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NHL legend Reggie Leach pays tribute to Fred Sasakamoose

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 25, 2020 - 11:24am
Reggie Leach and Fred Sasakamoose

An NHL legend from Manitoba is honouring an NHL pioneer from Saskatchewan and the path he cleared for First Nations people dreaming of the big league.

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Residential school healing fund set to end as First Nations leaders say demand for services growing

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 25, 2020 - 4:00am
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The future of a B.C. society established to provide support to residential school survivors is in limbo as a health fund born of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement is set to run out in March 2021. 

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This ribbon skirt honours Ireland Lacrosse for bowing out of the World Games

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 25, 2020 - 4:00am
Ireland Lacrosse ribbon skirt

An Akwesasne mom’s love for lacrosse inspired a ribbon skirt that pays homage to Ireland’s national team for withdrawing from the next World Games to make room for the Iroquois Nationals.

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COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: what you need to know

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 25, 2020 - 4:00am
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The number of new and active COVID-19 cases on First Nations reserves across Canada continues to climb, according to data from Indigenous Services Canada.

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Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, dead at 86

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 24, 2020 - 5:39pm
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Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous athletes to play in the National Hockey League, has died at age 86 after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

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Ontario Native Women's Association's poetry night moves online because of COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 24, 2020 - 3:46pm
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Ontario Native Women's Association's annual poetry night is looking different this year as it moves online because of COVID-19.

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Thirteen people have died in the Thunder Bay jail since 2002, here's why

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 24, 2020 - 7:00am
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The Thunder Bay jail has been called "a hellhole" and "a factory that produces broken Indigenous people." It's a place where addictions fester and critical information about inmate health gets lost. It's also a place where 13 people have died since 2002.

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Northern Sask. First Nation hit with COVID-19 threatens to evict house party hosts

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 24, 2020 - 6:00am
Chief Francis Iron

A northern Saskatchewan First Nation dealing with a spate of COVID-19 cases in the area is threatening members who hold house parties with eviction and the loss of their utilities.

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Class action against Oblate priests jumps to 190 alleged victims from across Quebec

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 24, 2020 - 5:00am
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The number of claimants in a class action lawsuit against the Missionary Oblates has grown from 30 alleged victims of sexual abuse, to 190 Indigenous and non-Indigenous claimants.

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Residential Schools in N.L.: A live conversation from The Rooms with Andrea Procter and Kayla Burry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 4:22pm
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Join us on CBC Newfoundland and Labrador’s Facebook page on Tuesday for a live conversation about the history of residential schools in this province with Andrea Procter and Kayla Burry.

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350 years of searching: Wampanoag still looking for historic wampum belt

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 4:13pm
Paula Peters

The wampum belt was taken as a spoil of war after the death of Wampanoag leader Metacom, also known as King Philip. Its whereabouts remain a mystery.

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Nunavut coroner's inquest, court services on hold due to COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 2:52pm
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The coroner’s inquest into death of a Gjoa Haven man in 2016 police shooting has been postponed until next year, along with a host of other services under Nunavut’s justice department.

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First Nation demands resignation of Ontario's top Indigenous Services Canada bureaucrat

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 12:32pm
Chris Moonias

The chief and council of the First Nation with the most enduring boil water advisory in the country is calling for the immediate resignation of Indigenous Services Canada's top Ontario bureaucrat, citing an irrevocable loss of trust.

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Human rights complaint filed against BMO, VPD by Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at bank

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 11:34am
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Lawyers for Maxwell Johnson have released the transcript of a 911 call and a redacted Vancouver police report that they say show evidence of systemic racism after Johnson and his granddaughter were arrested in December while trying to open a bank account.

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International ban on heavy fuel in Arctic shipping full of gaps: environmentalists

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 11:27am
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Environmental groups say a new ban on a highly polluting shipping fuel in Arctic waters is full of gaps and Canada should not make use of loopholes in the new regulations for heavy fuel oil.

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Health authority warns rule-breakers in Fond du Lac will cause more COVID infections

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 8:31am
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The Athabasca Health Authority says people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 — including some who are experiencing symptoms — in Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation have refused to get tested.

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$91M settlement over WW II federal bombing range 'way forward' for Enoch Cree Nation, says chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 23, 2020 - 4:00am
Chief Billy Morin

On Nov. 13, Enoch Cree Nation and the federal government reached an agreement for $91 million to cover trauma endured by people who lived nearby, future cleanup of the land and lost income from a golf course, which closed in 2014 for safety reasons.

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Northern B.C. First Nation opens new 24/7 youth centre in downtown Prince George

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 22, 2020 - 4:00pm
Wyonna Batoche, youth care worker at Sk'ai Zeh Yah Youth Centre

Formerly in government care, Wyonna Batoche is now a youth worker at Sk'ai Zeh Yah Youth Centre operated by Carrier Sekani Family Services. She says she feels proud of offering young people a safe space in the new facility.

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Why this First Nations nursing home is keeping elders entertained with nerf guns

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 22, 2020 - 4:00am
Wikwemikong Nursing Home

Staff at a nursing home in Wikwemikong, Ont., are finding creative ways to lift the spirits of elders during the coronavirus pandemic, including simulating memories of hunting, with nerf guns.

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Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL pioneer, hospitalized over 'presumed' COVID-19 case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 21, 2020 - 11:42pm
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Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous athletes to play in the National Hockey League, was hospitalized as a "presumed" positive COVID-19 case.

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