Roberta Bell

Roberta Bell is a reporter with CBC News in Edmonton.

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Stoney language app connects elders, youth at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation

An Alberta First Nation has launched its own app in hopes of connecting the next generation with the community's dialect of the Stoney language. 

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation seeks to repatriate more than 100 cultural objects from Smithsonian

A central Alberta First Nation is beginning the lengthy and complicated process of repatriating more than 100 cultural objects from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. 

Healing through grief: 'If I wasn't doing what I'm doing ... I probably wouldn't be here'

When Mason Buffalo lost several family members to suicide, he nearly gave up. Instead he decided it was time for someone to speak up.
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Only Alberta First Nation left under long-term boil water advisory to break ground on treatment plant

Kehewin Cree Nation, with about 1,400 people living in 300 houses, is breaking ground Monday on a long-awaited new water treatment plant.

Alberta man who fought to raise profile of stem cell donors too ill to undergo treatment

An Alberta man too sick to receive the stem-cell transplant he searched for is pleading with people to continue to register as stem-cell donors and potentially save the lives of others.

Edmonton teacher's charity helps educate 100s of children in her native Ethiopia

For 21 years, teacher Meheret Worku and her husband have led a non-profit from their Edmonton home, supporting hundreds of Ethiopian children as they complete their education.

Whitefish Lake basketball coach carries on legacy of murdered son

Becky Thunder dedicates her life these days to carrying on the legacy of her son, who was murdered two years ago along with his girlfriend.

Disabled First Nation woman to get all-terrain stroller needed to get around on reserve

A disabled First Nations woman confined to her home on a central Alberta reserve will be getting the all-terrain stroller she desperately needs, thanks to the success of an online fundraiser.

Dee Dee's wheelchair confines her to home. Her family is fundraising for freedom

Dee Dee House can't walk or talk. Her family wants a $2,500 all-terrain stroller to help her do simple things, like visit her cousin across the road. The stroller isn't covered by assistance programs, so the family has started a fundraiser to buy it themselves.

Taking back tradition: Alberta First Nation opens powwow dance classes to adults

The Samson Cree Nation is reconnecting its people with their culture one step at a time.

'I belong there': Indigenous golfer Skyesong Alexis heads for nationals

One of Alberta's top women golfers rarely gets out for a round, and even then, it's usually just nine holes. But the 29-year-old's strong showing in her amateur debut has earned her a spot at the national championships.

Alberta man finds stem-cell donor, will undergo potentially life-saving transplant

After months of searching, an Alberta man battling blood cancer has found the stem cell donor who could save his life.

Canadian Holocaust denier on trial in Germany for 'incitement to hatred'

The trial of a Jasper, Alta., woman who denied the Holocaust in videos posted on YouTube is underway in criminal court in Munich.

Student aims to map Indigenous history of land in Edmonton's proposed annexation

A University of Alberta student is hoping her mapping project will help preserve sites significant to local First Nations before the swath of land between Edmonton and the international airport is developed.

Junior hockey players organize memorial hockey tournament for late Humboldt Broncos friends

A group of junior hockey players are organizing a charity tournament this weekend in St. Albert to honour their friends killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.