"This is an embarrassment to Country Thunder, the entertainers and First Nations people.”
In April, Lethbridge City Council approved $47,500 in the form of a Major Community Event Hosting Grant for the pow wow and races, which is expected to bring in close to $1.1-million in positive economic impact.
Officers are now seeking two suspects who have been charged with attempted murder and are now subject of arrest warrants:
The trial by judge alone is scheduled to last a week.
“Everything’s in bloom and the corn’s starting to tassel, and we’ve got some cobs on their way to forming. Everything’s in pretty good progress"
Police are looking for 15 year old Alicia Buffalo-Crane from Maskwacis
The designs creator, Alisha Giroux said that she was drawing Canada's map "for fun" one day when she realized the country's shorelines and provincial borders could be represented as animals.
Scenes will be shot in Calgary & surrounding area from July 15 to Oct. 10.
Looking back at Harry Manson, who transcended racial prejudice on the soccer pitch at turn of 19th century
RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 16-year-old Chateva Quinney. Chateva was reported missing on July 12, 2019 and last seen in Whitefish Lake First Nations. RCMP has a concern for her safety.
Milo is seeking Indigenous families located in Calgary. Please read the poster below to find additional information.
"I will use every tool at my disposal to stop SR1"
The hit drama needs hundreds of fans to fill spaces in a rodeo scene that the show says is "unlike anything fans will have ever seen before."
A Tribe Called Red Perform in Calgary July 12
Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two living in households with low incomes, says a new study that shows little improvement in the situation over the last decade.
Fish & Wildlife officers are investigating the incident and trying to determine the identify of the bear, whose age and sex aren’t known.
Two men were arrested and charged in connection to his June 16 disappearance
Anyone with information is asked to contact Blood Tribe Police or CrimeStoppers.
Nominate a youth, adult or senior volunteer who has contributed to the well-being of their community.
Deadline for applications is Sunday, August 25
“I’m trying to recover two puppies that were stolen from my store in a pretty violent manner, they shattered glass in the front of the kennel all over them and I’m worried about their health and their safety.”
The Writing-on-Stone National Park near Milk River becomes Alberta’s sixth World Heritage Site, and the twentieth in Canada.
Claire Anderson is the first Yukon resident and first Indigenous woman to hold this position
“The federal government owes the Kainai Blood Tribe 162.5 sections of land. And so now, we’re at that stage where we look to you to again make the others understand. Make the Prime Minister understand. Make your colleagues in cabinet understand, that perhaps it is time we come to some resolution of our Big Claim. After all, the court has made a decision, and we have been patient.” - Blood Tribe Chief Roy Fox
“This journey is to help them experience what’s out there, how to overcome challenges in life and that there is more to life.”
“They’re just kids, I don’t get it. What have they done?” - Event organizer Tony Tan
"The massive Chuckegg Creek wildfire in northern Alberta is now considered to be 60 per cent contained, and has burned approximately 331,167 hectares"
Red Pheasant has been in the process of negotiations with the Manitoba Museum to repatriate the medal since 2002.
Auditions will be held in July 13-15 in Calgary
Lead and Supporting roles are being cast for a paramount Feature Film titled Magic Hour, a coming of Age Love Story
Nike N7 started in 2009 with a goal to provide sport and physical activity programming to kids in First Nation communities in North America.
Nominations must be received by July 29, A brief biography and CV should be included with the nomination.
A severe thunderstorm warning remained in effect for Improvement District 349, including the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. Severe thunderstorm warnings also remained in effect for other parts of central and northern Alberta Friday night.
83 Canadians named to the Order of Canada, they include athletes, researchers, teachers, scientists, artists, jurists and actors.
"Highlights include Hank Snow’s “Nudie Suit,” Wilf Carter’s cowboy boots and saddle, and other fun performance outfits from Shania Twain, Lucille Starr, k.d. lang, and Gordie Tapp"
Celebrate Canada's 152nd Birthday with Activities, Music and spectatcular Fireworks in the Calgary area
The movie is expected to begin shooting this fall in Calgary
Details about Christine’s disappearance are limited, if you have any information please get in contact with police.
The agreements give the Métis jurisdiction in core governance areas citizenship, leadership selection government operations and a chance to develop their own laws and draft constitutions to govern their communities
"My project is on Truth and Reconciliation. I look at what reconciliation is, why we need to reconcile and how it is happening in our country. When I met with Elder Crowshoe I learned how First Nation people lost their sense of belonging and culture in our community'
Country Music Week 2019 will take place in Calgary, from September 5 through September 8.
