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 Sweetgrass Cover - December 2014

Alberta Sweetgrass - The Aboriginal Newspaper of Alberta
published monthly since December 1993.

Contributing Editor: Shari Narine

With more than 9,000 copies distributed monthly via Canada Post and on newstands, Alberta Sweetgrass is your most effective means of reaching Alberta's Aboriginal people.


By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
A point-in-time count of homelessness in Alberta’s seven largest municipalities shows a bleak picture of over-representation for the urban Aboriginal population. But Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher takes hope from Premier Jim Prentice’s...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENT
A pilot project on Kikino Métis Settlement will see Habitat for Humanity’s ownership model provide homes for four local families. “Kikino is setting the stage for others to follow. Our objective is to help all of the Métis communities. We’re working...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MIKISEW CREE NATION
Once more, First Nations are claiming that the federal government has failed to consult when giving the go ahead to industry. And once more legal action is the result. The Mikisew Cree Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation filed legal papers...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT CHIPEWYAN
A recent trip by Premier Jim Prentice to meet with Aboriginal leaders in the Fort Chipewyan region has received mixed reaction. Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher lauds Prentice for traveling north on Nov. 10 and meeting with him and his...
Sweetgrass Staff
Campaign to eliminate violence against Aboriginal women First Nation Women’s Economic Security Council members Koren Lightening Earle (second from left) and Grace Auger with Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations David Dorward (left) and...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Artist and nurse Heather Clayton displays her years in the north through A Life in Portraits, an exhibition that runs until Dec. 17 at the Extension Gallery at Enterprise Square Atrium, in downtown Edmonton.   Pioneer nursing celebrated in art...
Compiled by Darlene Chrapko
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi receives his first Métis sash from Marlene Lanz, president of Métis Nation Region 3. Métis Nation Region 3 celebrates Métis Week Beginning Nov. 16 with Louis Riel Day, Métis Nation 3 held a full week of festivities....

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