‘More connected than we know’: Alberta Cree musician sending masks to Navajo Nation

Jacob Faithful says he knew he had to do something when he learned a fellow member the Young Spirit music group and several of his relatives had fallen ill with COVID-19 in a hard-hit Indigenous community in the southwestern United…

‘Enough is enough’: First Nations Chief says he needed to tell story of alleged RCMP beating

Editor’s note: A warning that this story contains graphic details.  Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation said Saturday that he is sharing the story of an arrest where he alleges he was beaten by RCMP officers because “enough…

Illegal dumping in Enoch Cree Nation ‘getting ridiculous,’ resident steps in to clean up

Located in Enoch Cree Nation — adjacent to the west side of Edmonton — is a heavily treed area, filled with nature and history. To this day, it’s still used by medicine pickers. Decades ago, it was well used for…

Alberta First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring

The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend a wide array of environmental reporting requirements for oilsands companies. “We are surprised and disappointed there was no effort to…

No COVID-19 cases on Alberta First Nations; government says it’s working with leaders to keep it that way

Alberta’s minister of Indigenous relations said Saturday that his ministry has essentially moved into a type of triage position as it works to communicate with First Nations communities around the province to guide them through the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s a…

Jason Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 26, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is warning the province’s $1-billion fund established last year to support…

Teck project environmental deal reached between First Nation and Alberta government

A deal has been reached between the Alberta government and a First Nation that had raised environmental concerns around the Teck Resources Frontier project. In an announcement Sunday, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation announced the agreement and expressed “support for…

Treaty 8 First Nations walks out of meeting with Premier Jason Kenney

Treaty 8 First Nations chiefs walked out of a meeting Wednesday with Premier Jason Kenney at Government House in Edmonton. The meeting was held to discuss children in care and federal Bill C-92. The ability for First Nations to take…