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Community-led research focuses on holistic well-being of Indigenous youth – UCalgary News

Northern Alberta project is led by one of 20 promising new postdocs joining UCalgary in 2021 When Dr. Jennifer Markides arrives in northern Alberta later this year to begin her new research projects, she won’t know what those projects are going to look like — and that’s how she wants it. “Working with Indigenous communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20216 Views

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Mayor, councillor, First Nations speakers join NDP fight against Alberta coal plan – CTV News

EDMONTON — More than 250 people attended a virtual NDP town hall Thursday night to fight a UCP plan that would allow more coal mining in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Last May, the Alberta government cancelled a 1976 Peter Lougheed policy that largely restricted coal development in western Alberta. After a public […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20216 Views

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Indigenous owned businesses say cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline means more job losses – APTN News

On the first day of his Presidency, Joe Biden used an executive order to cancel the permit approved by former president Donald Trump to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have connected Alberta’s bitumen to Nebraska and then to the gulf states further south. This news is not shocking. Biden campaigned with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20216 Views

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Alexis Nakota Sioux Chief criticizes Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout – Globalnews.ca

January 19, 2021 Alexis Nakota Sioux Chief Tony Alexis is criticizing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Alberta. In November 2020, The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) released preliminary guidance on the key populations for early COVID-19 vaccinations, “for the efficient, effective, and equitable allocation of COVID-19 vaccine(s).” The NACI guidance came because of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202110 Views

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Alberta First Nations leaders frustrated by delay in vaccine rollout – CBC

‘Again we are left behind and not a priority,’ Piikani Nation medical director says Jan 19, 2021 Alberta First Nations leaders say they are frustrated with the way the province is handling COVID-19 vaccine distribution after the government paused the rollout of first doses until supply is restocked. “The province continues to make unilateral decisions on First […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202113 Views

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Corbella: Indigenous leaders ‘devastated’ by Biden’s predicted scrapping of KXL pipeline – Calgary Herald

‘It’s gotten to the point that unless you are far left or far right, your voice isn’t heard — only those polarized voices are heard but we’re here. We want this pipeline and I would like President Biden to know that, to understand that killing this project will be devastating to Indigenous people’ Jan 19, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202113 Views

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Graduation rates low for Indigenous students, despite $13-million funding injection – Calgary Herald

Darlene Unruh said the gap between Indigenous students and other student cohorts will have to result in a refined strategy that better recognizes the complex challenges Indigenous students face Jan 17, 2021 Graduation rates among Indigenous students in the public school system are continuing to decline, in spite of a funding injection of nearly $13 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202112 Views

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Elder in Residence receives one of Canada’s highest civilian honours – UCalgary

At a time when we might feel a lack of inspiration or hope about altering the current socio-political landscape, a good-news story about recognition of determination and hard work to create social justice change can be just the antidote needed. “It’s incredible and awesome, and I’m thrilled to be appointed,” says Cree Elder Doreen Spence of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202163 Views

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Stoney Nakoda First Nation declares State of Local Emergency after rapid rise in COVID-19 cases – Cochrane Today

“So far we’ve done good and I think we’re going to beat this,” Crawford said. “Just stay home and avoid people.” STONEY NAKODA— After seeing a rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Stoney Nakoda First Nation a State of Local Emergency has been declared. On Monday (Jan. 11), the Nation saw an increase of 17 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202125 Views

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Council approves $1.1 million for housing project fighting Indigenous homelessness – Fort McMurray Today

Jan 13, 2021 Council unanimously approved a $1.1 million project to convert two buildings into housing for Indigenous people and families impacted by COVID-19 and homelessness. The funding is for the Tawaw (Cree for “come in” or “welcome,” and pronounced ta-WOW) Housing First Partnership between Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH), Wood Buffalo Wellness Society and McMurray […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202132 Views

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