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Red Dress Day honouring MMIWG planned for Stoney Nakoda and Cochrane on May 5

Red Dress Day honouring MMIWG planned for Stoney Nakoda and Cochrane on May 5

“We need to be able to come together and speak and share issues, share information, educate and bring awareness. Hopefully, that changes attitudes."
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.
AWA joins Kainai, Siksika Nations call for federal impact assessment on Tent mine

AWA joins Kainai, Siksika Nations call for federal impact assessment on Tent mine

The Alberta Wilderness Association has joined southern Alberta’s two largest First Nations’ call for the federal government to step in and halt coal mining in the Rockies. 
Multimedia artist Cheyenne Ozînjâ θîhâ Reclaims the Art of Tattooing

Multimedia artist Cheyenne Ozînjâ θîhâ Reclaims the Art of Tattooing

Talking skin with Bearspaw Cheyenne Ozînjâ θîhâ
Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

"We expect the province to suspend the new Forest Act immediately," Arthur Noskey of Treaty 8 First Nations said Thursday. "We are asking (the government) to pull this back and consult with us."
COVID study reveals that more mental health supports are needed on First Nations

COVID study reveals that more mental health supports are needed on First Nations

A new report by a committee of MPs — who spent the past year studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous populations in Canada — has revealed that the reservations, many of which have very limited access to resources, need