Indigenous

Community gathers to honour Red Dress Day
Jerry Neville

Community gathers to honour Red Dress Day

May 6, 2024 | 5:45am
Over 500 people gathered in Kiyām Community Park on Sunday, May 5, 2024, to honour and bring awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women and girls, and two-spirit people who have gone missing or who have been murdered. The Red Dress Solidarity Walk and Memorial Round Dance was organized by the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre, […]
Fort McKay First nation and Suncor explore partnerships

Fort McKay First nation and Suncor explore partnerships

Mar 8, 2024 | 5:37am
Fort McKay First Nation and Suncor Energy are partnering to explore potential oil sands projects on the First Nation. On March 7th, the energy giant and the First Nation inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a potential oil sands project located within the reserve lands of the Fort McKay First Nation. The […]
Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Feb 22, 2024 | 7:57pm
The following news story contains content some readers may find disturbing or triggering. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is investigating the possibility of additional victims after arresting a youth worker with sexual offenses involving children. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested the 28-year-old suspect on February 2, with help from the Edmonton […]
Indigenous Services explores all-season roads

Indigenous Services explores all-season roads

Feb 19, 2024 | 3:44pm
Year-round roads may be needed to connect northern Indigenous communities. Indigenous Services Canada says they are concerned about this year’s challenging season for the nation’s winter roads. Unusual weather has caused periodic and premature closures of roads which bring essential supplies to remote and Indigenous communities, including Fort Chipewyan. Road limits have had to occasionally […]
Fort McKay Landing makes major investment

Fort McKay Landing makes major investment

Feb 7, 2024 | 6:00am
The Fort McKay First Nation’s private equity fund is making a significant investment. Fort McKay Landing, Canada’s first private equity firm owned by a First Nation, is announcing a major investment in a Newlook Capital Industrial Service Fund. The fund focuses on industrial services, real estate, and infrastructure. “Investing in Newlook Capital Fund III helps […]
Indigenous sports receives funding boost

Indigenous sports receives funding boost

Feb 5, 2024 | 5:01am
The Wahkohtowin Sports Circle Foundation is receiving a major donation. Through the Telus Future Friendly Foundation, the organization is receiving a $20,000 check to help support Indigenous Youth in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB).  The Wahkohtowin Sports Circle runs an annual Get in the Game Program, which supports and promotes participation in sports […]
Indigenous Tourism Alberta showcases opportunities

Indigenous Tourism Alberta showcases opportunities

Jan 30, 2024 | 6:05pm
Indigenous Tourism is growing in Canada and Alberta is leading the pack. Yesterday over 100 people gathered at Mac Island as part of a conference put on by Indigenous Tourism Alberta. The symposium is one of three gatherings in Alberta to discuss and help spur development in a growing industry that contributes to 166 million […]
Governments urged to act as dementia cases expected to double

Governments urged to act as dementia cases expected to double

Jan 22, 2024 | 8:00pm
A new study predicts the number of Canadians living with dementia will nearly double by the year 2050. The report, titled “The Many Faces of Dementia in Canada” was released by the Alzheimer Society of Canada. They say Canada is in danger of failing the rapidly growing number of people living with dementia and their […]
RCMP announce new community Officer for Fort McKay

RCMP announce new community Officer for Fort McKay

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:55pm
The Wood Buffalo RCMP has appointed a new Community Engagement officer for Fort McKay. Constable Robert Crawford replaces outgoing Sergeant Martina Noskey in the now dedicated community role. Crawford’s duties include rendering assistance with service calls, providing support to local bylaw officers, spending time with Elders, and collaborating with Fort McKay First Nation as well […]
Otipemisiwak Métis return from Healing Retreat

Otipemisiwak Métis return from Healing Retreat

Oct 18, 2023 | 12:42pm
The Otipemisiwak Métis Government is welcoming back 30 residential school survivors. The Métis bearers of the residential school legacy participated in a Land-Based Healing Retreat at Métis Crossing a few hundred kilometers south of Fort McMurray from October 13-15. This first-of-its-kind program offered them an opportunity to engage with Métis heritage and culture through art […]