The Government of Alberta says it is helping prepare Indigenous post-secondary students for success with $7 million in scholarships, part of its Future Ready initiative. Alberta First Nations Colleges and publicly funded post-secondary institutions deliver the 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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
I spent 50 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, editor, and publisher at weeklies and dailies in all four western provinces.
Throughout my career, I witnessed up close the disconnect between aboriginal people and the non-native society. […]
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… […]
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… […]