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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us

INDIANZ.COM - March 6, 2019 - 12:23am
We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.

Ticket to glide: Manitoba First Nations kids get chance to cross-country ski through Spirit North program

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 8:33pm
Lorne Wood & Everett Peters

Young people from five Manitoba communities gathered on the trails at Grand Beach Provincial Park this week, some stepping into skis for the first time.

Tonia Jo Hall – Pow Wow Dancer, Mother, Comedian, Motivational Speaker – Pow Wow Life Episode 20

POWWOWS.COM - March 5, 2019 - 7:06pm

Tonia Jo Hall – Pow Wow Dancer, Mother, Comedian, Motivational Speaker – Pow Wow Life Episode 20Tonia Jo Hall grew up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. She started dancing as a tiny tot. At 18 she began traveling outside her reservation to larger Pow Wows. She is now a champion Jingle Dress Dancer. Recently she.....

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Tina Fontaine report coming from children's advocate next week

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 6:08pm
Tina Fontaine

A report on how the provincial government handled Tina Fontaine’s case during her short life will be made public next week.

Dr. Venida Chenault No Longer President of Haskell

THE INDIAN LEADER - March 5, 2019 - 5:54pm

HASKELL AUDITORIUM—In a meeting of Haskell Indian Nations University employees Tuesday afternoon, Jackie Shamblin from the Bureau of Indian Education human resources department announced that Dr. Venida Chenault (Prairie Band Potawatomi) has accepted an upper-level management position within the Bureau of Indian Education and will no longer be president of Haskell Indian Nations University. Shamblin stressed that Dr. Chenault’s departure had nothing to do with the Office of the Inspector General’s investigation.

In November of 2018, the office of the president was temporarily handed over to longtime Haskell professor and administrator Dr. Daniel Wildcat as Dr. Chenault was placed on special assignment for the BIE. In January of 2019 Dr. Chenault’s leave was extended another 60 days.

Dr. Chenault’s tenure as president of Haskell Indian Nations University was announced in 2014 after she served as vice president of academic affairs since 2004. During her time as president she has increased student retention and built relationships between Haskell and other local, state, and federal organizations. She was president of Haskell during the controversial budget cuts to the athletic program which indefinitely suspended the Haskell’s football team.

Dr. Chenault served in multiple positions at Haskell for more than 25 years as both an instructor, advisor, and administrator. She has deep roots in the Lawrence community and attended both Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas where she received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate. In 2016 she was inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame as one of a group of “awe-inspiring role models.”

With the resignation of Dr. Chenault, the future of the office of the president is currently unknown. It is the responsibility of the director of the BIE to appoint Haskell’s president.


Indigenous education conference opens with focus on language revitalization

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 4:32pm
Daniel Mellsop

New Zealand’s high commissioner to Canada, Daniel Mellsop, opened the Matawa Education Conference by touting his country’s Maori language strategy, which aims to see a million New Zealanders expressing basic ideas in Maori by 2040.

$3B class action lawsuit filed against Ottawa over First Nations child welfare discrimination

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 4:20pm
Xavier Moushoom

A $3.05 billion class action lawsuit has been filed against the federal government for discriminating against First Nations children by "systematically" underfunding on-reserve child welfare services.

'This gift of life': Organ donation advocate gets kidney donor after years of waiting

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 12:07pm
Organ Donation

After years of dealing with kidney problems, Monica Goulet has found a living donor in her nephew Jim Searson.

Sask. prisoner kept in segregation for more than 2,000 days in dire need of help, say advocates

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 11:12am

Prisoner advocates are calling on the Federal Court to help an Indigenous man from northern Saskatchewan who has spent more than 2,000 days in segregation.

Youth summit highlights Enoch Cree Nation focus on mental health

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 9:00am
Headstrong Enoch youth conference

Enoch Cree Nation is focusing on mental health issues within its community and a recent youth summit is one step toward that goal.

Native Sun News Today: Bill aims to address addiction and crime in South Dakota

INDIANZ.COM - March 5, 2019 - 8:38am
South Dakota is the only state in the union that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.

Embattled president of Haskell University remains on campus despite 'abusive' behavior

INDIANZ.COM - March 5, 2019 - 8:02am
The embattled leader of the Haskell Indian Nations University has been removed from her position at the federally-operated tribal college but won't be going far.

Southern Alberta school launches one-of-a-kind program with big Indigenous component

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Jasmine Hickman, Kaysea Boake

A new program at a southern Alberta school is designed to connect students to the land while honouring First Nations culture and values.

45 years after murder conviction, Winnipeg man fights to prove he's innocent

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 6:00am
Brian Anderson

For nearly half a century, Winnipeg's Brian Anderson has fought to clear his name and overturn his 1974 murder conviction.

'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers

INDIANZ.COM - March 5, 2019 - 5:21am
Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.

'She was the hope': Indigenous leaders shocked by Philpott's cabinet resignation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 5:00am
AFN Philpott 20181205

Indigenous leaders are expressing a sense of loss after Liberal MP Jane Philpott, who used to serve as health and Indigenous services minister, quit her cabinet post as Treasury Board president over the Trudeau government's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Province to cut funding at N'Amerind Friendship Centre, says executive director

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 4:00am
N'Amerind Friendship Centre

The province is cutting programs aimed at reducing incarceration and combating violence against women and children, according to N'Amerind Friendship Centre executive director Al Day.

Kahnawake launches own paramedic training program after provincial changes reduce Mohawk recruits

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 5, 2019 - 4:00am
Kahnawake Paramedic Program

Ten Mohawk students are spending their evenings in training to become paramedics at the Kahnawake Fire Brigade. Quebec's revamped certification process doesn't meet their needs as a volunteer service, say community leaders.

Why Jody Wilson-Raybould's reference to her First Nation traditions in SNC-Lavalin testimony has significance

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 4, 2019 - 5:19pm
Raybould Justice 20190227

Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council who recently wrote an editorial about the subject, spoke with On The Island’s Gregor Craigie about its significance.

Jane Philpott resigns from cabinet, citing loss of 'confidence' over government's handling of SNC-Lavalin

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 4, 2019 - 3:11pm
Health Minister Jane Philpott

Jane Philpott, one of Justin Trudeau's most trusted ministers, has resigned from cabinet as the Liberal government's crisis over the SNC-Lavalin affair deepens.


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