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  • February 17, 2001
  • Bruce Weir, Sweetgrass Writer, CALGARY

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The Calgary Board of Education's launch of its Aboriginal Role Model Directory in early January marked both a beginning and an end. It was the completion of four years of work compiling a directory that highlights the accomplishments of 60 Aboriginal men and women from a variety of fields and professions. But, more importantly, perhaps, it also marked the beginning of an ongoing…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, Edmonton

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The struggle concerning a burial ground between Epcor and representatives of the Aboriginal community may be ongoing, but the public hearings are over.

The controversy stems from Epcor's request to build a 170-megawatt, gas-fired turbine in the Rossdale Flats, immediately south of downtown Edmonton in the North Saskatchewan River valley.

The Alberta Energy and…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, Edmonton

page 6

The struggle concerning a burial ground between Epcor and representatives of the Aboriginal community may be ongoing, but the public hearings are over.

The controversy stems from Epcor's request to build a 170-megawatt, gas-fired turbine in the Rossdale Flats, immediately south of downtown Edmonton in the North Saskatchewan River valley.

The Alberta Energy and…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

page 6

If you are a northern Native who wants to attend school in the Edmonton area, look no farther than Nona German for advice.

If your home is in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, and you wish to make the transition from north to south but need help with human, physical and financial resources, look no farther than Nona German.

German, a Metis born and raised in…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

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If you are a northern Native who wants to attend school in the Edmonton area, look no farther than Nona German for advice.

If your home is in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, and you wish to make the transition from north to south but need help with human, physical and financial resources, look no farther than Nona German.

German, a Metis born and raised in…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Columnist

Page 5

Tansi!

Economy on a roll?

Further to Tsuu T'ina First Nation's oil strike, I reported that they are pumping that valuable black gold. What I could not find out for our last issue was whether Tsuu T'ina also has "the belly" of oil on their property. In recent conversation with the band, I have been informed that, yes, they do!

The band is hosting a Valentine's…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Columnist

Page 5

Tansi!

Economy on a roll?

Further to Tsuu T'ina First Nation's oil strike, I reported that they are pumping that valuable black gold. What I could not find out for our last issue was whether Tsuu T'ina also has "the belly" of oil on their property. In recent conversation with the band, I have been informed that, yes, they do!

The band is hosting a Valentine's…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Chris Reading, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

page 4

Aboriginal scholars met at the University of Alberta on Jan. 31 to discuss globalization and its effects on the lives of Indigenous people around the world. The International Centre and Native Student Services co-sponsored the event, One Planet-One Mother-One Nation, as part of International Week.

An increasingly global free market has meant disappearing borders,…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Chris Reading, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

page 4

Aboriginal scholars met at the University of Alberta on Jan. 31 to discuss globalization and its effects on the lives of Indigenous people around the world. The International Centre and Native Student Services co-sponsored the event, One Planet-One Mother-One Nation, as part of International Week.

An increasingly global free market has meant disappearing borders,…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

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One of the first Aboriginal conferences in the new year focused on tomorrow's leaders, now children.

The third Alberta Aboriginal Head Start conference at Edmonton's Sheraton Grande Hotel, held Jan. 29-31, was attended by 160 delegates from 31 communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Alvin Manitopyes, a Health Canada employee from Calgary, was the…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Terry Lusty, Sweetgrass Writer, EDMONTON

Page 3

One of the first Aboriginal conferences in the new year focused on tomorrow's leaders, now children.

The third Alberta Aboriginal Head Start conference at Edmonton's Sheraton Grande Hotel, held Jan. 29-31, was attended by 160 delegates from 31 communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Alvin Manitopyes, a Health Canada employee from Calgary, was the…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

An educational program once operated through the Edmonton-based Metis Child and Family Services is back on track thanks to the diligent efforts of the Riel Institute for Education and Learning, a branch society of Zone 1V of the Metis Nation of Alberta.

The family intervention/ youth support training program, offered from 1993 to 1998, now falls under the social work…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

An educational program once operated through the Edmonton-based Metis Child and Family Services is back on track thanks to the diligent efforts of the Riel Institute for Education and Learning, a branch society of Zone 1V of the Metis Nation of Alberta.

The family intervention/ youth support training program, offered from 1993 to 1998, now falls under the social work…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

Roman Bittman, a Metis born in Fort Vermilion, was granted his award in the field of Media and Communications. Bittman's long list of credits include a stint at CBC news where he became producer of the science show The Nature of Things. He's made 100 films and been an advisor to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. He has also been president of the Nova Scotia Film…

  • February 17, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

Roman Bittman, a Metis born in Fort Vermilion, was granted his award in the field of Media and Communications. Bittman's long list of credits include a stint at CBC news where he became producer of the science show The Nature of Things. He's made 100 films and been an advisor to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. He has also been president of the Nova Scotia Film…