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Blackfeet Nation

article Meet a Blackfoot elder who worked for 20 years to showcase Writing-on-Stone to the world
(Alberta) -- Áísínai’pi, home to the highest concentration of rock carvings and paintings on the Great Plains of North America, was designated as Alberta’s...
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Mining & Drilling

article Trudeau visits Alberta pipeline site, says national unity not under threat
(Alberta) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dismissing claims by conservative politicians that national unity is under threat. The Liberal leader says conservative...
article Canadian Premium Sand Announces Completion of a Positive Preliminary Feasibility Study Technical Report at the Wanipigow Sand Project in Manitoba
(Alberta) -- Canadian Premium Sand Inc. ("CPS" or the "Company")(TSXV:CPS) is pleased to announce the results of an independent Preliminary...
article Mikisew Cree say Frontier oilsands mine deal includes vote on future development
(Alberta) -- The industry relations director for the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the community's support of the massive Frontier oilsands open pit mining project...
article First Nations say Alberta has no right to cut oil activity on their land
(Alberta) -- Some First Nations in Alberta want an exemption from the provincial government's decision to mandate oil production cuts. The First Nations say the...
article 'We need it': Indigenous group holds pro-pipeline rally in northern Alta.
(Alberta) -- An Indigenous group held a pro-pipeline rally in Lac La Biche, Alta., Sunday to support the oil and gas industry. Hundreds of people brought Canada Action...
article Indigenous rally in northern Alberta says energy industry is vital for their community
(Alberta) -- Indigenous supporters of Canada’s oil and gas industry rallied in Lac La Biche, Alta. on Sunday to stress the importance of the energy sector in their...
article Oilpatch CEOs support Indigenous bid for Trans Mountain
(Alberta) -- Some oilpatch CEOs are supporting a bid by Indigenous groups in Western Canada to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and the proposed expansion project.
article Drawing a line in the oilsands
(Alberta) -- Why the leaders of First Nations that have been on the front lines opposing oilsands expansion now support a project to develop the industry's biggest...
article Two First Nations oppose extension of Syncrude oilsands mine
(Alberta) -- Two First Nations are voicing their opposition to the extension of a legacy oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray before the project goes to an energy review...
article CHIEF FOX: Alberta First Nations ‘unanimously’ support Bill C-69? Hardly
(Alberta) -- I have spent more than 45 years advocating for my people, working to battle on-reserve poverty and focusing on generating resource revenues to provide the...
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Mental Health

article Blood Tribe detox centre visited by associate mental health and addictions minister
(Alberta) -- Alberta’s associate minister of mental health and addictions stopped in Standoff, the largest community on the Blood Tribe Reserve, to meet those on the...
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First Nations

article Canada and Blood Tribe Celebrate Settlement of a Specific Claim
(Alberta) -- Working collaboratively to settle outstanding claims is key to achieving reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. Settling claims is one of many steps...
article Blood Tribe settles historic claim with Ottawa over mismanagement of cattle assets
(Alberta) -- Residents of Canada’s largest reserve are to receive $150 million by the end of summer to settle a historic claim that the federal government...
article Activists hold Indigenous sovereignty event in downtown Edmonton
(Alberta) -- As many gathered to celebrate Canada Day, a group of activists held an Indigenous sovereignty event in downtown Edmonton. For the third year in a row,...
article Community rallies online after reports of attempted child abductions on Stoney Nakoda First Nation
(Alberta) -- Two Stoney Nakoda mothers have launched an online neighbourhood watch group to keep the community abreast of suspicious activity, after a few recent reports...
article Alta. First Nation wins land claim
(Alberta) -- A June 12 federal court has ruled that a land claim made by southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe is legitimate and that it is entitled to additional land...
article 'Historic milestone': Fort McKay Métis declare self-governance
(Alberta) -- The Fort McKay Métis near Fort McMurray has declared self-governance after members voted to adopt a constitution, elections act, membership act and...
article Tsuut'ina officially opens largest sportsplex on a southern Alberta First Nation
(Alberta) -- The largest sportsplex on a southern Alberta First Nation is officially open to nation members and the public. On Tuesday, Tsuut'ina Chief Lee Crowchild...
article Mediation underway at Alberta First Nations school after teacher walk-out
(Alberta) -- A mediator has been brought in to work with band councillors and school staff at a First Nations in northern Alberta after a walk-out last week stretched...
article Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess happy with change from 'Indian' name
(Alberta) -- Siksika Nation member Astokomii Smith was crowned the 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nation Princess last September — and now, she's getting ready to...
article Siksika First Nation leaders hope crime hotline helps members prevent issues
(Alberta) -- Siksika First Nation has launched a new crime prevention hotline for its members. The community, which is 100 kilometres east of Calgary, has faced multiple...
article Indigenous students aim to learn through archery program at southern Alberta school
(Alberta) -- A new program at Chief Jacob Bearspaw School in southern Alberta is aiming to be a bullseye for students wanting to learn a unique skill. The Turner Valley...
article OP/ED: Alberta First Nations ‘unanimously’ support Bill C-69? Hardly
(Alberta) -- Roy Fox (Maikiinima) is Chief of the Kainaiwa (Blood Tribe). He is a pioneer in First Nations self-management of their resources, and a former CEO of the...
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article Two-spirit elder a first for Alberta LGBT2S summer camp
(Alberta) -- Young people attending Camp fYrefly will have the support of a two-spirit elder — a first for the LGBTQ2S summer camp. Camp fYrefly is a four-day...
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Public Smoking

