Aboriginal

Ojibwe grandmother thanks her father, elders who helped her reconnect with culture after residential school

CBC | Indigenous News ‘When I sat with elders, they woke me up through their knowledge,’ says Ojibwe grandmother Geraldine Shingoose. (Donna Carreiro/CBC) CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Manitoba and CBC North embarked on a months-long project to speak with elders, ‘elders-in-training’ and youth from across their vast territories to learn how these knowledge keepers view their […]

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‘Little leader’ campaigns for hockey rink in small northern town

CBC | Indigenous News Zandar Koe and friends are hoping the community will ensure they have a suitable outdoor rink for hockey this winter. (Submitted by William Koe) When nine year-old Zandar Koe found out there might not be an ice rink in Fort McPherson, N.W.T., suitable for organized hockey this year, he decided to […]

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Are elders being replaced by screens? A letter to my grandchildren

CBC | Indigenous News Elder Joachim Bonnetrouge writes about how life has become more complex with technology advancing, impacting the relationship between Dene youth and elders. (Submitted by Joachim Bonnetrouge) CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Manitoba and CBC North embarked on a months-long project to speak with elders, elders-in-training and youth from across their vast territories to learn […]

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‘You can’t just throw them away’: Chance for a job and a life beyond meth addiction

CBC | Indigenous News Pamela Church is straightening her life out after being convicted of drug trafficking. Her boss took a chance on hiring her back, and she wants to prove that giving her a job was not a risky decision. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC) Few can tackle addiction alone, but the combination of opportunity, support in society […]

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New generation of Indigenous elders ‘coming out of the dream of colonization’

CBC | Indigenous News Tala Tootoosis, 36, is a motivational speaker on sexual assault, rape culture, and an expert on ribbon skirt making, among other topics. She holds a degree in Indian Social Work and practises her culture through ceremony and dance when she can. (Matt Howard/CBC) CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Manitoba and CBC North embarked […]

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Women start new tradition to honour Eskasoni’s veterans

CBC | Indigenous News Rosie Basque and Mary Gould stand next to one of the banners they designed for Remembrance Day. The banners feature 44 Eskasoni veterans. (Brittany Wentzell/CBC) Eskasoni First Nation has a new Remembrance Day tradition. Banners with photos of local veterans line the street of the main road. Rosie Basque and Mary […]

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Treaties in Ontario: what are they and what do they do?

CBC | Indigenous News 2019 marked the fourth Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. (Liny Lamberink/CBC London) Since 2016, Ontario has held Treaty Recognition Week in the first week of November to honour the importance of treaties and raise awareness about treaty rights and relationships. What are treaties?  A treaty is a legally binding agreement between nations. European […]

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I grew up in youth protection. Now, I work to give the homeless the support I didn’t get

CBC | Indigenous News Annie Ste-Croix with her biological parents. She was taken in by Quebec’s youth protection system when she was two. She was adopted at 5, then put in a group home at 13. (Submitted by Annie Ste-Croix) With an inquiry into Quebec’s youth protection system ongoing, Annie Ste-Croix tells her story of […]

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Kanesatake school introduces Fort McPherson, N.W.T., kids to lacrosse in cultural exchange

CBC | Indigenous News Lacrosse is a traditional Haudenosaunee sport that students from Fort McPherson had the opportunity to play while in Kanesatake. (Liza McLaughlin) What happens when a group of teenagers from Fort McPherson, N.W.T., spend a week in Mohawk territory? They learn about lacrosse, and hope to bring the sport to their community. Referred […]

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Keepers of the Language: Nunavut’s newsreader has done it all, from garbage man to mayor

CBC | Indigenous News Nunavut newsreader Kowisa Arlooktoo gets his news scripts in English and translates them live on air. (Kieran Oudshoorn/CBC) 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 about the consequences of losing […]

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