Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation declares state of crisis after 3 recent suicides

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation has called a state of crisis and emergency after three recent suicides, the latest involving a 10-year-old. Barry Mitsuing Chalifoux, the CEO and executive director of the nation in western Saskatchewan, made the announcement in…

2 B.C. First Nations drop out of Trans Mountain court challenge, sign deals with corporation

Two B.C. First Nations that had been part of a court challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have now left the group and sided with the Crown corporation. The Upper Nicola Band, based in Merritt, and the Stk’emlupsemc te…

Treaty 8 chiefs call Wexit a ‘bad idea’ as support for separating from Canada grows in Alberta

Treaty 8 First Nations chiefs issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling for cooler heads to prevail amid indications the desire to separate from Canada is growing among people in Alberta and Saskatchewan. “As chiefs, with our united voices and…

Wetaskiwin courthouse to allow people to swear oath on eagle feather

Indigenous people will soon be able to swear their oath on an eagle feather at the courthouse in Wetaskiwin. A bestowment ceremony will take place at the courthouse Monday afternoon, where eagle feathers will be formally presented to the court…

Greta Thunberg mural in Edmonton defaced 2 days after being created

Posted October 20, 2019 7:23 pm Updated October 20, 2019 7:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg painted by an Edmonton artist has been…

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations in Fort McMurray, shoots documentary

Posted October 20, 2019 12:52 pm Updated October 20, 2019 1:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Following Greta Thunberg’s very publicized visit to Edmonton on Friday, the young Swedish activist…