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Half of women in B.C. say doctors have played down their health concerns, report finds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 2:58pm
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A new report by the B.C. Women's Health Foundation shows many women are struggling to access the medical attention they need and when they do, health care providers routinely dismiss their concerns.

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Seamus O'Regan taking leave from campaign, citing family reasons

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 2:07pm
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The Liberal MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl says his father is facing a "serious health challenge."

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'Incredibly difficult and painful time': Missing Winnipeg woman believed dead, police say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 1:17pm
Miranda Belle missing person

Miranda Belle, who has been missing from Winnipeg since August, is probably dead, police say — and her family begs anyone with information to come forward so they can have closure.

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B.C. First Nations in line to receive around $100M of BCLC's annual earnings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 9:02am
B.C. Lottery Corp axes 67 staff as gamblers move online

The B.C. government is introducing new legislation that would see First Nations receive a chunk of the B.C. Lottery Corporation's yearly earnings.

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A year after Prince George pipeline blast, B.C. First Nation wants answers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 7:00am
Violet Bazoki

It was Oct. 9, 2018, when an orange fireball was seen shooting into the air near Prince George, rocking homes on nearby Lheidli T'enneh reserve land. A year later, that First Nation is pursuing legal action while waiting for a full report on what went wrong.

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Tuktoyaktuk teens will show their climate change doc at UN conference

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 6:00am
Eriel Lugt

The teenagers made their own 20-minute documentary on the effects climate change is having on their community. Now they'll share it in Chile at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Could this proposal finally bring an end to the First Nations drinking water issue?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 9, 2019 - 4:00am
Blue Bottles

The Mi'kmaq and the Wolastoqiyik are pitching a First Nations owned water authority to the federal government and other First Nations.

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Matsqui First Nation makes claim for loss of reserve land dating back 155 years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 5:22pm
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The claim says that the Colony of British Columbia sold off 99 per cent of the 9,600 acres of reserve land the First Nation was allotted in 1864.

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Nunatsiavut renames government department to revitalize, protect Inuktitut

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 4:58pm
Jim Lyall

The department once known as Culture, Recreation and Tourism is now Language, Culture and Tourism.

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Alberta tables bill to help First Nations, Métis groups get loans for resource projects

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 4:51pm
Premier Jason Kenney

Bill 14, introduced in the Alberta legislature Tuesday, would create the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC), fulfilling an election promise made by Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party.

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What a change in federal gov't could mean for N.W.T. land claim talks

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 3:19pm
Garry Bailey

With a federal election less than two weeks away, some Indigenous leaders are worried a change in government could affect the progress of land claim and self-government talks.

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Quebec Cree community to get regional hospital

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 12:52pm
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The new hospital will provide close to 20,000 Cree in nine communities specialized services such as surgery, cancer treatment, CT scans, gynecology and obstetrics.

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Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 10:33am
Innu Nation Grand Chief Gregory Rich

The application also challenges NunatuKavut's Indigenous identity under Canada's Constitution.

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More details needed in Manitoba response to Tina Fontaine report: advocate

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 9:38am
Tina Fontaine

Manitoba's advocate for children and youth says a lot more needs to be done if the government is to save children in care from the grim reality of an Indigenous teenage girl whose body was found in a river.

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Nine Indigenous entrepreneurs selected for support by EntrepreNorth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 7:00am
Bobbi Rose Koe

EntrepreNorth have nine months of mentorship and coaching to expand their businesses and bring new ones to life.

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By fighting a compensation ruling, the government denies First Nations children justice — again

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 8, 2019 - 4:00am
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In a statement released last week, Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan said that Canada agrees with the tribunal that there has been discrimination and that there is a need for compensation. Yet it is challenging the order.

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Scheer, Bernier only 2 leaders in debate who wouldn't back UNDRIP

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 10:43pm
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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who is the only party leader pitching a new large energy project as part of his platform, doubled down on his opposition to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples during the federal election debate Monday evening. 

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'Their silence speaks volumes': Indigenous issues largely absent from campaign

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 2:50pm
Cindy Blackstock

The federal party leaders' near-silence on Indigenous issues speaks volumes about their priorities, say analysts.

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Black, Indigenous people 4 to 5 times more likely than whites to be stopped by Montreal police

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 2:42pm
Montreal police

A new report by three independent researchers finds there is systemic bias in street checks by Montreal police but stops short of concluding officers are guilty of racial profiling.

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Sask. NDP candidate wants national leaders debate to be translated into Dene, Michif

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 1:52pm
Georgina Jolibois

A candidate running for the NDP in northern Saskatchewan is calling for Monday's federal leaders debate to be translated into Dene and Michif.

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