Northern Alberta community receives grant to fight high energy bills, food costs

Northern Alberta community receives grant to fight high energy bills, food costs

Fort Chipewyan is a predominantly Cree, Dene and Métis community that's only accessible by air, except in the winter when there’s an ice road. (David ...
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Indigenous leaders welcome chance to invest in Alberta renewable power auction

CALGARY _ Indigenous leaders say they are eager to invest after Alberta unveiled a plan on Monday that demands bidders in one of its next ...
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First Nations businesses prioritized amid collapse of Alberta oil sands capital spending

First Nations businesses prioritized amid collapse of Alberta oil sands capital spending

Open this photo in gallery: Good Fish Lakes CEO Sandy Sanderson runs a dry-cleaning and industrial-garment manufacturing business that employs 150 people in the province ...
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Man living in shack on northern Alberta reserve pleads for housing with running water

Man living in shack on northern Alberta reserve pleads for housing with running water

Gary Grandbois fills a jug with water from the bathtub of his sister's trailer. He has no running water in the shack where he lives ...
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Alberta singers, hoop dancer to bring message of reconciliation to 2018 Olympics

Alberta singers, hoop dancer to bring message of reconciliation to 2018 Olympics

Performer Wendy Walker is headed to the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea with her a capella group Reconciliation. (Terri Trembath/CBC) Sarah Rieger Sarah Rieger ...
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British Columbia's Aboriginal communities to benefit from investment in cultural tourism

British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities to benefit from investment in cultural tourism

Funding was announced today by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government ...
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British Columbians should be concerned about their province not having a Supreme Court of Canada justice

British Columbians should be concerned about their province not having a Supreme Court of Canada justice

This morning, I read a thought-provoking article by CBC News journalist Laura Lynch on the public broadcaster's website.It was prompted ...
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British Columbia High Court Sides With Tribe In Cross-Border Dispute

British Columbia High Court Sides With Tribe In Cross-Border Dispute

File photo. Rick Desautel of Inchelium, Washington, center, was accused of illegal hunting after he crossed into Canada in 2010 ...
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British Columbia court grants injunction to fish farm, ending protests

British Columbia court grants injunction to fish farm, ending protests

The court’s decision was released online Wednesday (Pixabay photo) VANCOUVER — First Nations activists who lost a legal battle to ...
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British Columbia court grants injunction to fish farm, ending protests

VANCOUVER — First Nations activists who lost a legal battle to continue protesting at a fish farm off British Columbia's ...
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Manitoba rivers feed 400M pieces of microplastic into Lake Winnipeg every year

Manitoba rivers feed 400M pieces of microplastic into Lake Winnipeg every year

A recent study suggests the Assiniboine and Red rivers are carrying hundreds of millions of microfibres and microbeads into Lake ...
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Lynn Beyak 'inflamed attitudes against Indigenous citizens': Manitoba senator

Lynn Beyak ‘inflamed attitudes against Indigenous citizens’: Manitoba senator

Sen. Mary Jane McCallum (right) has criticised Sen. Lynn Beyak for her views on residential schools. (Left: CBC; Right: Justin ...
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Manitoba survivors opting out of '60s Scoop settlement with federal government

Manitoba survivors opting out of ’60s Scoop settlement with federal government

Priscilla Meeches, who was taken from her family in 1969 in Portage La Prairie, Man., and adopted to a Manitoba ...
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Online database of Indigenous workers will help fight poverty, say Manitoba chiefs

Online database of Indigenous workers will help fight poverty, say Manitoba chiefs

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization has partnered with Working Warriors, based at CentrePort Canada, to build on a database of Indigenous ...
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New Manitoba senator says federal dental program for First Nations, Inuit communities isn't working

New Manitoba senator says federal dental program for First Nations, Inuit communities isn’t working

Mary Jane McCallum, who was appointed to the Senate last December, says the Children's Oral Health Initiative — a federal ...
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Rural group seeks better relations with Saskatchewan's Indigenous people

Rural group seeks better relations with Saskatchewan’s Indigenous people

REGINA -- An organization that bills itself as the voice of rural Saskatchewan is calling for consideration, patience and understanding ...
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Trial of Saskatchewan farmer in fatal shooting soon in jury's hands

Trial of Saskatchewan farmer in fatal shooting soon in jury’s hands

BATTLEFORD, Sask. — The fate of a Saskatchewan farmer charged in the shooting death of an Indigenous man will soon ...
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'Bringing birth back' to Indigenous women focus of University of Saskatchewan research

‘Bringing birth back’ to Indigenous women focus of University of Saskatchewan research

Indigenous women can sometimes feel apprehensive or uncomfortable with their birthing experiences, particularly when they have to leave their home ...
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Métis Sixties Scoop survivor sues federal and Saskatchewan governments

Métis Sixties Scoop survivor sues federal and Saskatchewan governments

Robert Doucette, a Métis man from Saskatchewan, is suing the federal and provincial governments for a declaration of wrongdoing. (Bridget ...
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What might have been: Ontario's Big Thunder almost became 1988 Olympic ski jumping venue

What might have been: Ontario’s Big Thunder almost became 1988 Olympic ski jumping venue

Steve Collins of Fort William First Nations was one of Canada's most successful ski jumpers. He is pictured here jumping ...
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Flying high: 100,000 pot plants flown from Ontario to B.C.

