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Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL PipelineFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Tribes unite in signing declaration against Keystone XL Pipeline (May 16, 2017)
The ceremony takes place in the city where TransCanada, the Canadian firm behind the controversial project, is based.
Blood Tribe cites drug crisis in requiring permits for non-citizensFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Blood Tribe cites drug crisis in requiring permits for non-citizens (May 16, 2017)
Non-citizens must pay fees when visiting, working or residing on the reserve in Alberta, Canada.
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.
Friend charged with double homicide for slayings of Native youthFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Friend charged with double homicide for slayings of Native youth (August 15, 2016)
A friend of Dylan Laboucan, 17, and Cory Grey, 19, has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserveFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve (August 15, 2016)
Darrell Moosomin, 54, walked away from the elder who was escorting him at the powwow on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta.
First Nation still in shock as young couple shot to death on reserveFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
First Nation still in shock as young couple shot to death on reserve (August 1, 2016)
Dylan Laboucan, 17, and Cory Grey, 19, were planning a future together, family members from the Whitefish Lake First Nation said.
Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-NativeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-Native (July 7, 2016)
Tamara Crowchief yelled 'I hate white people' before assaulting a non-Native victim in Calgary, Alberta.
Native girl survives night alone in forest with help of three dogsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Native girl survives night alone in forest with help of three dogs (May 2, 2016)
Family became worried as temperatures dropped overnight but Meghan emerged unharmed on the Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta.
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treatyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | National
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (March 28, 2016)
The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.
Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First NationFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation (March 28, 2016)
Jeanette Chief and Violet Heathen both went missing in the same city and both were from the Onion Lake Cree Nation.
Man from Blood Tribe charged with manslaughter for drug deathsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Man from Blood Tribe charged with manslaughter for drug deaths (March 10, 2016)
Two people died after taking the powerful drug fentanyl at a birthday party on the reserve in March 2015.
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada (January 27, 2016)
The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.
Blood Tribe accepts $5.8M settlement for illegal use of reserveFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Blood Tribe accepts $5.8M settlement for illegal use of reserve (December 15, 2015)
During World War II, the Canadian government took 55,000 acres for a shooting and bombing practice range.
Blood Tribe banishes five non-members for dealing drugsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Blood Tribe banishes five non-members for dealing drugs (November 13, 2015)
The tribe has taken a hard stance after 20 people died and 60 overdosed from a dangerous opioid in a six-month period.
First Native woman Ashley Callingbull wins Mrs. Universe titleFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | World
First Native woman Ashley Callingbull wins Mrs. Universe title (August 31, 2015)
The 25-year-old member of the Enoch Cree Nation stood out for focusing on her Native culture.
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocideFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (August 18, 2015)
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an IndianFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (July 2, 2015)
I may be pale-skinned, but I honor my traditions through the telling of my people’s stories, by speaking my people’s language and even by creating the traditional art.
Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuseFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuse (June 16, 2015)
The tribe dedicated more law enforcement resources and authorized the distribution of anti-overdose kits on the reserve.
Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drugFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drug (May 27, 2015)
In just six months, 20 people have died and 60 people have overdosed by taking an illicit version of a powerful painkiller.
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issuesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Tribes turn to banishment as means to address problem issues (April 21, 2015)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the Lac du Flambeau Band and the Blood Tribe have all used banishment as an option for dealing with certain people.
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroinFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Walt Lamar: Addicts in Indian Country turning to spiked heroin (April 16, 2015)
As prescription drugs have become harder to obtain and harder to get a high from, opioid addicts have been turning to heroin, both in Indian Country and throughout the nation.
Christa Big Canoe: Shocking verdict in Native woman's murderFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Christa Big Canoe: Shocking verdict in Native woman's murder (April 2, 2015)
Cindy Gladue was a mother. Cindy Gladue was a daughter. Cindy Gladue was a Cree woman. Cindy Gladue was a human.
Blood Tribe charges three in response to drug overdose deathsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe charges three in response to drug overdose deaths (March 24, 2015)
Two people died and one overdosed at a birthday party where the drug, known as Oxy 80, was used.
Blood Tribe confirms 16 fatal overdoses from dangerous drugFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Health | Law
Blood Tribe confirms 16 fatal overdoses from dangerous drug (March 23, 2015)
Four more overdoses -- including two that were fatal -- could drive the number up again.
