Indigienous Peoples Issues


Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences

Mar 9 2016 - 2:00am

The Faculties of Science and Native Studies are pleased to announce a two-day event to showcase, explore, reinforce and expand intersections between western and Indigenous knowledge and science. Inspired by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, this conversation will build and enhance these connections through a public talk and symposium, to explore how we can contribute to finding ways to share and respect science knowledge within and between these two cultures and worldviews.

Kicking off this event is a special keynote lecture from Gregory Cajete—Author, Educator, and Director of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Read more about Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences


CCIS 1-440
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton , AB

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 - 7:00am to Nov 23 2014 - 7:00am

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival


various locations Calgary , AB

August Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Aug 17 2012 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance for the August Watershed Ambassador breakfast, help congratulate the next round of award winners, and experience a new way of relating to water, the substance of life!

Presenter: Josephine Buffalo of Samson Cree Nation

Synopsis: Josephine Buffalo will present on Indigenous perspectives on water. This is a unique breakfast where we will hear how cultural values shape the decisions made about water. It will be an opportunity to see water with new eyes. Read more about August Watershed Ambassador Breakfast


Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Healing Walk 2011

Jun 25 2011 - 4:00pm

Calling all community members and allies: Join us and walk for the healing of mother earth and her sacred waters.

Mother earth needs our help in the protection and healing of the land and water. We as Indigenous people are caretakers of the earth and we need to work together for the health and safety for the next generations.

We, the Keepers of the Athabasca, are calling on allies and supporters to join us on a healing walk on Saturday, June 25, 2011. We are asking all community members of the Tar Sands region and supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters. The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members but we are hoping that our allies will come out to walk beside them as supporters as well. Read more about Healing Walk 2011


Fort McMurray , AB

As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 24 2011 - 1:00am

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more about As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty


Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge

Indigenous Peoples, Community Members and Allies raise concerns

EDMONTON, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - The Royal Society of Canada report on the tar sands released today, spurred concern by directly impacted communities and allies today as conclusions were put forward around the impacts of tar sands development within the region. Read more about Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge


Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Oct 16 2010 - 7:00pm

Solidarity Rally!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on October 16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is not the answer! Read more about Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!


McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton , AB


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