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Compiled by Shari Narine
An expert panel established by the Assembly of First Nations to gather information on the specific claims process is underscoring the findings of a report authored by claims research directors from across Canada. In Bad Faith: Justice At Last and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The national roundtable on murdered and missing Indigenous women held in Ottawa Feb. 27 resulted in little concrete action, but it has still given hope to one long-time activist. “For the first time in any incident that I’m aware of have the police...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A war of words has erupted between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations’ Interim Chief Kim Jonathan and high ranking members of the provincial government. Jim Reiter, minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs, is...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Write
B.C. storytellers Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd will be launching the third in a series of illustrated Northwest Coast legends on April 25. Titled Orca Chief, it takes its place alongside their previous bestsellers Raven Brings the Light...
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Lirpa Sloof, Windspeaker Writer, Ottawa
OTTAWA - April 1, 2015 In a stunning and unexpected development, Windspeaker has learned that the Harper government is planning to announce a significant campaign targeting Indigenous people and Canadians' attitudes towards them. The idea being...
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By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Writer CANMORE
Thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian Red Cross, First Nations youth from various communities will now be able to participate in an established outdoor education program. Officials from the Canadian Red Cross have agreed to provide more than...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT McKAY FIRST NATION
Over the next year, the Fort McKay First Nation will work with the province and industry stakeholders to develop a sub-regional plan that will protect traditional territory around Moose Lake. Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher signed a letter...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The province’s promise to help First Nations students to have the “same educational opportunities” as their non-Aboriginal counterparts has taken a blow in Budget 2015. The budget, which was brought down on March 26, included a $1.4 million slash in...
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By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Cory Nicotine certainly believes in inclusiveness. That’s why the 26-year-old from the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation has put together an Edmonton-based event called Knowledge Is Pow Wow. The program, which is geared towards all youth, features...
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By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Writer WETASKIWIN
Members of the Aboriginal community will now feel more comfortable when receiving medical treatment at the Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. A room recently opened in the hospital is dedicated to honouring and respecting traditional Aboriginal...

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