'Life flows forever': Sagkeeng First Nation unveils MMIWG monument

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 8:52pm
MMIW memorial statue

Dozens of families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls from across the province gathered in Sagkeeng First Nation for the unveiling of a special monument to remind them of their loved ones.

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Advocacy group Equal Voice faces fallout after firing three racialized staffers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 6:39pm
daughters of the vote

An organization aimed at supporting women in politics is facing backlash over its decision to fire three racialized employees last week, sparking resignations and a social media campaign calling its commitment to diversity into question.

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation elects Jacqueline French as new chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 6:17pm
chippewas of the thames first nation

The community is holding an inauguration ceremony Thursday evening for its new chief, Jacqueline French, and eleven elected band councillors.

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Tiki Laverdiere was in Saskatchewan for a man's funeral — now that man's mother is accused of killing her

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 5:22pm
Nicole Cook

One of the five people charged in connection with the death of Edmonton woman Tiki Laverdiere is the mother of the man whose funeral Laverdiere was attending when she disappeared in May. 

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2nd Nunavut candidate to announce plan to run in federal election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 2:59pm
Megan Pizzo-Lyall and Leona Aglukkaq

Megan Pizzo-Lyall is expected to announce her candidacy at a Liberal party event in Iqaluit Thursday night with Justin Trudeau. Leona Aglukkaq has already announced she will run for the Conservatives.

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Mi'kmaq select Norman Sylliboy of Eskasoni as new grand chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 2:37pm
Grand chief Norman Sylliboy

Norman Sylliboy of Eskasoni First Nation, N.S., has been named grand chief of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, 101 years after his grandfather became the first elected grand chief.

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First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence.

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Oneida of the Thames water woes a sign of discrimination, says grand chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 1:42pm
water tap

The Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Joel Abram, is crying foul after noticing the discrepancy of water availability between Oneida of the Thames First Nation and some of its neighbouring municipalities.

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Canada will pass its target of protecting 10% of marine areas by 2020, Trudeau says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 9:20am
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to create a new protected area off the Nunavut coast, which the government says will help it exceed its target of protecting 10 per cent of marine areas by 2020.

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Pride Parade grand marshal presents Indigenous fine art exhibit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Idris Hudson

Idris Hudson, a grand marshal in this Sunday's Pride Parade, sets up for his exhibit titled The Symbol of Unconditional Love.

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'Horses have healing power,' says organizer of 600km Indigenous youth ride

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 7:00am
beetle 2

A group of Indigenous youth and their horses will set off Friday on a 600 kilometre journey through Saskatchewan.

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Escalating crime, drug use prompt start of Bear Clan patrol in Portage la Prairie

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Portage Bear Clan

Portage la Prairie could be the next Manitoba community to start its own chapter of the Bear Clan Patrol.

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What would an arts centre look like in Iqaluit? Arts group plans to find out

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Qaggiavuut performing arts

Iqaluit is getting closer to having its own performing arts centre — a goal the Qaggiavuut organization has been working toward for 10 years. 

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Fort Folly First Nation revives Mi'kmaq cultural practices

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 1, 2019 - 4:30am
Nicole Dubé

The Fort Folly First Nation in eastern New Brunswick is bringing Mi'kmaq cultural practices back to the community with the help of cultural co-ordinator Nicole Dubé. 

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'A great visionary': Sask. sporting legend Tony Cote dies aged 84

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 7:41pm
Elder Tony Cote FNUniv Remembrance Day 2017

Saskatchewan sporting legend Tony Cote, whose legacies include increasing First Nations athlete participation across the province, died on July 31 at the age of 84. 

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Indigenous STEAM camp teaches kids about the stars using pop-up planetarium

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 5:44pm
Amaya and Raeanne

A group of Indigenous students learned about constellations through a lesson incorporating Ojibway creation stories, a laser pointer and a portable planetarium Wednesday on the University of Winnipeg campus.

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Wildfire evacuees from Marcel Colomb First Nation returning home

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 4:56pm
Lynn Lake fire

Residents of a First Nation in northern Manitoba are returning home after they were evacuated a week ago because of an approaching forest fire. 

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'Build bridges rather than build divides': Program helps educate newcomers on Indigenous history and culture

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 1:47pm
Cree camp

The Regina Open Door Society is holding a summer program for youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, called Reconciliation through Education. 

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Damaged totem pole to be laid to rest after City of Prince Albert seeks advice of elders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 12:31pm
Totem Pole along River

The City of Prince Albert took a reconciliation-based approach in figuring out what to do with a totem pole on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River that needs to be taken down over safety concerns.

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TIFF's Canadian projects include Ellen Page doc, Jeff Barnaby thriller

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 31, 2019 - 10:30am
FILM TIFF Canadian Lineup 20190731

An Ellen Page documentary on environmental racism in Nova Scotia and a Jeff Barnaby-directed zombie thriller centring on an Indigenous community are among the Canadian features headed for the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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