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02/17/2018 11:00 AM
Judge's verdict instructions to Gerald Stanley jury, explained in 1 minute
Chief Justice Martel Popescul sketch

The seven women and five men who found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the death of Colten Boushie had to consider three key questions before reaching that verdict. Watch our explainer video.

02/17/2018 09:00 AM
Canadian justice system needs overhaul in light of Gerald Stanley verdict
Cindy Gladue

How can someone get away with lifting a pistol, pulling the trigger and shooting someone in the back of the head, and not go to jail?

02/17/2018 09:00 AM
Library and Archives finally releases 98-year-old document on sick First Nations children
Withheld LAC document First Nations

Library and Archives Canada's move to finally release a 98-year-old document on Ottawa's treatment of sick First Nations children sheds a small sliver of light onto a part of Canada's history still shrouded by the darkness of locked archives, researchers say.

02/16/2018 08:34 PM
Lynn Beyak 'inflamed attitudes against Indigenous citizens': Manitoba senator

The senator from Barren Lands First Nation, Man., is taking Ontario colleague Lynn Beyak to task over her controversial defence of Canada's residential school system, and her refusal to strip letters supporting that stance from her Senate website.

02/16/2018 04:57 PM
Mi'kmaq name Skmaqn added to P.E.I. national historic site
Fort Amherst

The Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site will be renamed Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada, which includes the historic name given to the site by the Mi'kmaq.

02/16/2018 11:32 AM
Quebec will allow parents to accompany children on air ambulances
Challenger 601

The provincial government says it will allow parents to accompany their children on medical evacuation flights. The announcement comes after repeated calls to end the practice of airlifting them alone.

02/16/2018 11:00 AM
Black artists with N.S. roots want their Métis ancestry recognized
George Elliott Clarke

A group of black artists with Nova Scotia roots is recording an 18-song album in Halifax this week as a way of getting members' Métis heritage recognized.

02/15/2018 11:00 PM
Sixties Scoop adoptees want to scuttle $800M settlement, saying it's just not enough
Priscilla Meeches, Stewart Garnett

A group of Indigenous Sixties Scoop adoptees is trying to scuttle a proposed $800-million settlement announced last year by the federal government, CBC News has learned.

02/15/2018 10:56 PM
Kuujjuaq high school hockey team competes in provincial league for 1st time
Kuujjuaq hockey team

The 16 players travel more than 1,400 kilometres from their homes in Quebec's Inuit territory of Nunavik to compete against high school teams in southern Quebec.

02/15/2018 09:17 PM
Rival fundraisers reveal a country divided online post-Gerald Stanley verdict
Colten Boushie Gerald Stanley side by side

The online response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has taken on a life of its own with people hurling hate and throwing a substantial amount of money at two rival GoFundMe fundraising campaigns.

02/15/2018 08:55 PM
Raymond Cormier won't testify at trial for murder of Tina Fontaine as defence rests case

Raymond Cormier won't testify at his trial for the murder of Tina Fontaine. His defence team told the court they will not be bringing forward any of their own evidence and they rested their case Thursday.

02/15/2018 06:29 PM
Most families can't access 'flagship' on-reserve childhood development program: Indigenous Services department

A federal program designed for early childhood development on First Nations is still facing serious shortfalls and is failing to serve the majority of children living on-reserve, according to information tabled in the House of Commons.

02/15/2018 05:32 PM
RCMP investigate whether Mountie wrote on Facebook that Boushie 'got what he deserved'
Colten Boushie

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says an investigation is underway into a report that an RCMP officer wrote on Facebook that Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm in 2016, "got what he deserved."

02/15/2018 05:32 PM
RCMP investigating whether Mountie wrote on Facebook that Boushie 'got what he deserved'
Colten Boushie

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says an investigation is underway into a report that an RCMP officer wrote on Facebook that Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm in 2016, "got what he deserved."

02/15/2018 01:30 PM
Saskatoon councillors to debate renaming Traffic Bridge as 'TRC Bridge'
Traffic Bridge

City councillors will be debating whether to rename the newly rebuilt Traffic Bridge after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a meeting next week.

02/15/2018 11:00 AM
Ice fishing for cultural knowledge, self-esteem and … dinner?
Zac Devoe and Dante Googoo

The youth club in Membertou First Nation, N.S., is delighted with the response to its program teaching ice fishing as both an outdoor activity and a cultural touchstone.

02/15/2018 01:44 AM
First Nations leaders react with caution to Justin Trudeau's Indigenous rights plan
Trudeau National Indigenous Peoples Day 20170621

First Nations leaders remain cautious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announced plan to recognize Indigenous rights in the Constitution through federal legislation that would become law by the end of the year.

02/14/2018 11:10 PM
Strawberry ceremony for MMIWG held on Valentine's Day outside Toronto police headquarters

A large crowd gathered at Toronto Police headquarters on Valentine's Day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across the country.

02/14/2018 01:33 PM
Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people
Indigenous Rights 20180214

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a fundamental rethink of how the federal government recognizes Indigenous rights and title in this country — vowing to work with Indigenous partners to develop a new legal framework to better foster a spirit of self governance.

02/14/2018 09:00 AM
Gerald Stanley acquittal outrage result of 'centuries of oppression,' says prominent civil rights lawyer
Cindy Gladue

The outrage felt and expressed across the country following the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial comes from years of injustice that have deeply eroded confidence of Indigenous peoples in Canada's justice system, says a Toronto-based lawyer.