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Updated: Nunavut government releases plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the territory – Nunatsiaq News

As of June 1, daycares and parks can open, and outdoor gatherings of 25 will be permitted The Government of Nunavut has released its guide to easing COVID-19 restrictions in the territory. The document, called “Nunavut’s Path: moving forward during COVID-19,” outlines low-, medium- and high-risk measures that may be lifted over time. It does […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202044 Views

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Regional chief says First Nations not consulted as Alberta loosens open-pit coal mining rules – APTN News

“There could be protests or anything that will slow down any projects.” First Nations leaders and environmentalists in Alberta are concerned after the provincial government announced updates to open-pit coal mining regulations. Open-pit coal mining has been banned in some parts of Alberta since 1976, when the province introduced regulations to protect the Rocky Mountains […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202061 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report, May 24, 2020 – First Peoples Law

May 24, 2020 COVID-19 remains front and centre. Measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in First Nations limited by lack of infrastructure: report | CBC News Post-COVID-19 ‘new normal’ must not leave First Nations behind – The Province For First Nations, These Are Precedented Times | The Tyee Ottawa announces pandemic funding for Indigenous people living […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202028 Views

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Morning Brief: Ontario won’t publicly disclose COVID-19 hotspots despite measuring them by postal code – iPolitics

May 26, 2020 Good morning, readers. Ontario Premier Doug Ford is pleading with people who live in the province’s COVID-19 “hotspots” to get tested for the virus, though his officials won’t specify which neighbourhoods have been hardest hit. Ford mentioned the province’s coronavirus hotspots multiple times during his daily news conference Monday and said his […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202041 Views

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U of Manitoba midwife program slated to start next year – CBC

Progressive Conservatives made election promise to create new program after cancellation in 2016 May 25, 2020 The University of Manitoba is set to deliver a new bachelor’s degree program in midwifery starting in 2021, with a special focus on Indigenous practices to address the need for midwives in northern, remote communities. The new program will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202031 Views

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Strengthening Inuit identity by learning from the land – Nunatsiaq News

25 May 2020 Jane Glassco fellow sets out policies to encourage land-based education programs A Nunavut educator has turned her experience growing up learning on the land into policy recommendations that she hopes will guide the future of how Nunavut delivers education. “For me there was a natural connection between education and the land,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202045 Views

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Pandemic Side Effect: Media Spotlight on FNHA’s Doctors – FNHA

May 22, 2020 From questions about the First Nations perspective to quirky commentary about COVID-19 music picks, the FNHA’s doctors have been in demand by Indigenous and mainstream media on topics related to the pandemic. “The lack of an Indigenous health authority elsewhere in Canada has contributed to the demand for an Indigenous perspective on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202027 Views

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Carleton University undertakes learning difficult truths about shared past by learning together – Anishinabeknews.ca

OTTAWA — The importance of Institutional Humility and 41 specific Calls to Action to guide reconciliation, Indigenous learning efforts and positive long-term change were highlighted in Carleton University’s recently released Kinàmàgawin (learning together), the final report published by the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee (CUSIIC). “One of the things we talk about in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202054 Views

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COVID-19 cases in Gull Bay First Nation are resolved; chief apprehensive about reopening of Lac des Iles mine – CBC

Gull Bay First Nation has not reported any new COVID-19 cases in the last three weeks May 25, 2020 An outbreak of COVID-19 within Gull Bay First Nation in northwestern Ontario has been resolved, but the community continues to remain “diligent” as threats of virus continue to linger. Gull Bay First Nation first reported six […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202053 Views

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Dene Teacher Education Program graduates first class of northern educators – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Being able to train to be as a teacher and eventually be hired at the school she once attended has been an empowering experience for Farris Lemaigre. Lemaigre, a recent graduate of the Dene Teacher Education Program (DTEP), will be teaching high school math at Clearwater River Dene School in the upcoming school year. Aside […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202026 Views

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Canada: Accessing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”): Extending Eligibility To Indigenous Government-owned Businesses. – Mondaq News Alerts

On April 11, 2020, the Federal Government enacted legislation for its new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). The CEWS is a $73 billion subsidy intended to support the well-being of workers, maintain employment relationships, and reduce claims on the employment insurance regime. In particular, the CEWS is a cash subsidy paid by the Federal Government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202051 Views

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Indigenous families given new lease on life as pandemic opens up housing options – CBC

Agencies like Ottawa’s Wabano Centre given more flexibility to offer housing help May 24, 2020 Last fall, Mary Jean Hookimaw decided to leave what she describes as a violent household. She soon discovered being a single mother in Ottawa with four young children and nowhere to stay can be a frightening predicament. “Push comes to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202020 Views

