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Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson named Government Liaison

Alberta Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson is taking over the position of Government Liaison in the Senate She is the first Indigenous woman to hold a leadership position in the Senate Newly appointed Government Representative, Senator Marc Gold, welcomed her to the team on Friday. “I am honoured to be a part of the Government Representative’s team, working towards a more independent Senate that provides strong regional, Indigenous and minority perspectives in the legislative process,” she said. …
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Knowing Our Spirits

Iyiniw Education and Training Institute is a First Nation’s owned organization in Alberta, committed to education and preservation of the cultural values of First Nations people. Every year, Iyiniw hosts the Knowing our Spirits Conference – a gathering that attracts approximately 1000 people every year to learn about healing through the reclamation of traditional teachings and values, as well as from experts from across Turtle Island. I try to attend the banquet each year, because it’s a lot of…
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Alberta School Board Association Fall General Meeting

Edmonton, Alberta The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) is a representative board that includes  61, locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards in Alberta. I was very happy to be invited to speak at ASBA Fall Meeting, to raise awareness about historic trauma, how it affects Indigenous children and their families, and share ideas about how local school boards can ensure both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students throughout Alberta learn about the Indigenous history of…
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