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Nunavut signs devolution agreement-in-principle with Canada, Inuit organization

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 5:01pm
Devolution agreement in principle

The agreement is not legally binding, but signifies that all the major issues have been settled between the three parties to transfer responsibility for land and water management.

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'It's been hell': Indigenous DND employee says harassment policy failed him

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
Steve Morrisey

Steve Morrisey devoted years of his career toward making the Canadian military a more friendly place for Indigenous members. Now, he's warning them to avoid it at all costs — at a time when the Department of National Defence is trying to recruit more Indigenous people.

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North Battleford woman is 8th person charged in relation to killing of Tiki Laverdiere

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 4:41pm
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Police have charged 55-year-old Mavis Takakanew with accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the death of Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere.

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Frustration, confusion for Ontario First Nations as Ontario issues cannabis permits

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 2:57pm
Scott McLeod

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced who can apply to operate cannabis stores in First Nations in Ontario. 

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Young Quebec voters want answers on Indigenous affairs, diversity issues this federal election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 2:54pm
Nigel Adams

Immigration and Indigenous issues were front-of-mind for young voters who took part in an election panel earlier this week at the third annual Bishop's Forum.

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Michael Linklater has hoop dreams of a new court for Saskatoon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 1:51pm
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A new group called Hoist the Hoops is now working to raise money to build a high end outdoor basketball court on Saskatoon's west side.

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Trudeau doubles down on not apologizing for SNC-Lavalin affair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 8:47am
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained dogged Thursday that he doesn't need to apologize for his role in the SNC-Lavalin affair, a day after Canada's ethics watchdog found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act by trying to influence the former attorney general while she was dealing with the SNC-Lavalin case.

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Indigenous women share personal stories to advocate for reconciliation in health care

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 8:00am
 Indigenous Women's Health Stories

Five Indigenous women are sharing their health stories in a new digital storytelling project that's advocating for reconciliation in health care.

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U of A Indigenous law centre gets federal boost

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Lametti newser

Two University of Alberta faculties have joined forces to elevate Indigenous laws and legal traditions in Alberta communities.

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Meat from 21 contaminated elk herds entered Canada's food supply over last 5 years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 7:00am
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Elk meat from 21 herds where chronic wasting disease was found has been released into Canada's food supply over the last five years, CBC News has learned — a move contrary to World Health Organization recommendations that critics say creates unacceptable risk for humans.

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Feds announce new hangar and harbours coming to Nunavut

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 6:00am
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Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau says the new hangar will allow multiple agencies operating in the North to better coordinate their efforts when responding to marine safety and pollution incidents.

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RCMP launch recruitment program aimed at Nunavut Inuit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 5:00am
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The Mounties in Nunavut have partnered with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation, a branch of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., on a mission to recruit Inuit to the RCMP.

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Hiawatha First Nation members block access to site where gas station being built on wetland

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2019 - 4:00am
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A checkpoint has been set up on the road leading into an Ontario First Nation to block work on a new gas station that opponents say is situated on a wetland.

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Indigenous B.C. man denied place on liver transplant list challenges alcohol abstinence rule

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 7:58pm
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The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and an Indigenous man are filing a complaint at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal challenging the legality of a policy that requires people to abstain from alcohol for six months in order to be eligible for a liver transplant.

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Anishinaabe gathering in Manitoba draws people from 3 provinces and U.S.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 6:51pm
Anishinaabe Gathering

Anishinaabe people from across their traditional territory have come together for a gathering in Erickson, Man., aimed at strengthening culture and building connections. For attendees, it's an opportunity to hear the language and meet people from the different regions.

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Feds taking cautious approach in latest Oka conflict to avoid 'highly explosive situation'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
Serge Simon

The federal Liberals are treading carefully in how they respond to heated rhetoric over the current conflict in Oka with Quebec and Indigenous votes at stake.

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First Nations elder searches for priceless cultural items stolen from truck in Saskatoon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 3:52pm
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Elder Peter Nippi doubts the thief who stole his ceremonial pipe even knew what they were stealing.

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Thunder Bay AETS receives nearly $17M funding for 10 years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 3:50pm
AETS

The federal government has pledged nearly $17M over the next decade to Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AET), as a way to help members of their partnering First Nation communities "work toward closing the employment, earning and skills gaps between First Nations and non-Indigenous people."

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Federal government apologizes to Baffin Inuit for sled dog killings, forced relocations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 2:59pm
Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett gave a wide-ranging apology to Inuit of Baffin Island in Iqaluit on Wednesday.

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'We were wronged': Class action says Sask. should have sought compensation for kids harmed in foster care

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 2:40pm
Cori Pederson foster care class action suit

A woman from Muskoday First Nation says a class action lawsuit against the province is the only avenue she has to seek acknowledgement that the government and social services wronged her in the way they handled abuses she suffered while in foster care.

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