Day: January 3, 2018

When to book your summer camping trip in Saskatchewan

People can apply for seasonal summer campsites for the 2018 season starting on Jan. 3. (Tourism Saskatchewan) Although temperatures across the province are still far below zero, it’s time to mark your calendars and start planning your 2018 camping trip. People can apply for seasonal summer campsites for the 2018 season starting on Jan. 3. Robin Campese, executive director for visitor experience with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, said the seasonal camping program is very popular in the province. ‘Seasonal camping is a wonderful way to enjoy a provincial park for the entire season. Your camping equipment...

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Indigenous women’s advocate ‘had no idea’ Order of Canada was coming

Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected CaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Brittany Hobson APTN News Jeannette Corbiere Lavell’s advocacy has spanned decades.Her work has taken her across Canada and even international borders.Now she will travel to a special ceremony in Ottawa...

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Don’t talk. Just listen.

Lee Maracle, author of ‘My Conversations with Canadians.’ Photo by Hill Peppard Most settler Canadians haven’t had many conversations with Indigenous people, but we still feel entitled to pontificate on the “Indian problem.” Most of us know very little about the original people of this land, but we believe that they are “broken” and that we can help to “fix” them. Two new books, Lee Maracle’s My Conversations with Canadians and Arthur Manuel’s The Reconciliation Manifesto , suggest that Canadians need to stop presuming and start listening. Maracle, an award-winning Salish poet and novelist, invites us to join her...

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Baby girl’s remains surprisingly reveal new Indigenous group that once thrived in North America

An illustration of life at the Upward Sun River camp in Alaska’s interior Tanana River Valley. The genetic analysis of the remains of a girl form this settlement reveal her ancenstors to be a unique, and until now unknown, North American population. (Submitted by Ben Potter) The ancient remains of an infant girl discovered in Alaska’s interior Tanana River Valley in 2013 are the unexpected evidence of what is likely North America’s first Indigenous people — a population predating and genetically distinct from now dominant Indigenous North American populations. The girl is named "Xach’itee’aanenh T’eede Gaay" — Sunrise Girl-Child...

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Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services

Chief Reginald (Reg) Bellerose is the chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance. He says the Letter of Understanding he signed earlier this week with the Department of Indigenous Services is a road map to an on-reserve education system based in treaty. (Don Somers/CBC) Brad Bellegarde Born and raised in Treaty 4 Territory, he holds an Indian Communication Arts Certificate from the First Nations University of Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Regina. Follow him on Twitter @BBellegardeCBC The chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance is encouraged by a letter of understanding...

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Winnipeggers mark Idle No More five year anniversary

Community Members gather at Portage and Main to show support for INM. More than 50 people gathered at Portage and Main to observe the fifth anniversary of the Idle No More (INM) movement on Dec. 23. INM started as a protest against Bill C-45 proposed by the federal government under then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which critics charged would undermine Indigenous rights and environmental protections by changing land management laws on reservations. INM gained momentum when Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation undertook a hunger strike in 2012 to draw the attention of federal government toward Indigenous issues....

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Baby girl’s remains surprisingly reveal new Indigenous group that once thrived in North America

An illustration of life at the Upward Sun River camp in Alaska’s interior Tanana River Valley. The genetic analysis of the remains of a girl form this settlement reveal her ancenstors to be a unique, and until now unknown, North American population. (Submitted by Ben Potter) The ancient remains of an infant girl discovered in Alaska’s interior Tanana River Valley in 2013 are the unexpected evidence of what is likely North America’s first Indigenous people — a population predating and genetically distinct from now dominant Indigenous North American populations. The girl is named "Xach’itee’aanenh T’eede Gaay" — Sunrise Girl-Child...

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Canada 150 And Performing Arts Centre Top Of Mind In 2017 For Steinbach Arts Centre

The Canadian anthem was sung at the 2017 Celebrate The Arts Gala to incorporate Canada’s 150th birthday. The Performing Arts Centre and celebrating Canada 150 were big themes in 2017, says the Steinbach Arts Council’s chief creative officer. Cindi Rempel-Patrick says in 2017 the City of Steinbach made the Performing Arts Centre a priority, which turned into a bit of a roller coaster. "They had asked the Arts Council to form a community group to raise some funds and to be involved in this project, we had six months to do it. We worked really, really hard for the...

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Sen. Lynn Beyak publishes ‘outright racist’ comments about Indigenous people on her Senate website

A picture of Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak hangs in a hallway on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak , who faced a string of controversies in 2017 for defending residential schools, has published more than 100 “letters of support” on her individual Senate website, with dozens containing language that First Nations advocates call racist or offensive. Beyak was removed from the Senate’s committee on aboriginal peoples last year after she said an “ abundance of good ” came out of Canada’s residential schools — government-funded, church-operated schools where Indigenous children endured widespread...

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Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Indigenous North Americans

In this August 2013 photo provided by the University of Alaska, excavators work at the Upward Sun River discovery site in Alaska. (Ben Potter/University of Alaska via AP) NEW YORK — DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today’s native peoples of the Americas. Decoding the infant’s complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral history of today’s Native Americans and indigenous peoples of Canada and Central and South America. Expert said that...

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Gurpreet Singh: B.C. Punjabi educators back Indigenous language campaign in Nova Scotia

Demands for official status for the Mi’kmaq language have received support from the Punjabi community in B.C. A campaign is underway in Nova Scotia, with those at the forefront wanting Mi’kmaq used on street signs. The B.C.-based Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA), which has been struggling for the recognition of Punjabi language for more than a decade, has come out in favour of the campaign for Mi’kmaq. Established in 1993, PLEA has been instrumental in getting Punjabi introduced in B.C. schools. It also organizes an annual Mother Language Day every year in the month of February to promote the...

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Retired B.C. builder dumpster dives for bikes, fixes hundreds for kids

Doug Charlton stands in his garage, where he’s fixed about 250 bikes. (submitted by Doug Charlton) To say Doug Charlton is passionate about fixing bikes is an understatement. The retired builder lives in Invermere, B.C., and regularly rummages through recycling centres and landfills, salvaging abandoned bikes and parts. "Most of them come from the landfill — folks up there are really nice and put them aside for me," he said. "I do a little bit of dumpster diving and get a couple out of the metal pile up there." Since the spring, he’s fixed up at least 250 bikes...

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