Racism

Grand Chief Ed John charged in B.C. with 4 counts of sex assault dating to 1974

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Grand Chief Edward John has been charged with four counts of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent, the B.C. Prosecution Service has announced. Grand Chief Ed John makes an announcement on the Big Bar landslide during a press conference in Vancouver on Aug. 6. (Ben Nelms/CBC) Grand …

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New generation of Indigenous elders coming out of previous colonial mentality

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A new generation of Indigenous elders is taking on the responsibility of learning traditions and ceremony and taking leadership roles in their communities as elders pass away. They’re also bringing their own take on what it means to be an elder. Tala Tootoosis, 36, is a motivational speaker on sexual …

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Grand Chief Ed John charged in B.C. with 4 counts of historic sex assault

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Grand Chief Edward John has been charged with four counts of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent, the B.C. Prosecution Service has announced. Grand Chief Ed John pictured in a file photo. (CBC) Grand Chief Edward John has been charged with four counts of having sexual intercourse …

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Beardy’s Blackhawks, Notre Dame Argos to be eliminated from Sask. midget AAA

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The Saskatchewan Hockey Association has eliminated the Beardy’s Blackhawks and the Notre Dame Argos from its midget AAA league. They will be replaced by teams in Warman and Estevan. The Saskatchewan Hockey Association has decided to move teams from Beardy’s Okemasis Cree Nation and Notre Dame to Warman and Estevan. …

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After a decade of delays, there’s now debate on where James Bay hospital should be built

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Sudbury Ontario’s James Bay Coast has been waiting for more than a decade for a new hospital. And now there are fears that an argument about where it should be built could further delay construction. Plans call for Weeneebayko General Hospital to move from Moose Factory to Moosonee Erik White …

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Indigenous people across Canada are rocking their mocs this week

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Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide campaign to promote cultural pride, takes place Nov. 9-16. Rock Your Mocs takes place from Nov. 9-16. (Rhiannon Johnson/CBC) Indigenous people from coast to coast to coast are rocking their moccasins at school, at the office and in communities this week amid a worldwide campaign to …

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Cell service coming to Ahousaht First Nation

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The remote community of Ahousaht near Tofino, B.C., is set to get wireless phone and internet service for the first time, as a Telus cell tower nears completion. Ahousaht, accessible only by air or boat, is set to get wireless internet and phone service next month for the first time. …

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Miawpukek chief calls remarks at heart of Byrne-Dinn spat ‘racist’

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Mi’sel Joe says comments made in 2018 were derogatory, after the fisheries minister released an audio recording of the meeting. Chief Mi’sel Joe says he supports Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne raising the issue in the House of Assembly. (Fred Hutton/CBC News) Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi’sel Joe says comments made …

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New generation of Indigenous elders ‘coming out of the dream of colonization’

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A new generation of Indigenous elders is taking on the responsibility of learning traditions and ceremony and taking leadership roles in their communities as elders pass away. They’re also bringing their own take on what it means to be an elder. Tala Tootoosis, 36, is a motivational speaker on sexual …

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Treaties in Ontario: what are they and what do they do?

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Since 2016, Ontario has held Treaty Recognition Week in the first week of November to honour the importance of treaties and raise awareness about treaty rights and relationships. What are treaties?  A treaty is a legally binding agreement between nations. European countries colonizing North America made treaties with the Indigenous Peoples occupying …

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