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Indigenous leaders not shocked by graves discovery

Indigenous leaders not shocked by graves discovery

Eden Valley councillor's father, father in law attended residential schools
Indigenous leaders say that new name - Edmonton Elks - is a step forward

Indigenous leaders say that new name - Edmonton Elks - is a step forward

On June 1, the team unveiled its new Edmonton Elks branding, 10 months after the team agreed to change its name from the Eskimos — a racial slur against Inuit peoples. 
Horrors of residential schools existed not far from Okotoks

Horrors of residential schools existed not far from Okotoks

Seventy-three of the 430 children who attended Dunbow Industrial School (also known as St. Joseph's Industrial School) died during its 38 years of operation.
Hundreds gather at Tepee to honour lost Indigenous children

Hundreds gather at Tepee to honour lost Indigenous children

People of all ages – Indigenous and non-indigenous alike – prayed, spoke their truth and wept as drummers drummed next to the 215 pairs of children’s shoes which filled the inner circle of the Tepee.
Speaking out: Removing racist's names from our public places is a good start

Speaking out: Removing racist's names from our public places is a good start

Schools and public memorials are being renamed in Alberta, Manitoba, Ottawa, and so on.
Okotoks area schools paying respect to Kamloops tragedy

Okotoks area schools paying respect to Kamloops tragedy

Two minutes, 15 seconds of silence held at Foothills Composite School School for the 215 students found in graves
Buffalo Lake hosts tribute ceremony for 215 Children

Buffalo Lake hosts tribute ceremony for 215 Children

Dance, songs, poems and love were shown at recent Metis tribute
PHOTOS: Stoney Nation memorialize 215 children found at former Kamloops Residential School

PHOTOS: Stoney Nation memorialize 215 children found at former Kamloops Residential School

Members of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation recognized the 215 children found in a mass grave at the former Kamloops Residential School by tying 215 teddy bears to a fence along the Trans-Canada Highway.
Ceremony held in honour of residential school victims and survivors

Ceremony held in honour of residential school victims and survivors

Kehewin Cree Nation hosted an Honouring Residential School Victims and Survivors Ceremony on Friday, June 4
‘Battle Against Drugs Walk’ planned on Stoney Nakoda, petition to ban drug dealers gains local support

‘Battle Against Drugs Walk’ planned on Stoney Nakoda, petition to ban drug dealers gains local support

“We want a bylaw that will show drug dealers aren’t allowed on the reserve."