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02/16/2018 03:13 PM
Manitoba survivors opting out of ’60s Scoop settlement with federal government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government. The survivors, who include two Manitoba plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit, say they were not consulted and suggest that lawyers will walk away with more money than the […]

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02/16/2018 01:18 PM
Stanley trial highlights colonialism of Canadian media – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 By Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia and Mary-Lynn Young, Associate professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from […]

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02/16/2018 01:16 PM
Liberals write off $200 million in student loans feds will never collect – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 10:35 OTTAWA _ The federal government is writing off more than $200 million in outstanding student loan payments that officials will never be able to collect. Recently released spending documents show the government won’t collect $203.5 million in debts from 34,240 students. It is the third time in the last four years […]

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02/16/2018 01:15 PM
Manitoba selects mix of organizations to handle marijuana retail sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 10:46 The Manitoba government has selected a mix of organizations to handle retail sales of recreational pot when it is legalized across Canada later this year, including licensed producers, a medical clinic operator and First Nations communities. The province said Friday it conditionally accepted a proposal from a joint venture between licensed producers Delta […]

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02/16/2018 01:13 PM
Aboriginal mining strategy getting underway – Northern Ontario Business

Waubetek to hire coordinator, launch clearinghouse this spring Funding is in place and a coordinator is being hired for the Aboriginal Mining Strategy for North-East Ontario, bringing the launch of the initiative closer to fruition. Announced by the Waubetek Business Development Corp. in 2015, the three-year strategy outlines four strategic areas: developing Aboriginal mining industry […]

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02/16/2018 01:10 PM
Op-ed: The trial over Colten Boushie’s death re-exposed wounds. Could Indigenous peoples having their own criminal justice systems be the answer? – UM Today

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 —  Faculty of Law professor David Milward wrote the following op-ed for Maclean’s magazine. It was originally published Feb. 14, 2018. Milward is the author of the award-winning book, Aboriginal Justice and the Charter, as well as numerous other publications in the field of Indigenous justice, Indigenous rights and the law of evidence. There is outrage in Indigenous […]

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02/16/2018 01:08 PM
Following Colten Boushie case, professors sign open letter asking UBC to support Indigenous students – Ubyssey Online

February 15, 2018 An online open letter is now calling for presidents of Canadian universities to support Indigenous students in light of the February 9 acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who was brought to trial for the second-degree murder of Colten Boushie, a Cree man. The letter has been signed and supported by members of a wide range of Canadian […]

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02/16/2018 01:06 PM
Indian Horse’ Trailer: First Nations Boy Torn From Family Finds Solace In Hockey – ETCanada.com

February 15, 2018 The story of Saul Indian Horse is one that played out across Canada for several decades, where young First Nations children would be plucked from their communities and their families, and committed to one of the country’s notorious Catholic residential schools. Known as the “‘60s Scoop,” with the majority of instances taking place between […]

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02/16/2018 12:16 PM
As a water crisis looms in Cape Town, could it happen in Canada? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 10:54 By John Pomeroy, Distinguished Professor and Director, Global Water Futures Programme, University of Saskatchewan THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: John Pomeroy, Distinguished […]

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02/16/2018 12:15 PM
Justice for Colten requires breaking the cycle – iPolitics.ca

On February 9, a jury in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, acquitted white farmer Gerald Stanley of the murder of 22-year-old Indigenous man Colten Boushie. According to witnesses, Boushie and three friends had driven onto Stanley’s rural property after a day of drinking. Their SUV got a flat tire, they attempted to steal a truck on a […]

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02/16/2018 12:06 PM
North Dakota’s reservation runners build a dynasty – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 16, 2018 12:05 By Dave Kolpack THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The most common sights on North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are oilfield trucks and long-distance runners, neither of which can be stopped by the brutal weather and both of which leave everything behind them in the dust. While running has long been a tradition at New […]

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02/16/2018 12:01 PM
Quebec changes course, will allow parent on air ambulance flights with kids – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 8:45 MONTREAL _ The Quebec government is changing course on a controversial policy and will now allow parents to accompany their sick children on emergency air evacuations. Health Minister Gaetan Barrette says at least one parent will be permitted to join their children on air ambulance flights. Barrette adds the pilot will […]

