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'Their monsters and inner demons': Quebec Cree hip-hop duo make video about youth struggles

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 4 hours 55 min ago
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The group The NorthStars hope its video will trigger some important conversations about mental health.

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Sixties Scoop settlement firm sent man's Indian status information to the wrong person

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 5 hours 55 min ago
Diane Ormesher

The firm administering the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement mailed a B.C. man's Indian status information to a woman in Ontario by mistake.

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Police release photo of suspect in Lake Babine First Nation regalia theft

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 6:04pm
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Vancouver police are renewing a public appeal for information and have released a picture of a suspect they believe is responsible for the theft earlier this month of culturally significant Indigenous ceremonial regalia.

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Ottawa says talks 'productive' on how to distribute First Nations child-welfare compensation it still opposes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 5:14pm
Robert Frater

Negotiations on how to compensate First Nations children taken from their homes and communities through the on-reserve child welfare system have been "productive" and are headed toward an agreement, according to a Justice Canada letter filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. 

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Lack of funding a roadblock to free driving lessons in remote First Nations communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 9:34am
Lucy Sager

For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage but for those who live in a remote Indigenous community in northern B.C., that access can be nearly impossible — and it’s not getting any easier.

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Meet the man who drew nearly 30 hours of caribou hearings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 7:00am
Sam Bradd

Sam Bradd produces ‘graphic recordings’ of conferences and hearings across Canada — and they’re the coolest notes you’ll ever see.

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Metis carver builds York boat at Fort Langley National Historic Site

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 7:00am
York Boat

Pat Calihou's journey building the York boat is about more than resurrecting his ancestors' watercraft. It's about reviving his family’s forgotten culture as he builds the boat piece by piece.

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Akwesasne moves ahead in $239M Dundee land claim settlement after appeals dismissed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 28, 2020 - 4:00am
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Akwesasne is one step closer to settling a 130-year-old land grievance with Canada after a year of reviewing appeals lodged against the results of a community-wide referendum.

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Dozens of victim's supporters show up for court hearing for brothers accused in killing

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 6:26pm
Kristian Ayoungman

Two dozen friends and family members of a young Siksika man killed nearly a year ago showed up at court Monday, many of them wearing green jerseys with Kristian Ayoungman's name and his No. 14 on the back.

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Nature photographer dead after weekend accident in northern Quebec

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 5:06pm
John Wapachee

A 50-year-old nature photographer, John Wapachee from Oujé-Bougoumou, was killed as a result of a head-on collision early Sunday morning near Senneterre in northern Quebec.

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B.C. premier tasks former MP Nathan Cullen with 'de-escalating' Coastal GasLink conflict

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 3:35pm
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Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is stepping into the Coastal GasLink dispute to act as an intermediary between the Wet'suwe'ten hereditary chiefs, the province of B.C., RCMP, Coastal GasLink and others. 

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Indigenous community wants answers after Sarnia Friendship Centre closes doors

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 12:00pm
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More than four months since the Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre’s doors were shut under unexplained circumstances, Nathalie Landry continues to open her heart — and her own door — to struggling members of Sarnia’s urban Indigenous community.

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Many students in Yukon missing school, says youth advocate; review launched

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 9:22am
Annette King

Yukon's child and youth advocate has a launched a review into attendance among students in high school and under.

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'My kids can grow up in this house': Habitat completes 1st home on Lennox Island

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 7:00am
Sark family

After several years of bouncing around between different homes, Kelly Sark finally has the keys to her very own house — a three-bedroom home for her and her two children — thanks to Habitat for Humanity P.E.I.

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'We're not getting the support we need': N.W.T. foster care employees speak out

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 27, 2020 - 6:00am
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Child protection workers in the Northwest Territories say they’re overworked and not getting the support they need as they face fierce public criticism from foster families.

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Honouring the Arctic's last known WW II bone collector

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
Qapik Attagutsiak

An Inuk elder is being celebrated by the government of Canada to recognize the Inuit for collecting animal bones, which were transformed into ammunition during the Second World War.

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Mé​​​​​​​tis leaders raise concerns about national council, call for reform

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 26, 2020 - 3:13pm
David Chartrand

The regional Mé​​​​​​​tis presidents of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan are calling for reform of the Mé​​​​​​​tis National Council, raising serious concerns about "dysfunction" and about a lack of transparency on the national body's finances and administration.

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No War On Iran Global Day of Action

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - January 26, 2020 - 11:45am

Peace, Organizations: ECAWAR: No War On Iran Global Day of Action (January 25, 2020)

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'Not going to give up, ever': 11 years after disappearance, Claudette Osborne-Tyo's family looking for answers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 26, 2020 - 11:34am
Bernadette Smith, Brenda Osborne

Community members gathered with family and friends at Selkirk Avenue and King Street to pay tribute to Claudette Osborne-Tyo, who has been missing since July 25, 2008.

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Urban Indigenous people forgotten in UNDRIP talks, say advocates

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - January 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Scott Clark, president, Northwest Indigenous Council

Advocates say urban Indigenous residents are being left out of UNDRIP consultations even though a majority of B.C.’s Indigenous people live off-reserve.

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