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Orange Shirt Day founder writes children's book about residential school experience

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Orange Shirt Day Phyllis Jack Webstad

Residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad is publishing a children’s book about her experience at residential school as a little girl, 'The Orange Shirt Story', hoping people will gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Orange Shirt Day.

Mississippi Choctaws become first in Indian Country with sports betting

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - September 3, 2018 - 1:56am
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is offering sports betting at two gaming facilities.

First Haida-language feature film previewed on home turf ahead of TIFF

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 9:58pm
Carvers

The first feature film to be made entirely in the Haida language will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. But one of the directors says the film's Haida Gwaii debut will mean more.

'We were losing control of the situation': lessons from a B.C. whooping cough outbreak

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 4:04pm
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A new study outlining an outbreak of whooping cough that occurred on Haida Gwaii in 2014, is calling for more clarity on how the province handles outbreaks.

Innu woman keeps traditional Saint-Jean blueberry recipe in the family

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
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The recipe for making blueberry paste has been passed down through seven generations, originally intended to keep berries throughout the winter in birch bark containers.

Atlas of Canada created by Indigenous people coming soon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 8:00am
Karen Wright-Fraser

The Indigenous Peoples Map of Canada shows the country without provincial or territorial boundaries.

'It's a little thing that can have a big impact: Hiawatha couple raises monarch butterflies

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Monarch butterflies

In Hiawatha First Nation in southern Ontario, some community members have started their own monarch butterfly hatching stations to help the insects through their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly.

Live and in Inuktitut: Bilingual broadcaster plays all Indigenous music on MUN radio

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 2, 2018 - 4:30am
Angus Andersen

Memorial University’s radio station has a room with floor to ceiling shelves full of CDs for their disk jockeys to pick from but Angus Andersen never goes in there — he has his own collection.

Vancouver Island University focuses on retention of First Nation students with new Fulbright chair

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller

Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller knows first hand some of the challenges of sticking with post-secondary education and is bringing that background to her new position as chair in Aboriginal Studies at Vancouver Island University.

Manitoba First Nations teens find 'Brotherhood' and escape in hip-hop dance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Brotherhood dance crew

In the remote community of St. Theresa Point, Man, a love of hip-hop dancing has kept one talented group of teens busy and focused and they hope to inspire others.

Family grapples with 'devastating' theft of powwow regalia, after trailer was stolen

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - September 1, 2018 - 7:00am
Conrad

A family from Kawacatoose First Nation is reeling after their trailer was stolen, with powwow regalia among the items taken. They're hoping these invaluable items will be returned to them eventually.

Native News Update August 31, 2018

This week's stories: 16th-century Native American fort discovered; Albion College returns artifact back to the Zuni nation; Fund established to solarized Native American communities; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates to endowment for Native American student scholarships; Karyl Frankiewicz crowned Miss Native American USA.

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Kashechewan Chief declares state of emergency as school portables deemed unsafe for students

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 31, 2018 - 3:20pm
Kashechewan first nation

In a press release issued Friday, Chief Leo Friday said after an emergency meeting Thursday, the community agreed to keep portable classrooms shut.

Quebec offers $3.1M for Kahnawake land grievance without consulting community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 31, 2018 - 2:04pm
joe norton

Leaders in Kahnawake are unhappy with the Quebec government over a decree that was signed without their knowledge prior to provincial elections, offering $3.1 million to purchase land owed to the community.

Don Rusnak steps down as Indigenous services parliamentary secretary

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 31, 2018 - 12:08pm
Don Rusnak

Thunder Bay–Rainy River MP, Don Rusnak said he's decided to "step down from [his] role as parliamentary secretary" on Friday after serving the Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott for the past year.

John Berrey: Congress can do what's right for Indian Country

INDIANZ.COM - August 31, 2018 - 11:18am
The 2018 Farm Bill presents a rare opportunity for Congress to what is right for Indian Country.

Silver State Gourd Society Celebration

POWWOWS.COM - August 31, 2018 - 7:17am

Silver State Gourd Society CelebrationAugust 18th was the 4th annual Silver State Gourd Society Celebration. People came from all over to celebrate together and partake in the Gourd Dance. Olivia Sheridan celebrated the finish of her year's reign as Silver State Gourd Society Princess,.....

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 29, 2018

POWWOWS.COM - August 31, 2018 - 7:15am

Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 29, 2018Check 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 142nd Annual Rosebud Fair Wacipi (2018) August 23 –.....

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Mé​tis mom's Indigenous-inspired clothing for infants taking off in Saskatoon

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 31, 2018 - 6:00am
Awasis Boutique

Christine Marie, a Mé​tis woman from Saskatoon, started her own Indigenous infant and toddler clothing line called Awasis Boutique.

'It's so important': Posters in Cree help kids learn language in James Bay region

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 31, 2018 - 5:00am
Cree language posters

The posters teach things like colour, numbers, shaped, emotions and weather, among other things.

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