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COVID study reveals that more mental health supports are needed on First Nations

COVID study reveals that more mental health supports are needed on First Nations

A new report by a committee of MPs — who spent the past year studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous populations in Canada — has revealed that the reservations, many of which have very limited access to resources, need
EPS Officer Nathan Kennedy: On becoming the calm

EPS Officer Nathan Kennedy: On becoming the calm

We are inundated with “against all odds” stories that fill our social media and cable channels. Usually sensationalized and dramatized, they are a far cry from reality. Cst.
New documentary features the journey of skateboarder Joe Buffalo from Maskwacis Cree Nation

New documentary features the journey of skateboarder Joe Buffalo from Maskwacis Cree Nation

Joe Buffalo is a professional skateboarder from Maskwacis Cree Nation and the star of a new short documentary by Syrian-Canadian filmmaker, Amar Chebib. The film, titled Joe Buffalo, chronicles the life of Buffalo and his turbulent come-up.
NIFC is launching fire safety education courses on First Nations in Canada

NIFC is launching fire safety education courses on First Nations in Canada

A new study by Statistics Canada, commissioned by the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project (NIFSC) and funded by Indigenous Services Canada, has revealed that Indigenous People are over five times more likely to die in a fire compared to t
Siksika Nation and the Calgary Flames partner to build a new ice rink

Siksika Nation and the Calgary Flames partner to build a new ice rink

The Siksika Nation has announced that they are going to be building a brand-new ice rinkthrough a partnership between Siksika Health Services and the Calgary Flames Foundation.
ACFN demands apology for historical mistreatment within Wood Buffalo National Park

ACFN demands apology for historical mistreatment within Wood Buffalo National Park

Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is asking for an official apology for the historical mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples within Wood Buffalo National Park.
FMPSD's first land-based learning camp for Indigenous students a success

FMPSD's first land-based learning camp for Indigenous students a success

After a year of planning, Indigenous students in the Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) were off to learn about hunting, trapping and survival from an experienced trapper in Anzac.
Casman beginning construction of $44-million Métis Cultural Centre this spring

Casman beginning construction of $44-million Métis Cultural Centre this spring

McMurray Métis has doubled the construction budget of the Métis Cultural Centre and hired the Casman Group of Companies to begin work on the project this spring.
Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan's Principle eligibility

Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan's Principle eligibility

Indigenous children’s advocates are outraged that on March 12, the Government of Canada filed its written submissions before the Federal Court in support of two applications for judicial review of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) rulings w
Miracle of plant medicines explored in new book

Miracle of plant medicines explored in new book

Mother Earth: Plants for Health and Beauty is the title of a new book by Carrie Armstrong, a Cree/Métis teacher turned wellness product maker, who uses traditional plant knowledge to craft her teas, soaps, and essential oils.