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Commentary: Unappreciated warriors: Indigenous military contributions to Canada

Although their military contributions have been unappreciated by the country they fought for, Indigenous people’s spiritual connection and love for their ancestral territories remains unbroken. Indigenous warriors continue to be enlisted in the military and will gladly fight for Canada when called upon to do so.
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Remembering kindness in November

Nov. 11 is Remembrance Day and Nov. 15 is Canada’s National Philanthropy Day. This year, let’s celebrate both – with intention and with spontaneity. Take time to be kind.

Commentary: Bill 14, opportunity or setback for First Nations?

The climate crisis provides an opportunity for First Nations to build their economies through renewable energy and other eco-friendlier projects. This would allow them to maintain their traditional ecological values while becoming financially independent at the same time.

Remembering the Hungarian revolution in 1956

Canmore resident Eva Kende originally wrote this account of escaping Hungary in 1956 for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Kende, nee Varadi, passed away earlier this year and is survived by her husband John, who still calls Canmore home, her son Leslie and his wife, and their two grandsons live in Calgary

Women and our motivations – ongoing research

Women and allies are on the front lines of community service as gardeners, teachers, caregivers, and counsellors. As women, we often think about needs that are related to our collective quality of life and well-being.

The staying power of the Indian Act

Considering the volume of grievances that First Nations have with the Indian Act, you would assume they would be eager to part with this racist colonial law and move onto enhanced governance systems based on their inherent right. Moving away from the Indian Act, however, is easier said than done.

Commentary: An opportunity to build environmental leadership in the Banff-Airdrie riding

Banff-Airdrie’s participation in 100 Debates for the Environment will encourage a race to the top on environmental policy issues in all major parties, demonstrating the strong support that exists for environmental action, and enabling the best policy ideas to come forward to compete for that support.

The Ripple Effect

Truth be told, I was heading east on Wednesday June 19, 2013, in the direction of the airport. Rain “of biblical proportions” pummelled the roof of the bus.
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