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Parties set to discuss details of Indigenous child welfare settlement

Parties set to discuss details of Indigenous child welfare settlement

OTTAWA — Child welfare compensation agreement in principle announcement to be announced today.
Poverty Report charts path out of COVID for marginalized groups

Poverty Report charts path out of COVID for marginalized groups

“For too long deeply rooted racial, cultural and economic injustice have allowed poverty to persist for far too many. As we move through the ongoing global pandemic, we have an opportunity to choose equity, dignity and justice,” MacAfee said. 
IT training will help Indigenous populations bridge the skills gap

IT training will help Indigenous populations bridge the skills gap

As part of a commitment to help bridge the skills gap, Google Canada announced a $600,000 grant on Dec. 15 to support Indigenous job seekers by providing them with free digital skills training.
Incarceration Rates For Canadians Drop While Indigenous Incarceration Rates Rise

Incarceration Rates For Canadians Drop While Indigenous Incarceration Rates Rise

“Over-representation of Indigenous people in correctional settings remains one of Canada’s most pressing human rights issues, and is evidence of public policy failures over successive decades as no government has been able to stop or reverse this trend,” said the Correctional Investigator.
Stoney speakers preserve 14K words in educational resources

Stoney speakers preserve 14K words in educational resources

A partnership between Stoney Nakoda First Nation and The Language Conservancy (TLC) aims to preserve and restore the Stoney language for current and future generations of speakers through the creation of new educational resources.
Siksika Nation Approves $1.3-Billion Settlement With The Feds

Siksika Nation Approves $1.3-Billion Settlement With The Feds

In addition to the compensation, there is an option for band members to apply for up to 115,000 acres of land purchased by the nation to be added to the reserve from anywhere in Alberta. 
First Nations player keen to commence pro hockey career after earning university degree

First Nations player keen to commence pro hockey career after earning university degree

Clayton Kirichenko will be turning 26 at the end of February. And then soon after that he can start focusing on a professional hockey career.
Blackfoot Hockey Association to change name in a move toward reconciliation

Blackfoot Hockey Association to change name in a move toward reconciliation

The idea to rebrand the association came after Edmonton and Washington changed their respective football team names for similar reasons.
AFN directed to pave way for First Nations to discuss health legislation with Ottawa

AFN directed to pave way for First Nations to discuss health legislation with Ottawa

“It’s our job and our duty to uphold the medicine chest clause. We are custodians of the medicine chest. All Indigenous peoples have medicines given to us as an inherent right. However, in Treaty 6 our ancestors requested that the medicine chest be included in the treaty, which the Crown agreed and we’re not consenting to any changes to the treaty.”
Stoney speakers preserve 14K words in educational resources

Stoney speakers preserve 14K words in educational resources

A partnership between Stoney Nakoda First Nation and The Language Conservancy (TLC) aims to preserve and restore the Stoney language for current and future generations of speakers through the creation of new educational resources.