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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.


Speaker of the Assembly Gene Zwozdesky joined march
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The Alberta government has pledged to create a new curriculum that will see kindergarten to Grade 12 students learn about the legacy of residential schools, about First Nation treaties, and receive the Aboriginal perspective. The mayors of Edmonton...
TRC Edmonton Event main hall
By Shari Narine Contributing Editor EDMONTON
After a week of milder weather in Edmonton, the opening day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final national event was met with snowfall. “An Elder told me the snow came because it’s a form of cleansing,” said Assembly of First Nations...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Sometimes emotional trauma emerges years after the fact. This was the case for Margaret Larocque. The Cree woman was in four different residential schools over the course of nine years.Like many residential school survivors, she was taken from her...
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson honoured by TRC
By Shari Narine Contributing Sweetgrass Editor EDMONTON
Emotions ran the gamut from forgiveness to anger to guilt to horror as honourary witnesses shared their reflections over the four-day national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In an already emotionally charged statement, Edmonton...
Artist Alex Janvier told his story as part of the Churches Listening Circle.
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Alex Janvier is best known as a successful visual artist. When he speaks in public, art is usually the topic of the talk. However, on March 27, Janvier spoke not as an artist, but as a survivor of the residential school system to a panel of church...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The public has until April 11 to respond to the government’s report from the January roundtable on child intervention. The roundtable, while heavy on experts and those who work in the system, was light on Aboriginal representation and those who were...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Celebrating forgotten birthdays in style The Métis fiddlers from Prince Charles school performed at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s birthday party on the final day of the seventh national event. The birthday celebrations recognize all...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The new Masson Family Endowment and Masson Family First Nations Transition Program Award at the University of Lethbridge will support both the university’s First Nations Transition Program as well as individual FNTP students. Alumnus Richard Masson...
Compiled by Darlene Chrapko
Gladstone inducted as honourary witness for TRC Jim Gladstone (centre) with Truth and Reconciliation Commission members Dr. Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild was inducted as an honourary witness at the seventh and final national event in...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Sherri Rinkel Mackay (standing) teacher from Glenbow School, in Cochrane, directs students from Pakan school, in Good Fish Lake  (from left)) Alainna Favel, teacher Kim Faithful, Raelee Cardinal, and Lakeisha Halfe in the Warrior Paint project...

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