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 Alberta Sweetgrass July 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 EDMONTON
In a move that has been applauded by First Nations leaders, NDP Premier Rachel Notley has directed her Cabinet ministers to “conduct a review …of your ministry’s policies, programs and legislation that may require changes based on the principles of...
By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Writer LETHBRIDGE
Two young Lethbridge women are helping strengthen the Aboriginal voice through voting. Mairin Gettman and Kristin Krein—both students at the University of Lethbridge—have been coordinating special events to share knowledge about politics in Canada...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT McMURRAY FIRST NATION
The Fort McMurray First Nation is requesting the raw data collected from one of Alberta’s largest oil spills in its traditional territory. “There’s concern about the environmental impact. (Nexen Energy) has given us access to the site, we’ve been...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Red Deer-Lacombe NDP candidate hopeful Katherine Anne Swampy speaks on the steps of the provincial legislature during the fourth annual Hate to Hope march which took place Aug. 2. She is joined by Edmonton-Manning NDP candidate Aaron Paquette (...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
  Buffy Sainte-Marie was named an honourary witness by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which wrapped up in early June in Ottawa. However, speaking truths about social issues that are ignored or covered up is nothing new to the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Sawridge First Nation and Onion Lake Cree Nation have requested that court proceedings initiated by the federal government be delayed. Their arguments will be heard in Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on Aug. 19 and 20. In a notice of application to...
By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
The Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society is giving a young Aboriginal student a head start. Hanako Nagao, an arts and cultural management student at MacEwan University, is spending her summer working for the museum’s marketing department as...
By Hazel Martial, CFWE News
Two teenagers died Sunday night after a crash near Spruce Grove. Police have determined a pick up truck was travelling west on Highway 16A at about 10 p.m. at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crossed the median into the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
North Tallcree First Nation was forced to declare a local state of emergency on July 2 as a 5,800-hectare wildfire burned 10 km west of the community. Firefighters prevented the fire from entering the community by bulldozing a 20 km long fireguard....
By Hazel Martial, CFWE News
Health Matters An air quality advisory was issued for the City of Edmonton and surrounding area today by Alberta Health Services. Individuals are advised to be aware of potential health concerns that can be associated with poor air quality....

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