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 Sweetgrass Cover - December 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
A point-in-time count of homelessness in Alberta’s seven largest municipalities shows a bleak picture of over-representation for the urban Aboriginal population. But Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher takes hope from Premier Jim Prentice’s...
Sweetgrass Staff
Campaign to eliminate violence against Aboriginal women First Nation Women’s Economic Security Council members Koren Lightening Earle (second from left) and Grace Auger with Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations David Dorward (left) and...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Gary Moostoos, respected Elder and social worker with Boyle Street Community Services, says an apology needs action in order to be accepted. “I have always been taught that in order to apologize to someone you have to make amends first. ‘I’m sorry’...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MIKISEW CREE NATION
Once more, First Nations are claiming that the federal government has failed to consult when giving the go ahead to industry. And once more legal action is the result. The Mikisew Cree Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation filed legal papers...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENT
A pilot project on Kikino Métis Settlement will see Habitat for Humanity’s ownership model provide homes for four local families. “Kikino is setting the stage for others to follow. Our objective is to help all of the Métis communities. We’re working...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Under new Chief Gordon T. Auger, Bigstone Cree Nation held a peaceful demonstration Oct. 30 to “draw attention to the lack of respect and acknowledgement for our rights to economic development within our own traditional territory.” The band says...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A sign placed along Highway 63 near Plamondon reading “Entering Treaty No. 8 Territory” was found cut in half by a road maintenance crew only three days after being erected. About 10 signs are slated to be put up in the traditional territory to mark...
By Julie MacIsaac Sweetgrass Writer O’CHIESE FIRST NATION
In November, the RCMP made a recruitment stop on O’Chiese First Nation.  It was one of a number of community career presentations geared towards Aboriginal communities as part of the Alberta RCMP’s latest recruitment blitz.  “The RCMP has...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Artist and nurse Heather Clayton displays her years in the north through A Life in Portraits, an exhibition that runs until Dec. 17 at the Extension Gallery at Enterprise Square Atrium, in downtown Edmonton.   Pioneer nursing celebrated in art...
Compiled by Shari Narine
In the 25 years that the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has operated, its mandate has grown to better serve the children and youth, who receive designated government services. Most significantly, in 2012, the Child and Youth Advocate Act was...

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