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Battleford Industrial School Cemetery now a provincial heritage site

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 4:01pm
battle-river-cairn-cemetery

The Battleford Industrial School Cemetery, resting place to at least 74 children, is now a provincial heritage site.

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Murder charge laid in death of Regina mother missing since March

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 12:28pm
Jenaya Wapemoose search

Regina police have made two arrests and laid a murder charge in the case of a young woman, Jenaya Wapemoose, missing since March.

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Neighbours help each other after power outage forces evacuation in northern Manitoba

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 11:42am
downed power line Pimicikamak Cree Nation

A pair of northern Manitoba communities banded together to keep elders and children warm after a winter storm knocked out power for more than 24 hours. 

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Waubgeshig Rice wins 2019 Evergreen Award for Moon of the Crusted Snow

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 10:59am
Moon of Crusted Snow by Waugeshig Rice

The Evergreen Award is part of Ontario's Forest of Reading program, which invites people to read and vote on a selection of Canadian fiction and nonfiction titles curated by librarians.

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Why one N.W.T. teen is suing the Canadian government over climate change inaction

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 10:00am
CLIMATE STRIKE GRETA THUNBERG VANCOUVER LAWSUIT

Hiroki Masuzumi is one of 15 youth from across the country suing the federal government over climate change, claiming Ottawa's role in perpetuating the crisis violates their fundamental rights.

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Focus on healing after young woman drowns in Sheshatshiu

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 9:22am
Sheshatshiu search

People in Sheshatshiu are mourning the loss of a 20-year-old woman who drowned over the weekend, while officials are seeking to bring in counselling services to help residents cope.

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Trail-building project for First Nation teens stalled after province redirects $100K in funds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 8:00am
AYMBP

The Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program, which employs youth around the province building trails, is another casualty of B.C.'s decision to divert $25-million from the Rural Dividend Program to help displaced forestry workers.

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We've spelled this N.W.T. community's name wrong for almost 50 years

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 7:00am
dettah

The database of official place names in Canada has had the spelling wrong for a First Nations community in the Northwest Territories since 1971. The Yellowknives Dene are now asking local media to start getting it right.

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Crown land to be returned to Squamish Nation, including world-class rock climbing area

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 6:00am
Squamish climbing

Long before the small plot of land near a provincial park in Squamish, B.C. was a climbing haven, it belonged to the Squamish Nation — and now that it’s being returned, the future of the popular climbing area is uncertain.

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Former Halifax poet laureate publishes companion book to famed Rita Joe poem

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 5:00am
Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas's book is a companion to Rita Joe's famous poem, I Lost My Talk.

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Federally run Six Nations school has a bullying problem that's gone unaddressed for years, parents say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 28, 2019 - 4:00am
Kingston Barnhart,

Parents and children say an elementary school in Six Nations, located southwest of Hamilton, has been plagued by bullying for several years, but neither the school's administration nor the federal bureaucrat who oversees the school have done enough to address it.

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Police make arrest in death of Candace Stevens

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 3:02pm
Candace Stevens

Fredericton police confirmed Sunday they have made an arrest in the death of New Brunswick woman Candace Stevens.

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Rail makes getting to B.C.'s remote Seton Portage an epic adventure

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Seton Portage

A train shuttle serving residents of tiny Shalalth and Seton Portage in B.C.'s southern Interior is under threat, yet it's also a popular tourist attraction.

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Protest Against Tokyo Summer Olympics

RADICAL CITIZEN MEDIA - October 27, 2019 - 11:43am

International Issues: Protest Against Tokyo Summer Olympics (October 26, 2019)

 

Tokyo Olympic Protest

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Here comes the green power: Makkovik installs new solar panel unit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 9:23am
Makkovik Arena solar panels

The town of Makkovik is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of a 192-panel solar unit.

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N.W.T. elementary students compose music about colonialism

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 7:00am
Kaily Ongahak

Students at the Weledeh School are joining students across the country writing songs about Canadian history and colonialism.

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'It does get hot': A peek inside a Mi'kmaq sweat lodge

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Sweat lodge

In a small enclave at the far end of the Abegweit First Nation reserve, about 20 kilometres northeast of Charlottetown, sits a tent-like structure covered with a green tarp and heavy blanket. It’s the local sweat lodge, where Mi’kmaq elder Junior Peter-Paul and others gather every Sunday for a ceremony.

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Keepers of the Language: South Slavey is a lifelong gift for host of CBC's Dehcho Dene

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 5:00am
Peter Hope May 2019

Even though English became a part of Peter Hope's life, he never forgot how to speak South Slavey. Hope says growing up in Fort Simpson, nearly everyone spoke the language. 'It was a gift. It was there.'

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Mother Earth graces lawn at University of Ottawa

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - October 27, 2019 - 4:00am
Mother Earth

The 2.5-metre-tall sculpture stands in front of Tabaret Hall as reminder of Indigenous culture on campus — a recognition some say has been lacking.

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