Winnipeg’s North End a backdrop for renowned artist Kent Monkman to explore colonialism, resilience


Kent Monkman’s latest exhibition, which etches Indigenous expressions into a picture of Winnipeg’s contemporary streets, had its Winnipeg opening on Friday at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg-born artist Kent Monkman speaks with media Friday morning at an unveiling of his solo exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience at the …

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How Indigenous dancers connect with their power through performance


Indigenous people were once jailed for dancing. Today, a new generation finds an inner balance through dance culture, tapping into their own legacies, honouring those who came before them and laying foundations for those to come. Edzi’u Loverin, left, is pictured at home with her sister, Dut Zi Zi Sus Loverin, …

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Proposed Kenora Justice Centre moves forward


A proposed new justice centre in Kenora has taken a step forward, with the Ontario government announcing the creation of an advisory council that will guide the facility’s development. The Kenora courthouse. The northwestern Ontario city has been chosen as a pilot site for the province’s justice centre initiative, which …

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‘We are changing the world’: Greta Thunberg addresses hundreds of thousands at Montreal climate march


Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the streets of Montreal on Friday in a climate march that turned the city’s downtown into a sea of placard-waving protesters. Downtown Montreal was jammed with people on Friday for the climate march. Organizers say it was the largest protest in the province’s history. (Ivanoh …

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‘Heart of our community’ gone as complex burns to the ground in First Nation


Grief and bewilderment are the two emotions running through the minds of people in the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation as they struggle with the loss of their community complex, which burned to the ground on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters try to fight the blaze at the Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation community …

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‘We all need to wake up:’ Indigenous youth lend their support to climate strikes


Thousands of people across Canada will be participating in a global climate strike Friday calling for action to address climate change, including Indigenous youth. A delegation of 15 Indigenous and 15 non-Indigenous youth will be at the front of the climate strike march in Montreal. On Thursday, they met with …

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Indigenous lawyer from Sask. honoured by Law Society of Ontario


An Indigenous lawyer originally from northern Saskatchewan has been recognized by the Law Society of Ontario for her advocacy work in “furthering the cause of justice for Indigenous People and human rights for Canadians.” Delia Opekokew, a member of Saskatchewan’s Canoe Lake Cree Nation, was awarded an honorary degree of …

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Cost of upholding rights in Supreme Court case ‘too high,’ appellants worry


The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and other minority-language organizations are worried what they say are constitutional rights might be seen as too costly by the highest court in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada heard a minority-language case in Winnipeg Thursday. (Supreme Court of Canada Collection ) The Assembly of …

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New Gladue report writing program to be offered in B.C. but profession still lacks regulation


Vancouver Community College announced this week its pilot program for training Gladue report writers will be expanding into a year-long, part-time certificate program starting in October. Gladue reports are personal histories submitted to courts on behalf of Indigenous accused. They take their name from the 1999 Supreme Court decision that found that …

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Trudeau commits to Indigenous health care overhaul


Thunder Bay Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promising to overhaul Indigenous health care if his party forms another government in the upcoming federal election. Legislation would be co-developed with Indigenous, Inuit and Métis governments, Trudeau said Kris Ketonen · CBC News · Posted: Sep 26, 2019 9:38 AM ET | …

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