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Missing – 22 Year-Old Raelene Parenteau – Manitobapost

WINNIPEGOSIS – RCMP are looking for 22 year-old Raelene Parenteau of Dauphin, Manitoba. Raelene was last seen by her family in Duck Bay on April 5 and was believed to be heading to Winnipeg. Raelene is Indigenous, 5′ 4″, 160 lbs, with brown eyes, light brown hair and a “Ceaira” tattoo on her right arm. […]

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West Moberly First Nations chief denounces ‘fear mongering’ over caribou protection plan – CBC

Fears over job losses and closing backcountry are overblown and boiling over into racism, Roland Willson says Apr 18, 2019 Over the past several weeks, a controversy has been brewing in B.C.’s northeast over a draft plan aimed at preventing the region’s caribou herds from disappearing. On Monday, Premier John Horgan visited Dawson Creek to […]

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Liberals extend deadline for Trans Mountain pipeline decision to June 18 – Calgary Herald

April 18, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project until June 18 so it has more time to complete consultations with Indigenous groups. The National Energy Board endorsed an expansion of the pipeline on Feb. 22, starting the clock on a 90-day period for Ottawa […]

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Indigenous leader Noel Starblanket dies, age 72 – Grasslands News

April 18, 2019 Lauded as a treaty advocate, bridge builder Kisikaw Piyesiwewin (Where the Thunderbirds Live), Pahpahtaywak Kihew (Spotted Eagle), otherwise known as Noel Starblanket, who died in Regina on April 15 at the age of 72, had the ear of his people and government. Hard-nosed and confrontational as a youth, he was… Read More: […]

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Exploring hockey’s roots in Indigenous communities – CBC Radio

Apr 21, 2019 This week on Unreserved, we explore what hockey means to Indigenous people, and how that connection is about more than just sports. In March, Enoch Cree Nation was the first First Nation to host Rogers Hometown Hockey. As the CBC’s Kyle Muzyka found out, the weekend was a celebration of Indigenous people […]

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Common to kick off Jazz Fest – The Chronicle Herald

Hip-hop artist, actor, author and activist Common kicks off the 33rd annual Halifax Jazz Festival on the Waterfront Stage on Tuesday, July 9. Singer-songwriter Elise Legrow, jazz singer Heather Bambrick’s quintet and Indigenous pop and electronic musician iskwe were also announced as part of the St. Paul’s Church Series, while Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar returns […]

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Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says study – Nunatsiaq News

18 April, 2019 “Alleviating the chronic housing shortage will be a key element in the elimination of TB in the Canadian Inuit Nunangat” If the Canadian government plans to live up to its promise to eradicate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030, it must first address the severe housing shortage across the Inuit homeland. That’s […]

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Mediation underway at Alberta First Nations school after teacher walk-out – CBC

350 supporters signed a petition calling for the school’s management team to be dismantled Apr 18, 2019 A mediator has been brought in to work with band councillors and school staff at a First Nations in northern Alberta after a walk-out last week stretched into four days of protests. Teachers and staff, along with some […]

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Indigenous women across Canada come forward with accounts of forced sterilization, says lawyer – Radio Canada International

A proposed class action lawsuit alleging the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada is turning up reports from more than one hundred women who say it happened to them. “Some of the women did not realize that physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, the government — couldn’t make decisions for them about their bodies,” […]

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“I’m very, very proud of where I’m from” – Winnipeg Free Press

Florida Panthers’ rookie Brady Keeper receives hero’s welcome from hometown crowd in Cross Lake CROSS LAKE — It was surreal, Brady Keeper kept saying, because that’s the only word he could find to describe what he was feeling. The parade through the streets, the crowds of wide-eyed children gathered around him and his hometown arena, […]

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Landowner donates property to Lheidli T’enneh – Prince George Citizen

April 17, 2019 A private landowner is donating two regional district lots to the original keepers of the land. For the past few decades, Penelope Harris has owned the two parcels of undeveloped forest in the Willow River community. She never spent any time with the land, owning it as an investment property. On Wednesday, […]

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Casino Rama Remains Uncertain about Ontario 2019 Budget’s Actual Impact – Casino Reports

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government would seek to introduce free alcohol consumption in casino venues with the help of the recently issued budget for the following year. This is projected to make the locations even more attractive to current and future casino patrons. It remains uncertain which casino facilities are going to implement the measure in […]

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Amid conflict, two new Salt River councillors named – Cabin Radio

