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Membertou commercial building going up just as N.S. shut down due to COVID-19

May 19, 2020 - 5:00am
Membertou Place commercial building

Just as Nova Scotia was shutting down due to COVID-19, construction started on a large new commercial building in Membertou First Nation, but Chief Terry Paul remains optimistic about the future.

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Manitoba First Nations add COVID-19 to worries as wildfire season approaches

May 18, 2020 - 6:00am
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The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says she's already worried about fire evacuees coming home with COVID-19.

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Mi'kmaw elder creates 22 paintings for families of N.S. mass shooting victims

May 18, 2020 - 5:00am
Elder Joe Michael

Joe Michael, a Mi'kmaw elder and 25-year veteran of the RCMP from Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, has prepared a gift for the families of the victims of April's mass shooting.

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Man killed on Sandy Bay First Nation remembered as avid hunter, cook and father of 10

May 17, 2020 - 4:42pm
David Houle

A 28-year-old who was killed early Saturday on the Sandy Bay First Nation is being remembered by his family as an avid hunter, cook and father of ten kids.

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Indigenous woman says she was punched, told to 'go back to Asia' while walking in East Vancouver

May 17, 2020 - 1:56pm
Dakota Holmes

A 27-year-old Indigenous woman says she was repeatedly punched in the face, knocked down, and told to "go back to Asia" while walking her dog in East Vancouver on Friday night — another incident in a string of hate crimes recorded in the city.

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Health researcher hopes COVID-19 means new policies for Indigenous peoples

May 17, 2020 - 12:11pm
Dr. Carrie Bourassa

A health researcher studying COVID-19 as part of a national immunity task force hopes the pandemic elevates concern for persistent health issues, such as inadequate housing, for Indigenous people in Canada.

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Yukon's Dennis Shorty picks 5 songs that stir his memories, both happy and sad

May 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Dennis Shorty

Music has been a big part of Kaska Dena artist Dennis Shorty's life, through good times and bad.

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Fried pickerel fish cheeks, 'one of the jewels of having fish'

May 17, 2020 - 8:00am
Pickerel Cheeks

We have amazing cooks from all over Canada sharing their recipes on the Arctic Kitchen. This week, we'll head to Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba where Teresa Mekish fries up some delicious pickerel cheeks. 

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Oil revenues plunge for many Indigenous communities in Western Canada

May 17, 2020 - 4:00am
pumpjack bakx

In recent weeks, focus has been paid to the plight of corporate Calgary as large oilpatch companies reporter billions of dollars in financial losses. But far away from those downtown towers, many First Nations are dealing with the repercussions of the current crisis in the energy sector.

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Sask. may have right to limit gatherings for Indigenous ceremonies, but legal experts caution against doing so

May 16, 2020 - 2:43pm
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Legal experts say the Saskatchewan government may have a case that sacred Indigenous ceremonies be limited in size, but they caution the premier against taking such action.

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Tataskweyak community members close highway into Manitoba Hydro's Keeyask site to prevent COVID-19 spread

May 16, 2020 - 2:23pm
keeyask blockade

A group of people from Tataskweyak Cree Nation are blocking traffic on the only road into Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask generating station construction site, to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their community. 

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Missing teen known to frequent Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg: First Nations police service

May 16, 2020 - 11:23am
Keelia Laporte

Keelia Laporte is five feet tall and about 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow sweater, black gym shorts and running shoes, police said.

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Helen Navalik Tologanak marks 25 years of Cambridge Bay Tea Talk

May 16, 2020 - 10:00am
Helen Navalik Tologanak

Helen Navalik Tologanak is marking 25 years of bringing stories from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut to the rest of the territory and beyond.

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Nunavut Sivuniksavut students hold virtual graduation

May 16, 2020 - 8:00am
Nadine Oolooyuk

There’s a strong feeling of community among the students and alumni of Nunavut Sivuniksavut, says instructor Dan Guay. But that feeling was was missing after the Ottawa-based Inuit cultural studies school closed because of COVID-19.

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'La Loche will survive this virus': Seeds of hope in Saskatchewan's COVID-19 epicentre

May 16, 2020 - 8:00am
la loche security checkpoint

Indigenous leaders and residents of La Loche and area say the community remains resilient as it grapples with being the epicenter of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

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Indigenous tourism businesses feeling the bite from COVID-19

May 16, 2020 - 4:00am
First Nations canoe tour

Indigenous tourism businesses are being impacted by COVID-19 but are also looking for new ways to make revenue.

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Manitoba Metis Federation plans to create up to 700 jobs by end of fall 2020

May 15, 2020 - 7:51pm
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The Manitoba Metis Federation will creating between 500 and 700 jobs by the end of the fall, it announced Friday.

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Walpole Island First Nation reports 1st death due to COVID-19

May 15, 2020 - 7:28pm
WDR Walpole Island First Nation

Walpole Island First Nation Chief Dan Miskokomon appeared in a Facebook video on Friday to confirm his community had witnessed its first death due to COVID-19. 

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Manitoba plans to boost rural, northern internet using Hydro-built fibre optic network

May 15, 2020 - 6:03pm

The province is asking private companies for proposals to use an existing fibre optic network to deliver broadband internet to rural and northern communities.

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No known COVID-19 cases on Manitoba First Nations to date, newly released data shows

May 15, 2020 - 5:12pm
Dr. Barry Lavallee

Sixteen of Manitoba's 289 COVID-19 cases occurred in First Nations people off-reserve, according to the Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team.

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