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Okotoks marks first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Okotoks marks first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

The day was established to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities as one of the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
St. Albert students celebrate Day for Truth and Reconciliation

St. Albert students celebrate Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Week of action highlights Indigenous culture
Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters

A conversation about residential schools and healing.
Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

“It has a very deep impact on how you raise your children. We were never taught affection, we were never taught to say I love you, we were never told by anybody that we were loved. It was all, every day, degrading comments. No matter what we did there was always something wrong with us, and that has deeply affected Residential School survivors.” 
Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

“I couldn’t get out of beds for days. I was crying all day,” Taypotat said. “I’m a mom and my daughter is eight. I couldn’t imagine sending her when she is four, the policemen coming and forcing me to give her up to go to these schools. It’s a nightmare— In the core of my soul it hurts.”
Stoney Nakoda elder blesses RCMP members and newly erected teepee

Stoney Nakoda elder blesses RCMP members and newly erected teepee

“I want the young people to change, to become one of the RCMP. That’s my dream.”
Future of Métis National Council uncertain as Manitoba Federation gets mandate to pull out

Future of Métis National Council uncertain as Manitoba Federation gets mandate to pull out

The MNC has been embroiled in infighting for the past several years over MNO’s membership which MNC insists includes Métis that do not fit the MNC definition.
Work to discover unmarked graves underway

Work to discover unmarked graves underway

Crowfoot said he expects scans, excavations, research and other associated work to continue over a long term due to the scale of the project and amount of land that will have to be looked at.
Alberta funds Indigenous-led approach to mental health for Indian residential school trauma

Alberta funds Indigenous-led approach to mental health for Indian residential school trauma

The funding announced today brings the province’s commitment to support Indigenous-led efforts in mental health care to nearly $8 million.
Îethka: Stoney Language in Stoney Country helping celebrate the Stoney language

Îethka: Stoney Language in Stoney Country helping celebrate the Stoney language

“It’s entirely their Nation— These illustrations are all from the Nation, so is the photography, the stories and the knowledge,” Shyba said. “It’s a cultural jewel.”
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