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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...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The message is clear: new premier Jim Prentice needs to talk to First Nations leaders. “He needs more dialogue with First Nations and obviously the jurisdictional issue needs to be addressed first and foremost. Our sovereign relationship is with the...
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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...
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Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, a Dene Indigenous activist and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation; Crystal Lameman, a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Sierra Club Climate and Energy Campaigner; and Melina Laboucan-Massimo, a member of...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
In the opening scene of Making Treaty 7, Michelle Thrush comes on stage rocking and talking to the imaginary baby she holds in her arms, taking the audience back to a key moment in history: Sept. 21, 1877. Addressing her child, Thrush says, “Today...
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A lot of young Canadian boys grow up with dreams of playing in the NHL. That dream came true for a young Metis boy from St. Albert, and now his family is celebrating his accomplishments after a special honour. Joseph Benoit was born in 1916 and...
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A federal court has upheld the move by the Piikani First Nation to remove Chief Gayle Strikes With A Gun from office. First Nation officials say the removal stems from a conflict of interest, which initially led to Strikes With A Gun’s suspension in...
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Leaders of 11 First Nations from Alberta and Montana signed a treaty establishing an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed. The ceremony was held on Montana’...

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