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National Advisory Committee Formed To Assist In Locating Unmarked Graves

By Jeremy Appel,  Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – The federal government and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) announced the formation of a National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials on July 20. 

The committee will bring together experts in a variety of fields, including Indigenous laws and cultural protocols, forensics, archeology, archival research, criminal investigations, communication and working with Survivors, to provide Indigenous communities with reliable information on how to identify, locate, and commemorate unmarked gravesites. 

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RoseAnne Archibald to reveal documents to BC chiefs of alleged corrupt practices at AFN, she says

By Sheri Narine, Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It’s been a “challenging” 10 days, says RoseAnne Archibald in an extensive interview with Windspeaker.com conducted June 25.

The first woman leader of the largest, best-funded Indigenous organization in the country may or may not have been suspended from her position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, but Monday she meets with chiefs in British Columbia, at their invitation, and says she’ll present them with documented evidence of alleged corruption at the AFN.

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AFN National Chief Explains Her Concerns About Canada’s Emergency Act

By Jacob Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – On Wednesday February 23, 2022 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald held a press conference as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended the government’s use of the Emergencies Act.

The National chief expressed her concern over the Act during the press conference, believing the federal and provincial governments would use the act against First Nation activists should a protest arise.

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Feds agree to hand over residential school docs to National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

By Jeremy Appel,  Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNEws) – The federal government has entered into an agreement with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to hand over 750,000 residential school documents, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced on Jan. 20. 

“Canada has a moral obligation to survivors to pursue the truth and to ensure access to documents, school narratives and records, so important to healing, to closure, to education and preservation,” Miller said. 

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Feds offer $40 Billion To Uphold First Nation Court Order

By Jake Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – On Monday Dec. 13, 2021 Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced that the federal government was in talks to provide $40 billion dollars in compensation for the child welfare system’s negative affects on First Nations people in Canada.

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