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First Nations were speaking the truth all this time, says regional chief

First Nations were speaking the truth all this time, says regional chief

Wilson said people are now more aware of Indian residential schools because of the news of the 215 children buried in the mass grave.
Ethan Bear speaks out against racism: 'I'm proud of where I come from'

Ethan Bear speaks out against racism: 'I'm proud of where I come from'

Bear’s girlfriend, Lenasia Ned, announced that the Indigenous defence man had been receiving racist messages and comments from disgruntled Oilers fans who blamed the entirety of the loss on Bear.
‘It’s very upsetting, it’s very horrific’

‘It’s very upsetting, it’s very horrific’

For more than a century, First Nations children were separated from their families and made to attend residential schools in an attempt to assimilate.
Gatherings pay tribute to lives lost at B.C. residential school

Gatherings pay tribute to lives lost at B.C. residential school

Hundreds gathered at Alberta Legislature over the weekend, joining memorials across the country in recognition of mass grave discovered at a former B.C. residential school.
Memorial on the steps of Cathedral honours 215 lives

Memorial on the steps of Cathedral honours 215 lives

"I really believe that as a community we have to reach out. We're all equal. We're all important. We all have something to offer the community, and we all bleed red."
Flags lowered and moment of silence in Lac La Biche County after BC residential school findings

Flags lowered and moment of silence in Lac La Biche County after BC residential school findings

Area officials show remembrance for remains of 215 children in unmarked BC graves
Vigil held in Cold Lake in memory of 215 children

Vigil held in Cold Lake in memory of 215 children

“We knew there were a lot of children that died in these places, but we didn’t know the extent of it,” Agnes Gendron, Cold Lake First Nations elder, said during a prayer at the vigil held in Cold Lake on May 31.
Collector seeks cards featuring Indigenous hockey players to forward to youth

Collector seeks cards featuring Indigenous hockey players to forward to youth

Back in 2014 he started amassing rookie cards for Indigenous players that have suited up for at least one game in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Funding provided to help develop, understand and use Indigenous laws, build governance structures

Funding provided to help develop, understand and use Indigenous laws, build governance structures

The Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge at the University of Alberta is one of 21 recipients in the second round of funding in the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) offered by Canada’s Department of Justice.
Housing development eases Fort McKay First Nation’s dependence on oil and gas

Housing development eases Fort McKay First Nation’s dependence on oil and gas

East Pine and the Beaumont housing development are only the beginning of diversification for the northern Alberta First Nation.