article Smoke free casino debuts at River Cree
(Alberta) -- The River Cree Resort and Casino has revealed its newest expansion after making the buildings main floor and casino smoke free.
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article MMIWG recommendations prompt additional training for Alberta legal aid lawyers
(Alberta) -- Two weeks after the MMIWG released its recommendations on reconciliation, lawyers working for Legal Aid Alberta say they need to do better in representing...
article Edmonton lawyer who made a career as a voice for Indigenous women being recognized
(Alberta) -- As a lawyer focused on Indigenous issues, Lisa Weber sees a lot of prejudice and privilege in the revolving doors of the justice system. A case in point?...
article Why the murder case against the 'Mill Woods Rapist' collapsed
(Alberta) -- When Jeanette Marie Cardinal's family made arrangements to bury her in 2011, the funeral home suggested she be draped in a scarf to hide her injuries....
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Canadian Land Issues

article Big land claim battle in federal court won by the Blood Tribe
(Alberta) -- A long time has passed since it was initially filed, but on Wednesday, June 12, Justice Zinn of the Federal Court of Canada ruled in favour of the Blood...
article Blood Tribe wins massive land claim battle in Federal Court
(Alberta) -- Southern Alberta's Blood Tribe, the country's largest reserve, has won part of its 40-year land claim battle against the federal government. On...
article Huge southern Alberta land claim fight wraps up in Federal Court
(Alberta) -- A judge in Calgary is hearing the final arguments in a long-running Aboriginal land claim that affects a big swath of territory in southern Alberta. Lawyers...
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Trans Mountain

article Rival all-Alberta Indigenous coalition sets sights on Trans Mountain pipeline
(Alberta) -- An Indigenous bidder for the Trans Mountain pipeline system is sending formal invitations to all Métis and First Nations groups in Alberta to assemble a...
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Opioid Crisis

article Blood Tribe sees significant drop in overdose numbers
(Alberta) -- After a tumultuous 2018 that saw 335 overdoses on the southern Alberta Blood Tribe reserve, officials say they are seeing relief in numbers, thanks to a...
article Piikani Nation opioid support group first of its kind in southern Alberta
(Alberta) -- An opioid support group hosted by Peigan Prevention Counselling Services is the first for the Piikani Nation in southern Alberta. The once-a-week evening...
article Native American activist calls on Canadian First Nations to sue opioid makers
(Alberta) -- An activist and advocate for Native Americans and tribal issues is calling on Canadian First Nations to take action against opioid producers.
article Blood Tribe marks opening of new detox centre
(Alberta) -- A southern Alberta community that’s been hit hard by the opioid crisis is now home to a new detox centre. A ribbon cutting for the long-awaited...
article Blood Tribe overdoses up 86 per cent in 2018: Report
(Alberta) -- A recent report released by health officials shows an 86 per cent increase in opioid overdoses on the Blood Tribe between 2017 and 2018. The Blood Tribe...
article Education program offers glimmer of hope amid Blood Tribe opioid crisis
(Alberta) -- Receiving her certificate in customer service and sales is a moment Lori Eagle Plume has worked hard for. “It’s been a long time since I...
article Alberta government providing $12.6M to help with Lethbridge opioid crisis
(Alberta) -- The Alberta government announced Friday that it will be funding new initiatives to help address issues that have arisen regarding the opioid crisis and...
article Alberta government to support safe withdrawal site for Blood Tribe
(Alberta) -- A new safe withdrawal management site will provide substance use treatment services for people in the Blood Tribe community.
article Blood Tribe police seize carfentanil pills in midst of opioid epidemic
(Alberta) -- In a battle against rampant illicit opioids entering the Blood Tribe reserve, police made a drug bust Wednesday seizing carfentanil — an opioid 100 times...
article Alberta First Nation issues warning after 22 overdoses in 48 hours
(Alberta) -- An Indigenous community in southern Alberta has issued a public warning after a rash of opioid-related overdoses. The Blood Tribe Administration released...
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Cultural Appropriation

article Cree musician won’t withdraw album with Inuit throat singing from the Indigenous Music Awards
(Alberta) -- A Cree woman accused of cultural appropriation for including throat singing on her new album won’t withdraw it from the Indigenous Music Awards...
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Residential Schools