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02/16/2018 11:52 AM
BR Indigenous Rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 16, 2018 2:30 OTTAWA – First Nations leaders are welcoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to revamp the federal government’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples. But some chiefs in Quebec fear their province’s obstructionist approach to self-determination could hinder the process. Ghislain Picard, the regional head of the Assembly of First Nations […]

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02/16/2018 11:29 AM
Doobie dos and dont’s: Alberta to outline specifics on cannabis sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018 4:00 EDMONTON _ Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley is to reveal specifics today on how cannabis will be sold in Alberta when marijuana is legalized later this year. Premier Rachel Notley’s government has already passed a bill that says private operators will be allowed to sell cannabis in storefront locations while the province […]

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02/16/2018 11:28 AM
Most families can’t access ‘flagship’ on-reserve childhood development program: Indigenous Services department – CBC

Problems with Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program identified in 2016 Feb 15, 2018 A federal program designed for early childhood development on First Nations is still facing serious shortfalls and failing to serve the majority of children living on reserve, according to information tabled in the House of Commons. The Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve […]

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02/16/2018 11:21 AM
BR Michelle Obama Vancouver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 16, 2018  VANCOUVER – Michelle Obama says social media can either unite people or leave them isolated. The former first lady of the United States made the remark yesterday at a sold-out event of mostly women and girls in Vancouver. Obama said social media has been magnifying feelings of […]

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02/16/2018 11:21 AM
No $15 min wage in 2019, Tory leadership hopefuls say in first debate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018  By Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Progressive Conservative government in Ontario would not implement a planned minimum wage increase next year, no matter who ends up winning the race to lead the party through the spring election. In an hour-long debate Thursday, the four […]

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02/16/2018 11:11 AM
Indigenous business conference inspires female entrepreneurs – Globalnews.ca

Bonnie Pasap and Becca Bigeagle are both aspiring makeup artists, looking for the tools to take their business to the next level. On Thursday, Pasap and Bigeagle were at the Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) conference at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre. “We’re hoping (our business) becomes very successful, where it’s our main […]

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02/16/2018 11:08 AM
Fast held at UNBC to address violence against women, children – Prince George Citizen

What began with a simple moose-hunt along a stretch of Highway 16 has developed into a national campaign to raise awareness of violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign, which began as a small series of gatherings in 2011, has grown to a national grassroots movement. As part of the campaign, indigenous and […]

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02/16/2018 11:06 AM
Editorial: Aboriginal lives matter – Cumberland News Now

The path to reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples is proving to be a long and difficult journey. Injustices continue to surface. Two disturbing examples over the past week demand changes in our criminal justice system. They show why Indigenous people believe there is a double standard in this country — one set of laws for […]

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02/16/2018 11:05 AM
Trudeau promise to bolster Indigenous rights gets mixed reception – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Wednesday announcement of a historic framework to define and bolster Indigenous rights is getting lukewarm reception from Indigenous leaders, with Métis enthusiasm and First Nations grand chiefs expressing dismay. “We need to both recognize and implement Indigenous rights,” Trudeau had told the House of Commons. “Because the truth is, […]

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02/16/2018 10:40 AM
Audit says B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially on wildfires, flooding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia has no clear plan to prevent threats such as wildfires, flooding and drought as it works to adapt to the risks posed by climate change, the province’s auditor general says. Carol Bellringer says there is little monitoring of progress and […]

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02/16/2018 10:36 AM
Sixties Scoop adoptees want to scuttle $800M settlement, say ‘it’s just not gonna be enough’ – CBC

Lead Ontario plaintiff Marcia Brown Martel sticking with agreement: ‘How much money is enough?’ Feb 15, 2018 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. “Our mission right now is to put a stop to this,” said […]

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02/16/2018 10:35 AM
Alta Economy ATB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 15, 2018 CALGARY – Alberta’s Crown-owned bank is forecasting moderate economic growth this year, but no big drop in the province’s jobless rate. ATB Financial is projecting GDP will increase by 2.8 per cent. Chief Economist Todd Hirsch says that is better than the recession years of 2015 and […]

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02/16/2018 09:51 AM
Manitoba NDP says women will lead commission to develop safe workplace plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba NDP says it will appoint two women to lead a commission that will help develop a safe workplace policy for the party. The move comes a few days after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked former premier Greg Selinger to resign his legislature seat over allegations that […]

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02/16/2018 09:50 AM
Rival fundraisers reveal a country divided online post-Gerald Stanley verdict – CBC

