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[l] at 1/20/22 1:54pm
Kyana Kingbird, a fancy shawl dancer from Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) First Nation in New Brunswick, has been chosen for a creative mentorship program with the Toronto Raptors. 

[Author: Renée Lilley] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/20/22 10:56am
A park in Burlington, Ont., previously named after one of the architects of the residential school system, has been renamed to Sweetgrass Park.

[Author: Bobby Hristova] [Category: News/Canada/Hamilton]

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[l] at 1/20/22 10:45am
The total number of hospitalizations for people on First Nations due to COVID-19 has increased by 54 since Jan. 11, and there are 15 more deaths since last week.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/19/22 9:52pm
The Nanwakolas Council, which represents four First Nations, and Western Forest Products have agreed to ban old-growth logging in a section of forest north of Campbell River, for two years.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/British Columbia]

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[l] at 1/19/22 6:01pm
First Nations people in Manitoba account for 25 per cent of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the province, and 40 per cent of cases in ICU as of Jan. 18, according to the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Co-ordination Team.

[Author: Lenard Monkman] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/19/22 3:51pm
Councillors met this morning in light of the chief public health officer's announcement that they are seeing a “significant increase” in cases in the community, but stopped short of declaring a voluntary lockdown.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/North]

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[l] at 1/19/22 3:35pm
Drum group Northern Cree is being spotlighted as one of this year's online performances in NPR's Tiny Desk meets globalFest series. 

[Author: Rhiannon Johnson] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/19/22 2:00am
A new interactive map created by a Mi'kmaq rights advocacy group is highlighting the continued presence of Indigenous people in New Brunswick and their original names for important locations. 

[Author: Oscar Baker III] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:39pm
Students in much of the Northwest Territories are learning from home this week, and that means a return of some unusual homework for families at Chief Sunrise School in Hay River.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/North]

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:26pm
In a bid to minimize outbreaks that could overload the health care system and maintain basic and essential services in communities, the Nunavik health board is moving all communities in the northern Quebec region to the highest COVID-19 alert level.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/North]

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[l] at 1/18/22 7:00am
The federal government is providing Nunavut with three nurses and nine contact tracers to help handle the wave of COVID-19 that is spreading across the territory.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/North]

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[l] at 1/18/22 5:00am
A Cree tattoo artist and entrepreneur is offering aspiring artists in Alberta an opportunity to learn the industry through a post-secondary program.

[Author: Lenard Monkman] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/18/22 2:00am
Kastoslote Elijah, a teen from Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ont., was born deaf, so online learning during the pandemic came with unique challenges. However, she remained committed to her goal of getting into post-secondary school. 

[Author: Renée Lilley] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/18/22 2:00am
Three children died in a house fire in Sandy Lake First Nation in Ontario last week, prompting calls for action and not just "more talk" when it comes to getting northern communities the firefighting resources they need.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/Thunder Bay]

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[l] at 1/17/22 8:20pm
On Thursday, a Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench order approved a settlement agreement of $85.5 million for anyone who owned real or personal property off nearby Lake St. Martin First Nation and within a 30-kilometre radius of the lake that was damaged by the 2011 floods.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/Manitoba]

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[l] at 1/17/22 9:19am
An institute on Manitoulin Island is now accredited and is working to develop and offer post-secondary education, focusing on Anishinaabe culture.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/Sudbury]

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[l] at 1/17/22 5:00am
Northern Indigenous communities often have higher rates of COVID-19 than the rest of the province. There are fewer active cases now, but it's not expected to last long.

[Author: Dayne Patterson] [Category: News/Canada/Saskatchewan]

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[l] at 1/16/22 4:58pm
About 100 people gathered at The Forks on Sunday to pay tribute to a beloved member of Manitoba's music community who passed away recently.

[Author: CBC News] [Category: News/Canada/Manitoba]

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[l] at 1/16/22 10:17am
Vigils popped up across the Yukon Saturday to remember those who died from opioids or illicit drugs. Organizers are drafting a petition asking the territory declare a state of emergency.

[Author: Anna Desmarais] [Category: News/Canada/North]

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[l] at 1/16/22 2:00am
For five decades Barbara Nolan has put her life into preserving Anishnaabemowin, and she was recently recognized for her efforts by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

[Author: Rhiannon Johnson] [Category: News/Indigenous]

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[l] at 1/15/22 3:00pm
B.C. environmental groups and the Tŝilhqot’in First Nation are expressing alarm and outrage in the wake of a report suggesting B.C. salmon populations may be hurt by fishing in Alaskan waters.

[Author: Liam Britten] [Category: News/Canada/British Columbia]

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