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Climate forum highlights Cree solutions for a warming planet

By Patrick Quinn  Local Journalism Initiative The Cree Regional Climate Forum brought together a diversity of voices in Ouje-Bougoumou to understand and plan for the repercussions of a rapidly warming planet. The forum recognized the urgency of action in the wake of unprecedented forest fires and the warmest year on ...

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As TMX enables record oil output, First Nations hope for new chapter Amanda Stephenson, The Canadian Press

By Amanda Stephenson  The Canadian Press Some Indigenous communities in northern Alberta hope the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will mark the start of a new chapter in their relationship with Canada’s oilsands industry. The $34 billion pipeline project from Alberta to the B.C. coast promises improved access to export markets ...

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RBC faces questions on climate, Indigenous rights at annual general meeting

By Ian Bickis The Canadian Press TORONTO – Royal Bank of Canada faced a steady stream of questions about the bank’s climate and Indigenous rights track record at its annual general meeting Thursday. “We’re bringing a voice of nature,” said Tara Houska of the Couchiching First Nation, as she pushed ...

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 B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

By Ashley Joannou in Vancouver  The British Columbia government tabled legislation Thursday that’s designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and programs, the province’s attorney general said. Niki Sharma said the proposed law would cover provincial ministries, agencies, health-care and social service providers, and require ...

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Goodstoney, Bearspaw First Nations receive over $540,000 in business funding

By Jessica Lee  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Goodstoney First Nation and Bearspaw First Nation were among 10 First Nations to benefit from the province’s Aboriginal Business Investment Fund in 2023-24, with funding to support ongoing business ventures. Funding issued to Goodstoney and Bearspaw is supporting $370,000 in renovations for the ...

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Lake St. Martin chief declares innocence after being charged with sex assault 

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter WINNIPEG, MAN- A First Nations chief charged with sexually assaulting a child is proclaiming he is innocent and said he has no plans to voluntarily walk away from his leadership position. Charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and child pornography charges against Chief ...

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Federal Court allows judicial review of Rocky Mountain coal mine denied by panel

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS A Federal Court ruling Tuesday has thrown out a decision from federal Environmental Minister Steven Guilbeault denying a permit for an open-pit coal mine in the Alberta Rockies. The ruling, which comes in response to two Alberta First Nations, will force Guilbeault to revisit ...

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Manitoba man who was switched at birth receives Metis citizenship

WINNIPEG- A Manitoba man who was switched at birth and raised without being aware of his Indigenous heritage for more than 60 years says he feels a sense of belonging after receiving his Metis citizenship. “My identity is something I lost a long time ago,” Edward Ambrose said in a ...

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