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McMurray Métis sharing Cree language teachings with social media series

McMurray Métis sharing Cree language teachings with social media series

For Walsh, promoting Indigenous languages is part of reconciliation. The municipality’s recent announcement that new traffic signs will include Cree, Dénesųłiné and English are a good way to raise awareness of Indigenous languages.
Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network

Indigenous entrepreneurs hope to bridge their culture and Fort McMurray with trading network

“Trading is just one small piece of the systems we had in place before settler arrival,” said Croucher. “Through trading, we’re hopefully teaching the broader community about how part of Indigenous culture is about including everybody.”
AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde Announces That He Will Not Seek Re-Election

AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde Announces That He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa on December 5 that Bellegarde has been a tireless leader and advocate for First Nations.
Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response

Stoney Nakoda receives national award for pandemic response

“It’s quite an honour for everyone here,” Crawford said. “It felt really, really good because it’s such a team effort. It’s not just one person, it’s the whole Nation."
Chiniki Nation chief and council election taking place on Tuesday

Chiniki Nation chief and council election taking place on Tuesday

“We have done everything possible to keeper numbers down, our active, our positive cases down and to make sure we are super conscious and super conscientious about doing things that will make sure that people feel safe and are safe,” Evans said.
Seven Vilna students get honourable mention in provincial Indigenous student awards

Seven Vilna students get honourable mention in provincial Indigenous student awards

Students recognized for embracing their gifts, strengths and potential, while celebrating their culture
Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UN declaration affirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples to self-determination and also spells out the need for free, prior and informed consent from Indigenous Peoples on anything that infringes on their lands or rights.
Cochrane RCMP join forces with Îyârhe Nakoda Youth Outreach to bring driver's ed to Stoney Nakoda

Cochrane RCMP join forces with Îyârhe Nakoda Youth Outreach to bring driver's ed to Stoney Nakoda

“They can have a chance to increase their tools— Driving that’s a need that’s essential especially because we live in a. Remote community,” Young said. “Driving is something we do almost every day.”
Fort Chipewyan's stop signs now in Cree, Dene and English; similar signs going up across RMWB

Fort Chipewyan's stop signs now in Cree, Dene and English; similar signs going up across RMWB

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), three-quarters of Indigenous languages in Canada are “definitely,” “severely” or “critically” endangered.
First Nations control of education will require radically different systems than what’s gone before

First Nations control of education will require radically different systems than what’s gone before

This is the first time IKWC has administered the grants, which are provided by Indigenous Services Canada and directed by the Assembly of First Nations’ National Indian Education Council.