Alberta cross-country skier Beckie Scott appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Alberta cross-country skier Beckie Scott appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Photo courtesy Mark Brett Last December, Canmore resident and cross-country skier Beckie Scott was one of 15 Canadians appointed Officer of the Order of Canada ...
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Alberta government buys 1,600 Indigenous atlas for junior and senior high students

Alberta government buys 1,600 Indigenous atlas for junior and senior high students

Education Minister David Eggen at a news conference at Ben Calf Robe School in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 18 where the province announced that it ...
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Educational Sixties Scoop exhibit hits Alberta

A new exhibit that visits one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history has arrived in Edmonton.The “Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the ...
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Sixties Scoop survivors share stories aimed at educating Albertans

Sixties Scoop survivors share stories aimed at educating Albertans

A new exhibit that's travelling across Alberta showcases the stories of Sixties Scoop Survivors. (Gabrielle Brown/CBC) Shortly after Adam North Peigan was born, he was ...
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Travelling exhibit aims to teach Albertans provincial history of the ’60s Scoop

Travelling exhibit aims to teach Albertans provincial history of the ’60s Scoop

Bi-Giwen: Coming Home- Truth Telling From the Sixties Scoop exhibit A travelling exhibit that shares the history of the Sixties Scoop through the first-hand experiences ...
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British Columbia Hereditary Chiefs Hold Strong As LNG Pipeline Tension Rages On

British Columbia Hereditary Chiefs Hold Strong As LNG Pipeline Tension Rages On

Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Na'Moks and Chief Madeek, hereditary leader of the Gidimt'en clan, join supporters of Unist'ot'en camp near Houston, ...
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Getting some traditional First Nations ingredients can be a challenge for restaurants in British Columbia

Getting some traditional First Nations ingredients can be a challenge for restaurants in British Columbia

Federal law prohibits Salmon n' Bannock owner Inez Cook from serving moose at her West Broadway restaurant | Rob Kruyt ...
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British Columbia leads country in advancing Indigenous rights

British Columbia leads country in advancing Indigenous rights

It's been a year of interesting developments from a First Nations perspective, with issues catching the headlines including the struggles ...
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Gloria Macarenko, Darren Entwistle, and Jo-ann Archibald among British Columbians appointed to Order of Canada

Gloria Macarenko, Darren Entwistle, and Jo-ann Archibald among British Columbians appointed to Order of Canada

A retired Indigenous educator, a hypercompetitive CEO, a CBC broadcaster, and a philanthropist are among the B.C. members honoured by ...
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Is the next Standing Rock looming in northern British Columbia?

Is the next Standing Rock looming in northern British Columbia?

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, northern British Columbia. As pipeline ...
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Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

WINNIPEG — The head of the RCMP in Manitoba says providing an eagle feather to people swearing oaths is a ...
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Government of Canada supports Indigenous businesses in Manitoba Français

Government of Canada supports Indigenous businesses in Manitoba Français

The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce Business Procurement Workshop brings together leaders from government and Indigenous businesses to share best practices.WINNIPEG, ...
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'One of the steps towards reconciliation': Manitoba RCMP to allow sworn statements using eagle feathers

‘One of the steps towards reconciliation’: Manitoba RCMP to allow sworn statements using eagle feathers

More than 80 RCMP detachments across the province will have eagle feathers for swearing in people making statements, the police ...
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Government of Canada supports Indigenous businesses in Manitoba

Government of Canada supports Indigenous businesses in Manitoba

From: Western Economic Diversification CanadaThe Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce Business Procurement Workshop brings together leaders from government and Indigenous businesses ...
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Report from Manitoba chiefs says Indigenous contribution to economy in billions

Report from Manitoba chiefs says Indigenous contribution to economy in billions

Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) speaks about the social impacts of hydro development across MKO territory during ...
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Organizations call on Saskatchewan government to update tobacco laws

Organizations call on Saskatchewan government to update tobacco laws

The Saskatchewan Coalition for Tobacco Reduction said issues such as flavoured tobacco and vaping need to be addressed to dealing ...
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Four University of Saskatchewan professors receive Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection grants

