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Urban Planet responds to request for removal of racial slur

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 2:21pm
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Clothing retailer Urban Planet has sent an apology to the Indigenous teacher in Moncton who requested the word "savage" be removed from the company's clothing.

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Yalitza Aparicio named UNESCO goodwill ambassador for Indigenous Peoples

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 2:04pm
Oscar Nominations - Actress

The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO has appointed Yalitza Aparicio, Oscar nominee for Roma, as its goodwill ambassador for Indigenous Peoples.

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On day to honour MMIWG, Indigenous women reflect on national inquiry, Viens Commission

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 1:52pm
Rebecca Belmore

Indigenous Women, Embodiment and Sovereignty is a two-day symposium happening Friday and Saturday at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal.

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Bearing witness: Artist turns gathered objects into monument to residential school survivors

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 1:51pm
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Carey Newman and his team visited about 80 communities and spoke with more than 10,000 people, to collect stories and items for "The Witness Blanket".

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Hundreds march in Pictou Landing in support of Northern Pulp deadline

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 1:19pm
Pictou Landing Walk Together March

More than 300 people marched through Pictou Landing First Nation today, wearing red T-shirts, encouraging the provincial government to honour the closure deadline for Northern Pulp.

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Trudeau government seeks judicial review in decision to compensate First Nations kids

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 12:43pm
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The Liberal government has filed an application with the Federal Court to seek a judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's decision on First Nation child welfare.

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Supreme Court rules in favour of man arrested protesting 2009 Six Nations blockade

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 12:04pm
Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court has backed a lower court ruling saying police acted improperly in the arrest of a man near Six Nations during a land rights blockade.

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Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing and murdered women and girls

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 12:02pm
Laura Winters

A vigil, including a community dinner, was held in St. John's Friday to honour missing and murdered women and girls, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

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'I'm not alone in this battle': Sisters in Spirit Vigil expected to draw hundreds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 8:00am
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People in Edmonton are expected to join thousands across Canada in a vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Friday.

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A potent symbol of First Nations rights sat for years in DFO storage, but now it's home

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 4:00am
Donald Marshall Jr. nets returned

Twenty years after the Supreme Court's landmark decision on Mi'kmaw fishing rights, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has returned Donald Marshall Jr.’s nets to his home community of Membertou First Nation on Cape Breton Island.

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Police search for 2 young sisters missing in Surrey

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 4, 2019 - 1:54am
Shauntae and Nikita Joseph

Shauntae Joseph, 10, and Nikita Joseph, 13, were last seen at 8 a.m. in the 6400 block of 121 Street. Their family and police are concerned about their health and well-being.

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UNBC announces free tuition for Lheidli T'enneh students

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 9:13pm
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The University of Northern British Columbia and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation hope a new partnership will help break down barriers for Lheidli T'enneh students.

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Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce swears in first Indigenous chairwoman

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 8:26pm
Jessica Dumas

Jessica Dumas says the role is 'an opportunity to bring awareness and understanding' to both the business and Indigenous communities.

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Indigenous fishermen haul lobster out of season amid rising tensions in Nova Scotia

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 8:09pm
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A group of Indigenous fishermen hauled traps brimming with lobster from waters off Digby, N.S., on Thursday to make a statement about their treaty rights amid escalating tensions with commercial fishermen. The event came two weeks before the opening of the lucrative commercial lobster fishery in southwest Nova Scotia.

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Nunatsiavut, province meet over Labrador ferry dispute

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 6:05pm
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As the Kamutik W remains stranded — and along with it, its cargo and crew — in Rigolet, the province and the Inuit government try to find solutions to delays on the north coast ferry route.

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'Auspicious day' as Vuntut Gwitchin rejoins Council of Yukon First Nations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 4:21pm
Dana Tizya-Tramm, Peter Johnston

A decade after parting ways, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) are giving things another go. The First Nation has rejoined the umbrella organization, as an associate member.

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28 hectares transferred from Shell Canada to Aamjiwnaang First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 2:47pm
Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre

Shell Canada is transferring 28 hectares of land to the Aamjiwnaang First Nation near Sarnia, Ont. 

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'Revictimized' residential school survivors can sue disgraced lawyer in class-action

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 2:21pm
David Blott

A Calgary judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against a disgraced former lawyer who was found to have revictimized thousands of residential school survivors.

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Scheer says he'd seek 'judicial review' of First Nation child welfare compensation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 1:01pm
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today called for a "judicial review" of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision to compensate First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system.

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Chief Ava Hill of Six Nations on the federal election, her legacy and more

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 11:45am
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In the upcoming federal election, in some communities, the Indigenous vote counts the most. CBC Hamilton and CBC Kitchener-Waterloo spoke with Six Nations of the Grand River Chief, Ava Hill about how the community is feeling in this election, her legacy and more.

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