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New Six Nations program trains women to become welders

May 22, 2018 - 7:43am

A Six Nations school has launched a new program to teach low-income women to weld.

'She was our powwow dancer:' Tears shed as Ministikwan baby joins powwow circle after mother's death

May 21, 2018 - 6:52pm
Makwa Sahgaiehcan powwow baby dancer

The powwow community in Saskatchewan is rallying around a baby who lost his mother less than two months ago.

Ottawa 'Eel Walk' advocates for endangered American Eel

May 21, 2018 - 3:54pm
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People marched from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill, demanding more be done to boost populations of the American Eel in the Ottawa River.

Sask. program helping youth in high-crime communities stay on right side of the law

May 21, 2018 - 2:06pm
Youth violence reduction program Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay Sask

A pilot program in a high-crime area of northeast Saskatchewan is helping to prevent young people with violent tendencies from breaking the law.

'Making wolf': How Calgary and Tsuut'ina can move forward, together

May 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Lee Crowchild

It's a process that dates back to Chief Lee Crowchild's ancestors, who would meet with leaders of tribes with whom they had battled — not to apologize for what had happened, but to validate the experiences on both sides.

Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project

May 21, 2018 - 9:00am

Five young Indigenous people from across Canada have been learning first aid and CPR in Ottawa. It's part of a pilot project aimed at spreading First Aid skills to Indigenous communities. The program is funded through private donations but organizers hope Ottawa will take notice.

Tlicho region looks to bridge language gap between youth, elders

May 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Hunter Mantla

As fewer young people continue to speak Tlicho compared to people over 60, people from the Tlicho region gathered in Behchoko last week to brainstorm what they can do to boost people’s proficiency in the language.

Increase in Indigenous candidates in Ontario election

May 21, 2018 - 5:36am
Mantha and Charles Fox

Indigenous politicians are lending their voice to Ontario's provincial elections, but some are saying they can't be pigeonholed into party platforms.

Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline

May 21, 2018 - 4:00am
Atiya Jaffar 1

The route of Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline runs from Edmonton to Vancouver. CBC's Nick Purdon and Leonardo Palleja traveled it and spoke to regular people who live beside the pipe about what's at stake for them and their communities.

Meet the artist who gets art supplies to Indigenous schools and promotes artists

May 21, 2018 - 4:00am
Colleen Gray, Metis artist

Thanks to the efforts of an Ottawa-area artist, a 16-year-old from a First Nation in Saskatchewan will be showcasing and selling her artwork at a gallery in Ottawa from June through December.

Changing names, changing perception: Victoria faces duality of colonial history, pushes for reconciliation

May 20, 2018 - 3:22pm
Jean pak collage totem pole and leg

Choosing a Lekwungen name for the newest library in the City of Victoria is part of the reconciliation work supported by Songhees and Esquimalt nations. However, debate continues over controversial street names and monuments.

Colonial Reality Tour brings Indigenous land and history into focus

May 20, 2018 - 12:52pm
Cheryl Bryce, founder and guide of the Colonial Reality Tour.

Cheryl Bryce felt that her nation was invisible in the city that is now called Victoria, located on Lekwungen territories. So, she set out to change that. Bryce founded the Colonial Reality Tour which educates people about the Indigenous significance of areas around the city.

Celebrating the stars: An Indigenous Walk of Fame proposed for downtown Victoria

May 20, 2018 - 12:39pm
Steve Sxwithul'txw

Steve Sxwithul'txw wants to see Indigenous talent honoured on the streets of Victoria.

Songhees Nation serves up traditional recipes, and hits the streets of Victoria in a food truck

May 20, 2018 - 11:27am
Gary Henry food truck Songhees

A new culinary arts program offered through the Songhees Nation is bringing traditional Indigenous recipes back into the kitchen.

Tsleil-Waututh language educators find allies across borders and oceans

May 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Kalila George-Wilson and Nick George

Language teachers from the Tsleil-Waututh Nations in B.C. find connecting with Indigenous language educators from neighbouring Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, other Salish nations in the United States and even the Maori of New Zealand has benefited their programs.

Indigenous health care workers use language to build trust and break down barriers

May 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Roberta Price

Across B.C., a number of health care professionals are using Indigenous languages to connect with patients.

New Miss Manito Ahbee honours Amanda Jane Cook's family

May 20, 2018 - 8:31am
Wamblie Littlesky

Wamblie Littlesky has wanted to be Miss Manito Ahbee since she was a little girl, and her dream came true on Saturday at the International Pow Wow when she was crowned.

Meet 'Molly of Denali,' Indigenous Alaskan and star of new animated series

May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Molly of Denali

'The audience is four to eight-year-olds, but I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of adults are going to be watching the series as well,' said the show's creative producer.

B.C. school holds traditional naming ceremonies for Sto:lo youth

May 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Jayden Bobb-Jollimore

Seabird Island Community School's annual naming ceremony is part of an effort to provide students with an Stolo-centric education and to re-introduce traditional cultural practices that were lost due to the ongoing legacy of colonialism.

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships coming to the North in 2019

May 19, 2018 - 8:00am
National Aboriginal Hockey Championship

Whitehorse was announced this week as the host of next year's tournament. 'For it to actually happen, it’s such a big accomplishment for us,' an organizer said.