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P.E.I. could take 'leading role' on Indigenous rights framework, says chief

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Chief Brian Francis

Chief Brian Francis of the Abegweit First Nation says he's looking forward to his meeting with Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on Wednesday.

'I feel really proud': Welding mentorship keeps Cambridge Bay teens out of trouble

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Andrew Kitigon Cambridge Bay Welders

Six teens are part of an ongoing mentorship program in Cambridge Bay, a community of about 1,800 on the Arctic Ocean. They're learning welding skills but are also spending time with mentors.

TIFF 2018: CBC Indigenous lists 6 films to watch

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 29, 2018 - 5:00am
Falls Around Her

The Toronto International Film Festival begins next week and CBC Indigenous has compiled a list of must-watch films screening at the festival that feature Indigenous talent from across the country.

Diane Humetewa: John McCain was a leading voice for Indian Country

INDIANZ.COM - August 29, 2018 - 3:28am
During the majority of his time in the House and Senate, John McCain was a leading voice for and architect of federal Indian policy.

Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - August 29, 2018 - 2:48am
A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida.

14 year old Navajo Nation Boxer aims for Olympics

POWWOWS.COM - August 28, 2018 - 9:49pm

14 year old Navajo Nation Boxer aims for OlympicsMariah Bahe is from Chinle AZ, and has already won the Arizona Junior Olympics Title in her weight class! “I know that people in the community are watching and depending on me, but I really just try and concentrate on.....

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Edmonton-based Indigenous arts collective to formally launch Thursday

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 9:47pm
Indigenous artist market collective

The Indigenous Artist Market Collective (IAM) is having its official launch Thursday at the ATB Arts and Culture Branch on Jasper Avenue thanks in part to support from the City of Edmonton and End Poverty.

Senator Murray Sinclair delays final report on investigation of Thunder Bay Police Services Board

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 5:36pm
Senator Murray Sinclair speaks at The Current MMIW forum March 29, 2017

As Canadian Sen. Murray Sinclair continues to lead the investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission has granted him another extension until Fall on Tuesday afternoon.

Deadly drugs destined for James Bay First Nations slipping through Timmins airport

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 2:28pm
Timmins Airport

The manager of the Timmins Airport thinks he knows how illegal drugs are being transported to remote fly-in First Nation communities in northern Ontario. Attawapiskat and Fort Albany have resorted to searching arrivals at their remote airports to ensure narcotics are not brought into the community.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on Trump administration

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 12:20pm
The federal government hasn't taken an Indian nation's land out of trust since the termination era and one tribe hopes it stays that way.

Red Lake Nation mourns passing of hereditary chief Billy King

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 10:08am
Flags are flying at half-staff on the Red Lake Nation in honor of the late Billy King, a hereditary leader of the tribe.

Elizabeth Hawksworth: My grandfather taught me about resilience

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 9:26am
Returning to culture is a duty my grandfather believed Native elders had to their communities.

Voters narrow down field for Navajo Nation's highest office

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 9:03am
The Navajo Nation election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.

Pueblo of Zuni set to reclaim sacred object taken decades ago

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 8:13am
A sacred object that was taken from the Pueblo of Zuni more than four decades ago will be returning home

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe faces questions about fatal crash investigation

INDIANZ.COM - August 28, 2018 - 7:46am
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe isn't talking about a fatal crash that claimed the life of a student and resulted in injuries to a second teen.

Grand Ronde Tribes place site of former racetrack on the market

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - August 28, 2018 - 6:52am
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will not be developing a former racetrack near Oregon's largest city.

Another Manitoba First Nation claims discrimination at hands of Hydro workers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Grand Rapids Generating Station

The bombshell reports of sexual violence and discrimination allegedly perpetrated by Manitoba Hydro staff in a northern First Nation decades ago sound familiar to another community where people say they were plunged into chaos by the utility's development.

Naujaat celebrates bowhead whale harvest

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Naujaat hunters

Despite windy conditions, the 16-metre whale was hunted within two hours of the sighting.

Nunavut daycares to get toys, books, posters in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 5:00am
Neil Christopher

'It was important for children to see themself in the resources, in the storybooks and the posters. Things that educators up here cannot purchase,' said Inhabit Media's Neil Christopher.

'I'm not laying on my couch and dying:' Six Nations woman with cancer guiding others

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 28, 2018 - 4:01am
Erinn Monture

Erinn Monture was diagnosed with ovarian cancer is 2015 and has created a cancer awareness and resource centre called, Edwadadrihwanokwa:k to help patients in other First Nations communities.

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