Enoch Cree Nation celebrates opening of new school

Enoch Cree Nation is celebrating the grand opening of the Maskêkosak Kiskinomâtowikamik school. The school, which will serve kids from K-12, is located on the Edmonton-area First Nation and was officially opened in a special ceremony on Wednesday morning. “It’s…

Northern Alberta case sees Federal Court judge release ruling in Cree and Dene

The Federal Court of Canada says it has issued a ruling in Cree and Dene — the first time it’s done so in an Indigenous language. Justice Sebastien Grammond wrote about the importance of including the two languages in a…

New Elk Island Visitor Information Centre unveiled ahead of busy summer season

Dozens gathered for a grand opening celebration in Elk Island National Park Saturday for the official unveiling of the park’s new visitor information centre. A massive renovation on the decades-old facility was recently completed, thanks in part to a grant…

Colten Boushie documentary examines history of racism, oppression on the Prairies

Documentary filmmaker Tasha Hubbard didn’t know Colten Boushie, but when she heard about the killing of the young Indigenous man, it was all she could think about. Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a…

NHL game to be broadcast in Plain Cree language later this month

History could be made later this month with the broadcast of what’s believed to be the first NHL game called in the Plains Cree language. The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes is to air on the…

Edmonton hand drum group performs at local homeless shelters

A local women’s powwow and hand drum group is using its music to heal. Chubby Cree has performed at prominent events like the Edmonton Women’s March and Take Back the Night and has even performed for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. But…