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Native News Update December 1, 2017

NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY / INDIAN COUNTRY TV - December 1, 2017 - 12:48pm

This week's stories: ‘Wind River’ filmmakers take back control of their movie from Weinstein; New group pushing to rename Squaw Peak in Utah; Cherokee Nation receives award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Native program alumni invited to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Northern Cree nominated for a Grammy.

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'Historic agreement': Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 12:16pm
Dominic LeBlanc

An international deal has been reached to prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for at least the next 16 years.

Ending gender-based violence: Lakehead Public Schools gets boys talking

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 10:17am
Nathaniel Moses Marco Pasinelli

Boys in grades seven to 10 in Thunder Bay, Ont., are talking about what it means to be a kind man and how that can help them work towards ending violence against women and girls as part of a November 30 workshop and training session organized by Lakehead Public Schools.

Brutal killing of Naskapi baby in foster care still haunts family more than 30 years later

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 9:47am
MMIWG Quebec

The harrowing story of the brutal rape and killing of a baby a year after she was seized by youth protection authorities rocked the final day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Mani-Utenam, near Sept-Îles, Que.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by FCC's 'Lifeline' changes

INDIANZ.COM - December 1, 2017 - 9:25am
In the midst of Native American Heritage month, the Federal Communications Commission approved changes to the Lifeline program that will hit people who live on Indian reservations the hardest.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation

INDIANZ.COM - December 1, 2017 - 9:07am
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

Edmonton daycare aims to teach cultural acceptance to children

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 9:00am
Hennigar

Anastasia Hennigar is studying to become a hospital unit clerk at NorQuest College while her two-year-old daughter is learning about different cultures at a daycare downstairs.

Call For Entries: Help Design the National Native American Veterans Memorial!

POWWOWS.COM - December 1, 2017 - 7:42am

 Help Design the National Native American Veterans Memorial!CALL FOR ENTRIES November 11, 2017–January 9, 2018 Potential applicants must create an account to log in and submit an application. The National Museum of the American Indian invites entries to the design competition for the National Native American Veterans.....

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – November 29, 2017

POWWOWS.COM - December 1, 2017 - 7:38am

Pow Wow Calendar Update – November 29, 2017Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow Wow VFW Veterans Village Pow Wow November 25 – November.....

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HIV frontline workers in Saskatchewan say more needs to be done

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 6:00am
World AIDS Day AIDS HIV India

On a day where the world reflects on HIV and AIDS, frontline care workers say more can be done for people living with the disease in Saskatchewan, which has the highest rates of HIV infection in Canada.

Supreme Court to rule on Peel watershed dispute between First Nations, Yukon government

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 1, 2017 - 5:00am
Peel watershed

The top court's decision on Friday morning is centred on a land use plan for a vast wilderness area in northern Yukon, and could help determine how modern First Nations treaties are implemented in Canada.

Indigenous groups in Alberta, N.W.T. say they've borne 'enormous costs' from B.C. dams, call for end to Site C

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 9:18pm
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A coalition of First Nations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories whose lands are downstream from B.C.'s Site C dam called on Premier John Horgan to cancel the project on the same day cabinet ministers consulted with energy experts.

Gatineau police brushed aside concerns over missing Inuk teen, mother says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 7:04pm
Gatineau police station

A mother of a 16-year-old Inuk teenager who was reported missing on Monday says Gatineau police were callous and brushed aside concerns that her missing daughter was in more danger because she's Indigenous.

Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy dies at 76

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 5:57pm
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Beloved Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, of Waycobah First Nation in Cape Breton, has died.

Indigenous artifacts found on site of controversial Burlington quarry expansion

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 5:16pm
Salamander Search 20170523

The company will do a larger survey in the spring, but in the meantime, will start cutting down some of the 9,000 trees it plans to fell.

Lady Bison Progressing

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 30, 2017 - 5:09pm

The Salish Kootenai College women’s basketball team is working on getting prepared for the second half of their tribal schedule and to make another run at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium basketball tournament.

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Commerce Awards Tribal College Grants to Turtle Mountain Community College for Workforce Development

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - November 30, 2017 - 5:09pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $500,000 tribal college grant for Turtle Mountain Community College located in Belcourt, N.D. The grant will support Turtle Mountain Community College’s efforts to enhance their commercial vehicle operations and welding programs.

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Nunavut, N.W.T. and Greenland team up on European politicians to promote Inuit seal skin products

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 3:28pm
Hovak Johnston

On Wednesday, representatives from Greenland presented the European Parliament in Brussels the idea of a QR barcode to help consumers identify legal seal products. Northern sealing advocates from the N.W.T. and Nunavut were there to support the new initiative.

Charges dropped against Alberta man who suffered broken bones at hands of RCMP

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - November 30, 2017 - 3:21pm
Christian Duck Chief

All charges have been dropped against a man from the Siksika First Nation southeast of Calgary who suffered a broken eye socket, fractured cheek bone and broken nose during an RCMP arrest at his home before being paraded naked through the detachment.

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