Aboriginal

Cree rapper Hellnback opens up about kidney disease diagnosis

CBC | Indigenous News Karmen Omeasoo also known as rapper HellnBack is hoping to encourage Indigenous youth to take better care of their health. (Warren Kay/CBC) As one of the first Indigenous rappers to get on MuchMusic, Karmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback has blazed a trail in the music industry by rapping about the realities of […]

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Kanesatake traditional government lists its demands for Ottawa to resolve land dispute

CBC | Indigenous News Ellen Gabriel, centre, holds a replica of the Two Row wampum belt, a treaty signifying the Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s relationship to European colonizers and their descendants. It emphasizes a mutual engagement to coexist in peace without interference in the affairs of the other. (Jessica Deer/CBC) The traditional governing body in Kanesatake, Que., […]

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Wolastoqew loggers face charges of unauthorized timber harvesting in New Brunswick

CBC | Indigenous News Wolastoqew logger Patrick Paul says his hidden camera captured New Brunswick conservation officers using a saw and ultraviolet marker to track who purchased his wholesale firewood earlier this year. He is now facing charges of unauthorized timber harvesting. (Submitted by Patrick Paul) Three members of a First Nations firewood harvesting association are […]

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IRS busts alleged multimillion-dollar tobacco-smuggling scheme in Akwesasne

CBC | Indigenous News U.S. tax authorities targeted the ‘broker’ in a tobacco smuggling operation, according to court documents. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images) A three-year, multi-agency investigation led by the U.S. tax authority targeted a key “broker” in a smuggling scheme that allegedly moved millions of dollars worth of tobacco through a border-straddling First Nation and into the […]

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Elizabeth Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native American voters at forum

CBC | Indigenous News Elizabeth Warren, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks during the first day of the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum held Monday at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. (Tim Hynds/Sioux City Journal via Associated Press) U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over […]

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Austin Eaglechief death inquest: What you should know and what his family is seeking

CBC | Indigenous News Austin Eaglechief, 22, died in 2017 during a high-speed police chase in Saskatoon. A coroner’s inquest this week will probe the details of his final moments alive. (Facebook) Agatha Eaglechief says the sound of police sirens in Saskatoon makes her anxious. “I’m highly agitated to know where it’s coming from. Just to […]

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Scores of kids seek shelter every night at drop-in centre named after Tina Fontaine

CBC | Indigenous News Tina’s Safe Haven located on Selkirk Avenue is the only 24/7 drop-in centre for at risk teens in Winnipeg. The centre was created in 2018 and named after 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, who was found dead in the Red River in August 2014. (Jeff Stapleton (CBC)) A safe haven created in honour […]

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‘It’s a no-brainer’: Hunters call for steps to stop ‘Zombie deer disease’ epidemic

CBC | Indigenous News The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling for a ban on hunting baits and for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing on any deer, elk or moose killed by hunters. Go to Source

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Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum

CBC | Indigenous News From left, Nigel Adams, Aibillie Idlout, Leena Yeates and Victoria Tikkiapik represented their Nunavik communities at the third annual Bishop’s Forum in Sherbrooke, Que. (Spencer Van Dyk/CBC) Victoria Tukkiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tikkiapik was 15 when […]

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From beading to diaper making, incoming Yukon teachers learn First Nations basics

CBC | Indigenous News The orientation includes lessons and activities from Yukon First Nations elders and leaders, and Yukon’s Department of Education staff. (Steve Silva/CBC) The school year in Yukon is approaching but some teachers have already started working — learning about the territory’s First Nations. Thirty-five teachers, all about to teach in the territory […]

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