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Hobiyee celebration marks Nisga'a Nation's new year in Vancouver

February 2, 2019 - 6:43pm
Hobiyee 2019

Drumming, dancing and celebrations filled the PNE Forum in Vancouver as hundreds of First Nations peoples celebrated Hobiyee, the start of the Nisga'a new year.

After-hours youth crisis program aims to help Tsuut'ina youth

February 2, 2019 - 6:13pm
 Yolanda YoungPine-Crowchild

Tsuut'ina Youth Crisis Program helps youth dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues, suicide and family violence.

Former chief Charles Weaselhead elected University of Lethbridge chancellor

February 2, 2019 - 5:51pm
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An Indigenous man has been elected as chancellor of the University of Lethbridge for the first time in the school's 52-year history.

Meet Joseph A. Dandurand, VPL's 2019 Indigenous storyteller in residence

February 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Joseph A. Dandurand

Dandurand, director of the Kwantlen Cultural Center, is the Vancouver Public Library's newest Indigenous storyteller in residence.

Inuk elder recalls the day her family was forced to relocate, nearly 70 years ago

February 2, 2019 - 12:58pm
Mary Anowtalik

Mary Anowtalik has kept her story out of the public eye until now. She was a young girl when the Canadian government uprooted her life, destroying almost everything her family owned, and moved them to a barren land far from home.

Feds to fund commemoration events for missing and murdered Indigenous women

February 2, 2019 - 11:51am
MMIWG vigil

The federal government has launched a new commemoration fund in honour of Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Listuguj Mi'kmaq, heritage advocates disagree on fate of historic Gaspesian residence

February 2, 2019 - 11:00am
Maison Busteed

Preserving Maison Busteed, an early 19th-century building, "would just remind us of something that was taken from us," says Mi'gmaw Chris Wysote.

Yukon Indigenous scientist to share climate change insights with embassies in Europe

February 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Jocelyn Joe-Strack

Jocelyn Joe-Strack is leaving this weekend on a four week speaking tour in Spain, Sweden, Germany and France.

'They should be out where people can see them': Hay River artist's work to be preserved

February 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Painting by Don Cardinal

Three paintings by the late Mé​tis artist Don Cardinal created more than 50 years ago in Hay River are being preserved by the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.

'It hurts when your own people laugh at you': Those learning to speak Cree address challenges

February 2, 2019 - 8:00am
Trysta Cook Cree Language learning

Two people learning to speak Cree, their traditional language, address the challenges of learning to speak it, including how speaking with their own peers can present issues.

Generations of grief: Family still reeling 50 years after little-known mass axe murder

February 2, 2019 - 7:00am
connie and cynthia

It was about –40 C in the northern Saskatchewan town of Buffalo Narrows the night Frederick McCallum terrorized the Pederson family with an axe.

'I don't want to become a grandfather at 34': Talking to my teenager about sex

February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Lenard and Isaac

'I found out that my son's mother was pregnant when I was 16 years old, the age he is right now. I want to let my son know: we're going to keep talking about sex,' writes Lenard Monkman.

Man on trial for attempted police murder says homemade gun went off by accident during standoff

February 1, 2019 - 3:45pm
Michael Arcand standoff

Michael Arcand's path collided with police after he tried to break into his own car, fuelled by a cocktail of fear and drugs, he told a Saskatoon courtroom Friday.

Volunteer firefighters band together during training exercise at Star Blanket Cree Nation

February 1, 2019 - 1:05pm
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A group of volunteer firefighters got their first chance to battle a roaring blaze during a live-action training exercise at Star Blanket Cree Nation.

'A first of its kind': Indigenous centred degree business program in the works

February 1, 2019 - 12:42pm
St. Paul's University College

St.Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo is putting together a specialized bachelors of Indigenous Entrepreneurship program that aims to teach business management skills from an Indigenous perspective.

'Grandaddy' of jerky: traditional Indigenous dry meat hits the global market

February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
pansawan dry meat

Ian Gladue, the Edmonton manager of the food company Pȃnsȃwȃn, was watching his mother cut up dry meat in her kitchen when he said it hit him. “Holy smokes, I'm gonna make dry meat.”

Greg Ritchie ID'd as man shot and killed by police at mall

February 1, 2019 - 9:46am
Greg Ritchie

Relatives of the 30-year-old Indigenous man fatally shot by Ottawa police on Thursday say he was mentally ill and was heading to pick up medication when the altercation happened.

Mi'kmaw advocate, leader and elder Calvin White to receive Order of Canada

February 1, 2019 - 9:22am
Calvin White

White says he's sharing the honour with all those who fought to have the Qalipu First Nation, and Indigenous people across the province, recognized.

Sixties Scoop survivor reflects on the 18-year search for her family

February 1, 2019 - 5:00am
Audrey School Photos

Audrey Mayes from Sipekne'katik was taken from her family during the Sixties Scoop, a government practice that placed tens of thousands of Indigenous children into foster care or adopted homes between the 1950s and 1990s.

Artist incorporates Indian Act into jingle dress regalia

February 1, 2019 - 4:00am
Emma Hassencahl-Perley

A Wolastoqew artist has made a jingle dress adorned with shreds of the Indian Act to honour the women from her community who fought to preserve their culture.

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