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Wood Buffalo needs consistent counsellors for Indigenous populations, researcher says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 3 hours 33 min ago
Indigenous mental health forum

Indigenous communities in the Wood Buffalo region need full-time mental health support, instead of fly-in, fly-out counsellors, according to research out of the University of Alberta.

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U.S. seeks to remove grey wolf from endangered species list

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 5 hours 22 min ago
POLAND ANIMALS WOLVES

Federal officials in the United States say they want to lift protections on the grey wolf, but some feel the removal may be premature.

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Former Nunavut premiers weigh in on 'premier election' debate

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 25 min ago
Nunavut premiers composite

Former Nunavut premiers Eva Aariak and Peter Taptuna are weighing in on the debate on whether Nunavummiut should elect their own premier.

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'We don't want another 30 years of dictatorship': First Nation unites to oust 'lifetime' chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 14 hours 25 min ago
Saugeen

About 30 members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen met outside the locked gates of a half-built community centre last week to topple Chief Edward Machimity, who has gripped the reins of power in the northern Ontario community for more than 30 years. However, Machimity still refuses to step down.

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Wildfire evacuees from Beaver and Dene Tha' First Nations return home

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 7:03pm
Beaver First Nation wildfire

Members of Beaver First Nation and Dene Tha’ First Nation who were forced to leave their communities a week ago because of wildfire have been allowed to return home as of Tuesday.

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Haida man aims to save endangered language through educational podcast

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 1:59pm
James McGuire

One Indigenous man is sharing different experiences of learning Haida in a podcast. He wants people to know they shouldn't be embarrassed when learning a language.

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Indigenous-language speakers from around the world gather in Victoria for revitalization conference

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 12:17pm
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Let the Languages Live conference brings together 1,000 delegates from 20 countries with the aim of revitalizing Indigenous languages.

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6 astonishing moments from Amanda Strong's stop-motion short film Biidaaban

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
 Wolf

Strong explains the stories and meaning behind her intricate, painstaking labour of love.

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Latest Update: March for Choice Edmonton

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - June 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Women’s Issues: March for Choice Edmonton (June 24, 2019)

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'Think about the girls': 100s of painted rocks placed in Winnipeg to remember MMIWG

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 11:17am
Florance Smith

Many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have left few traces behind, but a Winnipeg woman is memorializing them in a tangible, colourful way to try to get people to stop and reflect on their lives.

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Lack of consultation stalls Athabasca Dene land-claim agreement, says Yellowknives Dene Chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Edward Sangris, Yellowknives Dene Dettah Chief

'We have a responsibility to meaningfully consult with these communities in order to understand and work through the issues they have brought forward,' says a statement from Minister Carolyn Bennett's office.

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U of S archeology grad thinks more Indigenous people in the field can help ease tensions

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Lillanohna Naytowhowcon indigenous archaeology student

Lillanohna Natyowhowcon is one of the only Indigenous grads this year from the University of Saskatchewan’s archeology program. She says more Indigenous-specific education is needed to build trust between Indigenous people and the field.

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Regina Indian Industrial School transfer of land housing cemetery 'first step in reconciliation'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 6:00am
Sarah Longman

The grounds housing a cemetery where Indigenous children who died while attending Regina's Indian Industrial School (RIIS) are buried will soon be transferred from the federal government to a group sworn to protect the sacred land, more than 100 years after the residential school closed. 

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Nunavut gov't rejects Iqaluit's land admin bylaw over 'human rights' concerns

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 25, 2019 - 6:00am
Nunavut Plan 20170626

The territorial government has rejected a proposed City of Iqaluit bylaw, over concerns it discriminates against Inuit who are originally from outside Iqaluit.

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Elementary students create new book in an effort to understand reconciliation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 24, 2019 - 9:30pm
Grade 6 student Kalvin Keating with the book he and his classmates created on

Elementary school students at École Laura Secord School have created a new book on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action.

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Feds announce $275M for 'largest private sector investment in Canadian history' — Kitimat, B.C.'s LNG project

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 24, 2019 - 7:35pm
LNG Canada Kitimat project

The federal government is pumping $275 million into LNG Canada's $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitmat, B.C.

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Pride Toronto apologizes for land acknowledgement that 'failed to recognize' Indigenous peoples

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 24, 2019 - 5:33pm
Pride toronto land acknowledgement

Pride Toronto is apologizing for a land acknowledgement sign displayed over the weekend after hundreds took to Twitter to call out the organization for erasing Indigenous peoples and failing to properly recognize the origins of the territory on which the festivities took place.

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Families at Mi'kmaw Child Development Centre head to Maine powwow

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 24, 2019 - 4:13pm
Jurni Robinson (l) and Katrice Lee Deer in regalia

It's an annual tradition for families at the Mi'kmaw Child Development Centre in Halifax. For the past 26 years they've been travelling to powwows in the Maritimes and beyond, and this year they're heading to Maine.

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Suspected toxic leak triggers water licence application for N.W.T. well-site cleanup

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - June 24, 2019 - 3:44pm
Site of former gas plant at Pointed Mountain natural gas site northwest of Fort Liard, NWT

The company responsible for cleaning up a defunct natural gas field near Fort Liard says it will apply for a water licence after the territory’s environmental regulator found chloride from the site is causing damage to the surrounding environment.

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Latest Update: ECAWAR Peace Picket

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - June 24, 2019 - 2:44pm

International Issues, Peace, & Organizations – ECAWAR: ECAWAR Peace Picket (June 22, 2019)

ECAWAR Peace Picket - June 22, 2019

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