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Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan's Principle eligibility

Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan's Principle eligibility

Indigenous children’s advocates are outraged that on March 12, the Government of Canada filed its written submissions before the Federal Court in support of two applications for judicial review of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) rulings w
Miracle of plant medicines explored in new book

Miracle of plant medicines explored in new book

Mother Earth: Plants for Health and Beauty is the title of a new book by Carrie Armstrong, a Cree/Métis teacher turned wellness product maker, who uses traditional plant knowledge to craft her teas, soaps, and essential oils.
Attention Metis students: The BBMA deadline is March 31

Attention Metis students: The BBMA deadline is March 31

The deadline for students of Métis aancestry to apply for a Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award (BBMA), is March 31 The Award financially assists Metis students by covering between $1,000 and $10,000 of tuition and fees.
Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Silla & Rise participate in new Kanata teaching program

Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Silla & Rise participate in new Kanata teaching program

As a musician and teacher, Sherryl Sewepagaham is deeply aware of the potent nature of musical expression.
COVID-19 vaccine providing a shot of hope in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

COVID-19 vaccine providing a shot of hope in Stoney Nakoda First Nation

“We’re trying to provide the right information which is from Health Canada as well as from Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services and tell them, ‘This vaccine is effective. It has been approved by Health Canada, and defiantly this is safe,’” said Stoney Health Services Executive Director Aaron Khan.
On reserve cases of COVID are dropping but safety measures are still important to prevent the spread

On reserve cases of COVID are dropping but safety measures are still important to prevent the spread

Dr. Tom Wong, Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada, appeared in the virtual First Nations Health Managers Association town hall on March 11, to provide an update on how the pandemic is effecting Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Northwest Territories considers dropping the Alberta school curriculum

Northwest Territories considers dropping the Alberta school curriculum

The Northwest Territories (NWT) have announced that they are considering dropping the Alberta school curriculum – an education model they have been following for decades.
Ottawa launches website to detail progress on drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities

Ottawa launches website to detail progress on drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities

The federal government has created a new website in an attempt to be more transparent about its progress to remedy long-term drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities across the country, but is unable to say when all such advisories will
Mikisew Cree First Nation bringing housing units up the winter road

Mikisew Cree First Nation bringing housing units up the winter road

Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) is bringing to Fort Chipewyan 17 homes and two trailers for quaranting now that the winter road can handle heavier loads.
Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

Louis Bull celebrates its own law to bring the children home

The Louis Bull Tribe has become the first Nation in Treaty 6 to bring into force its own child and family services law.