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03/22/2018 10:42 PM
Gerald Stanley's book pitch rejected by publishing house
Gerald Stanley courthouse

A Canadian publisher is saying it has no interest in sharing Gerald Stanley's side of the story when it comes to his trial and acquittal, saying it would be a continuation of injustice and would allow Stanley to profit from another man's death.

03/22/2018 04:31 PM
NFB launches Indigenous Cinema website with more than 200 films to stream
NFB Indigenous Cinema

The National Film Board of Canada has launched Indigenous Cinema, a website that offers free streaming of more than 200 titles by Indigenous directors.

03/22/2018 09:00 AM
Inuit girls and women in Nunavik preyed upon by some workers from the south, police say
Josée Dupuis

Almost every day, police in Nunavik hand out rape kits to victims who request them. Most alleged assailants are other Inuit, but a former police chief says workers doing stints in the north all too often take advantage of vulnerable people living in isolated communities.

03/21/2018 11:49 PM
International experts talk Indigenous mental health approaches at Toronto symposium
Indigenous Mental Health

Mental health professionals should make room for cultural approaches when treating Indigenous people, says one doctor attending a a Global Indigenous Mental Health Symposium in Toronto.

03/21/2018 09:05 PM
Pallister using 'race card tactics' over agreement with Manitoba Hydro: Manitoba Metis Federation
David Chartrand

The Manitoba Métis Federation is accusing Manitoba's premier of using "race card tactics" over their multimillion-dollar agreement with Manitoba Hydro.

03/21/2018 08:28 PM
Nunavut premier wants mandatory Inuktut fluency for government employees within 4 years
Paul Quassa

Nunavut Premier Paul Quassa says within the next four years, his government wants to make Inuktut fluency mandatory for all government employees.

03/21/2018 02:13 PM
Niece drives 18 hours on winter road to share her aunt's story at MMIWG national inquiry
Bernice Thorassie

Bernice Thorassie drove the nearly 400 kilometre winter road from her home community of Tadoule Lake to Thompson, Man., to share the details of her aunt's brutal death with the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

03/21/2018 01:21 PM
Fond-du-Lac, Sask., needs support as 'suicide crisis' grips community, says NDP
Fond-du-Lac town sign

The Saskatchewan NDP says the Chief of the Fond-du-Lac Dene Nation wants more support from the provincial government following a plane crash in the community that claimed the life of one man last year.

03/21/2018 01:00 PM
N.W.T's 'bush university' upset about exclusion from long-term public funding
Dechinta story

The Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is voicing concerns that proposed territorial legislation would exclude it from core public funding.

03/21/2018 12:23 PM
'I can't even believe he's dead': Vigil honours Brady Francis, Tina Fontaine, Colten Boushie
Brady Francis Vigil

People held each other, often crying, as a series of First Nations and Inuit people told of their lives dealing with daily racism and the repeated violent deaths of friends and family.

03/21/2018 09:00 AM
Reactor's neighbours alarmed over radioactive toxins in river
Chalk River

The dumping of radioactive matter and other contaminants into the Ottawa River from an inactive nuclear reactor northwest of the capital is causing concern among Indigenous communities, environmental groups and others who monitor toxic waste.

03/20/2018 09:58 PM
Creator of Sixties Scoop adoption program says it wasn't meant to place kids with white families
Nora Cummings

Fifty-year-old documents uncovered by the CBC podcast Finding Cleo detail a tense struggle between the bureaucrats behind a Saskatchewan adoption program and Indigenous groups that called it an act of "cultural genocide."

03/20/2018 05:30 PM
'Absolutely dismal': Northern Alberta Métis community grapples with housing crisis
Community of Conklin, Alta

A northern Alberta Métis community surrounded by multi-million dollar oilsands operations says the community is battling a housing and homelessness crisis.

03/20/2018 04:41 PM
Labrador Indigenous group calls for halt to commercial capelin fishery
Capelin fishing in Leading Tickles

A group representing Inuit in southern Labrador says even taking a modest amount of capelin could hurt the stock and other species such as cod and shrimp.

03/20/2018 02:28 PM
Telling her truth close to home: National inquiry into MMIWG hears women's stories in northern Manitoba
Minnie Anderson and Hilda Anderson-Pyrz

Minnie Anderson decided to share her daughter Dawn's story after learning the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was heading to northern Manitoba, where the 37-year-old died in 2011.

03/20/2018 02:03 PM
Negotiated land claim settlement reached between Ottawa, Ontario, Mitaanjigamiing First Nation
Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Chief Janice Henderson

The federal government has announced the settlement of a land claim with a northwestern Ontario First Nation whose history dates back nearly a century-and-a-half.

03/20/2018 04:04 AM
What do Winnipeggers know about reconciliation? CBC News finds out
trc pop up

When CBC reporters asked Winnipeggers in an informal survey what they know about reconciliation, only about one in three said they were aware of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and residential schools.

03/19/2018 09:00 AM
Beyond 94: Where is Canada at with reconciliation?
Beyond 94

A new national, interactive website will now monitor the progress of one of Canada's most important tools for change — the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action.

03/18/2018 05:00 PM
From residential school to one of Manitoba's 1st Indigenous nurses
Ann Thomas Callahan

Ann Thomas Callahan began residential school in the 1930s at age four. Despite facing challenges she pursued higher education, becoming one of the first Aboriginal nurses in Manitoba.

03/18/2018 03:13 PM
University of Victoria to offer world's first degree program in Indigenous law
Val Napoleon

Val Napoleon is the founder of the Indigenous Law Research Unit at UVic, which has been working to rediscover and rebuild Indigenous legal systems across Canada.