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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.


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By Julie MacIsaac KIKINO MÉTIS SETTLEMENT
Kikino Métis Settlement celebrated its 75 anniversary this summer and while infrastructure and industry are vital to the continued growth of the settlement, Kikino’s leaders say it is education and the community’s youth that hold the key to a...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The message was clear: Indigenous children will remain in their communities. “They grow up with that loving, growing bond. That the family is involved, that the community is involved. That we don’t give Alberta Child Services not one more of our...
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By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer SIKSIKA NATION
Ten years ago Siksika Nation faced the realty of frequent youth suicides. The community was so affected that Armond Duck Chief, Eddi Wolf Child, and Joni Big Old Man felt the need to change the way the youth perceived their reality. In 2004 the...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Alberta Chiefs want a national inquiry in to murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls but they won’t be getting support from the province’s new premier. The Assembly of Treaty Chiefs passed the resolution to move forward with the national...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer ST. PAUL
Marilyn Shirt, dean of Indigenous language at Blue Quills First Nations College, has joined forces with Dr. Allison Eamer, a University of Ontario Institute of Technology professor, in a shared vision to preserve First Nations’ languages. When the...
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Suncor Energy has been awarded a Silver level certificate for Progressive Aboriginal Relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. PAR is the only certification program of its kind focusing on Aboriginal relations best practices. The...
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The Federal Court of Appeal has granted leave to Gitxaala Nation to apply for Judicial Review to challenge the approval of the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. The court’s decision means it will hear and decide on the Gitxaala Nation’s lawsuit...
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Second annual Treaty 6 day marked Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Tony Alexis, standing in for the Grand Chief, proclaimed Sept. 25 as Treaty 6 Recognition Day. The two were joined by other Treaty 6 Chiefs in a...
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After 11 years as a volunteer-run newspaper, Martyshuk Housing has acquired Alberta Street News and intends on operating it as a social enterprise endeavour. “Alberta Street News has developed a loyal following and strong credibility as a voice for...
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Police chiefs Lee Boyd, of the Blood Tribe, and Keith Blake, of Tsuu T’ina First Nation, were among 10 police chiefs, and the only First Nations police chiefs, to be recognized by the province in September in Alberta’s first official commissioning...

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