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Regulators deny First Nations' request to delay Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement in Minnesota

4 hours 55 min ago
US Enbridge Line 3

A regulatory panel on Friday denied a request from two First Nations to prevent Enbridge Energy from moving forward in Minnesota with its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, which broke ground this week after receiving its final state permit.

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N.B. 'working group' not a substitute for inquiry into systemic racism, Tobique chief says

5 hours 22 min ago
Ross Perley

Tobique First Nation Chief Ross Perley says a new "working group" formed by Arlene Dunn, Aboriginal affairs minister, is a good first step toward reconciliation but is not a replacement for an inquiry into systemic racism in New Brunswick.

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First Nations leaders call for probe into gender-based discrimination within AFN

6 hours 42 min ago
Doris Bill

A pair of First Nations leaders are pushing for the Assembly of First Nations to agree to an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the organization.

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COVID vaccine distribution must prioritize Indigenous communities: FSIN

10 hours 36 min ago
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to First Nations communities must be a priority once it becomes available.

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Sipekne'katik chief appeals to prime minister to intervene in self government, parallel fishery

10 hours 38 min ago
Mike Sack

The Sipekne'katik First Nation called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday to intercede in its fight to secure a moderate livelihood fishery as part of Mi'kmaw self-government.

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Qaumajuq featured in Condé Nast Traveller's 21 places to visit in 2021

12 hours 23 min ago
Inuit Art Centre

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s home for the world’s largest collection of Inuit art is scheduled to open in February 2021. It’s one of the main reasons Winnipeg has been chosen as one of the 21 places to visit in 2021 by Condé Nast Traveller magazine.

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Five people in Attawapiskat test positive for COVID-19

16 hours 8 min ago
Attawapiskat First Nation

The James Bay Cree community of Attawapiskat is going into lockdown after five people tested positive for COVID-19.

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117 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shamattawa, Man., renewing calls for military aid

December 3, 2020 - 7:56pm
Shamattawa First Nation sign

The chief of Shamattawa First Nation in northern Manitoba is renewing calls for military aid in his community as the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to grow. 

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Indigenous rights advocates 'cautiously optimistic' about Liberal UNDRIP legislation

December 3, 2020 - 5:29pm
Judith Sayers

Indigenous rights advocates say the Liberal government’s draft legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People is better than expected.

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Gaining trust: History of Indigenous experiments poses challenge in COVID health

December 3, 2020 - 5:25pm

Some leaders and health professionals say they are facing a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic of persuading Indigenous people to trust a health system that has a history of experimenting on them.

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Meet this year's inductees to the Order of Yukon

December 3, 2020 - 3:05pm
2020 order of yukon

The Commissioner of Yukon has announced this year’s inductees to the Order of Yukon.

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Manitoba premier wants extra doses of vaccine if Ottawa reserves portion for First Nations

December 3, 2020 - 1:38pm
Manitoba Throne Speech 20201007

The federal government's proposed plan to reserve a portion of the COVID-19 vaccine for First Nations would leave Manitoba with the fewest number of doses for the rest of the population, Premier Brian Pallister said.

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Cree student awarded Order of the White Rose in memory of Polytechnique victims

December 3, 2020 - 12:36pm
Ordre Rose Blanche 20201203

An Indigenous engineering student is this year's recipient of the Order of the White Rose from Polytechnique Montreal in memory of the victims and survivors of the 1989 anti-feminist attack on the school.

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First Nation appeals to province to help cover $6.3M shortfall on $100M geothermal project

December 3, 2020 - 10:29am
Clark Lake Geothermal Site

Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Gale says if the money is not secured by March 31, 2021, $40 million of funds from the federal government will disappear. 

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Yellowknives Dene demand federal compensation, economic benefits from Giant Mine

December 3, 2020 - 10:24am
Bobby Drygeese marches in Giant Mine demonstration

Members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation demonstrated outside the Giant Mine site Wednesday demanding a federal apology, compensation and a formal role in the remediation of their traditional lands.

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Liberals introduce bill to implement UN Indigenous rights declaration

December 3, 2020 - 9:57am
Single Sport Gambling 20201126

The Liberal government introduced legislation today that will begin the process of bringing Canadian law into alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).

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Our Health Counts highlights challenges Indigenous people face accessing health care in Thunder Bay, Ont.

December 3, 2020 - 7:00am
Janet Smylie

A new study, coordinated by Anishnawbe Mushkiki, an Aboriginal health centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., highlights some of the challenges Indigenous people face, when accessing health care in the city.

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief 'disappointed' to hear government won't hit boil water advisory deadline

December 3, 2020 - 6:00am
Nishnawbe Aski Nation 20170310

The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) said he was "disappointed" to hear the federal government acknowledge it would not meet the deadline it set for itself to end all long-term boil water advisories in First Nations.

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How these Kanien'kehá:ka students are trying to Indigenize a Quebec college

December 3, 2020 - 4:00am
Indigenous ambassadors program

The Indigenous ambassadors program is a multi-year journey that has provided Indigenous students at Champlain College-Saint Lambert with peer support, mentorship, leadership, and advocacy opportunities.

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First COVID-19 cases detected in Nova Scotia First Nation

December 2, 2020 - 5:40pm
Sipekne'katik flag flies at Alton Gas protest site

Two cases of COVID-19 were found in Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia. It's the first time COVID-19 has been detected on a First Nation in Atlantic Canada.

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