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Stoney Nakoda Food Market providing food security during COVID-19 pandemic

Stoney Nakoda Food Market providing food security during COVID-19 pandemic

“Transportation is a huge issue … And fresh fruits and grocery stores have not developed along the reserve,” Khan said. “Bringing the food market specifically to the reserve it gives the Nation members an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and veggies at a pretty good price.”
Documentary on Siksika COVID-19 response released

Documentary on Siksika COVID-19 response released

The documentary was produced to show how Siksika Nation faced one of its greatest challenges
First Nation company assists with facemask donations across Western Treaty 6 Territory

First Nation company assists with facemask donations across Western Treaty 6 Territory

The donations happened in the span of two days – Jan 19 and 22 – and ensured “minimal contact and social distancing” while doing so.
Wood Buffalo's Métis leaders fear some elders are left out of early vaccination efforts

Wood Buffalo's Métis leaders fear some elders are left out of early vaccination efforts

Lack of steady health-care services, crowded housing and a high number of elders has made First Nations and Métis settlements a priority for vaccination efforts.
Artist Lance Cardinal is increasing Indigenous awareness - in Alberta and beyond

Artist Lance Cardinal is increasing Indigenous awareness - in Alberta and beyond

In collaboration with IKEA, Cardinal created a huge, 40-foot mural that “represents the seven sacred teachings,” earlier this year. IKEA recently debuted its first-ever indigenous showroom, which was designed by Cardinal.
'100 per cent Indigenous:' New mask factory on Alberta reserve to employ band members

'100 per cent Indigenous:' New mask factory on Alberta reserve to employ band members

EDMONTON — What business school teaches in four years, Jacob Faithful says he learned in four months.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards nominees

Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards nominees

Haisla Nation duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids are leading nominees at the first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show.
Cenovus, Portage College partner on housing program that includes Conklin, Janvier and Chipewyan Prairie First Nation

Cenovus, Portage College partner on housing program that includes Conklin, Janvier and Chipewyan Prairie First Nation

“This program will benefit our community lots,” said Shirley Tremblay, president of Conklin Métis Local 193. “It builds capacity and will give them the knowledge of carpentry or plumbing that they would need to pursue their education.”
Banff ready to respond if Stoney Nakoda needs help with COVID-19 outbreak

Banff ready to respond if Stoney Nakoda needs help with COVID-19 outbreak

“I want to try and be generous with our neighbours, and if they need help, I would hope that our emergency social services people might be able to reach out," said Coun. Peter Poole
MCFN pushes for Fort Chipewyan-based environmental monitoring institute

MCFN pushes for Fort Chipewyan-based environmental monitoring institute

Fort Chipewyan is home to the Peace-Athabasca Delta, the largest freshwater inland river delta in North America.