April 18, 2019 Warren Gagnon and Warren Sikyea are to join Salt River First Nation’s council, months after three councillors left their positions amid continued conflict. Councillors Ronnie Schaefer, Freda Emile, and Patricia (Patsy) Schaefer were reported to have resigned in late January. Just over a month prior, the councillors’ signatures had appeared on a […]

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Library seeks Indigenous artists for installations at 3 Calgary branches – CBC

New permanent exhibits planned for Signal Hill, Forest Lawn, and new Calgary Public Library Apr 18, 2019 Calgary Public Libraries is seeking Indigenous artists for its latest art project. The library’s Indigenous placemaking project is doing a call-out for Indigenous artists to contribute to four permanent art installations for the Signal Hill, Forest Lawn and […]

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Budget reductions deep and cruel, says MPP Mantha – Manitoulin Expositor

April 18, 2019 ONTARIO—Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha says cuts were definitely expected in the Ontario budget delivered last week. However, he said, the cuts made were especially deep and cruel and will affect areas like rural Ontario and particularly Northern Ontario. In line with the MPP’s opinion comes news from the Association of Municipalities of […]

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Candidates raise concerns about Sturgeon Lake election – paNOW

Questions are being raised following the results of last week’s Sturgeon Lake First Nation election, with a number of candidates alleging irregularities. According to results obtained by paNOW, incumbent Chief Greg Ermine won the election with 480 votes. There were three other contenders for chief. Barry Kingfisher received 153 votes; Orville Longjohn received 148, and […]

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Nunavut man says heavy burden lifted after determining location of mother’s grave – CBC

Apr 18, 2019 ‘A great weight had been lifted up,’ says former politician Jack Anawak Jack Anawak has waited more than 60 years to know where his mother is buried. Anawak, a well-known figure in Nunavut politics who was born in the community of Naujaat, says he was about five years old when he last […]

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Miranda de Pencier, Paul Nutarariaq, and Anna Lambe on depression, reconciliation, and The Grizzlies – The GATE

In more ways than one, director Miranda de Pencier and Indigenous actors Paul Nutarariaq and Anna Lambe felt the weight of history and responsibility while making The Grizzlies (which opens in major Canadian cities on April 19 and expands to additional cities on April 26 and May 3). A passion project close to the hearts […]

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From spectacle to cultural celebration – Rocky Mountain Outlook

The complex history of Banff Indian Days Apr 18, 2019 BANFF – It started with a train derailment. That is how the story of how Banff Indian Days began in 1894, a topic Stoney Nakoda First Nation elder Roland Rollinmud spoke about during his lecture at the annual Chiniki Lecture series earlier this year. “Banff […]

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NDP raises concern about number of indigenous children in care of Sask Social Services – 620 CKRM.com

April 17, 2019 The NDP is alarmed at the rising number of first nation children under care of Social Services. NDP leader Ryan Meili says 5 thousand kids are in government care and the vast majority are first nations. He wants more control by first nation groups of children in care. Social Services minister Paul […]

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MP calls for national strategy to protect Canada’s freshwater – CBC

The existing freshwater strategies haven’t been updated since 1987 Apr 18, 2019 NDP MP Tracey Ramsey grew up on the water’s edge in Essex County — and her love for the water has her pushing for a national strategy to protect freshwater across the country. According to Ramsey, the freshwater policies that currently exist haven’t […]

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Eskasoni woman accepts new position with Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Karen Bernard started her new position at the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association on Tuesday. The Eskasoni First Nation woman is the new Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator and will be working in all 13 Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia. “I’m excited. I feel like I’m where I need to be,” Bernard said […]

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No First Nations, Métis candidates elected in Alberta – APTN News

April 17, 2019 None of the 19 Indigenous candidates who ran in Alberta’s provincial election Tuesday were successful in their bids for public office. “I’m discouraged,” said Taz Bouchier, a First Nation candidate for the Green Party in Edmonton. “That speaks really more of the work that needs to be done in this province in […]

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Sohi delays decision on Trans Mountain pipeline – National Observer

April 18th 2019 The Trudeau government says it isn’t satisfied with First Nations consultations on the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, and is pushing back its deadline to make a decision to June 18. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the new decision date for the Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) in a statement Thursday. […]

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FSIN wants Indigenous kids in Indigenous care, says gov. isn’t helping – CKOM

April 17, 2019 “Saskatchewan First Nations are ready to take over and to assert that jurisdiction and to bring our children home to our communities,” said David Pratt, vice-chief with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN). He’s pushing to have the provincial government hand jurisdiction of all the Indigenous children in social services’ care […]

