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01/16/2018 10:35 PM
Federal gov't removes poster after online backlash for Indigenous stereotypes
Facebook screenshot of INAC poster

The poster showed three people, including a woman who some say resembles Disney's Pocahontas. Others say the background resembles previous posters about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.


01/16/2018 08:32 PM
Alberta MLA apologizes for saying 'these people don't traditionally vote' about Indigenous constituents
Dave Schneider

A United Conservative Party MLA from southern Alberta apologized Tuesday after he referred to Indigenous constituents as "these people" who "don't traditionally vote."


01/16/2018 07:57 PM
3-month pilot program offers dietician services by telephone to Sask. First Nations
Beets

A new project will provide Saskatchewan First Nations communities with access to a registered dietitian to address questions around food and nutrition.


01/16/2018 07:36 PM
Sask. photographer's award-winning powwow photograph shows 'symbol of hope'
melanie gray photo

Melanie Gray won the CMHR's People's Choice Award for her photo The Next Generation.


01/16/2018 07:33 PM
Indigenous chef visiting Maskwacis explores reconciliation through food
Rich Francis

A well-known Indigenous chef making an episode of a travel and food show in the Alberta community of Maskwacis says it will centre on the healing power of food.


01/16/2018 03:14 PM
Mill River owner testifies he trusted province to clear title with Mi'kmaq
Mill River

Don McDougall, the owner of the old provincial Mill River properties in western P.E.I., testified at a judicial hearing in P.E.I. Supreme Court Tuesday into Indigenous claims to the land.


01/16/2018 12:07 PM
Deaths, gaps in First Nations care illustrate need for more autonomy in health care: grand chief
Critical Incidents

A patient went to a nursing station with jaundice and in respiratory distress, was sent by air ambulance to a regional health centre, waited 3.5 hours to see a doctor then died after another transfer to a tertiary care hospital.


01/16/2018 12:00 PM
Yellowknife stone-carving studio to offer public workshops
Yellowknife stone carvers

Three well-known northern stone carvers are promoting the historical and cultural significance of their craft with public workshops geared toward tourists.


01/15/2018 11:47 PM
Feds commit to foot the bill to bring waste heat to Iqaluit pool
Iqaluit aquatic centre - opening Jan. 26/17

The federal government has agreed to cover the entire cost of extending a district heating system to include Iqaluit's aquatic centre, though it's unclear how much the contribution will be, or how much the city will save in heating costs.


01/15/2018 10:18 PM
Mi'kmaq districts invite PM to meet, redefine 'nation-to-nation' dealings
Justin Trudeau in Hamilton

Two Mi'kmaq women are waiting on Justin Trudeau's RSVP to a nation-to-nation meeting in Nova Scotia, outside of Canada's relationship with the Assembly of First Nations.


01/15/2018 09:24 PM
St. Anne's residential school survivors want mediation, say Ottawa keeps fighting claims
Stella Chapman

Survivors from an Indian residential school that used a homemade electric chair for punishment want the federal government to enter into mediation to settle their claims.


01/15/2018 05:00 PM
Alberta child advocate raises alarm on Indigenous youth suicide numbers
Del Graff

A new report by the watchdog for Alberta’s vulnerable youth is reporting the deaths of 35 young people who took their own lives in the five year period between 2012 and 2017.


01/15/2018 11:00 AM
'Circle of support' formed to help Indigenous mother reunite with children
Mother and children's hands

A group of people formed a 'circle of support' in order for an Indigenous mother to to regain access to her children in foster care.


01/14/2018 08:59 PM
Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making
Supreme Court of Canada

A Mikisew First Nation challenge of Harper-era changes to four federal laws will make its way to Supreme Court on Monday.


01/14/2018 07:46 PM
'We are dying': Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides
Vigil at Maskwacis

Maskwacis Indian Health Services mental health worker Rick Lightening said there have been 14 suicides within the four nations that make up Maskwacis since December 2017. He also believes local leadership should call a state of emergency because help is desperately needed.


01/13/2018 09:07 PM
Inuk artist Kelly Fraser sings Rihanna in Inuktitut
Kelly Fraser

For Kelly Fraser, singing in Inuktitut is an ear-catching way to bring her language and her culture to those who may have lost it.


01/13/2018 01:00 PM
Carry the Kettle First Nation sues Sask., Ottawa; wants consultation over land development
Carry the Kettle leadership

Carry the Kettle First Nation is suing the federal government and Saskatchewan over development that infringes on their members' treaty right to hunt and gather.


01/13/2018 12:43 AM
Northern families hope latest MMIWG inquiry departure doesn't affect upcoming hearings
display of MMIWG in NWT

Northern families are expressing a mixture of frustration and hope following the news the executive director of the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women left her post just weeks before scheduled hearings in Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet.


01/12/2018 10:00 AM
Federal Indigenous mental wellness director's liquor bottle crotch pose photo offends staffers
Jamie Bryan, director of mental wellness, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

A photograph of a senior federal official posing in a costume, holding a liquor bottle to his crotch, has raised concerns among some civil servants, given the official's portfolio deals with First Nations and Inuit mental wellness and addictions.


01/12/2018 09:00 AM
New water treatment plant 'definitely coming' for Potlotek First Nation after years of brown water
Dirty watera

The Mi'kmaq community of Potlotek in Nova Scotia has signed documents to begin construction on a new water treatment facility after 40 years of dealing with brown, smelly water unfit for drinking.