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Indigenous leaders worry how a year of lost cultural gatherings impacts their communities

Indigenous leaders worry how a year of lost cultural gatherings impacts their communities

“You’re really starting to see the social impacts of not gathering. People are wandering around feeling lost and isolated,” said Chief Allan Adam. “Cultural activities keep people together.”
Death of Ellie Herman a reminder MMIWG2S an issue 'people can't ignore'

Death of Ellie Herman a reminder MMIWG2S an issue 'people can't ignore'

Herman is one of eight Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S), who have been reported missing or murdered in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo area since 2004.
Understanding intergenerational trauma in Alberta’s Indigenous community

Understanding intergenerational trauma in Alberta’s Indigenous community

“I think the more people actually get to know what happened, where it went wrong, we can learn from it and hopefully become a better and stronger society.”
The Medicine of Dance

The Medicine of Dance

Our neighbour from 53° brings inspiration, hope and awareness.
Blood Memory director, Indigenous child welfare advocate featured as part of artsPlace's Cultural Learning Circle event

Blood Memory director, Indigenous child welfare advocate featured as part of artsPlace's Cultural Learning Circle event

The film is being presented by Canmore's artsPlace for free streaming from April 21 to May 9. Drew Nicholas and Sandy White Hawk will also participate in a discussion on Wednesday (May 5) when they will be interviewed by Bow Valley locals Travis Rider, a Stoney Nakoda community member, and Métis Elder Darin Ladouceur.
Indigenous women hope to connect their communities with traditional birth practices

Indigenous women hope to connect their communities with traditional birth practices

Sheena Bradley of McMurray Métis said some ceremonies during and after birth are culturally important for families. Traditional birthworkers can organize smudging ceremonies, for instance.
Treaty 8 Grand Chief pushing for First Nations police service

Treaty 8 Grand Chief pushing for First Nations police service

The Grand Chief of Treaty 8 is lobbying the provincial government for an Indigenous police service for First Nations covered by the treaty. Treaty 8 includes all First Nations in the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo area.
RMWB installing more than 60 Cree, Dene and English stop signs in rural hamlets

RMWB installing more than 60 Cree, Dene and English stop signs in rural hamlets

During the next few weeks, more than 60 of the multilingual stop signs will be placed in Fort McKay, Anzac, Conklin and Janvier.
First Nations sue Alberta for alleged conflict of interest in the casino industry

First Nations sue Alberta for alleged conflict of interest in the casino industry

Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda believe that the gaming website is an overstep of authority for the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis regulator (AGLC) and the provincial government.
RedPath Radio podcast to inspire unity among all races, genders and identities

RedPath Radio podcast to inspire unity among all races, genders and identities

New Canmore-based podcast, RedPath Radio, highlights Indigenous Elders, community leaders, top athletes and artists' wisdom and knowledge with the world.