Toronto School Board Approves Mandatory Indigenous English Curriculum For Grade 11
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Toronto School Board Approves Mandatory Indigenous English Curriculum For Grade 11

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trustees of the Toronto District School (TDSB) Board have recently decided to require secondary students in the TDSB to take the Grade 11 English course: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Voices. This decision, which was made during a Regular Meeting, replaces the current mandatory Grade 11 English course, marking a significant shift in Read More…

5 Mounties Charged In The Death Of Indigenous Man
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5 Mounties Charged In The Death Of Indigenous Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes On February 1, 2023, it was announced that five officers of the Prince George Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been charged in the murder of Indigenous man, Dale Culver, who died in police custody on July 18, 2017, at the age of 35. This news has reignited the conversation about the systemic issues and Read More…

Ms. Gabrielle Marsden has been Missing Since November 2022
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Ms. Gabrielle Marsden has been Missing Since November 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute On November 10, 2022, Ms. Marsden went missing; her whereabouts are unknown. Ms. Marsden is homeless and uses a women’s resource as a point of contact. Ms. Marsden has not checked in with the resource centre since November, nor has she contacted her extremely worried daughter Zolla.  Ms. Gabrielle Marsden, 39 years of age, approximately Read More…

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Pow Wows Are A Beautiful Display Of Indigenous Culture And Traditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous pow wows are traditional gatherings of Indigenous communities that have been taking place for centuries. These events serve as a way for Indigenous people to come together to celebrate their culture, traditions, and spiritual beliefs. They are also an opportunity for Indigenous people to share their culture with non-Native people and promote understanding and Read More…

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National Ribbon Skirt Day, Through The Work Of Acclaimed Canadian Artist, Jackie Traverse

Reading Time: 2 minutes National Ribbon Skirt Day in Canada is a day that celebrates the beauty and cultural significance of the ribbon skirt, a traditional garment worn by many Indigenous peoples in Canada. Isabella Kulak, a Cree artist and designer based in Toronto, is one of the leading advocates for the promotion and celebration of National Ribbon Skirt Read More…

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Canadian Government Reaches Agreement To Settle Percival Class Action Lawsuit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Indigenous people in Canada have a long history of being forcibly removed from their homes and communities, and being placed in boarding schools or other institutional settings such as Residential and Day Schools. In recent years, many indigenous people have come forward to speak about the abuse and trauma they experienced while living in these Read More…

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Canada’s Indigenous Treaty Rights Are Constitutional Rights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous treaty rights in Canada are the rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples to lands, resources, and self-determination as set out in treaties with the Crown. These treaty rights are recognized and protected under the Constitution Act of 1982 and are considered a fundamental part of Canada’s legal and political landscape. Despite this Read More…

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Winnipeg Police Charge Jeremy Skibicki In Serial Killing Of 4 Indigenous Women

Reading Time: 3 minutes Skibicki was arrested on May 14, 2022, and is being detained on first-degree murder charges Late Thursday afternoon, Winnipeg Police Services Homicide Unit confirmed a 35-year-old male, Jeremy Anthony Michael Skibicki, of Winnipeg, currently detained for First Degree Murder for the death of 24-year-old Rebecca Contois, was also responsible for the murders of Morgan Beatrice Read More…

Trudeau Meets With The Community Of James Smith Cree Nation
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Trudeau Meets With The Community Of James Smith Cree Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes $62.5 million in funding announced for mental health For several days in September of 2022, the small First Nations community of the James Smith Cree Nation was rocked by multiple stabbings at the hands of two brothers, Damien Sanderson and Miles Sanderson. The stabbings resulting the death of 11 people and numerous injuries.   According to Read More…

Anishnabe Food Security Threatened By Sport Hunting and Irresponsible Forestry In Western Quebec
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Anishnabe Food Security Threatened By Sport Hunting and Irresponsible Forestry In Western Quebec

Reading Time: 2 minutes By: Anishnabe Moose Committee A new grassroots-led research report reveals that moose in Anishnabe (Algonquin) territory are being threatened by unsustainable sport hunting and irresponsible logging. In light of this research, the Anishnabe Moose Committee, which has led the research process, is calling for the continuation of the sport hunt moratorium in La Verendrye Wildlife Read More…

Prince Edward Island and First Nations sign Treaty Education MOU
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Prince Edward Island and First Nations sign Treaty Education MOU

Reading Time: 2 minutes Signators, Jenene Wooldridge, Executive Director of L’nuey – Premier Dennis King, Minister responsible for Indigenous Relations – Chief Darlene Bernard of Lennox Island First Nation The Government of Prince Edward Island recently entered into a Treaty Education Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, represented by Chief Junior Gould of Abegweit First Read More…

