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A look at the Indigenous names for Edmonton's 12 wards

A look at the Indigenous names for Edmonton's 12 wards

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton approved a bylaw earlier this month to change the names of its 12 wards to Indigenous ones. Here are the new names and their meanings: Nakota Isga (Ward 1): (NAH'-koh-tah EE'-ska). Of Sioux origin meaning "the people.
'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

EDMONTON — To Terri Suntjens, symbolism means everything. That's why she decided to get involved with the City of Edmonton's initiative to rename its wards.
Bebe Buckskin takes musical inspiration from her Métis roots

Bebe Buckskin takes musical inspiration from her Métis roots

The Calgary-based singer-songwriter grew up in the Métis settlement of Paddle Prairie in Northern Alberta as part of a tight musical family who loved riding horses, trekking out to the bush, and playing country songs together in their down time.
Alberta minister wants Metis settlements to control own destiny, says no to another long-term funding agreement, wants changes to settlements act

Alberta minister wants Metis settlements to control own destiny, says no to another long-term funding agreement, wants changes to settlements act

Alberta is the only province with a land-based Metis population. The eight settlements with varying populations are spread out over the northern part of the province and are governed by the 40-member General Council.
Indigenous healthcare workers honoured in FNHMA virtual celebration and new InfoPoint series starts Jan. 14, 2021

Indigenous healthcare workers honoured in FNHMA virtual celebration and new InfoPoint series starts Jan. 14, 2021

A new virtual InfoPoint series  of town hall discussions will be hosted by First Nation Health Managers Association starting January 14, 2021.
New RCMP detachment set to open in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

New RCMP detachment set to open in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

“I’ve been working out here for almost 13 years. I’ve looked after the CTA members as well as the Crime Reduction members for a few years working out in that community,” Savinkoff said. “I certainly look forward to it— The things that I’m looking forward to presenting are some really clear crime reduction initiatives.”
Indigenous leaders struggle to support mental health as community access remains restricted

Indigenous leaders struggle to support mental health as community access remains restricted

Since March, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says there has been an increase in young people in Fort Chipewyan that have died from alcohol abuse. To compare, no one in the community has died from COVID-19.
National Truth and Reconciliation Day supported by local leader

National Truth and Reconciliation Day supported by local leader

The creation of such a holiday was one of 80 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada.
Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

BANFF – The town of Banff is known for its community Christmas cheer. A slate of events is scheduled every year to help bring people together in celebration of the holiday season.
How two Indigenous philanthropists have adapted to COVID-19's chilling effects this winter

How two Indigenous philanthropists have adapted to COVID-19's chilling effects this winter

Established in 2011, the Circle provides guidance for Indigenous communities and groups interested in obtaining philanthropic resources and grants.