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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
August 16, 2016. The Metis Nation of Alberta has adopted a statement of principles that it hopes will guide discussion with the province when negotiations on consultation and accommodation take place. The Statement of Principles on Crown...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ERMINESKIN CREE NATION
July 22, 2016. Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan has a unique insight into a government system that is failing Indigenous children in care. “I am abundantly aware, that here I am, 34 years after I first became a social worker,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 3, 2016. Passing an Order in Council to give standing to the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is a priority for Alberta. “We will adopt the terms of references and the commissioners under the provincial...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 2, 2016. In an act of reconciliation, the congregation at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church recently invested over $500,000 into the community, including projects that will help Edmonton’s Indigenous population. “We have a real commitment...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor BEARSPAW FIRST NATION
July 29, 2016. Three repurposed shipping containers will become home for a family on the Bearspaw First Nation in September. It’s a pilot project that Rob Shotclose, CEO for Bearspaw First Nation, hopes will prove to be at least part of the answer...
Compiled by Shari Narine
CUTLINE:    (Photo: Blood Tribe Police Service)     July 27, 2016. An arrest on the Blood Indian Reserve has resulted in the arrest of one man and the seizure of drugs with a street value of close to $2,000 in Standoff. On July...
Compiled by Shari Narine
  July 28, 2016. RCMP have ruled the deaths of Dylan Laboucan and Cory Grey as homicides. Autopsies performed by the medical examiner in Edmonton concluded that both Laboucan, 17, and Grey, 19, had been shot. RCMP said in a news release that “a...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE
July 29, 2016. The investigation into the fire that destroyed Red Crow Community College on the Blood Indian Reserve last August is expected to wrap up soon. “There was a lot of discussion with the fire commissioner and stuff and there were some...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
August 22, 2016. The Metis Nation of Alberta is taking the provincial government to task over what it considers an “ongoing delay (that) is deeply concerning” over changes to the Metis Harvesting Policy. In a strongly worded four-page letter sent...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ST. ALBERT
August 15, 2016. Mid-August and Geraldine Potts, director of operations with Nechi Institute: Centre of Indigenous Learning, has 98 applications in her hands for students who want to get culturally-aware addictions counselling training, but can’t...

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