Fire at Kingsclear First Nation displaces 10, including pregnant woman

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 11:27am
Fire in Kingsclear First Nation

An early-morning fire that destroyed a duplex in the First Nation community of Kingsclear, west of Fredericton, sent one man to hospital for smoke inhalation Friday and displaced nine other people, says the Canadian Red Cross.

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7th person charged in killing of Tiki Laverdiere, Canada-wide arrest warrant issued

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 10:50am
Nikita Cook

A seventh person has been charged in the killing of 25-year-old Tiki Laverdiere, according to an RCMP news release.

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'He's taught me so much': Winnipeggers raise funds for homeless artist's funeral

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 6:00am
Daniel James Martin

Dozens of people are contributing to an online fundraiser for an artist who died in July so friends and fans can pay their respects.

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Cannabis partnership with Mi'kmaw investment ready to turn over a new leaf

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 5:00am
Atlanticann worker

An official with a cannabis company in Lower Sackville, N.S., whose ownership is majority owned by Nova Scotia's 13 Mi'kmaw communities says the company is close to taking its product to market.

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The sexual assault charges against Quebec police officers weren't publicized. Women's groups wonder why

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 4:00am
Quebec Native Women Viviane Michel

When two police officers were recently charged with sexual assault, Quebec’s police oversight body didn’t take any steps to inform the public. Women’s groups say that is a sign of a troubling double standard.

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Benefits agreement asks First Nation to discourage members from hindering B.C. pipeline project

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 4:00am
Worksite for Coastal GasLink pipeline

Community members and legal experts are concerned about provisions in benefit agreements between First Nations and companies that ask leadership to dissuade their community members from speaking out against the project.

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Hear Indigenous language speakers from around the globe through Google Earth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 9, 2019 - 4:00am
Dolores Greyeyes Sand

Users of Google Earth will now be able to hear over 50 Indigenous language speakers from across the globe saying words and simple phrases and even singing traditional songs.

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Hannah Tooktoo returns to hero's welcome after 8-week bicycle journey for suicide prevention

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 6:16pm
Hannah Tooktoo

Dozens of supporters welcomed Hannah Tooktoo back to Montreal on Thursday afternoon after the 24-year-old Inuk student spent the past two months biking across Canada to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

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Tsuut'ina police want equal treatment, more money from Ottawa and province

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 4:29pm
Keith Blake Tsuut'ina

The Tsuut'ina Nation Police Service says money from the provincial and federal governments doesn't come close to addressing the nation's policing needs.

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First Nations assembly wants Fraser River salmon fishing stopped due to landslide

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 4:16pm

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to prohibit all marine and recreational Fraser River salmon fishing due to the Big Bar landslide near Lillooet.

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Oka resolutions have no impact on Kanesatake, says Mohawk community's grand chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 1:58pm

Kanesatake's grand chief says three resolutions passed by the municipal council in neighbouring Oka, Que., for a slew of requests to the federal and provincial governments regarding the Mohawk community will have "little to no impact."

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Pleasant Hill residents vent to Saskatoon mayor about '3rd-world' conditions, call for action on unsafe homes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 7:00am
boarded up home on Avenue V S

"Our community is bombarded with boarded-up houses, violence, and habitual criminal and gang activity," says the area's community association.

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Northerners remember René Fumoleau's love and dedication to the Dene

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 6:00am
Rene Fumoleau

Fumoleau, originally from France, was a priest, photographer and writer, who spent most of his life in the Northwest Territories. He died on Tuesday at the age of 93. 

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Judge ignored Gladue report while giving Nunavik man an open-ended sentence, appeals court rules

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 5:00am
Quebec Court of Appeal

A trial judge unfairly ignored an Inuk man's abusive and violent upbringing when slapping him with an indeterminate prison sentence for a string of sexual assaults, Quebec's Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Design contract for Nunavut long-term care facilities awarded

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 5:00am

Nunavut is moving closer to getting 156 new long-term care beds in the territory. The government has awarded a contract for the design and construction of three new facilities to ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design.

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Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation swears in its 1st female chief and a majority female council

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 8, 2019 - 4:00am
Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation Chief and Council

History was made at Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Saskatchewan last week as its first-ever female chief was sworn in, along with a six-member council, the majority of whom are women.

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Vancouver hearing room for residential school abuse claims officially closes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 11:04pm
Residential School Hearings Closed

A hearing room where adjudicators heard more than 500 claims of abuse in Canadian residential schools was officially closed Wednesday in Vancouver.

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling on century-old boundary dispute in Sauble Beach

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 5:27pm
Sauble Beach

An Ontario First Nation is seeking a court ruling to settle a boundary dispute with a municipal government over a stretch of beach that's a popular tourist destination in the Bruce Peninsula.

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'It's just hard': Paddle Prairie residents begin to rebuild after wildfire

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 5:00pm
Wanuch's house

Northern Alberta residents whose homes were destroyed by the Chuckegg Creek wildfire are beginning to rebuild.

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6th person charged in killing of Tiki Laverdiere in Sask.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 2:43pm
Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere

A sixth person has been charged in connection with the alleged murder of Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere, whose remains were found near North Battleford, Sask., in July. 

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