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City of Lethbridge: City Council approves Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Recommendations and Work Plan

Lethbridge City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3 to approve the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Recommendations and Work Plan, along with a one-time budget request of $435,000 to be used during a three-year period. This Work Plan builds upon Council’s existing commitment to Reconciliation as outlined in the Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202113 Views

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The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations welcome new Grand Chief Okimaw Vernon Watchmaker

The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations have appointed Okimaw (Chief) Vernon Watchmaker of Kehewin Cree Nation as the next Grand Chief of the Confederacy, succeeding Chief Billy Morin. Watchmaker will continue the many successes under Chief Morin including his urban initiative, as well as, build upon the Protocol with the Province of Alberta. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202142 Views

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MLA Rick Wilson — 2020 Year in Review – Pipestone Flyer

MLA for Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin, Rick Wilson, reflects on the main issues in 2020 and plans for 2021. Jan. 4, 2021 Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations and MLA for Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin, Rick Wilson, reflects on the main issues and topics his office tackled in 2020, and their plans for 2021. One of Wilson’s major priorities this year was […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 202121 Views

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Charla Huber: Indigenous-ancestry controversies can unfairly affect those with unclear lineage – Times Colonist

January 3, 2021 Michelle Latimer’s documentary film Inconvenient Indian being withdrawn from the Sundance Film Festival has sparked headlines. Latimer has come under scrutiny for her claims of Indigenous heritage. This isn’t the first time that an individual has faced a public backlash over claims of Indigenous ancestry. In 2016, similar accusations came out about […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 202114 Views

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WD 2020 Year in Review: Focus on protecting Western Canadian businesses and saving jobs

December 22, 2020 – Edmonton, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada In 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the Government of Canada has turned to the regional development agencies (RDAs) to support as many businesses as possible in communities large and small. RDAs like Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) know and understand the specific needs […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 2020105 Views

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First Nations sign historic agreement with Alberta

Alberta’s government and Treaty Six First Nations have signed a historic agreement that will benefit all people living in central Alberta. “The recovery we are driving for this province, after unprecedented economic and social challenges, will not be complete without Indigenous involvement. It’s a great moral imperative – ensuring Alberta’s opportunities and prosperity are shared […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202030 Views

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We’re just frustrated’: Missed UNESCO deadline a setback for national park, advocates say – CBC

Parks Canada had until Dec. 1 to update UNESCO on conservation efforts in park that straddles Alberta, N.W.T. Dec 15, 2020 Advocates in northern Alberta and the N.W.T. say a missed deadline regarding Canada’s largest national park means the federal government is not taking its conservation seriously. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) gave […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202023 Views

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The Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada is leading a growing transparency movement – Pipestone Flyer

Dec. 11, 2020 The Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada (BMAAAC ) help First Nation citizens get access to justice in order to hold elected chiefs, band councils, and senior management accountable. A prominent advocate from Samson Cree Nation, Sherry Greene, is the current vice president of BMAAAC. During the last provincial election, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 202050 Views

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AUMA: Federal Economic Statement released

December 2, 2020 On November 30, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the Fall Economic Statement (FES). The FES focuses on two priority areas and was presented in four themes: Fighting COVID-19; Supporting Canadians through the Pandemic; Building Back Better; and A Prudent Fiscal Plan. The FES will not be voted on directly, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202029 Views

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Indigenous Relations deputy minister fends off critics at Public Accounts Committee – Toronto Star

Alberta Indigenous Relations may have received a good report from the auditor general, but the Official Opposition was not ready to fall in line. On Dec. 1, Indigenous Relations Deputy Minister Donavon Young appeared virtually in front of the Public Accounts Committee and accepted commendations from Auditor General Doug Wylie for the department having met […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202045 Views

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