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Indigenous group asks to use Agrena for Truth and Reconciliation

Indigenous group asks to use Agrena for Truth and Reconciliation

Town of Barrhead councillors delay decision on whether to grant request to use Agrena rent-free
Widespread illness closes Mînî Thnî schools

Widespread illness closes Mînî Thnî schools

“There were some kids that were still coming to school but after being seen by a nurse, had to be sent home. The decision is really based on the interests of the community.”
Elders call meeting with Îyârhe Nakoda chiefs, council over spending

Elders call meeting with Îyârhe Nakoda chiefs, council over spending

“Our hope is that this civil discussion on issues that matter and are concerning to the Stoney members will bring financial awareness, updates, open communication, mutual understanding and resolutions.”
Landline users in Mînî Thnî now able to dial 911

Landline users in Mînî Thnî now able to dial 911

“Everybody in Mînî Thnî now has access to 911 from a landline or from a mobile phone. No. 1 is it really does enhance the accessibility of the location information, which, in turn, facilitates a more rapid and effective response from emergency services.”
Historic agreement rekindled between two Indigenous nations ahead of upcoming harvest

Historic agreement rekindled between two Indigenous nations ahead of upcoming harvest

Discussions to renew the harvest as a shared practice have been ongoing since 2017.
Dr. Tyler White Was Destined To Be A Leader In Health Services For His Nation

Dr. Tyler White Was Destined To Be A Leader In Health Services For His Nation

Tyler White has passionately served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Siksika Health Services, a second-generation Senior Manager of his Tribe, for the past twenty-three years.
Wabasca RCMP looking forward to “sharing a name with the community they work in”

Wabasca RCMP looking forward to “sharing a name with the community they work in”

Formerly the Desmarais detachment, name change another important step in reclaiming culture for the Indigenous community
Swift Mînî Thnî Transit implements security after bus driver assault

Swift Mînî Thnî Transit implements security after bus driver assault

“The bus showed up at the band office stop and the bus driver asked clients to provide tickets to get on. One of the clients did not have a ticket and got very upset. The driver told him he couldn’t come on and then he was punched in the face.”
Tsuut'ina police chief hopeful mandate creates equitable change in Indigenous policing

Tsuut'ina police chief hopeful mandate creates equitable change in Indigenous policing

While interest is high in implementing self-administered policing in Indigenous communities, Blake said “restrictive and discriminatory” practices in the system in Canada and a lack of research have made policing a challenging endeavour for Indigenous communities to pursue and sustain.
Honouring the past, looking to the future

Honouring the past, looking to the future

The Frog Lake First Nations Powwow was held at the end of July.