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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.


Robin Wilson - CFWE News
A new initiative between the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, is showing great success in dealing with the stray dog problem in Fort Chipewyan. A temporary shelter has been set up and an animal control officer was...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
More than half of the First Nations in Alberta will not be meeting with the provincial government to discuss the new Aboriginal consultation policy. “We want to be clear, this is not about being against resource development. This is about policies...
By Shari Narine Swetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
First Nations and Métis are not taking lightly the opportunity they have been given to talk to both the National Energy Board and Kinder Morgan representatives. And they want to ensure that neither the NEB nor the pipeline company take their...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Throughout the months of June, July and August in 2013, Irfan Chaudry, a University of Alberta sociology PhD candidate, tracked tweets in six major cities, including Calgary and Edmonton, and discovered that racism is being expressed through the use...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENT
It was 1940, in the dog days of summer, less than a year after the Kikino Métis Settlement – then known as Good Fish Lake Colony Number Seven - was established on March 29, 1939, near Lac La Biche.  “I remember when we came over those hills on...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The Alberta government has directed the panel reviewing the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to not consider concerns raised by the Athabasca Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Onion Lake, Cold Lake Cree, Mikisew Cree, and Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nations, and...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
“The difficult was easy, the impossible took a little longer,” said Father Paul Hefferenan in his 1995 eulogy to Canada’s First Female Indian Act Chief, Elsie Marie Knott of the Curve Lake First Nation in southeastern Ontario. Chief Knott, elected...
Compiled by Darlene Chrapko
Over 20 First Nations and non-Aboriginal performers, dancers, musicians and poets are featured in the World Premiere of Making Treaty 7.   Making Treaty 7 world premiere Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society launched its theatrical presentation at...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Slam poetry performer Zaccheus Jackson Nyce (fourth from left backrow) was struck and killed by a train in Toronto on Aug. 27. A member of the Piikani Nation, Nyce, 36, was in the midst of a solo tour of Canada. Nyce ended up living in East...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The provincial government’s new Family and Community Safety program has $20 million to deliver to local agencies to help end child abuse, family violence, sexual assault and bullying, and to support children’s mental health. The fund will build on...

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