traditional lands. For more than a decade, Beaver […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202099 Views

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Council approves MacIsland land sale to McMurray Métis for cultural centre – Fort McMurray Today

June 10, 2020 Council unanimously approved McMurray Métis request to acquire 7.8 acres of land on MacDonald Island Park to build a cultural centre. Councillor Mike Allen was absent from the meeting. This land includes three MacDonald Island baseball diamonds closest to Fairway Drive. The Legacy Dodge baseball field is not impacted. According to council documents, the land’s assessed value is $61,515. Market […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2020139 Views

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Enoch man rallies community to clean up illegal dumping on nation land – CBC

An Enoch Cree Nation man has organized cleanups of a reserve area used as an illegal dumping site Jun 01, 2020 Robert Hope remembers visiting the rodeo at Sand Hills in the early 1970s. His uncle would pick him up and take him to the show, joining the other attendees sitting on the grass. But […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020137 Views

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