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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor
Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) showed their resourcefulness when they celebrated their kick-off to Aboriginal History Month in Mississauga. They converted their parking lot on Brittania and Hurontario in Mississauga into a celebratory venue complete...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
Annie Johnston and Madeleine Jackson held each other and wept softly as Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson talked about the children who had died at residential school, many of whose names were not recorded. And for more than...
By Dianne Meili
Born artist gave all he had While other kids in Wikwemikong, on Ontario’s Manitoulin Island, were running around with baseball bats and jars for catching frogs, Josh Peltier carried paint brushes or a sketchpad. Surrounded and inspired by great...
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Photos by Shari Narine
After six long, hard years of heading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Justice Murray Sinclair is tired. But he is also hopeful. Sinclair expects the message repeated by the TRC – that reconciliation is a Canadian issue and not an...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KAMLOOPS
Court action launched by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc and Shishalh Indian Bands on behalf of their own day scholars will have an impact on all Aboriginal people who were day scholars at Indian residential schools from 1920 to 1997. “It’s been a rough...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The building of trust is an ongoing process, says Cameron Alexis, outgoing Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, particularly when it comes to interaction between Aboriginal people and the police. In May, the Alberta Serious...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The success of Ambrose Place and renewed interest from funders have rallied agencies working in Edmonton’s inner city to evaluate services and programs and identify gaps. “We’re trying to build community in the inner city,” said Russell Auger, who...
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Compiled by Shari Narine
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recently ruled that the federal government did retaliate against Cindy Blackstock, president of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and ordered the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to pay Blackstock $...
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By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
The two largest school boards in Edmonton are not waiting to learn what the new government’s intentions are when it comes to teaching about Indian residential schools.  Under PC leadership, curriculums for 2016 made teaching about Indian...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTO
Richard Oster is hopeful that a partnership between the University of Alberta and an unidentified First Nation will result in more women successfully carrying babies to full term. “Our research group is … working in collaboration with a very large...

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