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After a decade of delays, there's now debate on where James Bay hospital should be built

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 13, 2019 - 5:00am
Weeneebayko General Hospital

Ontario's James Bay Coast has been waiting for more than a decade for a new hospital. And now there are fears that an argument about where it should be built could further delay construction.

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Indigenous people across Canada are rocking their mocs this week

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 13, 2019 - 4:00am
Rock Your Mocs

Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide campaign to promote cultural pride, takes place Nov. 9-16.

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Cell service coming to Ahousaht First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 9:54pm
Ahousaht

The remote community of Ahousaht near Tofino, B.C., is set to get wireless phone and internet service for the first time, as a Telus cell tower nears completion.

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'Laakkuluk's work is remarkable to me in so many ways': Tom Power on Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
 Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

In the Making and q coincidentally made episodes in the Nunavut capital at the same time. Hear Tom Power's reaction to his experience.

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Miawpukek chief calls remarks at heart of Byrne-Dinn spat 'racist'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 12:19pm
Chief Mi'sel Joe

Mi'sel Joe says comments made in 2018 were derogatory, after the fisheries minister released an audio recording of the meeting.

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'Holding her was unbelievable': Sask. family reunited with aunt taken to Europe during Sixties Scoop

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 11:58am
Kim Thomas-Jones

Fundraising allowed Kim Thomas-Jones to see her niece for the first time and show her two sons her original home in Saskatchewan.

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'You can't just throw them away': Chance for a job and a life beyond meth addiction

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 8:41am
Pamela Church

Few can tackle addiction alone, but the combination of opportunity, support in society and rehabilitation can change the course of a life.

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'Little leader' campaigns for hockey rink in small northern town

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 7:00am
Zandar Koe

Nine-year-old Zandar Koe of Fort McPherson, N.W.T, wasn't about to let the closure of the community's hockey arena wreck the season.

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Black and Indigenous voices often missing from climate change discussions

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 12, 2019 - 5:00am
Chaz Garraway

A push is on to reach out to marginalized groups in Nova Scotia, many of whom have historically lived in areas without good public infrastructure, potentially making them that much more vulnerable to the effects of a warming planet.

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Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni's veterans

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 11, 2019 - 5:00am
Rosie Basque and Mary Gould

Two Eskasoni women were inspired by the recognition of veterans in Millbrook First Nation and decided to celebrate their own veterans.

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Ojibwe grandmother thanks her father, elders who helped her reconnect with culture after residential school

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Gerry Shingoose with daughter Billy Jo-Shingoose

An Ojibwe grandmother from Manitoba recalls ancestral teachings that were lost in residential school, which she then reclaimed thanks to time spent with her father and elders.

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Are elders being replaced by screens? A letter to my grandchildren

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Joachim Bonnetrouge

Joachim Bonnetrouge speaks about how life has become more complex with technology advancing, impacting the relationship between Dene youth and elders.

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New generation of Indigenous elders 'coming out of the dream of colonization'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 11, 2019 - 4:00am
Tala Tootoosis

A new generation of Indigenous elders is taking on the responsibility of learning traditions and ceremony and taking leadership roles in their communities as elders pass away. They're also bringing their own take on what it means to be an elder.

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Bearskin Lake First Nation declares state of emergency due to flooding threat

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 8:14pm
Bearskin Lake First Nation

Bearskin Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency Sunday due to a flooding threat, according to a statement from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN).

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'Resilience and strength': Photos show the untold history of Indigenous people

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 6:52pm
Photo 1 from Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Paul Seesequasis

Paul Seesequasis has spent years collecting archival photos of Indigenous people that picture their resilience, strength and humour. He says this view is a mostly untold history of Indigenous people in Canada.

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'This is what our people need': gathering an alternative to MMIWG national inquiry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 9:46am
Mamawe! Mekowishwewin-Miyomachowin red dresses

Hundreds of people with one shared connection — a missing or murdered loved one — gathered in Regina over the weekend to share their stories, build connections and heal.

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'Like losing a loved one': Quebec dam renaming painful for some Cree

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 6:05am
Jamie Moses in 2005

This week, Hydro-Québec officials and Quebec premier François Legault announced the renaming of a dam and generating station in honour of former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Some Cree leaders support the re-dedication, but for others, it is a painful reminder of all that development has cost.

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I grew up in youth protection. Now, I work to give the homeless the support I didn't get

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 6:00am
annie ste croix child

With an inquiry into Quebec’s youth protection system ongoing, Annie Ste-Croix tells her story of growing up in that system.

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Treaties in Ontario: what are they and what do they do?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 10, 2019 - 4:00am
Treaty Medallion

Since 2016, Ontario has held Treaty Recognition Week in the first week of November to honour the importance of treaties and raise awareness about treaty rights and relationships.

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MMIWG advocate criticizes 'disheartening' decision to pull Winnipeg police from exploited persons task force

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 9, 2019 - 6:21pm
Hilda Anderson-Pyrz

An advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous people is questioning the recent announcement that Winnipeg police will be pulled from a task force assigned to cases involving vulnerable people, in order to focus on the city's recent spate of violent crime.

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