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Ntlaka'pamux playwright Tara Beagan wins $100K Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

Ntlaka'pamux playwright Tara Beagan wins $100K Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

A playwright, actor, director, dramaturge and producer, Beagan is currently the playwright-in-residence at Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange.
New $5 bill could feature local historical leader

New $5 bill could feature local historical leader

Isapo-muxika or Sahpo Muxika, known more commonly as Crowfoot, was born circa 1830 near Belly River, Alta. and died April 25, 1890 near Blackfoot Crossing.
Indigenous Man Protests Ring Road Construction Over Family’s Home

Indigenous Man Protests Ring Road Construction Over Family’s Home

26-year-old Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse took to the podium to express his family’s sense of loss after they were kicked out of their home in 2014 to make way for the road,
Fort Chipewyan opens solar farm designed to provide 25 per cent of community's power

Fort Chipewyan opens solar farm designed to provide 25 per cent of community's power

The solar farm project was completed on time and under budget, with funding backed by federal and provincial grants totalling $7.8 million.
Ottawa Allocates More Covid Relief Funding For Alberta And Saskatchewan First Nations

Ottawa Allocates More Covid Relief Funding For Alberta And Saskatchewan First Nations

 The Ministers mentioned that Indigenous people living in urban areas within Manitoba were reported to have had showed high rates of COVID, as well as a disproportionate number of First Nations individuals in hospital and intensive-care units.
Yoko Ono’s Siksika collaborator creates a waterbed for Alberta premier to lie in

Yoko Ono’s Siksika collaborator creates a waterbed for Alberta premier to lie in

In 1971 Ono, political activist, artist and wife of now late John Lennon of Beatles fame, held her first museum exhibition in which she invited more than 120 participants to produce a water sculpture. 
Rock Your Mocs, St. Albert

Rock Your Mocs, St. Albert

International campaign promotes Indigenous identity
First Nations councillor dresses down Alberta minister after police carding announcement

First Nations councillor dresses down Alberta minister after police carding announcement

Police carding has long come under scrutiny for targeting Indigenous and Black people at a disproportionate rate. Carding is when people are stopped by the police for no particular offence to gather personal information.
Forum will focus on making Indigenous land-based/STEM programming a mainstay in education

Forum will focus on making Indigenous land-based/STEM programming a mainstay in education

Science, technology, engineering and math fields are commonly referred to as STEM. 
Saddle Lake begins two-week shutdown, Hinshaw continues to plead with Albertans

Saddle Lake begins two-week shutdown, Hinshaw continues to plead with Albertans

Hinshaw says she's disappointed in those who look for loopholes