Aboriginal

Red Cross to open 2nd shelter in Winnipeg during storm state of emergency

CBC | Indigenous News Manitoba Hydro poles and lines are down all over the province after a massive storm hammered the southern half. (Submitted by Manitoba Hydro) Hundreds of people are seeking shelter in Winnipeg after being evacuated from First Nations communities as Manitoba reels from a snowstorm that has left tens of thousands without […]

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Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems

CBC | Indigenous News Justin Sidon, a member of the Sto:Lo First Nation, hopes to use what he learns through the Native Education College’s Indigenous Land Stewardship program to develop lands in his nation. (Justin Sidon) There’s a growing recognition that traditional Indigenous knowledge will be needed to help mitigate the climate crisis, and Justin […]

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Bring the whole family: Why kids are welcome at this Nain parenting class

CBC | Indigenous News The prenatal class isn’t just for first-time parents; moms and dads can learn new skills as their families grow. (Submitted) It’s a prenatal class for both parents and children. The Nunatsiavut health department and the Nain Family Resource Centre have teamed up to offer classes to expectant parents. The sessions aren’t […]

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‘It’s a symbol of our strength’: Heiltsuk open first Big House in 120 years

CBC | Indigenous News The community is kicking off five days of celebration in Bella Bella, B.C. today and is expecting as many as 2,000 guests from as far away as New Zealand to join to attend. (Charity Gladstone/The Canadian Press) Chief Coun. Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation says it’s hard to put into words […]

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Archive photo exhibit captures Indigenous strength, connections in difficult times

CBC | Indigenous News Bessie (Little Bear) Crowchild is just one of the images in a new exhibit at Nickle Galleries, called Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project. (Mike Symington/CBC) Two photographers documented Indigenous communities around Calgary over several decades starting in the 1930s, but not the regalia you might see in a Stampede parade. […]

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Keepers of the Language: Journalist uses radio to ‘visit’ Nunavummiut in their homes

CBC | Indigenous News Selma Eccles is a current affairs journalist with Tusaajaksat, CBC North’s Inuktitut afternoon show out of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. (Submitted by Selma Eccles) CBC is doing a series of stories to recognize that the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The observance is meant to raise awareness […]

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Reconciliation, Indigenous engagement in question ahead of election

CBC | Indigenous News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde participate in the signing of the Assembly of First Nations-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press) Weeks after Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, he met with […]

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8 Manitoba First Nations declaring states of emergency over snowstorm power outages

CBC | Indigenous News Thousands of Manitoba Hydro customers are still without power after a snowstorm pummelled the southern half of the province. (Submitted by Manitoba Hydro) People living in First Nations communities in southern Manitoba are declaring their own states of emergency, and some are preparing to leave their homes after a snowstorm left thousands […]

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Exhibit reunites Inuit with 100-year-old artifacts in Cambridge Bay

CBC | Indigenous News Elders from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, worked with staff from the Canadian Museum of History to select new objects for the hamlet’s Diamond Jenness exhibit based on their interests. (Submitted: Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society) Inuit in Canada’s central Arctic are getting new insight into how their ancestors lived by seeing […]

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Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg’s North End

CBC | Indigenous News Kent Monkman’s The Deposition was donated to the Winnipeg Art Gallery by an anonymous donor, the gallery announced on Sept. 27, 2019. (Submitted by Winnipeg Art Gallery) Artist Kent Monkman’s body of work puts the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and colonialism, front and centre.   Monkman’s paintings explore themes like sexuality, incarceration, residential […]

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