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'Serious concerns': Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 6:05pm
Grassy Mountain

Two of Alberta's largest First Nations have written letters to coal companies saying they will oppose any new mine proposals in the Rocky Mountains since the provincial government has consistently ignored their concerns.

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Pink Shirt Day: Kahnawake participates in anti-bullying campaign in memory of teenage girl

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 5:43pm
Pink shirt day - Lexi

When students, teachers, and community members across Kahnawake, Que., came together on Wednesday wearing bright pink shirts and a message to "be kind," one teenage girl, Lexi Fox, was on the minds of many.

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Tahltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob wins national art award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 3:37pm
Dempsey Bob shows off a frog bowl

Tahltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob is one of six artists across Canada to be recognized with a 2021 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts Artistic Achievement Award.

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Baseless Facebook posts about Wabaseemoong COVID-19 outbreak a symptom of wider racism, say community members

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 10:52am
Facebook-Post Office

Recent social media posts spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak in Wabaseemoong Independent Nations are not only false, but they are creating fear and mistrust in the nearby city of Kenora, Ont., and surrounding areas, according to Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders in the region.

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Sask. First Nations rally behind northern community in dispute with uranium company

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 7:00am
blockade

First Nations leaders are rallying behind the Birch Narrows Dene Nation in its dispute with the provincial government and a uranium company.

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Students spread kindness in Ulukhaktok for Pink Shirt Day

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 6:00am
Pink Shirt Day Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.

It’s a professional development week for teachers in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., but that doesn't mean they and their students didn’t still celebrate Pink Shirt Day.

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COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 24, 2021 - 4:00am
Fort Albany vaccines

While active cases are tending downward, the number of cases of COVID-19 in First Nations communities reached a grim new milestone over the weekend, surpassing a cumulative total of 20,000 cases.

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Warming tents at camp created for homeless Winnipeggers saved lives, says organizer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 8:27pm
Rylee Nepinak

An outdoor camp near Thunderbird House erected by various Indigenous grassroots organizations and dozens of volunteers nearly two weeks ago was taken down Tuesday. But one organizers says it was vital to hundreds of people while in operation.

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Low turnout for vaccine in northern Alberta hamlet blamed on social media disinformation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 7:29pm
Kendrick Cardinal

While Fort Chipewyan, Alta., has seen half of its population vaccinated for COVID-19 with the first dose, the remainder is growing reluctant as misinformation spreads on social media, community leaders say. 

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Poundmaker Cree Nation welcomes back bison to traditional territory

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 7:15pm
plains bison

For the first time in over a century, plains bison are roaming on Poundmaker Cree Nation territory in Saskatchewan again. 

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1st Indigenous councillor in Terrace quits, citing systemic racism

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 2:45pm
JESSICA MCCALLUM-MILLER

Jessica McCallum-Miller posted to social media thanking voters and saying she has enjoyed working with Terrace city staff but found her ethnicity, age and gender made it "challenging" to fulfil her role.

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Time for Jeep to end use of Cherokee Nation's name, chief says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 2:38pm
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It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation's name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs, the chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe said.

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Saskatchewan RCMP say death of 21-month-old boy was a homicide

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 12:02pm
RCMP

Saskatchewan RCMP say the death of a 21-month-old boy was the result of a homicide. 

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Inuk artist receives Governor General's award in visual and media arts

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 11:51am
Germaine Arnaktauyok

Germaine Arnaktauyok is a printmaker, painter and drawer, originally from Igloolik, Nunavut, and now based in Yellowknife.

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'Always a leader': Vuntut Gwitchin chief remembers the late Darius Elias

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 7:00am
Dana Tizya-Tramm, Darius Elias

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm says the death of former MLA Darius Elias last week has left a huge hole in his community.

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Pond Inlet MLA says territory is 'muted' on controversial Nunavut mine expansion

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 5:00am
Milne Port

The MLA for Pond Inlet is criticizing the Nunavut government for taking a back seat in negotiations for the Mary River expansion.

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'Someone knows what happened to Caitlin': Mom pleads for tips on woman missing 5 years in B.C.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 23, 2021 - 1:12am
Caitlin Potts

Five years after Caitlin Potts disappeared in B.C.'s North Okanagan, her mother is begging anyone who has information on what happened to her to come forward and share what they know.

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Pimicikamak to get military aid to battle COVID-19 outbreak, chief says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Pimicikamak meeting with military

A First Nation in northern Manitoba will be receiving military aid to battle its COVID-19 outbreak, the community's chief told CBC News.

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New Indigenous-led program in Edmonton helps people work through anger, frustration

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 22, 2021 - 8:30pm
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

A new program offered by the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is looking to tackle feelings of anger and frustration, and provide guidance for how to process those feelings.

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Yukon justice system failing Indigenous women, say advocates

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - February 22, 2021 - 7:24pm
Whitehorse protest women's violence

Protests were held in Watson Lake and Whitehorse today calling for urgent action to protect Indigenous women from violence.

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