Sept. 30 was chosen as the day in honour of residential school survivors.
Wood Buffalo Council has sent a letter request for “an urgent meeting to be held with community leaders” regarding the “education crisis” at two Northern Alberta schools
Descriptions of the suspect vehicle(s) and suspect(s) have not been released.
"Indigenous languages matter because Indigenous people matter. Language is essential for all people to understand who they are, where they come from—their histories, culture, and values,”
There is currently no water supply to the community, and a boil water advisory is in effect
The Flames will play the Edmonton Oilers more than any other team in the 2019/20 NHL season.
The documentary explores the preservation and promotion of the Nakota language.
Funding decisions took a "family-first approach," which meant each application had to include a letter of support from affected families. More than 100 projects will receive funding for commemoration projects of various types.
Anyone with information on Morning Bird’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
This year, APTN's Indigenous Day Live was held in Calgary, Whitehorse Yukon and Winnipeg
The city expects to see representatives from 80 countries and some 5,500 delegates, bringing an estimated $65 million in economic stimulus for Calgary.
“This isn’t just my award. My name goes on it, but if it wasn’t for what the Osoyoos Band has done and continues to do, I wouldn’t even be thought about,”
Season 1 of Corner Gas animated was The Comedy Network's most-watched original series ever
Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15 year-old First Nations youth, Sedea Widow
“The expected flow rates will be higher than we’ve seen all year, and runoff from rainfall and melting snow in the mountains is causing cold water temperatures, increased floating debris and high turbidity in both rivers, which makes for very poor visibility and dangerous conditions.”
Not a dry eye at the NHL Awards in Vegas as Carey Price surprises a young fan, who lost his mom to cancer earlier this year.
Trumpeter Swans are a protected species under the Migratory Birds Convention Act.
The action plan was drafted in collaboration with an Indigenous advisory group and contains 33 commitments in four key areas: organizational transformation, industry leadership, production and distribution.
The Chuckegg Creek, Jackpot Creek and McMillan complex wildfires together cover an area of about 6,750 square kilometres.
Saskatoon Crime Stoppers have sent out a video letter in the Cree dialect to help reach more people who can help solve cases now labelled as historical missing persons cases
Prime Minister trudeau says the TMX expansion will go ahead!
"It is an honour to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame with so many of my heroes and mentors like Ian Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, The Good Brothers, Terry Carisse and Murray McLauchlan to name a few"
Anyone with information on Eagle Child’s whereabouts is asked to contact Blood Tribe Police.
Residents were told to “evacuate immediately” on Monday afternoon as a wildfire grew closer to their homes and communities.
The award is given to a Calgarian who builds relationships with the Indigenous community and is a leader among peers.
Hot and dry conditions continue in the area. Over the next 2-3 days, winds are expected to come from the south/southeast, meaning the wind direction will be moving towards the north/northwest, away from the Wabasca area.
Since the start of the wildfire season on March 1st, there have been 112 wildfires and 266,265 hectares burned in the Slave Lake Forest Area.
The 2019 regular season gets underway at McMahon Saturday with fan zone, championship banner raising and more!
Speak Up! precedes Indigenous Music Week at Studio Bell, from June 19 to 22, featuring a week-long celebration of music and activities
Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time.
"Many of our students at Mitford are Indigenous, Metis and Inuit ... it's important to celebrate these students,"
The Roadbot is also used at schools, teaching new drivers and is able to simulate over 200 driving scenarios including what to do if you come across wildlife.
"The plaintiffs were entitled under the TLE formula to a reserve of 710 square miles, whereas the current reserve is 547.5 square miles, Canada is liable to the Blood Tribe for this breach of treaty."
Detours will be in place along 10 Avenue for westbound and eastbound traffic during the closures.
Environment Canada says the area provides habitat for boreal songbirds, hawks, grouse and mammals including snowshoe hare, black bear and moose.
"We’re here to educate a group of people about something that has been missing in our education system"
The new deal, announced Tuesday evening at the Banff Film Festival, will support the next generation of Indigenous Creators
Reggie Leach received a Doctor of Laws degree Monday at the spring convocation of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario
The call is for Teens, Women and Men between the ages of 13-80
While preparing authentic dishes, the chefs share some of the personal stories of people they’re meeting along the way.
