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'We're finally hearing the First Nations perspective': Chief Poundmaker art exhibit opens

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 11:40am
poundmaker councillor

Organizers of a new art exhibit on the Poundmaker Cree Nation hope it will set the historical record straight about their famous chief.

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Dene elder questions Alberta eagle feather policy

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Patrick Deranger

Dene Elder Patrick Deranger's application to acquire eagle feathers to honour a small group of Indigenous high school graduates in 2018 was denied.

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Kenney warns of constitutional challenge if environmental assessment overhaul is passed as written

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 9:56am
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney warns the Senate against passing the federal Liberal government's environmental assessment bill in its current form or risk inflaming a burgeoning national unity "crisis" in his province.

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A tiny home solution to a big housing problem in this N.W.T. community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 9:34am
Joseph Tobac Fort Good Hope

Tiny homes built with local lumber may be part of a solution to housing shortages in Jean Marie River, N.W.T.

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Bill to protect ANWR passes early hurdle in Washington

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Gwich'in leaders say they're hopeful after a congressional committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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N.W.T. RCMP historical missing and murdered persons unit not staffed

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 7:00am
Yellowknife RCMP detachment

N.W.T. RCMP are one year into the hiring process for a two-person unit that will investigate historical murdered and missing persons cases.

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'No standard of care,' former Ontario child advocate says of foster care system in call for overhaul

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 6:30am
Irwin Elman

Ontario's former child and youth advocate is making another call for the province to overhaul how it manages and legislates the child welfare system in the wake of an investigation into the conditions at three now-closed foster care homes in Thunder Bay.

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2 Inuit artists share 2018 Nunavut Commissioner's Arts Award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 2, 2019 - 5:00am
Jaco Ishulutaq

Award recognizes contribution of artists to Nunavut culture. Susan Avinngaq of Igloolik and Jaco Ishulutaq from Pangnirtung are the winners this year.

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Dragons' Den audition already a success for Indigenous entrepreneurship students, says program co-ordinator

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 8:53pm
Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

What began as a pilot project five years ago to help increase Indigenous youths' interest in entrepreneurship has now become a platform for businesses run by Indigenous youth in the Treaty 6 area — one that may see them appear on a popular reality TV show.

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Chiefs, activists vow to fight what they call Trudeau's 'White Paper 2.0' plan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 7:21pm
Treaty 6 demonstration

First Nations chiefs and grassroots activists marched on an Assembly of First Nations forum in Edmonton Wednesday to send a message that they plan to resist any plans to scrap key modern treaty and self-government policies.

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Meet the N.S. teenager who sang Blackbird by The Beatles entirely in Mi'kmaq

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 3:29pm
Emma Stevens

"Our language is such a beautiful thing and not a lot of people hear it," says Emma Stevens of Eskasoni in Cape Breton.

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Former child advocate's investigation finds deplorable conditions at now-closed Thunder Bay foster homes

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 12:25pm
Irwin Elman

The final report issued by Ontario's now-former child advocate highlights deplorable conditions and a lack of staff training in three youth homes in Thunder Bay that were run by a Toronto-area company until they were closed in 2017.

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Hunters want food security over cash, says QIA in response to Baffinland mine plan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 12:23pm
Baffinland's Mary River mine

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is calling for the Nunavut iron ore mine to slow production until the mine's effect on surrounding animal habitats is better understood.

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U of M instructor, grandmother give talk on Ojibwe language at the Smithsonian

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 12:16pm
Aandeg Muldrew Patricia Ningewance

Aandeg Muldrew and Patricia Ningewance, who have each taught at the University of Manitoba, spoke at the famous U.S. museum on Wednesday to share their work aimed at ensuring the survival of the Ojibwe language.

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'I need to know that he's alive': 1 year later, Colten Fleury's disappearance remains a 'mystery'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 11:09am
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Colten Fleury is still missing, one year after the teen disappeared from downtown Prince George.

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Tanya Tagaq, Kate Harris and Terese Marie Mailhot shortlisted for $10K Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 10:28am
 Tanya Tagaq, Kate Harris, Terese Marie Mailhot

Each year, the prize recognizes writers in three categories — nonfiction, literary fiction and genre fiction. A different genre fiction category is highlighted each year. In 2019, it is romance.

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Accused murderer Kirk Keeping facing more charges

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 9:53am
Kirk Keeping

The man accused of killing Chantel John in Conne River is facing a list of new charges, including impaired driving and breaching court orders.

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'It's an honour': Maskwacis students build homes for elders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 9:00am
maskwacis housing project

High school students from Maskwacis will build homes for elders in their community in exchange for school credit that can be used towards an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

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Lake Superior caribou survival hanging in the balance, biologist says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 8:30am
Slate Island caribou

A retired biologist says the survival of Lake Superior caribou is hanging in the balance due to the impact wolves have had on the herd.

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Sandy Lake family's lawsuit over lack of inquest into 4-year-old's death dismissed by judge

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse

A court case launched by a family from Sandy Lake, Ont., has been struck down, leaving the family on the hook for legal costs.

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