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By Cara McKenna Windspeaker Contributor VANCOUVER
Several thousand people marched in Vancouver in opposition to Kinder Morgan on Saturday, Nov. 19, as many prepare to face arrest if the pipeline project is approved. The unprecedentedly huge rally drew Indigenous people from diverse nations across...
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The Indigenous Bar Association says it’s disappointed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his failure to appoint an Indigenous candidate to the Supreme Court of Canada. With a promise to work with Indigenous peoples on a nation-to-nation basis,...
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Bert Crowfoot, the publisher of Windspeaker and CEO of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA), has headed off to Ottawa to address the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. On Nov. 17 he’ll be speaking to the committee about the...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor PORT ALBERNI, B.C.
Assembly of First Nations B.C. Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson suggests it’s time for parties to step back and take a deep breath. He was speaking about a lawsuit that has been filed in the BC Supreme Court. “It’s really being blown out of...
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That old mistrust is creeping in. And it all started out so hopeful… a new day, a new relationship, and a bright new enlightenment after the long dark bleak winter of Conservative rule. But today, we’ve got to call it. The Liberal Party of Canada...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 29, 2016. Homelessness in Alberta has dropped dramatically since 2008. Preliminary figures released Tuesday by the 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness show a 31 per cent decrease in 2016 from eight years earlier. “We didn’t know what to...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 7, 2016. An investigative review released last week by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate into the death of a young boy resulted in no recommendations. But that isn’t an indication of improved circumstances for Indigenous children...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
November 3, 2016. Hearts will soon be adorning the trees and shrubs in Edmonton’s river valley along the multi-use path between Groat Road and the High Level Bridge. The pathway is Edmonton’s interpretation and contribution to a national...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor CALGARY
November 10, 2016. Independent Indigenous input will help inform the University of Calgary’s institutional-wide Indigenous strategy, but there is no plan to solicit that same kind of input of the larger Indigenous community when the strategy is in...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO
November 21, 2016. As on-site archeological work in southern Alberta comes to an end, there is anticipation about possible work in another disaster area in the province. Archeologist Dr. Dan Meyers, with the consulting company Lifeways of Canada, is...

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