Day: January 9, 2018

Chief to explore separation from controversial Mi’kmaq band

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B.C. Indigenous people react to the resurfacing of 2 migration theories

Robin Bicknall is the director of Ice Bridge and has Comanche Native American heritage. She feels it is plausible that many migrations happened and the ones we’ve been focused on could be limiting our discussions. (Robin Bicknell) Angela Sterritt Angela Sterritt is a journalist from the Gitanmaax band of the Gitxsan Nation. Sterritt has been a journalist for close to 20 years with her news and current affairs pieces featured on national and local CBC platforms. Her CBC column ‘Reconcile This’ tackles the tensions between Indigenous people and institutions in B.C. The resurfacing of ideas about the origins and...

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‘Massive’ flood damage prevents Witsuwit’en First Nation students from returning to school

Volunteers and staff set up temporary classrooms for displaced students in Moricetown, B.C. (Moricetown Band Council) Students at Moricetown Elementary Secondary School in northwest B.C. are still unable to return to class, one week after a broken pipe flooded the Witsuwit’en First Nation educational facility approximately 30 kilometers from Smithers. The school is operated by the Kyah Wiget Education Society and serves students from kindergarten to Grade 7, as well as members of an on-site daycare facility. Kyah Wiget executive director Diane Mattson said the flooding appeared to have been caused by a malfunction in a pipe connected to...

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A Kingston pub is dropping a reference to John A. Macdonald from its name

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – The Sir John A. MacDonald statue as seen at Queen’s Park Circle at the foot of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, ON on Thursday August 24, 2017. A pub in a building where Sir John A. Macdonald once had his law office is dropping a reference to Canada’s first prime minister from its name after receiving requests to do so from members of the Indigenous community. The Scottish pub in Kingston, Ont., once known as “Sir John’s Public House,” will now be called “The Public House,” its owner said, noting that a new sign...

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Federal government moving to exonerate First Nations chief convicted of treason

Open this photo in gallery: Restoring the honour of Poundmaker, seen in a portrait, has been a long-standing crusade for some members of a Saskatchewan First Nation. The federal government is preparing to exonerate a legendary First Nations chief who was convicted of treason in 1885 after being wrongly accused of provoking a bloody battle with soldiers of the young country of Canada. Poundmaker is not as famous as Métis leader Louis Riel, who was his contemporary. Unlike Riel, he was not hanged for his alleged crimes. But restoring his honour has been a long-standing crusade for some members...

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Change a sign of the times

Paul Fortier of Jessup Food and Heritage announced the name of Sir John’s Public House has been changed to simply The Public House. (Ian MacAlpine/The Whig-Standard) Evergreen branches and other holiday decorations adorned the sign and windows at Sir John’s Public House in downtown Kingston on Tuesday morning. But by the afternoon, not only were the decorations removed but so was the reference to Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, on the sign, which now reads simply The Public House. Paul Fortier of Jessup Food and Heritage, owner of the pub at 343 King St. E., said...

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Team made up mostly of residential school survivors competed internationally

The Sagkeeng Oldtimers team in 1993. The team holds titles in the 1987 World Cup, 1989 World Cup in Munich and in the 1987 Canadian National Cup. (submitted) An Indigenous hockey team made up primarily of residential school survivors was honoured by Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Tuesday. The Sagkeeng Oldtimers hockey team joined the Canadian Oldtimers Hockey Association in 1978 and went on to compete in international tournaments throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. The team was made up of players from the Sagkeeng First Nation, a community 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, ranging...

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Court says Ottawa can reject police, court transcripts as evidence in St. Anne’s residential school cases

A group of altar boys at St. Anne’s Indian Residential School c. 1945 in Fort Albany, Ont. (Edmund Metatawabin collection/Algoma University) Jorge Barrera is a Caracas-born, award-winning journalist who has worked across the country and internationally. He is currently working for the CBC Indigenous unit based out of Ottawa. Ottawa can continue to reject the use of police and court transcripts as evidence in student-on-student compensation claims from survivors who attended St. Anne’s Indian Residential School, according to a recent ruling. The ruling, issued by Ontario Superior Court Justice Paul Perell on Jan. 4, concluded the courts could not...

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Doronn Fox, Dene Games competitor, explains the history of hand games

‘This game has hooked me for a long time,’ said Doronn Fox, a former coach and AWG gold medallist. (Doronn Fox/Facebook) Max Leighton Tryouts for the Yukon’s Dene Games team at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) were held over the weekend in Whitehorse. About a dozen contestants came out to try their hand at several traditional events, including: finger pull, snowsnake, stick pull and hand games. Doronn Fox, 28, is a former coach and gold medalist in the Dene Games at AWG. He came out as a contestant this year, and will be heading to the South Slave...

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N.W.T. First Nation changes stance, now fully supports Enbridge’s pipeline repair project

A map showing the area of the proposed pipeline replacement project near Fort Simpson, N.W.T. (NEB) The chief of the Liidlii Kue First Nation says he now fully supports Enbridge’s Line 21 project to replace a portion of the N.W.T. pipeline. Chief Gerald Antoine announced at a hearing on Monday that Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and the First Nation reached two agreements — a Participation Agreement and an Environmental Management Agreement. Enbridge shut down the pipeline in 2016 because it sits on an unstable river bank. The company then proposed to replace a 2.5-kilometre section of its Line 21 pipeline...

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No marijuana shops anytime soon, says chief of dry reserve given pot permit by province

Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox said his reserve has no immediate plans to open a cannabis retailer, because his council’s current mandate is to root out gangs and illegal activity. (CBC) The chief of Saskatchewan’s biggest dry First Nation said he was surprised Monday when the province said it would allow his reserve to open a cannabis store, once marijuana is legalized. "We didn’t push this," said Wallace Fox, chief of the Onion Lake Cree Nation. His community voted nearly 30 years ago to ban alcohol and drug use on its reserve, located 50 kilometres north of...

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Métis educator sets up tent in classroom to share his grandparents’ experience with students

Cort Dogniez, a Métis educator with the Saskatoon Greater Catholic School division, holds a photo of his grandfather inside the tent he set up in his classroom to show students how his grandparents lived. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC) A Métis educator in Saskatoon is finding the best way to connect students with the culture is to tell his family’s story in a unique setting. Cort Dogniez, who is the Métis education program leader for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools division, has set up a prospector tent in his classroom at St. Michael Community School. "We lost our land and we were...

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