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Edmonton actor lands role in 'spooky' new Netflix series

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 9 hours 24 min ago
Griffin Powell-Arcand

Griffin Powell-Arcand was working as a prep cook, chopping oysters and clams at a downtown Edmonton seafood restaurant late last year when he got the call.

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'I felt like I was betraying my own': Indigenous social workers open up about challenges

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 10 hours 24 min ago
Mother in shadow

Indigenous social workers speak out about the challenges of working in a small community where everyone knows every one.

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'How do you not see your people in these Indigenous youth?': Couple working to decolonize classrooms

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 11 hours 24 min ago
Erin Goodpipe and Ben Ironstand

Erin Goodpipe and Ben Ironstand are a young Indigenous couple who are both educators in the Regina Public School system. They both come from difficult backgrounds and have strong cultural knowledge - but transferring that knowledge to their classrooms is not always easy.

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Northerners aren't ready to cash in on $1B Giant Mine cleanup, oversight board says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 24 min ago
Giant mine 2018

The $1-billion cleanup of Giant Mine will be one of the largest economic projects in the Northwest Territories, but northerners aren't ready to take advantage of it, according to the latest report from the board overseeing the project.

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Manitoba First Nations demand halt to flood channel work after lands cleared in private

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 8:55pm
Lake St. Martin Channel

A number of First Nations are calling on the Manitoba government to halt all work surrounding the construction of a flood outlet near their communities.

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Indigenous leaders at UN meeting push for decade dedicated to language revitalization

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 7:52pm
Wilton Littlechild

Indigenous leaders are calling for the UN's year of Indigenous languages to be expanded to a decade in speeches at a gathering in New York this week of the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Ochapowace First Nation, FSIN accuse RCMP of not responding to trespassing call

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 6:10pm
chief margaret bear

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says Esterhazy RCMP failed to respond to several complaints of a trespasser on Ochapowace First Nation land last week.

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Mohawk police investigating after Kahnawake couple reported missing in U.S.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 5:44pm
Jadie Diabo & David Montour

The Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers are searching for Jadie Diabo and David Montour from Kahnawake, Que. The two have been missing a week.

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Aroland First Nation man, 21, charged with 1st degree murder after altercation at powwow grounds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 9:08am
OPP Door

Police in Greenstone have charged Brady Gagnon, a 21-year-old man from Aroland First Nation, with first degree murder after receiving a a complaint about an altercation at the powwow grounds in the community early Friday morning.

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Six Nations of the Grand River closer to taking control of its education system

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 8:03am
Emily C. General Elementary School

For years Six Nations of the Grand River has wanted complete control over its education system — and now they say they’re closer to achieving the goal with a new vision.

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'Colonial model of policing' fails many Indigenous communities, study finds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 7:29am
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A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve.

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'Reconciliation in action': Calls made to save Indigenous education program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 23, 2019 - 4:00am
Ethan Barclay

An Ottawa program that immerses students in Indigenous culture is facing a funding shortfall — and unless things change, it will only be able to continue for one more school year.

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'It's about feeling seen': Métis collective hopes to bring young people together online from across Canada

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Justin Wiebe Lindsay DuPré

Justin Wiebe said the collective is about bringing together people to reconnect and learn.

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P.E.I. Mi'kmaw soldier buried in France honoured in new tribute

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Andrew Poirier and group on Vimy Pilgrimage 2019

It was 102 years ago Pte. Peter Knockwood from Lennox Island, P.E.I., died in battle at Vimy in France in the First World War — long-gone but not forgotten thanks to a new tribute by a complete stranger.

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Oneida grapples with cannabis sales while on the road to regulation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Marijuana Legislation

The chief and council of Oneida Nation of the Thames, a community south of London, want to ensure the safety of their First Nation’s members who have been subjected to increased sales of cannabis in the community.

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Whirlwind year for Inuvialuit model after being discovered on Instagram

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 7:00am
Willow Allen

Diversity is increasing in the modelling industry, says Willow Allen's agent.

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Inuvialuk artist longlisted for Sobey contemporary art award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 5:00am
Kablusiak

Kablusiak tackles cultural displacement and challenge ideas of contemporary indigeneity with humour.

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Inuit youth come together through lacrosse in The Grizzlies

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 22, 2019 - 4:00am
The Grizzlies

Helping put the story of how the youth in a small Inuit community came together through the sport of lacrosse on the big screen was a big responsibility, say Inuit taking part in the production.

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Spring powwow marks its 41st year

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 21, 2019 - 11:08pm
first nations university spring powwow

Spring is here across the country—and that means powwow season. The First Nations University of Canada event is billed as one of the biggest cultural celebrations in western Canada.

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Cowichan Tribes could take land and resource control back from Ottawa

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 21, 2019 - 10:46pm
Cowichan land code

The Cowichan Tribes, located north of Victoria, B.C., want more economic opportunities. If band members vote in favour of a land code they will no longer need the federal government's approval for land-use decisions.

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