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 Alberta Sweetgrass July 2015

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
For residential school survivor Larry Loyie, Premier Rachel Notley’s apology means nothing if “it’s just a ceremony or a frilly thing.” It needs to be followed by action. On June 22, Notley became the first premier to formally apologize to those who...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The building of trust is an ongoing process, says Cameron Alexis, outgoing Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, particularly when it comes to interaction between Aboriginal people and the police. In May, the Alberta Serious...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The success of Ambrose Place and renewed interest from funders have rallied agencies working in Edmonton’s inner city to evaluate services and programs and identify gaps. “We’re trying to build community in the inner city,” said Russell Auger, who...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Over 16 per cent of youth treated in emergency rooms across the province for self-harm are First Nations. But as “alarming” as that figure is, Dr. Amanda Newton, University of Alberta researcher and associate professor in the Department of...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTO
Richard Oster is hopeful that a partnership between the University of Alberta and an unidentified First Nation will result in more women successfully carrying babies to full term. “Our research group is … working in collaboration with a very large...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
Using art, Springbank school and Strathmore High School students expressed their empathy for those who endured residential schools, signifying a new beginning. “They are all part of my own healing. I thank them for that. They give me a strong sense...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A document obtained under Canada’s access-to-information law shows that the Canadian government was aware that contaminant levels exceeded guidelines, higher-than-expected atmospheric concentrations of chemicals, and a lack of regional species such...
By Hazel Martial, CFWE News
Two killed near Fox Lake RCMP were called at around one thirty this morning to a work camp located near Fox Creek. When RCMP arrived on the scene they found two people dead. The attacker was shot by police in the altercation that followed. The...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Tribal Chiefs Venture Inc., East Prairie Métis Settlement and Nunee Health Board Society were among 19 organizations to recently receive funding from the provincial government to help address and prevent elder abuse. The three-year $3-million Elder...
By Hazel Martial, CFWE News
Aaron Paquette announces election bid First Nations and Métis Artist and author Aaron Paquette announces his bid to seek the federal NDP nomination for the Edmonton-Manning riding. For more information: www.aaronpaquette.net   Bill 1 passes...

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