Flying high: 100,000 pot plants flown from Ontario to B.C.

Under tight security, 100,000 marijuana plants arrived at Vancouver International Airport Saturday to be cultivated in a network of greenhouses ...
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5 years on, Ontario's plan to get more Indigenous people on juries a work in progress

5 years on, Ontario’s plan to get more Indigenous people on juries a work in progress

Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci issued recommendations five years aimed at improving Indigenous representation on juries in ...
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How a broken jury list makes Ontario justice whiter, richer and less like your community

How a broken jury list makes Ontario justice whiter, richer and less like your community

Beginning in February 2016, reporters from the Star and Ryerson University's School of Journalism attended 52 trials in the Greater ...
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New website launched in Ontario for missing, murdered Indigenous women

New website launched in Ontario for missing, murdered Indigenous women

Indigenous and non-indigenous people joined hands in a round dance at the University of Windsor Wednesday, as part of the ...
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New Arctic Surf Clam license to benefit First Nations in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

New Arctic Surf Clam license to benefit First Nations in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

The Five Nations Clam Company is a new entity that will be comprised of First Nations from Quebec, Nova Scotia, ...
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TB death in Quebec's far north spurs public health awareness campaign

TB death in Quebec’s far north spurs public health awareness campaign

Tuberculosis affects the lungs, but Coroner Jean Brochu said some of the symptoms such as coughing and fatigue may have ...
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Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances

Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances

The Challenger 601 is used to transport patients from northern Quebec. The Quebec government says it will allow a parent ...
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Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances

Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances

The Challenger 601 is used to transport patients from northern Quebec. The Quebec government says it will allow a parent ...
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New phase of Quebec Indigenous inquiry focuses on personal stories

New phase of Quebec Indigenous inquiry focuses on personal stories

Sedalia Fazio, left, opened the hearings in Montreal with a Mohawk opening address. The inquiry into mistreatment of Indigenous people ...
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Mi'kmaq name Skmaqn added to P.E.I. national historic site

Mi’kmaq name Skmaqn added to P.E.I. national historic site

The Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site in P.E.I. is being renamed to include Skmaqn in honour of its Indigenous history ...
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Ottawa adds Aboriginal name to controversial P.E.I. park

Ottawa adds Aboriginal name to controversial P.E.I. park

Jeffery Amherst CHARLOTTETOWN -- A national park in Prince Edward Island that bears the name of a controversial British general ...
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Western P.E.I. celebrates diversity with welcome event for newcomers

Western P.E.I. celebrates diversity with welcome event for newcomers

Western P.E.I. celebrates diversity with welcome event for newcomers More Members of P.E.I.'s Filipino community spearheaded an event in West ...
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Indigenous planners brainstorm at P.E.I. conference

Indigenous planners brainstorm at P.E.I. conference

Jenene Woolridge and Jesse Hemphill say constructive community planning has been positive for all the First Nations participating. (Karen Mair ...
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Trudeau to give lecture, participate in Q and A in P.E.I. before heading to N.L.

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a swing through Atlantic Canada today, with stops in P.E.I. and Newfoundland.Trudeau ...
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Terminally-ill New Brunswick teen behind #BeccaToldMeTo discovers new tumour

RIVERVIEW, N.B. — A New Brunswick teenager with terminal cancer whose hashtag campaign has inspired acts of kindness across the ...
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10 things to do in New Brunswick

10 things to do in New Brunswick

Tthe Acadian Peninsula and its lively communities of Tracadie-Sheila, Caraquet, Shippagan and Lamèque are rich in Acadian culture, cuisine and ...
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New Brunswick set to introduce exotic animal legislation after young brothers’ deaths

New Brunswick set to introduce exotic animal legislation after young brothers’ deaths

The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to regulate owning exotic animals, four years after two young brothers were killed ...
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Trudeau apologizes to Newfoundland and Labrador residential school students

Trudeau apologizes to Newfoundland and Labrador residential school students

GOOSE BAY, N.L. -- Once frightened, lonely children who lost their culture and innocence rose in a standing ovation Friday ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology

Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology

The junior dormitory in North West River still stands. Joanna Michel, one of Newfoundland and Labrador's residential school survivors, would ...
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What the swift collapse of some Labrador caribou can tell us about endangered species

What the swift collapse of some Labrador caribou can tell us about endangered species

George River Caribou run outside Nain late last year. (Submitted by Brandon Pardy) Everyone in Rigolet knew the caribou were ...
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'Living in isolation is no excuse': Keeping fit and eating right, on Labrador's northern coast

