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Inuit condemn U.S. torpedoing of Arctic Council declaration

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Monica Ell-Kanayuk

The Inuit Circumpolar Council blasted the U.S. for torpedoing the Rovaniemi Declaration at Tuesday’s Arctic Council ministerial after refusing to sign on if the words 'climate change' were included in the joint document.

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Independent observer providing oversight during officer-involved fatal shooting probe: Police chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 8:42am
geoff

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) wants an independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting death of Geoff Morris. Regina's police chief says there will be an independent observer appointed to the investigation ongoing.

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First Nations chiefs call for protests to oppose Indigenous child welfare bill

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 8:00am
Treaty 6 demonstration

A dozen First Nation chiefs from across Canada are taking a stand against Ottawa's proposed legislation that would overhaul the Indigenous child welfare system.

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Deaf, two-spirited Indigenous painter in Regina uses art to overcome challenges

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 8:00am
Torrie Ironstar in his studio

Torrie Ironstar says he was born to do art. As a child he painted, sculpted and worked with mixed media. Being a deaf, two-spirited artist on the Prairies has thrown him many hurdles in his young life, but his art has given him an outlet to overcome.

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'It's all I've known': Floods, evacuations take toll on Kashechewan residents

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 6:00am
Kashechewan 2006

As the community of Kashechewan in northern Ontario continues to fight for relocation, residents are dealing with the trauma of repeated, and at times dangerous, evacuations due to flooding.

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Edith Anderson Monture: the 1st First Nations registered nurse in Canada

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 8, 2019 - 4:00am
Edith Anderson Monture

May 8 is Indigenous Nurses Day. Edith Monture, a Mohawk woman from Six Nations, Ont., was the first First Nations woman to become a registered nurse in Canada and she served in the First World War.

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Métis kids less likely to be ready to start school, study says: MMF calls for more education support

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 9:35pm
Lauralee Kelly

The Manitoba Metis Federation says the province needs to step up supports for Métis children, pointing to a new study that found they are falling behind their peers in school preparedness.

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Sioux Lookout, Ont., 'pleading for help' to deal with crisis of homelessness, addictions

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 4:27pm
Doug Lawrance

The municipal council in Sioux Lookout, Ont., announced Monday in a written release that it is "pleading with all governments" – federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations – to work with them to "address the crisis of mental health, addictions and homelessness so visible on the streets" of the town.

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Sen. Murray Sinclair awarded 2019 Symons Medal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
Murray Sinclair

Sen. Murray Sinclair, appointed to the Senate in April 2016, was the first Indigenous judge to be appointed in Manitoba and the second Indigenous judge to be appointed in Canada.

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Prime Minister Trudeau to exonerate Chief Poundmaker on May 23

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 3:24pm
Poundmaker

For more than 130 years, Chief Poundmaker has been described as a traitor. On May 23, the history books will have to change.

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Latest Update: Red Dress Day 2019

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - May 7, 2019 - 11:55am

Indigenous/First Nations & Women: Red Dress Day 2019 (May 5, 2019)

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Red Dress Day 2019 - Edmonton

Red Dress Day 2019 - Edmonton

 

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Regina police's new street check policy requires 'contact interviews' to be fair, voluntary

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 11:53am
regina police

The Regina Police Service has unveiled its new policy on street checks, or carding, and for the most part people are free to walk away from them without providing any information.

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First Nations gather for opioid healing conference to discuss crisis

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 9:41am
Wanda Cote

Indigenous people from across Canada gathered on the Tsuut'ina First Nation Monday for a conference to discuss the opioid crisis.

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Puck drops at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 8:00am
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

The event is a showcase for elite Bantam and Midget-aged Indigenous players, both boys and girls.

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Canada affirms Arctic co-operation with U.S. despite climate impasse

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 7:46am
FINLAND-ARCTIC COUNCIL/

Canada is holding out hope it can collaborate with the Trump administration on Arctic challenges even though the United States has blocked the Arctic Council from issuing a unanimous declaration acknowledging climate change.

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Hospitalization for youth with mental health disorders up 58% in N.W.T. over past decade

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 6:00am
New Stanton hospital

The number of youth aged five to 24 who were hospitalised for mental health disorders in the Northwest Territories has risen close to 58 per cent over the past decade — and grown 64 per cent across Canada.

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Startling UN biodiversity report is a reminder of the risks Canada faces

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 4:00am
southern resident killer whale

Monday's UN report on biodiversity startled many when it said one million species are threatened with extinction across the globe. It's important to remember that Canada is not immune from losing its own biodiversity, experts say.

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Another Nunavut man avoids mandatory minimum sentence for shooting a gun

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 4:00am
Nunavut Court of Justice

Another Nunavut man has avoided a mandatory minimum sentence for shooting a gun, because a judge decided four years is cruel and unusual punishment for the crime.

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New Westminster votes to remove statue of Judge Begbie from courthouse grounds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 7, 2019 - 12:08am
JUDGE BEGBIE STATUE REMOVAL

The city will "engage in a conversation with the Tsilhqot'in Nation about the history and legacy of Judge Begbie," and work with the Tsilhqot'in and New Westminster community to "find an appropriate place for the statue." 

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5 victims of tragic house fire in northwestern Ontario First Nation identified

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 5:17pm
KI First Nation

The four children and one woman who died in a tragic early morning house fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation in northwestern Ontario, also known as Big Trout Lake, on Thursday have been identified, the community stated in a written release Monday.

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