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Indigenous communities leading the switch to renewable energy in the North

Indigenous communities leading the switch to renewable energy in the North

YELLOWKNIFE — An energy-focused think tank says Indigenous energy sovereignty in Canada's North is "absolutely critical and fundamental" to addressing climate change, but more support is needed.
Efforts to protect nature at COP15 will fail without Indigenous people, leaders say

Efforts to protect nature at COP15 will fail without Indigenous people, leaders say

MONTREAL — The world won't succeed in halting biodiversity loss without Indigenous participation and leadership, according to leaders attending a major United Nations conference in Montreal.
St. Albert brothers set to represent province at Indigenous games

St. Albert brothers set to represent province at Indigenous games

“I’m ridiculously proud of our boys,” said Krystal Gray. “They have put so much time into their sports and love what they do. Being able to represent their culture and play on Team Alberta is an amazing feat and we couldn’t be prouder of this accomplishment and the people they are becoming.”
Winnipeg police chief won't resign, supports exploring landfill search options

Winnipeg police chief won't resign, supports exploring landfill search options

Winnipeg's chief of police says he has no plans to resign and supports exploring options to recover the remains of two Indigenous women who are believed to be in a landfill outside the city.
Canada commits $800 million to support Indigenous-led conservation projects

Canada commits $800 million to support Indigenous-led conservation projects

MONTREAL — Ottawa will spend up to $800 million to support four major Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country covering nearly one million square kilometres of land and water, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.
Advocate asks AFN chiefs to ensure $40B settlement deal leaves no child behind

Advocate asks AFN chiefs to ensure $40B settlement deal leaves no child behind

OTTAWA — A First Nations child welfare advocate on Wednesday implored chiefs to ensure "no child is left behind" in a landmark $40-billion settlement agreement with the federal government.
First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

First Nations leaders reject Trudeau's proposed gun law, citing risk to treaty rights

OTTAWA — Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nationsvoted Thursdayto publicly oppose the Liberal government's proposed gun-control legislationand stand against sovereignty bills in Alberta and Saskatchewan's legislatures.
First Nations leaders want Winnipeg police chief to resign for not searching landfill

First Nations leaders want Winnipeg police chief to resign for not searching landfill

First Nations leaders in Manitoba are calling for the resignation of Winnipeg's police chief after the force decided not to search a landfill for the remains of two Indigenous women believed to be the victims of an alleged serial killer.
Alberta, Saskatchewan chiefs call for sovereignty acts to be withdrawn

Alberta, Saskatchewan chiefs call for sovereignty acts to be withdrawn

OTTAWA — First Nations chiefs from Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for their provinces to toss proposed legislation they say is inherently undemocratic, unconstitutional and infringes on Indigenous rights.
Calgary confirmed as Alberta’s nominee to host 2027 North American Indigenous Games

Calgary confirmed as Alberta’s nominee to host 2027 North American Indigenous Games

Calgary/Tsuut’ina Nation have announced their intention to present a bid to host the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). A press release issued Dec. 1 stated the Indigenous Sport Council Alberta (ISCA) is in full support.