Donations to GoFundMe campaigns for Stanley and Boushie families surged in the days following verdict Feb 15, 2018 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 […]

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02/15/2018 05:01 PM
Appalling’ comment on Saskatchewan Indigenous man’s death probed by RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  OTTAWA _ The RCMP says it will undertake a code-of-conduct investigation into a private Facebook group posting by a person believed to be an officer who reportedly said Colten Boushie deserved to die. A report on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network says an RCMP officer on the Prairies posted the […]

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02/15/2018 05:00 PM
It’s taken thousands of years, but Western science is finally catching up to Traditional Knowledge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By George Nicholas, Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: George Nicholas, Professor of Archaeology, Simon Fraser […]

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02/15/2018 04:50 PM
Ontario First Nation and province to remove caribou from wolf infested island – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  Members of an Ontario First Nation say they plan to continue the relocation of an endangered herd of caribou off a remote island where they’re being slaughtered by wolves. Michipicoten First Nation says it is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to move up to nine caribou […]

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02/15/2018 04:39 PM
Feds ask what is a nation in mulling new relationship with Indigenous Peoples – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Indigenous relations minister is shedding more light on the federal government’s pledge to overhaul its relationship with Indigenous Peoples, which includes rethinking what constitutes a nation. Carolyn Bennett is talking with Indigenous leaders from Quebec and Labrador the day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to […]

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02/15/2018 04:36 PM
Feds ask what is a nation in mulling new relationship with Indigenous Peoples – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Indigenous relations minister is shedding more light on the federal government’s pledge to overhaul its relationship with Indigenous Peoples, which includes rethinking what constitutes a nation. Carolyn Bennett is talking with Indigenous leaders from Quebec and Labrador the day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to […]

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02/15/2018 04:01 PM
Saving the Specific Claims Tribunal – First Peoples Law

February 15, 2018 There are two general categories of negotiated claims in Canada: comprehensive claims which include Aboriginal title, rights and self-government; and specific claims, which are based on specific historical wrongs done to First Nations. This week, the federal government announced it will replace the existing the comprehensive claims process. Two weeks ago, the […]

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02/15/2018 03:59 PM
Mom of Indigenous man shot dead by police: ‘What did he do that was so bad?’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The grieving mother of a young Indigenous man killed by police in northern Ontario spoke out Thursday, saying the family remains in shock and still doesn’t understand why her son died. In a statement from the remote community of Fort Albany, Ont., […]

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02/15/2018 02:01 PM
RCMP Facebook group claims Colten Boushie ‘got what he deserved’ – APTN News

February 15, 2018 A private Facebook group used by police officers across Canada shows shocking messages in support of Gerald Stanley’s acquittal. The most offensive comments, which are sure to further inflame the racism debate accompanying the outcome of last week’s trial, were posted by an officer APTN News has been told is a serving […]

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02/15/2018 02:00 PM
Forging connections through sport – UM Today

February 14, 2018 — If one needed a passport to travel around Manitoba, Jayme Menzies’ would have stamps and stickers jumping off its pages. When she’s not working as part of the National Inquiry into Manitoba Missing Indigenous Women and Girls’ (MMIWG) legal team, Menzies, 31, is criss-crossing the province running sports camps in rural, […]

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02/15/2018 01:59 PM
Que Hospital Body – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 15, 2018 MONTREAL – Police near Montreal are investigating after an Indigenous man abruptly left a hospital with the body of his deceased father. A spokeswoman for the Anna-Laberge Hospital says the father arrived by ambulance from the nearby Kahnawake Mohawk territory on Tuesday. The family hoped to get […]

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02/15/2018 01:58 PM
Indigenous tattoo revival renews cultural appropriation concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By Adina Bresge THE CANADIAN PRESS Believing a centuries-old Indigenous tradition had been all but erased, Interior Salish tattoo artist Dion Kaszas decided to use his body to resurrect the ways of his ancestors, with a needle and ink. Dot by dot, Kaszas hand-poked pictographs into his thigh and stitched […]

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02/15/2018 01:56 PM
Op-ed: How the death of Colten Boushie allowed a myth to be told in court – UM Today

February 14, 2018 — The following is a column written by Gina Starblanket, assistant professor with cross-appointments in the U of M’s Native Studies Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies program. She is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan. Her co-author is Dallas Hunt, […]

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02/15/2018 01:54 PM
City of St. John’s to acknowledge unceded Indigenous land – The Telegram