Four University of Saskatchewan professors receive Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection grants

Four professors or assistant professors at the University of Saskatchewan were four of the 116 recipients of the first Indigenous ...
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Saskatchewan RCMP looking for applicants for APTP program

Saskatchewan RCMP looking for applicants for APTP program

The RCMP is looking for applicants for the Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program. The Saskatchewan RCMP is looking for prospective candidates ...
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COMMENTARY: Indigenous women’s activism in Saskatchewan has been hidden from history

COMMENTARY: Indigenous women’s activism in Saskatchewan has been hidden from history

The sexist Indian Act had prevented women from either voting in band elections or holding office from 1876 until 1951 ...
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Hidden from history: Indigenous women’s activism in Saskatchewan

Hidden from history: Indigenous women’s activism in Saskatchewan

Although Indigenous activism in Canada has a long history, the origin stories of official and formalized organizations are hidden from ...
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Protesters travel slowly down Ontario highways in solidarity with BC Indigenous groups

Protesters travel slowly down Ontario highways in solidarity with BC Indigenous groups

An Indigenous protest convoy drives at slow speed on Highway 401 westbound in Kingston, Ont., Friday Jan., 11, 2019, in ...
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Ontario appeals Robinson treaties annuities case, but open to settlement negotiations

Ontario appeals Robinson treaties annuities case, but open to settlement negotiations

Ontario's Attorney General Caroline Mulroney during a speech in October. Ontario filed notice of appeal on Jan. 21 in a ...
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Ontario MP urges 'immediate steps' be taken in housing condition 'crisis' in Cat Lake

Ontario MP urges ‘immediate steps’ be taken in housing condition ‘crisis’ in Cat Lake

The MP for Timmins-James Bay, Charlie Angus, wrote a letter to Indigenous Services Minister, Seamus O'Regan, urging him to take ...
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Ontario's chief forensic pathologist wants to see autopsies done in Thunder Bay

Ontario’s chief forensic pathologist wants to see autopsies done in Thunder Bay

Michael Pollanen is Ontario's chief forensic pathologist. (David Donnelly/CBC) Ontario's chief forensic pathologist says he agrees with the recommendation made ...
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NDP MPP calls on Ontario government to give Thunder Bay police extra funding

NDP MPP calls on Ontario government to give Thunder Bay police extra funding

NDP MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) says the Ontario government should 'put its money where its mouth is' and give ...
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Opitciwan First Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait

Opitciwan First Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait

Tom Fennario APTN News The Atikamekw Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court to settle a land claim ...
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Atikamekw Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait

Atikamekw Nation taking Canada and Quebec to court over land rights after long wait

Tom Fennario APTN News The Atikamekw Nation filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court to settle a land claim ...
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Trudeau taking questions at Quebec town hall

Trudeau taking questions at Quebec town hall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions in the fourth town hall of his national tour. 0:00Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ...
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Quebec's police watchdog flooded with complaints from Indigenous people about police misconduct

Quebec’s police watchdog flooded with complaints from Indigenous people about police misconduct

Quebec Native Women President Viviane Michel said there are too many roadblocks facing Indigenous people when it comes to their ...
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Quebec cannabis retailers can't meet demand with limited supply

Quebec cannabis retailers can’t meet demand with limited supply

Hundreds of people lineup at a government cannabis store Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Montreal as the legal sale of ...
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P.E.I. veterinary graduate from Barbados faces immigration battle to work in Canada

P.E.I. veterinary graduate from Barbados faces immigration battle to work in Canada

Barbados native Brett Nightingale, a recent graduate from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, is fighting to be allowed to ...
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P.E.I. libraries see increase in demand for Indigenous books

P.E.I. libraries see increase in demand for Indigenous books

In addition to expanding Indigenous materials in its collection, P.E.I. libraries are partnering with Indigenous community groups. (CBC) Over the ...
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Native Council of P.E.I. encouraged by new accord

Native Council of P.E.I. encouraged by new accord

. - Google CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Native Council of P.E.I. (NCPEI) says it is encouraged following the signing of ...
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New book tells stories of 2 times Christmas was almost cancelled on P.E.I.

