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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were commemorated with a Strawberry Ceremony on Valentine’s Day. The ceremony, held at Toronto Police Headquarters at Yonge and College streets, celebrated its tenth anniversary. More than 800 people...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor Williams Lake First Nation
The British Columbia government will be moving ahead with all seven recommendations that have come from a panel investigation into the Mount Polley breach. The announcement is welcomed by Xat’sull First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band, who were...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
A study recently released by the Jordan Principle’s working group underscores the need for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to take a strong stand against the federal government for the less-than-adequate care it provides status First Nations...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor KAHNAWÀ:KE
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke has added one more law that challenges federal authority in its community. “It’s a jurisdictional dispute. We are the elected council in the community … we have operated outside the scope of Indian Act. We have taken...
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It’s with a heavy heart that we report on such tragedy as the one that took the lives of two young children in a house fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in February. Aggravating an already horrible situation is the finger-pointing that has...
By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Contributor BLOOD FIRST NATION
The Blood Tribe Police Service has added a new Crime Reduction Unit to their troop. As a result of recent deaths linked with street versions of oxycodone, the BTPS has taken steps to prevent further harm. “The impact it’s had on the community’s been...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MIKISEW CREE NATION
The full implications of a federal court ruling slapping the Harper government for implementing two omnibus bills in 2012 without consulting with Mikisew Cree Nation are not yet known. However, MCN Chief Steve Courtoreille says it can only...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
The promotion of Edmonton Police Service’s Const. Mike Wasylyshen to sergeant in early December sparked a series of protests downtown. “When I heard that Mike Wasylyshen was being promoted to sergeant, I was shocked,” said Jeanne Longo, a First...
By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer STRATHMORE
Sound, staging and heartfelt acting brought together a hauntingly compelling story of the Indian residential school experience in this year’s Strathmore High School drama production. Directed by drama and dance teacher Deanne Bertsch, with input...
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By Sandra Crowfoot Sweetgrass Contributor EDMONTON
Recognizing that there was a need in the Aboriginal urban community for an outpatient program, two well-respected Aboriginal organizations have come together to help those struggling with addictions. Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centre has opened an...

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