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As we head to press, the Assembly of First Nations is wrapping up Day Two of its assembly in Halifax, and while there wasn’t the spitting and hissing that marred the May meeting of the organization, tensions were heightened and loins girded for...
By Dianne Meili
“The Reverend” influenced through music, traditional teachings Percy Tuesday didn’t claim to be an Elder, partly because he thought the spiritual persona conflicted with his earlier, rambunctious days of playing honky tonk bars on Winnipeg’s Main...
By Dianne Meili
Millbrook chief remained dedicated to his vision “There wouldn’t be anything (in Millbrook First Nation) if it wasn’t for Lawrence’s tenacity to go out front and get things done.” Daniel Paul’s statement about his brother holds true in a broader...
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On Friday, June 13th the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers in double overtime to win their second Stanley Cup in three years. The team ended their longest ever playoff game with a goal from Alec Martinez with 5:17 left in the second...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION
Now that the Membertou First Nation is able to access money through the First Nations Finance Authority, it will be saving tens of thousands of dollars in bank charges. “We have two large bank loans at regular banks at much higher rates and much...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The next time an Aboriginal person is involved in a serious police incident, the agency that investigates such occurrences could include two Aboriginal team members. A series of officer-involved shootings in August 2013 of Indigenous men – two of...
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By Andrea D. Smith Sweetgrass Contributor CALGARY
A comic book being published in Calgary will give young readers a chance to learn the Blackfoot language. The graphic novel, entitled “Ihtsipatatiyoop” (“Creator” in English), will be a series of illustrations and text boxes designed to appeal to...
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By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Race, gender and sexual violence were emphasized at this year’s fourth annual Slut Walk in Edmonton. The walk focused heavily on Canada’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women because a demographic “that has a significantly higher chance of being...
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By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
March 14, 1974, marks a significant date in Ruth Scalp Lock’s life, a turning point at the Winnipeg Inn on Portage and Main, where she experienced a spiritual awakening. “I heard this voice that told me I had to do something about my life. A power...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Evelyn Simpson and Gina Degerness stood together, holding each other and crying.  They share something no mother wants to share:  their sons are missing.  Evelyn’s son Jason Freedom Adam went missing from Edmonton on Oct. 21, 2007....

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