Cathy Merrick Elected First Female Manitoba Grand Chief
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Cathy Merrick Elected First Female Manitoba Grand Chief

Reading Time: < 1 minute Merrick’s historic win ends toxic allegations of sexual misconduct against women in the organization Last night, Cathy Merrick, former Chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, Cross Lake, in Northern Manitoba, won the election for the newest Manitoba Grand Chief. Incumbent Grand Chief Arlen Dumas was removed for the accusations of multiple sexual abuse claims earlier in Read More…

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Skylene Gladue, Setting The Fashion World On Fire With Nipîy Iskwew Designs

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nipîy Iskwew Designs is the hottest brand in clothing across Canada If you were to ask people where is home to the hottest emerging fashion designer in the world, they would likely respond Paris, London, Milan or New York, but they would be wrong. The hottest emerging fashion designer is a Canadian named Ms. Skylene Read More…

Racism Played A Part In The Death Of Indigenous Woman Joyce Echaquan
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Racism Played A Part In The Death Of Indigenous Woman Joyce Echaquan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec still has a problem coming to grips it has a problem with racism against its Indigenous people It has been exactly two years since the Quebec health care providers mistreated Joyce Echaquan, a woman of the Atikamekw Nation, who shortly died from not receiving proper medical attention.  On September 26, 2020, Echaquan was admitted Read More…

Search For Unmarked Graves Begins On Former Norway House Residential School Sites
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Search For Unmarked Graves Begins On Former Norway House Residential School Sites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ground Penetrating Radar will be used in the three-phase process Norway House Cree Nation (N.H.C.N.) will begin its search for unmarked graves on two former residential school grounds with a traditional ceremony and blessing of the land. A sacred fire was lit on Sunday, September 18 and will remain lit until the ground search begins Read More…

MKO Demands "Top Priority" for First Nation Food Hunt
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MKO Demands “Top Priority” for First Nation Food Hunt

Reading Time: 2 minutes MKO Calls on Manitoba to Cancel Licenced Moose Hunting in the MKO Region Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – The Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. has issued the third demand in nine months to the Manitoba Premier and responsible Ministers that Manitoba recognize the constitutionally-protected right of a “top priority” of First Nations Read More…

2 Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards, A Huge Success
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2 Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show, A Huge Success

Reading Time: 4 minutes The awards are a celebration of the beauty of Hip Hop and the contribution to the culture by the Indigenous community The second annual International Hip Hop Awards Show hosted in Winnipeg was another success. A massive win for Hip Hop, an enormous victory for Indigenous culture. The inaugural award show was initially scheduled to Read More…

Ahousaht First Nation First Nation Gets Clean Drinking Water
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Ahousaht First Nation First Nation Gets Clean Drinking Water

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ahousaht First Nation people celebrate the completion of their new wastewater treatment plant 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 can last three weeks without food but Read More…

Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin, First Indigenous Judge Nominated To Canada's Supreme Court
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Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin, First Indigenous Judge Nominated To Canada’s Supreme Court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Honourable Michelle O’Bonsawin is a fluently bilingual Franco-Ontarian, she is an Abenaki member of the Odanak First Nation. Since the inception of the Canadian Supreme Court in 1875, there has never been a Justice appointed from the Indigenous Community. It is saddening to know in its 147 years of existence; it has taken this long Read More…

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SABE, An Indigenous-led, Trauma-Informed Project Launches in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village

Reading Time: 2 minutes SABE, An Indigenous-led, Trauma-Informed Project Launches in Winnipeg’s Osborne Village A new provincially funded pilot project with the purpose of providing trauma-informed support and safety services was started today to Winnipeg’s Osborne Village. SABE Peace Walkers will be leading the project with the team focusing on Indigenous-led non-violent crisis interventions. A trauma-informed approach will be Read More…

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Canada Settles Historic Land Claims Case With The Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Over 100 years have passed since this wrong took place and before the community received recognition, acknowledgement, and replacement resources for the lands taken.” A settlement has been reached between Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Government of Canada covering the 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim today, announced by Chief Kelly Wolfe and Read More…

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Storm, An Indigenous-Focused Basketball Club Shapes Tomorrow’s Leaders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Culley Kipling aims to provide young Indigenous boys with leadership skills through basketball to help them become strong and resilient men. Culley Kipling started the Junior Storm Basketball Program as part of the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreational Council (MASRC), to connect with Indigenous youth throughout the city and from rural Manitoba. He aims to Read More…