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Statutory holiday 'a necessary step for reconciliation,' says Senator Murray Sinclair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 9, 2018 - 4:00am
Senator Murray Sinclair

The former TRC chair says it is important for every Canadian to spend at least one day a year reflecting on how to improve relationships with Indigenous peoples.

Edmonton Indigenous art park poised to open on Queen Elizabeth Park Road

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 8, 2018 - 10:30am
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge

An indigenous art park opens next week on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River.

U of Alberta researcher investigates resilience of Indigenous women and youth

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 8, 2018 - 7:00am
Tracy Bear

Tracy Bear found the role of community and a responsibility to others to keep going is an important factor in resilience of Indigenous Peoples.

'I started freaking out': Pregnant Chisasibi resident describes chaos after fake evacuation report

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Anita Angatookaluk

A false rumour of Chisasibi's dam breaking last week sent residents of the Northern Quebec Cree community into a panic, leading to the chief and residents wondering who was responsible.

Native News Update September 7, 2018


This week's stories: The National Park Service awards Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants; The Cherokee Nation receives grant to purchase eco-friendly electric buses; The Mississippi Band of Choctaw became the first tribe to offer sports betting outside of Nevada; The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe recognized as a Purple Heart reservation; Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host the 18th Annual Native American Music Awards.

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Injunction application hearing pitting treaty rights against Site C wraps in Vancouver

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 9:01pm
Site C Injunction Case

A three-week hearing on an injunction application led by the West Moberly First Nations wrapped in B.C. Supreme Court Friday, leaving Justice Warren Milman the task of deciding whether to put a stop to further Site C construction in northeastern B.C., pending a full trial.

Panel: Who should be telling Indigenous stories in film?

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 6:58pm
TIFF panel

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off this week and this year's film roster features a number of films based on Indigenous stories. CBC’s Rhiannon Johnson sat down with a panel of Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada.

Sixties Scoop survivor files Alberta law society complaint against lawyer on healing foundation board

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 4:25pm
Tony Merchant

Tony Merchant, one of the lawyers appointed to sit on a healing foundation created by the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement, is facing a law society complaint in Alberta from a Sixties Scoop survivor.

Trans Mountain response not just about one pipeline, says Trudeau

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 3:05pm
KINDER MORGAN Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The future of resource development across Canada depends on the federal government responding correctly to a court ruling that has stalled the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Justin Trudeau said Friday.

Court orders justice camp protesters out of Regina's Wascana Park

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 2:37pm
Justice Camp Sept 7

A Court of Queen's Bench judge is ordering the Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp out of Wascana Park.

Ontario deletes 'offensive' posts from internal employee debate over John A. Macdonald statue removal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 12:57pm

The Ontario government has deleted comments deemed offensive from an internal social media platform that were posted during a debate over the City of Victoria's decision to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Ottawa promises $100M to build new hospital for Norway House Cree Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 12:30pm
Norway House Indian Hospital

The federal government has promised to spend $100 million on a new hospital in a remote Manitoba First Nation dogged by switched-at-birth mix-ups and accusations of inadequate health care.

'Chief Wahoo' logo disappears as baseball team plays in Canada

INDIANZ.COM - September 7, 2018 - 11:46am
Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.

U of S to become new home of Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 11:30am
University of Saskatchewan file photo

The centre will start operating in Saskatoon on October 1.

Cheyenne-Arapaho author lands on shortlist for first novel 'There, There'

INDIANZ.COM - September 7, 2018 - 11:07am
Tommy Orange is earning critical praise for his debut novel about urban Indians.

Chickasaw Nation lands first-ever casino partnership with NFL team

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - September 7, 2018 - 10:21am
The WinStar World Casino and Resort is the official casino of the Dallas Cowboys.

'I love Indian Country': John McCain's long history in Indian policy

INDIANZ.COM - September 7, 2018 - 9:40am
Despite times of tension, Native leaders and colleagues describe the late John McCain as a firm advocate for tribal rights.

House of the Future: Inside B.C.'s first public Indigenous-centred school

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 9:00am
Pam Spooner

A look at B.C.'s first public Indigenous choice school, located in one of the most challenged areas of Prince George.

New regional Métis organization in the works in N.W.T.

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 7, 2018 - 8:30am
Richard Hardy

Proposed collective would represent Mackenzie Valley Métis, wherever they might reside now.


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