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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
Jasmine, from New Brunswick, stood up at a recent open forum, hosted by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples in Edmonton Jan. 14, and gently chided Alberta for not having a CAP affiliate. “It’s been a culture shock. The disparities between the...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor GITGA’AT FIRST NATION, B.C.
Art Sterritt expects Gitga’at First Nation’s recent legal victory to impact more than the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 13 that the province had failed in its duty to properly consult and accommodate...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contibutor OTTAWA
January 26, 2016 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that First Nations children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon are denied child and family services equal to what other Canadians receive. In a 182-page ruling released...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor BELLA BELLA, B.C.
B.C. Coastal First Nations have taken on a critical role in the future of the Great Bear Rainforest, which covers a land-base twice the size of Vancouver Island. On Feb. 1, the province announced a comprehensive agreement that will protect 85 per...
By Lauren Karonhiarónkwas McComber
A few years ago, Brittany LeBorgne, 31, was about to give up on her dream of becoming an actress. It was a dream she kept alive since she was a five-year-old girl, playing dress up and performing for large imaginary audiences. Fighting her self-...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Linda Dumont’s commitment to helping out those in need cannot be disputed. She is back at the helm of Alberta Street News. “A street newspaper is all about vendors. People depend upon the paper to make money. It’s an employment program,” said Dumont...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor PIIKANI FIRST NATION
Photo: Students from Piikani High School take part in a water experience. The Piikani Grad Club is raising money to go to New York. (Photo: submitted) January 14, 2016 Eight graduands from Piikani High School are working hard to raise money to pay...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ENOCH CREE NATION
Photo: Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin (left) and Cold Lake First Nations Chief Bernice Martial (far right) provided opening remarks at the Treaties 1-11 Gathering. (Photo: Shari Narine) January 20, 2016 Chiefs, their delegates and Elders...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor COLD LAKE FIRST NATION
January 18, 2016 Economics will be the focal point of the upcoming Treaty 1-11 Gathering later this week. “We always need to talk about economic prosperity,” said Cold Lake First Nations Chief Bernice Martial. CLFN is hosting the event which takes...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ENOCH CREE NATION
February 5, 2016 Deborah Ginnish travelled almost the entire country to have a say in what the Assembly of First Nations has set as its conditions in moving forward on a national public inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. “...

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