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9 P.E.I. communities to have new signs in Mi'kmaq language

May 15, 2020 - 4:00pm
Panmure Island

Nine communities across P.E.I. will soon have heritage signage in a new language: Mi’kmaq.

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Music festival showcasing Indigenous talent goes online this weekend

May 15, 2020 - 1:04pm
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A music festival showcasing Indigenous talent that was slated to take place in Toronto this summer is moving online this weekend due to COVID-19. 

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Weird sounds from his Twitter followers helped Greenlandic electronic musician create new music

May 15, 2020 - 11:07am
Aqqalu Berthelsen photo

Aqqalu Berthelsen was supposed to be in the middle of a major world tour. Instead, the electronic music producer originally from Nuuk, Greenland, is stuck at his home, trying to keep himself busy.

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Nibinamik First Nation declares state of emergency after generator failure

May 15, 2020 - 9:39am

Nibinamik First Nation has declared a state of emergency,  as its diesel generators, used to power the community, are failing.

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Chief, mother say 'discriminating' travel bans make Sask. northerners feel like 'caged animals'

May 15, 2020 - 6:06am

Residents of northern Saskatchewan say the way the provincial government has gone about its COVID-19 travel bans and highway checkpoints has led them to feel alienated and like they can't be trusted during the pandemic. 

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Decisions about Indigenous ceremonies lie with community leaders, says Trudeau

May 14, 2020 - 8:08pm
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to concerns about police attending a traditional ceremony at a Saskatchewan First Nation over compliance with a public health order, for which Premier Scott Moe says there should be no exceptions. 

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First Nations fishermen in northern Manitoba welcome federal COVID-19 relief response

May 14, 2020 - 8:05pm
Chris Clarke

A couple of First Nations commercial fishermen in northern Manitoba are glad federal relief is on its way for the struggling industry.

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Peter Khill's legal team files appeal to Supreme Court after Ontario court orders new trial

May 14, 2020 - 6:18pm
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The lawyers representing Peter Khill argue the Ontario Court of Appeal decision to overturn his not-guilty verdict "fundamentally" changes self-defence in Canada and leaves homeowners with little option but to call police and cower until they arrive.

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Traveller from Alberta kicked out of N.W.T. after violating strict public health rules

May 14, 2020 - 5:41pm
Fort Resolution, N.W.T.

An person travelling from High Level, Alta., was kicked out of Fort Resolution, N.W.T., for violating the territory's COVID-19 rules around self-isolating after getting past the border checks.

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Métis doctor tapped to help analyze data gaps in counting Indigenous COVID-19 cases

May 14, 2020 - 5:24pm
Janet Smylie

Indigenous Services Canada will be working with Dr. Janet Smylie on analysis of data on the novel coronavirus pandemic's impact on Indigenous communities, in an effort to address some of the data gaps that exist between Indigenous populations on and off reserve.

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Wet'suwet'en, B.C. and Canada sign MOU on negotiations for legal recognition of title

May 14, 2020 - 4:20pm
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Hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding with B.C. and Canada that sets the path for negotiations on legal recognition of their title to 22,000 square kilometres of traditional territory. 

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Jesse Thistle & Helen Knott among finalists for $30K Indigenous Voices Awards

May 14, 2020 - 3:41pm
Jesse Thistle and Helen Knott

The annual awards, established in 2017, honour works by Indigenous writers in Canada across eight categories.

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Remains of Sask. teen missing for 9 years found: sister

May 14, 2020 - 12:23pm

A relative says the remains of Cody Wolfe, who went missing from his home on Muskowekwan First Nation in April 2011, have been found.

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Criminal charges stayed in case that highlights legal shortfalls in remote communities

May 14, 2020 - 7:00am
Bella Coola

Lengthy delays have resulted in a stay of proceedings against a woman accused of stealing money from the parent advisory council of an elementary school in Bella Coola, B.C.

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Mohawk hunter supplies Mother's Day meal of traditional goose meat to Cree patients in Montreal

May 14, 2020 - 5:00am
Bob Patton and Cree hunters

Cree Public Health asked hunters like Bob Patton Jr., a Mohawk from Kahnawake and Raymond Duff, a Cree living in Ottawa to harvest geese to help Cree get a taste of home during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Signing of Wet'suwet'en agreement could land Ottawa in court

May 14, 2020 - 4:00am
coastal gaslink pipeline land and title rights smithers

Despite objections from some elected leaders of the Wet'suwet'en First Nations, the federal and B.C. governments plan to sign an agreement with the hereditary chiefs that charts a path for transferring jurisdiction of their territory to its traditional leadership.

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Federal COVID-19 supply council member quits over links to company that landed Indigenous Services contract

May 14, 2020 - 4:00am
Cathy Bennett

A member of a council created by the federal government to provide procurement advice during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down late Wednesday evening over her ties to a company that landed a contract with Indigenous Services Canada to provide temporary medical facilities to a northern Manitoba First Nation.

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Ottawa announces $2.3M help to combat COVID-19 outbreak in northern Saskatchewan

May 13, 2020 - 9:28pm

The federal government says it is contributing $2.3 million in funding to support a response plan in northern Saskatchewan that is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in the region.

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On Indigenous Nurses Day, meet 2 women bringing First Nations perspectives to health care

May 13, 2020 - 7:29pm
Isabelle Wallace

Jaymie Bowers and Isabelle Wallace are two of the many nurses being celebrated on Indigenous Nurses Day during National Nursing Week.

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Sask. Premier says no exceptions to public health order for First Nations ceremonies

May 13, 2020 - 7:27pm
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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says should be no exceptions to the public health order against gatherings after members of a First Nation said the RCMP interrupted a sun dance ceremony on Sunday.

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