Blood Tribe declares emergency in response to drug problemsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Blood Tribe declares emergency in response to drug problems (March 6, 2015)
Tribal members believe at least 10 people have overdosed on fentanyl, known on the street as Oxy 80.
Opinion: Tribute to the late Blackfoot scholar Narcisse BloodFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Tribute to the late Blackfoot scholar Narcisse Blood (February 16, 2015)
There are so many people in Indian country processing the loss of our Blackfoot scholar, philosopher, activist, teacher, ceremonialist, healer, family member and friend, Tatsikiistamik (Middle Bull) Narcisse Blood.
Blood Tribe police form task force in response to drug problemsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Blood Tribe police form task force in response to drug problems (January 20, 2015)
Tribal members believe 10 deaths can be linked to a fake prescription drug.
First Nations face loss of funds over failure to submit salariesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
First Nations face loss of funds over failure to submit salaries (November 26, 2014)
The Onion Lake Cree Nation filed suit to prevent the government from cutting its funds.
Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native woman heads to trial for purchasing eagle feathers (November 12, 2014)
Rachel CrowSpreadingWings is representing herself and will argue that she has a constitutional right to buy and possess eagle parts.
Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bisonFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Tribes from US and Canada sign historic treaty to protect bison (September 24, 2014)
The Buffalo Treaty was signed on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.
Canada posts reports of salaries earned by First Nations leadersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Canada posts reports of salaries earned by First Nations leaders (August 1, 2014)
Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation earned nearly $1 million.
Native mother plans to file suit over son's death in Alberta jailFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native mother plans to file suit over son's death in Alberta jail (July 16, 2014)
Edward Snowshoe, 24, had been kept in solitary confinement for 162 consecutive days.
Fort McKay First Nation blames shortfall for lack of per capitaFiled Under: Business | First Nations in Canada
Fort McKay First Nation blames shortfall for lack of per capita (July 11, 2014)
At one point, band members were receiving more than $10,000 a year.
First Nations prepared for battle over pipeline through territoryFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment
First Nations prepared for battle over pipeline through territory (June 18, 2014)
Energy firm promises to work with Native communities along the route.
Blood Tribe announces charges from drug busts on the reserveFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Blood Tribe announces charges from drug busts on the reserve (May 8, 2014)
The Blood Tribe of Alberta announced drug and firearms charges against six people.
Catholic bishops apologize for role in residential school scandalFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Catholic bishops apologize for role in residential school scandal (February 24, 2014)
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories apologized for their role in the residential school scandal in Canada.
Native woman in Canada charged for purchasing eagle feathersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native woman in Canada charged for purchasing eagle feathers (February 18, 2014)
A Native woman from Alberta, Canada, is set to go to trial for allegedly purchasing eagle feathers for $250.
Lisa Charleyboy: Native entrepreneur shines on many stagesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Lisa Charleyboy: Native entrepreneur shines on many stages (February 12, 2014)
Lisa Charleyboy reports on ICEIS Rain, the alter-ego of Massey Whiteknife, a successful Native entrepreneur in Alberta.
Steve Russell: Neil Young turns out to be the better politicianFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Steve Russell: Neil Young turns out to be the better politician (January 28, 2014)
Steve Russell comments on a political dustup involving musician Neil Young, who performed a series of benefit concerts to help the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta fight energy development:
Letter: Blood Tribe working to improve quality of waterFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Letter: Blood Tribe working to improve quality of water (January 14, 2014)
Joe Healy, the director of public works for the Blood Tribe in Alberta, discusses water concerns.
Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in AlbertaFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | Environment
Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta (December 11, 2013)
Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in January for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta.
Three teens charged   for beating of elder man from Blood TribeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Three teens charged for beating of elder man from Blood Tribe (November 19, 2013)
Three teens have been charged in connection with the beating of an elderly man from the Blood Tribe of Alberta.
Blood Tribe welcomes first public library on a  reserve in AlbertaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Blood Tribe welcomes first public library on a reserve in Alberta (November 5, 2013)
The Blood Tribe is hosting the first public library on a reserve in Alberta.
