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Council approves sale of Junot Avenue property for Indigenous housing – Tbnewswatch.com

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services proposes a 58-bed supportive housing facility at the site. THUNDER BAY – The sale of a north-side city-owned property to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services has been given the go-ahead. The $320,000 transaction of the Junot Avenue property adjacent to Superior North EMS headquarters was approved on Monday night by Thunder Bay […]

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Elizabeth May’s Greens Need to Fix Their Indigenous ‘Vision’ – The Tyee

Party’s positions are thin, unrealistic and riddled with embarrassing errors. The Green Party by-election victory in Nanaimo on May 6th could be called a breakthrough — it is only their second federal electoral victory, and coming days after the near election of a Green provincial government in Prince Edward Island, it shows that increasingly many […]

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Goldstein: Why can’t Trudeau apologize for himself? – Toronto Sun

Why can’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologize for his mistakes, considering how he loves to apologize on behalf of Canadians for historic wrongs? Since he can apologize so easily on behalf of the country for past wrongs done to Indigenous Canadians, Sikh and Jewish refugees, homosexuals and other minorities, why can’t he apologize for his […]

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Maskwacis Wetaskiwin MLA says ‘honoured’ by portfolio – Pipestone Flyer

Rick Wilson named Minister of Aboriginal Relations May. 13, 2019 Not only has the brand new constituency of Maskwacis Wetaskiwin received a brand new MLA following the Apr. 16 provincial election, it has received its first cabinet minister in a number of years. Newly elected Maskwacis Wetaskiwin MLA was named Minister of Indigenous Relations by […]

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12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show Comes to Toronto – CBC

May 13, 2019 On May 23rd The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will host two performances of the 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show—presented by Outside Looking In. Outside Looking In is a national charity that offers a high school accredited dance program for Indigenous youth in grades 7-12. After being assessed on academic […]

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Site C workforce grows by 180 in March – Alaska Highway News

May 13, 2019 Employment on BC Hydro’s Site C dam increased to 3,674 workers in March 2019, up nearly 200 jobs from February, according to the latest employment report. There were 794 Peace Region residents employed as construction and non-construction contractors, representing roughly 22% of the project’s total workforce. Local workers make up 26% of […]

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Racist’ letters on Senator’s website trigger suspension – CBC Radio

May 13, 2019 Last week, Senator Lynn Beyak was suspended by her colleagues without pay for the remainder of this parliamentary session. Her punishment came after posting letters on her official Senate webpage that many, including the Senate’s ethics watchdog, deem racist towards Indigenous people. Beyak says she’s being punished for exercising freedom of speech. […]

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Introducing Land Crafted – The Narwhal

A five-part video series on the unique challenges facing northern Indigenous entrepreneurs, coming Tuesday Canada’s North can be a difficult place to live, and a much harder place to make a living as a business owner. The odds are stacked against small businesses here: costs are high beyond anything most Canadians can imagine, for everything […]

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2 Anishinaabe law students recognized for leadership and volunteerism – Anishinabek News

May 13, 2019 THUNDER BAY — Two law students from Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law were among about 75 award recipients at the 15th annual Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards. “In March, I just finished writing both of my bar exams, the solicitor and the barrister,” says Sherry Abotossaway, an […]

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Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation launches 2019 Spark Program to fund early-stage innovations from point-of-care workers

TORONTO, May 13, 2019 – The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest, is pleased to launch its 2019 Spark program to support point-of-care workers in developing grassroots ideas & testing innovations in the field of aging and brain health. The Spark program provides up to $50,000 (CAD) per project over […]

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​Snotty Nose Rez Kids Perfect Their “Indigenous Trap” on New Album ‘Trapline’ – Exclaim!

May 13, 2019 Snotty Nose Rez Kids have just released their new album, Trapline. It is, in their words, an attempt at incorporating the ideas they grew up with in their Kitimat, BC Haisla reservation with the trap sound we’ve all come to identify with that Atlanta wave — a style the duo call “Indigenous […]

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Ste. Anne Collegiate Holds Indigenous Celebration – SteinbachOnline.com

12 May 2019 An indigenous dance troupe performed at the Ste. Anne Collegiate this past Tuesday as part of their First Nations Studies class celebration. The Ivan Flett Memorial Dance Troupe performed the Red River Jig in the Ste. Anne Collegiate gymnasium and Mitch Bourbonniere spoke to the class about his involvement with indigenous communities. […]

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CBC Indigenous earns 3 national awards for investigative journalism, innovation – CBC

