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How Indigenous dancers connect with their power through performance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Indigenous people were once jailed for dancing. Today, a new generation finds an inner balance through dance culture, tapping into their own legacies, honouring those who came before them and laying foundations for those to come.

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New White River, Ont., clinic gives 'equal access, equal care' to small communities

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 8:28am
Sherrie Perron

Access to health care is something many people in Northwestern Ontario take for granted.

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'A step toward understanding': University runners to honour residential school survivors

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 7:00am
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Dylan Bauman wants to run fast Saturday in his first major race with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, but the event has a much deeper meaning for him.

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Students learn life-long food skills through Six Nations school program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Chandra Maracle and Kaylie Campbell

The Everlasting Tree School in Six Nations of the Grand River teaches kids where their food comes from, and how to prepare it.

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Family of murdered Stephenville woman say killer has returned, wants to serve parole in community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 5:30am
Ann Maria Lucas

The family of Ann Lucas say Robert Hilroy Legge has already been granted leave to visit the community, and they're trying to stop him from serving out the rest of his parole there.

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'We all need to wake up:' Indigenous youth lend their support to climate strikes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 4:00am
Autumn Peltier

Thousands of people across Canada will be participating in a global climate strike Friday calling for action to address climate change, including Indigenous youth.

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Greta Thunberg to speak ahead of Montreal climate march

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 4:00am
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Hundreds of thousands of people, including Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, are expected to march through the streets of Montreal today in what could be the largest environmental protest in the city's history.

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First Nations, non-profits also affected by suspension of rural grant program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 27, 2019 - 2:01am
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Small municipalities aren't the only groups hurting after the suspension of the rural dividend program. Non-profits and First Nations now have to look elsewhere for grants.

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'Heart of our community' gone as complex burns to the ground in First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 11:37pm
Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation fire

Grief and bewilderment are the two emotions running through the minds of people in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation as they struggle with the loss of their community complex, which burned to the ground on Thursday afternoon.

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Lack of affordable housing on Vancouver Island forces family to sleep in a tent and a van

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 8:49pm
Betty Nicolaye

Jagmeet Singh learned first-hand Thursday about the affordable housing crunch, when a weeping Betty Nicolaye came to his campaign event to tell him that she and her family were living in a backyard because they couldn't find rental accommodations.

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Academic at First Nations University turning Scrabble into Cree language game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 8:03pm
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An academic at the First Nations University is turning Scrabble into a Cree language game he calls 'Screeble'.

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Indigenous lawyer from Sask. honoured by Law Society of Ontario

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 6:31pm
Delia Opekokew

The Law Society of Ontario presented an honorary degree of doctor of laws to Delia Opekokew on Wednesday for "furthering the cause of justice for Indigenous People and human rights for all Canadians."

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Cost of upholding rights in Supreme Court case 'too high,' appellants worry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 6:12pm
SCC minority-language trial

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and other minority-language organizations are worried what they say are constitutional rights might be seen as too costly by the highest court in Canada.

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Elections Canada using different method to count First Nations voters after 2015 ballot shortages

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 5:48pm
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Elections Canada says it has changed its formula for calculating the number of ballots for First Nations after some polling places ran out of ballots in 2015. 

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This Land podcast: A murder, a Supreme Court decision, and half the land in Oklahoma

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 3:56pm
This Land Collage

A murder that took place on the side of a road nearly two decades ago lies at the centre of a Supreme Court case that will determine whether nearly half the land in Oklahoma belongs to Indigenous tribes. The case is also the centre of a podcast called This Land, hosted by Cherokee journalist Rebecca Nagle.

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New Gladue report writing program to be offered in B.C. but profession still lacks regulation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 3:23pm
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Experts say the new program at Vancouver Community College will help fill training needs and build capacity, but they also say the reports should be standardized and the profession as a whole needs to be regulated by a professional body.  

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Latest Update: Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Awards 2019

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - September 26, 2019 - 2:57pm

Peace: Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Awards 2019 (September 24, 2019)

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'Keep the Native kids woke': podcast Coffee & Quaq explores contemporary Indigenous Alaskan issues

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 2:28pm
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Coffee & Quaq is a new podcast out of Anchorage, Alaska that looks at contemporary issues impacting Indigenous people living in the state. Host and producer Alice Glenn says the name of the podcast is a nod to both contemporary and traditional aspects of her Inupiaq culture.

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Introduction of sacred eagle feathers into Manitoba courts called a historic moment

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 11:18am
Ed Azure

Indigenous people will soon be able to give their testimony in Manitoba courts after swearing their oath on an eagle feather.

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7 Indigenous communities buying stake in Wabamun-Fort McMurray power line

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 26, 2019 - 10:00am
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Seven Indigenous communities in Alberta are signing a deal to buy a 40-per-cent interest in the longest 500-kilovolt power transmission line in Canada.

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