Inquest called into death of man shot by Long Plain First Nation police force


Manitoba Manitoba’s chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the death of a man who was shot by police on Long Plain First Nation in April.  Manitoba medical examiner calls for inquest after April 2 shooting death of Benjiman Richard, 23 CBC News · Posted: Nov 26, 2019 4:51 …

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B.C. First Nations leaders worry U.N. Indigenous rights bill may be in trouble


British Columbia Indigenous leaders in the province are concerned newly-introduced UDNRIP legislation has been stalled at the committee stage. First Nations Leadership Council concerned newly-introduced legislation has stalled at the committee stage CBC News · Posted: Nov 26, 2019 2:17 PM PT | Last Updated: November 26 Grand Chiefs Ed …

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Ottawa admits it’s ‘wrongdoer’ as judge prepares ruling on compensating First Nations children


Federal Court Justice Paul Favel said Tuesday he would soon issue a ruling on a federal government motion that is part of a two-phase legal strategy to quash a human rights tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nations children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system. Favel said he would …

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Ottawa plans to settle First Nations child welfare class-action lawsuit as it battles tribunal order


The Trudeau government announced Monday it’s planning to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of First Nations children affected by the on-reserve child welfare system, while its lawyers launched arguments in a courtroom aimed at torpedoing a human rights tribunal order that it pay compensation to many of the same …

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Former Minister of Indigenous Services now health advisor to Nishnawbe Aski Nation


Nishnawbe Aski Nation hires former Minister of Indigenous Services, Dr. Jane Philpott, as health advisor. Nishnawbe Aski Nation hires Dr. Jane Philpott as health advisor. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has hired former federal politician Dr. Jane Philpott to act as an advisor as it works to take …

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Trans Mountain monitoring anti-pipeline activists, labelling some as ‘persons of interest’


The federally owned Trans Mountain Corporation is monitoring pipeline opponents and designating some as “persons of interest” who warrant closer scrutiny, according to internal records provided to CBC News.  Kanahus Manuel, centre, is the focus of many of Trans Mountain Corporation’s activity reports that were obtained by CBC News. (Courtesy …

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Cyberattack against child welfare agency under investigation


The Southern First Nations Network of Care says it was victim of a cyberattack in the early hours of Nov. 21 which has potential impacts on eight Child and Family Services agencies in Manitoba. Personal information of children, families and foster families could be compromised in a cyberattack on the …

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Why did the Sask. Hockey Association cut the Beardy’s Blackhawks? A look at the rationale


Why would the Saskatchewan Hockey Association decide that a First Nation’s “one-of-a-kind” hockey program should no longer exist? It’s the question that has been vexing many in the Saskatchewan and Indigenous hockey communities following the Nov. 12 announcement from the SHA that the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation, located approximately 80 …

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How playing for the Beardy’s Blackhawks changed Craig McCallum’s life


Playing hockey for the Beardy’s Blackhawks rejuvenated Craig McCallum’s love of the game and gave him an opportunity he felt he wasn’t getting anywhere else. Craig McCallum (second row, fourth from right) is seen here with the 2006-07 Beardy’s Blackhawks team. He said he’s saddened to hear the team will …

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New program to train 25 Indigenous people from the N.W.T. to be counsellors


The Dene Wellness Warriors are partnering with a school in Vancouver on a program that will train 25 Indigenous people from the Northwest Territories to be counsellors. Yellowknife’s Dene Wellness Warriors are partnering with a school in Vancouver to help train 25 Indigenous people from the Northwest Territories to be …

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