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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 5:44pm
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Several artists are pulling support for the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns about cultural appropriation of Inuit throat singing.

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Court order restricts Alton Gas foes to patch of land for 'peaceful protest'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 4:49pm
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A court order has laid out a small patch of land where Indigenous and other protesters will be permitted to voice their opposition to a plan to store natural gas in underground caverns north of Halifax.

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Canada may be 1st country to harmonize laws with UNDRIP if Bill C-262 passes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 4:24pm
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Canada would be the first country in the world to harmonize its federal laws with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples if the Senate passes Bill C-262, according to the chair of the UN permanent forum on Indigenous issues.

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Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 3:17pm
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A leaked copy of a government report on climate change says that since 1948, Canada's annual average temperature over land has warmed 1.7 C, with higher rates seen in the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia.

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Lacrosse pros the Thompson brothers #BackTheBraid to stand up for Indigenous culture

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 2:10pm
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The Thompson brothers are backing a social media campaign, #BackTheBraid. The goal is to help people understand the significance of the braid in indigenous culture.

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Liberals condemn Wilson-Raybould's covertly taped call as they consider fate of 2 ex-ministers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 12:48pm
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Some Liberal MPs are pushing for an emergency meeting to decide whether Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott should be kicked out of caucus to contain the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

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Ookpik, the Canadian mascot that went viral

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
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An Inuit designer's invention for a Canadian trade show catalogue became wildly popular in 1964, and everyone got to cash in.

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Bray stands by Regina police investigation into death of Nadine Machiskinic

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 12:23pm
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The top cop at the Regina Police Service said he stands by the work that RPS officers did while investigating the death of Nadine Machiskinic.

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New report gives thumbs up to Indigenous employment in Nunavut mines

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 7:00am
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A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says employers looking to hire — and keep — northern Indigenous employees could learn from Canadian gold mining company, Agnico Eagle.

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'We've done good': Nunavummiut see progress, more work as territory turns 20

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 5:00am
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On April 1, 1999 Nunavut officially became a territory. For many, April 1 is a day to celebrate and recognize what it took to create Canada's third territory. For others, it's a chance to look ahead at what is yet to come — including self-government.

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Nunavut turns 20: Reflections on the capital's close ties with the North

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 5:00am
Cecile Lyall, Radha Jetty, and Maggie Qillaq

Cecile Lyall, Radha Jetty, and Maggie Qillaq all live in Ottawa — and all have their own unique relationship with Canada's youngest territory.

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The secret of Whitefish River First Nation's award winning drinking water

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 5:00am
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While some remote Indigenous communities are still struggling with boil water advisories and crumbling infrastructure, a community north of Manitoulin Island has some of the best drinking water in the province.

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Indigenous art conference helps connect women with their traditions

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 4:00am
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From deer hide moccasins to bracelets braided with sweetgrass, Indigenous female artists showed their work this weekend in Ottawa. It was billed as a chance to learn from the elders.

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Laced with fear: why some Ontario First Nations don't trust tap water or eat the fish

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 1, 2019 - 4:00am
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Water is something most Canadians take for granted and it's no wonder. Per capita, our country has the world's third-largest freshwater reserves, but yet in many Indigenous communities, water can be difficult to access, at-risk because of unreliable treatment systems, or contaminated. 

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Traditional Tsimshian cedar hats top Prince Rupert housing project for elders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm
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The hats, which weigh 1,000 kilograms, atop the Metlakatla seniors housing project are meant to honour Tsimshian and help make the building energy efficient.

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'Water is alive': Autumn Peltier receives Water Warrior Award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 31, 2019 - 2:58pm
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Autumn Peltier is this year’s co-recipient of the Water Warrior Award. The 14-year-old, who is from Wikwemikong First Nation, received the award alongside her late great-aunt, the well-known “water walker": Josephine Mandamin.

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Nibi's Water Song: New children's book promotes access to clean drinking water

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 31, 2019 - 2:54pm
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Seeing a drawing of an Indigenous child on a book cover prompted Sunshine Tenasco to write her own children’s story about the importance of clean water.

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Latest Update: March for the Climate

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - March 31, 2019 - 11:14am

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CBC honoured at awards for radio, digital and TV excellence

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 31, 2019 - 7:45am
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CBC Indigenous, CBC New Brunswick, CBC Nova Scotia and CBC Newfounland and Labrador were recognized at the RTDNAs, awards that recognize excellence in radio, television and digital news.

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'What we used to learn': Mental health treatment for Indigenous youth must draw on tradition, advocates say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 31, 2019 - 7:00am
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Tina Fontaine's tragic free fall has been painstakingly detailed so often that many now have the series of missed opportunities that preceded her death seared into memory.

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