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 Alberta Sweetgrass September 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 COLD LAKE FIRST NATION
January 18, 2016 Economics will be the focal point of the upcoming Treaty 1-11 Gathering later this week. “We always need to talk about economic prosperity,” said Cold Lake First Nations Chief Bernice Martial. CLFN is hosting the event which takes...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MASKWACIS
February 1, 2016 The results of a royalty review released late last week by a government-appointed committee give no indication as to where Aboriginal communities stand with the province on resource revenue sharing. “It’s disappointing,” said...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
January 28, 2016 Earlier this week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal directed the federal government to address the discriminatory practise of inadequately funding child welfare services on reserve. Del Graff, Alberta’s child and youth advocate,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
McKenzie Lake Lawyers does not expect the full $7.5 million set aside as part of a compensation package for those abused while in government care prior to 2008 to be used. But any money left over from compensating individuals will not go into a pot...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Photo: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Dwight Dorey (centre) with (from left) Ed Lavallee, Marilyn Buffalo, Sandra McKenzie and Sharon Baptiste. (Photo: Shari Narine) January 15, 2016Cree Elder Ed Lavallee is adamant that Aboriginal...
Compiled by Shari Narine
  Naomi Lori Horseman: missing since Jan. 6. (Photo: Facebook) Public’s help requested in locating woman January 11, 2016. Grande Prairie RCMP are requesting the public's assistance to locate Naomi Lori Horseman, 26. She was last heard from...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Alberta health minister to push Indigenous health concerns  January 18, 2016. Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says provincial and territorial health ministers need to address the gap in Indigenous health outcomes and share...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ENOCH CREE NATION
Chiefs are “cautiously optimistic” that recent strategizing to implement their treaty rights will get somewhere with the new federal government.  “We are cautiously optimistic with the promises of the newly elected federal government…,” said...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Pair wanted on Alberta-wide warrants apprehended February 1, 2016. Two people wanted on Alberta-wide warrants for a stabbing incident at a Red Deer home in October have been taken into custody. Tara Lynn Lightning, 24, was arrested Monday afternoon...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Aboriginal children in foster care among issues discussed by ministers February 5, 2016. Social services ministers from the provinces and territories and the federal minister conclude their two-day meeting in Edmonton on Friday. Federal Minister of...

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