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Aliens, the future and Pueblo pottery inspire Indigenous fashion designer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 5:55pm
Aconav Loren Aragon

Aconav is an Indigenous women’s fashion line based out of Phoenix, Arizona, that creates bold and futuristic clothing inspired by the Acoma Pueblo and Navajo heritages of co-founders Loren and Valentina Aragon.

More than music: New MUN project passing Indigenous identity to eager learners

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 5:30pm
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Michael Denny is the first of four Indigenous resident-thinkers who will be leading classes and sessions at Memorial University's School of Music.

New Vancouver Island University president says reconciliation a priority

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Deborah Saucier

Vancouver Island University will have a new president starting this summer: accomplished neuroscientist Deborah Saucier.

'Don't talk to each other:' Inside Manitoba's child protection hearings

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 11:43am
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Child protection hearings are usually not open to the public in Manitoba, but social media offered a glimpse of one family's situation when a video was posted in January showing police taking away a newborn from her mother in hospital.

Telling the story of first contact... with a futuristic video game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 9:00am
Terra Nova

The first time Maize Longboat saw a video game character that was Indigenous-inspired, it was the Tauren character in World of Warcraft — which was loosely based on Native American culture.

Imagining Indigenous people as space explorers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 9:00am
The Sixth World Still

The first time Lou Cornum saw an explicit depiction of an Indigenous person in a futuristic setting, it was a revelation.

Detah's student filmmakers take home 2 Zombear awards at Dead North festival

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Laiza Koyina

Students at Kaw Tay Whee School in Detah, N.W.T., were surprised with two awards for their short films at the Dead North Film Festival.

Elder says medicine pouch 'desecrated' by Halifax airport security despite asking for X-ray scan

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Medicine Pouch

A Nakawe Elder says her traditional medicine pouch was handled and opened during a routine security screening at Stanfield International Airport near Halifax, despite asking twice for it to be X-rayed instead.

'We can surely speak up': Ochapowace, Theodore fans call out racist poster at hockey game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 5:46pm
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Joni McKay says she can’t get an image out of her head — one she feels was offensive to a visiting Indigenous hockey team. But she and another woman present at the March 6 game in Theodore, Sask., didn’t sit back quietly. Instead, they confronted the racism head-on.

Doris Pratt, Sioux Valley elder who spent decades preserving Dakota language, dies at 83

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 3:59pm
Doris Pratt

An elder from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Man., who spent the bulk of her life preserving the Dakota language through teaching and by writing dictionaries and glossaries has passed away.

She's beating back traumatic memories with devotion to a hard-core sport

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 1:00pm
Amanda Murray

Boxing can be brutal, but Amanda Murray is using it to escape the ghosts of her past.

Atlin, B.C., welcomes home children of residential school students

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 9:00am
Atlin homecoming

'We need to be able to help them somehow, we need to be able to at least acknowledge what they have gone through,' said Wayne Carlick of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation.

Inuk artist creates sculpture out of Northmart and Northern Store receipts

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 5:00am
Jesse Tungilik seal

Inuk artist from Iqaluit saved grocery receipts for five years to create a sculpture to bring light on issues of northern food insecurity.

Native News Update March 8, 2019

This week's stories:  Poarch Band of Creek Indians cover funeral cost of tornado victims; “Fast Horse” takes home a win at Sundance Film Festival; Resolution to recognize Native American women introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives; Veterinary students offer Minnesota Native American communities free services; Rep. Deb Haaland makes history for Native American women a second time; First nationally distributed children’s series to feature a Native American lead character.

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Semiahmoo First Nation takes first step toward new water system

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 9, 2019 - 12:46am
Joanne Charles

The Semiahmoo First Nation, which has been on a permanent boil water advisory for 15 years, and on and off for another 10 years before that, celebrated the first step toward new water infrastructure on Friday.

State Officials Tout Walz Budget at FDLTCC

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - March 8, 2019 - 6:10pm

"The reason you feel at home here is because you see your culture here; you see Ojibwe culture here," Olson said, receiving cheers and applause from the audience. "You see native culture; you see native staff and faculty. You just feel at home."

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How the SNC-Lavalin affair became entangled with Trudeau's Indigenous reconciliation agenda

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 8, 2019 - 6:07pm
Justin and Jody

Two of the key moments in the SNC-Lavalin affair have also emerged as pivotal moments in the government's promise to Indigenous peoples.

'It's time': Canada's 1st female-founded Indigenous airline launches on International Women's Day

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 8, 2019 - 5:19pm
Teara Fraser Iskwew Air

Canada's first Indigenous owned and female-founded airline launched in Vancouver on Friday — on International Women's Day.

Travelling exhibition paying tribute to missing, murdered Indigenous women makes final stop in Montreal

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 8, 2019 - 2:57pm
Missing or Forgotten

Missing or Forgotten, which opened on International Women’s Day at Ashukan Cultural Space, features the work of several Indigenous women.

House subcommittee schedules hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women

INDIANZ.COM - March 8, 2019 - 11:22am
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is holding its second hearing of the 116th Congress and the topic is a pressing one.

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