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9th person charged in Tiki Laverdiere murder investigation

July 12, 2020 - 12:53pm
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RCMP arrested Charles St. Savard in Edmonton on Friday. He becomes the ninth person to be charged in the death of Tiki Laverdiere, who went missing last May and was found dead two months later.

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Northern Alberta First Nation requires masks in public following first COVID-19 case

July 12, 2020 - 12:50pm
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The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says masks are now mandatory after the community learned of its first COVID-19 case.

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Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in organizes community hunt of Fortymile caribou to bridge generation gap

July 12, 2020 - 10:00am
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After a voluntarily not hunting the Fortymile caribou herd for more than two decades years, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in says the time is right for a community hunt. 

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Artists collective seeks to help an Indigenous youth turn their scary story into a horror film

July 12, 2020 - 4:00am
Yuma Hester and Ashley Maracle

A new contest is asking Indigenous youth to submit a scary story, to win the opportunity to turn it into a short horror film.

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'It's not just a canoe to us': Squamish and Musqueam Nations launch 3 race canoes

July 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Members of the Squamish and Musqueam Nations are celebrating the launch of three canoes to race in the war canoe circuit — two of them newly built cedar strip canoes, and one decades-old refurbished dugout.

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Montreal Lake Cree Nation goes into 'total lockdown' after positive COVID-19 test

July 11, 2020 - 11:41am
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The Montreal Lake Cree Nation, located about 100 kilometres north of Prince Albert, has locked itself down after a person there tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Haida Gwaii 'staycation grants' help locals play tourist in their own backyard

July 11, 2020 - 11:00am
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The Gwaii Trust Society is giving grants of up to $250 to Haida Gwaii residents who want to explore the area and support local tourism operators who have been hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo sues oilsands company over unpaid taxes

July 11, 2020 - 9:00am

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is suing Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. over $15.8 million of unpaid taxes and arrears, according to court documents.

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New Telemia Tourism Lodge 'a natural fit' for Deh Gah Got'ie First Nation, says councillor

July 11, 2020 - 6:00am
Deh Gah Got'ie First Nation Councillor Michael Vandell

The Telemia Tourism Lodge near Fort Providence, N.W.T., may be new but it has a long history in the area.

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Haida matriarchs to occupy lands as fishing lodges reopen

July 10, 2020 - 5:58pm
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A group of Haida matriarchs say they plan to occupy two ancient villages on Haida Gwaii after two fishing lodges decided to reopen on the remote archipelago, despite objections from the First Nation.

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Former Hay River teacher shares story of racism in N.W.T. school system

July 10, 2020 - 12:07pm
Storm Lynn

Storm Lynn, a former substitute teacher and member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation, is speaking out against the systemic racism she has experienced and witnessed in the N.W.T.’s school system.

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Listuguj chief says New Brunswick travel ban doesn't consider ancestral rights

July 10, 2020 - 9:44am
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The Chief of Listuguji First Nation says New Brunswick didn’t consider the ancestral rights of the Mi'kmaq people when he imposed a travel ban between Quebec and New Brunswick.

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Cliffs of Fundy, Bonavista Peninsula named UNESCO Global Geoparks

July 10, 2020 - 7:02am
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Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador sites were given international honours on Friday for their geohistorical significance.

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How one Mi'kmaq boy went from fearing police to shooting hoops with them

July 10, 2020 - 6:12am
Kingston Gallant & Peter Stay

In June, as riots and protests against police violence erupted across the world, 10-year-old Kingston Gallant watched with growing fear.

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Mayor, community members urge Morden hockey team to ditch controversial nickname

July 10, 2020 - 6:00am
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A senior hockey team in rural Manitoba that's resisted calls to discard its controversial name is facing new pressure from its mayor and other residents.

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Point of View: The Oka Crisis — looking forward after 30 years

July 10, 2020 - 5:00am
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When the razor wire came down in Kahnesatake, 78 days after the crisis began on July 11, 1990, Quebec tried to pretend it never happened, says Mohawk writer Taionrén:hote Dan David. No wonder so little has changed in the three decades since.

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Popular B.C. Interior beach closed by local First Nation amid COVID-19 concerns

July 9, 2020 - 7:13pm

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) has closed the Chopaka Bridge Beach, which is a private beach on reserve land, because it worries tourists might bring COVID-19 to the community.

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Saskatoon mayoral candidate denounces 'Monday morning quarterbacking' of Evan Penner arrest video

July 9, 2020 - 6:58pm
Rob Norris

Rob Norris says people need to let the Public Complaints Commission's investigation into the arrest of Evan Penner play out first before they come to conclusions about the July 4 confrontation.

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Montreal removes Cabot Square bench that deterred passersby from sitting for too long

July 9, 2020 - 5:56pm

If the city is going to discourage people from sitting too long in certain locations, it should do more to help the homeless people who congregate there, says the executive director of Montreal's Native Women's Shelter.

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Independent investigator's report to determine range, extent of anti-Indigenous racism in health-care system

July 9, 2020 - 2:44pm
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Independent investigator Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond said Thursday that her investigation into B.C.'s health-care system will be multi-phased, wide-ranging, and will seek to determine the range and extent of anti-Indigenous racism in the system, and how it affects care.

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