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National inquiry into MMIWG in Quebec LIVE

November 28, 2017 - 9:00am
National inquiry into MMIWG in Quebec LIVE

Hearings are taking place this week in Mani-Utenam, Que.

Harm reduction program now available at Fort William First Nation

November 28, 2017 - 7:45am
FWFN harm reduction

A new harm reduction service is available in Fort William First Nation (FWFN). Chief Peter Collins signed a memorandum of understanding with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit Monday. The partnership will provide resources from the Superior Points Harm Reduction Program to help people suffering from drug addiction.

'More than a tragedy' Ontario child advocate says of youth who die when taken into care

November 28, 2017 - 7:15am
Irwin Elman

The review to explore the deaths of 11 young people in Ontario who died while in the care of child welfare agencies must, at its core, focus on the children's stories, according to the province's advocate for children and youth.

Consumer racial profiling has 'detrimental effect on communities,' expert says

November 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Ezekial Bigknife

The video of an Indigenous Regina man being followed by a Giant Tiger employee may have gained national attention, but it's a common situation, says a woman who studies consumer racial profiling.

A Cree word a day puts reconciliation in play

November 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Les and Liz Hurlburt

North Battleford, Sask., couple Liz and Les Hurlburt self-published a calendar to teach people a Cree word every day.

Indigenous fishermen hope to be arrested, trigger court case as Nova Scotia lobster season kicks off

November 28, 2017 - 5:00am
Warming Northern Waters

As one of the most lucrative fisheries in Canada prepares for opening day, some Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia are trying to trigger a court battle over Indigenous fishing that they hope will see them win a greater share of the thriving lobster business.

Tlingit bingo: How a Yukon daycare is passing on an Indigenous language

November 27, 2017 - 5:38pm
Tlingit Language Class

'Repetition, repetition, repetition,' says Deborah Baerg, cultural projects and language coordinator with the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. 'That's how they're picking it up.'

Apology to Labrador residential school survivors must be followed by resources, say Inuit

November 27, 2017 - 4:49pm
Natan Obed

The apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador last week must be backed up with resources to have a long-term healing effect, say Inuit leaders and school survivors.

Trump makes Pocahontas joke at event honouring Navajo veterans

November 27, 2017 - 4:22pm
Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump uses an event honouring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided.

Transcanada asks Nebraska to reconsider order on Keystone route

November 27, 2017 - 2:26pm
US Keystone Pipeline Outlook 20170324

TransCanada has asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission to reconsider its order approving an alternative route for the Canada-U.S. Keystone XL pipeline, according to a filing posted on the commission's website on Monday.

'Learning to move forward': Artists, dancers grapple with issues of cultural appropriation

November 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
koroliuk

A Ukrainian dancer, a Métis teacher, a First Nations powwow singer and a self-described "middle-aged white" art consultant discuss their thoughts on cultural appropriation.

Residential school survivor who was brutally attacked has died

November 27, 2017 - 9:23am
Bird

Marlene Bird, who was brutally beaten and set on fire in 2014, has died in a Prince Albert, Sask., hospital, her family confirms.

Newcomer, Indigenous groups unite to oppose proposed Winnipeg Transit fare hike

November 27, 2017 - 8:34am
Nicolette Jones

Winnipeg’s newcomer and Indigenous communities are joining forces to oppose the proposed 25 cent increase to transit fares, warning the move would increase the barriers already faced by low-income members of both communities.

'Stand up against it': MKO Grand Chief sounds off about store employee shadowing Indigenous man

November 27, 2017 - 7:58am
Sheila North Wilson

The Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak wasn’t surprised by video captured by an Indigenous man in Saskatchewan that shows a Giant Tiger employee following him around a store while he and his wife were shopping.

Woman says cab driver told her to pay before ride, cursed her when she refused

November 27, 2017 - 7:00am
Catherine Doctor

An Indigenous woman believes she was discriminated against after a City Cab driver in Yellowknife told her she had to pay for her ride upfront.

N.L. Mi'kmaq artist's work on display in New York City

November 27, 2017 - 6:30am
Jordan Bennett and John Nick Jeddore

Old photos led to a cultural exposition featuring a Mi'kmaq artist originally from Stephenville Crossing.

Quebec MMIWG inquiry community hearings begin today

November 27, 2017 - 6:04am
Commissioners 20170921

The Quebec portion of the public hearings of the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls opens this morning.

'I can't do this on my own': Returning from rehab in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

November 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Nellie Hogaluk and Kathleen Hogaluk

Three women have come to rely on each other after completing a unique treatment program in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. But they're also grappling with pressures and relapses in a small community.

Sudbury to host conference honouring MMIWG

November 27, 2017 - 5:30am
Sisters in Spirit Sudbury

Sudbury is taking the time to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) this week, with a conference from the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and Greater Sudbury Police Services.

Western University introduces Indigenous-focused residence

November 27, 2017 - 5:04am
Grace Swain

Indigenous students at Western University can now take part in smudging ceremonies inside their dorm rooms across all nine campus residences – including on a new Indigenous-focused residence floor.

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