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 Sweetgrass April 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.


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Compiled by Shari Narine
Alberta Crown will be appealing the not guilty verdict rendered in the case of Cindy Gladue, an Indigenous woman, mother, and sex-trade worker whose body was found in a bathtub in a motel in Edmonton four years ago. On March 18, a jury of nine men...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The outcry against federal legislation that could label as terrorists those who protest government action is gathering strength. “This is a clear demonstration that the government fears the voice of reason … so much so that if you open your mouth...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The province’s promise to help First Nations students to have the “same educational opportunities” as their non-Aboriginal counterparts has taken a blow in Budget 2015. The budget, which was brought down on March 26, included a $1.4 million slash in...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT McKAY FIRST NATION
Over the next year, the Fort McKay First Nation will work with the province and industry stakeholders to develop a sub-regional plan that will protect traditional territory around Moose Lake. Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher signed a letter...
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By Sam Laskaris Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
Cory Nicotine certainly believes in inclusiveness. That’s why the 26-year-old from the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation has put together an Edmonton-based event called Knowledge Is Pow Wow. The program, which is geared towards all youth, features...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Writer WHITEFISH LAKE FIRST NATION
A partnership between Whitefish Lake (Goodfish) First Nation and the Christian Labour Association of Canada is helping Whitefish Lake members get into the trades. Whitefish Lake First Nation approached CLAC to ask if the organization would be...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Emergency management services agreement extended The provincial and federal governments have agreed to a 10-year extension to a deal to provide emergency management services to Alberta’s First Nations. With Ottawa putting $14.6 million toward the...
Compiled by Shari Narine
2015 provincial budget includes Aboriginal funding “Families and communities are the heart of Alberta. This budget makes supporting working families and those in need a priority. It invests in communities and supports culture and recreation, and...
By Paula E. Kirman Sweetgrass Contributor MASKWACIS
As one of the province’s few Aboriginal physicians, Dr. Daniel McKennitt is both confronting and breaking down stereotypes while continuing to work towards bigger and better goals in his field. McKennitt is Ojibwe, originally from Sandy Bay First...
Compiled by Shari Narine
Aboriginal construction program receives funding The Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centres pilot, to be hosted on the main canpuses of Bow Valley College in Calgary and NorQuest College in Edmonton, will complement other existing programs...

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