Posted by Jacob LeBlanc, CFNR Radio, September 21, 2017
Moricetown band members will now get to say a familiar name as the village is changing their name.
Victor Jim is the newly elected chief and as one of his first acts in office was to return the name of their village to its original name, Witset. Read the rest of this entry
‘At the time, as young kids, it sounded good … like we were going to make it in a day or 2’
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 21, 2017
When the highway connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk year-round finally opens in November, Bernard Andreason hopes to be there.
But it will be a celebration tinged with loss and regret. Read the rest of this entry
by Laura Kane, Associated Press, September 20, 2017
When Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears, she says she can feel the spirits of women who are missing or have been murdered walking beside her.
Dozens have vanished or been killed along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 in central British Columbia. On Thursday, Radek will honour the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, by walking the route once again. Read the rest of this entry
APTN National News, September 19, 2017
The RCMP has confirmed to APTN National News that it has launched an investigation on Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan after two elders came forward providing a stack of financial documents. Read the rest of this entry
‘We will take steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again,’ Indigenous Relations Minister says
By David Thurton , CBC News, September 16, 2017
The Alberta government has apologized to a northern Alberta Métis community after wildlife officers confiscated 25 fish from a camp near Christina Lake on Friday.
“This was an unfortunate circumstance,” Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan said in a media release Saturday. Read the rest of this entry
‘We want to practise our traditions but our medicines, the animals, the environment is affected,’ says elder
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 15, 2017
Some Indigenous elders who live traditional lifestyles that include hunting, fishing and trapping on lands and waters long utilized by their ancestors say they have noticed a rapid shift in the environment over the last several decades — a shift some attribute to climate change. Read the rest of this entry
Ministers of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a ‘blind eye’ to the issue
By Alison Crawford, CBC News, September 15, 2017
There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada’s prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of Public Safety. Read the rest of this entry
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Five people were arrested during protests Thursday, Sept. 14, after blocking entrances at an Enbridge pipeline contractor in Superior.
It was the sixth “lockdown” protest in roughly three weeks by people identifying themselves as water protectors, and the first one inside the city limits. Read the rest of this entry
by SubMedia, September 13, 2017
After 30 years of peaceful opposition, indigenous nations of western “Canada” have had enough and have begun occupations of illegal fish farms to disrupt their operations. A call has been made to occupy the offices of the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP) of “British Columbia” to help put an end to the harmful practice of fish farms, that endangers the local salmon populations. Read the rest of this entry
Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace wanted help. That’s all anyone knows for sure.
The girl with the bright smile had just turned 14 when she left her family in Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario last spring in search of someone — or something — to ease her overwhelming grief. Read the rest of this entry