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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Short film about Cree man's life in Winnipeg premieres at Hot Docs Festival

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - May 1, 2019 - 4:00am
Life in the city of dirty water

A short documentary looking at life in Winnipeg through the eyes of an urban Indigenous man will premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

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B.C. Indigenous leaders invited to observe Columbia River Treaty talks

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Duncan Dam

Almost a year into the Columbia River Treaty negotiations between Canada and the United States, the federal government has invited B.C. Indigenous leaders to observe the process. Indigenous leaders were not invited to the table when the treaty was first signed in 1964.

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Grand chief of flood-hit Kashechewan says he's praying for other Canadians caught by flooding

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 5:26pm
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The grand chief of the council overseeing the flood-ravaged Kashechewan First Nation says he feels the pain of other Canadians caught up in seasonal flooding and is praying for them as he continues the fight for action to help his own people.

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NAC Indigenous Theatre unveils inaugural season

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
 Kiinalik These Sharp Tools

The National Arts Centre's new Indigenous theatre department has unveiled its inaugural season after suffering a funding setback last month. 

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Inuvik woman first Inuk to win prestigious $25K STEAM Horizon award

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 4:20pm
Tyra Cockney-Goose

Tyra Cockney-Goose hopes to return to the North to inspire Indigenous youth to steadfastly pursue their goals.

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Challenges facing Sask. Indigenous youth are 'relatively flat or getting worse': children's advocate

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 3:35pm
Corey O'Soup is Sask. new children's advocate

Mental health is the number one issue facing Indigenous and Metis youth in the province, according to Saskatchewan's children's advocate.

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'Racial slur was not used' in arrest video, RCMP say, but La Loche mayor calls language 'unacceptable'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 3:31pm
La Loche incident

Videos posted online of police arrests have sparked anger amongst some La Loche, Sask., residents, but an RCMP official says the videos do not tell the full story and have led to some members of the public calling for violence against police.

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Senate committee says Lynn Beyak should be suspended over racist letters

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 3:23pm

A Senate committee is recommending Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended from the upper house for the rest of this parliamentary session after the Ontario senator refused to take down letters hosted on her website that have been widely condemned as racist.

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NFL applies for Duluth Eskimos trademark

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 12:58pm
Roger Goodell

The National Football League may be bringing back a historic team name that will have a familiar — and occasionally controversial — ring to Canadian gridiron fans. Records from the U.S. Patent Office show that the NFL filed a trademark application last week for the Duluth Eskimos.

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Latest Update: Day of Mourning 2019

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - April 30, 2019 - 11:22am

Labour: National Day of Mourning 2019 (April 28, 2019)

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Pikoodinigan, the way kokom used to make

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 10:36am
Maple toffee

Kitigan Zibi chef Cezin Nottawa, co-host of the new culinary documentary series Red Chef Revival, shows us how to make granny's maple toffee.

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Detah woman's story of growing up next to Giant Mine featured in new film

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 8:00am
Stacey Sundberg

Stacey Drygeese-Sundberg wants to make sure that the story of Giant Mine is told as widely as possible. Now, it’s featured in a new documentary Illusions of Control that just premiered at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

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From lumber to leaf: How mill workers could become pot growers in Burns Lake

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 7:00am
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An Indigenous owned company hopes to open a marijuana cultivation facility in an idle lumber mill in northern B.C.

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N.W.T., Nunavut plan more rigorous caribou management

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 7:00am

N.W.T. and Nunavut officials and hunters met in Kugluktuk over management of shared herds. Nunavut will consider lowering its own harvest thresholds of the Bluenose-East over rapid herd decline, says Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq.

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'It's already too much': Family of Christine Wood prepares for murder trial

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 6:00am
Christine-Wood-Photo-Sept. 17

George and Melinda Wood are in Winnipeg from Oxford House for the second-degree murder trial of the man accused of killing their daughter, Christine.

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Cree hockey team wins national title

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 30, 2019 - 5:00am
Waswanipi Chiefs

A hockey team from Waswanipi, Que., got the chance to pay an emotional tribute to one of its founding members and win the Fred Sasakamoose 'Chief Thunderstick' All-Reserve Invitation Senior Contact Hockey Tournament.

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