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More needs to be done to attract Indigenous stem cell donors, northwestern Ontario cancer survivor says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 12, 2019 - 9:23am
Bess Legarde

Bess Legarde was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2017. She says she'd never heard of stem cell donation prior to getting sick - even though she was within the 17-35 age group that qualifies to donate.

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Northern broadcaster's idea leads to launch of Indigenous Rights Report

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Indigenous Rights Report

A non-profit news organization is citing a Northern broadcasting legend with providing inspiration for a new project focused on documenting Indigenous rights stories around the world.​​​​​​​

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Health clinic set up in Kapuskasing for forest fire evacuees

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 12, 2019 - 5:00am
Nurse stethoscope

An interim primary care clinic has been set up in Kapuskasing to help meet the health care needs of evacuees from Pikangikum.

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Ministers, MPs targeted by Facebook Messenger impersonation scam

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 12, 2019 - 4:00am
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With only a few months to go until the federal election, at least three federal cabinet ministers and multiple other members of Parliament have seen their Facebook Messenger accounts mimicked by people offering to dole out government grants.

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Little Grand Rapids wildfire smoke evacuees head home

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 8:18pm
evacuations from Manitoba First Nations

Evacuees who fled Little Grand Rapids First Nation after wildfire smoke blew into the northern Manitoba community are able to return home, the Canadian Red Cross said Thursday.

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Paddle Prairie woman who lost house to wildfire donates shopping spree

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 7:46pm
Wanuch's house clean up

A woman from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement, who recently lost her home to the Chuckegg Creek wildfire, is giving away a shopping spree.

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CBC targets young adults with new Gem slate including Warigami, Utopia Falls

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 5:10pm
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With the battle for young-adult audiences heating up in the streaming space, the CBC is launching a slate of programming for audiences aged 13 to 24 on its Gem service.

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Ontario wildfire evacuees start arriving in Saskatchewan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Pikangikum First Nation

Evacuees fleeing the wildfire situation in northern Ontario have started arriving in Saskatchewan after Premiers Doug Ford and Scott Moe reached an agreement earlier this week.

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Thunder Bay podcast about deaths of Indigenous youth to be adapted for TV

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 12:26pm
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A true-crime podcast probing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to be adapted for the small screen.

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Don't look back: First Nations athletes learn what's behind the Lance Run

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 8:39am
Lance Run

The Flying Dust First Nation is hosting the 2019 Tony Cote Summer Games and along with it comes the chance for their youth to take part in the annual Lance Run.

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How First Nation aid may have helped spur an RCMP arrest in the Jessica Cameron homicide case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 7:00am
Jessica Cameron

"I think that the relationship we've had with the RCMP can definitely serve as a model for other communities," says a Beardy's First Nation band councillor.

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Developer signs agreement to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 11, 2019 - 4:00am
FACE TO FACE

Developer Grégoire Gollin has committed to transferring around 60 hectares of land near Oka, Que., to the Mohawks of Kanesatake through the federal government’s Ecological Gifts Program.

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Attawapiskat residents want Canadian military help to deal with water 'state of emergency'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 6:33pm
drinking water

During an emotional community meeting Tuesday evening, residents of a northern Ontario First Nation, grappling with water problems, demanded their chief and council ask the Canadian military to step in. 

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'For us, it's always an uphill battle': Report finds two-thirds of kids on Manitoba reserves live in poverty

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 4:45pm
Chief Christian Sinclair

According to a new study, more than half of First Nations children living on Manitoba reserves live in poverty, but one Manitoba community is investing in their local economy to boost their standard of living.

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Tlicho annual gathering begins with travellers' arrival, financial update

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 2:28pm
Trails of our Ancestor paddlers

The meetings began in Gameti, N.W.T., after dozens of delegates arrived by canoe in the early morning hours of Wednesday. On Tuesday, those assembled heard that the Tlicho government has almost $190 million in financial assets.

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Disappearance of Ashley Morin now believed to be a homicide, say RCMP

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 2:26pm
Heather Bear and Diane Morin

Saskatchewan RCMP now believe Ashley Morin, a Saskatchewan woman last seen July 10, 2018, is the victim of a homicide, they announced on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of Morin's disappearance.

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Thunder Bay calls for other municipalities to host evacuees as city nears capacity

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 1:58pm
City of Thunder Bay Emergency Operations Group meets

Evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation are arriving in Thunder Bay Wednesday, city officials said.

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Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 12:37pm
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Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by flooding, road washouts and unstable earth as incessant rains continue overwhelm the river.

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Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 12:34pm
Cree travel agency

In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a majority Cree-owned travel agency: Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel.

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Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Patio table

No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one teenager to a foster home entrusted with the care of four highly vulnerable girls.

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