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 Sweetgrass Cover - November 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
By the end of the year, the seven largest cities in the province will have a better understanding of what homelessness looks like in their communities thanks to a coordinated count which took place mid-October. “The 7 Cities are playing a leadership...
Sports Central Horse Lake
By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Writer HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION
Horse Lake is one of many First Nations that are benefitting from the distribution of free sports equipment from an Edmonton-based organization. The Horse Lake First Nation received hockey equipment valued at more than $100,000 on Oct. 8 thanks to a...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
On Oct. 18, the Glenbow Museum exhibit Where Are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools, opened in conjunction with Edmund Metatawabin’s reading from his book UpGhost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native...
Sharphead reburial
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor PONOKA COUNTY
Nearly 50 years after being dug out of the ground, the remains of 25 Sharphead First Nations people – and three more unearthed in 2007 – were returned to their land. “It was a very sad and solemn ceremony, but afterwards, knowing that everything was...
By Shari Narine Contributing Sweetgrass Editor EDMONTON
Banning an Aboriginal cultural support advisor from Edmonton City Centre has resulted in cries of racism and racial profiling. Cree Elder Gary Moostoos posted on Facebook that on Oct. 27 he “was eating noodles at City Center food court and a couple...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT CHIPEWYAN
The next time the lights go out because of a glitch in Fort Chipewyan’s power plant, the Elders and youth lodge will be lit up like a beacon thanks to solar energy. “Not everybody has wood burning stoves, so if we lose power, we can bring the Elders...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Continuation of funding for band constables was on the agenda when provincial and territorial justice ministers met with the federal government in Banff in mid-October. Funding for the program expires March 31, 2015. Federal Public Safety Minister...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
New provincial and federal funding for the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights will allow the two organizations to enter into a partnership allowing them to sustain their work with...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher singled out the joint Canada–Alberta plan for oil sands monitoring when he stated a need for “improved results analysis reporting.”  Says The Report of the Auditor General of Alberta – October 2014 about the...
Fort Edmonton park rendering
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The City of Edmonton has committed $20,000 to Confederacy of Treaty 6 for the continuation of research that could result in a more accurate story of the First Nations people being told at Fort Edmonton. “It’s a positive step forward,” said Rob Houle...

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