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  • February 25, 2001
  • Joan Taillon, Sweetgrass Writer, ALEXIS FIRST NATION

Page 6

With well under $200,000 a year in federal housing money and a 1,300 member, largely young population living in overcrowded conditions on the Alexis reserve, Chief Francis Alexis was used to hearing "We need more housing."

Realizing they will always be stuck with a housing shortage at the present rate of construction and being all too aware of the limitations of the鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Terrying about with Terry Lusty

Page 5

Tansi!

Now that school has resumed, so too have friendship centre programs for the fall. Some centres are undergoing renovations such as the one at Lac La Biche, while others are still experiencing staff changes.

For example, the Rocky Mountain House Friendship Centre has just hired Berv Martin as its new executive director. And, word has it that the Napi Centre at鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Terrying about with Terry Lusty

Page 5

Tansi!

Now that school has resumed, so too have friendship centre programs for the fall. Some centres are undergoing renovations such as the one at Lac La Biche, while others are still experiencing staff changes.

For example, the Rocky Mountain House Friendship Centre has just hired Berv Martin as its new executive director. And, word has it that the Napi Centre at鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Robin Wortman, Guest Columnist

Page 4

National Chief Matthew Coon Come made three statements at the Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly that set out some parameters for the future:

1. The rule of law recognizes Aboriginal rights and title - the Delgamuukw Supreme Court decision.

2. Businesses wanting to extract wealth from First Nation traditional lands will have to do business with those鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Robin Wortman, Guest Columnist

Page 4

National Chief Matthew Coon Come made three statements at the Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly that set out some parameters for the future:

1. The rule of law recognizes Aboriginal rights and title - the Delgamuukw Supreme Court decision.

2. Businesses wanting to extract wealth from First Nation traditional lands will have to do business with those鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Trina Gobert, Sweetgrass Writer, FROG LAKE FIRST NATION

Page 3

The Frog Lake First Nation hosted the fifth annual gathering of the Cree Nation, Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin or Cree Way of Living, from Aug. 15 to 27, and welcomed close to a thousand Cree people from across Canada.

The Cree Nation that spans from Northern Quebec into the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia stood in solidarity, asserting their distinct identity.

"This is a鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Trina Gobert, Sweetgrass Writer, FROG LAKE FIRST NATION

Page 3

The Frog Lake First Nation hosted the fifth annual gathering of the Cree Nation, Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin or Cree Way of Living, from Aug. 15 to 27, and welcomed close to a thousand Cree people from across Canada.

The Cree Nation that spans from Northern Quebec into the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia stood in solidarity, asserting their distinct identity.

"This is a鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

A new monument marks the location of a traditional Enoch burial site located within the City of Edmonton.

The burial site, located between 199 St. and the new Anthony Henday Dr., south of Whitemud Dr., has been used by the Enoch Cree Nation since the 1800s. Enoch First Nation's first leader, Chief Enoch Lapotac, is among the people buried there. Chief Leroy Andrea from the鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

A new monument marks the location of a traditional Enoch burial site located within the City of Edmonton.

The burial site, located between 199 St. and the new Anthony Henday Dr., south of Whitemud Dr., has been used by the Enoch Cree Nation since the 1800s. Enoch First Nation's first leader, Chief Enoch Lapotac, is among the people buried there. Chief Leroy Andrea from the鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

A group of Aboriginal artists from Western Canada have recently returned from a successful trade mission to Belgium and Holland.

During the trip, which took place in late June, the delegates met with government representatives from both countries, as well as with gallery owners and store owners, to get an idea of the market for authentic Aboriginal artworks.

罢补办颈苍驳鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

A group of Aboriginal artists from Western Canada have recently returned from a successful trade mission to Belgium and Holland.

During the trip, which took place in late June, the delegates met with government representatives from both countries, as well as with gallery owners and store owners, to get an idea of the market for authentic Aboriginal artworks.

罢补办颈苍驳鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

Aboriginal youth from across Canada will be gathering in Edmonton next month for the Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference, to be held Oct. 13 to 15 at Grant MacEwan Community College's City Centre campus.

The conference, an annual event since 1994, is aimed at Aboriginal teens aged 13 to 17. There are also workshops aimed at the adults who are required to accompany鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

Aboriginal youth from across Canada will be gathering in Edmonton next month for the Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth Conference, to be held Oct. 13 to 15 at Grant MacEwan Community College's City Centre campus.

The conference, an annual event since 1994, is aimed at Aboriginal teens aged 13 to 17. There are also workshops aimed at the adults who are required to accompany鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

The new Aboriginal high school is finally here. The Amiskwaciy Academy, which focuses on core subjects, Native culture and Aboriginal languages had its first class Sept. 5. Students filed in and out of the office looking for their classrooms while adminstrators opened filing cabinets, answered phones and directed students.

The brown and red brick building at 105 St. and鈥

  • February 25, 2001
  • Sweetgrass Staff

Page 2

The new Aboriginal high school is finally here. The Amiskwaciy Academy, which focuses on core subjects, Native culture and Aboriginal languages had its first class Sept. 5. Students filed in and out of the office looking for their classrooms while adminstrators opened filing cabinets, answered phones and directed students.

The brown and red brick building at 105 St. and鈥