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08/16/2018 09:47 PM
Powwow dancer thanks stranger who returned lost regalia
Todd Papequash and Blaine Bateman

A First Nation powwow dancer returned to Portage la Prairie, Man., this week to personally thank the man who returned his lost regalia.

08/16/2018 08:06 PM
Thompson river search finds no trace of Dianne Bignell
Volunteers drag the bottom of the Burntwood River in Thompson for signs of Dianne Bignell

There were more helping hands than Clara Bignell expected out on the waters of the Burntwood River on Wednesday, but searchers were unable to turn up any sign of her missing mother.

08/16/2018 06:11 PM
'I'm honoured and humbled': Natan Obed re-elected as president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Natan Obed

The vote was held Thursday morning in Inuvik, N.W.T. The position of president is a three-year term.

08/16/2018 06:10 PM
New network bringing together Indigenous students and health professionals
Treena Delormier

The Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network is one of eight mentorship networks launched across the country by the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

08/16/2018 02:57 PM
K'atl'odeeche First Nation commemorates site of former residential school, rectory and churches
Lisa Prosper

A new plaque commemorates the Hay River Missions National Historic Site, once home to a hospital, residential school, rectory, cemetery and Anglican and Catholic churches.

08/16/2018 12:47 PM
DeBeers CEO calls for 'next evolution' in relations between industry, Indigenous peoples
DeBeers open pit Victor Mine

Ontario's first diamond mine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, just months before it shuts down. But not everyone agrees on its legacy or that this is truly the end for DeBeers on the James Bay Coast.

08/16/2018 12:00 PM
'Ongoing battle': Northern Saskatchewan desperate for more mental health services
Chief Louie Mercredi

Fond-du-Lac Chief Louie Mercredi and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron are voicing concerns about mental health resources in northern Saskatchewan after the second firefighter in three years takes his own life.

08/16/2018 12:59 AM
Family, RCMP still searching for 29-year-old
Shawnee Morita Inyallie

It’s been about a month since 29-year-old Shawnee Inyallie went missing from Hope, B.C. Her family and the RCMP are asking anyone who might know where she is to come forward.

08/15/2018 10:50 PM
Chippewas join Six Nations in banning Peter Khill from its territory
Khill Trial 20180612

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation banned Peter Khill from its territory Monday, making it the second First Nations territory to do so.

08/15/2018 10:12 PM
Yukon teachers meet Indigenous elders at healing camp
Jackson Lake teachers 1

Yukon is developing a new curriculum which places more emphasis on Indigenous culture. This week teachers met with Indigenous elders outside Whitehorse at a healing camp to discuss the idea.

08/15/2018 09:28 PM
'Another step forward': Date of proposed holiday for reconciliation still needs to be set
Canada Residential Schools

After the department of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism confirmed Wednesday it will implement a new statutory holiday to mark the legacy of Indian Residential Schools, First Nations groups are weighing the significance of its date.

08/15/2018 08:04 PM
Whitefish Lake basketball coach carries on legacy of murdered son
Becky Dylan Leo

Becky Thunder dedicates her life these days to carrying on the legacy of her son, who was murdered two years ago along with his girlfriend.

08/15/2018 06:16 PM
McKenna says you can't erase troubled history by removing statues
Macdonald Statue 20180814

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at how to address concerns with historical figures like John A. Macdonald.

08/15/2018 11:00 AM
Daughter hopes dragging Thompson river will yield signs of missing mom
Search for Dianne Bignell on Burntwood River, Thompson, Manitoba

Family and volunteers headed out in Thompson on Wednesday to drag the bottom of the Burntwood River in the months-long search for Diane Bignell, 60.

08/15/2018 09:00 AM
Rising Sun daycare shines a light on learning through songs of the ancestors
Rising Sun

For the past eight years, Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio has spent her Wednesdays teaching preschool children traditional Haudenosaunee social songs and dances.

08/15/2018 08:00 AM
'Get your hockey sticks': Maine Indigenous leader calls for Canada to be tougher in fish passage fight
flags st stephen nb

An Indigenous leader in the state of Maine says Canada needs to take a tougher stance in the fight to open more of the St. Croix River to migrating fish like gaspereau.

08/15/2018 01:59 AM
Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery commemorated 100 years after closure
Flower at Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery

The Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery has received a Provincial Heritage Property plaque in honour of the children buried there.

08/14/2018 11:06 PM
Alberta Mé​tis vote to support Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion through B.C.

Mé​tis Nation of Alberta president Audrey Poitras says solid economic investment, including pipelines like the Trans Mountain, is the right way to go.

08/14/2018 07:34 PM
Federal legislation needed to declare housing a 'right,' says coalition
Trudeau makes housing announcement in Toronto

A coalition that includes advocates for Canada's poor is calling on the Trudeau government to enshrine the right to housing in law.

08/14/2018 09:00 AM
Anishinaabe tale of creation springs to life on the wall of Toronto pharmacy
roncey mural

A mural in the unmistakable Woodland style of the late Norval Morrisseau brings Anishinaabe art and myth to the traditionally Polish neighbourhood of Roncesvalles in Toronto.