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Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with new app

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 7 hours 32 min ago
Inuit App

A social media app geared toward the outdoor lives of Inuit launched Wednesday with features that tie traditional knowledge to smartphone technology. 

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Students in southwestern Ontario are singing 'O Canada' in Ojibwe

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 7 hours 32 min ago
Grade two students

While most schools across the country begin their days with the singing of the national anthem in English or French, some students in southwestern Ontario are learning the anthem a different way. 

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What to expect from today's speech from the throne

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 8 hours 32 min ago
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The Liberal government will lay out its priorities for its second term in office in the throne speech today — a chance for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reboot his government after voters reduced it to a minority in the last election campaign.

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Ottawa failed to work with First Nations to prepare for new child welfare law, says AFN national chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 7:23pm
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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says Ottawa has failed to work with First Nations to prepare for a new Indigenous child welfare law coming into force Jan. 1, 2020, according to a letter sent to Indigenous Services Marc Miller Wednesday.

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'We have hope': Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 4:53pm
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Canada's Indigenous Services Minister has pledged to financially support suicide prevention strategies for First Nations communities. The Assembly of First Nations plans to draft a national strategy, while First Nations in Saskatchewan say they're ready to roll out an existing strategy once they get money.

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'A chance to see who we really are': Six Nations builds own stock image library

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 1:16pm
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One woman in Six Nations of the Grand River says there's a severe lack of Indigenous representation in most stock imagery available online, and she's excited to now work for a company that's building its own image library for community use — "it gives people a chance to see who we really are."

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Trudeau government moving forward on UNDRIP legislation, says minister

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 11:08am
Carolyn Bennett

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday that Ottawa is moving forward with proposed legislation on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). 

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'It's bittersweet': Cassidy Bernard's family responds to arrest

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 11:03am
Cassidy Bernard

Cassidy Bernard’s family is feeling hopeful after the father of her young twin daughters was charged with second-degree murder more than a year after her death.

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Albertans encouraged to implement calls to justice from MMIWG inquiry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 9:00am
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Every Albertan should play a role in advancing the calls to justice that came out of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, said its former chief commissioner, Marion Buller.

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Mother 'livid' after learning children's personal info may have been exposed in cyberattack

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 6:00am
CFS mom

A mother of three foster children says she wasn't told their personal information could be at risk until a week after a cyberattack on the child welfare authority responsible for them.

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'We didn't have water,' eyewitness says after fire kills 2 in northern Saskatchewan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 6:00am
George and Craig Sewap

An eyewitness says when he tried to help fight the fire, there was no water available for the fire truck to use.

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'So darn cute:' Indigenous artists and memers embrace Star Wars series' Baby Yoda

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 4, 2019 - 4:00am
baby yoda earrings

From memes to paintings and beaded pieces, Baby Yoda from the new Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, has been popping up all over Indigenous social media.

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Nechi Institute lease terminated to make room for more addiction treatment

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
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The Nechi Institute will have to find a new home since the Alberta government is terminating its lease at Poundmaker's Lodge as of March 31, 2020.

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Amid uncertainty, Manitoba First Nations, Métis communities consider control of child welfare services

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 3:53pm
Jerry Daniels

Multiple Manitoba Indigenous communities are mulling a move to take authority over their child welfare systems when a federal law takes effect next month, even as leaders voice concerns about uncertainty surrounding the process. 

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Talks to start on settling First Nations child welfare compensation, Indigenous Services minister tells AFN

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 2:44pm
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the government has begun to lay the groundwork to compensate First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system. 

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Play shines light on struggles endured by MMIWG families

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 1:24pm
Theatre by the River’s production of The Hours That Remain

The Hours That Remain is about the struggles families endure after an Indigenous woman or girl goes missing — struggles often suffered in silence.

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Father of Cassidy Bernard's twins charged with second-degree murder in her death

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 10:06am
Cassidy Bernard

Dwight Austin Isadore, 20, of Wagmatcook First Nation in Cape Breton is also facing charges of abandoning a child. 

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Ignoring all those inconvenient traditional and unceded Indigenous rights: Neil Macdonald

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 4:00am
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Despite its gushing declarations of support for Indigenous people, the government is defying an order to compensate thousands of families for discrimination.

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First Nations need billions in funding to take over child welfare services, says AFN regional chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 3, 2019 - 4:00am
Kevin Hart

First Nations would need about $3.5 billion in funding over five years to effectively take over responsibility for child welfare services as they will be able to do under a new law that comes into force on Jan. 1, says Manitoba's Assembly of First Nations regional chief.

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Trans Mountain to start construction on pipeline expansion after years of delay

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 2, 2019 - 10:46pm
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Trans Mountain Corp. is preparing to officially start construction on its pipeline expansion after years of delay.

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