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Prime Minister announces new senators for Yukon, Northwest Territories

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 12:19pm
New senators appointed for Yukon and NWT

After being vacant for over a year, the Yukon and Northwest Territories' Senate seats have been filled, as the Prime Minister's Office announced Margaret Dawn Anderson and Pat Duncan will sit in the upper chamber.

'Crisis of trust' exists between Thunder Bay police and Indigenous people, report finds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Gerry McNeilly, the Ontario Independent Police Review Director

Ontario's independent police watchdog says systemic racism exists throughout the Thunder Bay Police Service, and that the "inadequacy" of at least nine investigations into the deaths of Indigenous people over the past several years was "so problematic" that they should be reopened.

Four TCU Faculty Members Earn Degrees with College Fund’s Fellows Program

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - December 12, 2018 - 10:28am

Four tribal college and university (TCU) faculty participating in the American Indian College Fund’s Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Fellows Program have graduated. They will now serve their TCUs using their knowledge and new degrees.

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NHL totem poles called 'blatant cultural appropriation' pulled from some stores

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 9:47am
NHL totems

Decorative totem poles featuring hockey-themed figures and logos for teams including the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been removed from shelves at nine Lawtons drugstore locations in Nova Scotia.

Indian Country makes final push for Farm Bill on Capitol Hill

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 9:33am
A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line

Tsuut'ina First Nation students spread holiday cheer with feast for elders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 8:15am
Owen Meguinis

As elders watch from beautifully decorated tables, students sing Christmas carols in their native tongue on stage at the 20th annual Elders Christmas Feast at Tsuut’ina High School.

Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - December 12, 2018 - 7:26am
The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

Upcoming Saskatoon play a 'live documentary' about Gerald Stanley case

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 7:00am
Colten Boushie Gerald Stanley side by side

"I hope somehow it will help," says Colten Boushie's mother of the play Reasonable Doubt, which has no release date.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - December 12, 2018 - 6:35am
Details remain scarce about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts.

Cree Nation wants 30% of its territory protected from development

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Cree territory

The Cree Nation Government has submitted a proposal for conservation under Quebec's Plan Nord development strategy. The proposed areas represent a territory roughly the size of Ireland, about 80,000 square kilometres.

President Trump signs two more Indian Country bills into law

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 4:49am
Policies adopted during more paternalistic eras of federal Indian policy are finally coming to an end.

Indigenous youth in Quebec child protection told not to speak their own languages, sources say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 12, 2018 - 4:00am
Batshaw

At least three Quebec group homes and rehabilitation centres for youth have been accused of discouraging Indigenous children from speaking their languages, replicating a harmful practice of residential schools, according to sources.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country impacted by a government shutdown

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 2:56am
President Trump said he will own a government shutdown in a theatrical meeting with Democratic leaders.

Cronkite News: Tribes involved in Colorado River water talks

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 2:24am
After months of meetings, progress toward a multistate drought contingency plan has been a two-steps-forward, one-step-back affair.

Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians protest tribal takeover of hospital

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 1:59am
Both sides in the battle over Indian health care in Rapid City, South Dakota, are accusing the other of spreading misinformation.

National Congress of American Indians loses more women staffers

INDIANZ.COM - December 12, 2018 - 12:43am
The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians remains on leave as the organization continues to experience employee turnover.

Questions still shroud Christina Gliddy's death, like many others in Thunder Bay

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 11, 2018 - 8:57pm
thea gliddy

Christina Gliddy died in hospital in 2016, after being found by a railway bridge in Thunder Bay. Hers is one of several cases under review in a probe of alleged systemic racism in the way Thunder Bay police handle missing-person and death cases involving Indigenous people.

Yukon remembers Mida Donnessey — Kaska elder and language advocate

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 11, 2018 - 8:10pm
Mida Donnessey

Donnessey died on Saturday at the age of 90. 'What's just amazing about Mida — Auntie Mida — is that she basically represents life, Kaska life, prior to contact.'

First Nation sues Alberta, says oilsands project threatens sacred site

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 11, 2018 - 6:04pm
Moose Lake

An Alberta First Nation is suing the province over development approvals that the band says threaten sacred land the government has promised to protect.

Kahnawake passes its own cannabis law, but businesses will have to wait a bit longer to set up shop

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - December 11, 2018 - 5:12pm
Thomas Lahache

Even though the Mohawk community passed a Cannabis Control Law on Monday, a moratorium on distribution and sales of cannabis remains in effect until regulations under the law are developed and implemented.

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