Small, cross-Canada team recognized by Radio Television Digital News Association May 13, 2019 CBC Indigenous has won three national journalism awards from the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), for multi-platform investigative journalism, excellence in innovation and technical innovation. The awards were given out at a ceremony held in Toronto on Saturday. Excellence in […]

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Saskatchewan First Nation building home for teenage girls in long term care – Daily Commercial News

May 13, 2019 COWESSESS, Sask. – A First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan is looking to bring home some of its children who are in the long-term care of government or Indigenous child-welfare agencies. Construction of a modular home for 10 girls 14 years or older is to begin on Monday for the Cowessess band. Chief […]

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Indigenous mural brightens Confed cafeteria – The Sudbury Star

May 12, 2019 The Confederation Secondary School cafeteria is now home to an Indigenous mural inspired by the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Students painted the mural under the direction of local Indigenous artist Michael Cywink, with financial support from the Ontario Arts Council. The project, which took about two weeks to complete, “originated two years ago […]

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New fund helps ‘absolutely incredible’ Indigenous women grow their businesses – CBC

‘When one of us makes it, success breeds success,’ entrepreneur Holly Fortier says May 11, 2019 Indigenous women leaders will have a new options to grow their businesses. The Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship Fund is now open to women who may lack access to conventional funding. It was announced this week in Calgary that the fund […]

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Unlocking Home Ownership Is The Key To The Growth Of Indigenous Communities: Joseph Quesnel In The Globe And Mail – MLI

May 13, 2019 The 2019 federal budget provided incentives for middle-class Canadians to access home ownership, providing more opportunities to own the place they live. In this real-estate market, too, it’s become a way to create and unlock equity, providing another route for Canadians to grow their portfolio. But that’s a right that is taken […]

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Poet David Groulx connects the impact of colonialism from Gaza to Turtle Island – artsfile.ca

The Anishinaabe and French-Canadian poet David Groulx is about to release his latest collection of poetry called From Turtle Island to Gaza. In it the Vanier-based poet connects Palestinian and Indigenous experiences. Before he launches the collection Groulx answered some questions from ARTSFILE. Q. Please tell me a bit about who you are and where […]

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Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says – CBC

Case scheduled for P.E.I Court of Appeal May 14 May 13, 2019 The appeal by the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims are settled in the future — including land currently owned by private homeowners, says the lawyer representing the […]

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A Taste of the Arctic: Showcase of Inuit cuisine and culture-05.15.19 at the NAC – Apartment613

What is Inuit food you ask? Inuit food is foraging. It is hunting, fishing, respecting the land, the animals and the scarcity of resources in a way that still leaves nature and an existence of a culture undisturbed. It is about putting your life in the hands of the elements to harvest, prepare, preserve, store, […]

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Official CWE fundraiser at Keeseekoose First Nation – Yorkton This Week

May 13, 2019 Canadian Wrestling’s Elite continues to pop up literally all over the map in Canada with a debut event in yet another new market NEXT Saturday, May 18th when CWE in association with Renegade Wrestling invades Keeseekoose First Nation, SK! CWE has a strong fan base throughout the province of Saskatchewan so regardless […]

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First Nation regains land settled by their ancestors – Chatham This Week

May 13, 2019 Two historic events occurred more than two centuries ago when the War of 1812 made its way to a section of land along the Thames River near here – the death of Chief Tecumseh and The Battle of the Thames. Members of the Eleunaapeewi Lahkeewiit First Nation, formerly Delaware Nation, along with […]

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We are not monkeys’: Inuit speak out about skin grafts done without consent in 1970s – CBC

‘They took pieces of our skin, from another person, and then they put into ours’ May 13, 2019 After years of keeping silent, Inuit from Igloolik, Nunavut, say they want answers about medical tests performed on them in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Nearly 50 years ago, the hamlet of Igloolik was the site […]

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Louis Riel’s great-great niece proudly defends her uncle’s legacy ー but doesn’t think he should be exonerated – CBC Radio

People have called for the political leader of the Métis people to be posthumously absolved of his past May 10, 2019 In one narrative, Louis Riel was a traitor who was hanged for treason after mounting a rebellion against Canada. In another, he’s a brave defender of the Métis people and founding father of Manitoba… […]

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Thessalon lumber company laying off 20 workers – Northern Ontario Business

Midway Lumber Ltd. denied access to Kirkwood Forest due to ongoing Thessalon First Nation land claim Twenty employees have been permanently laid off by Thessalon-based Midway Lumber Ltd. Thessalon is located about an hour’s drive east of Sault Ste. Marie. USW Local 9260 president Scott Dunlop – who was one of the Midway Lumber employees […]

