Manitoba woodcarver creates pandemic-inspired piece featuring 7 sacred teachings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2020 - 10:50am
Rick Hall

The piece Rick Hall is currently chipping away at is inspired by the global response to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Indigenous organizations in Montreal call for a delay in reopening the city

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 24, 2020 - 4:00am

A status report published by eight organizations in Montreal that serve the city's Indigenous community says it's too soon for reopening as the city prepares to reopen stores Monday and ease restrictions.

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Yukon Indigenous leader Peter Johnston on his love of classic heavy metal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2020 - 9:00am
CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston

In this edition of Music That Matters, Peter Johnston, Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations, shares some of his favourite classic metal tunes.

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New online resource aims to help French-speaking people learn Wolastoqey

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2020 - 9:00am
Tremblay and Belanger

French-speaking people looking to learn the Wolastoqey language have a new resource to help them.

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Northern Sask. residents denied some medical services, hotel rooms in south

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2020 - 7:00am
leeann jason smith

Some residents in northern Saskatchewan say they are being denied certain medical services because they are from the north.

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Advocates call for moratorium on $1,500 fines to homeless who aren't physically distancing

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2020 - 6:00am
Lyn Black

Groups that work with homeless Montrealers say police need to recognize the reasons vulnerable street people congregate together, ticketing less and offering more support.

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Indigenous fashion lovers challenge others to support artists

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 23, 2020 - 4:00am
Dani Lanouette and Gabrielle Fayant

A pair of Indigenous fashion lovers are encouraging others to take on the #indigistyle fashion challenge to help support Indigenous artists and brands.

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Ministers to face questions over COVID-19 procurement process for Indigenous communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
Cathy Bennett

The motion follows the resignation of Cathy Bennett last week from the federal government's COVID-19 Supply Council over allegations of a perceived conflict of interest with her role as board chair with a company that landed a contract with Indigenous Services to supply medical tents.

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'Our prayers were answered': Volunteer suggests delivering food hampers to every home on Blood Reserve

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 22, 2020 - 7:00am
Cory Black Plume

Elder Keith Chief Moon was isolating with his wife in their home on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta, and hadn't seen or heard from anyone in days as he didn't want to take a chance going into town to get groceries. Then Cory Black Plume showed up with a hamper full of food.

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Nunavut mine to release 1.5 years' worth of old water into Meliadine Lake

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 22, 2020 - 6:00am

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. got an emergency amendment to its water licence to release a year and a half's worth of melted snow and rain water into Meliadine Lake. The water has collected in a catchment pond at the mine outside of Rankin Inlet.

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Northern tourism, fishing lodge industries hope to salvage summer season as travel restrictions loosen

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 22, 2020 - 6:00am
Guests at Kenanow Lodge hold up lake trout

Monster lake trout, pike and pickerel lure anglers to northern lodges every summer, but it appeared some of those fish were off the hook when the pandemic closures hit Manitoba. Now, northern tourism business is wondering whether it may be able to salvage some of it summer season after all.

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Ottawa opposed creation of detailed statistical reports on residential schools

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 22, 2020 - 4:00am
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The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is appealing an Ontario Superior Court ruling that sided with Ottawa to prevent the creation of detailed reports drawn from a database held by the body that oversaw residential school compensation claims.

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Liard First Nation postpones election because of COVID-19 pandemic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 5:19pm
George Morgan

The Liard First Nation in Yukon has decided to postpone its election for up to six months, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in First Nations limited by lack of infrastructure: report

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 5:05pm

Suggested measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 won't be effective in remote Manitoba First Nations unless housing conditions and access to clean water are improved, says a new report.

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Civil claim against former chief of Acho Dene Koe First Nation dismissed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 9:00am

The lawsuit alleged in 2017 that then-chief Harry Deneron tried to direct a government contract toward a company in which he had a financial stake.

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No lawyer appointed yet for Kevin Mantla murder appeal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Kevin Mantla

A Gameti man serving time for murder and attempted murder says he has no hope of appealing his conviction himself because he can barely read and has no short- or long-term memory due to drug and alcohol abuse.

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Ottawa announces another $75M in pandemic funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 8:21am
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The federal government announced Thursday that it will provide $75 million for organizations that address the "critical needs" of Indigenous people living in urban centres and off-reserve.

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Artist Kent Monkman's painting of partially nude Trudeau with laughing women creates uproar online

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 9:57pm
Kent Monkman Trudeau photo cropped

Renowned artist Kent Monkman has come under fire for creating a painting that shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau partially nude on his knees preparing for what Monkman says is a consensual act while Indigenous women surrounding him laugh.

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Manitoba watchdog clears 2 First Nations police force officers in fatal Long Plain shooting

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 8:39pm
Ben Richard

The Independent Investigation Unit is clearing a pair of Manitoba First Nations police force officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Ben Richard on Long Plain First Nation last spring.

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Nunavik village not ready to welcome construction workers from south without 14-day quarantine

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 6:07pm

Kangiqsualujjuaq's town council has denied a request to allow in construction workers without undergoing a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period, even though it means postponing the installation of an X-ray machine to help diagnose tuberculosis.

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