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Watch tonight's federal leaders debate in 3 Indigenous languages

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 1:28pm
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Voters will be able to watch the federal party leaders debates this week with live translation into several Indigenous languages.

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Six Nations and Hamilton library partnership expands borrowing for both communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 12:03pm
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That means Six Nations residents can now take advantage of space, information and material at Hamilton Public Library locations, and people in Hamilton will be able access the same benefits at the Six Nations Public Library.

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First Nations vote unlikely to hit levels seen in 2015 election, say experts

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 10:01am
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The Indigenous vote might not turn out at the polls later this month in the high numbers seen at the end of the 2015 federal election, some observers say.

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Tories promising free admission to Canada's national museums

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 9:26am
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The Conservatives are promising to give Canadians free admission to the country's national museums if they form government this election.

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ITK sets new standard for written Inuktut, combining 9 scripts into 1

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 7, 2019 - 6:00am
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Canada's national Inuit organization recently decided on a standard way to write their language that could be understood from Inuvik in the Northwest Territories to Nain in Labrador. It replaces a patchwork of nine different, often mutually unintelligible scripts.

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Trudeau won't remove Liberal candidate for racist, sexist social media posts

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 6, 2019 - 2:56pm
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says comments made by a Liberal candidate in Nova Scotia in old social media posts are unacceptable, but that he is not removing him as a candidate.

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Stephenville march held supporting murdered woman's family after killer paroled

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 6, 2019 - 1:35pm
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Hundreds line streets for protest of parolee returning to Stephenville area.

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Keepers of the Language: 'If you don't use it, you lose it,' says Tlicho host

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 6, 2019 - 8:00am
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Cecilia Boyd, host of CBC's Tlicho-language program, almost lost her language after residential school. She was able to relearn it with the help of family.

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'Gut punch' of crashing bird populations no surprise for retired Yellowknife biologist

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 6, 2019 - 5:00am
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There has been a dramatic decline of birds across North America since 1970. The largest loss is 3.2 billion migratory songbirds, many of which travel to the North to nest and raise their young. 

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Activists create mural at Trans Mountain pipeline terminus in Burnaby, B.C.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 9:23pm
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Dozens of people painted the road leading into the Westridge Marine Terminal with orcas and slogans to protest of the planned expansion of the pipeline.

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Future pilots set sights sky-high at Girls in Aviation Day

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 7:08pm
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Teara Fraser still remembers the first time she got in the cockpit of a plane and took off flying. And on Saturday, the founder of Iskwew Air helped inspire the next generation of women pilots in Manitoba at the fifth annual Girls in Aviation Day.

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Latest Update: Sisters in Spirit Vigil

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Indigenous & Women: Sisters in Spirit Vigil (October 4, 2019)

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Singh targets Liberal record on Indigenous issues as government appeals human rights ruling

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 2:18pm
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh attacked the Liberals' record on Indigenous issues, saying the government's decision to appeal the latest ruling on compensation for Indigenous children demonstrates the kind of inaction that can be expected if they're re-elected. 

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May commits to process for First Nations to opt out of Indian Act

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 2:06pm
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The Green party is promising a framework for Indigenous communities to opt out of the Indian Act as part of its strategy for reconciliation.

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Stoney Nakoda word collection helps preserve language for future generations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 7:00am
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Stoney Nakoda elders are recordings words and spellings from their native language, which will be used by future generations of the First Nation, keeping the language alive.

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Bishop's University to transform heritage building into Indigenous gathering space

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 6:00am
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The 127-year-old Divinity House has been vacant and at risk of demolition since 2014 due to structural problems. Now it's slated to become a gathering space and resource centre for Indigenous students.

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Trans Mountain pipeline: Why some First Nations want to stop it — and others want to own it

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 5:00am
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Since the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan, a number of First Nations groups have opposed it — but several others are jockeying to operate it themselves.

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Scheer's relationship with Indigenous people is being tested in this election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 5, 2019 - 4:00am
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he is committed to building an open and positive relationship with Indigenous people as prime minister, but some First Nation leaders say he has done little as an MP to build ties with reserves in his own riding of Regina—Qu'Appelle.

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Latest Update: AUPE Protests Bill 9

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - October 4, 2019 - 3:28pm

Labour: AUPE Protests Bill 9 (October 3, 2019)

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School board hires police to patrol Saunders Secondary after racial tensions flare

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
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The Thames Valley District School Board will hire a police officer to patrol Saunders Secondary School next week after Indigenous students reported being taunted by others at the school this week.

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