LATEST GLOBAL INDIGENOUS NEWS

Why these survivors and advocates want more than an apology from the Pope

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - 7 hours 24 min ago
Evelyn Korkmaz

Many feel reconciliation actions by the Catholic Church need to go beyond an apology for residential schools.

University of Alberta students build shed to foster sport on Kapawe'no First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 3, 2022 - 11:00am
SHED program

University of Alberta students have repurposed an old shed on the Kapawe'no First Nation in northern Alberta and filled it with sports equipment for children in the community. 

'It's healing our spirits': Eskasoni powwow celebrates 30th anniversary

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 3, 2022 - 9:32am
Dancers enter the grounds

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eskasoni's annual competition powwow. The largest Mi'kmaw community in the world welcomed visitors from far and wide for two days of dancing, drumming and singing.

How a canoe trip on the Thames is reviving an endangered Indigenous language

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 3, 2022 - 5:00am
Thames River Canoe Trip

When Ian McCallum put a canoe in the Thames River for the first time last August, he was looking for more than an adventure. Now, the two-day journey has inspired a book as part of a wider effort to revitalize the endangered Lunaape language, also called Munsee.

$4.8M Cape Breton facility to preserve knowledge of Mi'kmaw elders

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 3, 2022 - 5:00am
Elder Ernest Johnson

Funding will be spent on the construction of a net-zero carbon facility in Eskasoni First Nation.

RCMP shoot, injure 22-year-old man on Shamattawa First Nation

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 7:24pm
RCMP STOCK

A Shamattawa First Nation man was shot and seriously injured by RCMP in the northern Manitoba community, the federal police service and community’s chief said on Saturday. 

July 1 celebrations need to evolve, attendees at Saskatoon Cancel Canada Day event say

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 12:34pm
Cancel Canada Day 2022

People at a Cancel Canada Day event in Saskatoon said the July 1 celebrations taking place in the city and across the country don't recognize the past and present harms of the country.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby Named Most Powerful Person in Oklahoma

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - July 2, 2022 - 11:14am

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby is the Most Powerful Oklahoman, according to OKC FRIDAY’s poll of state leaders. Bill Lance, Jr., Secretary of Commerce of Chickasaw Nation, came in number 18.

Mi'kmaw two-spirit advocates call for powwow inclusivity

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 5:00am
Indigenous community members line up outside the tent at Abegweit First Nation’s second day of Powwow before the start. Taken June 12, 2022. Note Chief Junior Gould (in black shirt, glasses and red hand medallion) talking with kids. various elders and regalia.

Some Mi'kmaw two-spirit advocates would like to see powwow organizers across the country make events more inclusive by acknowledging two-spirits as being welcomed into these spaces.

Inuit leader says conversation about racism around Larga Baffin could be learning moment

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Natan Obed

Following a tense discussion around the zoning of a planned medical boarding home for Inuit in Ottawa, Inuit leader Natan Obed said there is an opportunity to learn from what was said.

Algonquin Elder Claudette Commanda appointed chancellor at University of Ottawa

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Claudette Commanda National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

The Anishinaabe (Algonquin) elder from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg will start her new role as chancellor in November.

This Alaskan parka is windproof, waterproof — and made from bear intestines

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 2, 2022 - 4:00am
Bear gut parka

It's waterproof. It's windproof. It's lightweight and durable. And it's made from the intestines of two bears, painstakingly cleaned and sewn together by a group of women in Alaska.

'Cancel Canada Day' rally brings hundreds to Manitoba Legislature grounds

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 1, 2022 - 8:19pm
Cancel Canada Day rally at Manitoba legislature

Hundreds of people clad in orange shirts marched through downtown Winnipeg late Friday afternoon to honour Indigenous children who died in residential schools.

Supreme Court Embraces Originalism In 'Momentous' Term

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 1, 2022 - 5:58pm
The October 2021 Supreme Court term will be remembered as the most consequential one in generations, experts said, pointing to sweeping rulings affecting the rights of millions of Americans and establishing a new conservative vision of constitutional law.

First Nations assembly disappointed by lack of seats at upcoming Pope visit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 1, 2022 - 5:29pm
QUE First Nations Racism 20200812

The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador says it’s disappointed to learn only 400 seats have been allocated to survivors of residential schools in Quebec as Pope Francis visits the province for mass later this month.

Inaugural Chief Pinesi Day held to honour long-forgotten 'great warrior'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 1, 2022 - 4:38pm
drum circle chief pinesi day ottawa

This Canada Day, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is celebrating the life of Chief Constant Pinesi, who fought bravely in the War of 1812 and was the last grand chief of the Algonquins to live at historic hunting grounds in Ottawa.

Pro Say & The Term Discuss A Historic Supreme Court Term

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 1, 2022 - 4:25pm
A U.S. Supreme Court term that by any measure was historic has concluded, and it takes a village of podcasters to untangle everything that happened. So this week, hosts from Pro Say team up with the hosts of The Term to discuss this momentous term.

Sitansisk Wolastoqiyik member becomes first medical doctor from N.B. community

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - July 1, 2022 - 4:09pm
Tiffany Brooks

Dr. Tiffany Brooks has become the first person to become a medical doctor from Sitansisk Wolastoqiyik, N.B., also known as St. Mary's First Nation.

Fla. Insurance Co. Drops Suit Over Rivals' Tribal Health Plans

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 1, 2022 - 3:40pm
A Florida insurance company told a New Jersey federal judge Friday it has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit alleging that a group of insurance and marketing businesses conspired to illegally sell health plans associated with Native American tribes.

Wash. Tribe Loses Latest Bid For Federal Recognition

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 1, 2022 - 3:36pm
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., rejected the Pilchuck Nation's latest attempt to gain formal recognition, saying the Washington state tribe has not exhausted its nonlegal options because it never sought that status through an official process overseen by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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