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Anthony Bilodeau sentenced to life in prison

Anthony Bilodeau sentenced to life in prison

Anthony Bilodeau was sentenced in an Edmonton court on Jan. 6, for his role in the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal.
Alberta judge makes recommendations after death of Indigenous girl in care

Alberta judge makes recommendations after death of Indigenous girl in care

EDMONTON — An Alberta judge has made 20 recommendations from a fatality inquiry into the 2014 death of a young girl in care.
Canada marks National Ribbon Skirt Day, inspired by 10-year-old Saskatchewan girl

Canada marks National Ribbon Skirt Day, inspired by 10-year-old Saskatchewan girl

OTTAWA — Canada is marking the first National Ribbon Skirt Day on Wednesday, an event inspired by a young Saskatchewan girl who was shamed for wearing one to school several years ago.
'Our language is still here:' Revitalizing Indigenous languages in the North

'Our language is still here:' Revitalizing Indigenous languages in the North

YELLOWKNIFE — From legislative chambers to classrooms, and on the radio and TV, Indigenous languages are spoken and heard every day across the North thanks to dedicated elders, teachers, translators and broadcasters.
Feds offer $800M in funding for Indigenous-led conservation efforts

Feds offer $800M in funding for Indigenous-led conservation efforts

“Canada’s ambitious biodiversity goals can only be met in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. By coupling Indigenous and Western science, we can fight the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, strengthen our relationships with Indigenous communities, and build a better future for everyone.”
Living with cancer, Mi'kmaq author talks last edition of 'We were not the Savages'

Living with cancer, Mi'kmaq author talks last edition of 'We were not the Savages'

HALIFAX — He's 84 years old and receiving chemotherapy treatments for liver cancer, but Mi'kmaq elder and author Daniel Paul says his mission of sweeping away the "fairy tales" of colonial history must go on.
Métis beadwork: Exploring decolonization through art

Métis beadwork: Exploring decolonization through art

Eagles represent vision, wisdom, and strength to the Métis. Find out more about the cultural significance of art to the "Flower Beadwork People."
Public safety minister hopes to table First Nations policing legislation in new year

Public safety minister hopes to table First Nations policing legislation in new year

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he hopes to introduce legislation declaring First Nations policing an essential service in the new year.
Alberta task force member concerned with short timeline to deal with addictions, homelessness

Alberta task force member concerned with short timeline to deal with addictions, homelessness

Breaker is deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of his people and other Indigenous people who suffer from addictions or homelessness in the city of Calgary.
Onion Lake Cree Nation suing Alberta government over sovereignty act

Onion Lake Cree Nation suing Alberta government over sovereignty act

EDMONTON — Onion Lake Cree Nation has filed a lawsuit against the Alberta government saying its sovereignty act is an infringement on treaty rights.