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Murals help artist reconcile a difficult past – The Catholic Register

September 24, 2020 Through a commission to paint murals at three Catholic schools, Indigenous artist Ryan Willert has been able to find his own healing and reconciliation with the Catholic community. The 36-year-old Blackfoot from the Siksika Nation is well-known in Alberta. Based in Red Deer, he has painted murals at several colleges, universities and […]

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Researchers ask: Are Canada’s threatened caribou at risk of chronic wasting disease? – UCalgary

As cases of an infectious disease that kills members of the deer family continue to rise in Alberta, a new study sheds light on the risk of chronic wasting disease (CWD) to Canadian caribou — a species officially listed as threatened. CWD is one of a group of infectious illnesses called prion diseases. They occur when […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202028 Views

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Edmonton Public Schools becomes first jurisdiction in Alberta to commit to collecting race-based data – Edmonton Journal

Sep 23, 2020 Edmonton Public Schools will develop a model to collect race-based data in an effort to dismantle systemic racism and racial discrimination, making it the first school jurisdiction in the province to commit to doing so. Trustees voted unanimously during a board meeting on Tuesday to pass the recommendation to collect the race-based […]

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AHS Indigenous Cancer Strategy: Reconciliation to Reconcili-action – CTV

September 22, 2020 Once upon a time, when iceboxes were dirt dugouts, before beaver felt hats were turning the English mad, and when environmental hazards were the leading cause of death among Indigenous population, our ancestors did not worry as much about the prevalent chronic illness, cancer. Spoken by many Elders, “this is not our […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202021 Views

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City council approves Indigenous names for Edmonton’s new ward boundaries – Globalnews.ca

All 12 of the Indigenous names proposed to Edmonton city council as new names for city wards have been approved after councillors voted nine to four in favour of the motion Monday afternoon. An all-female committee made up of 17 women representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis chose them, after discussions and conversations with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202017 Views

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How decolonizing public health has helped Indigenous communities control COVID-19 – Globalnews.ca

September 21, 2020 On the Siksika First Nation, east of Calgary, about 4,000 on-reserve nation members have been adjusting to a new normal under COVID-19.  There are screening stations at the entrance of all public buildings and a drive-thru testing is open daily between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We’re a higher risk population,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202016 Views

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Frog Lake First Nation shows support for group looking to buy stake in Trans Mountain – The Sudbury Star

September 21, 2020 An eastern Alberta First Nation has signed a letter of intent showing its support for an Indigenous group focused on purchasing a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline. Frog Lake Cree Nation’s chief and council have signed an intent to join the Western Indigenous Pipeline Group (WIPG). The group is focused […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202022 Views

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Short Report about Covid-19 impacts on UArctic Thematic Networks and Institutes published – UArctic

Sep 18, 2020 The UArctic Thematic Networks and Research Liaison Office conducted an open survey aimed at collecting data and information about the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on UArctic Thematic Networks’ and Institutes’ activities during year 2020. The survey was addressed to all members of UArctic Thematic Networks and Institutes during the months of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202034 Views

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Police currently investigating $180,000 vandalism at Foote Field – The Gateway

The suspect has not been identified Multiple slashes to the dome at Foote Field as an act of vandalism may be costing the university thousands to fix. According to an Edmonton Police Service (EPS) media releases, the incident occurred on September 13 around 10:35 p.m. The suspect gained access to the dome by climbing over […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202022 Views

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12 Indigenous names for updated Edmonton wards proposed – Global News

An all-female committee made up of 17 women representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis have chosen Indigenous names for Edmonton’s newly amended wards. The proposed names will be discussed at the Sept. 21 city council meeting. If the bylaw is passed by Dec. 31, changes to ward boundaries and names would come into effect on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202025 Views

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