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Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

The Louis Bull Tribe has become the first Nation in Treaty 6 to bring into force its own child and family services law.
Northwest Edmonton Police Services campus opens with a smudging ceremony

Northwest Edmonton Police Services campus opens with a smudging ceremony

The new Edmonton Police Service northwest campus held a smudging ceremony March 5 to cleanse and provide prayer for the EPS and the broader community it serves.
April 14 deadline for proposals to help shape future of Indigenous Early Learning

April 14 deadline for proposals to help shape future of Indigenous Early Learning

On March 4, 2021 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESD) released a call for proposals from First Nations (on and off reserve), Inuit, and Métis peoples, governments and organizations.
Alberta members elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine as CMA president-elect nominee

Alberta members elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine as CMA president-elect nominee

On February 26, 2021 the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced that members in Alberta voted Dr. Alika Lafontaine as a nominee for CMA president in 2022–23. Pending confirmation of his nomination by CMA General Council this August, Dr.
AG says Canada is still failing to provide clean drinking water for all First Nations

AG says Canada is still failing to provide clean drinking water for all First Nations

While the federal Liberal government vowed in its 2015 election campaign to end water advisories in Indigenous communities by the end of March 2021, a recent report from the auditor general says they haven’t taken action to make this happen.
Community rallies around Stoney Nakoda family after fire destroys home

Community rallies around Stoney Nakoda family after fire destroys home

“I’m trying to figure out what to do now and what my next step is with the girls,” Simeon said. “They need a place to call home— That’s my main focus.”
Alberta targets dollars for reclamation of wells in and around First Nations and Métis settlements

Alberta targets dollars for reclamation of wells in and around First Nations and Métis settlements

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said the program served a number of purposes, including creating much needed work in the hard-hit oil field sector and restoring the land.
Alberta’s agreements With Northern First Nations sets parameters for development in sensitive areas

Alberta’s agreements With Northern First Nations sets parameters for development in sensitive areas

The management zone is about 65 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray and covers a 10-kilometre radius around Gardiner Lake (also known as Moose Lake) and Namur Lake (also known as Buffalo Lake).
Indigenous leaders say it’s time for a First Nation Governor General

Indigenous leaders say it’s time for a First Nation Governor General

Former commissioner of the MMIWG national inquiry, Michele Audette, believes that an Indigenous person in the position would be able to tell the real history of Canada and its Indigenous people.
'A long-awaited moment': Alberta finalizes Moose Lake plan, ending 20 years of negotiations Fort McMurray Today

'A long-awaited moment': Alberta finalizes Moose Lake plan, ending 20 years of negotiations Fort McMurray Today

Talks about preserving Moose Lake and creating a buffer zone began in 2001.