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MMIW chief commissioner recommends automatic first-degree murder charges for killings of Indigenous women – Ottawa Citizen

‘It means criminalizing all men who commit violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. What’s wrong with that?’ May 10, 2019 OTTAWA — The chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is recommending the justice system be tougher on people who commit crimes against Indigenous women, girls and LGBT […]

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Grandmothers walk in protest against child welfare system, proposed federal legislation – CBC

Walk from 4 directions converges at Winnipeg’s Museum for Human Rights May 10, 2019 Led by a group of grandmothers, people walked from four directions Friday in Winnipeg to support grandmothers and mothers who have had children taken by the child welfare system and to protest Bill C-92. The walk started in four different Winnipeg […]

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Nobel laureate Donna Strickland among 12 distinguished figures to be honored with honorary degrees at Spring Convocation Ceremonies – Dailynews.mcmaster.ca

May 9, 2019 Donna Strickland, who earned her undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at McMaster and went on to earn the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics, is to receive an honorary doctoral degree at McMaster’s Spring Convocation ceremonies. She is one of 12 distinguished figures whose achievements in fields such as health care, science, Indigenous […]

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‘We need to protect our home first,’ says Mike Holmes Jr. in Fort William First Nation – Anishinabeknews.ca

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—Mike Holmes Jr. encouraged Fort William citizens to build more sustainably and efficiently and to protect the environment during his April 27 presentation at the Fort William First Nation Community Centre. “We need to start thinking about protecting our home from the outside in, then we can start doing the finishes that […]

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Manitoba Hydro to appeal order to create special First Nations rate – Global News

May 10, 2019 Manitoba Hydro will have an appeal hearing to argue against an order directing it to create a special rate class for Indigenous customers on reserves. The Public Utilities Board ordered the Crown corporation last year to create an “On Reserve First Nations” customer class. It had to freeze rates on reserves while […]

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No words, just art: exhibition at the EAGM – Estevan Mercury

May 10, 2019 The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) invites the community to explore the role of language through works of three Indigenous Saskatchewan artists. The exhibition, named I do not Have My Words, recently opened at the Gallery 2. The project is curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery […]

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Ontario Announces Reopening of the Rural Economic Development Program – Public Sector Digest

The Ontario government is working to better help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through a revitalized Rural Economic Development (RED) program. The first intake of the redesigned program will open July 29, 2019. The updated program will continue to support projects that diversify and grow local economies and […]

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‘Show up’: Tanya Brooks sparks call to action 10 years after her death – Global News

May 9, 2019 The Brooks family house in Millbrook First Nation, N.S. has a porch overlooking the community’s cemetery. On a quiet day, Vanessa Brooks sits there and speaks to her sister Tanya, whose remains are buried just past a hammock strung between trees at the edge of the yard. Sometimes, she and her two […]

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Okanagan College – College employee receives national recognition at CICan awards – Education News Canada

May 10, 2019 Okanagan College’s Marilyn Alexis is being honoured by colleagues across Canada for her work helping to build connections between the College, the North Okanagan community and Indigenous people and their culture. This week Alexis, an Aboriginal Transition Planner at the College’s Vernon campus, was named the gold medal winner for the Leadership […]

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OPP and Treaty Three Police investigate sudden death in Onigaming First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner and News

May 10, 2019 Kenora OPP and the Treaty Three Police Service are investigating a sudden death in Onigaming First Nation. A man’s body was found near Siibinsing Road on May 7 in the First Nation, approximately 120 kilometres south of Kenora. On May 9, the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in […]

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Facebook rejects ads for traditional Inuit knives, calling them ‘weapons’- CBC

‘It feels like cultural discrimination,’ says seller, while Facebook says ads were rejected in error May 10, 2019 An artist in Yellowknife says Facebook is culturally discriminating against Inuit after the site rejected his ads selling uluit, the plural of ulu, a traditional Inuit knife. Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay, who is Inuk and Scottish, makes and […]

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Report shows Manitoba a leader in jail lockups; government promising change – Ottawa Citizen

May 10, 2019 WINNIPEG — New data from Statistics Canada show Manitoba’s criminal justice system is locking up youth and adults at rates that far outstrip other provinces. The figures for 2017-2018 also show Manitoba is imprisoning Indigenous men and women in increasing numbers at the same time national incarceration rates are falling. The agency’s […]

