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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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Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation seeks to repatriate more than 100 cultural objects from Smithsonian Institute

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 3, 2019 - 4:00am
alexis bear claw necklace from smithsonian

A central Alberta First Nation is beginning the lengthy and complicated process of repatriating more than 100 cultural objects from the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. 

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Rally Against UCP Austerity

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - November 2, 2019 - 10:58pm

Political Actions & Raging Grannies (Video Only): Rally Against UCP Austerity  (November 2, 2019)

Rally Against UCP Austerity

Rally Against UCP Austerity

 

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Sask. teachers, First Nations call for immediate investment to address Indigenous grad gap

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 6:15pm
Bobby Cameron and Patrick Maze

While the auditor’s report indicated FNMI graduation rates have climbed by 41 per cent between 2004-05 and 2018, the FSIN and STF say they’ve observed a drop of about one per cent in the last year, something they call “unacceptable.”

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Graduation rates hit record highs for Sea to Sky Indigenous students

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 6:14pm
SEA TO SKY GRADUATION RATE

By creating a curriculum that involves more Indigenous content, one of the smallest school districts in B.C. has been able to graduate more Indigenous students, more in fact than the provincial average.

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Lheidli T'enneh First Nation to hold first potlatch in 73 years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 5:00pm
Dancers at a Lake Babine Nation potlatch in northern B.C. in 2004.

With the help of neighbouring nations, the Lheidli T'enneh are preparing to revive the potlatch tradition Nov. 29 in Prince George, B.C.

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Justice for Emmell Rally

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - November 2, 2019 - 11:30am

Anti-Racism: Justice for Emmell Rally (November 1, 2019)

Justice for Emmell Rally

Justice for Emmell Rally

 

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Windsor Indigenous artist's hand-made jewelry to be featured in Vanity Fair UK

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 8:00am
Kat Pasquach

Indigenous artist and jewelry-maker Kat Paquach got a surprise e-mail from Condé Nast inviting her to be a part of a promotional spread in Vanity Fair UK.

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What does 'implementing UNDRIP' actually mean?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 7:00am
First Nations leadership hold printed copies of tabled legislation

The N.W.T. is due to follow B.C. in writing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People into law — but what would it actually do?

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Embroidering circle sparks healing for survivors of violence, MMIWG families

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 2, 2019 - 4:00am
Women are Sisters

Women in Montreal have been attending a healing circle where they embroider squares to contribute to a quilt that will honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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Métis Nation-Saskatchewan terminates agreement on business loan fund

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
Glen McCallum Metis Nation

Administrators of a fund that provides loans to budding Métis entrepreneurs say they're concerned about the fund's future, after the organization representing Saskatchewan's Métis citizens ended a long-standing agreement.

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ImagineNative now 1st Indigenous film festival that can qualify a film for Oscar consideration

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 3:02pm
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Live action shorts that win a prize at Toronto's ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival can now seek Oscar consideration.

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Sheshatshiu 'needs a miracle,' says physician who worked to help Labrador children

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 2:31pm
ted-rosales-labrador-crisis

A physician who has worked with leaders in Labrador, Newfoundland and Canada to address the fallout of alcohol abuse says he's not surprised by the suicide crisis that's recently been declared by Innu leaders.

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Financial uncertainty at historic auction house could cause 'devastating hit to the fur industry'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 1:44pm
Canada Lynx

One of only two fur auction houses in Canada says it can't guarantee it will be able to sell wild fur over the coming season after its banking partners "appear to have decided to get out of the fur business."

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What reading and storytelling means to Maria Campbell

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 1:29pm
Maria Campbell

The celebrated Métis elder and author on the important role books and storytelling played in her life.

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TRC Honorary Witness grapples with feeling like a 'fraud' after observing testimony

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 1, 2019 - 12:24pm
Nick Noorani

Nick Noorani was chosen to be an Honorary Witness at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His role included hearing stories of residential school survivors, first hand.

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