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'I prayed for it': Emotions, tears as Pope apologizes for residential schools

'I prayed for it': Emotions, tears as Pope apologizes for residential schools

Chief Wilton Littlechild felt a swell of emotions and tears in his eyes as he heard Pope Francis apologize at the Vatican on Friday for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools. The words came on the chief's 78th birthday.
Model Ashley Callingbull has become the first Cree woman to be featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine

Model Ashley Callingbull has become the first Cree woman to be featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine

A woman from the Edmonton-area has become the first plains Cree model featured in Sports Illustrated. Ashley Callingbull is a Plains Cree starlet who continues to water her roots by giving back and paying homage to where she came from.
Petition to free 2 Sask. Indigenous sisters gains momentum

Petition to free 2 Sask. Indigenous sisters gains momentum

The petition to free Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance is trending in the criminal justice category on change.org
Siksika Nation encouraging First Nations peoples to share stories of racism in Alberta health care

Siksika Nation encouraging First Nations peoples to share stories of racism in Alberta health care

“For too long we have been subjected to racism (and) discriminatory behavior while receiving health care. For too long we have been insulted when we were at our most vulnerable by people seeking to take advantage of us,” said Siksika Councillor Samuel Crowfoot, during an announcement that information-gathering sessions will be held to collect stories of discrimination against First Nations people during visits to AHS facilities.
Cochrane and Stoney Nakoda to foster collaboration via CEDI program

Cochrane and Stoney Nakoda to foster collaboration via CEDI program

The Town of Cochrane, Stoney Tribal Administration and Stoney Nakoda First Nation have been selected to participate in Phase 3 of the First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative
Northern Alberta musician nominated for Juno award

Northern Alberta musician nominated for Juno award

"I was in total shock. I was speechless," says Northern Alberta woman nominated for a Juno in the Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year category.
Preliminary findings reveal 169 possible graves at St. Bernard’s Residential School in northern Alberta

Preliminary findings reveal 169 possible graves at St. Bernard’s Residential School in northern Alberta

Throughout the press conference, Chief Sydney Halcrow, Grand Chief Arthur Noskey and Dr. Kisha Supernant verified the work undertaken, emphasized the tragic circumstances at the institution and committed to carrying the work forward. They jointly reiterated that the discovery of one grave is tragic, but a number of 169 is unfathomable.
Jasper Indigenous Exhibit construction proceeding

Jasper Indigenous Exhibit construction proceeding

Planning a visit to Jasper? By early summer 2022 a new outdoor Indigenous exhibit will be unveiled.
Water testing nears completion in Stoney Nakoda

Water testing nears completion in Stoney Nakoda

Water samples have been taken from homes across the reserve since August 2021.
First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools

First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools

Graves have been discovered on the grounds of St. Philip's Residential School and the Fort Pelly Residential School say members of the Keeseekoose First Nation.