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This Indigenous group in N.W.T. is celebrating 15 years of self-governance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 11 hours 22 min ago
Tlicho Day Behchoko 2020

Tłı̨chǫ celebrated 15 years of its government's existence this week. The outdoor gathering in Behchokǫ̀, N.W.T., was scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alberta brewery apologizes for misusing Maori language, naming beer 'pubic hair'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 15 hours 52 min ago
Huru beer

An Alberta brewery has apologized for unknowingly naming their beer 'pubic hair,' after using a Maori word they thought meant feather.

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Kahnawake holds healing walk for sexual assault survivors

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2020 - 2:13pm
Kahnawake walk

Dozens of community members took to the streets of Kahnawake, Que. Thursday evening to send a message to sexual assault survivors in the Mohawk community that they’re believed and supported.

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Roberta Joseph re-elected chief of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2020 - 11:40am
Roberta Joseph

Roberta Joseph received 144 votes, according to the unofficial results for Thursday's byelection for chief.

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First Nations, fishing guide push for jet-boat ban on Pitt River to protect salmon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2020 - 6:00am
Dan-Gerak-Pitt-River-Signage

Fishing guide Dan Gerak says this has been the worst year he’s ever seen for jet boats damaging salmon spawning grounds by tearing through shallow sections of the Pitt River.

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'People need help': Nunavut MP gathering firsthand stories of housing crisis

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2020 - 5:00am
Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says a lack of housing in the territory is the primary concern she hears from residents. About half of Nunavut's 38,000 residents live in overcrowded homes.

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Canada Energy Regulator announces members of 1st Indigenous advisory committee

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2020 - 4:00am
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The Canada Energy Regulator has announced the members of a new Indigenous advisory committee which is expected to play a key advisory role to the regulator's board of directors.

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No injuries as daycare in Pelly Crossing, Yukon, destroyed by fire

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 9:00pm
Pelly Crossing, Yukon bridge

The only daycare in Pelly Crossing has been destroyed by a fire. It happened early Saturday morning while no one was in the building.

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Former Liard First Nation chief challenges election results in court

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 5:46pm
George Morgan

Former chief George Morgan is challenging the results of the Liard First Nation's June election. Morgan, who lost to Stephen Charlie by four votes, claims in a court petition that Charlie was ineligible to run and that there were voting irregularities.

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Eel River Bar First Nation warns community of potential COVID exposure

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 5:27pm
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA

After a potential COVID-19 exposure in the community, the Eel River Bar First Nation posted an urgent notice on its website Thursday afternoon saying all band-operated buildings are closed until further notice. 

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First Nations sisters in remote border community given quarantine order despite exemption

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 4:42pm
Jessica Kempenich

Jessica Kempenich and her sister Brittany Powassin say they've been harassed by public health staff after being flagged under the federal Quarantine Act for crossing the Canada-United States border, despite their community being exempt due to its unique geographical situation.

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Supreme Court to hear appeal in case of Peter Khill, acquitted in shooting ruled self-defence

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 3:57pm
Khill Trial 20180612

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in his driveway.

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MacKenzie Art Gallery's new CEO focused on fostering relationships with all Sask. communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 3:47pm
John Hampton

John Hampton is the new executive director and CEO of the Regina gallery and first Indigenous person to hold the high-profile role at a major Canadian art gallery in Canada.

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Quebec Cree unanimously support renaming James Bay Highway after former grand chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 3:11pm
Billy Diamond Jean Chretien

The Grand Council of the Crees of northern Quebec have passed a resolution at a virtual general assembly in favour of renaming the highway after its former grand chief, Billy Diamond.

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Demonstrators retake Caledonia residential development as Premier criticizes actions

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 12:36pm
Argyle blockade 2020 MacKenzie Meadows

Six Nations demonstrators have returned to a housing development in Caledonia less than 24 hours after a clash with police that saw several people arrested.

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Youth substance-use treatment facility opening in Chilliwack

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 12:33pm
Traverse

Traverse, a 20-bed treatment centre in Chilliwack, will provide specialized support for young people ages 13 to 18 in the Fraser Health region who are living with substance-use challenges.

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Meet the candidates for chief of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in in Yukon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 7:00am
Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in office

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens will vote Thursday for a new chief, two months after the election was originally scheduled. Four people are running.

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New collaboration hopes to improve mental health care for Indigenous people

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2020 - 5:01am
Some of the traditional medicines provided at Atlohsa's Resting Space

Biigajiiskaan Indigenous Pathways to Mental Wellness strives to provide culturally safe and specialized care for Indigenous people with serious mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders. 

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Homicide victim in Kettle and Stony Point identified

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2020 - 9:17pm
OPP Ontario Provincial Police cruiser

The victim of the weekend homicide has been identified as David Jordan Oliver, a 29-year-old from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, police say.

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