Sask. minister says Indigenous 'lobbyists' should not have been at federal child welfare meeting

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 26, 2019 - 11:56am
Paul Merriman

Saskatchewan's Minister of Social Services says he and his provincial and territorial counterparts are feeling left out of Ottawa's plan to reform child welfare.

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Tanya Tagaq shortlisted for $60K Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Split Tooth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 26, 2019 - 9:33am
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

The annual award honours the best Canadian debut novel. The other finalists are Joshua Whitehead, Ian Williams, Casey Plett, Liz Harmer and Tyler Hellard.

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Forced to live on roadsides: the dark history of Metis road allowances

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 26, 2019 - 9:00am

After the Métis were dispossessed of their land through the scrip process, many ended up squatting on small sections of land along the sides of roads and railway lines.

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Non-band residents choose to leave rather than pay $50K to stay on Semiahmoo reserve

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 26, 2019 - 7:00am
Semiahmoo evictions Naomi Mitchell

More than 30 people prepare to leave lands as First Nation transitions to clean water supply.

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Cold case: RCMP release new photos of vehicles of interest in teen girl's death

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 10:53pm
Cochrane RCMP

RCMP are looking for information about the more than a decade-old death of a 16-year-old girl — after new technology has been applied to the cold case.

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North End school kids working to help young Indigenous women feel empowered and safe

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 8:40pm
Shay-Ann Scott-Jolicoeur and Lekighe Kissu organize event at

Two Grade 12 students from St. John's High School want changes to help young women feel empowered and safer in their own community. They organized an event at their school Thursday night to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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FSIN pitches direct link between First Nations and Buckingham Palace at UN forum

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 7:19pm
Chief Evan Taypotat UN Forum

The idea of a treaty commissioner is nothing new in Saskatchewan. The FSIN is now pitching the idea of creating a commissioner who works internationally.

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Century Downs to host Canadian Indian Relay Racing Championships

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 6:10pm
Steven Wolftail

In its third season, the Canadian Indian Relay Racing Association is set to call Calgary home for its 2019 championship finals in the fall.

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Why this bright Indigenous boy who speaks 3 languages almost failed out of school in Australia

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 5:55pm
Dujuan Hoosan

Dujuan's story is at the centre of a new documentary called In My Blood It Runs, which premiers Friday at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

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Lack of Inuktut education in Nunavut constitutes 'cultural genocide,' says study

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 4:46pm
Aluki Kotierk

A study commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. claims that governments are practising 'cultural genocide' in regards to Inuktut education in the territory, saying that the territory's education system is failing in its efforts.

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FSIN calls for trespassing charges against farmer evicted from Ochapowace land

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 4:32pm
Tim Bear and Margaret Bear Ochapowace

Leaders of a reserve in the Esterhazy area say a reported trespassing incident where a gun was present, combined with alleged inaction by police, has heightened tension and fear in their community.

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Autumn Peltier named chief water commissioner by Anishinabek Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 3:18pm
Autumn Peltier Water Walker on Manitoulin Island

An Indigenous teen from northeastern Ontario is taking over her great aunt’s role as an advocate for water protection of the Great Lakes.

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Long lost NHL game film featuring Indigenous pioneer Fred Sasakamoose screening in Saskatoon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 3:07pm

Thursday, at Saskatoon's Roxy Theatre, Sasakamoose and the Blackhawks will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in a replay of a game originally contested in 1954. It's the only known NHL appearance of Fred Sasakamoose captured on film.

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Colten Boushie documentary makes history as Hot Docs opener

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 2:12pm
Sask Farm Shooting 20180205

Hot Docs kicks off its latest edition in Toronto on Thursday by shining a light on inequity and systemic racism in the Canadian legal system and efforts of Colten Boushie's family to push for change.

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Only B.C. has taken up Ottawa's offer to split costs for abandoned bus routes, minister says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 10:32am
B.C. Transit North

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal government will also pay half the cost for the B.C. Bus North service the province began last year at an expense of $2 million.

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From church to ceremony: Métis returning to tradition

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Fiola collage

Métis scholar Chantal Fiola says colonization had a huge impact on Métis spirituality, but many are returning to ceremony.

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What's Métis scrip? North America's 'largest land swindle,' says Indigenous lawyer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Scrip Coupon

Scrip was a government-run process that separated Métis people from their land, says Jason Madden, an Indigenous rights lawyer. He calls it Canada's "best kept secret."

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Wildfire emerges from hibernation near Telegraph Creek, B.C.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Telegraph Creek

The devastating Alkali Lake wildfire smouldered underground through the winter. 'Once it gets presented with the right weather conditions, it can re-emerge — and that's what we are seeing here,' a fire official said.

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Canada to ban industrial activities inside marine-protected areas

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 9:00am
St. Anns Bank

Canada is banning industrial activities inside marine-protected areas (MPAs), including offshore oil and gas development and bottom-trawl fishing, but the prohibition won't automatically apply to activities in fisheries conservation areas designated as marine refuges.

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Thessalon mill workers face layoffs while First Nation and province negotiate land claim

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 25, 2019 - 8:23am

About a dozen sawmill workers in the north are facing layoffs, because the province has closed off some of the forests in the Thessalon area, while it negotiates a land claim with the nearby First Nation.

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