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Who wore it best? Cree cousins dress as Amazing Race Canada winners for Halloween

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 3:31pm
Amazing race Halloween costume

The latest season of Amazing Race Canada made such an impact on two Cree cousins that the girls will be trick-or-treating this Halloween as Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, the two-spirit couple who won the popular television competition in September.

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'That is not consultation': Manitoba First Nation fights $453M Manitoba-Minnesota power line in court

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 11:59am
Sagkeeng First Nation chief Derrick Henderson, lawyers Kate Kemper and Corey Sheffman

A Manitoba Indigenous community is taking the province to court over a $453-million power transmission project it says it wasn't properly consulted on before construction started last summer.

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'Growing pains' expected when N.W.T.'s 911 service goes live on Monday

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 7:00am
911 patch

The long-awaited fire, police and medical dispatch service is set to go live, territory-wide, on Nov. 4.

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'Kwe' Ni'n Teluisi': Learning Mi'kmaq online from the Native Council of P.E.I.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 5:00am
Starr Bennett

The Native Council of P.E.I. has launched a new video series that aims to teach people the Mi’kmaq language. The videos teach viewers individual words and simple phrases.

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Elementary school stops bullies by fostering talk, trust

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 4:00am
Dylan

When traditional methods of punishment weren't doing anything to reduce bullying and school violence, a school in Truro, N.S., decided to try a restorative-justice approach — and says it's paying off.

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Underfunded and under-resourced, Indigenous police services struggle with MMIWG cases

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 4:00am
Tiffany Morrison sign

Three reports published this year call on structural and funding changes to Indigenous policing as many forces struggle to meet their communities' safety and security needs.

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Western separatism would have to face treaty nations, say First Nations leaders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 4:00am
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Prairie First Nation leaders say Alberta and Saskatchewan can’t separate without their consent because the legal underpinnings allowing Canada to settle the region are based on the signing of the numbered treaties. 

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Mandatory Grade 11 English course only teaches Indigenous books

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 30, 2019 - 4:00am
WDR_EnglishTeacher

Eight of 15 high schools with the GECDSB are using the mandatory Grade 11 English course to teach students about Indigenous authors.

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Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation in N.L. declares suicide crisis

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 6:27pm
Eugene Hart

A First Nations community in Newfoundland and Labrador declared a crisis on Tuesday after 10 suicide attempts were reported in a matter of days. 

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Six Nations weekly puts out paper despite fire that damaged newsroom

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 5:44pm
Turtle island fire

Staff at a newspaper on the Six Nations of the Grand River lost part of their newsroom and a number of their work computers in a fire, but that didn't stop them from getting the latest issue of the paper to the printers on time.

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Jana Angulalik's journey to proudly wearing traditional Inuit tattoos — and giving them to others

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 11:45am
 Jana Angulalik

"I've been able to take what's happened to me and use that as a tool to help others." See her story of embracing her identity on This Ink Runs Deep.

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Healing through grief: 'If I wasn't doing what I'm doing ... I probably wouldn't be here'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Mason Buffalo

When Mason Buffalo lost several family members to suicide, he nearly gave up. Instead he decided it was time for someone to speak up.

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N.W.T. Legislature to expand translation services to 9 official languages

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 7:00am
Inuktitut interpreters

The N.W.T. has 11 official languages, but during the last government’s term, the legislative assembly only had full-time interpreters for Denesuline (Chipewyan), Tlicho and French, and part-time interpreters for North Slavey, South Slavey and Inuvialuktun.

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Indigenous students' haunted house spooky enough to scare Ellen's producer? They think so 

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 7:00am
Colleen Underwood

Students at the Sunchild First Nation are hoping to see The Ellen DeGeneres Show's executive producer Andy Lassner on Oct. 30 when they open their Hollywood Horror themed haunted house to the public. They've produced more than 30 videos inviting Lassner in the hopes he'll say yes. So far, no response.

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Cornwallis task force seeks more input on Indigenous history

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 6:21am
Cornwallis statue

The task force on the commemoration of Edward Cornwallis and Indigenous history kicked off a second round of public consultations Monday night in Dartmouth.

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Concern and confusion as police approach people who testified at MMIWG inquiry

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 4:00am
Desjarlais at Crab Park MMIWG rally

Before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls wrapped in June, it sent referral letters to some police forces requesting they "take further action" relating to some of the testimony heard during the inquiry. But it never informed those who testified it was doing so and didn't give police instructions on how to follow through, leaving both sides frustrated.

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Legal playing field tilted against First Nations in resource development battles, says new report

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 4:00am
Gidimt'en checkpoint Jan 7

Canada's legal landscape continues to be heavily in favour of corporations when it comes to court injunctions during conflicts with First Nations over resource development, according to a report released Tuesday by an Indigenous-led think tank. 

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Bear Clan, police call for more support to prevent violent crime in Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 29, 2019 - 12:33am
Kinver homicide scene

After three deaths and a shooting on the weekend, those who are trying to keep Winnipeg safe say more resources are needed.

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'We need to change': Group sets sights on housing 1,500 homeless Winnipeggers by 2025

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 5:38pm
Homeless camp All Saints Church

Sounds from a drum circle filled Thunderbird House Monday morning as a group working to combat homelessness released an ambitious plan to help those on the streets find more permanent housing.

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A soup season must: Turkey Neck Soup is a brothy sipper that couldn't be simpler

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 4:11pm
Turkey Neck Soup

Chef Shane M. Chartrand's family fave shines at the holidays but also belongs in weeknight recipe rotation.

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