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Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures, review panel finds

Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures, review panel finds

“The pandemic has further highlighted the negative impact of systemic racism and inequities on the health and development of children and youth,” says the report that was released last Friday.
Athabasca Tribal Council hosts students for week-long moose hide tanning camp

Athabasca Tribal Council hosts students for week-long moose hide tanning camp

“What we are trying to do for them is create the experience and understand Indigenous history, understand the importance of it because it was lost," said Angela Woods, the education and support services coordinator with ATC.
Rebecca, Kimberly, Lindsay, Rachel and all missing, murdered Indigenous women honoured with monument

Rebecca, Kimberly, Lindsay, Rachel and all missing, murdered Indigenous women honoured with monument

A statue was unveiled in honour of missing, murdered, Indigenous women and girls, located near the Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre in St. Paul, on Dec. 15.
Six First Nations partner with the U Of A to train more Indigenous medical students

Six First Nations partner with the U Of A to train more Indigenous medical students

“There is a need for Indigenous medical practitioners — physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, RNs, dentists and others — to help address the needs of First Nations peoples,” Alexis said, who also mentioned some of the obstacles First Nations people faced in the health-care system, such as Elders for whom English is not a first language.
Kainai, Siksika Nations object to coal company’s depiction of consultation

Kainai, Siksika Nations object to coal company’s depiction of consultation

The Kainai and Siksika Nations have filed letters with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, arguing a coal company is misrepresenting their relationship with it, the Canadian Press reports.
Improvements coming for Indigenous communities with $300-million connectivity roll-out in Alberta

Improvements coming for Indigenous communities with $300-million connectivity roll-out in Alberta

Approximately 80 per cent of Indigenous households in Alberta compared to 54.4 per cent Canada-wide do not have access to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) target speeds for Internet.
Glenbow Museum introduces first Director Of Indigenous Engagement And Reconciliation

Glenbow Museum introduces first Director Of Indigenous Engagement And Reconciliation

Calgary’s Glenbow Museum’s first director of Indigenous engagement and reconciliation says the position is important for the museum industry, which has historically been insensitive to Indigenous concerns.
Jason Carter’s Winter Solstice Art Lights Up Downtown Edmonton

Jason Carter’s Winter Solstice Art Lights Up Downtown Edmonton

“It’s really important to share the culture and my artwork is definitely inspired by it, and me being an Indigneous man, it totally reflects and affects my work,” said Carter, who hails from Little River Cree Nation south of the Caribou Mountains.
Cold Lake Chief using his experience with COVID to encourage others to get vaccinated

Cold Lake Chief using his experience with COVID to encourage others to get vaccinated

“I don’t want anything to happen to anybody. It’s very bad. We lost some band members. It’s preventable if we all do our part and get our vaccination,” said the chief. 
Feds In Talks To Pledge $40 Billion To Uphold First Nation Court Order

Feds In Talks To Pledge $40 Billion To Uphold First Nation Court Order

“Money does not mean justice. However, it signals that we are on the healing path forward as we finalize long term reform to ensure we meet our vision of children surrounded by the love and care of their families, living in safe and vibrant communities.”