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N.W.T. group holding ceremony to honour children who died at residential school

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 10:54am
Stephen Kakfwi

Stephen Kakfwi remembers how terrifying and lonely residential school was. So when he learned members of his family are buried at the former Sacred Heart Mission school, he made it a point to start visiting them.

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Judge awards rare advance costs to Beaver Lake Cree Nation in land rights case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 8:00am
Beaver Lake Cree Nation

An Alberta judge has ordered the provincial and federal governments to pay advance legal costs in an action brought by a First Nation fighting for control over its traditional land.

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'It's a genocide': People of Pabineau First Nation urge more be done for MMIWG

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 7:30am
Shelley Francis

The vigil, the first of several in the north of the province, aims to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a 'safe place'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Pelican Falls High School ball field

Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and grant from, the Toronto Blue Jays.

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N.W.T. voted for change, soon MLAs will decide what that looks like

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Legislative Assembly N.W.T.

For the second straight election, voters in the Northwest Territories have signalled they’re ready for change. Soon, the work will begin to actually implement that. 

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New Montreal exhibit celebrates Inuit art, portraits of everyday life in Labrador

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 6:00am
Karine Gaucher

The gallery exhibition at La Guilde on Sherbrooke Street West has brought together 25 artists originally from Nunatsiavut — the Inuit region of Labrador — to showcase their diverse art as an ode to the area.

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N.L. apology for residential schools getting closer nearly 2 years after promise

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 3, 2019 - 4:30am
Todd Russell

Next month will mark two years since Premier Dwight Ball promised the province would apologize for its role in Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools.

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François Legault's apology to Quebec's Indigenous Peoples, word for word

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 1:28pm
Que Indigenous Apology 20191002

Here is a full transcript of the Quebec's premier's apology to Quebec's Indigenous Peoples. It was the first of 142 recommendations in a report released earlier this week.

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Juno Awards rejig Indigenous category to focus on artists instead of albums

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 12:40pm
Jeremy Dutcher Junos 2019

Juno Awards organizers are shaking up the Indigenous music category in hopes of putting a bigger spotlight on the artists.

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'This word is our N-word': Indigenous teacher asks Urban Planet to drop racial slur

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 12:10pm
Douglas Stewart

An Indigenous educator is asking clothing franchise Urban Planet to remove its line of T-shirts that feature the word “savage.”

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Francis Kavanaugh re-elected to 3rd term as grand chief of Grand Council Treaty 3

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 11:12am
Francis Kavanaugh

The First Nations in Treaty 3 territory in northwestern Ontario and Manitoba have re-elected Francis Kavanaugh to serve another term as ogichidaa or grand chief.

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Quebec has 'failed in its duty to you,' Premier François Legault tells Indigenous Peoples

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 9:49am
Que Indigenous Apology 20191002

Premier François Legault has apologized for how Quebec has treated Indigenous Peoples, following through on the first of 142 recommendations in a damning report that concluded they are subject to "systemic discrimination."

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'An incredibly strong voice': Yukon First Nations urged to vote in federal election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Peter Johnston and Kluane Adamek

The Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region and the Council of Yukon First Nation launched a campaign to encourage citizens to cast their ballot in the Oct. 21 federal election. 

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Mount Allison unveils 'powerful' artwork to commemorate MMIWG

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 5:00am
MMIWG Art Pauline Young

A stirring work of art was unveiled Tuesday evening at Mount Allison University to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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Charting progress on Indigenous content in school curricula

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 4:00am
classroom

Some provinces and territories have made strides in including Indigenous knowledge and history in school curricula but in others, teachers say they're left to push forward on their own.

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The finalists for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 2, 2019 - 4:00am
Governor General's Literary Award poetry finalists

The 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards will be awarded to books in seven English-language categories, each featuring five finalists. The winners will be announced on Oct. 29, 2019.

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N.W.T. communities elect 8 new MLAs to 19th Assembly

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Frieda Martselos election hug

In the N.W.T. communities outside of the capital, only one incumbent fighting for their seat managed re-election in the 19th Legislative Assembly.

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Latest Update: Hong Kong Protest for Democracy

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - October 1, 2019 - 6:43pm

International Issues: Hong Kong Protest for Democracy (September 28, 2019)

Protest for Democracy in Hong Kong

Protest for Democracy in Hong Kong

 

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Quebec report overlooks Indigenous women's safety, advocates say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 5:27pm
Viens

A new report that found Indigenous people face systemic discrimination in public services in Quebec doesn’t do enough to address the allegations of police abuse that led to the commission in the first place, an advocate says. 

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First Nation ignored mould complaints, says Teslin couple

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 5:25pm
John Peters Jr. and Whitney Horne

John Peters Jr. and Whitney Horne suspect the mould in their Teslin, Yukon, home made them sick and say their landlord — the Teslin Tlingit Council — long ignored their complaints.

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