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NorthWords writers’ festival heads online in June – Cabin Radio

May 25, 2020 This year’s NorthWords NWT literary festival will take place online from June 19-28, replacing the traditional format of events held at locations around Yellowknife and beyond. Valerie Gamache, NorthWords executive director, told Cabin Radio the online event would remain “totally in line with our mission to support and promote writers. With writers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202026 Views

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First Nations health authorities say they need more PPE – National Observer

May 25th 2020 Indigenous health authorities that service Western Canadian First Nations say they are experiencing problems accessing enough medical and protective equipment needed to protect their citizens from COVID-19. Senior representatives from regional First Nations health authorities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia told a Commons committee Friday they need more personal protective equipment. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202034 Views

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Indigenous organizations in Montreal call for a delay in reopening the city – CBC

‘Universal decision-making disregarding the Indigenous community is harmful,’ says report May 24, 2020 A status report published by eight organizations in Montreal that serve the city’s Indigenous community says it’s too soon for reopening as the city, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada, prepares to reopen stores Monday and ease restrictions. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202023 Views

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Morning Brief: Liberals pitch plan to expand COVID-19 committee meetings, 4 summer sittings – iPolitics

May 25, 2020 Good morning, readers. MPs look poised to debate a motion today from the governing Liberals that would expand the meeting schedule for the special House COVID-19 committee to four days a week until June 17, set aside four days during the summer adjournment to allow opposition members to question ministers and allow […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202051 Views

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Indigenous knowledge-holders explore health in a pandemic – Cabin Radio

May 22, 2020 Tłı̨chǫ Elder Nora Wedzin remembers the tuberculosis epidemic in the early 20th century. Wedzin, from Behchokò, was taken from her community as a young girl to receive treatment. She recalled: “I was in isolation, and I didn’t know what was going on [with] me. I didn’t understand English [and] I didn’t know […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202026 Views

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Post-COVID-19 ‘new normal’ must not leave First Nations behind – CFN

In this op-ed published in The Province, CFN President Marilyn Slett writes that COVID-19 has highlighted the obstacles to economic growth facing remote coastal communities, including: access to high-speed broadband internet service, improved transportation, increased opportunities in fishing, forestry and tourism. As B.C. moves closer to restarting our economy post COVID-19 lockdown, it is imperative […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202047 Views

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Kugluktuk High School set to lose many teachers – Nunatsiaq News

“I’m so sad to see a once-proud school, the home of the legendary Grizzlies, brought to such a sad state” Kugluktuk is facing a big exodus of teachers: five by the Education Department’s tally, seven according to a community head count of which teachers are leaving and which ones are staying. Most of those who […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202063 Views

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Environment monitoring suspended for Alberta energy industry – National Observer

May 22nd 2020 Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta’s entire energy industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the decisions, posted Wednesday on its website, are in response to public-health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. They were made to protect those doing the monitoring and the communities they work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202037 Views

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Northern tourism, fishing lodge industries hope to salvage summer season as travel restrictions loosen – CBC

Premier signaled travel restriction above 53rd parallel may soon be lifted, though no firm date released May 22, 2020 Monster lake trout, pike and pickerel lure anglers to northern lake lodges every summer, but it appeared some of those fish were off the hook when the pandemic closures hit Manitoba. First it was the Canada-U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202055 Views

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MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq hopes pandemic has changed what public views as essential – APTN News

May 21, 2020 Grocery clerks and postal workers have been vital but will they post-pandemic? NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the novel coronavirus pandemic has proven to everyone that jobs typically viewed as less essential than others before the pandemic are deserving of a living wage. “When we are talking about these positions now we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202036 Views

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Headrick joins New Brunswick squad for final season of university eligibility – Anishinabek News

May 22, 2020 GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION— Jana Headrick will be resuming her university hockey career. But the 21-year-old Garden River First Nation member will not be returning to the defending Ontario women’s champions, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Headrick, who plays defence, had spent the past four years with the Varsity Blues. She […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202022 Views

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Inuvik’s annual Arctic market will start on time during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend – CBC

Location moving to Midnight Sun Complex’s gym parking lot May 22, 2020 Inuvik’s annual summer Arctic market will be starting during National Indigenous People’s Day weekend, like it does every year. The first weekly market will start on June 20, but market goers will be heading to a slightly different location and following a different […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202054 Views

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Employment rate in B.C. First Nations communities higher than other western provinces – Business in Vancouver

May 22, 2020 B.C.’s First Nations communities are doing better than their neighbours in other western provinces in terms of employment rates – but continue to fall behind the non-indigenous population. That is a problem, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute and social policy scholar John Richards, since a higher employment is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202067 Views

