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Lac La Biche council acknowledges National day for Truth and Reconciliation

Lac La Biche council acknowledges National day for Truth and Reconciliation

Beginning Sept. 30 of this year, County staff will recognize the National day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

“It has a very deep impact on how you raise your children. We were never taught affection, we were never taught to say I love you, we were never told by anybody that we were loved. It was all, every day, degrading comments. No matter what we did there was always something wrong with us, and that has deeply affected Residential School survivors.” 
Municipalities and school divisions approach new holiday in different ways

Municipalities and school divisions approach new holiday in different ways

Sept. 30 will now be known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

“I couldn’t get out of beds for days. I was crying all day,” Taypotat said. “I’m a mom and my daughter is eight. I couldn’t imagine sending her when she is four, the policemen coming and forcing me to give her up to go to these schools. It’s a nightmare— In the core of my soul it hurts.”
Stoney Nakoda elder blesses RCMP members and newly erected teepee

Stoney Nakoda elder blesses RCMP members and newly erected teepee

“I want the young people to change, to become one of the RCMP. That’s my dream.”
Future of Métis National Council uncertain as Manitoba Federation gets mandate to pull out

Future of Métis National Council uncertain as Manitoba Federation gets mandate to pull out

The MNC has been embroiled in infighting for the past several years over MNO’s membership which MNC insists includes Métis that do not fit the MNC definition.
Work to discover unmarked graves underway

Work to discover unmarked graves underway

Crowfoot said he expects scans, excavations, research and other associated work to continue over a long term due to the scale of the project and amount of land that will have to be looked at.
Alberta funds Indigenous-led approach to mental health for Indian residential school trauma

Alberta funds Indigenous-led approach to mental health for Indian residential school trauma

The funding announced today brings the province’s commitment to support Indigenous-led efforts in mental health care to nearly $8 million.
Îethka: Stoney Language in Stoney Country helping celebrate the Stoney language

Îethka: Stoney Language in Stoney Country helping celebrate the Stoney language

“It’s entirely their Nation— These illustrations are all from the Nation, so is the photography, the stories and the knowledge,” Shyba said. “It’s a cultural jewel.”
Stoney Nakoda First Nation eligible for provincial unmarked grave funding

Stoney Nakoda First Nation eligible for provincial unmarked grave funding

“With this support, we can begin to find a way forward, so that our community has an opportunity to find hope and healing,” Young said. “It is a sad truth that the individual and communal harm that occurred in these schools affects Indigenous families and communities today through direct and intergenerational trauma.”