Duc Florestal, 25, of Calgary was arrested and found to be managing sex trade workers
" The crisis is NOT over. The wildfire hazard remains VERY HIGH. New fires start almost every day. If the fire becomes threatening again, you may have to evacuate on just a few hours notice"
Const Soares remains on active duty, he is scheduled to appear in court July 10.
Rick Wilson, who represents Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin said the meeting will begin with a land acknowledgment
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, which reviews serious actions involving police, is investigating.
Vernon Pelletier is 6′ tall and weighs 160 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.
350 children are registered to take part in Calgary’s Lemonade Day
Latest info from Alberta Wildfire, 6pm
Past Stampede parade marshals include Walt Disney, Premier Ralph Klein, actor William Shatner, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Tsuut'Ina Chief Lee Crowchild, actor Christopher Reeve and Mickey Mouse.
"We need to take a serious look at history, understand the colonial history, the oppression, and how it rolls out in terms, for example, of health for Indigenous people," - Dr. Patricia Makokis, coordinator with "The Walk For Common Ground"
Before becoming an actor, Studi taught the Cherokee language and helped establish a Cherokee-language newspaper
AltaLink will continue to operate and maintain the lines.
16-year-old singer Emma Stevens said there was one person she wanted the most to see it, and that was Sir Paul McCartney.
There are 80 to 100 firefighters on scene, as well as six fixed wing aircraft and three helicopters.
Some of the recommendations include developing an effective response to human trafficking cases and sexual exploitation and violence
The International university sports federation world University games run July 3-14 in Italy
On June 5th, 100% of proceeds from all coffee purchases at Tim Hortons restaurants will support Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, helping disadvantaged kids achieve their potential
The inquiry will live-stream the event in Gatineau, Que. on its website with simultaneous translation into a number of Indigenous languages.
Friday May 31 @ 7pm
Both suspects have court dates set for June.
There are currently 28 active wildfires burning in the province—nine of which are currently out of control
The show follows the adventures of a 10-year old Gwich’in/Koyukon/Dena’ina Athabascan Alaska Native, Molly Mabray, her dog Suki, and her two friends, Tooey and Trini, in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska.
June 6 will mark the 75th anniversary of the day that led to the end of the Second World War.
Filming locations include Calgary and the Tsuu T’ina First Nation.
The City is committed to conserving and celebrating our heritage
Free activities throughout the Day, followed by a concert in the evening at Fort Calgary!
The Chuckegg Creek wildfire has 588 firefighters battling it. They are being supported by helicopters, air tankers and heavy equipment.
Homes burn in Paddle Prairie as a result of wildfire: reports
$750,000 in municipal funding would be allocated to the project, and the remaining $1.7 million in funding would be expected to come from fundraising, grants, and donations.
The Library will be celebrating the culture and traditions of Indigenous communities with a wide range of programs, exhibits, special guests and more!
Join the National Music Centre for Indigenous Music Week at Calgary's Studio Bell, June 19 to 22, featuring music and activities that celebrate the cultural diversity of Indigenous music in Canada.
The Indigenous rights framework, developed by the Liberal government, but killed late in 2018, is being compared to the 1969 White Paper that was released by current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility in some areas.
High temperatures, dry conditions and winds change the direction of wildfires. Northern Alberta communities are under heavy smoke warning for the next 24 hours
Parks Canada and the Blackfoot Confederacy mark the start of construction with blessing
``This project will build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and perspectives. We will be able to hire Blackfoot students to deliver programs in Lethbridge and on the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika reserves.” - Dr. Josie Mills
"We always want our elders to be able to help guide the youth, this is a turnaround. Our youth are leading the project to build homes for them." - Ermineskin band councillor, Jason Makinaw
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Saskatchewan to exonerate Chief Poundmaker of treason
The Chuckegg Creek Fire (SW of High Level
AHS says 11 children & 1 adult taken to hospital after a school bus hit a retaining wall on Whitemud Dr.
Fire update: Saturday May 25
Fire officials are bracing for what could be a dangerous wind shift Sunday in High Level.
Looking for a career with the Calgary Fire Department. Recruitment is open June 1-30
Didsbury RCMP are asking the public for information
Tickets available for Alberta Children’s Hospital lottery, with nearly 2 million in prizes
Firefighters from Ontario, BC and Saskatchewan are scheduled to arrive today to help out.
The ban is due to extremely dry and hot conditions throughout the Grande Prairie area.
