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'A minority within a minority': A peek inside Ottawa's 2-spirit ball

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 17, 2019 - 4:00am
Bannock Babes

Ottawa's first-ever "two-spirit ball" took place last weekend, celebrating the city's 2SLGBT (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Indigenous community.

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Watch as a 3-year-old Indigenous wrestling fan wins over WWE star Charlotte Flair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 10:10pm
Meadow and Flare

Meadow Joseph of Prince Rupert, B.C., took centre stage in a room full of wrestling fans at SummerSlam 2019.

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Wilson-Raybould now says she was contacted by RCMP over SNC-Lavalin affair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 4:33pm
JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD

Jody Wilson-Raybould now says she was contacted by the RCMP in the spring over the SNC-Lavalin affair, CBC News has learned.

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Northern Farm Training Institute gets $400K to train women, youth to farm

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
Garden at Northern Farm Training Institute

The Northern Farm Training Institute in Hay River, N.W.T., will get hundreds of thousands of dollars to help train northerners to produce their own food.

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'Hurts just as bad': Tina Fontaine's family, friends mourn 5 years after death

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
Thelma Favel

It's been five years since 15-year-old Tina Fontaine's body was pulled from the Red River, but her family and friends continue to work on healing. "We will just never know what Tina could be," says Melissa Stevenson, tears running down her cheeks.

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Indigenous tourism businesses booming in B.C. as visitors spend $705M a year

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 11:43am
First Nation's canoe tour

Indigenous tourism businesses are seeing rapid growth in B.C. as more international visitors seek experiences that bring them closer to Canadian culture, the province's Indigenous tourism association says.

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Mother of slain hockey player shocked at bail for his accused killer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 9:47am
Kristian Ayoungman

A southern Alberta woman says she was shocked to hear that one of the men charged in her son's shooting death has been granted bail.

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Anglers allowed to catch chinook salmon in southwestern Yukon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 9:00am
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Recreational anglers on the Tatshenshini River are now allowed to catch one fish and have one in their possession. Last year, they were only allowed to catch and release the fish.

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Details of Serenity's injuries were false, guardians claim in court documents

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 8:00am
Serenity

Medical reports leaked to the media about Serenity's injuries were erroneous and inaccurate, the guardians claim in response to a $1.6-million lawsuit filed by Serenity’s mother.

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'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 7:52am
Tina Fontaine

Five years ago, Tina Fontaine's tiny body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was discovered Aug. 17, 2014, and it shook the city and the country.

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Northern Ontario First Nation hooked up to new solar grid to help offset diesel usage

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 7:49am
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Officials in Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, also known as Gull Bay First Nation, in northwestern Ontario will unveil a new electricity system on Friday which is designed to reduce the community's reliance on diesel generators to supply power.

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New index says infrastructure in Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., is 2nd worst in Canada

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 7:00am
Nahanni Butte

A new report ranking infrastructure in remote communities puts Nahanni Butte dead last in the North — and second last out of 236 communities across Canada.

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Party representatives fail to engage crowd at sparsely attended Indigenous town hall

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 1:11am
AMC Townhall

Dozens of Indigenous voters spent an evening in Winnipeg hearing what the provincial parties had in store for their communities, but many came away unimpressed with what was brought to the table.

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BC Transplant says misunderstanding led to liver transplant human rights case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 16, 2019 - 12:41am
Liver and kidney transplant surgery

BC Transplant says a misunderstanding about the guidelines concerning alcohol abstinence and liver transplants triggered a human rights complaint filed earlier this week by a B.C. man who has end-stage liver disease.

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'This feels right to be here': Moccasin tops on Batoche trail symbolize lost Indigenous women and girls

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 8:46pm
walking with our sister commemorative art

A multi-year artistic movement commemorating the loss of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people across Canada is coming to an end at Batoche.

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Okanagan First Nation sues federal government for clean drinking water but minister says it's 'entirely safe'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 8:30pm
Okanagan Indian Band

The Okanagan Indian Band is suing the federal government over Ottawa's alleged failure to improve the water system on the 100 square kilometre reserve.

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Panel calls for better suicide prevention services for youth in B.C.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 7:42pm
Mental Health

A panel of experts says there is a need for more timely access to mental health supports and services in rural areas of British Columbia to try and prevent child and youth suicides.

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Pallister says Tories engage in more meaningful reconciliation than NDP

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 7:22pm
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Manitoba's Tory leader says his party is engaged in more meaningful reconciliation than the NDP has ever done — but that hasn't stopped the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs from endorsing the New Democrats in the provincial election.

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Indian status could be extended to hundreds of thousands as Bill S-3 provisions come into force

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 7:16pm
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The federal government extended eligibility for Indian status to potentially hundreds of thousands of people Thursday by bringing into force the final provisions of legislation aimed at removing sex discrimination from the Indian Act.

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'It's a disgrace': Teepee vandalized at National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 6:26pm
NCTR

Winnipeg’s National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation announced Wednesday the teepee on site was seriously vandalized earlier in the week.

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