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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.”
Alberta First Nations Announce Plans To Create A New Child Welfare Law For Members

Alberta First Nations Announce Plans To Create A New Child Welfare Law For Members

“Wherever my members may be … we are gonna have to help them because they’re still our members.”
Key residential school documents might be stored at Oblates archives in Rome

Key residential school documents might be stored at Oblates archives in Rome

The Oblates operated 48 of the forced assimilation institutions, including Saskatchewan’s Marieval School and the school in Kamloops, B.C., where the unmarked graves of 215 children were uncovered.
Stoney elders and knowledge keepers bring teachings to Nakoda Elementary

Stoney elders and knowledge keepers bring teachings to Nakoda Elementary