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National Truth and Reconciliation Day event.
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Piikani Nation RCMP focuses on reconciliation, community engagement

Posted on 18 January 2024 byContributor

THIEN NGUYEN, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR The Alberta RCMP is actively involved in the ongoing reconciliation process, with a dedicated effort from detachment members Alberta-wide to strengthen trust and build collaborative relationships with all Indigenous community members. Officers throughout the province are actively listening and taking affirmative steps to formalize working relationships with Indigenous partners while consulting…Continue Reading


Piikani Nation declares state of emergency

Posted on 10 January 2024 byEditor

Piikani Nation chief and council last week declared a local state of emergency in response to an opioid crisis. The…Continue Reading


Blood Tribe hosts wellness conference

Posted on 21 December 2023 bystaff

The Blood Tribe Department of Health Kainai Wellness Program hosted the Mental Wellness Gathering at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino…Continue Reading

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W.A. Day students learn of Mountain Horse warrior brothers

Posted on 15 November 2023 byEditor

W.A. Day school students learned Wednesday about the contributions of Indigenous soldiers. National Indigenous Veterans Day, Nov. 8, was marked…Continue Reading

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Blood Tribe launches opioid crisis campaign

Posted on 04 October 2023 byEditor

The Blood Tribe last week released a poster and billboard as a part of a strategic messaging campaign battling the opioid crisis. The campaign developed by the Blood Tribe communications and community engagement department had input from front line workers, medical professionals, and persons with lived experience. The campaign intends to prevent opioid misuse and…Continue Reading

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Province adds funding for First Nations support

Posted on 10 August 2023 bystaff

The province has money for communities and organizations working to address the violence, safety and economic security of Indigenous women,…Continue Reading


Blood Tribe Recovery Community construction starting

Posted on 26 July 2023 byEditor

Construction of the new $30-million, 75-bed  Blood Tribe Recovery Community was announced last week. The centre is one of 11…Continue Reading

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Fort Museum hosts RCMP Musical Ride

Posted on 19 July 2023 byEditor

A sell-out crowd was treated to a colourful equine spectacle Wednesday as the RCMP Musical Ride performed in the Fort Macleod Midnight Stadium Agriplex. More than 300 people filled the stands to watch the iconic red-coated riders guide their mounts through intricate patterns. The performance hosted by the Fort Museum was part of the RCMP’s…Continue Reading


Blood Tribe man on cross-Canada journey

Posted on 29 June 2023 byEditor

A personal tragedy inspired a Blood Tribe man to run across Canada for murdered and missing Indigenous women and men.…Continue Reading

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