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National Truth and Reconciliation Day supported by local leader

National Truth and Reconciliation Day supported by local leader

The creation of such a holiday was one of 80 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada.
Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

BANFF – The town of Banff is known for its community Christmas cheer. A slate of events is scheduled every year to help bring people together in celebration of the holiday season.
How two Indigenous philanthropists have adapted to COVID-19's chilling effects this winter

How two Indigenous philanthropists have adapted to COVID-19's chilling effects this winter

Established in 2011, the Circle provides guidance for Indigenous communities and groups interested in obtaining philanthropic resources and grants.
Reconciliation delayed and anti-Indigenous racism rising: TRC commissioners

Reconciliation delayed and anti-Indigenous racism rising: TRC commissioners

The commissioners are also concerned that a National Council for Reconciliation has not been established five years after they called for one
Province appoints Stoney Nakoda First Nation member Cherith Mark to Banff Centre board of governors

Province appoints Stoney Nakoda First Nation member Cherith Mark to Banff Centre board of governors

"I am excited to lend my experience as an artist coming to Banff Centre, and as a member of the local community to this role on the board of governors.”
McMurray Métis sharing Cree language teachings with social media series

McMurray Métis sharing Cree language teachings with social media series

For Walsh, promoting Indigenous languages is part of reconciliation. The municipality’s recent announcement that new traffic signs will include Cree, Dénesųłiné and English are a good way to raise awareness of Indigenous languages.
Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network

Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network

“Trading is just one small piece of the systems we had in place before settler arrival,” said Croucher. “Through trading, we’re hopefully teaching the broader community about how part of Indigenous culture is about including everybody.”
AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde Announces That He Will Not Seek Re-Election

AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde Announces That He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa on December 5 that Bellegarde has been a tireless leader and advocate for First Nations.
Indigenous couple targeted in racist attack in Airdrie

Indigenous couple targeted in racist attack in Airdrie

An Indigenous couple passing through Airdrie were the targets of a racially-motivated attack Dec. 3.
Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response

Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response

“It’s quite an honour for everyone here,” Crawford said. “It felt really, really good because it’s such a team effort. It’s not just one person, it’s the whole Nation."