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Alberta wants Ottawa to clarify what free, prior and informed consent means before UNDRIP implementation

Alberta wants Ottawa to clarify what free, prior and informed consent means before UNDRIP implementation

Last week on Dec. 16, Treaty 6 became the third group of First Nations to sign a protocol agreement with the Alberta government in 15 months. The agreement sets out how the province and the nations will work together to address economic and social issues.
New agreement will create open dialogue between government and Treaty Six First Nations

New agreement will create open dialogue between government and Treaty Six First Nations

Treaty Six First Nations and the provincial government have signed an agreement that will open the doors for ministers, chiefs, and councils to sit together regularly to discuss important issues like healthcare, education, and economic development.
A look at the Indigenous names for Edmonton's 12 wards

A look at the Indigenous names for Edmonton's 12 wards

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton approved a bylaw earlier this month to change the names of its 12 wards to Indigenous ones. Here are the new names and their meanings: Nakota Isga (Ward 1): (NAH'-koh-tah EE'-ska). Of Sioux origin meaning "the people.
'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

EDMONTON — To Terri Suntjens, symbolism means everything. That's why she decided to get involved with the City of Edmonton's initiative to rename its wards.
Bebe Buckskin takes musical inspiration from her Métis roots

Bebe Buckskin takes musical inspiration from her Métis roots

The Calgary-based singer-songwriter grew up in the Métis settlement of Paddle Prairie in Northern Alberta as part of a tight musical family who loved riding horses, trekking out to the bush, and playing country songs together in their down time.
Alberta minister wants Metis settlements to control own destiny, says no to another long-term funding agreement, wants changes to settlements act

Alberta minister wants Metis settlements to control own destiny, says no to another long-term funding agreement, wants changes to settlements act

Alberta is the only province with a land-based Metis population. The eight settlements with varying populations are spread out over the northern part of the province and are governed by the 40-member General Council.
Indigenous healthcare workers honoured in FNHMA virtual celebration and new InfoPoint series starts Jan. 14, 2021

Indigenous healthcare workers honoured in FNHMA virtual celebration and new InfoPoint series starts Jan. 14, 2021

A new virtual InfoPoint series  of town hall discussions will be hosted by First Nation Health Managers Association starting January 14, 2021.
New RCMP detachment set to open in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

New RCMP detachment set to open in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

“I’ve been working out here for almost 13 years. I’ve looked after the CTA members as well as the Crime Reduction members for a few years working out in that community,” Savinkoff said. “I certainly look forward to it— The things that I’m looking forward to presenting are some really clear crime reduction initiatives.”
Indigenous leaders struggle to support mental health as community access remains restricted

Indigenous leaders struggle to support mental health as community access remains restricted

Since March, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says there has been an increase in young people in Fort Chipewyan that have died from alcohol abuse. To compare, no one in the community has died from COVID-19.
Family seeks justice for 16-year-old homicide victim

Family seeks justice for 16-year-old homicide victim

Zander Jackson identified as homicide victim