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What you should know about the Peace and Friendship Treaties

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 2:45pm
Naiomi Metallic

Oct. 1 is Treaty Day. But what are the Peace and Friendship Treaties, and what do they mean to us?

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Chief says new Saskatoon urban reserve meant to 'break that damn cycle of the residential school'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 2:37pm
Chief Evan B.G. Taypotat of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation

City councillors unanimously backed an agreement that sets the stage for the Kahkewistahaw First Nation to develop 16 hectares in the city's Hampton Village Business Park.

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New documentary profiles renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 11:05am
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Haida artist Robert Davidson is the subject of the new documentary, Haida Modern, directed by Charles Wilkinson.

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3D technology recreates ceremonial pieces for Tlingit communities 

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 10:15am
Old hat and new hat

A team with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History used a computer-controlled milling machine to replicate the sculpin red cedar hat, which has been in the museum's collection for more than 135 years.

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'Understanding trauma': Program shows doctors the biases Indigenous women experience

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 8:42am
Dr. Naana Jumah

An online training program is aiming to educate health-care professionals about biases Indigenous women may experience as highlighted by allegations of recent coerced sterilizations.

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Ontario chief human rights commissioner wants 'meaningful conversations' around Kenora shelter

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Renu Mandhane

Ontario's chief human rights commissioner says she wants to see more discussion and collaboration in Kenora, Ont., around the operation of the local homeless shelter and the provision of other social services.

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Cree community discusses dream of higher education options at home

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 6:30am
Cree graduates from University of Victoria

Two days of discussions about how to meet some of the higher education needs of the Quebec Cree Nation locally are happening this week in Chisasibi. The main idea on the table is the creation of what's being called Chiiyaaniu College — meaning 'our college.'

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Fort Simpson does away with colonial school names

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Liidlii Kue High School

Education officials announced that Bompas Hall Elementary School and Thomas Simpson High School had been renamed to Liidlii Kue Elementary and Liidlii Kue Regional High School.

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Majority of clients using Winnipeg safe space are young Indigenous men and boys

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Tina's Safe Haven

The majority of clients looking for a bed at Tina's Safe Haven, a shelter for youth created in honour of Tina Fontaine, are Indigenous men and boys.

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Self-defence argument challenged during appeal in shooting death of Indigenous man

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 9:19pm
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The prosecutor appealing the not guilty verdict for a Hamilton-area homeowner with military training says he was essentially cast as a "reasonable reservist" rather than a reasonable person during the trial where he was acquitted of killing an unarmed Indigenous man.

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'It means a lot to me': First Nations artist calls for return of stolen totem pole hand to MMFA

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Charles Joseph artist

Charles Joseph, a Kwakiutl artist from Canada's West Coast and a residential school survivor, says the totem pole erected outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts tells an important story. 

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Latest Update: Student Climate Strike

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - September 30, 2019 - 6:39pm

Environment: Student Climate Strike and March (September 27, 2019)

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Climate Strike and March - Edmonton - September 27, 2019

Climate Strike and March - Edmonton - September 27, 2019

Climate Strike and March - Edmonton - September 27, 2019

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Viens report lacks apology from Quebec police for treatment of Indigenous women, says community leader

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 6:31pm
Edith Cloutier

The Viens report says its time for Quebec to apologize for anti-Indigenous discrimination. But Édith Cloutier says that inquiry was prompted by women complaining about abuse by police — and those women are still living in fear.

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Remembering children who died at residential schools

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 5:02pm
Tammy Cote

Indigenous children who died while attending residential schools were honoured at a special ceremony Monday hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and APTN at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

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Arson suspected after sacred lodge burnt in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 3:20pm
Lodge burn

A First Nation community near London, Ont. is reeling after its Midewiwin Lodge was found charred and some people in the community say the fire was deliberately set.

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Christine Genier named host of CBC Yukon's morning radio program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Christine Genier

'It absolutely excites me to be able to moderate the conversation here,' said Christine Genier, who takes over as host of CBC Yukon's morning radio program next month.

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How a Sixties Scoop survivor told her daughter what 'back to school' means to her

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 7:00am
Noela Crowe-Salazar and daughter Alex

Noela Crowe-Salazar wants her teenage daughter to know that "back to school" for their family means so much more than loading up on school supplies and trying out for a sports teams. It's about relishing that you get to leave school for home in the first place.

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St. John's skaters ride The Rooms

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 6:30am
Jaimie Isaac

The Boarder X exhibit has officially stomped its landing in The Rooms, starting off with a full weekend of skateboarding, music and food — and a custom-built halfpipe for anyone to skate.

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Sudbury schools honour Indigenous children who attended residential schools

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 6:00am
Orange Shirt Day

Every September 30th, schools across Canada remember and honour the Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools. 

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Crown appeals for new trial for man acquitted in shooting death of Indigenous man

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 30, 2019 - 4:00am
Khill Trial 20180612

Peter Khill was found not guilty following a 12-day trial in Hamilton Superior Court last year, but the Crown has asked for the acquittal to be set aside and for a new trial to be held.

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