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Saddle Lake society releases preliminary investigation report

Saddle Lake society releases preliminary investigation report

St. Paul Diocese assistance proves critical in formal inquiry into the children who died and or went missing while attending residential school, according to research lead Leah Redcrow of Saddle Lake.
N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

N.W.T. piloting new northern studies course for Grade 12 students

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories has begun piloting a new northern studies course for Grade 12 students with an emphasis on reconciliation. The elective course was created in the N.W.T. through engagement with Indigenous governments, education bodies, curriculum consultants and working groups.
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

VANCOUVER — In the 138 years since an Indigenous house post was chopped down and ordered burned by missionaries, it was sold under duress, damaged and displayed as a historic oddity, donated to a museum, then packed away in storage for decades.
Alberta First Nation signs child welfare agreement with feds, without the province

Alberta First Nation signs child welfare agreement with feds, without the province

MASKWACIS — An Alberta First Nation has signed a two-year agreement with Ottawa giving it the autonomy to administer its child welfare. Louis Bull Tribe at Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton, is the first in the province to sign onto an agreement.
First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

VICTORIA — Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues "unabated," nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergency, said the top doctor for the First Nations Health Authority.
B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The chief of the Williams Lake First Nation says he would support excavating possible unmarked graves at the site of the former St. Joseph's Mission residential school if that's what elders and the community decide is best.
City of Airdrie to erect Indigenous flags and public art donation this year

City of Airdrie to erect Indigenous flags and public art donation this year

According to Lutz, raising the flags is significant to the community and is an important gesture to acknowledge the agreement that was made with the Treaty 7 members.
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A First Nations house post is being returned to its home in British Columbia after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts.
First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

EDMONTON — Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes.
'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The investigation of unmarked graves at a former residential school near Williams Lake First Nation in central British Columbia has found crimes were committed against children, the lead investigator told a news conference.