“We welcome Calgary to come and try our facility … we want life-long relationships.” - Tsuut'ina council member LeeRoy Meguinis
Wildfire efforts continue near High Level in Mackenzie County. States of local emergency remain in effect, with residents under a mandatory evacuation order.
“There was very little written about the fact that Poundmaker saved a lot of lives by stopping the warriors from counter-attacking the retreating colonel Otter and men, who were in big, big trouble"
Calgary Stampede has unveiled its Big Four Roadhouse lineup
Electricity in the town of 4,000 cut off Monday morning
If you have any information about the carjacking you are asked to call police immediately.
On June 8, Women motorcyclists all over the USA and Canada will start pulling the kick stands up in a collective effort to raise awareness by riding the route of a medicine wheel on the continent of North America.
The “Elvis of the North” – will be honoured with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg, May 17.
Indigenous Day Live (IDL) is the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Through cultural activities and live music,
“The positive stories and compelling experiences they share have ripple effects that extend throughout the city, and outwardly across the country and world,” - Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary
“For us, it’s like a childhood dream come true, to really help people go out there and search for treasure.” - Chris Cromwell
“If the goal of transit in Canmore is to move people more efficiently, increase ridership and decrease congestion than I am pleased to support it,” Councillor Joanna McCallum
Stampeders rookie camp kicks off Thursday, while the team’s full training camp gets underway Sunday
International Museum Day is on May 18. Share your favourite moments at one of Alberta’s historic sites, museums and archives throughout the week using #ABhistory.
The carbon tax reduction was a key promise in the United Conservative Party's 2019 campaign platform.
“The best art I did, was the ones I didn’t get to yet, I’ll get to it.”
“These amazing young people are proudly celebrating their cultures and sharing the best of who they are,” - Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell
"All of the Indigenous creatives involved in the project wanted to make sure the gritty but real truth was included" Elizabeth LaPensée - Anishinaabe game creator
The new fund is open to Indigenous women who may lack access to conventional funding
"Opokaa'sin's mission has been to nurture and support the strengths and resilience of Indigenous families, children, and youth. With this investment, we will empower Indigenous women with culturally appropriate community responses about economic prosperity for the benefit of all nations within the Blackfoot Confederacy." - CEO Tanya Pace-Crosschild
"We did some preliminary investigation into it yesterday and don't feel that there is an imminent threat to any staff or students, but we are taking precautionary measures to ensure everyone is safe." - Cochrane RCMP
The $17.3 million dollar building contract has been awarded to Graham Construction from Calgary and work is already underway.
Executive producer of "Secret history of the Wild West" is Indigenous Producer & Actor, Julian Black Antelope
“A good leader looks at things from a different angle, always changes the conversation and attempts to build a good foundation and work themselves out of existence.” - Dr. Leeroy Little Bear
"It was the worst consultation process that I've seen, all of the First Nations communities in the area and all of the municipalities in the area have outright rejected the NDP's plan." - Jason Nixon
The 2nd annual Soaring Eagles Camp is accepting applications for 32 Indigenous youth who have a genuine interest in policing as a career.
Support is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages, including Cree
The tournament provides a platform for elite bantam and midget-aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada to showcase their athletic abilities while also fostering cultural unity and pride.
“I’d like to acknowledge this courageous family who trusted me, who welcomed me, who never gave up even in the darkest moments...Their strength was the love of their son and their brother.” - Tasha Hubbard
Devices to sound off as Alert Ready issues next test
Cold Lake RCMP are asking the public's help to locate 15 year old Jayleen Favel
There are a number of unique experiences planned for visitors this summer
In summer of 2018, a total of 10 bears were caught after traps were set in Redwood Meadows, on the golf course, and across the highway on Tsuut’ina First Nation land.
Park biologists sent the Eagle to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI for further evaluation after an initial assessment did not show evidence of gunshot or other obvious signs of trauma.
“The design of the Westmount Crown represents our school. The logo was placed in the middle, this is where the crown was born. She will represent Golden Hills School Division, as a proud First Nations Albertan young woman,”
The award is open to all Indigenous youth, including First Nations status and non-status, Métis and Inuit
Residents have started a petition to try to get the provincial government to consider the safety measures.
RCMP are encouraging people to walk in groups for increased safety.
Tickets to the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards, go on sale Friday!