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Cultural appropriation probed in Cabin – Straight.com

April 17th, 2019 Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was… At the Audain Art Museum, Whistler, until May 6 Joseph Tisiga is a storyteller. His medium, however, is not oral but visual, not the spoken word but paint and collage, sculpture and assemblage, installation and performance photography. Tisiga’s show Tales of an Empty Cabin, […]

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Closing arguments in Ontario carbon tax court battle coming today – CBC

4 day hearing of constitutional challenge to federal carbon tax comes to a close Thursday Apr 18, 2019 Lawyers for the federal and Ontario government’s are back in court on Thursday to present closing arguments in an ongoing hearing over the controversial carbon tax. Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives launched a constitutional challenge, arguing that the Ottawa […]

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Time running out on crucial Indigenous rights bills – Winnipeg Free Press

Tick, tock. The clock is counting down on the current Parliament, and three significant pieces of legislation that would change the lives of Indigenous Peoples are facing the possibility of an end-of-session death knell. Parliament ends its business in June, barring a forced and unlikely extension. This means any bill that doesn’t receive at least […]

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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq grandmothers to launch land title claim against gas project – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX — Three Indigenous women described as “grassroots grandmothers” who were arrested last week at a rural construction site north of Halifax have filed a title claim over land where a company plans to build a natural gas storage facility. Their lawyer, Michael McDonald, told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday the claim is based […]

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Love needs to be a part of our action’: A conversation with John Borrows – Anglican Journal

April 18, 2019 As part of its May issue’s exploration of colonialism and its legacy, the Anglican Journal spoke with Anishinaabe legal scholar John Borrows, Canada research chair in Indigenous law at the University of Victoria, where he co-founded the world’s first joint program in Indigenous law and non-Indigenous law. The interview was edited for […]

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation celebrates opening of New health Centre – Net Newsledger

April 18, 2019 Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding) joined in congratulating Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation on the recent opening of their health centre. “Today marks a day of great celebration for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation,” stated Nault. “This new health centre will help improve the well-being of community […]

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Tristin Hopper: How environmentalists killed Rachel Notley’s government – Ottawa Citizen

Notley wanted to build one federally approved pipeline with widespread Indigenous support. What did she get instead? Lawsuits and protests. Great job, everybody April 17, 2019 Under Rachel Notley, oil country extended the olive branch at great personal expense to itself, but even the NDP government was tarred as a bunch of duck-killing, planet-destroying, neocolonialist […]

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Federal climate law crucial to Indigenous constitutional rights, court told – Toronto Star

April 17, 2019 TORONTO—The federal government has no choice but to tackle greenhouse gas emissions given the catastrophic impact unchecked global warming will have on Canada’s Indigenous people, Ontario’s top court heard on Wednesday. As such, First Nations groups said, Ottawa’s carbon-price law helps protect their constitutional rights to the hunting and fishing on which […]

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Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival – TOTA Regional Tourism News Centre

The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is bringing indigenous arts and culture to the Okanagan this summer. Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park in West Kelowna will be hopping with the sounds of Traditional and contemporary indigenous music and there will be a treat for the eyes with art and fashion on display. […]

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Big Lakes strikes agreement with Peavine – The South Peace News

April 17, 2019 Fire services for Peavine Metis Settlement are now provided by Big Lakes County Fire Services. At its regular meeting April 10, county approved a fire service agreement. “The intent of the agreement is to provide fire service coverage to Peavine Metis Settle- ment for as long as it is needed,” CAO Jordan […]

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Provincial budget slashes indigenous funding in half – Two Row Times

April 17, 2019 TORONTO — The province of Ontario and it’s new Progressive Conservative government announced it’s first budget, cutting funding for indigenous programs and services in half. The 2019 budget for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs went from $146 million to $74.4 million in addition to major changes in northern communities. The Association of […]

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Sentencing hearing for man who killed Manitoba woman in botched robbery – StarPhoenix

April 17, 2019 WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man found guilty in the death and asked how a life could be worth only $45. In January, a jury convicted Jason Meilleur of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine. Fontaine was shot […]

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Treaty 3 Police Unveil New Police Unit Design – NetNewsLedger

April 17, 2019 FORT FRANCES – Treaty 3 Police are showing off a new look for the service which showcases Indigenous tradition on their newest police unit. Treaty Three Police Service showcased their new vehicle design at the First Nation Chiefs of Police Meeting in Hull, Quebec. The Service says “These new vehicle designs will […]

