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'This is what our communities used to be like': Hide camp returns to N.W.T. after 3-year hiatus

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 5:27pm
Betty Hardisty

Dene Nahjo, a collective dedicated to creating spaces that help Indigenous people reconnect to cultural knowledge, hosted a hide camp in Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation, the first such camp to run since 2019.

New Atlantic Ballet Indigenous director says collaboration, not tokenism, key to new role

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 4:46pm
Possesom Paul

The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada named a new director of Indigenous programming — a position borne of a collaboration that lasted over eight years.

Horror movies and home invasions: What emerging Kanien'kehá:ka filmmakers are focusing their lens on

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 4:21pm
 Marion Konwanénhon Delaronde

Held as part of the Montreal First Peoples Festival, the Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema conference took place in Kahnawake on Monday.

After N.L. opts not to rename Colonial Building, Indigenous groups say decision is a step back

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 3:17pm
Colonial Building

The provincial government has decided not to rename the Colonial Building provincial historic site in St. John's, and reactions are mixed. The building is set to open in September.

Fundraiser launched to help rebuild 17th century longhouse replica damaged in fire on Six Nations

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 12:47pm
weh Longhouse that burned down in July

Two organizations in Six Nations of the Grand River have started a fundraiser with a $1 million goal to help replace a replica 17th-century longhouse badly damaged in a recent fire.

Cambridge Bay welcomes medal-winning wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak back with a big celebration

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 12:02pm
Eeekeeluak Avalak

Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay will receive a hero's welcome when he returns to his western Nunavut home Monday with his coach, Chris Crooks, and teammates.

Cousin duo praised after rescuing drowning child in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 10:47am
John Qirqqut and Ikey Putuguq

A woman in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, is raising funds to replace her nephew’s phone that was destroyed when he jumped into the ocean to rescue a drowning child in late July. 

Climate change impacts at the fore for south coast communities after central Newfoundland forest fires

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 7:46am
Chief Mi'sel Joe

After being cut off from the rest of the island for five days, communities on the south coast of Newfoundland say they're preparing for the brunt of climate change

Northern Manitoba child welfare agency failed to get teen to sex assault court hearing, Crown says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 6:00am
Justice system

A Manitoba Crown attorney has raised concerns about a northern child welfare agency after it failed to properly arrange for a sexual assault victim to appear in court as a witness.

Mi'kmaw women lead effort to bring midwifery to Indigenous parents

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 15, 2022 - 5:00am
Alisha and Suzanne

The Nova Scotia Native Women's Association is engaging with First Nations across the province to discuss restoring midwifery practices in communities. The hope is to make midwives available under the Mi'kmaw health authority.

Economic reconciliation taking root in southwestern Manitoba

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2022 - 7:00am
Lisa Noctor GAP

The Brandon Friendship Centre GAP youth outreach is holding workshops to help Indigenous youth translate their experiences into employable skills — part of a larger effort in Brandon aimed at the inclusion of Indigenous people and communities in economic opportunities.

New documentary explores the devastating loss of caribou on Labrador's Inuit

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 14, 2022 - 5:30am
Caribou from documentary Herd

Inuit have hunted caribou in Labrador for countless generations — a practice that is now illegal because of the collapse of the once-massive George River Herd. A new documentary examines the impact of losing a critical source of food, and an integral part of Inuit culture.

N.W.T. Métis communities receive $34M from feds for housing projects

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 7:41pm
Dan Vandal

The federal government is providing $34 million to four N.W.T. Métis communities for housing-related projects. 

Annual No Stone Unturned concert gives families of MMIWG chance to support each other

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 7:19pm
Tammy Letandre and her daughter

Hundreds of people of all ages turned out at St. John's Park in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon for the 14th annual No Stone Unturned Concert for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which offers a chance to gather in support of those who have lost loved ones.

Half-marathon run from Manitoba prison raises money, awareness for Indigenous men's healing group

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:43pm
Jacquie Nicholson

Runners laced up for a half-marathon outside a prison just north of Winnipeg on Saturday morning to raise money and awareness to support incarcerated Manitobans and their families.

Artists draw on Indigenous teachings, land-based learning to create water vessels at Manitoba workshop

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 12:36pm
Water Knowledge vessel making

A Winnipeg-based artist is getting her hands dirty this summer for a 10-day workshop in Grand Rapids, Man., that focuses on harvesting clay by hand to create traditional Indigenous water vessels.

Her body was found in a Whitehorse dump 55 years ago. The family still wants answers

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Jack Jimmy, Darlene Jimmy

Fifty-five years after Tootsie Jimmy-Charlie was found dead in a Whitehorse dump, RCMP acknowledge their investigation was flawed.

Team Haudenosaunee plays lacrosse for more than just the game

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 13, 2022 - 4:00am
Team Haudenosaunee in WJLC Action vs. Poland

Team Haudenosaunee and five other nations are competing in Winnipeg this week at the World Junior Lacrosse Championships.

Métis artist has beadwork stolen from Canada Post mailbox in Winnipeg

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2022 - 9:52pm
Metis beader Jessie Pruden

Métis beader Jessie Pruden — known as Bead 'n Butter — is heartbroken after parcels containing her handmade earrings were stolen from a Canada Post mailbox.

'It was my moment,' says wrestler who won Nunavut's 1st Canada Summer Games gold

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 12, 2022 - 6:12pm
Eekeeluak Avalak

When Eekeeluak Avalak won Nunavut’s first gold medal at the Canada Summer Games, he says he channeled strength from his coach, his family, his territory and his ancestors.

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