Electric heat pumps bring cleaner, cheaper power to Heiltsuk Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 1:01pm

Heat pumps installed in homes near Bella Bella, B.C., are saving members of the Heiltsuk Nation thousands of dollars on their heating bills each year, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and improving their health, a band councillor says.

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Aurora College grads on 'bittersweet' celebrations amid pandemic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 9:44am
Gloria Gaudet

Aurora College's 2020 class might not be able to have a proper graduation ceremony, but graduations are mark the accomplishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic and gathering restrictions.

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Remembering Eddie Dillon, Inuvialuit leader from Tuktoyaktuk

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 7:00am
eddie dillon

Inuvialuit are mourning the loss of a long-time leader and community builder, Eddie Dillon. His death was announced on the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation's website Monday.

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First Nations should include provisions for emergencies in election codes, experts say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 7:00am
Floyd Bertrand

Experts are saying that First Nations across Canada should consider amending their election codes to put in measures that would allow an election to be postponed in case of an emergency. 

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Manitoba First Nations share what back-to-school could look like next fall

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 6:00am
Shutterstock - Huge file

It's not likely schools on Manitoba First Nations will reopen before the fall, but a number of communities are proactively planning what back-to-school might look like in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lessons from H1N1 flu in 2009 helped Quebec Cree communities prepare for COVID-19

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Darlene Kitty

In 2009, the H1N1 flu virus hit Kitty's home community of Chisasibi hard — hospitalizing people at a rate 33 times higher than in the rest of Quebec. 

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B.C. moves to 'safe supply' as overdose deaths spike during COVID-19 pandemic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Melissa Steinhauer

Just a few weeks ago Melissa Steinhauer's treatment options expanded and she was able to get on B.C.'s new "safe supply" program, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Historic Winnipeg BMO building to become future home of Métis Nation Heritage Centre

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2020 - 12:06am
Winnipeg Portage and Main intersection

The Manitoba Metis Federation has struck a deal to buy the historic Bank of Montreal building in downtown Winnipeg to ring in the province's 150th birthday.

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Edmonton artist creates online show to teach children about Indigenous culture

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 9:30pm
Lance Cardinal

Artist Lance Cardinal has created an online kid's show to teach kids Cree and the history of some Indigenous communities in Canada.

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Vuntut Gwitchin eases some travel restrictions to Old Crow

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 8:06pm
Dana Tizya-Tramm

The fly-in community of Old Crow, Yukon, has eased COVID-19-related travel restrictions into the community — meaning, people can now go there again without explicit permission from the First Nation.

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Wet'suwet'en elected chiefs call for minister's resignation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Indigenous Bennett

Elected Wet'suwet'en chiefs are asking for the immediate resignation of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett over an agreement between Ottawa, B.C. and hereditary chiefs, which they claim was drafted without their consent.

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Northern Sask. leaders ask for clarity in letter to chief medical health officer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 4:38pm
Green Lake checkpoint April 30 2020

Rick Laliberte has written to Saskatchewan's chief medical health officer on behalf of the communities along and near Highway 155 in northwestern Saskatchewan.

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Advocate says pandemic highlights structural racism in Saskatchewan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 4:16pm
la loche security checkpoint

The COVID-19 outbreak in Saskatchewan’s north, the rise in reports of domestic violence and the vulnerability of the incarcerated all have something in common, says an advocate for social justice.

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'Mumble punk' musician Jesse Jams' survival story featured in new documentary

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 12:16pm
Jesse Jams Edmonton

For Jesse Jams, punk music is powerful armour.

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Fort Resolution school offers students drive-in internet

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 9:00am
Deninu School

Most of the Deninu School's students have limited or no access to the internet, but the Fort Resolution, N.W.T. school has a plan for that.

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Checkpoint confusion causing stress for some northern leaders, residents

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 8:00am
Francis Iron

Francis Iron of the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation, said there's confusion around exemptions, and some officers at the checkpoint in his community, located on Highway 903, have been unprofessional and rude.

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Nisga'a Treaty trailblazers reflect on agreement 20 years after it went into effect

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2020 - 7:00am
Nisgaa treaty

Twenty years ago, history was made when the Nisga’a Treaty came into effect on May 11, 2000. It was the first modern-day treaty signed in B.C., and set a new path in Canada — incorporating inherent self-government written directly into the treaty.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tegan and Sara, Colm Feore and more share their lockdown media picks

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 10, 2020 - 11:24pm

Checkup assembled an all-star roster of Canadian artists to share the albums, movies, TV shows and books that are helping them get through the weeks and months of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Indigenous communities return to land to ensure adequate food supply during COVID-19 pandemic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 10, 2020 - 2:53pm
Wild rice harvesting

First Nations leaders who have called on their communities to return to the land to find food during the COVID-19 pandemic are also seeing people reconnect with their traditions.

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Violence against Indigenous women during COVID-19 sparks calls for MMIWG plan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 10, 2020 - 9:16am
domestic abuse

As reports of domestic violence against Indigenous women go up during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates are concerned about whether the promised June delivery of a national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women will be delayed.

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