Akwesasne man facing extradition to Canada on murder charge was framed, says girlfriend

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 7:29pm
Victor Lazore

The girlfriend of an Akwesasne man awaiting extradition from the U.S. to face a murder charge in Canada says that he is being framed for the killing of his cousin, who was found shot in the head in August.

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'We just want to go home': First Nations storm evacuees grow tired of Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 5:20pm
Shirley Sinclair Winnipeg

First Nations evacuees who were forced from their homes after the Thanksgiving long weekend storm want to return home after spending days crammed in hotel rooms.

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First Nations leaders concerned governments using 'stalling tactics' in treaty annuities case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 1:45pm
Robinson-Huron newser

Indigenous leaders involved with the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case say they are frustrated with how the provincial and federal governments are approaching negotiations.

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Mé​​​​​​​tis launch land claim for 120,000 square kilometres in northern Saskatchewan, Alberta

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 1:45pm

Mé​​​​​​​tis in Saskatchewan and Alberta are joining together in a lawsuit to compel Ottawa to negotiate a land claim totalling 120,000 square kilometres.

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Lawyer and Riel descendant says Métis history goes beyond Louis Riel

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 12:05pm
Jean Teillet

Jean Teillet, whose great grandfather was Joseph Riel, younger brother of Louis, authored a book about Riel and the history of the Métis Nation, published in September. She spoke in Regina on Tuesday evening.

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RCMP work with First Nations to repatriate human bones found near Thompson

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 10:09am
RCMP badge officer

Human bones found in northern Manitoba earlier this month are believed to belong to an Indigenous person and RCMP want to see them get a proper burial.

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RCMP watchdog's probe into Colten Boushie case to wrap by end of 2019

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 7:00am
Colten Boushie

An independent probe into how RCMP members investigated the death of Colten Boushie and interacted with his family is nearing its conclusion. 

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Police, coroner push forward with new investigations into 9 Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 7:00am
Dirk Huyer police board

Thunder Bay police and the Ontario chief coroner's office are pushing ahead with new investigations into nine Indigenous deaths in the city, and the results could have implications for similar investigations throughout the province.

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Indigenous voters in northern Ontario uninspired by federal election campaign

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 16, 2019 - 6:00am
Indigenous Canadian flag

One of the many questions as we approach election day is how many Indigenous voters will cast a ballot.  In 2015, voter turnout on First Nations in northeastern Ontario surged up to 63 per cent from 45 per cent the previous election.

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Reunification event brings Dene from around the globe to Calgary

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 7:25pm
Xakiji (Chief) Lee Crowchild of the Tsuut'ina Nation

Hundreds of Dene and Indeh from around the world are gathering in Calgary this week for a historic reunification.

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Beardy's and Okemasis band councillor wants help restoring Treaty 6 monument

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 4:27pm
kevin seesequasis

Beardy's and Okemasis band councillor Kevin Seesequasis would like help from the federal government in repairing a national monument honouring the signing of Treaty 6.

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Meet Michael McLeod, Liberal incumbent for the Northwest Territories

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 9:00am
MP Michael McLeod NWT

The incumbent Liberal candidate for the Northwest Territories has been involved, in one way or another, with every order of government in the N.W.T., starting with attending tribal council meetings in the Dehcho region as a teenager.

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Majority of Manitoba homicide victims are Indigenous men, but 'it's not really talked about': advocate

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 6:00am
Jordan Wade Batenchuk was stabbed to death in Poplar River in May

Victims of homicide in Manitoba this year have predominantly been Indigenous men, according to new statistics released by the RCMP.

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Nunavut Liberal candidate pledges aid for elders, children, hunters

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 5:00am
Megan Pizzo-Lyall

Megan Pizzo-Lyall is on the campaign trail as Nunavut’s Liberal Party candidate.

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What the parties are promising this election about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 15, 2019 - 4:00am
MMIWG Inquiry 20190603

Little time has been spent on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls so far in the federal election campaign, sparking skepticism from families that changes called for in the national inquiry's final report will be a priority for the next government.

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Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Lo First Nation Indigenous Land Stewardship program

The certificate program at Vancouver's Native Education College comes as world bodies and local governments are looking to Indigenous knowledge to help solve the climate crisis.

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Red Cross to open 2nd shelter in Winnipeg during storm state of emergency

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 14, 2019 - 9:36am
MB hydro

Hundreds of people are seeking shelter in Winnipeg after being evacuated from First Nations communities as Manitoba reels from a snowstorm that has left tens of thousands without power at a time, and forced the province and city to declare states of emergency.

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Bring the whole family: Why kids are welcome at this Nain parenting class

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 14, 2019 - 9:30am
Nain Family Resource Centre

The organizers wanted to make sure everyone who wanted to take part was able. That's why childcare is included.

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Archive photo exhibit captures Indigenous strength, connections in difficult times

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Bessie (Little Bear) Crowchild

Two photographers documented Indigenous communities around Calgary over several decades starting in the 1930s, but not the regalia you might see in a Stampede parade.

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Keepers of the Language: Journalist uses radio to 'visit' Nunavummiut in their homes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 14, 2019 - 5:00am
Selma Eccles

Selma Eccles, a CBC radio journalist in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, turns on her mic every weekday afternoon for her mother.

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