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131 Days in Office: PC Minister of Economic Development and Jobs Mute on BIPOC Unemployment Challenges

Reading Time: < 1 minute It is now 131 days since the MLA for Waverley Mr. Jon Reyes was appointed the Minister of Economic Development and Jobs by the former Premier Brian Pallister. The Waverley constituency is a multiculturally diverse community with about 6% of the population identified as Aboriginal people and over 58% visible minority groups. Unemployment and food Read More…

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Canada Celebrates Louis Riel Day, Manitoba’s 1st Premier

Reading Time: 2 minutes Louis Riel was championed Metis rights and freedom Louis David Riel 22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies. He led two rebellions against the government of Canada and its first post-Confederation prime minister, John A. Macdonald. Riel sought to preserve Read More…

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Canadians Commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian Government lowered the flags in commemoration of Indigenous Veterans On November 8, Canada celebrated Indigenous Veterans Day, to commemorate the Indigenous soldiers and their honourable history of serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Ever since November 1994, Canada has established a national day to honour Indigenous Veterans who have a long history of great Read More…

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Missing – Ms Klarissa Muswagon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ms Muswagon was last seen in the Osborne Village Area in Winnipeg Police and the family of Ms Muswagon are asking for the public’s help in providing information that would help locate Ms Muswagon. The family of Ms Muswagon is travelling from Norway House Cree Nation to share information with the media in MKO’s boardroom Read More…

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Pope Francis Accepts Invitation To Canada To Talk Reconciliation

Reading Time: < 1 minute An official apology by the Pope is a huge step towards reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. As part of the Truth and Reconciliation Act, it called for the Catholic Church to make an official apology to Canada’s Indigenous people for the pain and suffering of Residential schools. In recent years Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also Read More…

MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School
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MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Held A Ceremony and Feast Held in Honour of Children from Northern Manitoba On Monday, October 18, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee travelled with Elders to host a ceremony at a small gravesite where children from the Elkhorn Residential School are buried. The ceremony included music, prayers, a sacred fire, offerings, and a feast. Elder Stan LaPierre led and Read More…

Lobster Fishing Agreement Reached With Bear River & Annapolis Valley First Nations
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Lobster Fishing Agreement Reached With Bear River & Annapolis Valley First Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Interim understanding reached that will see Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations members fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood The Government of Canada is committed to renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples. To this end, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) continues to work with First Nations across the Maritimes and the Gaspé region Read More…

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Honouring Our Ancestors – MKO Continues Reconciliation Dialogue

Reading Time: 2 minutes September 30 Opportunity to Continue Dialogue on Impacts of Residential Schools “September 30 is an important day to remember the Survivors of the residential school system as well as the children who passed away while attending these schools,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “This year more than ever, we have been learning that residential schools are Read More…

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, Ends 24 Year Boiled Water Advisory Ends
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Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, Ends 24 Year Boiled Water Advisory Ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shoal Lake 40 is one of 109 First Nation communities to have their boiled water advisory lifted under the Liberal government. Water is a fundamental human right essential to the survival of humanity, whereas Canada’s Indigenous people for decades have been denied that basic right to clean drinking water. Science states that a human being Read More…

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Party Leaders Dismiss Federal Government’s Work On Reconciliation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Failing to acknowledge any work being done on reconciliation by the federal government is disingenuous. In professional sports, athletes have a saying, “game recognizes game.” Meaning, I recognize your accomplishments and appreciate the work you did for your city/country. The candidates of the various parties campaigning to be Canada’s next Prime Minister could learn a Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term
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MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term

Reading Time: < 1 minute Garrison Settee second term victory was expected and unanimous Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. held an election for the position of Grand Chief today at the MKO’s 40th Annual General Assembly. The candidates for the role of Grand Chief were Ken Bighetty and Garrison Settee the incumbent. Chiefs, Councillors, and Headmen of MKO Nations were eligible to vote in Read More…

