Maskwacis declares state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Maskwacis Cree Tribal Council has declared a state of emergency amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration was signed Tuesday morning by members of the Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana Band. The communities…

Cree names submitted by Alberta teacher for planet and star win national contest

After being short-listed by an expert panel and voted on publicly, an Alberta teacher beat out hundreds of other submissions to name an exoplanet and star. Amanda Green is a junior high school science teacher in Beaumont. “Those who know…

Elected Wet’suwet’en chief feels shut out of discussion over tentative deal with B.C., feds

The elected chief of one of six bands within the Wet’suwet’en nation says she and other elected representatives should have been included in recent negotiations over rights and title with the provincial and federal governments. Maureen Luggi is the chief…

Indigenous people in Canada facing racism over Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockade action

Gabrielle Lindstrom says the last few weeks have made her sad. The Calgary professor is an Indigenous woman and has been speaking with her students a lot about racism in recent weeks. While she doesn’t believe the tensions surrounding the…

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…

Alice Munro, dozens of Nobel Prize winners denounce Teck oilsands project

Canadian author Alice Munro and dozens of other Nobel Prize winners around the world have joined the heated opposition facing a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta, decrying the proposed development as “a disgrace.” Munro, Canadian biologist Jack W. Szostak…

Watch: NDP respond to letter from Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam on Teck Frontier mine

Official Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley alongside Edmonton-Rutherford MLA Richard Feehan, a former minister of Indigenous relations, speak about a letter sent by Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation regarding the Teck Frontier mine and the Indigenous…

Wet’suwet’en to hold all-clan meetings amid solidarity protests, internal division

For the first time in a generation, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership is coming together and holding a series of all-clan meetings, as the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline inspires protests across the country. Chief Na’moks (John Risdale) of the…

Federal Court of Appeal to release decision in Trans Mountain challenge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 30, 2020 5:19 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Federal Court of Appeal is set to release its decision on the latest challenge…