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Sweet success for young First Nations cake artist

April 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Alyssa Meekis

Just 25, a baker from Deer Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario who started making cakes for neighbours when she was expecting her son is now filling plenty of orders for her beautifully decorated sweet treats.  

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CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowship winners announced

April 12, 2021 - 6:46pm
Canadian Journalism Foundation-CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fel

This year’s recipients of the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships will explore challenges facing two-spirit and queer Indigenous people and serious mental health issues impacting Indigenous youth. 

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Manitoba Metis Federation plans to give COVID-19 vaccines to 100 members by Saturday

April 12, 2021 - 5:31pm
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The Manitoba Metis Federation plans on having 100 of its members receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine by Saturday.

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N.B. First Nation wins $145M land claim settlement after decades-long battle

April 12, 2021 - 1:45pm
Chief Patricia Bernard

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in northwestern New Brunswick says the federal government has agreed to pay out $145 million in a land claim dispute that has wound through the courts for more than 25 years.

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These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.'s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung

April 12, 2021 - 7:00am
April Martel Bill Enge

Some Indigenous leaders are speaking out about the difficulties of getting federal housing funding after their proposals did not go forward in a latest funding round.

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First Nations proposing new energy corridor in Western Canada

April 12, 2021 - 4:00am
Treaty 8 flag

First Nations leaders in Western Canada are proposing a corridor for transporting commodities from the region and — possibly — to the West Coast.

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Hockeyville win gives Elsipogtog reason to celebrate after week of grief

April 11, 2021 - 4:08pm
Elsipogtog community hockeyville announcement

Elsipogtog First Nation is celebrating a big win for the community on Sunday after a tragic week.

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Indigenous women's groups call on parties to commit to long-term funding

April 11, 2021 - 7:00am
Ann Maje Raider, the executive director of the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society,

Ann Maje Raider, the executive director of the Liard Aboriginal Women's Society, says her organization needs more resources to support Indigenous women and girls.

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Timiskaming First Nation students spread kindness with school challenge

April 11, 2021 - 4:00am

Grade 7 students at Kiwetin School in Timiskaming First Nation, Que., started a random act of kindness challenge to spread kindness throughout the community.

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Edmonton researcher looks into autism spectrum disorder through a First Nations lens

April 10, 2021 - 11:30am
Grant Bruno

Grant Bruno has two children on the autism spectrum. Based on his own experience, he decided to look into studying the lives of Cree families of kids with autism in Maskwacis, Alta.

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Party leaders all support erasing Indigenous slur from 4 Yukon place names

April 10, 2021 - 10:00am
Gaanuulaa/S***w Point Yukon

Yukon’s political party leaders say that an offensive word in the Yukon government’s official names for four places in the territory should be removed.

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Letter from 1929 offers clues about origin of drawing on rock outside Fort Smith, N.W.T.

April 10, 2021 - 8:00am
rock drawing fort smith

A territorial archeologist found a letter presents Richard Mercredi with a theory for drawing on a rockface off the main trail to Mercredi's cabin outside of Fort Smith, N.W.T.

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Indigenous hockey player from Winnipeg to join Team Canada for U18 World Hockey Championship

April 10, 2021 - 7:00am
Conner Roulette

An Indigenous hockey player from Winnipeg will don the Team Canada jersey at the Under-18 World Hockey Championship later this month.

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Prince Philip's relationship with Indigenous people in Canada memorable, complicated

April 10, 2021 - 5:24am

Prince Philip made more than 70 visits or stopovers in Canada between 1950 and 2013, many of which included meetings and events with First Nations leaders and people.

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From stick to stethoscope: how a hockey dream turned into a nursing degree for First Nations woman

April 10, 2021 - 4:00am
Taylor Tom and mother Lori Vogrig

Naotkamegwanning First Nation hockey player Taylor Tom shoots for a university hockey dream and scores an education in nursing.

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Vaccination push pays off for Pimicikamak and other Manitoba First Nations

April 9, 2021 - 9:50pm
Chief David Monias Covid Shot

The chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation says 65 per cent of his community's eligible population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Disastrous 2017 fire makes it easier for First Nation's archeologists to uncover the past

April 9, 2021 - 8:03pm
Skeetchestn Natural Resources team surveying Back Valley

The 76-day Elephant Hill wildfire in summer 2017 burned nearly 1,920 square kilometres of land in Cache Creek and surrounding areas. Now the Skeetchestn Indian Band is unearthing artifacts that confirm their ancestors inhabited the Back Valley for thousands of years.

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Federal gov't to appeal ruling that it overstepped by allowing First Nations to postpone elections

April 9, 2021 - 1:29pm
Welcome to Fort Liard

A federal court justice's ruling at the start of April stems from a dispute about an election that was postponed in Acho Dene Koe First Nation, based in Fort Liard, N.W.T.

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Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

April 9, 2021 - 9:25am
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The Alberta government must pull back its new Forest Act before it becomes law next month, says the grand chief of the province's northern First Nations.

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Manitoba government promise of diabetes coverage 'will save lives' but falls short, advocates say

April 8, 2021 - 5:51pm
Continuous Glucose Monitor

Members of Emergency Diabetes Support for Manitobans say they're pleased the 2021-22 budget commits to cover costs of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, but they question why that support is only being extended to people under the age of 25.

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