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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.


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...
By Darlene Chrapko Sweetgrass Writer CALGARY
When her tribal council at Soda Creek started looking at the social dysfunction and chaos in its Northern British Columbia community in the 1990s, there was no escaping its source. “All roads led back to the residential schools,” said Bev Sellars....
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...
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...
By Heather Andrews Miller Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
As the momentum of the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission event was building both nationally and locally, members of Edmonton’s St. Andrew’s United Church wanted to get involved. “We recognize the contribution of the First Nations in...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Syncrude has reached a major milestone by passing the $2-billion mark in business conducted with Aboriginal-owned companies. Syncrude first began tracking the amount of goods and services procured from Aboriginal-owned companies in 1992 as part of...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Robin Campbell, minister of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, said he will be consulting with Aboriginal communities before finishing up a land-use plan for southern Alberta. “I’ve asked my department to take a second look at...
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
Premier Allison Redford stepped down on March 23, turning over the reins of the province to David Hancock. She announced her intention on March 20. Redford was a strong proponent of controversial pipeline projects that were being protested by First...
Compiled by Shari Narine
The Alberta Wilderness Association says the Alberta government has auctioned more new oil and gas leases/licenses allowing surface disturbance within its threatened woodland caribou ranges since October 2012 when the federal caribou recovery...

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