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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.
First Nation, Métis leaders raise concerns about plans to release treated tailings into Athabasca River

First Nation, Métis leaders raise concerns about plans to release treated tailings into Athabasca River

The leaders of Indigenous communities downstream from oilsands developments say many of their questions about releasing treated tailings water into the Athabasca River have gone unanswered by the federal government and industry groups.
Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures, review panel finds

Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures, review panel finds

“The pandemic has further highlighted the negative impact of systemic racism and inequities on the health and development of children and youth,” says the report that was released last Friday.
Athabasca Tribal Council hosts students for week-long moose hide tanning camp

Athabasca Tribal Council hosts students for week-long moose hide tanning camp

“What we are trying to do for them is create the experience and understand Indigenous history, understand the importance of it because it was lost," said Angela Woods, the education and support services coordinator with ATC.
Rebecca, Kimberly, Lindsay, Rachel and all missing, murdered Indigenous women honoured with monument

Rebecca, Kimberly, Lindsay, Rachel and all missing, murdered Indigenous women honoured with monument

A statue was unveiled in honour of missing, murdered, Indigenous women and girls, located near the Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre in St. Paul, on Dec. 15.
Six First Nations partner with the U Of A to train more Indigenous medical students

Six First Nations partner with the U Of A to train more Indigenous medical students

“There is a need for Indigenous medical practitioners — physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, RNs, dentists and others — to help address the needs of First Nations peoples,” Alexis said, who also mentioned some of the obstacles First Nations people faced in the health-care system, such as Elders for whom English is not a first language.
Kainai, Siksika Nations object to coal company’s depiction of consultation

Kainai, Siksika Nations object to coal company’s depiction of consultation

The Kainai and Siksika Nations have filed letters with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, arguing a coal company is misrepresenting their relationship with it, the Canadian Press reports.