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Federal funding being rolled out for off-reserve Indigenous people – inquinte.ca

May 21, 2020 The federal government is going to provide $75-million to organizations that help Indigenous people living off-reserve and address their immediate needs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated more than one-million Indigenous people are living in cities and they deserve good services that are culturally appropriate. “COVID-19 is having unique impacts on First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202038 Views

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Indigenous communities remain cautious as lockdown restrictions ease – Fort McMurray Today

First Nations communities in the Wood Buffalo area are remaining cautious as Alberta eases its social distancing restrictions and public health orders. When most of Alberta’s businesses began opening its doors to the public last Thursday, the Chipewyan Prairie First Nation (CPFN) reported its first case of COVID-19. For the community located 125 kilometres south […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202032 Views

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Ottawa opposed creation of detailed statistical reports on residential schools – CBC

Ontario judge says history of Holocaust wouldn’t change by knowing which concentration camp was worse May 22, 2020 Another legal battle is unfolding over the fate of residential school-related records with Ottawa winning an initial round to prevent the creation of detailed statistical reports that would reveal which institutions faced the highest number of abuse […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202037 Views

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Manitoba Hydro halts sending workers to construction camp as Keeyask blockade continue – APTN News

May 21, 2020 Dozens of residents from across northern Manitoba First Nations assembled outside of Tataskweyak Cree Nation to support a blockade leading to the Keeyask Generating Station construction camp on Wednesday evening to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The highway lockdown started nearly a week ago to prevent workers from entering the Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202033 Views

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Pandemic creates new challenges for Nunavut’s mental health service providers – Nunatsiaq News

“We’re doing the best we can under difficult circumstances. But we are there for people.” Elisapee Johnston is packing boxes filled with sweaters and jackets to send to communities she would normally visit at this time of year. Johnston is the North Baffin program co-ordinator at Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council, a non-profit suicide-prevention […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202025 Views

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Morning Brief: Karahalios disqualified from Conservative leadership race — again – iPolitics

May 22, 2020 Happy Friday, comrades. Jim Karahalios has been kicked out of the Conservative Party leadership race. Again. The now two-time former leadership hopeful was disqualified just one day after winning a decision in the Ontario Superior Court that nullified his first removal. Justice Paul Perell had ruled that the four-person committee of Conservative […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202034 Views

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Heavy rain helping to contain Fort à la Corne wildfire – CTV News

May 21, 2020 SASKATOON — Heavy rain in northern Saskatchewan has helped to slow the wildfire in the Fort à la Corne provincial forest east of Prince Albert, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) says. According to the SPSA the fire has been mapped at just over 41,000 hectares of land, 1,000 more than Wednesday’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202047 Views

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Tataskweyak Cree Nation chief tears up court injunction at Keeyask blockade – CBC

‘We need to follow the rule of law and we need to make sure that we respect it’: Premier Brian Pallister May 21, 2020 Members of the four northern Manitoba First Nations that are partners in the Keeyask hydro project stood in solidarity on Wednesday as the chief of Tataskweyak Cree Nation was served an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202041 Views

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Prime Minister Trudeau Announces $75 million for Off-Reserve Indigenous People – Net Newsledger

May 21, 2020 OTTAWA – “COVID-19 is having unique impacts on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across our country. For Indigenous peoples living off-reserve, in urban centres, or separated from their communities, it can be even more challenging to access the help they need. We are listening to Indigenous peoples and organizations, and providing them […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202040 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: Canada and B.C. will have to make Wet’suwet’en deal public – Vancouver Sun

VICTORIA — The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs wanted to put the federal and provincial governments on a tight timeline to recognize Aboriginal rights and title. They got what they wanted. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last week gives the parties just three months to translate the MOU into legal recognition of Wet’suwet’en rights and title. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202040 Views

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Blind River golf club opens under strict COVID-19 guidelines – ElliotLakeToday.com

Guidelines taken from National Golf Course Owners Association recommended safety protocols Blind River’s popular golf course reopened to the public Wednesday with strict guidelines on social distancing to reduce the risk of spread of COViD-19. Huron Pines Golf and Country Club reopened after its board of directors presented town council with a plan on how […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202038 Views

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Manitoba First Nation declares local state of emergency over wildfire – Globalnews.ca

May 20, 2020 A threatening wildfire has prompted a First Nation in Manitoba’s Parkland region to declare a local state of emergency. The Pine Creek First Nation says flames and smoke near the community 430 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg have people on edge. Crews have been fighting the fire since the weekend but warm, windy […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202045 Views

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Indigenous Housing Has Been In Crisis. Things Are Getting Better – TheTyee.ca

