Arts & Culture

Government offering grant to combat racism

Alberta’s Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda unveiled details of a new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program on Tuesday. The government says the $2 million in grants will help communities combat racial discrimination, develop acceptance and promote diversity and inclusion.
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Province

Alberta launches Indigenous renewables pilot program

The provincial government is launching two small-scale pilot programs for First Nations and Metis communities as part of their Climate Leadership Plan. The government says the two initiatives will invest $2.5 million in local renewable projects that create jobs, reduce emissions and lower utility costs. […]

Arts & Culture

Province removes barriers to library access for Indigenous families

People living on First Nations and Metis Settlements in Alberta will no longer have to pay non-resident fees to access public library services.

The Government of Alberta has allocated more than $670,000 to six regional library systems and three of the large urban libraries to cover non-resident fees for individuals living in Indigenous communities. […]

Local News

ASBA signs Joint Commitment to Action on First Nations, Métis and Inuit education

The Alberta School Boards Association announced June 22 it had signed a Government of Alberta Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous education on behalf of the province’s 61 publicly-funded school boards.

The ASBA cites the signing as helping to further the goals of better student achievement results and establishing inclusive learning environments for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Idle points to consider

Editor:

In recent days, the Idle No More movement has gained considerable attention. The movement generates a lot of emotion, no matter which side of the highway you stand on. Sometimes facts get lost in the face of emotion… […]

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Arts & Culture

Broken Walls brings music and message to Morinville

Photos and Story by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – En route from Fort Saskatchewan to High Level over the weekend, Ontario-based band Broken Walls made a stop in Morinville to play to a packed house at Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Friday night. The three-piece band made up of Jonathan Maracle (vocals and guitar), Kris Delorenzi (bass), and Bill Pagaran (percussion) played a spirited 90-minute set, earning themselves two standing ovations from those who came out to see the band… […]