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 Alberta Sweetgrass May 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 ALEXIS NAKOTA SIOUX NATION
As Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Cameron Alexis waited to give support to his family, who are searching for his first cousin Misty Potts, he received news that the skeletal remains found April 19 near Rollyview, AB, had...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Commitment and family, say two of this year’s 15 Esquao Awards recipients, are important values that young women, who want to make a difference in their communities, need to grasp. For young women, who are hoping to make their mark in the world,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Premier-elect Rachel Notley has pledged to work with Aboriginal people. “And to Alberta’s Indigenous peoples, the trust that we have been given tonight is a call to be better neighbours and better partners. And I am looking forward to consulting...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ALEXIS NAKOTA SIOUX NATION
Misty Potts Sanderson has an impressive pedigree. Her first cousin is Cameron Alexis, Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Her distant cousin is Treaty 8 Grand Chief and Mikisew Cree Nation Chief Steve Courtoreille. She is the...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
“The door is very significant. I walked out the door of my house, my own culture and language and stepped into the unknown,” said Elder Clarence Wolfleg, Sr., of a central symbolic aspect of the Witness Blanket art installation. Wolfleg is one of...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Filmmaker Alexandra Lazarowich wants to do more than tell the story of Cree soldiers from Alberta, who communicated vital military intelligence that contributed to the Allied victory plans in World War II. She wants to get them the recognition they...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
“The door is very significant. I walked out the door of my house, my own culture and language and stepped into the unknown,” said Elder Clarence Wolfleg, Sr., of a central symbolic aspect of the Witness Blanket art installation. Wolfleg is one of...
By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer SIKSIKA FIRST NATION
In the tight community of Siksika Nation, the Bow River flood of 2013 was a devastation that impacted everyone, some more so than others. Nearly two years later, the Nation is still dealing with the effects suffered by the disaster, including the...
Compiled by Darlene Chrapko
Athlete inspires young volleyball enthusiasts  On April 11 and 12, Canadian National Men’s Team veteran Dallas Soonias was in Calgary visiting local youth tournaments and promoting the upcoming Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Men’s...
Compiled by Shari Narine and Darlene Chrapko
The Canadian Board Diversity Council and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business will hold a joint summit on governance with business and community leaders in Calgary on May 14. Sponsored by EY Canada, the summit will explore ways in which...

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