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Damning report says Trudeau violated ethics act during SNC-Lavalin affair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 11:15am
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by trying to influence then-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to overrule a decision to not grant a deferred prosecution agreement to Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion has found.

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Ottawa will not commit to federal assessment of Northern Pulp plan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Catherine McKenna P.E.I.

There have been calls from fishermen and First Nations in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and New Brunswick for a federal assessment on Northern Pulp’s plan to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.

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New P.E.I. national park reserve proposed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 8:53am
mckenna PEI

The government of Canada is looking at setting up another national park reserve on P.E.I.'s North Shore.

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Experts and advocates skeptical pot conviction pardons will benefit northerners

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 7:30am
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Experts, lawyers and advocates say few Canadians will benefit or be eligible for the government's fast-tracked cannabis record suspensions.

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'It's time' for major reform in N.W.T.'s school system, says education minister

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 6:00am
Caroline Cochrane

The education system in the Northwest Territories is failing students and is in desperate need of reform, but it will need to wait until after this fall’s election, says Education Minister Caroline Cochrane.

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How a Western University student from Six Nations is adding an Indigenous voice to a sociology text

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 4:00am
Kristen Longdo

A sociology textbook used by first- and second-year university students across the country is getting an update to include Indigenous perspectives and knowledge, thanks to a Western University student.

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Kanesatake's 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada's Specific Claims Policy

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 4:00am
Serge Simon

Solving the land dispute has been of the highest importance to the Mohawk community, but it hasn’t been an easy process between federal bureaucracy, confidentiality clauses and ongoing development in the area.

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Needle-vending machines are part of the response to STI outbreaks in Saskatchewan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2019 - 4:00am
Sask. Health Authority peer support worker Malcolm McNeil

Drug users who have long sought to keep others safe by voluntarily distributing clean needles are now getting paid for their work in North Battleford, Sask., where public health workers are responding to recent outbreaks of HIV and syphilis. 

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Officers' Square project to undergo archeological assessment

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 6:13pm
trees

Efforts to revitalize Officers’ Square in downtown Fredericton took another twist this week with the announcement that First Nations will be consulted and a third party will do an archeological impact assessment.

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Mother-daughter duo start rugby training for Indigenous kids

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 3:17pm
Iroquois Roots Rugby Final Practice

Iroquois Roots Rugby, co-founded by a mother and daughter, is promoting rugby to Indigenous youth. They've been to seven communities across Ontario so far.

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$133K funding helps KI First Nation produce digital documentary series

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 3:02pm
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A funding of $133,886 for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (KI) will help the First Nation produce a digital documentary series, focusing on the impact climate change has had on their remote, northern community.

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Feds, province to fund long-term care home, high-speed internet in Eskasoni

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 1:37pm
Announcement

A new long-term care home and high-speed internet access for 1,200 businesses and households were announced on Tuesday in Eskasoni, N.S. The projects will help the First Nations community thrive, says the federal minister for rural economic development.

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Nunavik's new addictions centre will focus on treating the whole family

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 11:06am
Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre

The Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre is breaking ground on a new addictions treatment centre in Nunavik this month.  

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Edward Sangris wins 4th term as chief of Detah

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 9:56am
Edward Sangris

Edward Sangris has won a fourth term as chief of Detah, according to preliminary results released by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.

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Homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., to remain open until August 18

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 8:05am
Knox United Church

The homeless shelter in Kenora will remain open for another week because of concerns for its most-vulnerable patrons, the social services board in the northwestern Ontario city said Monday.

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Canadian post-secondary school reps focus on reconciliation in Yukon gathering

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Perspectives on Reconciliation

Representatives from 31 post-secondary schools across Canada are meeting in Yukon this month to talk about ways to advance reconciliation with Indigenous people.

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Manitoba Métis Federation's new two-spirit local starts up in Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2019 - 5:00am
Nicki Ferland

The Manitoba Métis Federation now has an organization to represent its 2SLGBTQ citizens, after its new Two-Spirit Michif local held its first official meeting in Winnipeg last week.

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'Unstoppable' Saskatchewan boy throws first pitch at Blue Jays game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 10:51pm
Taron Kaiswatum

Taron Kaiswatum, 10, of the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, was chosen for his passion and enthusiasm for the game.

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Indigenous creative arts centre and office relocation happening with influx of federal cash

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 8:05pm
Churches

First Light — formerly the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre — is receiving more than $3 million from the federal government to move its headquarters and establish an Indigenous creative arts and performance centre. 

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New plaque celebrates Mi'kmaq-Acadian alliance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
French-Mi'kmaq Plaque

A plaque was unveiled at Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site to celebrate the centuries-old alliance between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians of P.E.I.

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