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06/20/2018 04:24 AM
Federal, Indigenous officials begin finalizing proposed languages act
Perry Bellegarde

The federal government is one step closer to creating a national Indigenous Languages Revitalization Act after government and Indigenous officials met in Yellowknife on Tuesday.


06/20/2018 12:27 AM
Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks
Cannabis Workplace 20180612

Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within eight to 12 weeks.


06/19/2018 11:14 PM
Stem cell donor needed for 4-year-old with rare blood disease
Tanner McLeod

Miranda McLeod is setting up a OneMatch testing station at The Forks on Saturday hoping to find a stem cell donor for her four year old son.


06/19/2018 10:02 PM
Dzawada'enuxw First Nation seeks injunction to stop renewal of fish farm licences
willie moon

The Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation is turning to the courts to try and stop the operation of open-net fish farms in the waters in the Broughton Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia.


06/19/2018 08:57 PM
New strategy will see Indigenous content in all of Sask. Polytechnic's courses
Jason Seright

Saskatchewan Polytechnic plans to have Indigenous content in every single one of its more than 150 programs by 2023 as part of its new Indigenous strategy.


06/19/2018 07:18 PM
'Why not call 911?' Crown grills Peter Khill about the night he killed Jon Styres
Peter Khill

A Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder says he was relying on his military training to "neutralize a threat" when he loaded a shotgun, ran outside and gunned down the man trying to steal his truck.


06/19/2018 06:15 PM
Not too close with Trudeau, Bellegarde insists as AFN race gets underway
AFN Special Chiefs Assembly 20180502

At least two of Perry Bellegarde's opponents for leader of the Assembly of First Nations are taking aim at his relationship with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying the fundamental role of the national advocacy organization has to change.


06/19/2018 04:48 PM
Support systems during birth an exercise in empowerment for new Indigenous doula
Jolene Creely

Jolene Creely said birth is one of the most scariest but also most vulnerable experiences a woman can have. A doula can help empower women during birth and provide a sense of fulfilment, she added.


06/19/2018 02:35 PM
First Nation fire evacuees eager to return home as power restored, cleanup underway
Lisa Knott, Pauingassi First Nation fire evacuees

The lights are back on and some wildfire evacuees aren't waiting for the Red Cross or the government to give them permission to return home to Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations.


06/19/2018 01:00 PM
Sask. man encouraging Indigenous people to learn their languages with song challenge
Mansil Fiddler

A Saskatchewan man started the challenge because he thinks people remember what challenges them and wanted to encourage them to learn their language.


06/19/2018 11:12 AM
Celebrated Mi'kmaw elder and addictions counsellor Doug Knockwood dies at 88
Doug Knockwood

Doug Knockwood used his own experience with addictions and recovery to help many people.


06/19/2018 11:00 AM
A decade lost: Jennifer Catcheway's family reflects on the teen's 2008 disappearance
Catcheways

Jennifer Catcheway went missing on her birthday in June 2008. Ten years later, her family reflects on her life, the ongoing search for answers and the hope that keeps them going.


06/19/2018 10:30 AM
Call for statue in St. John's to remember Shanawdithit, last of her people
Bryanna Brown

There's a call for a more fitting memorial in St. John's to Shanawdithit, the last-known Beothuk, as well as a day to mark Indigenous history in Newfoundland and Labrador.


06/19/2018 09:00 AM
Inviting 'very difficult conversations': Why the AGO welcomes debate over Indigenous art
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

A new exhibit juxtaposing two generations of Inuit artists is the AGO's first by its recently revamped department of Indigenous and Canadian Art — a body that has been under scrutiny for its efforts at inclusion.


06/19/2018 09:00 AM
Quebec replaces high school history text to include more Indigenous content
Benjamin Shingler

The Quebec government has quietly taken steps to replace its Secondary III history textbook for next year with a version that will “better reflect the Indigenous perspective."


06/19/2018 12:58 AM
Accused pedophile awaiting extradition faced trial in 1994 in Sioux Lookout
Jack Wicksey

When Jack Wicksey worked as a house counsellor at a Sioux Lookout, Ont., boarding home for First Nations students he allegedly drugged and raped one male youth, preyed on another who had just lost his mother and often lured boys with promises of innocent massages, according to documents filed with U.S. Federal Court.


06/18/2018 11:45 PM
How 5 Alberta First Nations are helping shape the future of Indigenous education in Canada
David Eggen 1

A new northern Alberta school district is blazing a trail for Indigenous-led education in Alberta and the rest of Canada.


06/18/2018 09:56 PM
27,000 Alberta public servants to get Indigenous history, culture training
Richard Feehan

The Alberta government will start training every provincial public servant on Indigenous history and culture next week, a process that will take three years and cost $2.7 million.


06/18/2018 08:18 PM
Trustees to decide on Davin School name controversy
Davin School

The Regina public school board is looking at renaming Davin School, calling it The Crescents School.


06/18/2018 06:20 PM
Ontario school board hires first superintendent of Indigenous education, reconciliation
Sean Monteith Keewatin Patricia District School Board

A public school board in northwestern Ontario is hiring a superintendent of Indigenous education and reconciliation, a position believed to be the first of its kind in Canada.