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$320 Million In Addition Support for Indigenous Communities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada is ensuring that residential school’s history are never forgotten By Dami Igbinyemi Canada is listening and will continue to listen to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and their families. The Government of Canada will continue to take action to support Indigenous Peoples and communities as they respond and heal from Read More…

32 Indigenous Communities Nearing End To Boiled Water Advisory
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32 Indigenous Communities Nearing End To Boiled Water Advisory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Service Canada Continues its commitment to providing clean drinking water on first nations reserves. By Dami Igbinyemi Science states that a human being can last 3 weeks without food but can only last 3-4 days without water. Dehydration sets in and they go into shock becoming vegetative. In other words, water is the most Read More…

RCMP Reveal 11-Year Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Residential School
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RCMP Reveal 11-Year Probe Into Sexual Abuse At Residential School

Reading Time: 2 minutes After an 11-year investigation, the Manitoban RCMP have revealed information about sexual abuse at Fort Alexander Residential School. By Donovan Martin Jr. Fort Alexander was one of the many residential schools that opened in Canada with the explicit purpose of stripping Indigenous children of their culture. Though forceful assimilation of students at residential schools was Read More…

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History Is Made As The First Indigenous Governor General of Canada Is Sworn In

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau made the historic step to appoint Inuk leader Mary Simon as the first Indigenous Governor General in Canada. By Maryam Razzaq As Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed Mary Simons into her new role, he shared some thoughts. “Canada is a place defined by people. People who serve those around them, who Read More…

Government of Canada Commits More Funding For The Preservation Indigenous Languages
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Government of Canada Commits More Funding For The Preservation Indigenous Languages

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous Service Minister Miller Made The Announcement With Leaders of The Mi’kmaw Community By Dami Igbinyemi Culture can play a big role in a person’s identity in how they see themselves and the people they associate with. Language is one of the most important parts of any culture. Every community, cultural group or ethnic group Read More…

Is Sheila North About To Make History In Manitoba?
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Is Sheila North About To Make History In Manitoba?

Reading Time: < 1 minute If elected, North will become Manitoba’s first female Grand Chief of the AMC By Donovan Martin Jr Today the election for the newest Manitoban Grand Chief is taking place on the Long Plain First Nation and any person may view it on the AMC Facebook Love. Incumbent Grand Chief Arlen Dumas will be running against Read More…

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RoseAnne Archibald Becomes The First Female National Grand Chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes After Two Days of Voting, RoseAnne Archibald Elected New National Grand Chief By Dami Igbinyemi After five rounds of voting, former Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald has been named the new National Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). ‘This is an exciting time for Indigenous People and all of Canada. As the first Read More…

Who Will Become Canada’s New National Grand Chief?
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Who Will Become Canada’s New National Grand Chief?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Assembly of First Nations National election is too close to call The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is an assembly based on the United Nations General Assembly of First Nations represented by their chiefs. They are a national advocacy organization that represents all First Nation citizens in Canada. They were established in 1982 and Read More…

Inuk Leader Mary Simon Named Canada’s Next Governor General
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Inuk Leader Mary Simon Named Canada’s Next Governor General

Reading Time: 2 minutes Simon’s is a long time advocate for Inuk rights throughout Canada and also has served as Canada’s Ambassador to Denmark The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that on his recommendation, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of Mary Simon as the next Governor General of Canada. As Governor General, Ms. Simon will Read More…

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No Pride in Genocide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Protestors topple down British monarchy statues in Winnipeg protest By Maryam Razzaq The protests called, ‘No Pride in Genocide’ was held in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 1 to protest the celebration of Canada Day in the wake of upwards of 1,000 bodies of Indigenous children being found in former Residential schools across the country. Read More…

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182 Unmarked Graves Found At former Residential School Near Cranbrook, British Colombia

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the discovery of more mass graves of Indigenous children, comes a renewed sense of grief, sadness and trauma for Indigenous victims and survivors. By Maryam Razzaq In recent weeks, there have been hundreds of unmarked graves discovered at former Residential Schools across Canada. On June 30, the Lower Kootenay Band informed the public that Read More…