Catholic group seeks to sell land near Battleford Industrial school cemetery


A Catholic group is selling land that provides access to a residential school cemetery in the Battlefords, and a group of advocates hopes it will be gifted back to the Indigenous community. Land near the Battleford Industrial School Cemetery is for sale. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC) Seventy-four bodies lie beneath the long grass …

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Federal Court agrees to hear appeal of cabinet’s green light for Trans Mountain pipeline


The Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear an appeal from activists determined to overturn the Liberal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., in June. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) The Federal Court of Appeal has …

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‘The fish can’t get through’: Tsilhqot’in issues salmon closure notice after Big Bar landslide


The Tsilhqot’in National Government has issued a salmon closure notice effective immediately due to extremely low levels of sockeye, chinook and coho salmon in the Chilcotin, Chilko and Taseko rivers.  Having to put a salmon closure in place has ‘really hit home for everyone,’ said Randy Billyboy, fisheries manager for the …

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Indigenous teens get preview of campus life at university summer camp


Vancouver Island University is hosting summer camps to give Indigenous teenagers a chance to experience post-secondary life. The goal is to ease the transition to university, which can be especially challenging if it means moving away from a tight-knit community. From left, Ella Charlie, Shiloh Louie, Rachelle Peter Thomas and …

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Kids need more help dealing with depression, anxiety, say child advocates


Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for children in Alberta and across the country, prompting advocates to call on governments to take action, in a report released Tuesday by Children First Canada. The non-profit Children First Canada is asking voters to make the well-being of children a federal election …

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Starting school on the right foot: Muslim community donates supplies to Ndilo, Detah students


Students in Ndilo and Detah will be starting the new school year Tuesday with fresh supplies thanks to $10K donation from the Yellowknife Islamic Centre. Islamic Centre of Yellowknife chair Nazim Awan, left, donated $10,000 worth of school supplies to students in Ndilo and Detah. Here, he and Ndilo Chief …

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History plaques on Traffic Bridge to address Indigenous experience with settlers


Revisions have been made to educational plaques planned for Saskatoon’s new Traffic Bridge after an advisory group asked that various Indigenous groups be canvassed for their take on the historical narrative being prepared for the public. The new Traffic Bridge opened to traffic in October 2018. (Guy Quenneville/CBC) Revisions have …

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‘It’s been a long time coming’: N.W.T., Yukon Indigenous groups celebrate Porcupine caribou agreement


The Porcupine Caribou Native User Agreement sets out how Indigenous groups who use the herd will share the harvest when the number of caribou is low, or the herd bypasses a community. Porcupine caribou in Ivvavik National Park. Governments representing eight Indigenous communities have signed an agreement on how to …

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New UNB program teaches Wabanaki culture to future educators


In a large, open-concept building near Magaguadavic Lake, 60 kilometres from the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, 35 bachelor of education students are taking part in a new program to help them better understand their Indigenous culture — and teach it to others. Imelda Perley and David Perley have spent three …

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AFN National Chief urges Canada to press Brazil over violence against Indigenous people


Canada needs to pressure Brazil to end violations of Indigenous rights, says the head of Canada’s largest Indigenous organization in a letter sent to Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.  Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling on Canada to press Brazil over its treatment of Indigenous Peoples. …

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