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Innu court interpreters underpaid, Sheshatshiu's justice co-ordinator says

February 15, 2019 - 6:30am
Provincial court

It is impossible to fill positions for court interpreters if a competitive salary cannot be offered, David Penashue says.

A note in history: How a Manitoba-made guitar tells the story of Festival du Voyageur

February 15, 2019 - 6:00am
Festival guitar

If someone were to tell the story of Festival du Voyageur without words, it might look and sound something like this guitar.

Eye-opening forensic audit will kick off 2nd phase of Muskrat Falls inquiry

February 15, 2019 - 4:30am

Public hearings at the Muskrat Falls commission of inquiry will resume on Monday with a focus on cost escalations and schedule delays for the controversial hydro project.

The 9 faces at the centre of the Jody Wilson-Raybould, PMO affair

February 15, 2019 - 4:00am
Access Bill 20170619

This week the House of Commons Justice and Human Rights committee held an emergency meeting to probe allegations suggesting the Prime Minister's Office applied pressure to the minister of Justice to help Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution in a bribery case.

Women's Memorial March organizers call on the public to take a stand against violence

February 14, 2019 - 10:15pm
Young women lead the memorial march

Thousands of people filled the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Thursday to take part in the 28th Women’s Memorial March, as organizers called on the public to do its part in helping to curb violence against women.

Fond-du-Lac airport to get $12M in federal funds to upgrade runway, lighting system

February 14, 2019 - 6:31pm
Fond-du-Lac crash

The Fond-du-Lac Airport in northern Saskatchewan is getting $12 million in federal funding. The money will be used to fix it’s runway and lighting system.

Women on the court: How the All Native Basketball Tournament went from no female teams to 14

February 14, 2019 - 5:17pm
Roberta Edzerza and Judy Carlick-Pearson

Roberta Edzerza broke the gender barrier at the All Native Basketball Tournament in 1992. More than two decades later, she's still competing in the women's division she helped create.

Indigenous senators praise Wilson-Raybould's 'integrity,' say her resignation leaves 'questions'

February 14, 2019 - 4:12pm
Access Bill 20170619

A group of Indigenous senators — most of them appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, — issued a statement today praising the "integrity" of Jody Wilson-Raybould and saying her sudden departure from cabinet leaves "many questions and concerns."

Montreal Metro ride a 'silent protest' to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

February 14, 2019 - 2:08pm
MMIW march

Attendees of a gathering and community feast to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people will be taking their message to Montreal's subway system during Thursday's rush hour.

Jets, Moose celebrate Indigenous culture with special logos

February 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
Jets, Moose logos

The logos of Winnipeg's professional hockey teams have been given a redesign in honour of Manitoba's Indigenous communities and cultures.

McMaster names Indigenous artist Santee Smith its next chancellor

February 14, 2019 - 12:04pm
Santee Smith

McMaster University has named Santee Smith, an artist, dancer and choreographer from Six Nations of the Grand River, its next chancellor.

Trafficking charges dropped against former Tribal ReLeaf dispensary workers

February 14, 2019 - 11:41am
Tribal ReLeaf

Trafficking charges against two former employees of Tribal ReLeaf, an on-reserve cannabis dispensary, were dropped Thursday.

Federal government says it must fight 'grave risks' of climate change at Sask. carbon tax challenge

February 14, 2019 - 9:55am
carbon sask

Groups in favour of the federal carbon tax will take the stand in Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal on Thursday morning.

Construction of Tlicho all-season road to begin this fall

February 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Whati Snowmobile

The Tlicho all-season road will connect the community of Whati, N.W.T., to Highway 3. The Tlicho government has — for approximately $16 million — taken a 20 per cent equity stake in the project.

Millbrook chief wants Indigenous monitors to be able to shut down Alton gas project

February 14, 2019 - 8:35am
Chief Bob Gloade

Bob Gloade wants more Indigenous oversight of the proposed Alton natural gas storage project near Stewiacke, N.S. — including the power to shut down operations.

Neskantaga First Nation orders Kingdom Construction workers to 'leave the community immediately'

February 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Chief Wayne Moonias

It's been almost 25 years since residents in Neskantaga First Nation, about 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., have had access to safe, clean drinking water straight from their taps and it could be months yet before the country's longest unbroken boil water advisory is lifted.

Inuit hunters use new radar maps to navigate rough ice

February 14, 2019 - 7:00am
George Angohiatok

A collaborative project between the University of Victoria and two hamlets in Nunavut provides hunters with real-time radar images of ice conditions. Hunters say it will save time and gas, and make travelling safer.

Restorative actions for non-Indigenous woman 'won't be easy,' says Southern Chiefs justice director

February 14, 2019 - 6:00am

The director of justice for the Southern Chiefs' Organization is praising a Flin Flon woman for choosing restorative justice to make amends for uttering threats toward Indigenous people last year.

Jessica Fisher brings message that 'however people identify is beautiful' to Sask. schools

February 14, 2019 - 6:00am
Jessica Fisher

Jessica Fisher works with OUTSaskatoon, bringing gender and sexual diversity education to students, teachers and administrators. She does this by explaining the building blocks of identity, what terms like bisexual and transsexual mean, and highlighting the negative impacts of homophobia.

Looking for your Valentine? Facebook group plays matchmaker for Inuit singles

February 14, 2019 - 5:00am
Inuk dating group meme

If you’ve been finding the dating scene in your Arctic community a little chilly, there’s a new way to find love across the North — a Facebook group for single Inuit.