article 'There was a heaviness': Alberta anthropologists locate unmarked graves of residential schoolchildren
(Alberta) -- Kisha Supernant felt a painful weight in her chest as she waited for the telltale beep of her radar equipment. Disturbances deep in the earth —...
article Potential class action against Calgary lawyer seeks millions for 're-victimized' residential school survivors
(Alberta) -- About 30 men and women from the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta, most of whom are residential school survivors, listen closely as their lawyer Max Faille...
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Canada Online

article No bluff: AGLC wants a piece of online gambling
(Alberta) -- The province’s liquor and gaming regulator is looking for a piece of the online gambling action. Alberta Gaming Liquor Cannabis (AGLC) has issued a...
article AGLC to pursue online gambling site
(Alberta) -- The AGLC is looking to expand its services and get into the business of online gambling — a move the agency hopes will keep it relevant to Albertans.
article Alberta quietly bets on online gambling, leaving only Saskatchewan in the digital dark
(Alberta) -- Alberta has quietly taken steps toward regulating online gambling, CBC News has learned, which would leave our eastern neighbour the final holdout. Alberta...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Albertans expand protections for wood bison
(Alberta) -- Alberta gave itself a Christmas present with some interesting Montana connections when it proposed protections on land south of Wood Buffalo National Park....
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Other News

article Southern Alberta constable accused of sexually assaulting female officer while on duty
(Alberta) -- A 10-year constable with a southern Alberta police service is facing two sexual assault charges. A female officer with the Blood Tribe Police Service said...
article Initiative to honour Indigenous veterans with new grave markers and their traditional names
(Alberta) -- For nearly four decades, Stephen McGregor searched for the grave of his father's cousin Sam Gagnon, an Algonquin soldier from Kitigan Zibi, Que., who...
article Alberta's Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park now a World Heritage Site
(Alberta) -- Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is now Alberta's sixth World Heritage Site. The park, also known by its Blackfoot name Áísínai'pi, received the...
article 'This was one of many wrongs that were done': Blood Tribe settles $150M historic cattle claim
(Alberta) -- More than a century ago, the federal government destroyed the Blood Tribe's cattle industry, and today, the southern Alberta reserve signed a $150...
article Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute
(Alberta) -- Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group...
article Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute
(Alberta) -- Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group...
article Coach questions why entire First Nation was banned from basketball tournament after referee dispute
(Alberta) -- Basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation are relieved they'll be allowed to play in a Calgary tournament this weekend — but their...
article Wood Buffalo needs consistent counsellors for Indigenous populations, researcher says
(Alberta) -- Indigenous communities in the Wood Buffalo region need full-time mental health support, instead of fly-in, fly-out counsellors, according to research out of...
article University of Lethbridge to formally recognize its place on Indigenous territory
(Alberta) -- The University of Lethbridge is taking new steps to honour the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples at its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses. The...
article Indigenous-designed blanket shares history and meaningful gift giving
(Alberta) -- Woolen blankets with colourful designs hang on a wooden ladder at Boy Chief Trading Post on the Siksika Nation just 45 minutes east of Calgary. The blankets...
article Indigenous cultures come alive!
(Alberta) -- Main Street was alive with music and dancing on Friday, June 21, with the National Indigenous Day Family Festival. Put on by the Cold Lake Native Friendship...
article Blackstone creator Ron E. Scott filming First Nations crime drama Tribal in Calgary
(Alberta) -- There are worse dilemmas for a television creator. But Ron E. Scott’s previous project, the Edmonton-shot TV drama Blackstone, was so dark and...
article Indigenous cuisine series filmed on Blood Tribe land
(Alberta) -- It’s a rare delicacy. Zhylem syrup harvested from balsam poplars is combined with a bison heart, and cooked over an open fire. That’s just one...
article Calgary's National Music Centre to open permanent exhibit for Indigenous artists
(Alberta) -- Calgary's National Music Centre will unveil a permanent exhibit in June dedicated to Indigenous artists who have had an influence on national culture.
article Once Again Wetaskiwin First Nations Eye Casino Venue Project near Highway 2
(Alberta) -- First Nations are often driven to casino operation, as this entertainment possibility offers them the chance to support their own community and guarantee...
article Bearspaw Kananaskis Travel Centre grand opening a ‘step forward’
(Alberta) -- A brand new gas station and pit stop along the Trans-Canada Highway is a significant “step forward” for economic development on the Stoney...
article 'The most exciting sport you'll ever see': Indian relay takes off in northern Alberta
(Alberta) -- Thousands of fans watched in awe as daredevil riders raced in the inaugural Indian relay at Bonnyville's rodeo grounds over the May long weekend.
article Alberta Indigenous artisans selected to participate in trade mission to Tokyo
(Alberta) -- Three First Nation entrepreneurs from Alberta will join others from across Canada to showcase their art and culture in Japan in July. Founded by two First...
article Alberta booted from gold medal game at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
(Alberta) -- They made the finals at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse — but instead of hitting the ice on Sunday for the gold medal game...
article Dene elder questions Alberta eagle feather policy
(Alberta) -- Dene elder Patrick Deranger and his wife Lee Deranger wanted to do something cultural and special to honour a small group of Indigenous graduates in Calgary...

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