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Rising Star proud to be gay, Indigenous in industry that hasn’t always welcomed diversity – JWN

October 6, 2020 As a gay Métis man, Gregory John has faced his share of personal and professional barriers, but he continues to overcome them and now heads a successful company that focuses on Indigenous economic development. The Rising Star is CEO and founder of Four Peaks Business Development Ltd., a company built around creating opportunities for Indigenous people in the energy sector. Gregory is also responsible for Indigenous content with the Canadian Energy Centre, a role […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202025 Views

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Elise Stolte: Women, Black and Indigenous firefighters face a rough ride at Edmonton fire department – Edmonton Journal

Oct 06, 2020 Edmonton’s fire department has a serious issue with discrimination. It might be only a few bad apples in a hundred. But it’s bad enough that some firefighters are torn when asked if women, Black, Indigenous and other minority candidates should sign up. Even if new fire Chief Joe Zatylny can strip bias […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202026 Views

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Canadian publisher says Indigenous children’s books stuck at CBSA – CityNews Edmonton

A publisher claims that a shipment of children’s books translated in Indigenous languages might get destroyed by Canada Border Services due to a clerical error. Sarolta Saskiw has more on the confusion, and how an Edmonton man is jumping in, hoping to help find a resolution. Read More: https://edmonton.citynews.ca/video/2020/10/04/canadian-publisher-says-indigenous-childrens-books-stuck-at-cbsa/

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202022 Views

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First Nation staffer offers a familiar face to COVID-19 patients – The Kingston Whig-Standard

The Chipewyan Prairie First Nation saw 44 COVID-19 cases this past summer, or 65 per cent of all cases in Wood Buffalo’s rural areas. When a patient is quarantined, Najwa Karamujic is there to help. Before Najwa Karamujic drives home, she sprays down her entire body with aerosol disinfectant. She can’t have any contact with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 202038 Views

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Federal funds will help college create Indigenous gathering place, build extension – Lethbridge News Now

Oct 2, 2020 MEDICINE HAT, AB – Part of Medicine Hat College’s central space will become an Indigenous gathering place for teaching and sharing. The college will receive $1.56 million from the federal government for accessibility and inclusion. In addition to the gathering place, the college will use the funds to build a 1,333 square-metre […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 202047 Views

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Steel River Group partnership building brighter future for Indigenous communities – Calgary Herald

Calgary-based Steel River Group is forging ahead with its goal of bringing together its companies, Indigenous communities and strategic alliance partners over a shared vision to create opportunities for generational wealth creation. CEO Trent Fequet recently announced a partnership between Steel River and the Metis Nation of Alberta Section 3, which comprises six Metis locals […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202034 Views

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CPS citizen survey shows ‘pattern’ of mistrust in police among Black, Indigenous people – Calgary Herald

The police oversight body’s annual citizen satisfaction survey also shows a declne in the perception that Calgary police officers respond fairly to all communities across the city There’s a “pattern” of low trust in Calgary police among Black and Indigenous people, according to new data from the city’s police oversight body. The Calgary police commission […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 202033 Views

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Metis Nation in Alberta holds fundraiser for hunter’s families – APTN News

The Metis Nation of Alberta hosted a fundraising breakfast in two locations to raise money for the families of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal. The two Metis men were shot and killed while hunting this past March. Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/metis-nation-in-alberta-holds-fundraiser-for-hunters-families/

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202024 Views

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Alberta’s Oilsands Owe Canadians Far More than They Can Pay – TheTyee.ca

Why 50 years of bitumen mining will add up to a money loser for taxpayers. The future will not look like the past, or apparently even two weeks ago in the case of the oil industry. Shell just announced a 40 per cent cut in production spending and a refocus on renewables. BP stated last […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202034 Views

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Painting a mural and promoting Indigenous culture – CTV Edmonton

September 27, 2020 EDMONTON — Edmontonians got the chance to help paint a mural inspired by Indigenous culture that will be displayed in Inglewood. “Inglewood has a long history of trauma, a long history of healing needing to happen in this neighbourhood,” said Kirsta Franke, the director of Wild Heart Collective. “So we wanted to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202034 Views

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