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 Alberta Sweetgrass September 2015

Alberta Sweetgrass - The Aboriginal Newspaper of Alberta
published monthly since December 1993.

Contributing Editor: Shari Narine

 


By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
May 18, 2016. As soon as Highway 63 is open to safe travel and smoke is no longer a concern, evacuees from Fort McMurray First Nation and Fort McKay First Nation can return home. On Wednesday afternoon, Premier Rachel Notley rolled out a four-phase...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION
April 28, 2016. Two days after Treaty 8 signed a protocol agreement with the province and Treaty 8 Deputy Grand Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom said, “Actions will speak louder than words,” the government has announced it will be withdrawing Bill 22....
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contibuting Editor EDMONTON
May 6, 2016. The wild fire that forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people from Fort McMurray, Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation has grown to 101,000 hectares. Yesterday, officials said the fire had claimed 85,000...
Compiled by Shari Narine
May 25, 2016. Drug busts in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan over a three-day period resulted in the seizure of close to $200,000 worth of drugs and charges laid against 10 people. On May 20, the Edmonton Police Service Northwest Division charged...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Alexander First Nation Elder Andy Auigbelle said it is important for young people to have “that spiritual part.” (Photo: Shari Narine) May 26, 2016 Two-thirds of the youth enrolled in WrapED are Indigenous. Given the systemic issues facing the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Government officials visit evacuation reception centres May 9, 2016. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean will join Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose, and Fort McMurray-Athabasca MP David Yurdiga and Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills MLA Dave Hanson to...
Compiled by Shari Narine
CCAB provides funds to Red Cross for Fort McMurray rebuild May 11, 2016. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is donating approximately $90,000 raised from its Calgary gala, taking place on Wednesday, to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires...
Compiled by Shari Narine
May 6, 2016. The River Cree Resort and Casino, on Enoch Cree Nation, has donated $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the emergency relief efforts in Fort McMurray and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In addition, River Cree Sports...
Compiled by Shari Narine
CCAB asks for businesses to support Fort McMurray May 4, 2016. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has joined the call for support to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo through donations to the Red Cross. CCAB is “facilitating a call...
Compiled by Shari Narine
BTPS to go door-to-door to collect unused prescription drugs May 24, 2016. Beginning Tuesday, the Blood Tribe Police Service will be working with the Blood Tribe Prescription Drug Project to collect unused prescription medication and dispose of it...

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