Indigenous

Traditional hoop dancer James Jones, known as Notorious Cree, was teaching the basics in hoop dancing on Friday at the Red Deer International Powwow at Westerner Park. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Connecting with youth is a focus at Red Deer International Powwow

Powwow runs from Oct. 22-24 at Westerner Park’s Exhibition Hall

 

Artwork outside Eckville Elementary School. (Janeil Humphrey/Contributed photo)

Town of Eckville unveils artwork outside schools on road to reconciliation

Artist Sherry Richardson depicts mending of broken hearts through the artwork

 

The first-annual Red Deer International Powwow will be held at Westerner Park next week. (Black Press file photo)

First-annual Red Deer International Powwow will run next week at Westerner Park

Organizers expect attendees from across North America

 

Red Deer’s Lyle Keewatin Richards of the Remembering the Children Society says consensus has been reached to go ahead with ground-penetrating radar this month. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Search for lost graves at the former Red Deer Indian Industrial School site to be done this month

Nine First Nations gave their consent for ground-penetrating radar to be used

Red Deer’s Lyle Keewatin Richards of the Remembering the Children Society says consensus has been reached to go ahead with ground-penetrating radar this month. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)
State Rep. Stacelynn Eli stands for a portrait in Nanakuli, Hawaii on June 21, 2021. The Hawaii House of Representatives earlier this year passed a resolution, sponsored by Eli, creating a state task force to gather data on missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women and girls and to identify reasons for the problem. Eli says she knows of friends and classmates who were trafficked and doesn’t want her nieces to face the same thing because no one knew enough to take action. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii panel shines light on missing, slain Indigenous girls

Hawaii panel shines light on missing, slain Indigenous girls

State Rep. Stacelynn Eli stands for a portrait in Nanakuli, Hawaii on June 21, 2021. The Hawaii House of Representatives earlier this year passed a resolution, sponsored by Eli, creating a state task force to gather data on missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women and girls and to identify reasons for the problem. Eli says she knows of friends and classmates who were trafficked and doesn’t want her nieces to face the same thing because no one knew enough to take action. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
Tracey Grieke (right) addressing the event attendees with Ryan Jason Allen Willert. (Reeti Rohilla/Black Press news services)

Town of Sylvan Lake unveils Indigenous mural as a token of reminder and reconciliation

The Town of Sylvan Lake unveiled its ‘Let Them Play’ mural on…

Tracey Grieke (right) addressing the event attendees with Ryan Jason Allen Willert. (Reeti Rohilla/Black Press news services)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wraps residential school survivor and Inuk senior elder Levinia Brown in a blanket to keep her warm during a ceremony on Parliament Hill on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wraps residential school survivor and Inuk senior elder Levinia Brown in a blanket to keep her warm during a ceremony on Parliament Hill on the eve of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says council has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is committed to working in a shared relationship with the Indigenous community. (File photo by Advocate staff)

City of Red Deer committed to reconciliation: mayor

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer says council has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is committed to working in a shared relationship with the Indigenous community. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Numerous Indigenous nations reported unmarked graves at former residential school sites

Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Red Deer’s Lyle Keewatin Richards of the Remembering the Children Society is pleased that there’s funding available to seek out unmarked graves. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

How to move forward to find Red Deer residential school’s lost graves

Members of nine First Nations will meet to discuss next step

Red Deer’s Lyle Keewatin Richards of the Remembering the Children Society is pleased that there’s funding available to seek out unmarked graves. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Red Deer Public Schools, in partnership with Red Deer Native Friendship Society and Alberta Teachers’ Association Local 60, is donating nearly 60 orange shirts to students to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer students to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Red Deer Public Schools and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools focus on Indigenous peoples

Red Deer Public Schools, in partnership with Red Deer Native Friendship Society and Alberta Teachers’ Association Local 60, is donating nearly 60 orange shirts to students to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo from Facebook)
Emmy Morris and her daughter Sharon Morris-Jones, 4, of the Tsartlip First Nation, look at orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display on the steps of the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is taking place on Thursday and communities across the country are preparing to commemorate the day with virtual and in-person events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorated with events

Not all provinces and territories are officially observing federal statutory holiday

Emmy Morris and her daughter Sharon Morris-Jones, 4, of the Tsartlip First Nation, look at orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages on display on the steps of the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is taking place on Thursday and communities across the country are preparing to commemorate the day with virtual and in-person events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
An orange ribbon is tied around the branch of a tree in front of Red Deer City Hall Monday. The city is launching its Orange Ribbon campaign to engage the community in the Truth and Reconciliation journey. (Contributed photo)

Truth and Reconciliation: Red Deer launches Orange Ribbon campaign

The City of Red Deer is launching its Orange Ribbon Campaign to…

An orange ribbon is tied around the branch of a tree in front of Red Deer City Hall Monday. The city is launching its Orange Ribbon campaign to engage the community in the Truth and Reconciliation journey. (Contributed photo)
Some indigenous leaders are calling on the provincial government to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a provincial holiday. (Advocate file photo)

Alberta won’t mandate day off for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 30 was designated a federal holiday by the federal government earlier this summer

Some indigenous leaders are calling on the provincial government to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a provincial holiday. (Advocate file photo)
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Eight bands will perform two-day benefit for Red Deer Native Friendship Centre

Eight bands will perform over two days at the “Don’t Call it…

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Indigenous and Métis film night held Saturday in Red Deer

An Indigenous and Métis film night will be held on Aug. 28,…

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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 13, 2018. Mounties in Saskatchewan say they are investigating allegations someone died in 1974 at a northern Saskatchewan home where children who went to residential school lived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mounties investigating historical death at children’s home in northern Saskatchewan

Home used exclusively for children who attended school elsewhere, most were First Nations or Métis

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 13, 2018. Mounties in Saskatchewan say they are investigating allegations someone died in 1974 at a northern Saskatchewan home where children who went to residential school lived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Swampy family of Samson Cree Nation. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta Indigenous dancer: Powwow season officially begins

Powwow families share thier stories and encourage public to come out and enjoy the show

Swampy family of Samson Cree Nation. (Photo submitted)
Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks with reporters before meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. RoseAnne Archibald of Ontario will be the first woman to serve as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald speaks with reporters before meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. RoseAnne Archibald of Ontario will be the first woman to serve as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Flags from communities across the country are piled together as the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly comes to an end in Toronto on Thursday, July 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Assembly of First Nations vote for national chief moves to Day 2 after three ballots

Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, of Alberta, has been dropped from the next round

Flags from communities across the country are piled together as the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly comes to an end in Toronto on Thursday, July 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu