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Local hockey player to participate in Canadian Aboriginal championships on Vancouver Island in May – Belleville Intelligencer

April 03, 2017 Belleville’s Braedyn Irwin has played in a world championship in her own backyard. Now, she’ll play in a Canadian championship on the West Coast. Irwin, a 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Moira Secondary School, has been selected to play for the Team Ontario women’s hockey team at the 2017 Canadian Aboriginal championships, […]

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How Jay Odjick illustrated Robert Munsch’s newest book – CBC

April 03, 2017 Helen lives with her family on a reserve in northern Alberta. One morning, she wakes up and peers outside her window to see that the snow has disappeared from the ground and the sun is streaming through the trees. Excited by the arrival of spring, she swings open the front door — […]

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Caribou cams show calf birth, herd behaviour in Nunavik – NunatsiaqOnline

April 03, 2017 Caribou Ungava project uses camera collars to track Leaf River herd There is a lot of close-up tundra munching, baby grooming, forward movement and panning left and right across the landscape. There’s even underwater footage of skinny legs paddling through blue-green water. It’s what you might expect from a caribou cam. Wildlife […]

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Northern economic summits being held this week – Thompson Citizen

April 3, 2017 The Look North task force launched its first of three economic summits in Northern Manitoba April 3 in The Pas, with the second one in Thompson running April 4-5 and the final one in Churchill April 5-6. “These summits are a unique opportunity to build meaningful partnerships that are necessary to capture […]

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Missing and murdered women’s inquiry not reaching out to families: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A coalition of aboriginal women’s advocacy groups is expressing grave concerns about the national missing and murdered women’s inquiry, saying the commission has failed to adequately reach out to families. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in British Columbia says it’s concerned about media […]

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Border tax might damage American economy more than Canada’s: Morneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance minister is warning business leaders in New York that a proposed U.S. border tax threatens to make both countries poorer _ and might even hurt Americans more. In an appearance Monday at a World Economic Forum event, Bill Morneau cautioned that a tariff-like tax would hurt […]

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Acadian federation wants electoral boundaries restored or will take court action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia is warning the province’s Liberal government it will face legal action if an election is called before the electoral map is redrawn to restore three so-called protected ridings eliminated in 2012. The federation said Monday it […]

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Funeral for girl killed in crash near Caledonia last week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 3, 2017 CALEDONIA, Ont. – A funeral for one of three people killed in a crash near Caledonia, Ont., will take place today. A service to honour 12-year-old Grace King will be held this morning. The chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is requesting privacy […]

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David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé stand up for missing and murdered Indigenious women – CBC

April 03, 2017 Winnipeg artists David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé addresses a First Nations epidemic through the character of May, an Indigenous teenager who discovers the dark and tragic stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the graphic novel, Will I See?. The collaborative effort between the graphic novelist and singer-songwriter aims to galvanize […]

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Circle tour offers Superior travel experience; splendours of Gichigami abound – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It might not have the must-do cachet of California’s Highway 101, of South Africa’s Garden Route or of the Rockies. Yet a voyage around the world’s largest freshwater lake, the big sea they once called Gichigami, reveals a sublime and in-your-face spectacular […]

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Northwest has ‘room to improve’ – The Chronicle Journal

April 3, 2017 The Screen for Life Coach is on the road again, returning to a season of mobile cancer-screening service to more than 70 communities. “We are excited to get back on the road for a full travel season this spring,” Julia Bailey, Mobile Coach Lead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, […]

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We’re dealing with a lot of deep trauma’: B.C. Aboriginal peoples turn to culture for healing amid overdose crisis – Ottawa Citizen

The morning of his sister’s funeral, Jonathan Ewenin walked out of Vancouver General Hospital not knowing why he’d slept there. Rail-thin, dazed and alone, he worried what his sister, Mary Bee, would have thought of him and of how he’d almost missed the chance to say goodbye. It was Nov. 4, 2016, Ewenin’s 19th birthday. […]

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Fans rave over A Tribe Called Red’s Juno celebration of Indigenous culture – CBC

Ottawa electronic group follows up Juno win with vibrant show opener Apr 03, 2017 Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened Sunday’s televised 2017 Juno Awards with an electrifying celebration of Indigenous culture and music that had fans across the country raving on social media. Legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie began the broadcast from the Canadian Tire […]

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Celebrating the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative as Dal looks toward province‑wide services for students – Dal News

March 31, 2017 The reach and impact of Dalhousie’s Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative (AHSI) over its eight-year run stretches far beyond its small offices and two staff members based in the Mona Campbell Building. After eight years, the program is winding down as initiatives transition to a broader university-wide effort to advance student-focused Indigenous programs. […]

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Windsor law professor calls on Senator Beyak to educate herself about residential schools – CBC

Lynn Beyak said indigenous people ‘owe their lives’ to residential schools April 03, 2017 Valerie Waboose, an assistant law professor from the University of Windsor, is adding her voice to the growing chorus of Indigenous people calling on Senator Lynn Beyak to educate herself on the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Earlier this month, Beyak criticized the Truth […]

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Remote Manitoba First Nation Fire declares emergency after fire destroys store – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 13:22 BROCHET, Man. _ A remote northern Manitoba First Nation has declared a state of emergency after fire destroyed the community’s only grocery store. The fire began early Sunday morning and gutted the Northern Store of Brochet-Barren Lands Nation. Chief John Clarke says the building was still smoldering 12 hours later […]

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Métis Dance Club performs at Sault Ste. Marie cultural festival – MNO

On February 20, 2017, The Métis Dance Club of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council (HSSMC) performed to a packed audience at The Machine Shop in Sault Ste. Marie. The performance was part of the Bon Soo Festival, which coincided with Passport to Unity 2017. Passport to Unity is […]

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Reconciling past ills spawns music video – The Chronicle Journal

A group of students at Queen Elizabeth District High School in Sioux Lookout have created a music video that focuses on reconciliation. The song was written, recorded and filmed by N’we Jinan Artists and a dozen students, representing 10 different communities. The song and video were filmed and produced by N’we Jinan in Sioux Lookout […]

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Budget tackles social deficit – Kelowna Daily Courier

April 03, 2017 Budget 2017 recognizes that it is the right time to make investments in the economy and people to drive growth and build resilient communities. For too long, the growing social deficit has been overlooked, leaving municipalities without the resources to adequately plan for and address critical shortages like affordable housing and public […]

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Awareness is the first step – The Projector

April 3, 2017 Robertson, illustrator Gregory Chomichuk, and musician Iskwé (Marcia Ostashewski) hosted the launch for their new graphic novel, Will I See?, at The Good Will Social Club. The graphic novel was inspired by Iskwé’s song “Will I See” that’s about missing and murdered Indigenous women. “She wanted to make a music video for […]

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Capturing the inspiration behind Ontario’s newest courthouses – Daily Commercial News

Apr 3, 2017 Recently released Ontario courthouse e-books showcase a new era of courthouse design, celebrating the grandeur and inspiration behind some of Ontario’s newest courthouses, all while reflecting the dignity of the justice system, says the author of the books. Caitlin Sweet, the communications co-ordinator at the facilities management branch of the Ministry of […]

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4 girls, 4 suicides, and a desperately broken system – APTN

Jorge Barrera APTN National News Girl 1: There was no crib in the home when she was born and by 16 she was dead by suicide. Girl 2: Night after night she heard the beatings through the wall of her bedroom and by 15 she was dead by suicide. Girl 3: She was raped at […]

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A Tribe Called Red, Laurence Nerbonne win big at 2017 Juno Awards – CBC

Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red opened the televised show with a powerful performance Sunday April 03, 2017 Canadian music legends and rising stars took over the nation’s capital for the 2017 Juno Awards and it was Ottawa’s very own A Tribe Called Red who kicked off the televised show fresh off the heels of winning […]

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Six stories in the news today, April 3 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 4:59 Six stories in the news for Monday, April 3 ___ VOTERS IN FIVE RIDINGS VOTE IN BYELECTIONS Five seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in five byelections today. Two of the seats are in Alberta, two are in Ontario and the fifth is in Montreal. The […]

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Province will invest $50M more in Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 4:09 TORONTO _ The province is expected to announce today that it will invest $50 million into Ontario’s publicly-assisted colleges. Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews will be at George Brown College in Toronto to announce the investment. The government says the money will go toward “major initiatives that enhance student learning.” […]

