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Alberta Sweetgrass

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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 FORT McMURRAY FIRST NATION
Organizers of the Healing Walk, which covers a section of the Alberta tar sands, will be shifting their focus next year.“We’re not moving away from (campaigning against) open pit mining to focus on in situ…but we need to focus on other communities...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Cancer concerns for two First Nations living downstream on the Athabasca River have always been personal for Mikisew Cree Nation Chief Steve Courtoreille, but now they have reached an even higher level. Courtoreille has been diagnosed with cancer.“...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Building relationships and searching for long-term solutions have brought success for the Boyle Street Community Services Outreach Team when it comes to working with Edmonton’s homeless. “It is important that our team is proactive,” said leader...
By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
A unique Housing First program that has both a trauma support worker and a cultural and spiritual educator was recently recognized with a Leader of the Pack award at the 7 Cities Housing First Practitioners Workshop Awards and Reception. Team Leader...
By Darlene Charpko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
When Aboriginal Home Visitation Services are expanded in the fall to Calgary families with infants and children to age three, an Aboriginal agency will be at the forefront. That’s an important distinction, says Mark Laycock, director of Métis...
By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Contributor BANFF
Officials from Banff’s Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies are anticipating large crowds for their latest exhibit called Indigenous Ingenuity. “I think it’s going to appeal to a lot of people,” said the museum’s curator Anne Ewen, adding it won’t...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The investigation into the death of a six-week old baby in care has led to Provincial Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff’s recommendation that a policy be developed directing infants in care to not share beds. In 2013, six-week-old Dawn (not her...
Compiled by Shari Narine
With the proclamation of Bill 11 on July 24, Human Services Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar has delivered on his promise to lift the publication ban on children who have died while in government care. Lifting the ban was discussed as part of a limited-...
Compiled by Darlene Chrapko
Valcourt Participates in Indian Village Grand Entry Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt was among the political figures and honoured guests, which included Alberta Minister of Aboriginal Relations Frank...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor KIKINO METIS SETTLEMENT
John Whitford is paying it forward.  He remembers what it meant to him to learn to Red River jig and he is providing youngsters at the Kikino Metis Settlement with the same opportunity. “I heard the fiddle the first time and that was it. I was...

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