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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
“Our actions are for everybody, unlike this government of Canada,” said Rueben George, to a small but passionate crowd gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature on Sept. 5. George, of the Tsleil Waututh Nation, is head of the Kinder Morgan...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
An increase in Aboriginal attendance at post-secondary schools across the country is reason to celebrate, but the challenge to hold on to those students still remains. Figures released by both the University of Winnipeg and University of...
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The Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys Jones, daughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, has become a royal rock star in some First Nations communities across Canada. She charmed people in little remote communities on the West Coast of Canada and endeared...
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By Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor CHILLIWACK, B.C.
Sto:lo Community Futures (SCF), an Aboriginal non-profit organization in British Columbia, has set its sights on becoming the leading centre of Aboriginal business in British Columbia. The organization has been around since the early 1990s, but this...
By Dianne Meili
Last of codetalkers fought war of words Code talker Chester Nez’s Navajo (Diné) tongue helped pave the way to an allied win in the Second World War. Though unmistakably proud of his ability to serve the United States in such a unique way, he was...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer ST. PAUL
Marilyn Shirt, dean of Indigenous language at Blue Quills First Nations College, has joined forces with Dr. Allison Eamer, a University of Ontario Institute of Technology professor, in a shared vision to preserve First Nations’ languages. When the...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Alberta Chiefs want a national inquiry in to murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls but they won’t be getting support from the province’s new premier. The Assembly of Treaty Chiefs passed the resolution to move forward with the national...
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By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer SIKSIKA NATION
Ten years ago Siksika Nation faced the realty of frequent youth suicides. The community was so affected that Armond Duck Chief, Eddi Wolf Child, and Joni Big Old Man felt the need to change the way the youth perceived their reality. In 2004 the...
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Treaty 4 Student Success Program Inc Executive Director Lori Whiteman (left) signed the MOU with Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers establishing a formal relationship to improve pathways to post-secondary education for First Nations students...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The message was clear: Indigenous children will remain in their communities. “They grow up with that loving, growing bond. That the family is involved, that the community is involved. That we don’t give Alberta Child Services not one more of our...

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