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Indigenous guardians vital to Canada’s conservation goals, environment minister says

Indigenous guardians vital to Canada’s conservation goals, environment minister says

The federal government invested a historic $4.1 billion in the last budget towards nature recovery across Canada
Albertans call for name changes of public sites that honour the architects of the Indian Residential School System

Albertans call for name changes of public sites that honour the architects of the Indian Residential School System

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has described the potential name changes to cancel-culture.
Confederacy of Treaty Six Nations dissolves historic protocol agreement with Alberta

Confederacy of Treaty Six Nations dissolves historic protocol agreement with Alberta

Last week the remains of 215 First Nation children were found in a mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC.
'Our people need healing': We Wai Kai elder on children's residential school grave site

'Our people need healing': We Wai Kai elder on children's residential school grave site

More than 130 government-funded, church-run residential schools were established to sever children from their families, and assimilate and shame them for their culture, language and spirituality. 
MPs across Canada on the remains of 215 children found at Kamloops residential school

MPs across Canada on the remains of 215 children found at Kamloops residential school

More than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend church-run residential schools across Canada between the 1870s and 1996, when the last school closed.
Ceremonial four-day fire offers opportunity for stories and prayers at Blue Quills

Ceremonial four-day fire offers opportunity for stories and prayers at Blue Quills

"We are grieving. We know there are questions out there, but right now we need to grieve, to be there for and with one another, to share our stories, our songs, our prayers, our tears, our support. We will get to those questions, but for now we mourn."
Lubicon Lake Chief recants earlier support for Alberta K-6 curriculum

Lubicon Lake Chief recants earlier support for Alberta K-6 curriculum

In April, the Sovereign Nations of Treaty Eight wrote a letter to Premier Jason Kenney calling for the draft to be significantly revised, which Laboucan signed, citing the “deeply offensive” and “glaring absence” of First Nations people from the writing process.  
First Nations were speaking the truth all this time, says regional chief

First Nations were speaking the truth all this time, says regional chief

Wilson said people are now more aware of Indian residential schools because of the news of the 215 children buried in the mass grave.
Ethan Bear speaks out against racism: 'I'm proud of where I come from'

Ethan Bear speaks out against racism: 'I'm proud of where I come from'

Bear’s girlfriend, Lenasia Ned, announced that the Indigenous defence man had been receiving racist messages and comments from disgruntled Oilers fans who blamed the entirety of the loss on Bear.
‘It’s very upsetting, it’s very horrific’

‘It’s very upsetting, it’s very horrific’

For more than a century, First Nations children were separated from their families and made to attend residential schools in an attempt to assimilate.