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A troubled past and attacks from opponents have not deterred Manitoba NDP leader

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 6:04pm
Budget Kinew

Wab Kinew has stayed on as Opposition leader despite previous criminal charges and revelations in the media and in attack ads by the governing Progressive Conservatives about homophobic and misogynistic rap lyrics and social media posts.

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The war within: Wilson-Raybould's last days as a Liberal minister

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knew his relationship with former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was problematic long before his government was crippled by her allegations against him during the SNC-Lavalin affair.

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New youth outreach program coming to Kenora, Ont. as province announces new mental health and addictions money

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kenora Chiefs Advisory

There will be a new youth outreach workers (YOW) program coming to Kenora, Ont. in the near future, as the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) received new funding from the provincial government to implement the initiative.

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Yukon First Nation harnesses power of social media to teach local language

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Moosehide

With only two fluent Hän language speakers in Dawson City, a new video project aims to break down barriers to the language — one word at a time.

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On-the-land camp at Ivvavik National Park connects Inuvialuit teens to culture

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 11, 2019 - 7:00am
Cassidy Lennie-Ipana interviewing Renie Arey

A camp hosted by the Inuvialuit Living History Project in a remote part of Ivvavik National Park is helping connect youth to their culture.

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'I belong up here': Sask. man makes bucket list trip to N.W.T.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Alec Beavereye with Lawrence Nayally and Marlene Grooms

Alec Beavereye grew up in Uranium City, Sask. hearing stories of the North — now he can finally cross it off his list.

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Government skipped methylmercury deadline then offered 'hush money' says Nunatsiavut president

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 11, 2019 - 5:55am
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Premier Dwight Ball said it was always government's intention to hit the deadline and that data shows the methylmercury risk isn't as great as once thought.

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Hiawatha First Nation boy to play on Team Canada in youth super bowl

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Nate Thomson

An Anishinaabe boy from a small Ontario First Nation will compete in a youth football tournament in Florida this December. 

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Innovative building draws on Indigenous knowledge for design and materials

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Muskrat hut

It's called a muskrat hut and the people behind it hope it can help alleviate some problems on First Nations and beyond.

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RCMP-led Indigenous youth camp hopes to improve First Nation and Métis representation within the force

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
RCMP Soaring Eagles Indigenous Youth Camp 2019

The RCMP doesn’t reflect all of the communities it serves yet, but Sgt. Kim Mueller is trying to change that.

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Yukon First Nation celebrates launch of new Tlingit dugout canoe

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Wayne Price and Violet Gatensby

It took 80 days, but a 450-year-old cedar log has been transformed into a 10-metre traditional Tlingit dugout canoe. The canoe was recently revealed in a ceremony.

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Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 9:00am
Merle and Bella

Nine year-old Bella Morrisseau Whiskeyjack hasn't hit double digits yet, but she can soon call herself an award winning, published author and a UNESCO child ambassador.

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Forrest Eaglespeaker's The North Sound tells a story of change

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 8:00am
forrest eaglespeaker

The North Sound's Forrest Eaglespeaker sits down (on top of a building, in the rain) with CBC Saskatchewan to play music and talk about loss, love, life and how storytelling through songs makes everything better.

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Coming of age: N.W.T. elders host gender-inclusive rite of passage camp

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Ari Cardinal Lennie

A special rite of passage camp was held for LGBTQ, two-spirited and gender-fluid youth last weekend near Fort Providence. The coming-of-age ceremony broke the norm and sparked conversations what it means to transition into adulthood without enforcing traditional gender roles.

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Cambridge Bay to build tiny homes with northern spin

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 10, 2019 - 5:00am
Cambridge Bay tiny homes

The homes will serve as transitional homes for whoever needs them — the idea is they could be starter homes for young people. 

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Walkers travel the length of Red River to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 11:25pm
water walkers

A group of women and men are walking along the Red River, from its headwaters in Minnesota to the mouth at Lake Winnipeg, in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

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Liberals launch next phase of engagement with Indigenous groups over Trans Mountain pipeline

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 7:06pm
KINDER MORGAN Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The federal government has launched a new phase of engagement with Indigenous groups on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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Former N.S. Native Women's Association president files human rights complaints over Googoo investigation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 5:16pm
Cheryl Maloney

Cheryl Maloney says the Tripartite Forum failed to find solutions or protections for Mi'kmaq women after a 2018 report found that Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo engaged in "direct discrimination" against her and other women.

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Round dance on Trans-Canada Highway aims to raise Indigenous election issues

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 3:19pm
Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand chief Jerry Daniels.

A round dance will slow traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Manitoba-Ontario border on Friday, with the goal of informing drivers about Indigenous issues during the provincial election.

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Membertou First Nation connects with Pride Cape Breton on deeper level

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 3:17pm
Membertou pride

As Pride Cape Breton winds down, some people on the Membertou First Nation say the community's large presence in the festivities is a natural fit.

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