'Offensive': Brian Pallister under fire for saying Wab Kinew was 'handed more benefits than any premier'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 6:24pm
Brian Pallister at PC shopping promise

Comments by Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister about his NDP opponent’s childhood are being called offensive by one former Indigenous chief; a Toronto political scientist says they will backfire and only draw attention to the “privileged life” the Tory leader now has.

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Amazon wildfires part of 'genocide' facing Brazil's Indigenous peoples, advocate says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 5:26pm
Brazil Amazon Fires

The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, according to Indigenous advocates.

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'Dreams can come true': Olympian leads female hockey camp in Cape Breton

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 2:11pm
Jillian Saulnier hockey camp

One of Canada's top female hockey players is encouraging girls at a hockey camp in Cape Breton to follow their dreams.

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Anishinabek First Nations, Crown closer to self-government agreement

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Grand Council Chief Glen Hare

The Anishinabek Nation says it is working with the Canadian government on an agreement that “lays the foundation” for Ontario First Nations to move toward self-government.

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What Canada's newest national park will mean for young people in the North

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 10:46am
Valedee Lockhart

People across the Northwest Territories are celebrating Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve and say Canada's newest national park is especially important for young people.

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Nebraska's top court upholds approval of Keystone XL pipeline path

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 9:45am
TransCanada Keystone Decision 20171120

Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer, Calgary-based TC Energy, to reapply for state approval.

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'It can make you sweat': Iqaluit workshop teaches art of turning muskox fur into wool

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 5:00am
Helen Iguptak spinning musk ox NACA

Helen Iguptak is leading several workshops as part of the Nunavut Arts Festival this week.

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Government kept talking about Muskrat Falls wetland capping months after deadline passed, documents show

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 4:30am
Flooding at reservoir Muskrat Falls

PC leader Ches Crosbie wants the auditor general to look into the missed deadline. Internal emails and memos offer morsels of insight.

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Fond du Lac Chief says airport runway should've been funding priority for province

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 10:02pm
Charter plane

The chief of Fond du Lac Dene Nation wants the provincial government to reconsider its decision not to pay for renovations to the airport in the remote community.

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Corrie Sainnawap's family still waiting for answers 1 year after Thunder Bay death   

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 7:24pm
Luke Sainnawap

On Thursday, Luke Sainnawap visited the empty lot off a downtown Thunder Bay street where his daughter Corrie Sainnawap was found dead, a victim of a homicide, one year ago.

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'Those memories will be with me forever': Regina's Neal Hughes inducted into Roughriders Plaza of Honour

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 6:49pm
Neal Hughes

Saskatchewan Roughriders greats Neal Hughes and Kerry Joseph have been named to the 2019 SaskTel Plaza of Honour.

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Police seek help ID'ing person with possible connection to Happy Charles

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 5:26pm
prince Albert Police Service happy charles

Happy Marie Charles was last seen in Prince Albert on April 3, 2017. Now, police have released 'new' photos of someone who might know something about her disappearance.

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After 15 years, parties to sign final Peel watershed agreement

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Peel watershed

After years of consultations, protests and court battles, the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan is ready to be signed.

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N.W.T.'s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory's jails

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 8:00am
North Slave Correctional Centre

In a session where regular MLAs and cabinet have often been at odds — with at times, combative debate — the Corrections Act passed through its final review with unanimous support Wednesday.

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Members call for 'immediate' election in N.W.T. First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Floyd Bertrand says the chief and council are violating term limits established in the Indian Act after a custom election law was rejected by membership in 2008.

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Dene and Métis walk away from self-government talks in Tulita, N.W.T.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 6:00am
Richard Hardy

Three land claim groups in Tulita, N.W.T., ‘unanimously’ decided to end self-government negotiations after the federal government failed to make changes to an agreement-in-principle signed in 2017.

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Iqaluit's Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park could get new Inuktitut name

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 5:00am
Linda Vaillancourt Leesee Papatsie Nunavut Parks

A master planning process is also looking at park boundaries and names at other territorial parks.

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Meeting with truck passenger offers some closure for mother of Austin Eaglechief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 4:00am
Austin Eaglechief

A known gang member with a violent history was supposed to testify at the inquest into the death of Austin Eaglechief on Wednesday, but after a conversation with the man's mother, it was determined he wouldn't be taking the stand.

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Cree rapper Hellnback opens up about kidney disease diagnosis

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 22, 2019 - 4:00am
Karmen Omeasoo

Karmen Omeasoo, a Cree rapper who has blazed a trail for many Indigenous artists, was recently diagnosed with kidney disease after years of living with Type 2 diabetes.

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First Nations-led group calls for commercial cull of seals, sea lions to save B.C.'s salmon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 21, 2019 - 8:31pm
First Nations Seal Harvest Press Conference

A First Nations-led group in British Columbia is pushing for permission to cull seals and sea lions, pitching it as one way to help save the West Coast’s struggling salmon.

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