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'We seem to have completely fallen off the radar': An Indigenous take on the 2019 election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 11, 2019 - 11:53am
Tanya Talaga, Brock Pitawanakwat, Rose LeMay

With election day fast approaching, First Nations, Métis and Inuit are not only deciding who to vote for, but whether to vote at all. 

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Yukon First Nations aim to preserve, revitalize their languages through video

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Shannon Reed

A project is underway to help preserve and revitalize Yukon First Nations languages, entailing the production of 280 videos recorded in the territory’s 14 First Nations.

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Medical boarding homes 'over capacity' in Yellowknife and Edmonton

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 11, 2019 - 5:00am
Larga Kitikmeot

Medical boarding homes in Yellowknife and Edmonton are operating at over capacity with people staying in hotels to meet the growing demand for accommodations.

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Nunavut and housing: a federal election explainer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Nunavut housing construction Iqaluit

Housing is high on the platform lists of all of Nunavut’s federal election candidates. But Nunavut officials say they have yet to see a plan that will curb a territory wide housing crisis.

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Top legal official contradicts Higgs on duty to consult to First Nations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 11, 2019 - 4:00am
blaine higgs

The top official in charge of the province’s legal battles has contradicted Premier Blaine Higgs on the duty to consult Indigenous people on resource projects.

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Party leaders debate climate, deficits, Indigenous services, assisted dying, SNC-Lavalin

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 6:40pm
FedElxn Campaign 20191010

In the last debate of the federal election Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicked off his pitch to Canadians by saying Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet would never be able to implement a climate plan because he does not lead a national political party. 

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Nunatsiavut pilot project aims to keep Labrador's foster children in the region

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 6:10pm
Foster scene-Roddickton

The Nunatsiavut government is testing a pilot project to recruit foster parents in Labrador and offer support to existing caregivers for the region's Inuit children.

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Federal election seeing a record number of Indigenous candidates and First Nations swing votes: AFN

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 2:43pm
FedElxn First Nations 20190909

The Assembly of First Nations says the current federal election is seeing a record number of Indigenous candidates — and First Nations voters could swing the vote in almost one in five ridings.

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Elders-in-residence help Indigenous people feel more at home in hospitals

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 2:09pm
Elder in residence Sheryl Thompson

Sheryl Thompson and Fran Prince are the first elders-in-residence to work in Vancouver Island hospitals. The goal is to make Indigenous patients feel more comfortable accessing care and to help staff make cultural connections.

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'Fantastic Jeremy': Lido Pimienta's must-read essay on her 'nemesis' Jeremy Dutcher

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
 Jeremy Dutcher and Lido Pimienta

"I will write all these things about Jeremy, MY NEMESIS, not because I want to, but because you promised me he WILL NOT BE READING ANY OF IT."

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Indigenous mapping conference giving attendees new on-the-land skills

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Steve DeRoy

About 75 people are in Inuvik, N.W.T., to attend an Indigenous mapping workshop. They're learning technological skills that will advance their local and traditional knowledge to use for hunting, tracking the effects of climate change, and more.

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OPINION | How one Dene northerner is deciding how to vote

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Catherine Lafferty

Catherine Lafferty breaks down her views on the major parties' platforms when it comes to Indigenous issues.

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'I want them to be safe': Tina Fontaine's aunt asks Winnipeg Centre candidates how they'll help at-risk youth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Thelma Favel, caretaker and great-aunt of Tina Fontaine

The great-aunt and caretaker of Tina Fontaine wants people heading to the polls Oct. 21 to consider voting for candidates committed to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg's inner city and West End.

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Visible minorities say we told you so, after report finds systemic bias by Montreal police

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 5:00am
Kenrick McCrae

For the Montrealers who live in fear of the police, an independent report's findings of systemic discrimination is welcome, though frustratingly redundant, evidence of what they've been complaining about for years. 

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Nunavut sex offender wins appeal, overturning banishment from his community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 5:00am
Nunavut Court of Justice

A Nunavut man convicted of sexual assault and breaking and entering is no longer going to be banished by the court from his home community. 

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4 federal candidates accused of Indigenous identity appropriation by Halifax academic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 4:00am
4 candidate composite

The author of a new book, Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity, says several federal election candidates identifying as Indigenous are basing their claims on a long-ago ancestor.

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'I'm angry': Cree man can't use trapline, blames debris prospectors left behind

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 10, 2019 - 4:00am
John Rupert's trapline

An abandoned prospecting camp on John Rupert's trapline near Whapmagoostui includes some 300 barrels, 100 old propane tanks, heavy machinery and 14 decaying cabins. Efforts are underway to clean up abandoned mineral exploration sites across Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory.

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Crown withdraws charge against St. Mary's chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 5:56pm
Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. at social work conference

Chief Alan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., who was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of assault earlier this year, appeared in provincial court today to hear that his case is done.

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Ottawa tells court First Nation child welfare compensation order could cost $8 billion

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 4:22pm
Have a Heart rally at Parliament Hill

A senior federal official says a human rights tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to compensate First Nation children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system could cost the federal government up to $8 billion, according to Federal Court records.

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4 injured, homes destroyed in fire on Songhees Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 3:27pm
View Royal Fire

More than 30 firefighters responded to the blaze near Victoria that displaced residents and shut down traffic during Wednesday's morning commute.

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