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Mary Simon has 'that special touch,' says sister from their hometown of Kuujjuaq, Que.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 6 hours 23 min ago
Mary Simon childhood home

Mary Simon, who was officially sworn-in Monday as Canada's first Indigenous governor general, has 'all the qualities' of a governor general, says her younger sister, who spoke to CBC about Simon's childhood and work ethic.

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Major museum and art gallery shops duped by fake Indigenous carver

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 8 hours 48 min ago
Harvey John

Until recently, gift shops in some of B.C.'s most famous museums and art galleries have sold wood carvings by an artist identified as "Harvey John" for hundreds of dollars a piece. There is no Harvey John, and the person responsible for these carvings is not Indigenous at all.

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Opaskwayak Cree Nation prepares to search 2 former residential school sites for unmarked graves

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 10 hours 47 min ago
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Opaskwayak Cree Nation is taking the first steps to prepare to search two former residential school sites for unmarked graves, the First Nation’s leader says.

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Mary Simon to be officially installed as governor general today

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 48 min ago
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Mary Simon will be officially installed as Canada's first Indigenous governor general today in a ceremony at the Senate building in Ottawa.

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Residential schools: How the U.S. and Canada share a troubling history

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 48 min ago
Tom Torlino

When it comes to residential schools, the U.S. and Canada share a disturbing history. In fact, their assimilation systems were developed in tandem. Now some Americans, disturbed by news from Canada of unmarked burial sites, have launched a probe into the legacy of schools in their country.

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Residential school survivors demand Sask. court release Catholic compensation document

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 12 hours 48 min ago
The Regina Court of Queen’s Bench in October, 2020.

A Catholic Church document claiming the church provided $25 million of "in-kind services" to residential school survivors is sitting inside a Regina courthouse, but officials are refusing to release it.

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'Such a beautiful feeling,' organizer says as donations pour in for Manitoba wildfire evacuees

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 25, 2021 - 5:54pm
Donations for Bloodvein

Support is pouring in for the more than 2,000 evacuees forced to leave their homes in eastern Manitoba First Nations as more wildfires burn in the area.

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Changes to Natuashish policing made without proper consultation, says Innu First Nation chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 25, 2021 - 2:40pm
John Nui

The RCMP will be switching to a fly-in, fly-out model, meaning officers will now move in and out of the community in 15 day stints. But Chief John Nui doesn't remember meeting with police about the change.

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How to watch, listen and follow the installation of governor general Mary Simon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 25, 2021 - 2:00pm
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CBC News is presenting live coverage of the installation of Canada's 30th governor general in both Inuktitut and English on CBC TV, Gem, CBC Radio, the Listen app and here on cbcnews.ca.

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iHuman and Co*Lab Art

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 12:36pm

Indigenous/First Nations & Community Art: iHuman and Co*Lab Art (added July 25, 2021)

iHuman and CO*LAB Art
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Red Dresses at the Downtown Farmers Market

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 12:33pm

Indigenous/First Nations & Women: Red Dresses at the Downtown Farmers Market (photos added July 25, 2021)

Red Dresses at Downtown Farmers Market
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Sacred Heart Church – Orange Ribbons

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 12:30pm

Indigenous/First Nations: Sacred Heart Church – Orange Ribbons (photos added July 25, 2021)

Sacred Heart Church - Orange Ribbons
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Chubby Cree Video Playlist

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 10:08am

Chubby Cree’s music is capturing audiences in Edmonton and beyond, largely due to the social media presence of videos Paula Kirman/Radical Citizen Media has filmed since the grandmother/grandson singing and drumming sensation started appearing at local rallies and protests since 2016. Here is a complete playlist of all of Paula’s Chubby Cree videos. Videos are in reverse chronological order.

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Genocide Memorial Garden 2021

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 10:01am

General: Genocide Memorial Garden 2021 (July 24, 2021)

Genocide Memorial Garden
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Orange Ribbons at the Unitarian Church

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 9:59am

Indigenous/First Nations: Orange Ribbons at the Unitarian Church (July 24, 2021)

Orange Ribbons at the Unitarian Church
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Charles Camsell Hospital Site

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - July 25, 2021 - 9:55am

Indigenous/First Nations: Charles Camsell Hospital Site (July 24, 2021)

Charles Camsell Hospital Site
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First Nations golf tournament in Ponoka expected to see close to 600 participants

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 25, 2021 - 9:00am
Fort McKay First Nation champion golf team

The All Nations Cup is expected to be the largest Indigenous golfing tournament in Canada. It begins Sunday in Ponoka, Alta. 

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Survival camp on Sask. First Nation is 'testament to the resiliency of our culture,' teacher says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 25, 2021 - 4:00am
Hayden Blackbird, 13, Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation

Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation in Saskatchewan held a week-long traditional survival camp on its reserve north of Saskatoon this week, a rare opportunity to learn traditional land-based skills.

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Cowessess First Nation gets $10K donation from Regina running group to help in search for unmarked graves

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 24, 2021 - 12:53pm
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Ted Jaleta and his group, the Jaleta Pacers Running Club, fundraised $10,000 to help Cowessess First Nation search for graves on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School.

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Yukon content creators are using TikTok to elevate Indigenous cultures

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 24, 2021 - 12:35pm
Kayla Mintz and Nesta Hager

Indigenous TikTok creators from Yukon say the social media platform is challenging stereotypes about their cultures — and creating a community.

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