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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
Clad in woodland camouflage pants, black shirt and Native Pride cap, Daryl Redsky stoops down on the gravel road spanning the Manitoba-Ontario boundary and lets out an excited shout as the wind picks up along what his First Nation has dubbed “...
By Dianne Meili
Comedienne was more than just a bunch of laughs When Jodi Taylynn Belcourt attended a healing group led by Julie Collette Bull, her life was in shambles and she had a large chip on her shoulder. “I wanted to leave, but Julie told me I would smile...
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Get off the pot, Ottawa, and demonstrate that your words are more than just a bunch of consonants and vowels strung together and carried into the world around us to fill the silence with noise. Every word uttered should be considered a precious gift...
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor OTTAWA
The cousin of former Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis is one more statistic for 2015. Misty Potts Sanderson of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation was last seen March 14 near the northern Alberta First Nation. Sanderson, 37, is another in a long...
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By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor
Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) showed their resourcefulness when they celebrated their kick-off to Aboriginal History Month in Mississauga. They converted their parking lot on Brittania and Hurontario in Mississauga into a celebratory venue complete...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
For residential school survivor Larry Loyie, Premier Rachel Notley’s apology means nothing if “it’s just a ceremony or a frilly thing.” It needs to be followed by action. On June 22, Notley became the first premier to formally apologize to those who...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The building of trust is an ongoing process, says Cameron Alexis, outgoing Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, particularly when it comes to interaction between Aboriginal people and the police. In May, the Alberta Serious...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTO
Richard Oster is hopeful that a partnership between the University of Alberta and an unidentified First Nation will result in more women successfully carrying babies to full term. “Our research group is … working in collaboration with a very large...
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By Andrea Smith Sweetgrass Writer EDMONTON
The two largest school boards in Edmonton are not waiting to learn what the new government’s intentions are when it comes to teaching about Indian residential schools.  Under PC leadership, curriculums for 2016 made teaching about Indian...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The success of Ambrose Place and renewed interest from funders have rallied agencies working in Edmonton’s inner city to evaluate services and programs and identify gaps. “We’re trying to build community in the inner city,” said Russell Auger, who...

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