Crystal meth crisis on Saskatchewan First Nation traced to 2015 wildfire evacuation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 14, 2019 - 4:00am

The Montreal Lake Cree Nation is developing a five-year plan to put the brakes on crystal meth use in the community.

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Team Manitoba brings home gold from Indigenous hockey tournament

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 11:58pm
Conner Roulette and Kevin Monkman

A group of Indigenous male hockey players has brought home a gold medal just 4 hours after winning bronze, after Alberta was booted from the gold medal game.

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Alberta booted from gold medal game at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 4:39pm

According to organizers of the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, it's because the team refused to alter its travel plans in order to stick around for the final.

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Cree player ranked as 1st round draft pick for QMJHL

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Israel Mianscum

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League scouts have ranked Mistissini's Israel Mianscum, a first-round draft prospect heading into next month's QMJHL draft in Quebec City, which many say is a first for a Cree player in Quebec. 

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'Just get it done:' Indian day school survivors divided over proposed settlement

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 3:41pm
Ray Mason

For more than a decade, Ray Mason has been fighting for compensation for the time he and thousands of other Indigenous people were forced to attend federally operated Indian day schools. He hopes that battle will soon be over.

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Suicide prevention strategy sorely needed in Sask.: U of S prof

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 1:03pm
Jack Hicks

Doyle Vermette, NDP MLA for the Cumberland in northern Sask., introduced a private members bill in November calling the government to establish a suicide prevention strategy.

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CBC Indigenous earns 3 national awards for investigative journalism, innovation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 12:23pm
CBC Indigenous RTDNA 2019

CBC Indigenous has been awarded three national journalism awards for multi-platform investigative journalism, excellence in innovation and technical innovation from the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

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Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 6:00am
Mill River

The appeal by the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims are settled in the future — including land currently owned by private homeowners, says the lawyer representing the First Nations.

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'It's in our veins': Inuk chef sharing Arctic food at Ottawa culinary event

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 5:00am
Sheila Flaherty

The menu at this year's A Taste of the Arctic in Ottawa has been developed by an Inuk chef for the first time and features the greatest variety of Inuit food yet.

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'We are not monkeys': Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 13, 2019 - 4:00am
Paul Quassa

Inuit remember researchers in Igloolik, Nunavut, removing pieces of their skin and grafting it on other people. The procedures are outlined in a 2005 memoir by a well-known Canadian physician who later became recognized as an expert in medical ethics.

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'No negotiations:' Inuit group wants Arctic areas saved from development

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2019 - 1:21pm
Baffin Island

An Inuit land-claim group is asking the federal government to permanently protect large sections of the Eastern Arctic from any industrial development.

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'Two-eyed seeing': Carcross tries on-the-land science class

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2019 - 9:00am
CTFN - Yukon College land school 6

Many students remember dissecting a frog in high school: A new class offered outside Carcross has a twist on that. Students prepare a rabbit and make stew. It's a small example of how Indigenous culture is incorporated into a new science class offered outside Carcross.

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120 years of Indian day schools leave a dark legacy in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 12, 2019 - 4:00am
Kateri School

This month, the Federal Court of Canada will be asked to approve a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government to compensate for harms suffered by students who were forced to attend Indian day schools. Kahnawake, Que., had the second-highest number of day schools in the country.

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New fund helps 'absolutely incredible' Indigenous women grow their businesses

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2019 - 8:00am

Indigenous women leaders will have a new options to grow their businesses through a new fund offering loans.

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Year-round Tipi Camp on Carry the Kettle First Nation offers visitors full experience of living off the land

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2019 - 8:00am
Takoza Tipi Camp

The Takoza Tipi Camp may be one of the best kept secrets in the Qu'Appelle Valley.

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Culinary grad from Cambridge Bay makes hometown proud

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2019 - 5:00am
Tasha Tologanak

Tasha Tologanak is hoping to bring her culinary skills back home to the North after graduating from the culinary arts program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.

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Inuit artists featured for 1st time at Venice Art Biennale

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Isuma film

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk forms the centrepiece of Canada's official entry into this year's Venice Art Biennale, opening today. It's the first time Inuit artists have been featured in Canada's pavilion in its 60-year-history at the prestigious exhibit.

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Uncovering the story of John Nzipo, the Zulu man who spent 3 years at a residential school

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 11, 2019 - 4:00am
John Nzipo

John Nzipo, a 22-year-old student from Africa in 1892, was likely the only non-North American Indigenous person ever enrolled at a residential school in Canada, according to the researcher who has been trying to piece together his story.

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A northern teaching program resurfaces amid teacher shortage in northern Sask.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 10, 2019 - 4:10pm

The Northern Indigenous Teachers Education Program is aimed at training northerners to teach in their communities.

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Federal minister wants province to work with Mi'kmaq and Ottawa on Aboriginal title in New Brunswick

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 10, 2019 - 1:51pm
Trudeau TB Apology 20190308

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett hopes the New Brunswick government will work with the federal government and the Mi’kmaq on Aboriginal title in New Brunswick.

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