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Listuguj impatient with failure to define 'moderate livelihood' in fishery

September 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Listuguj/Campbellton border

Listuguj's fall lobster fishery is underway in the Bay of Chaleur, and the First Nation's plan to sell part of the catch isn't covered by its licence, despite a 21-year-old Supreme Court of Canada ruling.

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Ousted Caldwell First Nation chief denies allegations after sudden removal by council

September 24, 2020 - 6:00am
Mary Duckworth, Caldwell First Nation

A confidential memo sent to the Caldwell First Nation membership and obtained by CBC News outlines the "highly improper" conduct it says led to the removal of Mary Duckworth as chief.

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Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful

September 24, 2020 - 5:00am
Red Cup

A high school in Coxheath, N.S., has ended a tradition spanning nearly 50 years by changing the name of its sports team.

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Meet Mattmac, the blind Oji-Cree artist who writes, raps and produces his own music

September 24, 2020 - 4:00am
Matthew Monias, MattMac

Matthew Monias, who was born blind, grew up in the Oji-Cree community of Garden Hill, about 475 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and produces and performs his own music.  

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Demolition of Indian day school helps heal trauma for Gitanyow First Nation

September 24, 2020 - 2:19am
Wanda Good, manager of Indian Residential School program in Gitanyow

Wanda Good studied at the day school for Indigenous children in the late 1970s. She conducted a small ceremony at the school on Wednesday to call back what she believes the students' spirits trapped by abuse.

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Métis Nation-Saskatchewan files statement of claim over provincial duty to consult

September 23, 2020 - 4:11pm
North Fraser Metis 2

The Métis Nation-Saskatchewan is looking to the courts to settle its disputes with the 2010 First Nation Métis Consultation Policy Framework.

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Mi'kmaq lobster fishery signals new wave of Indigenous resource activity

September 23, 2020 - 3:09pm
Pam Palmater

Canadians should expect to see more Indigenous involvement in resource industries, such as fishing, says the chair in Indigenous governance in the department of politics and public administration at Ryerson University.

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Anishinaabe elder calls for end to racism, violence in Thunder Bay, Ont.

September 23, 2020 - 12:16pm
Ma-Nee Chacaby

A group calling itself Not One More Death held a public event on Tuesday to mourn deaths due to poverty and racism in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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Study shows Indigenous employees more satisfied when working for Indigenous employers

September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm
CCAB logo

A new study shows Indigenous employees are more satisfied when working for Indigenous employers.

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Evening classes for teens as a COVID-19 measure a hit at Colville Lake high school

September 23, 2020 - 7:00am
Colville Lake School

For high school students in Colville Lake, school runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. ‘It’s better than waking up in the morning for me,’ says Logan Orlias, 16.

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Cree partners keep large-scale eelgrass research on track during pandemic 

September 23, 2020 - 6:00am
Henry Stewart Cree diver

For decades, Cree hunters have been reporting a dramatic decline in eelgrass beds along the James Bay coast and dwindling numbers of Canada geese, which are a staple in the Cree diet. 

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Court date set for 3 First Nations challenging Gordon Cosens forest management plan

September 23, 2020 - 6:00am
Jason Gauthier

Chapleau Cree First Nation, Missanabie Cree First Nation and Brunswick House First Nation have filed legal proceedings against the provincial government over the environmental assessment process for the Gordon Cosens forest management plan.

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Mi'kmaw community says rights-based fishery regulations rival those of DFO

September 23, 2020 - 4:00am
Lobster traps outside DFO

The First Nation community operating a new, self-regulated lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says its harvesting regulations rival and may even exceed the standards of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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New children's book rhymes English and Anishinaabemowin words to help language learners

September 23, 2020 - 4:00am
It's a Mitig!

Bridget George wrote and illustrated It's a Mitig, a children’s book that features an Anishinaabemowin and English rhyming scheme, for her son.

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COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week

September 23, 2020 - 4:00am
Flora Weistche

One death was reported this week bringing the total of deaths on First Nations reserves from COVID-19 reported by Indigenous Services Canada to 10.

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Vigil for murdered and missing Indigenous women to feature personal stories on video

September 22, 2020 - 7:45pm
Deborah Green

Every Oct. 4, a vigil is held for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across the country. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are sharing stories virtually for those who can't attend in person.

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Salmon and smiles: 30,000 pounds of fish distributed in Whitehorse

September 22, 2020 - 7:27pm
Darlene Scurvey

The Yukon First Nations Education Directorate gave away 30,000 pounds of free fish as part of its nutritional program in Whitehorse this week.

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Scale of Sipekne'katik fishery won't harm lobster stocks, says prof

September 22, 2020 - 5:08pm
Moderate Livelihood Tags

A university professor who studies fisheries management says given its small scale of operation, the Mi'kmaw fishery in southwest Nova Scotia won't harm lobster stocks like commercial fishermen have argued.

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Hotel owner says Métis Nation—Sask. president dismissed repeated warnings to follow COVID-19 rules

September 22, 2020 - 7:00am

Métis Nation—Saskatchewan president Glen McCallum ignored pleas to follow COVID-19 protocols during a two-day meeting at a Waskesiu hotel last week, according to the hotel's owner. McCallum got tested for COVID-19 last Tuesday, but did not isolate as he awaited the result.

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P.E.I. Mi'kmaq chiefs say they will launch a livelihood fishery after community consultation

September 22, 2020 - 5:00am
NS Lobster Protest 20200917

The chiefs of P.E.I.’s two First Nations, Abegweit and Lennox Island, say they are looking at how to proceed with launching a moderate livelihood fishery in the province.

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