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On reserve cases of COVID are dropping but safety measures are still important to prevent the spread

On reserve cases of COVID are dropping but safety measures are still important to prevent the spread

Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada, appeared in the virtual First Nations Health Managers Association town hall on March 11, to provide an update on how the pandemic is effecting Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Northwest Territories considers dropping the Alberta school curriculum

Northwest Territories considers dropping the Alberta school curriculum

The Northwest Territories (NWT) have announced that they are considering dropping the Alberta school curriculum – an education model they have been following for decades.
Ottawa launches website to detail progress on drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities

Ottawa launches website to detail progress on drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities

The federal government has created a new website in an attempt to be more transparent about its progress to remedy long-term drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities across the country, but is unable to say when all such advisories will
Mikisew Cree First Nation bringing housing units up the winter road

Mikisew Cree First Nation bringing housing units up the winter road

Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) is bringing to Fort Chipewyan 17 homes and two trailers for quaranting now that the winter road can handle heavier loads.
Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

The Louis Bull Tribe has become the first Nation in Treaty 6 to bring into force its own child and family services law.
Northwest Edmonton Police Services campus opens with a smudging ceremony

Northwest Edmonton Police Services campus opens with a smudging ceremony

The new Edmonton Police Service northwest campus held a smudging ceremony March 5 to cleanse and provide prayer for the EPS and the broader community it serves.
April 14 deadline for proposals to help shape future of Indigenous Early Learning

April 14 deadline for proposals to help shape future of Indigenous Early Learning

On March 4, 2021 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESD) released a call for proposals from First Nations (on and off reserve), Inuit, and Métis peoples, governments and organizations.
Alberta members elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine as CMA president-elect nominee

Alberta members elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine as CMA president-elect nominee

On February 26, 2021 the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced that members in Alberta voted Dr. Alika Lafontaine as a nominee for CMA president in 2022–23. Pending confirmation of his nomination by CMA General Council this August, Dr.
AG says Canada is still failing to provide clean drinking water for all First Nations

AG says Canada is still failing to provide clean drinking water for all First Nations

While the federal Liberal government vowed in its 2015 election campaign to end water advisories in Indigenous communities by the end of March 2021, a recent report from the auditor general says they haven’t taken action to make this happen.
Community rallies around Stoney Nakoda family after fire destroys home

Community rallies around Stoney Nakoda family after fire destroys home

“I’m trying to figure out what to do now and what my next step is with the girls,” Simeon said. “They need a place to call home— That’s my main focus.”