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Celebrating stagnation – The McGill Daily

April 3, 2017 In an age where we are constantly inundated with information about world events and widespread injustices, it is understandable that one of our natural reactions is to eagerly embrace tokenistic events to convince ourselves that progress is taking place. So, Justin Trudeau was the first Prime Minister to wear an Indigenous ceremonial […]

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Capital Voices: ‘I’m in trouble and I don’t know what I did’ – Ottawa Citizen

April 3, 2017 “I’m Inuk and I haven’t even been living here for two years yet. It’s not my first time living in a city, but I often run into funny situations where people aren’t understanding me because of my Inuit communication style. “When I was about 14, I was living in Montreal. I was […]

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CBC Montreal launches Montreapolis podcast – CBC

Host Steve Rukavina delves deep into the lives and experiences of 8 people making modern Montreal Apr 03, 2017 For Montreal’s 375th year, CBC Montreal brings you Montreapolis — an eight-part podcast series featuring people who are making modern Montreal. The series, hosted by journalist Steve Rukavina, presents candid conversations with Montrealers from across the […]

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Circumpolar Inuit org to set up international business council – NunatsiaqOnline

“As the Arctic transforms, so the Arctic will transform the world” April 03, 2017 Following an economic summit meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, the Inuit Circumpolar Council has agreed to set up a task force that will lead to the creation of a new body that they want to call the International Inuit Business Council. “With […]

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Circumpolar Inuit org to set up international business council – NunatsiaqOnline

April 03, 2017 “As the Arctic transforms, so the Arctic will transform the world” Following an economic summit meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, the Inuit Circumpolar Council has agreed to set up a task force that will lead to the creation of a new body that they want to call the International Inuit Business Council. “With […]

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Seeking input for the B.C. boreal caribou recovery plan – BC Gov’t

March 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is looking for public comment on an updated B.C. boreal caribou implementation plan (BCIP) that was originally completed in 2011. Until May 31, 2017, the public can visit the website to share their thoughts on the new implementation plan for the boreal caribou in British Columbia. This species […]

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All-female drumming group inspires confidence and pride amongst Regina students – CBC

‘It’s made me a lot more confident, and not be alone so much at lunch because now I have something to do’ Apr 03, 2017 A group of high school students in Regina is bucking the trend by participating in an all-female Indigenous drum group at Thom Collegiate. “We do know that it has happened […]

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Report aimed at enhanced civilian oversight of Ontario police out this week – Advocate Daily

TORONTO – Just how Ontario’s police should be policed is the topic of a major report expected Thursday in which a judge with the province’s top court will reveal the results of his comprehensive review of the issue. The 263-page report by the Independent Police Oversight Review is the product of seven months of fact-finding […]

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Gerald Stanley prelim hearing to begin in North Battleford – StarPhoenix

April 3, 2017 Gerald Stanley, the man charged with second-degree murder in the farmyard shooting death of Colten Boushie, is scheduled to appear in North Battleford provincial court Monday for a preliminary hearing. Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial. Matters discussed during such hearings are subject […]

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Amazing Week For Canadian Music? JUNO-it! – Ottawa Life Magazine

What a great time to be a music fan in Canada’s capital, eh? You could have thrown a Timbit in any direction and hit a musician as Ottawa became music city in the days leading up to the 2017 Juno Awards! Was that The Strumbella’s playing the Rideau Centre while shocked shoppers tried to freeze […]

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Over 80 homes evacuated on Manitoba First Nation due to flooding on ice clogged river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017  PEGUIS, Man. _ Flooding caused by ice jams on the Fisher River have forced the evacuation of over 80 homes on a Manitoba First Nation, the community’s chief says. Glenn Hudson of the Peguis First Nation says floodwater reached some of the homes, while others were evacuated because water had […]

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017 TORONTO _ Five things to watch this week in Canadian business: Positive economics: The week will kick off Monday with the release of the Bank of Canada’s business outlook survey, and it wraps up Friday with the job figures for March. Economists will be looking to see if the recent […]

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Preliminary hearing starts in case of fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A preliminary hearing starts today for a Saskatchewan farmer accused of fatally shooting an indigenous man. The week-long hearing will determine whether Gerald Stanley will face trial for second-degree murder in the death Colten Boushie last summer. Stanley has pleaded not guilty and is out on […]

