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Red Deer MAG launching 14-day Family Day challenge – rdnewsnow.com

Nine Red Deer cultural organizations are collaborating on a special event for Family Day. Winter Escape/Escapade Hivernale is a 14-day challenge taking place from Feb. 13-27. Individual and group registration begins Friday. “We are trying to make the Winter Escape Challenge as family friendly, senior friendly, and accessible as possible,” says Lynn LeCorre, Education Coordinator […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202124 Views

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First Nations launch legal challenge to coal mining on Alberta’s Eastern Slopes – Calgary Herald

Feb 04, 2021 Siksika First Nation is launching a legal challenge against the province’s decision to rescind its coal policy, effectively allowing open-pit coal mining in the Rockies. The coal policy, launched in 1976, aimed to protect parts of the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mining and designated the area, from Jasper to Waterton National Parks, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202125 Views

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Conklin residents accuse leaders of being absent, offering little support during COVID-19 – Toronto Star

For three minutes, Sherry Tremblay stopped breathing as COVID-19 waged its latest attack on her immune system. Tremblay, who lives in Conklin, had tested positive for the virus in Lac La Biche on New Year’s Eve and stayed at a local motel. When things worsened, she went to Lac La Biche’s health centre. She is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202128 Views

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History, Controversy & Indigenous Involvement – Death of Keystone XL – Todayville.com

For many, few stories have been as captivating and as frustrating as that of the stop-and-start Keystone XL pipeline project, which appears to officially be reaching its end following the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The Keystone XL pipeline extension was originally proposed by TC Energy in 2008 as the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202131 Views

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Rod Berg is acknowledged for building economic reconciliation at the Tsuut’ina Nation – BPC Mag

Building economic reconciliation at the Tsuut’ina Nation Nestled between fertile prairies and the Rocky Mountains, the 80,000-acre Tsuut’ina Nation was established for indigenous people in 1883, a decade before its neighbor, the City of Calgary. Over the course of 50 years, the Tsuut’ina Nation readied itself for future economic development. Partnering with Canderel in July […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202132 Views

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New radio station to share 5 Indigenous languages with Edmontonians – CTV News

January 31, 2021 EDMONTON — Indigenous languages – Cree, Dene, Nakoda Sioux, Blackfoot and Michif – will soon be spoken proudly on a new radio station serving Edmonton and area. On Monday, 89.3 FM The Raven will “take flight” in the Alberta capital – joining country station CFWE-FM as Edmonton’s local Indigenous stations. The Raven […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202126 Views

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Top court rejects police officer’s bid to appeal conviction for assault of First Nations man – CBC

Const. James Othen broke ribs and collapsed lung of Clayton Prince during traffic stop It’s the end of the legal road for a Calgary police officer convicted of assault after breaking the ribs and collapsing the lung of a First Nations man during a traffic stop arrest. On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected Const. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202139 Views

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Alberta First Nations seeing COVID-19 cases climb at a ‘troubling’ rate – CTV News

CALGARY — An increase in COVID-19 cases in many of Alberta’s First Nations has community leaders worried for the provincial Indigenous population. A number of the highest concentrated case counts in Alberta can be traced back to reserves, where virus spread has largely followed a different trajectory than in urban areas. According to data from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202133 Views

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Refreshing change’: Students excited about new U of A course on Indigenous business – Yahoo News

January 28, 2021 A new course at the University of Alberta’s business school aims to educate students about challenges and opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs. Business professor David Deephouse developed the Introduction to Indigenous Business course after attending a Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) event at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton in 2014 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202140 Views

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Enoch Cree Nation looks at forming an urban reserve inside of Edmonton – CTV News

Earlier this week it was announced that talks for an Urban Reserve inside Edmonton have been initiated and Edmonton City Council will be voting on a motion to start exploring the concept. Enoch First Nation Chief Billy Morin reportedly approached City Councillor Sarah Hamilton about the prospect of the First Nation acquiring land within the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202131 Views

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