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New student senate elected with three set to serve on school board in 2019-20 – TimminsToday.com

Ryan Dailey from Timmins High and Vocational School, Ethan Hurtubise from Timiskaming District Secondary School and Kaytlyn Julien (Indigenous Trustee) from Kirkland Lake District Composite School as our Student Trustees for the 2019-2020 school year On April 29, 2019, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) students elected a new Student Senate to represent them […]

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Northern B.C. entrepreneur receives award to help First Nations run driving schools – CBC

May 09, 2019 Not having a licence can mean missing out on a job or turning to risky hitchhiking An entrepreneur in Terrace, located about 150 kilometres inland from Prince Rupert on B.C.’s north coast, has won $10,000 to continue her work helping Indigenous communities open their own driving schools. The ThriveNorth Business Competition announced […]

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Kashechewan to move to higher ground after years of flooding and evacuations – My North Bay Now

May. 10th, 2019 The MP for the riding that encompasses flood-ravaged Kashechewan is welcoming a three-way agreement signed today, committing to moving the James Bay community to higher, dryer ground. The signatures of federal indigenous services minister Seamus O’Regan, his Ontario counterpart, Greg Rickford, and Kashechewan chief Leo Friday are on the document. New Democratic […]

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Calgary Board of Education – Centennial High School Hosts Red Dress Project in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – Education News Canada

On May 2, students from Centennial High School hosted Otahpiaaki Fashion Week’s Red Dress Project in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Students had the opportunity to speak with Elder Jeannie Smith-Davis about the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and participate in memory of women from the Treaty 7 region […]

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Why Team North’s most important stick may not score a goal – CBC

‘Spirit stick’ helps bring teammates together at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse May 10, 2019 Before every game that Team North plays at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse, something unique takes place. It’s a demonstration that shows why this is more than a hockey tournament. One player steps out alone onto […]

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Remote Ontario First Nation declares emergency over fire deaths – Toronto Sun

BIG TROUT LAKE, Ont. — A remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where five people died in a house fire last week is so overwhelmed with grief that it has declared an emergency. The blaze on May 2 killed a foster mother, her biological daughter and three children she was raising at the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug […]

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Delaware Nation accepting Fairfield land transfer by United Church of Canada – Global News

May 10, 2019 A piece of land east of Thamesville is being transferred from the United Church of Canada to the First Nation community whose ancestors first settled on it. Delaware Nation is accepting the return of its original village at Fairfield during a historic signing ceremony Friday morning, which the community’s chief is calling […]

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FSIN opposes new trespassing legislation – 20 CKRM

May 10, 2019 The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive is opposed to the new provincial trespassing legislation that was passed on Wednesday. The new legislation says people must get consent from a rural landowner before entering private property. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says the new changes violates First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights to […]

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Cami Carpenter enjoying National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – The Sudbury Star

Chloe Skead and Mariah White of St. Thomas Aquinas High School are also representing Team Ontario at the tournament May 10, 2019 There’s something in the water up in Yukon – literally. Cami Carpenter, a student at Beaver Brae Secondary School is representing Team Ontario and Wabeseemong First Nation at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships […]

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Grassy Narrows protester interrupts Trudeau’s Toronto appearance – Durham Radio News

A protester from Grassy Narrows First Nation crashed an appearance by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a Liberal supporter event. Thursday night, the woman called on the federal government to keep their promise to provide a mercury treatment centre for the community. She gave Trudeau a letter and stressed that people in the area are […]

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First Nation tells court it should have been consulted after artifacts found – EnergeticCity.ca

May 10, 2019 HOUSTON, B.C. – Members of a northern British Columbia First Nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by a natural gas company on their traditional territory. The Unist’ot’en house group of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and hereditary chief Knedebeas filed an application […]

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Meet Robyn Shlachetka of Missinippi Airways – Skies Mag

May 10, 2019 “If you can’t find a role model, just become one.” As an Indigenous female pilot, Robyn Shlachetka has been inspired by those words of encouragement more times than she can count. They came from her dad, a float pilot who worked for Cross Lake Air in their hometown of Wabowden, Man., a […]

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Beyak suspended from Senate over refusal to delete racist letters from website – National Observer

May 10th 2019 Lynn Beyak cast herself as a defender of free speech and a victim of political correctness moments before senators voted summarily Thursday to suspend her without pay from the Senate for refusing to delete derogatory letters about Indigenous people from her website. The suspension applies only to the remainder of the current […]

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