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04/19/2018 07:02 PM
B.C. First Nation says passage of Trans Mountain project through reserve not a done deal
Pipeline Protest 20180319

One of the B.C. First Nations identified by Kinder Morgan as having granted consent for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to cross through three of its reserve lands says it hasn’t made a final decision on whether it will let the project through.

04/19/2018 02:38 PM
Respected N.W.T. missionary, promoter of Dene language and culture dies
Felicien Labat

Felicien Labat was “the last of the priests” that spoke her language and understood the region’s elders, said Lucy Jackson.

04/19/2018 01:00 PM
Grande Prairie Indigenous art show spotlights 'aunties'
Tanya Harnett

An art show dedicated to 'aunties' is opening in Grande Prairie, curated to start conversations about issues faced by Indigenous women and girls.

04/19/2018 09:01 AM
Meet the young man who grew up an evacuee and became his First Nation's fire chief
Brandon Spence

Kashechewan First Nation will begin a scheduled evacuation Thursday, but there are currently no flood waters threatening the James Bay community of 1,700. Elders and children are flown out every spring as a precaution and that's expected to start in the next few days.

04/19/2018 05:11 AM
Young students help paint 400 buffalo on Indigenous artist's mural unveiled at Calgary school
Ryan Willert

Every elementary student at a northeast Calgary school painted a buffalo on a mural unveiled Wednesday — as well as learning more about the creature's powerful symbolism in Indigenous culture from the Blackfoot artist behind the project.

04/19/2018 02:29 AM
'We deserve better:' Family of Colten Boushie calls for United Nations to study systemic racism in Canada
Debbie Baptiste and Jade Tootoosis

Family members of Colten Boushie delivered a fiery call for justice at the international table today, as they called for the United Nations to undertake a study systemic racism against Indigenous people in Canada’s judicial and legal systems.

04/19/2018 01:27 AM
Temporary modular homes for Indigenous women coming to Victoria
Evergreen Terrace fire-damaged homes

The barren area of the Evergreen Terrace housing complex, on the 800 block of Hillside Avenue, will be the site of 21 homes thanks to a partnership between the province, City of Victoria, Atira Housing and the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness.

04/18/2018 11:17 PM
Conservative MP opposes motion calling on Pope to apologize for residential schools

A lone Alberta Conservative MP's voice of dissent scuttled the quick adoption of a motion in the House of Commons Wednesday calling on Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools.

04/18/2018 07:53 PM
Music videos give voice to Indigenous youth in Yukon
Indigenous youth from Whitehorse take part in N'we Jinan

With their own personal stories as a foundation, and some help from the N'we Jinan initiative, young Indigenous Yukoners are writing songs and starring in professional-calibre music videos.

04/18/2018 04:58 PM
Big River First Nation fined $100K after Crown successfully appeals original $10K fine
Diesel storage North Spirit Lake First Nation

A fine levied against the Big River First Nation has been upped to $100,000 from $10,000 after a Crown appeal.

04/18/2018 03:30 PM
N.L. Child Advocate to review experiences of Inuit children in protective care
Foster scene-Roddickton

There will be an independent review of the experiences of Inuit children in protective care in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate announced Wednesday.

04/18/2018 01:50 PM
Ontario NDP government would give First Nations $41M from mining tax
Fraser Mine

The Ontario NDP are promising to give First Nations all of the money the province makes from mining tax revenue.

04/18/2018 01:00 PM
Blood Tribe referendum to allow outside businesses passes by 1 vote
Blood Reserve Land Designation Map

The Blood Tribe in southern Alberta will open up dozens of acres of land for development to businesses — including outsiders — after a referendum passed by a margin of one ballot.

04/18/2018 12:35 AM
Buffy Sainte-Marie receives honorary degree from Dalhousie University
Music Junos 20170402

Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie will receive an honorary degree from Dalhousie University Tuesday evening and is giving a lecture on diversity and inclusion. She spoke with CBC News about the honour.

04/18/2018 12:27 AM
First Nations leader says Catholic bishops misused his words in letter about papal apology
Truth Reconciliation 20150602

A prominent First Nations leader says an organization representing Canadian Catholic bishops misused his words in a mass email to parliamentarians aimed at pushing back against a motion calling on the Pope to apologize for residential schools.

04/17/2018 07:43 PM
Bishops push back on planned House of Commons motion seeking Papal apology for residential schools

NDP MPs Romeo Saganash and Charlie Angus and Sen. Murray Sinclair will speak about a motion expected to be debated in the House of Commons this week calling on the Pope Francis to apologize for residential schools.

04/17/2018 06:25 PM
Indigenous post-secondary social networking app gets funding to expand

A social networking tool aimed at connecting and supporting post-secondary Indigenous youth has received an Ontario Trillium grant to expand its network capacity.

04/17/2018 06:00 PM
Residential school survivor pens open letter to Pope after pontiff's decision not to apologize
Bernice Daigneault

Residential school survivor Bernice Daigneault wrote an open letter to Pope Francis on March 30 after he decided last month not to apologize for the Catholic Church's role in the schools.

04/17/2018 03:14 PM
B.C. government backs Songhees First Nation's bid to host 2020 Indigenous Games
NAIG medals

The cities of Ottawa and Halifax are also competing to host the games. A decision on the winning bid is due in June.

04/17/2018 12:50 AM
B.C. threatens to sue Alberta as all sides in Trans Mountain dispute dig in
David Eby

British Columbia's attorney general is threatening to sue if a new law introduced in Alberta causes gasoline prices in B.C. to skyrocket.