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11/24/2017 01:11 AM
'3 days turned into 33 years of waiting:' Brother gets last-minute chance to testify at MMIWG inquiry
MMIW Candlelight Vigil 2017

One Kawacatoose First Nation man got a call this week from the MMIWG inquiry informing him there was a spot open Thursday morning for him to testify.

11/24/2017 01:10 AM
Rankin Inlet MMIWG inquiry community hearings postponed, no new date set
Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet community hearings for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has been rescheduled.

11/23/2017 11:49 PM
MP wants answers on why Ottawa suppressed residential school's police files

NDP MP Charlie Angus wants to know what Justice Canada has to hide over its decision to suppress thousands of police files from an investigation into abuse allegations at one of the country's most notorious residential schools.

11/23/2017 10:43 PM
Innu Nation won't accept Trudeau's apology for residential schools in N.L.: CBC told
Greg Rich

Reports say the Innu Nation will not accept an apology to the province's residential school survivors from the prime minister.

11/23/2017 09:13 PM
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival puts young Indigenous filmmakers in the spotlight
Roger Boyer

Fans of Indigenous films are in for a treat as the annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival runs Thursday to Sunday.

11/23/2017 06:30 PM
Cree keyboards, snowshoe templates help Manitoba Museum earn Governor General's award
Swampy Cree Oji Cree keyboard

​Community stories, locally made artifacts, and keyboards programmed for Swampy Cree and Oji-Cree​ are just a few pieces of a Manitoba Museum heritage project that earned national recognition this week.

11/23/2017 05:52 PM
Yukon coroner can't investigate racism in Cynthia Blackjack case, appeals court hears
Cynthia Blackjack

A mother who lost her 31-year-old daughter says a coroner's inquest should examine systemic racism in Yukon. The territory's chief coroner disagrees saying it's too broad a question to investigate.

11/23/2017 05:51 PM
Sister of murdered Inuk woman 'turns pain into positive action' with opera project
Saunders Noseworth

It has been just three weeks since Inuk artist Delilah Saunders and her family testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. Now, Saunders says she's "turning her pain into positive action," collaborating with a Labrador City composer on a chamber opera.

11/23/2017 04:30 PM
Grassy Narrows teen's death to be part of 'expert review' of youth who died in child welfare care
Azraya Kokopenace

The death of Azraya Ackabee Kokopenace, in Kenora, Ont., last year will be included in a broader "expert review" of 11 young people who died while in the care of child welfare services in Ontario, according to the province's chief coroner.

11/23/2017 02:24 PM
Talks on with Indigenous demonstrators to reopen Pinery Provincial Park
Pinery closure

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says talks continue in an effort to resolve an issue that led to the closure of a provincial park nearly two weeks ago.

11/23/2017 01:15 PM
Students in Kenora, Ontario make faceless dolls to show importance of MMIWG inquiry
Faceless Dolls

Students at Beaver Brae Secondary School in Kenora, Ont., have crafted over 100 faceless dolls as a way of helping people understand the importance of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)

11/23/2017 11:02 AM
Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors prepare for federal apology
Joanna Michel

The federal government apology for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing back difficult memories for survivors.

11/23/2017 11:00 AM
'We know that Canada's watching:' Sask. woman says she feels relief after MMIWG testimony
Myrna Laplante

Myrna LaPlante's aunt went missing in 2007 and on Wednesday, she told her story to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

11/23/2017 10:00 AM
Website aims to put info about resources consent in Indigenous peoples' pocket

The site provides information and tools for Indigenous communities when faced with making a decision dealing with third party organizations on issues such as resource extraction or development on their lands and territories.

11/23/2017 02:07 AM
Boy, 10, reads own book in Nakoda at First Nations language conference
Robert JR McArthur and Bronte Big Eagle SICC 2017

The SICC language keepers conference recognizes young storytellers by having a writing contest. The educational catch is, the story has to be written in the student's own Indigenous language.

11/22/2017 11:55 PM
UVic's Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe

The University of Victoria has asked two experts in conflict resolution, lateral violence and trauma to lead a review of its Indigenous governance program, CBC News has learned.​

11/22/2017 08:50 PM
'We've settled this issue': MMIWG Chief commissioner on including men
Colleen Whitedeer

Colleen Whitedeer testified this week at the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls about her brother Timothy Charlette, who has been missing since 2014.

11/22/2017 07:58 PM
Search underway for man and child who set out from Igloolik by snowmobile
Igloolik bay

A man and a 13-year-old boy went missing in blizzard conditions while travelling to Hall Beach by snowmobile late Sunday night.

11/22/2017 03:08 PM
'She was planning my birthday': Mother of slain Indigenous woman to speak at MMIWG inquiry
Kelly Goforth - homicide victim Regina

Maxine Goforth, mother of slain Indigenous woman Kelly Goforth, will speak and tell her daughter's story at the MMIWG inquiry in Saskatoon. Maxine spoke with CBC to talk about her daughter and the support she has received.

11/22/2017 11:00 AM
'It's a relief to tell these stories': Grief, anger at MMIWG inquiry in Saskatoon

One family has submitted a list of nine recommendations to the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as a way to prevent future tragedies.