Energy companies not waiting on Keystone XL to ship productFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Energy companies not waiting on Keystone XL to ship product (October 31, 2013)
Oil companies aren't waiting on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline to ship their product out of the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.
Police seek information into beating of elder from Blood TribeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Police seek information into beating of elder from Blood Tribe (October 24, 2013)
An elder from the Blood Tribe of Alberta was assaulted over the weekend and police on the reserve are wondering whether gangs had anything to do with it.
Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty  rights in   megaload caseFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National
Nez Perce Tribe stands up for treaty rights in megaload case (September 26, 2013)
Members and leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho are defending their treaty rights in a lawsuit against megaload shipments.
Dustin Twin: First Nation sees epidemic  of suicide and violenceFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Dustin Twin: First Nation sees epidemic of suicide and violence (September 6, 2013)
Dustin Twin says young people on his reserve in Canada are turning to suicide and crime.
Documents from Canada show   dependence on Keystone XL Filed Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National
Documents from Canada show dependence on Keystone XL (August 26, 2013)
The Canadian government appears to be placing more emphasis on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline than previously believed.
Lens Blog:  First Nations threatened by tar sands developmentFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada
Lens Blog: First Nations threatened by tar sands development (July 30, 2013)
The Lens blog of The New York Times interviews photographer Ian Willms about his work on the effects of tar sands development on First Nations in Alberta.
Study: Native people used for hunger experiments  in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Study: Native people used for hunger experiments in Canada (July 17, 2013)
Native people in Canada were used for hunger experiments during the 1940s and 1950s, according to a new study.
Siksika First Nation struggling to recover from major floodingFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Siksika First Nation struggling to recover from major flooding (July 16, 2013)
The Siksika First Nation in Alberta is struggling to recover from floods that hit the reserve last month.
Siksika  First Nation suffers widespread  damage due to floodsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Siksika First Nation suffers widespread damage due to floods (June 24, 2013)
Flooding on the Siksika Nation in Alberta. Photo @tendayjourney on Twitter The Siksika Nation in Alberta has suffered severe damage due to flooding. More than 1,000 people have been...
Appeals court orders Native man to stay in prison indefinitelyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Appeals court orders Native man to stay in prison indefinitely (June 18, 2013)
The Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a Native man who has a history of violent crime to be jailed indefinitely.
Blood Tribe police arrest school bus driver for impaired drivingFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Blood Tribe police arrest school bus driver for impaired driving (June 6, 2013)
Police from the Blood Tribe of Alberta arrested and charged a school bus driver with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. Larry Cross Child was carrying 12...
CBC News: Business grows for Native-owned airline   in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
CBC News: Business grows for Native-owned airline in Canada (March 26, 2013)
CBC News has a video report on Canadian North Airlines, a 100 percent Native-owned company: Despite operating out of Edmonton for years, Canadian North Airlines has flown under the radar...
Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boyFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Teens await sentence for death of five-year-old Native boy (March 21, 2013)
Three teens will be sentenced for the drive-by shooting death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. The teens were ages 13, 16 and...
First Nations   challenge bill  that spurred Idle No More campaignFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
First Nations challenge bill that spurred Idle No More campaign (January 8, 2013)
The Frog Lake First Nation and the Mikisew Cree First Nation went to federal court today to challenge the bill that spurred the Idle No More Movement. The two bands...
Chief of Blood Tribe sworn into third   consecutive term in officeFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Chief of Blood Tribe sworn into third consecutive term in office (December 4, 2012)
Charles Weasel Head was sworn in as chief of the Blood Tribe of Alberta on Monday. This will be Weasel Head's third consecutive term in office. He pledged for more...
Fraternity cancels party named 'Western Bros and Nava-hoes'Filed Under: First Nations in Canada
Fraternity cancels party named 'Western Bros and Nava-hoes' (December 3, 2012)
A fraternity in Alberta, Canada, canceled a party named "Western Bros and Nava-hoes" after Native students protested. The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was going to hold the party at the...
Native Sun News: First Nation fights tar sands mine expansionFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment
Native Sun News: First Nation fights tar sands mine expansion (November 2, 2012)
About 50 people rallied in support of Athabasca Chipewyan demand for review of Shell’s tar-sands mining constitutionality in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Oct. 23. COURTESY/ACFN OFFICIAL BLOG First...

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