Council approves acknowledgement before public meetings St. John’s city council will take a moment at the next city council meeting to acknowledge the Indigenous communities who came before those who colonized the province. Land acknowledgements are becoming more common across Canada. They allow people to recognize the Indigenous people who lived in Canada before European […]

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02/15/2018 01:50 PM
In ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People’s Rights – NY Times

OTTAWA — In the midst of a growing and sometimes angry debate over how the judicial system treats Canada’s Indigenous people, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that his government would ask them in a series of formal meetings how to fundamentally change the laws to better protect their rights. The exact nature of […]

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02/15/2018 11:57 AM
Colten Boushie case sparks panel event at Memorial University – The Telegram

Session includes suggestions for individual efforts in spirit of reconciliation Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot and killed in August 2016. The verdict last week in the subsequent trial, acquitting Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley, has led to public debate and demonstrations, with conversations on systemic racism and […]

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02/15/2018 11:56 AM
Province aims to ‘hand back’ health-care decisions to First Nations within years – Toronto Star

Western health care has not worked, Indigenous Health expert says, as Ontario announces funding in First Nations-run health-care programs Feb. 14, 2018 Ontario’s health minister says he has faith the provincial government will “hand back” health-care decision-making power to First Nations within a matter of years. “Our ultimate goal is a health-care system where these […]

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02/15/2018 11:54 AM
Montreal police in spotlight at Indigenous hearing – CTV News

February 14, 2018 The Montreal police force was in the spotlight Wednesday as the Viens Commission continued its examination into the relationship between indigenous people and public services in Quebec. Examples abounded about the strained relationship between indigenous communities and Montreal police. “Those that are vulnerable are the ones that are getting targeted more by […]

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02/15/2018 11:53 AM
This is why we march’ (updated, 11 photos) – SooToday.com

Sault woman tells powerful story at 11th Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Eight years ago, Caceila Trahan, the Sault’s Indian Friendship Centre youth representative, took part in her first Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls outside the Sault Ste. Marie Courthouse. Early Wednesday afternoon, […]

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02/15/2018 11:51 AM
Sask. First Nation sisters developing scholarships through Indigenous greeting card sales – CBC

Neechiemoose Novelties’ profits directed toward getting more women into gaming industry Feb 14, 2018 Two Saskatchewan sisters have created a line of greeting cards from an Indigenous point of view. Neechimoose Novelties products are full of lovable quotes mixed with a little First Nations humour. “Neechimoose is the Plains Cree word for sweetheart,” explained Janelle […]

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02/15/2018 11:50 AM
Indigenous-Rights – Audio Clip NAT002 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Feb 15, 2018 002 – (Indigenous-Rights) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/02/15/cp201802150005-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–11s. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech yesterday on the overhaul in the way Ottawa relates to Indigenous Peoples comes during what he called a tough week for Indigenous people. Bellegarde — referring […]

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02/15/2018 11:50 AM
Trudeau promises legal framework for Indigenous rights: Transcript – Macleans.ca

February 14, 2018 On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government plans to introduce a new legal framework to recognize Indigenous rights. Here is a transcript of what Trudeau told the House of Commons. “I would like to begin by recognizing that we are as we are every day in this House […]

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02/15/2018 11:49 AM
Indigenous-Rights – Audio Clip NAT001 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Feb 15, 2018 001 – (Indigenous-Rights) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/02/15/cp201802150004-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–16s. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says he welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments yesterday on overhauling the way the federal government relates to Indigenous Peoples. Trudeau said the new approach is needed to tackle the many challenges […]

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02/15/2018 11:45 AM
Montrealers Host Vigil for Colten Boushie After Accused Murderer Acquitted – The Link

Speakers Call Out Systemic Racism, Injustices by Government The sounds of passionate voices filled the air Tuesday evening in Norman Bethune Square in downtown Montreal. Approximately 100 people gathered with candles and signs in hand, some faces expressing confusion and despair. The vigil was held in commemoration of the late Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree […]

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02/15/2018 10:47 AM
He took my heart:’ Colten Boushie’s father remembers kind, goofy son – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS Colten Boushie came into the world smiling. It was Halloween 1993 in Ronan, Mont., about 225 kilometres southeast of the Roosville Border Crossing in British Columbia. Pete Boushie still remembers how beautiful the baby’s mother, Debbie Baptiste, was and how excited he was […]

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