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Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action on opioid crisis

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 10:25pm
Overdose Crisis Rally, Vancouver

it says the current situation is a state of emergency and it's asking the province to acknowledge its unique impact on First Nations communities.

Court fight over access to Alton Gas site focuses on Indigenous rights

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 5:47pm
Alton Gas Protest 20160926

An intense debate over Indigenous rights was part of a court hearing Tuesday for a Nova Scotia company that wants a judge to allow the RCMP to remove protesters camped on the firm's property.

First Nation praises creation of new park to buffer Alberta national park

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 3:40pm
Alta New Park 20190312

A new wildland park in northern Alberta will go a long way toward ensuring Indigenous people can keep up their traditional pursuits, a local First Nation said Tuesday.

Ottawa announces compensation of up to $200K for students of Indian Day Schools, $200M legacy fund

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 1:03pm
Indian Day School 20190312

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced today that eligible Indian Day School students will be entitled to thousands of dollars in individual compensation — a settlement reached after students of these formerly federally run institutions launched a class-action lawsuit alleging they faced abuse and neglect while in the care of the state.

Report on artifacts found at pipeline site 'deeply misleading,' Unist'ot'en supporters say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 12:29pm
Unist'ot'en tools

Commission says the place where two Unist'ot'en supporters found stone tools at a Coastal GasLink camp near Houston in B.C.'s northern Interior was 'likely not their original location,' following an investigation by archaeologists.

The Revelator: Tribes without recognition struggle to protect their heritage

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 12:21pm
Many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

Indigenous actors including 12-year-old joining Anne with an E in Season 3

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 12:18pm
Amybeth McNulty

A 12-year-old Indigenous actor is joining the cast of Anne with an E after an extensive cross-country search, show producers say.

Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 10:07am
The Heard Museum in Arizona highlights the personal stories of students who attended Indian boarding schools.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent?

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 9:50am
Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.

Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 9:05am
Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Traditional knowledge guiding Colville Lake's caribou management plan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 7:00am
Wilbert Kochon Colville Lake

Chief Wilbert Kochon says the new conservation plan will allow community leaders to control who hunts caribou and give the community the tools it needs to maintain the herd.

Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 6:46am
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Meet the Inuk RCMP officer protecting Justin Trudeau

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 6:00am
George Henrie

Const. George Henrie visited his home territory, Nunavut, as part of his job protecting the prime minister last week, when Justin Trudeau was in Iqaluit to apologize to Inuit for past government policies surrounding tuberculosis. 

$4.5M funding to help build supportive housing for Indigenous people experiencing 'chronic homelessness'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Kenora supportive housing

A planned new housing facility for Indigenous people who are experiencing chronic homelessness in Kenora, Ont.,  received a provincial funding boost of more than $4 million on Monday.

I've had 4 surnames; now I feel I finally have one that matches my identity

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Carol Rose GoldenEagle

I have had four different surnames over the course of my lifetime but only began using what I consider to be my proper name, Osawa Mikisew Iskwew, recently.

Mark Trahant: The Trump budget has no chance of becoming law

INDIANZ.COM - March 12, 2019 - 5:34am
But there is growing support for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to receive advance funding.

'Not enough has changed': Advocate calls for action before more children die like Tina Fontaine

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 12, 2019 - 4:00am
Tina Fontaine

Tina Fontaine didn't get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her family, according to the long-awaited report into the teen's death and the systems meant to protect her. 

Sapling and Flint win PayPal Business Makeover Contest!

POWWOWS.COM - March 11, 2019 - 9:25pm

Sapling and Flint win PayPal Business Makeover Contest!Sapling and Flint is a Clothing and Jewelry company owned by Two Mohawk twin sisters Dakota and Jesse Brant! “Dakota and Jesse Brant, twin sisters and co-founders of jewelry manufacturer Sapling & Flint, say thanks to the contest winnings, their.....

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'Landmark agreement' reached on lucrative surf clam fishery

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 11, 2019 - 8:54pm
clearwater Arctic surf clam

The deal is between 14 First Nations in N.S. and N.L., and Cleawater Seafoods Inc. The 50-year agreement benefits all parties involved, according to the company and the co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs.

'An amazing, bizarre thing': Documentary looks at German interest in First Nations culture

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 11, 2019 - 6:08pm
German man dressed as Indian hobbyist (only use for this doc)

Drew Hayden Taylor's latest work looks at the Germany's 'Indian Week' and the large German interest in North American First Nations culture

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