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Biologist to lobby London politicians to keep Springbank Dam inoperable – Global News

April 3, 2017 Debate over the future of the Springbank Dam returns to city hall Monday. Members of the strategic priorities and policy committee will be given a report and presentation from a species at risk biologist, who feels keeping the dam inoperable is better for the health of the Thames River. Coun. Stephen Turner […]

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All star rendition of ‘Summer of ’69’ closes Junos, which honoured Cohen, Downie – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked for it, Bryan Adams delivered. Sunday night’s Juno Awards opened with a skit that had the prime minister phoning in a request for “Summer of ’69” and the show closed with a celebratory all-star performance that also […]

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Yukon MLA asks Ottawa to press U.S. to live up to Alaska Highway funding deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 1, 2017  HAINES JUNCTION, Yukon _ A Yukon member of the legislature wants the federal government to press the United States to live up to a decades-old agreement to help pay for repairs to the Alaska Highway. “I’m just hoping this becomes a priority,” Wade Istchenko, who represents the constituency of Haines […]

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BR NB Marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 2, 2017 FREDERICTON – Marijuana was once a taboo topic in New Brunswick _ and even a career-killing scandal for one premier _ but now the provincial government is looking to a burgeoning marijuana industry as a form of green gold. Kent Hovey-Smith, a spokesman for Tidal Health Solutions […]

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Voters in five federal ridings select new MPs in byelections today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  OTTAWA _ The federal political parties will put their popularity to the test today in five byelections. There are two seats up for grabs in Alberta, two in Ontario and one in Quebec, all of which were held by high-profile politicians. One of the Calgary ridings was previously held by […]

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NAN calls for inquest on anniversary of tragic fire that killed nine – Sudbury.com

Shoddy building standards, a lack of firefighting equipment and overcrowding all put lives at risk, says Pikangikum First Nation Chief Dean Owen. PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION – On the one-year anniversary of a tragic fire that killed nine people in Pikangikum First Nation, Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders have called for an inquest into the tragedy. Grand […]

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Alberta’s Notley says talks will precede any decision on apology for ’60s Scoop – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 31, 2017  EDMONTON _ Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta can’t commit to any formal apology to indigenous families over the ’60s Scoop without discussion on the best way to make any such gesture meaningful. But she acknowledges what happened was traumatic with effects on families that reverberate today and need to be […]

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MLA Report – March 31, 2017 – Thompson Citizen

Summits promoting northern investment and economic diversification March 31, 2017 After a decade of debt, we are keeping our campaign promise to fix the province’s finances, including finding efficiencies within government, increasing revenues by removing red tape to make the province more attractive to business investment, and by listening to Manitobans. To promote investment and […]

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Inuk grad student heading back to Nunavut for CHARS job – NunatsiaqOnline

March 31, 2017 “I hope to be a part of this renaissance” For a woman who has pursued post-secondary education across North America over the last decade, Angela Nuliayok Rudolph remembers getting off to a rocky start. As a student at Qiqirtaq School in Gjoa Haven, her home community, Rudolph had trouble connecting with her […]

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Ottawa acts repping the 613 at the Junos – CBC

Belly, Jenny Whiteley, A Tribe Called Red among 6 nominees from Ottawa area Mar 31, 2017 As the nation’s music industry luminaries converge on Ottawa for the Juno awards this weekend, fans of local music will be happy to know local artists have come away with several nominations. Leading the way locally are past winners […]

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Two-Tier Child Welfare System Hurts Indigenous Children, Says Watchdog – The Tyee

‘Urgent need’ to revamp system plagued by overworked staff, insufficient funding. Indigenous children, mostly on reserves, are being taken into care because provincial and federal underfunding creates a two-tiered child welfare system and fails to provide prevention services, according to a report from the Representative for Children and Youth released Thursday. More than 60 per […]

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Ste Rose RCMP Search for Missing Teenager – 880 CKLQ

Ste Rose RCMP are asking for help in finding a missing 17 year old girl. Alexis Shuttleworth was reported missing on March 21st. She was last seen on the 14th in the Ebb and Flow First Nation. Police believe she could be in Winnipeg. Shuttleworth is described as indigenous standing 5’3″ and weighing 125 pounds, […]

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