Tags : Indigenous

Indigenous Awareness Week highlights art

Indigenous Awareness Week is being celebrated at the University of Lethbridge until April 7. The U of L Art Gallery has a plethora of art from Indigenous artists that is now on display. Micah Quinn has the details on the intricate art.Read More

Galt Museum offering free admission for Indigenous visitors

The Galt Museum and Archives and Fort Whoop Up are now offering free admission to any Indigenous visitors who want to visit the museum and fort. The CEO and Executive Director of the Galt, Darrin Martens, says this is an important step in furthering relationships with Indigenous people. “This initiative was taken as part of […]Read More

Indigenous music featured at Stone Pipe Days

Stone Pipe Days is a celebration of Indigenous culture at Lethbridge College. Stone pipes are used in Blackfoot ceremonies to make an offering to the Source of Life in their culture. As Micah Quinn explains, traditional Indigenous singing and dancing was a staple on Thursday morning.Read More

Premier Kenney announces additional funding for Indigenous investment

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister, Rick Wilson, made their way to Standoff on Monday night to announce additional funding for Indigenous communities. The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation project has invested over $160 million since 2019 in three key sectors. They include $93 million for the Cascade Power Project, $40 million for eight […]Read More

Canadian flag raised to honour National Flag Day

The Lethbridge Legion kicked off Tuesday with the announcement of National Flag Day. This day holds a special connection to 1965 as the branch was joined by members of the community to lower and raise the flag. BCN’s Micah Quinn explains the importance of National Flag Day for our country.Read More

Preston Crow Chief talks Afghanistan experiences

An Indigenous man is recounting his experiences during his time serving with the Canadian military in Afghanistan. He offered his take on what we as a country learned from being in Afghanistan. As Micah Quinn explains, he says serving as an Indigenous military member had its share of challenges.Read More

Calls for early Kenney leadership review

Premier Jason Kenney is facing an earlier call for a leadership review. That is according to our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, who says constituency associations have passed a resolution calling for it to be held in March instead of April of next year.Read More

Calls for PM Trudeau to resign are getting louder says

Many including Liberals within the Trudeau caucus are calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign. It stems from the recent holiday he took in Tofino, BC on the inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, tells BCN’s Hal Roberts that it doesn’t appear as though will be stepping aside anytime […]Read More

New reconciliation t-shirt designed by Blackfoot artist

An Indigenous student from the University of Lethbridge has designed a t-shirt that is now the theme for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. As Micah Quinn explains, the student has a personal connection to residential schools within her family, and this day hits pretty close to home.Read More

Lethbridge candidate for CHP wants your vote

The Christian Heritage Party is hoping for your vote on September 20th. Geoffrey Capp is the candidate for the Lethbridge riding. We asked Mr. Capp how important it is for Canada to pay off the 1.1 trillion-dollar debt and balance the budget. Read More

Blackfoot Confederacy flag raised in Lethbridge in observance of National

The Blackfoot Confederacy flag was raised Monday morning at Lethbridge City Hall to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day. A ceremony at the city centre consisted of speeches from dignitaries, and traditional dancing.  Indigenous Relations Coordinator for the City, Pamela Beebe, describes the meaning of the flag and why it is important that it be raised.  […]Read More

Remembering the victims of the Baker Massacre

Indigenous life has been dark lately as the Residential School history of Canada has reared its ugly face.  A monument was recently dedicated in Cardston. This was not only to honour the children who didn’t make it home, but also to remember the victims of a brutal massacre. Former Cardston High School teacher Kara Baldwin […]Read More

City Council advancing Indigenous Place-making strategy

On Tuesday, the Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to advance the Indigenous Place-making Strategy six months ahead from the originally-scheduled start. The strategy is designed to review and audit public spaces, markers and language to create a more inclusive community for everyone. Councillor Jeff Coffman, says truth and reconciliation will play a big role in […]Read More