New book tells stories of 2 times Christmas was almost cancelled on P.E.I.

'I just got more and more immersed in the topic and began collecting more and more material,' says David Goss ...
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Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. breaks ground on Urban Indigenous Centre

Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. breaks ground on Urban Indigenous Centre

The 18,000 square foot, three-storey building will house a cultural centre, programming and services for Indigenous communities, and retail space ...
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Canada invests $295K in New Brunswick Indigenous forestry projects

Canada invests $295K in New Brunswick Indigenous forestry projects

December 20, 2018 – The Canadian government is investing $295,000 in two Indigenous forest sector projects in New Brunswick.T.J. Harvey, ...
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Facing a divided province, a non-profit strives for 'social cohesion' in New Brunswick

Facing a divided province, a non-profit strives for ‘social cohesion’ in New Brunswick

Dialogue NB has left behind its original mandate of fostering communication between the English and French linguistic communities in favour ...
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Canada Invests in New Brunswick's Indigenous Forestry Initiative

Canada Invests in New Brunswick’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative

Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, T.J. Harvey, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources (NRCan), the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, ...
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Nursing students at University of New Brunswick to take mandatory course in Indigenous health

Nursing students at University of New Brunswick to take mandatory course in Indigenous health

Shelley Francis is a Wolastoqiyik nurse and director of the Indigenous nursing program at the University of New Brunswick. (Oscar ...
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B.C. children’s watchdog Bernard Richard resigns to head home to New Brunswick

B.C. children’s watchdog Bernard Richard resigns to head home to New Brunswick

B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard is stepping down effective August 31, 2018. Sixteen months after taking the ...
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Volunteer Odelle Pike to receive Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

Volunteer Odelle Pike to receive Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

Odelle Pike of Stephenville is to be invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in late January. - Contributed ...
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Mining the Future 2030: A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry Blog Mining Prospects

Mining the Future 2030: A Plan for Growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador Mining Industry Blog Mining Prospects

On November 2, 2018, the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Government” ) released Mining the Future 2030 – ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador not ‘going it alone,’ Williams tells Muskrat Falls Inquiry

Newfoundland and Labrador not ‘going it alone,’ Williams tells Muskrat Falls Inquiry

Muskrat Falls Inquiry co-counsel Barry Learmonth (right) questions former premier Danny Williams during hearings Monday in St. John’s. - Joe ...
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New federal funding will help prevent and address violence against Indigenous women in Newfoundland and Labrador

New federal funding will help prevent and address violence against Indigenous women in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network Inc. is receiving $291,243 for a 36-month project entitled Building Understanding: Strengthening Lives. The project ...
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Liberals want to redesign Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms

Liberals want to redesign Newfoundland and Labrador coat of arms

MHA Randy Edmunds speaks in favour of redesigning the province’s coat of arms, before vote on a resolution to do ...
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Emergency department closures continue to rise in Nova Scotia

Emergency department closures continue to rise in Nova Scotia

Emergency department closures are up for the year again in Nova Scotia, this time driven by sharp increases in Cumberland ...
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The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women hits home for one Nova Scotia community. Now it’s ‘demanding’ justice

The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women hits home for one Nova Scotia community. Now it’s ‘demanding’ justice

HALIFAX—A month after the suspicious death of a young Mi’kmaw woman in Nova Scotia, hundreds of impassioned people marched along ...
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Busting racist myths about Indigenous people in Nova Scotia

Busting racist myths about Indigenous people in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX—As Wab Kinew said in his 2012 Soapbox video — “Canada, if this thing is going to work, there are ...
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Eagle feathers introduced to Nova Scotia court system for legal affirmations

Eagle feathers introduced to Nova Scotia court system for legal affirmations

The eagle feathers now available at Nova Scotia courts were harvested by Mi'kmaq in New Brunswick. Their cases were hand ...
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Nova Scotia RCMP builds force's 1st permanent sweat lodge at Dartmouth headquarters

