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COVID-19 vaccination underway in Siksika

COVID-19 vaccination underway in Siksika

“Aikimmotsiiyika in Blackfoot means take care of each other and we will do just that by getting immunized,”
Cochrane man using donations to help furnish Wesley First Nation homes

Cochrane man using donations to help furnish Wesley First Nation homes

“I’ve got too much, I don’t even know where to put it all, that’s the trouble. But I know there’s a need so I’m not going to say ‘well these people are good.’”
Cascade Power Project with First Nations’ multi-million-dollar equity stake wins Deal of the Year award

Cascade Power Project with First Nations’ multi-million-dollar equity stake wins Deal of the Year award

In September, ISC and the Cascade Power Project became AIOC’s first commitment.to Indigenous investment in a natural resource project.
Stoney Nakoda First Nation declares State of Local Emergency after rapid rise in COVID-19 cases

Stoney Nakoda First Nation declares State of Local Emergency after rapid rise in COVID-19 cases

“So far we’ve done good and I think we’re going to beat this,” Crawford said. “Just stay home and avoid people.”
Parks Canada Submits Plan To Save Wood Buffalo National Park’s Heritage Status

Parks Canada Submits Plan To Save Wood Buffalo National Park’s Heritage Status

A UNESCO report in 2019 concluded that the park’s “outstanding universal value” was at risk because of climate change, upstream hydroelectric developments and resource extraction.
Edmonton Police Service seeks Indigenous members for Nîsohkamâkewin Council

Edmonton Police Service seeks Indigenous members for Nîsohkamâkewin Council

The council will consist of 16 to 18 Indigenous people who will advise various units within EPS on the internal changes necessary to implement the police-based Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 final report
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada

First Nations across Canada have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway and Indigenous leaders encourage people to roll up their sleeves.
Edmonton Arts Council announces the recipients of the 2020 Artist Trust Fund Awards

Edmonton Arts Council announces the recipients of the 2020 Artist Trust Fund Awards

The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) is a joint project of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Edmonton Police Service Joins Boyle Street Community In A New Collaborative HELP Unit

Edmonton Police Service Joins Boyle Street Community In A New Collaborative HELP Unit

HELP focuses on those individuals at greatest risk for victimization and offending, and at greatest risk and harm to themselves, others, and the community as a whole.
'The value of your elders': First Nation using youth to spread COVID-19 message

'The value of your elders': First Nation using youth to spread COVID-19 message

MORLEY, Alta. — A First Nation in Alberta is turning to its youth to help spread the message to older members about the dangers of COVID-19.