Margaret Atwood donating Booker Prize winnings to Indspire to support education of Indigenous students


The Testaments author will donate her half of the £50,000 (approx. $84,780 Cdn) prize. Atwood co-won the 2019 Booker Prize with Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other, Canadian author Margaret Atwood poses with her book The Testaments during the photo call for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize …

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Power restored to some communities evacuated after storm, but many can’t return just yet


Many First Nations communities that were evacuated after the Thanksgiving weekend storm have already returned to their homes but some have a bit of a longer wait. Manitoba Hydro said over 1,700 poles in the Interlake region were damaged in the the Thanksgiving weekend storm. (Submitted by Arnthur Jonasson) Many …

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear case of ‘extinct’ First Nation


The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case involving the Sinixt First Nation, once declared “extinct” by the Canadian government. Richard Desautel, 68, will go to the Supreme Court of Canada with the goal of proving the Sinixt First Nation’s existence in Canada. (Submitted by Mark Underhill) The Supreme …

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B.C. to table historic Indigenous rights bill in move to implement UN declaration


B.C.’s promised legislation on Indigenous rights is expected to be tabled Thursday and, if passed, would make the province the first in Canada to legally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). B.C. Premier John Horgan, shown in 2018 at the raising of a replica …

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Oldest known map of southwest Yukon visits territory for 150th birthday


Chilkat Tlingit Chief Kohklux of Klukwan, Alaska, drew two maps for a visiting U.S. surveyor in 1869. The maps now live at the University of California Berkeley, but one of them is in the Yukon for a short visit. Tom Buzzell, standing beside a copy of the larger of two …

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N.W.T. MLAs ‘dishonoured’ relationship by excluding Deline from meeting


The Deline Got’ine Government says the Legislative Assembly ‘dishonoured’ its government-to-government relationship when it did not invite them to a meeting last week with Indigenous governments and groups. The Deline Got’ine Government was not invited to a round table meeting held between newly elected MLAs and Indigenous groups and governments. …

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10 Indigenous candidates elected to the House of Commons


Ten Indigenous candidates were elected to the House of Commons Monday, one fewer than the 2015 election where a record 11 Indigenous MPs were elected. Jody Wilson-Raybould hugs supporters after being elected as an Independent MP for Vancouver Granville on Monday. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC) Ten Indigenous candidates were elected to the House of Commons Monday, one fewer …

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Liberals hold on to Cape Breton as Battiste becomes 1st Mi’kmaw MP


Liberal Mike Kelloway won the riding of Cape Breton-Canso, beating Conservative Alfie MacLeod who resigned his seat as MLA to run. Liberal Jaime Battiste took the riding of Sydney-Victoria, becoming the first Mi’kmaw MP. Liberal Jaime Battiste is shown with supporters Monday night as the vote count shows him pulling …

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‘We have to step up here’: Search underway for Indigenous foster families in Prince Albert, Sask.


Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Social Services is teaming up with the Prince Albert Grand Council on a new pilot project that will involve the recruitment of 50 Indigenous foster families in Prince Albert, Sask. The Prince Albert Grand Council hopes to recruit First Nations and Métis foster families in Prince Albert, …

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Canadians vote amid some delays, robocalls and power outages


After a 40-day campaign, millions of Canadians are casting ballots today in the 43rd general election. Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Montreal in the 43rd general election. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada) After a 40-day campaign, Canadians are voting in the country’s 43rd general election, with polls now closed in Atlantic …

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