Manitoba slams lack of detail on plan to overhaul Indigenous child welfare


Canada is only six weeks away from one of the largest ever reforms to the Indigenous child welfare system, and Ottawa has not shared information about how it will be implemented or funded, Manitoba’s families minister says. The federal government has said the reformed legislation will reduce the number of …

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A closer look at the new faces in Trudeau’s cabinet — and what they bring to the table


After an election that reduced the governing Liberals to a minority, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a number of changes to his cabinet to adjust to new political realities. Trudeau is swapping out some cabinet stalwarts for new faces to grapple with the challenges ahead for his government — primarily restless …

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The SHA cutting the Beardy’s Blackhawks shows it values money over social impacts


A proud 25-year tradition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous hockey talents coming together on the ice at Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation is set to come to a sudden and confusing end. The Beardy’s Blackhawks’ 25th season logo. (Submitted by Jody Oakes) A proud 25-year tradition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous hockey …

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B.C. First Nation chief wants Alcan to take down the Kenney Dam


Two B.C. First Nations suing one of the world’s biggest mining companies over a northern river say they want Rio Tinto Alcan to repair the degradation of the Nechako River caused by a giant dam built in 1952. Christin West drums at a rally for the Nechako River outside the Prince George …

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Internal probe hears former N.S. AFN chief may have used death threats to suppress sexual assault allegations


An investigation launched by the Assembly of First Nations gathered evidence suggesting a former regional chief from Nova Scotia used his influence along with death threats and other forms of intimidation to keep women from contacting police with allegations of sexual assault against him, CBC News has learned. The Assembly …

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First Nations near proposed Sask. diamond mine cautiously optimistic about future


Three First Nations in central Saskatchewan say they’ve begun informal talks with a large multinational mining company planning a large diamond mine project in the area. This is part of Fort a la Corne provincial forest, which will be affected by the proposed Star-Orion South diamond mine. (CBC) Three First Nations …

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Why I’m not just rocking my mocs, but making them


CBC Indigenous journalist Jessica Deer never had a pair of moccasins until she made her own this summer. These are the first pair of moccasins I made, but they won’t be my last. (Jessica Deer/CBC) I sewed my first pair of moccasins this summer. It was kind of a big …

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‘Hard to believe what they did’: Sask. First Nation reeling from loss of its hockey team


Team officials and others in the hockey community are reacting with sadness and anger to the Saskatchewan Hockey Association’s decision to move the Beardy’s Blackhawks to a different community next season. The Beardy’s Blackhawks’ 25th season logo. The team from the First Nation is being moved to Warman next season, …

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Just in time for early winter, new day shelter at Cabot Square opens to those in need


Only a month ago, the shuttered restaurant was a mess: chipped paint, holes in the wall and a carpet that looked like it dated back to the 1970s. Now Resilience Montreal is ready to welcome those in need. Joanna Oovaut, originally from Quaqtaq, Nunavik, has been in Montreal for 18 …

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


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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