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Cree bus service catching on in unexpected way

April 24, 2019 - 5:32pm

Numbers collected for 2018 show the parcel rather than passenger service is in demand.

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'I was in shock': Video captures OPP officer throwing 16-year-old Indigenous girl to the ground during arrest

April 24, 2019 - 4:21pm
Sioux Lookout OPP assault incident

The woman who captured a widely-circulated video showing an OPP officer forcefully throwing a 16-year-old Indigenous girl to the ground in Sioux Lookout on Tuesday says she was shocked as she watched the incident unfold.

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Ottawa has fallen back to 'managing the problem' with Indigenous Peoples, says Jody Wilson-Raybould

April 24, 2019 - 3:04pm
Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a First Nations justice conference Wednesday she is concerned the federal government is falling back into old patterns in its dealings with Indigenous Peoples.

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Métis group sickened over theft of trailer full of traditional encampment supplies

April 24, 2019 - 2:37pm
Métis Nation of Ontario stolen supplies

Inside the trailer were supplies that volunteers use to set up traditional Métis encampments at schools and historical sites.

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Indigenous issues absent from Liberals' 1st day in Labrador

April 24, 2019 - 12:49pm
Dwight Ball on plane

Liberal leader Dwight Ball arrived in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Tuesday evening.

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Sioux Lookout's Maternal-infant Support Worker Program celebrates its first 6 graduates

April 24, 2019 - 10:37am
Maternal-infant Support Workers graduates

The six inaugural graduates of a landmark new program in Sioux Lookout, Ont., are now supporting mothers in remote First Nations as they prepare to give birth.

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Edmonton actor lands role in 'spooky' new Netflix series

April 24, 2019 - 9:00am
Griffin Powell-Arcand

Griffin Powell-Arcand was working as a prep cook, chopping oysters and clams at a downtown Edmonton seafood restaurant late last year when he got the call.

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'I felt like I was betraying my own': Indigenous social workers open up about challenges

April 24, 2019 - 8:00am
Mother in shadow

Indigenous social workers speak out about the challenges of working in a small community where everyone knows every one.

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'How do you not see your people in these Indigenous youth?': Couple working to decolonize classrooms

April 24, 2019 - 7:00am
Erin Goodpipe and Ben Ironstand

Erin Goodpipe and Ben Ironstand are a young Indigenous couple who are both educators in the Regina Public School system. They both come from difficult backgrounds and have strong cultural knowledge - but transferring that knowledge to their classrooms is not always easy.

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Northerners aren't ready to cash in on $1B Giant Mine cleanup, oversight board says

April 24, 2019 - 6:00am
Giant mine 2018

The $1-billion cleanup of Giant Mine will be one of the largest economic projects in the Northwest Territories, but northerners aren't ready to take advantage of it, according to the latest report from the board overseeing the project.

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Manitoba First Nations demand halt to flood channel work after lands cleared in private

April 23, 2019 - 8:55pm
Lake St. Martin Channel

A number of First Nations are calling on the Manitoba government to halt all work surrounding the construction of a flood outlet near their communities.

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Indigenous leaders at UN meeting push for decade dedicated to language revitalization

April 23, 2019 - 7:52pm
Wilton Littlechild

Indigenous leaders are calling for the UN's year of Indigenous languages to be expanded to a decade in speeches at a gathering in New York this week of the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Ochapowace First Nation, FSIN accuse RCMP of not responding to trespassing call

April 23, 2019 - 6:10pm
chief margaret bear

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says Esterhazy RCMP failed to respond to several complaints of a trespasser on Ochapowace First Nation land last week.

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Mohawk police investigating after Kahnawake couple reported missing in U.S.

April 23, 2019 - 5:44pm
Jadie Diabo & David Montour

The Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers are searching for Jadie Diabo and David Montour from Kahnawake, Que. The two have been missing a week.

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Aroland First Nation man, 21, charged with 1st degree murder after altercation at powwow grounds

April 23, 2019 - 9:08am
OPP Door

Police in Greenstone have charged Brady Gagnon, a 21-year-old man from Aroland First Nation, with first degree murder after receiving a a complaint about an altercation at the powwow grounds in the community early Friday morning.

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Six Nations of the Grand River closer to taking control of its education system

April 23, 2019 - 8:03am
Emily C. General Elementary School

For years Six Nations of the Grand River has wanted complete control over its education system — and now they say they’re closer to achieving the goal with a new vision.

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'Colonial model of policing' fails many Indigenous communities, study finds

April 23, 2019 - 7:29am

A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve.

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'Reconciliation in action': Calls made to save Indigenous education program

April 23, 2019 - 4:00am
Ethan Barclay

An Ottawa program that immerses students in Indigenous culture is facing a funding shortfall — and unless things change, it will only be able to continue for one more school year.

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'It's about feeling seen': Métis collective hopes to bring young people together online from across Canada

April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Justin Wiebe Lindsay DuPré

Justin Wiebe said the collective is about bringing together people to reconnect and learn.

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P.E.I. Mi'kmaw soldier buried in France honoured in new tribute

April 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Andrew Poirier and group on Vimy Pilgrimage 2019

It was 102 years ago Pte. Peter Knockwood from Lennox Island, P.E.I., died in battle at Vimy in France in the First World War — long-gone but not forgotten thanks to a new tribute by a complete stranger.

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