Nova Scotia RCMP builds force’s 1st permanent sweat lodge at Dartmouth headquarters

The sweat lodge was unveiled and used for the first time on Monday by chiefs and councillors from Nova Scotia ...
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Federal, N.W.T. gov'ts investing $1.2M for proposed Taltson expansion

Federal, N.W.T. gov’ts investing $1.2M for proposed Taltson expansion

Federal Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade Dominic LeBlanc (left), N.W.T. Premier Bob McLeod and Infrastructure Minister ...
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Sentence for N.W.T. sexual assault offender may not help rehabilitation, says judge

Sentence for N.W.T. sexual assault offender may not help rehabilitation, says judge

The judge is concerned the sentence isn't sufficient to let Frankie Eyakfwo complete programs to address his offending. (CBC) A ...
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N.W.T. gov't reveals plans to address discrimination in health care

N.W.T. gov’t reveals plans to address discrimination in health care

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy held a public briefing on the department's Cultural Safety Action plan on Wednesday ...
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Meet 'Creepy Baby' in N.W.T.'s newest cannabis education campaign

Meet ‘Creepy Baby’ in N.W.T.’s newest cannabis education campaign

The territorial government released its newest campaign for cannabis education on the health department's website. (Jamie Malbeuf/CBC) The government of ...
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Northwest Territories gov't considering 'domestic violence leave'

Northwest Territories gov’t considering ‘domestic violence leave’

Proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act would let workers take time off if they are experiencing domestic violence. (CBC) ...
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Power of soccer among youth in Nunavut captured in short documentary

Power of soccer among youth in Nunavut captured in short documentary

"When I go on the court, there's nothing else I think about but the game," says 17 year old Shawna ...
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Former Nunavut nurse vows to go to court to protect his career

Former Nunavut nurse vows to go to court to protect his career

Willy Tchuilen Ngatcha had to represent himself in English, although French is his first language. (Submitted by Willy Tchuilen Ngatcha) ...
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Nunavut's Quttinirpaaq National Park featured on new Canada Post stamp

Nunavut’s Quttinirpaaq National Park featured on new Canada Post stamp

The new stamp as part of the Canada Post series features Quttinirpaaq National Park in Nunavut. (Canada Post ) Quttinirpaaq ...
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Nunavut's overall employment rate drops in 2018, along with Inuit employment

Nunavut’s overall employment rate drops in 2018, along with Inuit employment

In 2018 there were 13,500 people with jobs in the territory and more than 2,000 people looking for work. (CBC) ...
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Ottawa to apologize for forced relocation of Ahiarmiut in Nunavut

Ottawa to apologize for forced relocation of Ahiarmiut in Nunavut

Between 1949 and 1959 Ahiarmiut were forced to leave their inland homes in southwestern Nunavut for communities on the coast ...
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It was wildly inappropriate for the Yukon gov't to get in bed with the Salvation Army

It was wildly inappropriate for the Yukon gov’t to get in bed with the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope shelter opened in Whitehorse in October 2017. Given the fraught relationship between Christian organizations ...
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Supreme Court decision means windfall for Yukon First Nations, grand chief says

Supreme Court decision means windfall for Yukon First Nations, grand chief says

'We as Nations here in the Yukon look at all our citizens, regardless of status or non-status, as all our ...
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Yukon construction company to partner with Ross River Dena Council on Faro mine remediation

Yukon construction company to partner with Ross River Dena Council on Faro mine remediation

The first project at the Faro mine site is starting in early February. It involves constructing a 1.15 km construction ...
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Substitute teachers can now join Yukon union

Substitute teachers can now join Yukon union

The Yukon Teachers Association ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the territorial government on Monday. (CBC) Substitute teachers in ...
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Yukon woman’s role in Klondike gold rush to be honoured at Toronto ceremony

WHITEHORSE — An Indigenous woman is being inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame for the first time.Kate Carmack ...
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