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Statistic on killers of aboriginal women at best ‘unhelpful,’ at worst ‘offensive,’ say advocates – Yahoo News

The federal government is trying to abdicate responsibility for the high number of aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada by blaming First Nations, say advocates for a public inquiry. RCMP Comm. Bob Paulson confirmed Friday a statistic first cited by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in a closed-door meeting with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 2015328 Views

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After Gladue verdict, our jury system deserves a closer look – The Globe and Mail

Apr. 09 2015 Widespread outrage has greeted an Alberta jury’s acquittal of the man who was with sex worker Cindy Gladue when she died of a horribly intrusive injury in the bathtub of an Edmonton hotel. It has also has shined a spotlight on the inner workings of our jury system. “That’s democracy” is not […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015405 Views

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Six Alberta First Nations chiefs call on RCMP for clarification of aboriginal offender statistic – Edmonton Journal

April 10, 2015 EDMONTON  -The Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six Nations said she is “shocked” and “appalled” after RCMP revealed this week that in its review of solved cases of murdered aboriginal women, 70 per cent of the offenders are indigenous. Bernice Martial, also chief of the Cold Lake First Nation, said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015361 Views

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Pro lacrosse players visiting local First Nations – AB Daily Herald Tribune

April 8, 2015 The Grande Prairie Lacrosse Association (GPLA) has teamed up with the Alberta Lacrosse Association (ALA) to grow the game of lacrosse in northern Alberta’s First Nations communities. Ron Regnier, vice-president of the GPLA, said Jeremy Thompson, professional lacrosse player with the National Lacrosse League’s Edmonton Rush, and Andrew McBride, captain of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2015365 Views

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Sister of missing Alberta woman keeps searching, hoping – CBC

Apr 09, 2015 Shelly Dene vanished without a trace in the summer of 2013, her sister has been looking ever since Ever since Shelly Dene vanished without a trace in the summer of 2013, her sister has been fighting to learn the truth about her disappearance. Candice L’Hommecourt last heard from her sister through a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2015322 Views

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When it comes to carbon pricing, time is money – Pembina

April 8, 2015 Are Canada’s provinces and territories up for the challenge of meeting their climate change objectives while increasing innovation and growing their collective GDP by four per cent? Yes, you read that correctly — a safer climate, more innovation and a stronger economy. That, in essence, is the challenge laid down by the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2015345 Views

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U of L grad the exception as aboriginal politician – Lethbridge Herald

January 29, 2015. When it’s election time for chief and council, there’s plenty of interest in most First Nations communities. But far fewer aboriginal Canadians put their name forward for civic or provincial office. University of Lethbridge grad Jennifer Campeau is an exception. She was elected four years ago as an MLA by voters in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015557 Views

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Prentice launches probe into Métis development deal – Edmonton Journal

January 28, 2015 EDMONTON – Premier Jim Prentice has ordered an investigation into allegations about an economic development agreement between three northern Alberta Métis settlements and an international timber-products firm. Prentice appointed KPMG in November to investigate “more than one” formal complaint from Métis settlement members, Jessica Johnson, director of communications with the Aboriginal Relations […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015500 Views

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Water main break means no drinking water from tap on southern Alberta reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 27, 2015 13:38 CALGARY _ An Alberta First Nation police service has issued a “water supply alert” for some of its residents. A water main break on the Tsuu T’ina Nation, which is adjacent to Calgary’s southwest boundary, has caused a disruption to potable water service to all homes southeast of Bullhead Road. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 2015421 Views

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Former U of L student returns to share her wisdom – Lethbridge Herald

January 27, 2015. Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau, who completed a bachelor’s degree in the First Nations Governance program in the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Management, is back in Lethbridge Monday through Friday this week to share her expertise with students and youth. “We are delighted and honoured that one of our graduates, the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 2015445 Views

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