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Oka calls for moratorium on land transfer to Kanesatake

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 11:37am
oka

Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon said an RCMP presence is needed to restore law and order in Kanesatake.

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Committee 'deeply disturbed' by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 9:24am
Coerced Sterilization 20190806

The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada.

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Two Quebec police officers charged with sexual assault, a first for provincial watchdog

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 4:00am
Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes BEI Charles-Albanel Road arrest Jan 25 2017

For the first time since its creation three years ago, Quebec police officers have been charged following an investigation by the province’s independent police oversight body.

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Exhibition of First Nations headdresses explores issues of diversity and cultural appropriation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 4:00am
Kastowa

Historical and contemporary examples from several First Nations traditions are part of the Essence and Regalia exhibition at the Ashukan Cultural Space in Montreal.

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'I'm home': Brothers separated by Sixties Scoop reunite after 50 years apart

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 7, 2019 - 4:00am
brothers reunite sixties scoop

Nick Helliwell was two when he and his four-year-old brother Anthony Stonechild were separated and adopted into white families as part of the Sixties Scoop. On Tuesday, they saw each other for the first time in 50 years at the Regina International Airport.

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Time of essence as Fraser River slide blocks spawning salmon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 7:27pm
Spawning sockeye salmon Adams River B.C. 2018

Time is critical to find a solution to a massive obstruction in British Columbia's Fraser River as 90,000 salmon wait downstream and an estimated two million more sockeye are about to arrive, federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.

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Support group one of a kind in Regina for recovering meth addicts, say walk organizers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 7:07pm
Crystal Meth Awareness Walk

The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services held a community walk in Regina's North Central neighbourhood on Tuesday, to bring awareness and education to those in the area about the rising problem of crystal meth.

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Mi'kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 7:03pm
Hog Island P.E.I. as seen from Lennox Island Aug 15, 2018

The Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is holding information sessions to bring First Nation members up to speed as negotiations with the federal government over Hog Island continue.

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Onion Lake Cree Nation ordered again by judge to post financial statements

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 3:44pm
charmaine stick onion lake first nation

A Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge has ordered the Onion Lake Cree Nation to post its financial documents online.

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'I want people to know that Selkirk is a nice place to be': Massive new mural transforms friendship centre

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 1:37pm
selkirk mural

A massive new mural that displays sacred teachings and medicines has been created on the outside of the Selkirk Friendship Centre.

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RCMP find several items linked to B.C. homicide suspects on northern Manitoba shoreline

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 10:21am
Nelson River Gillam search B.C. manhunt fugitives

The Manitoba RCMP say they have found several items on a shoreline in northern Manitoba linked to B.C. homicide suspects Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky.

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Northern leaders to study possible road through Wood Buffalo National Park

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 9:00am
Fort Chipewyan Winter road

Some Indigenous organizations in northern Alberta want to build a road through Wood Buffalo National Park, and they’re creating a working group to see if that's possible.

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N.W.T. fisher says government is too controlling

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 8:00am
Inside Hay River's fish plant

Commercial fishers in the N.W.T. say the territorial government is reluctant to give them control of their industry and a new fish plant being built in Hay River.

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How pulling frozen mud 'Popsicles' from N.W.T. lakes can help make mining cleaner

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 7:30am
Freezing core i-Trax technology

Researchers are developing new technology to help mining companies do a better job at cleaning lakes in the North.

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$1.2-million price tag for wildfire evacuations of First Nations in Ontario over last five years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Parry Sound 33

According to numbers obtained from Indigenous Services Canada, the cost of evacuating First Nations as a result of wildfires has been over $1.2-million between 2013 and 2018. That number is not including the costs of evacuating Pikangikum First Nation two times and Keewaywin First Nation once this year.

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Indigenous woman connects with her roots through maple syrup business

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 5:00am
Jolene Laskey

Jolene Laskey runs Wabanaki Maple, a maple syrup operation on the edge of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, where she connects with her heritage while doing something for her community

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Peaceful pipeline protesters return to Burnaby Mountain on B.C. Day

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 6, 2019 - 12:10am
PIPELINE PROTEST BURNABY MOUNTAIN TMX AUG 5

Peaceful pipeline protesters returned to Burnaby Mountain on B.C. Day because they say the expansion received approval to begin some work a month ahead of schedule, without the approval of First Nations.

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'We have great hope': Increasing number of young people learning Indigenous languages in B.C.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 7:41pm
British Columbia Road Sign

Nearly all of the dozens of Indigenous languages in British Columbia are threatened with extinction but, according to a local First Nations organization, the tide is turning as more and more young people learn the languages.

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Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter to run for NDP nomination for Labrador

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 2:25pm
Beatrice Hunter in her kitchen.

"I don't mean to limit myself just to Muskrat Falls ... I want to be open to any Labradorian's concerns."

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8-10 years to fix Attawapiskat water problems, chief estimates

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 11:56am
Ignace Gull

Despite a state of emergency and a commitment from the federal government, the chief of Attawapiskat First Nation still thinks it will take eight to ten years to get the water problems solved in his community. It's been one month since the northern Ontario fly-in First Nation declared a state of emergency.

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