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Indian and Metis Friendship Centre vandalized again as plans to re-open move ahead

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 2:03pm
Indian and Metis Friendship Centre 4

The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre appears to have been hit by vandals again. But plans for a new friendship centre in Winnipeg are moving ahead, with the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres releasing a request for proposals to garner interest from local organizations who may want to run it.

New Indigenous immersion program launching to teach kindergartners Kwak'wala

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Child in classroom

A new language immersion program is coming to a Vancouver Island elementary school — and no, it’s not the typical Spanish or Mandarin language programs. It’s Kwak'wala.

Wilson-Raybould says she's running as a Liberal in fall federal election

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 1:51pm
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Jody Wilson-Raybould, the MP at the centre of the SNC-Lavalin affair, says she'll be running under the Liberal banner in October's general election.

She lost her foot to amputation, but found her voice to speak about domestic violence

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kerry Benjoe

For so long, Kerry Benjoe imagined the worst thing that could happen to her was losing her foot. She never imagined that an amputation could give her something in return, not only her life and mobility back, but the ability to speak out about domestic violence.

How LED lights could help prevent the decline of eulachon fish

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
Eulachon

Thousands of eulachon fish are caught in shrimp trawl nets in the Skeena River near Prince Rupert B.C. every year, according to the government of Canada.

Meet the woman doing elders' taxes for free in Nunavut

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 8:00am
Vicki Aitaok

Vicki Aitaok started doing elders’ taxes on the side in 2004 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, giving them access to the service for free.

Why Angela Gonzalez shares her 'beading bliss' tutorials online

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Angela Gonzalez

To many, beading work might be a way to pass the time. But to Angela Gonzalez, beading is medicine. That's part of what motivated her to start teaching beading in YouTube videos and on Twitter.

Family renews plea for clues 3 years after woman vanished from Manitoba First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Lorlene BONE

Three years after her daughter vanished after a night out visiting friends, Evelyn Chartrand is still looking for answers, and her daughter, Lorlene Bone.

Exploring the intersection where Indigenous tradition and technology meet

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Jon Corbett art

From finding algorithms in beading patterns to using virtual reality to teach Indigenous history, traditional Indigenous knowledge is rooting itself in technology more and more.

Sask. teen publishes book of poetry about growing up in foster care

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 3, 2019 - 6:00am
Joshua Heath

Joshua Heath, 17, was in and out of 13 foster homes throughout his life. Now he's published a book of poetry detailing his experiences.

Sharing the story of the Sixties Scoop: Sask. professor, survivor acts as consultant for movie

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 5:51pm
Raven Sinclair

When Raven Sinclair received a script for a movie about the impact of the Sixties Scoop, she couldn’t put it down.

'Special and unique' book donation program sends books up north

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Mable's Fables bookstore

The owner of a children's bookstore in southern Ontario is hoping to help send books to students up north, through a new donation program in partnership with Teach for Canada — an organization that recruits teachers to teach in remote First Nation communities.

'It's almost biblical': First Nation leaders in Calgary to organize international Dene reunification event

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 9:00am
Bruce Starlight

Organizers want to bring Indigenous people with Dene Athabaskan heritage from around the world together in one place.

Students learn Inuvialuktun with puppets that don't speak English

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 8:00am
Grandma and Grandpa elder puppets teaching language

Anna Pingo teaches Inuvialuktun in Inuvik, N.W.T., using puppets she got through the South Slave Divisional Education Council.

'An army behind you': A CBC reporter's reflections on his first Dene hand games tournament

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 7:00am
Alex Brockman hand games

Alex Brockman is a CBC North reporter who often travels to the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories for stories. Last weekend, he was drafted onto a hand games team competing in the Fort Good Hope / Colville Lake Oudzi tournament in Fort Good Hope.

Navajo artist honours his heritage by fashioning hats and reinterpreting classic art

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 4:00am
lehi Sanchez

Lehi Sanchez celebrates and shares his Navajo heritage through his hats and his artwork.

Native News Update March 1, 2019

This week's stories:  Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community partner with the American Heart Association to launch Native nutrition health campaign; Honoring Native American Women of Wisconsin; Food Sovereignty Summit to be held at Oneida Nation of Wisconsin; Cherokee Nations contributes millions to school districts in Oklahoma; Lac du Flambeau students perform songs from new album “Hear Our Songs.”

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30-day assessment ordered for accused in impaired driving death of Piikani band councillor

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 2, 2019 - 12:42am
Lethbridge court

Coun. Barney Provost was killed in a June 2018 crash on Highway 3 in southern Alberta

Site C dam could still be cancelled at '11th hour' if First Nations successful in court

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 1, 2019 - 9:04pm
Site C protest

The Site C dam could still be stopped by an "eleventh-hour" court ruling, according to the lawyer representing B.C. First Nations opposed to the massive hydroelectric project near Fort St. John.

Trip to Japan for Indigenous cultural showcase a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for Saskatoon photographer

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - March 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
Model showcasing INDG INC

Saskatoon entrepreneurs Heather Abbey and Samuel Tipewan, who created the online marketplace Indig Inc., are taking their company, along with 30 delegates, to Tokyo for a week this summer.

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