"Indigenous leaders are forced to turn to international forums like the UN and go to court to protect what should be considered the most Canadian of Canadian things: a language that is born, lives, and speaks primarily about this place"
Giacobbo was last seen in the Lac La Biche area on Oct. 2
" We have seen bears on the drive to and from Windermere Valley but this is by far the most amazing"
Cochrane RCMP are searching for two vehicles of interest in relation to a fatal hit and run, involving an Indigenous teenager in 2006
“First verified (confirmed or probable) #tornado of the year in Canada! Preliminary rating is EF0 - just some minor damage"
All Indigenous artists with a connection to Calgary, including the TsuuT’ina Nation, the Blackfoot Nations, Stoney Nations, Métis Nation Region 3, and other urban Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.
Peltier's quest to protect water started when she was eight years old when she visited a community under a boil water advisory.
The Canadian Indian Relay Racing Championships are set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
The Downie family will receive the award at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto on May 9.
Art in Motion is now accepting submissions for the June installation: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures in Wood Buffalo
Dead Quiet, Downway, Dethgod, No More Moments and many more will play the Siksika Nation festival
“Honorary degrees celebrate both established and emerging leaders who have had a transformative impact in local, national and international communities, I am hopeful that our honorary degree recipients inspire our graduates to go on to do great things.” - U of A chancellor Douglas Stollery
"When you come together, hear the drums, see the dancers, you get this good energy, this good vibe. And you'll be able to go into final exams well energized and motivated," - Navarone Thunderchild, Student at the First Nations University
“Reconciliation and healing can be expressed in many forms, such as art and culture, learning and practicing traditional language and listening to the elders and knowledge keepers" - Janine Windolph, Reconciliation Regina chairperson
All award winners will be announced on June 19 at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas.
In 2019, Calaway Park will celebrate their 38th season of family fun.
This award recognizes health professionals who "courageously advocate for the safety, health or well-being of Indigenous, Inuit and Métis children and youth"
“The rapid increase in proposed autonomous projects will make Canada a global leader in autonomous adoption as Canadian mining companies focus on driving better efficiencies into their operations,” Mike Brown, EVP Innovation and Advanced Technology, SMS Equipment.
The move is an effort to “preserve and grow” Indigenous languages
"The Canadian Museums Association has an important role to play in the reconciliation process with Indigenous Peoples in Canada" - Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
Premier Designate Jason Kenney and his new United Conservative Government, will be sworn in on April 30
"Enjoy Library programming that marks Indigenous History Month, Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary, and the International Year of Indigenous Languages"
Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on May 27, Winners will be announced on June 20 during Aboriginal Awareness Week celebrations.
The closure is expected to last until November.
It's hoped the monument will be completed in time for the National Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on October 4th.
If you didn't vote by mail-in ballot or in advance polls, you will need to find out where your polling station is. Polls open Tuesday April 16 between 9 am to 8 pm
Parks Canada is inviting people to join the discussion and share their vision of what Waterton Park might look like in the future.
The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests' experience a memorable one.
The man was apprehended by witness's and held until police arrived..
16 year old Stephon Chief Body was last seen in Lethbridge on March 21st.
Brandon Unrau of St. Paul faces numerous charges
Headliners this year include Belle & Sebastian, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Strumbellas.
Are you an Indigenous youth leader in your community? Apply for the Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award today
US-based biotech firm AquaBounty said it would begin stocking its Rollo Bay facility in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island, capable of producing up to 250 metric tons (550,000 pounds) of fish a year, "as soon as possible."
The CCMA awards take place Sept. 8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
In a release, the inquiry said the final report will reflect the “sacred truths” of 1,484 participants and 83 experts who testified at hearings and sessions held across the country in 2017 and 2018.
The third Jumanji is set to be released this Christmas.
Rick and Anna Gilbert found injured eagle on highway near 70 Mile House in BC
“With Willert being part of our school community, we feel he will have a huge impact on our school in a positive light,”
Students say they were "saddened that someone would actually come to their campus and such a thing.”
Polls will open at 9 a.m. and will stay open until 8 p.m. Advance polling will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and finish on Saturday, April 13.
Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing 15 year old female.
Contest winners will be announced in May, along with the winning names, on the RCMP social media and website.
On Tuesday April 16th, let's "Rock the Indigenous Vote" in the Alberta Election.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has named Whitehorse, Yukon as the top place in Canada for entrepreneurship
Youth leaders will be invited to Ottawa to testify at a committee meeting, participate in cultural activities and meet one-on-one with senators during Aboriginal History Month celebrations.
One of Calgary’s most well-known communities could soon receive a facelift.
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