A 200-year-old First Nation treaty is on display at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 5, 2019 - 5:13am
longwoods treaty

Treaty 21, also known as the Longwoods Treaty, is on display this week at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc for Treaties Recognition Week.

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The Sheshatshiu suicide crisis 'didn't happen overnight.' How does the community break the cycle?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 5, 2019 - 4:30am
Mary May Healing Centre

As Canada's Innu community grapples with grief, people involved in Indigenous health care point to the need for long-term, self-directed solutions.

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Worlds collide on a Vancouver street corner in The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 5, 2019 - 4:00am
the body remembers when the world broke open

Indigenous motherhood and the legacy of colonialism are the focus of a new film by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn.

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North End sharing circle helps address 'often overlooked' men's mental wellness

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 5, 2019 - 4:00am
Ryan Beardy

A group of men in Winnipeg are hoping to shed some stereotypes on what it means to be a man and are helping each other work through their struggles in the process.

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Amnesty International backing Grassy Narrows youth with letter writing campaign

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 11:33pm
Grassy Narrows

Amnesty International is backing youth from Grassy Narrows First Nation in their bid for clean water by focusing its annual, global letter writing campaign on the community’s decades-long fight against toxic mercury poisoning. 

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Eastmain Dam renamed in honour of Quebec's 28th premier, Bernard Landry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 8:12pm
Bernard Landry Ted Moses

The late Bernard Landry, Parti Québécois leader from 2001 to 2005 and the premier from 2001 to 2003, is described as a "great friend" to the Quebec Cree Nation. 

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'Cruel' measure reduces support for young Albertans transitioning out of gov't care

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 7:53pm
Rebecca Schulz

The Alberta government’s decision to roll back the cutoff age for a program to help young adults transition out of the child intervention system was called cruel and shameful by critics on Monday. 

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Jury urges better training, communication, after inquest into death of Cape Dorset man

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 4:32pm
Cape Dorset, October 2019

Adla Pudlat died by suicide while in an RCMP cell in Cape Dorset more than three years ago, a jury at a coroner's inquest ruled. The jury made 26 recommendations.

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Wahnapitae First Nation celebrates full-time nurse practitioner in the community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 11:53am

The health director of the Wahnapitae First Nation’s health centre says he hopes the addition of a full-time nurse practitioner will lead to a healthier community.

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Ethan Bear's decision to rededicate himself to hockey paying off for him and the Oilers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 11:17am

Looking back, Ethan Bear figures his hockey future rested on two questions and one life-changing decision.

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Georgian Bay wind farm expected to power bright future for Henvey Inlet First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 8:01am
Henvey Inlet wind farm

The largest wind farm in Canada is now generating power on the shores of Georgian Bay south of Sudbury — and, in the future, what could be just as big is a new model for working with First Nations. 

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New jury selection rules are unfair to Indigenous man, Hamilton judge rules

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 7:32am
Yosif Al-Hasnawi

A Hamilton judge has ruled that new changes to the jury selection process violate the charter rights of an Indigenous man charged in the shooting death of Good Samaritan Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

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Dehcho chief wants office for Edéhzhíe Protected Area in his N.W.T. community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 7:00am
Fort Providence Chief Xavier Canadien

Deh Gah Got'ie Chief Xavier Canadien says his community needs the jobs that an office for the recently created Edéhzhíe Protected Area would provide.

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Housing minister calls for aid from Nunavut Inuit org.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 4:00am
Minister of the Nunavut Housing Corporation Patterk Netser

Nunavut’s housing minister is calling on the territorial Inuit organization to aid the government’s “serious housing crisis.”

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Ottawa in talks to settle First Nations child welfare class action lawsuit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 4:00am

Ottawa says it has started talks to settle a $6 billion proposed class action lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of First Nations children affected by the on-reserve child welfare system.

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Not enough help and support for Indigenous dads in Winnipeg's North End, says front-line worker

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 4, 2019 - 4:00am
Isaac Richard

The end of a three-month project focusing on supporting Indigenous fathers highlights the need for resources for dads in Winnipeg's North End, says a front-line worker in the inner-city.

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'It's really powerfuI': Indigenous women gather to share skills, experience

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 3, 2019 - 11:14am
Karri-Lynn Paul

More than 100 Indigenous women — some who have travelled from as far as Yukon and New Zealand — are gathering in Antigonish, N.S., this weekend to learn more about each other and share their skills and experience.

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Six Nations Polytechnic and IBM Canada launch tuition-free tech program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 3, 2019 - 10:22am
Six Nations Polytechnic, STEAM

Six Nations Polytechnic's president, Rebecca Jamieson, said the program will help students participate in industry-related internships and prepare them for a career in the tech sector.

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Hospital staff in B.C. village learn Gitxsan language to connect with Indigenous patients

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Gitxsan phrasebook

Phrasebook, on-site translator available for patients at Hazelton's Wrinch Memorial Hospital.

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FSIN asks federal government to drop judicial review of child welfare decision

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 3, 2019 - 5:00am
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations chief Bobby Cameron FSIN

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron asked for that judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision, called for by the federal government in October, to be stopped earlier this week.

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