‘Living in isolation is no excuse’: Keeping fit and eating right, on Labrador’s northern coast

Shannon Dicker finds ways to stay motivated and fit even during Nain's coldest darkest months. (Jacob Barker/CBC) Videojournalist It takes ...
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MPs support relocating RCMP call centre to Nova Scotia Indigenous community

MPs support relocating RCMP call centre to Nova Scotia Indigenous community

OTTAWA – Canada’s minister of Indigenous services is throwing her weight behind a bid to relocate an emergency call centre ...
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MPs support relocating RCMP call centre to Nova Scotia Indigenous community

MPs support relocating RCMP call centre to Nova Scotia Indigenous community

Canada's minister of Indigenous services is throwing her weight behind a bid to relocate an emergency call centre to a ...
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Nova Scotia’s Last Strip Club Has Closed

Nova Scotia’s Last Strip Club Has Closed

Owners once claimed to be recession-proof, but Ralph's dancers hustled for tips in a fading industry.Katie Toth Jan 15 2018, ...
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African-Nova Scotians lack support to get into shipbuilding industry, man says

African-Nova Scotians lack support to get into shipbuilding industry, man says

This group of women was the first to graduate from Nova Scotia Community College's two-year welding and metal fabrication diploma ...
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CBC Nova Scotia's 10 best photos of 2017

CBC Nova Scotia’s 10 best photos of 2017

CBC Nova Scotia takes a look at 10 of our most memorable photos this year, which range from inspiring to ...
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'I want to see a change': How Fort Simpson, N.W.T. is fighting suicide in its community

‘I want to see a change’: How Fort Simpson, N.W.T. is fighting suicide in its community

Zaida Sanguez is in Grade 11 at Thomas Simpson high school. She'll be attending a mental health conference in Vancouver ...
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Seniors are turning down long-term care beds far from home in N.W.T.

Seniors are turning down long-term care beds far from home in N.W.T.

Victorine Lafferty, director of seniors and continuing care at the Department of Health and Social Services, left, Health Minister Glen ...
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N.W.T. could get RCMP unit dedicated to unsolved murder and missing person files

N.W.T. could get RCMP unit dedicated to unsolved murder and missing person files

This year's proposed territorial budget includes $304,000 for a RCMP historical case unit, dedicated to the 71 unsolved historical murder ...
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Declining revenues lead to small surplus as N.W.T. gov't releases budget

Declining revenues lead to small surplus as N.W.T. gov’t releases budget

Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod, left, presented the proposed numbers for the Government of the Northwest Territories' 2018-19 budget, among ...
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Petition to fund N.W.T. arts with lottery funds gains traction

Petition to fund N.W.T. arts with lottery funds gains traction

Lotteries in the Northwest Territories provide approximately $5 million in funding to sports and recreation programs across the territory. More ...
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Day 3: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Day 3: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

It's the third and final day of testimony at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls ...
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Canadian Ranger dies of natural causes while on exercise in Resolute, Nunavut

Canadian Ranger dies of natural causes while on exercise in Resolute, Nunavut

John Ukuqtunnuaq, 56, was a Canadian Ranger and search and rescue volunteer. (Submitted by George Aklah) A Canadian Ranger died ...
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Day 2: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Day 2: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

Wednesday is the second day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in ...
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Inuit must speak out against sexual violence, woman tells MMIWG inquiry in Nunavut

Inuit must speak out against sexual violence, woman tells MMIWG inquiry in Nunavut

Laura MacKenzie believes her cousin's life would have been better if she had the counselling and support she needed from ...
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MMIWG hearings in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut LIVE

MMIWG hearings in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut LIVE

Nunavummiut are gathering in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, this week for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.This ...
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Volunteers make wolf fur pompoms for Yukon's Arctic Winter Games athletes

Volunteers make wolf fur pompoms for Yukon’s Arctic Winter Games athletes

Some of the local volunteers in Haines Junction, Yukon, who helped sew wolf fur pompoms for Team Yukon's toques. (Mike ...
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Yukon looks to improve system for sentencing Indigenous offenders

Yukon looks to improve system for sentencing Indigenous offenders

David Christie, executive director of the Yukon Legal Services Society, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, and ...
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Yukon First Nations mark 45 years since historic trip to Ottawa

Yukon First Nations mark 45 years since historic trip to Ottawa

Yukon Indigenous leaders went to Ottawa in February 1973, to convince the federal government to begin land claim negotiations. The ...
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Plan signed to preserve historic Yukon trading post

Plan signed to preserve historic Yukon trading post

Lansing Post was once a bustling trading post and gathering place for First Nations people. Today, there are just a ...
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Yukoners gather in support of justice reform in wake of verdict in Colten Boushie case

Yukoners gather in support of justice reform in wake of verdict in Colten Boushie case

Dawson City residents were among the Yukoners taking part in rallies demanding justice reform after the acquittal of the Saskatchewan ...
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