Cambridge Bay camp helps teens make new connections

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

Young people in the Nunavut community are spending a week on the land connecting with elders and each other, while also learning life skills and discussing issues like addictions, bullying and suicide prevention.

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Twin Flames hope to use music to revitalize Indigenous languages, storytelling

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 6:00am
jaaji chelsey june twin flames

When Chelsey June and Jaaji take the stage as Twin Flames, they want to break down barriers and help people connect with each other — no matter what background they come from. 

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How should the ferry Kamutik W be pronounced? Not the way most people would assume

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 4:30am

Inuit people would like to see the new ferry's name pronounced in the same way it's said in the Labrador dialect of Inuktitut.

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Super salty Arctic water is helping scientists learn about conditions for life in space

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 4:00am
Zac Cooper

Researchers from the University of Washington studied microbes and their viruses in an Alaskan cryopeg — a layer of water in permafrost so salty it doesn’t freeze, even below zero degrees. They hope to better understand how life could exist on other planets.

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Please take your Indian name: Artist explores beauty, humour, and identity politics in Montreal exhibition

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 5, 2019 - 4:00am
Meky Ottawa

Atikamekw artist Meky Ottawa's exhibition Nehirowisidigital is part of the programming for the upcoming Montreal First Peoples Festival.

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Q&A: What does gender mean to you?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
Cicely-Belle Blain

Vancouver is celebrating Pride week, and so is CBC. Gloria Macarenko, host of On the Coast, spoke with three people ⁠— all of whom live outside conventional gender norms ⁠— about what the concept of gender means to each of them.

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Longtime northerner called to the bar, becomes Inuktitut-speaking lawyer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 4, 2019 - 1:08pm
Jennifer Hunt-Poitras

The former CBC North reporter delivered the news in both Inuktitut and English from 1996 to 2011.

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Cree cuber wins national championship

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 4, 2019 - 10:00am
Walter Duff, Louis Cormier, Canadian Cubing Championships

Walter Duff from Chisasibi, Que., won the Skewb event with a time of 3.77 seconds.

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Indigenous poet aims to express healing through art, foster community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 4, 2019 - 4:00am
Nuit Blanche

Victoria Redsun, a Winnipeg-based artist, reflects on the role of poetry, mentorship and land protection in her life.

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Parks Canada program recognizes heroism of decorated Indigenous veteran Tommy Prince, and injustice he faced

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 3, 2019 - 5:32pm
Plaque Tommy Prince

His bravery earned him a dozen medals. Among them, Tommy Prince was decorated by King George VI at Buckingham Palace with both the Military Medal and, on behalf of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Silver Star.

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Trudeau gets glimpse of life in the Far North during tour of Arctic Bay

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Trudeau North 20190801

The prime minister's first stop in the northern community was a visit to the home of elder Qaapik Attagutsiak. He arrived bearing a gift basket of fresh fruit.

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Anishinaabe brothers part of gold-winning team at international hockey tournament

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 3, 2019 - 4:00am

Two Anishinaabe brothers from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, Ont., are bringing home gold medals after their team won a hockey tournament in Sweden at the end of July. 

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Indigenous youth bound for 4-month service trip in Peru

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 3, 2019 - 4:00am
Jewel Pierre-Roscelli Indigenous Intern Peru

A group of 34 Indigenous youth are getting ready for a four-month service trip in Peru that includes a cultural exchange with local Indigenous communities.

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'All levels of the health-care system bear responsibility' for forced sterilization: proposed class action

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 5:25pm
Manitoba law courts Winnipeg

Two Indigenous women who say they were not in the right state of mind to properly consent to a life-changing procedure are now seeking $7 million in a proposed class-action lawsuit.

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2 people accused in death of Tiki Laverdiere make first court appearance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 11:49am
tiki Brook-lyn laverdiere

Two people charged in connection to the death of Tiki Laverdiere appeared in North Battleford, Sask. provincial court Friday morning.

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Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments, Coastal GasLink says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 10:45am
An excavator at a Coastal GasLink worksite in northern B.C.

The company behind a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete.

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With marine conservation area comes $55M for Inuit communities, PM announces

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 10:02am
Trudeau Nunavut

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Iqaluit on Thursday to announce $54.8 million for Inuit in five communities on Baffin Island tied to the completion of Tallurutiup Imanga as a marine conservation area.

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Work on MMIWG inquiry a difficult journey for Yukon man

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Mark Penner

A​ ​Yukon sound and video company owner says recording and archiving the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was something he will never forget.

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Leaders ask how their groups fit in Dene Nation at 49th annual assembly

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 8:00am
49th Dene National Assembly

Though the theme of the 49th Dene National Assembly was 'one drum, many heartbeats,' for many present, the theme was how do different Indigenous groups fit within the Dene Nation. 

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Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., announce members of task force that will re-investigate nine cases

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 2, 2019 - 7:00am
Thunder Bay police cruiser door with name & logo

Thunder Bay's police chief, Ontario's chief coroner, and the grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation will be among those who help oversee re-investigations of the deaths of nine Indigenous people in the city.

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