Tlicho man chosen as soloist for world premiere of 'The River of Light' opera

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 12:26pm
Mason Mantla at Vancouver Opera

The River of Light — an oratorial combining narration and music which showcases Tlicho language and stories — had its world premiere in Vancouver Friday night.

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James Bay community works to get handle on large, free-roaming dog population

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 12:23pm
Husky northern dog

The James Bay community of Waswanipi in northern Quebec says it is determined to finally get a handle on a free-roaming — and at times aggressive — dog population.

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Latest Update: Eva Bartlett in Edmonton

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - May 6, 2019 - 11:33am

International Issues & Media Activism: Eva Bartlett in Edmonton (May 4, 2019 – videos only)


Paulatuk school improves attendance rate by 25% this year

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 7:30am

Angik School in Paulatuk, N.W.T., has always struggled with improving its attendance rate — at one point, the school had the lowest attendance rate in the Beaufort Delta region.

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Nunavut's Oviloo Tunnillie 'defied stereotypes' with evocative stone carvings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 6:00am
Oviloo Tunnillie 1992

A new ebook from the Art Canada Institute celebrates Oviloo Tunnillie, who carved nude female figures and emotion-filled scenes — something that wasn’t common among stone carvers and artists of her time.

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'It's amazing to me': Meet the Inuk elder in this photo shared around the world

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 6, 2019 - 5:00am
Helen Konek, Arviat Nunavut 1949

This moment — frozen in time in February 1949 near Arviat, Nunavut — is spreading across the internet after her grandson Jordan Konek posted it on Twitter. It took just a few days for it to be shared thousands of times by people around the world.

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For Indigenous men, masculinity can be a 'glass ceiling' of sorts, professor says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 5:31pm
Rob Innes

The idea of what it is to be a man is based on "white" ideals and the colonized concept of manhood, says Rob Innes, head of Indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

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How hip hop artists are defining a 'modern Indigenous identity'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 5:30pm
Kyle T. Mays collage

For many who grew up in a variety of Indigenous cultures, whether urban or whether on the reserve, hip hop has been a part of those journeys, says Kyle T. Mays, an assistant professor at UCLA.

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Major housing development planned on Indigenous land in heart of Vancouver

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 5:15pm
Burrard Street bridge.

Walking along the base of the Burrard Street Bridge that crosses Vancouver's False Creek toward the downtown core, Khelsilem gestures across a gravel lot poised to become one of the largest Indigenous urban developments in Canada.

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New Westminster to consider removing statue of judge involved in First Nations hangings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 4:16pm
Judge Matthew Begbie statue New Westminster

City councillors will hear motion Monday asking that the Judge Matthew Begbie statue be removed from grounds outside provincial courthouse on Carnarvon Street.

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Film on Colten Boushie case wins $10,000 prize at Hot Docs

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 2:16pm
Jade Tootoosis and Debbie Baptiste

Tasha Hubbard's movie opened North America's largest documentary film festival, the first time an Indigenous director has landed the high-profile slot.

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Young HIV patients dying in Sask. despite availability of free treatment: doctors

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
Signs Aids Walk 2016

HIV patients in some parts of Saskatchewan are not being offered treatment with free, readily available antiretroviral drugs that can save their lives and — according to new research — prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

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Investigation into sled dog slaughter also an amazing historical record

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Qikiqtani Truth Commission dog slaughter

Sara Minogue reviews the reports of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, which investigated whether the RCMP deliberately killed sled dogs in the Eastern Arctic. She says they also provide a history of housing, policing, health care and relocations during that era.

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From Maori to Inuktitut: how a therapy game is helping Indigenous youth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 11:11am
ISPARX screenshot

'SPARX' is a role-playing computer game designed to help Maori youth in New Zealand to manage depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioural therapy. Now researchers here are redesigning the game for Canadian youth in the North with a project called Making I-SPARX Fly in Nunavut.

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Innu elder's book, I Keep the Land Alive, a keepsake for future generations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 11:02am
Elizabeth Penashue

Elizabeth Penashue's long-awaited story was a lifetime in the making and a decade in the writing.

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'Nothing but the language': On-the-land immersion instils Dene Zahtie in young man

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Brandon Jumbo

Brandon Jumbo credits immersion in Dene Zahtie for his fluency in the language.

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Elsipogtog rocker Hubert Francis receives lifetime achievement ECMA

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 7:00am
Hubert Francis

Hubert Francis of Elsipogtog will be recognized for his "profound and lasting effect" on the Atlantic Canadian music industry at the East Coast Music Awards on Sunday in Charlottetown.

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'Inuit space explorer, exploring alternate worlds' in sealskin space suit art project

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 6:00am
Jesse Tungilik

Iqaluit artist Jesse Tungilik brings his childhood daydreams to life with his latest project for a future-themed residency at Concordia University.

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The changing face of Canada's judiciary: more women, more diversity

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 5, 2019 - 4:00am

Canada's judiciary is becoming more diverse, with more women, visible minorities, LBGT and Indigenous peoples on the bench.

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First Nations patrol program restoring Indigenous relationship with land in B.C. Interior

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Secwepemc Territorial Patrol is helping Secwepemc communities reconnect with their lands, and help local people become stewards of the territory.

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