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 Sweetgrass March 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 HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION
Funding from the provincial government and strong mutual aid agreements with neighbouring communities are two reasons why Chief Administrative Officer Darwin Eckstrom expects Horse Lake First Nation will be spared the tragedy that befell a family on...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor
Billy Joe Laboucan, Chief of the Lubicon Lake Nation, says that even the smallest amount of revenue garnered from resources taken from his land would make a difference for his people. “If we are able to just do two to four per cent, we would be able...
By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Writer FORT McKAY
Julia Soucie is hoping to take advantage of an Aboriginal component that will soon be added to the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association’s HIGH FIVE program. ARPA has been running HIGH FIVE since 2007. The training program focuses on how coaches...
Compiled by Shari Narine
A request in person by Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff in February that the government restore $275,000 to his office’s budget was turned down. The money was cut as part of efforts by the province to deal with the drop in oil prices that has left...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Annual event lights ravine A teepee glows in the darkness of the Mill Creek Ravine during the Flying Canoe Adventure. The annual event took place on Feb. 6 and 7 and is a combination of French Canadian and First Nations legend, which was told by...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer
“Narcisse, if you met him, he touched your life forever,” said Michelle Thrush at a memorial to honour the lives of Kainai Elder Narcisse Blood, and Michael Green, co-founder of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit Theatre. Blood’s and Green’s lives were...
Compiled by Robin Wilson, CFWE News
The Wood Buffalo Métis along with other organizations and businesses held a symposium last week, examining the rights of Metis and economic development. Kyle Harrietha is the General Manager of the McMurray Métis and says the turnout was...
Compiled by Robin Wilson, CFWE News
People across Canada are rallying against an anti-terror bill that, if passed, may infringe on the rights of activists and protesters. The purpose of bill C-51 is to protect Canadians from a growing terror threat but many feel the limitations...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer
The sixth annual Rubaboo Festival took place in early February. This year’s event saw a number of changes, and more are on the horizon. Rubaboo is a Métis-Michif word (mixture of French and Indigenous) for a stew made on the trap line. The festival...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Annual event lights ravine A teepee glows in the darkness of the Mill Creek Ravine during the Flying Canoe Adventure. The annual event took place on Feb. 6 and 7 and is a combination of French Canadian and First Nations legend, which was told by...

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