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Feds could tell you when to drive if carbon price law stands, court told – paNOW

Apr 17, 2019 TORONTO — The federal government will end up with the power to regulate almost every facet of life — such as when you can drive or where you can live — if its law aimed at curbing harmful greenhouse gas emissions is allowed to stand, Ontario’s top court heard Monday. The law […]

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Brock recruiting three more Canada Research Chairs – Brock News

April 16, 2019 Brock University is expanding its research net with three Canada Research Chair (CRC) positions in the areas of Indigenous art practice, health and the interlinkage of biology and computer science. Recruitment for these positions, which began in mid-March, will wrap up between late April and June. Researchers and scholars within and outside […]

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Questions Emerge About Métis Artist Funding in Quebec – Canadian Art

Quebec’s arts council doesn’t accept Métis artists in its Recognition Program for Indigenous People—and says it’s because of provincial government guidelines Serious questions have emerged this month about equity for Métis artists in Quebec. In early April, Melanie Lefebvre, a Montreal-based Métis artist, became aware that the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec was […]

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Indigenization efforts vary widely on Canadian campuses, study finds – UA

Institutions have focused mainly on Indigenous inclusion, but that’s only one end of a spectrum of policies needed for reconciliation, researchers argue. When it comes to Indigenization at Canadian universities, most have focused on Indigenous hiring and student recruitment, with few making progress on long-term commitments that Indigenous education experts say are key to Indigenizing […]

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Conservation Officers to Hold Archaeological Awareness Event Tomorrow – CHON FM

April 16th, 2019 Yukon Conservation officers will be holding an evening lecture tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Yukon Beringia Centre regarding discovering and acting upon First Nation and other archaeological sites when they’re found in the Yukon wilderness. Yukon Conservation officers will be holding an evening lecture tomorrow at 6:30pm at the Yukon Beringia Centre […]

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‘They failed to protect Amy’: Child welfare agency, foster home sued for $5.5M over teen’s suicide – APTN News

April 16, 2019 The family of Amy Jane Owen is suing the child welfare agency and the foster home where the 13-year-old died by suicide thousands of kilometres away from her community. The statement of claim was filed Tuesday and alleges Tikinagan Child and Family Services and Mary Homes are responsible for Owen’s “wrongful death” […]

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BC Rural Dividend Program drops $1.6 Million into Nelson-Creston riding – The Nelson Daily

It was a great day in the neighbourhood for a variety of organizations in the Nelson-Creston riding after Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall announced on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development more than $1.6 Million in investments through the BC Rural Dividend Program. Mungall, the Minister of Energy, Mines […]

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Why finding treatment for addictions is so difficult in northern Ontario – TVO

In Red Lake, as in many remote communities across the province, finding counselling services, withdrawal-management support, or residential treatment can be a battle in and of itself. After about a month-long wait in 2013, the day had finally arrived: Terry Johnston was on his way to a residential treatment facility. The 48-year-old had been booked […]

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Diavik Diamond Mine wants to dump mine waste into its pits – CBC

Company wants to amend its water licence, triggers full environmental review Apr 17, 2019 The Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories wants to radically change the way it deals with mine waste at Lac de Gras. The company filed for an amendment to its water licence with the Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board last […]

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Peterborough’s Food Charter Nourishing Community: Dietitian – electriccitymagazine.ca

‘We can’t strengthen our food system alone’ From filling schoolchildren’s bellies with Ontario-grown food to providing food-purchasing dollars for those facing financial struggles, Peterborough continues to put an emphasis on local food issues. Those are but two examples of why the formation of the Peterborough Food Charter and follow-up food security and sustainability activities are […]

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Alberta election 2019: Jason Kenney has won. What happens now? A guide – The Globe and Mail

On Tuesday night, the United Conservatives won a majority government, unseated Rachel Notley’s New Democrats after a polarizing race. Here’s what it means for Albertans and the rest of Canada Jason Kenney’s United Conservatives rode a wave of economic angst and western alienation to power in Alberta’s Tuesday election, winning a decisive 63-seat majority. Mr. Kenney said […]

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The best in operational excellence in pipelines and facilities – JWN

Unique technologies and collaborative efforts drive innovation in infrastructure projects April 17, 2019 Pipelines are a battlefront of choice for those who feel the need to wage war on an industry that has fuelled every dimension of modern life and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The resulting construction delays and pipeline […]

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