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The Indian Act’s contribution to murdered and missing  Indigenous women

The Indian Act’s contribution to murdered and missing Indigenous women

By Terry Poucette In early June, the final report of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry was finally released.
Coffee with Warren: The joy of green

Coffee with Warren: The joy of green

One of my favourite psalms says it perfectly: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures….
Coffee with Warren: A park bench meditation inspired by Chief Walking Buffalo

Coffee with Warren: A park bench meditation inspired by Chief Walking Buffalo

Cochrane’s Riverfront Park is blessed with a beauty that Stoney Nakoda Chief Walking Buffalo would have regarded as a perfect classroom for “Nature’s University.” June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.

Connect at Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

By Councillor Susan Flowers Cochrane is well-known for its friendliness and good relationships. Town council places great value on relationship building too and recognizes the importance of being neighbourly.
Coffee with Warren: Father’s Day memories of Dad

Coffee with Warren: Father’s Day memories of Dad

So many of our readers have asked me: Warren, where did you get your infectious sensitivity to design, colour and texture? Well, I guess I do have deep feelings about patterns and hues of beauty.

Better oversight is needed for band spending

The Stoney Tribal Council introduced Andre Buss as the new acting tribal administrator and chief financial officer. Although a former employee, this change does seem to indicate a desire for change at Stoney Tribal Administration (STA).
Meeting Malala - How to connect by making the right connections

Meeting Malala - How to connect by making the right connections

It’s extraordinary how sometimes you meet someone and, through a series of connections, it can lead to an amazing opportunity.
Coffee with Warren: ‘Stella the communal perch’

Coffee with Warren: ‘Stella the communal perch’

The honey bees are back and enjoying the blossoms on our backyard apple tree. And whataperfect excuse to reconnect with our bee-friendly coffee companion, Stella Constance.
To love a Barn Buddy

To love a Barn Buddy

As much as cats are known to laze in the warmth of the sun, they also love to keep busy and have a purpose. For barn buddies, a productive day involves a good mouse chase.

The Indian Act’s Accountability Deficit

Within democratic political systems, the ultimate source of authority rests with the citizens who elect government. Accordingly, elections serve as the primary tool of accountability.