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Civil claim against former chief of Acho Dene Koe First Nation dismissed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 9:00am
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The lawsuit alleged in 2017 that then-chief Harry Deneron tried to direct a government contract toward a company in which he had a financial stake.

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No lawyer appointed yet for Kevin Mantla murder appeal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Kevin Mantla

A Gameti man serving time for murder and attempted murder says he has no hope of appealing his conviction himself because he can barely read and has no short- or long-term memory due to drug and alcohol abuse.

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Ottawa announces another $75M in pandemic funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 21, 2020 - 8:21am
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The federal government announced Thursday that it will provide $75 million for organizations that address the "critical needs" of Indigenous people living in urban centres and off-reserve.

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Artist Kent Monkman's painting of partially nude Trudeau with laughing women creates uproar online

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 9:57pm
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Renowned artist Kent Monkman has come under fire for creating a painting that shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau partially nude on his knees preparing for what Monkman says is a consensual act while Indigenous women surrounding him laugh.

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Manitoba watchdog clears 2 First Nations police force officers in fatal Long Plain shooting

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 8:39pm
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The Independent Investigation Unit is clearing a pair of Manitoba First Nations police force officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Ben Richard on Long Plain First Nation last spring.

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Nunavik village not ready to welcome construction workers from south without 14-day quarantine

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 6:07pm
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Kangiqsualujjuaq's town council has denied a request to allow in construction workers without undergoing a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period, even though it means postponing the installation of an X-ray machine to help diagnose tuberculosis.

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Ian Campeau and Jesse Thistle livestream their conversations with friends on Homies Chatting

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 6:05pm
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Ian Campeau and Jesse Thistle are streaming their chats with friends and interesting people twice a week online.

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Late judge was 'ahead of his time' on Indigenous right issues, professor says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 5:19pm
John Turnbull

John W. Turnbull, the politician, lawyer and judge known for his decision to recognize Indigenous logging rights, died Tuesday at age 84.

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Out of control wildfire prompts Pine Creek First Nation to declare state of emergency

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 5:01pm
Pine Creek First Nation

Pine Creek First Nation has declared a state of emergency as a large wildfire continues to burn near the community, fought by crews on the ground and in the air.

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Manitoba First Nations 'not backing down' from blockades over COVID-19 fears

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 4:01pm
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All four First Nations who are partners in the Keeyask hydro project are now involved in blocking workers from entering the northern Manitoba work site, as they anticipate being served with a court injunction on Wednesday.

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Kanesatake Mohawks block entrance to Oka provincial park

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 2:44pm
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Kanesatake Mohawks set up checkpoints at the entrance to Oka provincial park Wednesday, as the park was due to reopen, stopping cars as they arrived and asking their occupants to turn around and leave.

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As deconfinement looms, Cree communities begin asymptomatic testing for COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 6:00am
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Since last week, the Cree health board in northern Quebec has added the ability to carry out 140 screening tests per week on vulnerable populations such as elders and those who aren't showing symptoms, but who have travelled from high risk regions such as Montreal and Ottawa.

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Canada Energy Regulator recruiting Indigenous people to join new advisory committee

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 20, 2020 - 4:00am
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The Canada Energy Regulator is looking for Indigenous people to join a new advisory committee that is expected to play "a key advisory role" to the regulator's board of directors, according to a recruitment document posted online.

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Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 8:49pm
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A professor from Thompson Rivers University has made 700 non-medical masks using fabric with Indigenous designs for First Nations communities all over B.C., and in other parts of North America.

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Kanesatake chief calls for Oka park to stay closed to prevent spread of COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 8:30pm
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Even though the park is limiting visitors, there will still be thousands of people in "one big COVID stew" every day, says Serge Simon, calling on Quebec to keep the park closed to prevent the coronavirus from spreading to the adjacent Mohawk community.

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How community support played a role in these First Nations women's recoveries from COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 5:05pm
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CBC News spoke with three First Nations women who recovered from COVID-19 about their experiences and how support from their respective communities played a role in their recovery.

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It's official — Yukon College is now Yukon University

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 3:49pm
Karen Barnes

It's official, Canada now has a university north of 60. Yukon College, based in Whitehorse, has made the transition to a full-fledged, degree-granting institution — Yukon University.

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Hydro hands injunction to Tataskweyak community members blocking access to Keeyask site

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 2:01pm
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Manitoba Hydro has handed a court injunction to members of Tataskweyak Cree Nation who blocked road traffic to the Crown corporation's Keeyask generating station construction site last weekend.

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Native Women's Shelter forced to close after outbreak among staff

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 9:41am
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Nakuset, the Montreal shelter's executive director, said an outbreak among much of her staff left her with little choice.

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Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand excited about prospect of new city centre rec facility

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 19, 2020 - 8:59am
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Chief Mark Arcand says a new recreation facility in inner-city Saskatoon would be beneficial to everyone.

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