Deanna Pointe’s family was shattered by the Sixties Scoop. Now she heads a three-generation family in East Vancouver. After raising her own kids, Deanna Pointe lived alone in a one-bedroom apartment in East Vancouver for 10 years. That changed when she became the guardian for her granddaughter and grandson, now 12 and 16, who had […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202043 Views

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Remote First Nations receive donated cleaning supplies (2 Photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

Hatch delivered hundreds of bins full of cleaning supplies to Webequie and Marten Falls THUNDER BAY — Residents of two remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario have received some help from a private-sector company to deal with the fight against COVID-19. Hatch arranged for the delivery last weekend of 300 containers of household cleaning supplies […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202036 Views

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Indigenous owned casino closures costing millions – APTN

May 20, 2020 ‘That casino laid off 900 employees in the actual operation of the casino.’ While some businesses and recreational centres have already opened up across the country, casinos remain closed. One of those with their doors shut is the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton. The casino […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202038 Views

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Norman Achneepineskum from Buffalo Hat Singers on Indigenous Resilience – The Link

May 20, 2020 In early spring I went up to Montmorency metro station to share a tea with Indigenous artist Norman Achneepineskum from Buffalo Hat Singers. Over the past couple years I have gotten to know Achneepineskum through conversation at community activist cultural events in the city. I strongly remember first encountering Achneepineskum’s voice in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202040 Views

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First Nations health leaders remind citizens to continue exercising caution as provinces begin reopening economies – Anishinabek News

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — First Nations health leaders are reminding citizens to continue practicing social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as provinces begin reopening their economies. “When I think about this whole pandemic and the situation we find ourselves in, social distancing is the only part […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202056 Views

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Sask. Indigenous tourism operators feeling the crunch – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Aski Holistic Adventures founder Michela Carriere’s tourism season ended almost as it began when her last customer boarded a plane back to Switzerland in March. As borders snapped shut, Carriere’s business soon suffered from a trickle of cancellations and postponed appointments. If that wasn’t so, she believes her Big Eddy Lodge-based business, which is about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202035 Views

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Late judge was ‘ahead of his time’ on Indigenous right issues, professor says – CBC

John Turnbull was a politician, lawyer, Court of Queen’s Bench justice, and ‘larger than life character’ May 20, 2020 John W. Turnbull, the New Brunswick politician, lawyer and judge known for his decision to recognize Indigenous logging rights, died Tuesday at age 84. Turnbull served as a Court of Queen’s Bench justice for 28 years. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202034 Views

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Nipissing First Nation ‘reopening’ a matter of health not economics – BayToday

‘We’re governing our community based on the best health and science advice. We’re not doing it based on economics,’ says Chief McLeod in assessing the situation in Ontario as a whole. ‘But, we also don’t have shopping malls or restaurants in the community, so it’s a bit different.’ Nipissing First Nation will open at its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202047 Views

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Research Excellence Award 2020: Robert Harding is recognized for his extensive work – UFV Today

May 18, 2020 Three decades ago, in a different life, professional actor Robert Harding sat with a friend — one of New Zealand’s top Maori actors — watching a news report showing Indigenous peoples protesting Columbus Day on New York City streets. “Pete turned to me, and said, ‘What’re the Indians so upset about, mate?’” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202029 Views

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau set to boost pandemic aid to off-reserve Indigenous groups – iPolitics

May 21, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Special committee holds virtual session — Green MP Paul Manly briefs Hill reporters on climate change delay, Israel annexation plans A week after a group representing First Nations, Metis and Inuit living off-reserve launched a legal challenge over what it alleges was “inadequate and discriminatory” federal aid in response to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 202042 Views

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Indigenous group files human rights complaint against Montreal police – Montreal Gazette

The Montreal police are facing a human-rights complaint after 17 officers and a canine unit descended on an Indigenous woman suffering from a mental health crisis. Witnesses say the woman was contemplating suicide, that she threatened to cut herself with a broken bottle but that she also allowed an intervention worker to call an ambulance […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202036 Views

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Nipissing lacrosse player to continue academic and athletic careers at Californian university – Anishinabek News

MERRITT, B.C. – Though he’s finishing up his high school studies now, Clinton Kaboni will be continuing his schooling in California. Kaboni, a member of Nipissing First Nation, will be attending Humboldt State University starting with the 2020-21 academic year. He will also play for the Humboldt men’s lacrosse squad. Humboldt State is located in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202059 Views

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Friend of Marie Morin says she was ‘calling out for help’ prior to murder – APTN News

May 20, 2020 The accused had a probation order prohibiting contact with the victim. A friend of Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim claims Marie Morin would often come by her apartment with bruises. “Marie was with me last week just before she died,” Sue Caribou told APTN News. “The last time she was here she had […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202042 Views

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