UVic's Indigenous governance program under 3rd-party probe

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The University of Victoria has asked two experts in conflict resolution, lateral violence and trauma to lead a review of its Indigenous governance program, CBC News has learned.​




Regina teachers receive Governor General's History Award for treaty teachings

Leia Laing and Naomi Fortier-Freçon

Two teachers from Regina were honoured in Ottawa Wednesday for their work on treaty education in the province.




Sask. woman pleased her brother's story heard by national MMIWG inquiry

Colleen Whitedeer

The families gathered this week in Saskatoon at the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls all have stories loss and pain. Colleen Whitedeer is one of those family members. But her story is different.




Search underway for man and child who set out from Igloolik by snowmobile

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A man and a 13-year-old boy went missing in blizzard conditions while travelling to Hall Beach by snowmobile late Sunday night.




'She was planning my birthday': Mother of slain Indigenous woman to speak at MMIWG inquiry

Kelly Goforth - homicide victim Regina

Maxine Goforth, mother of slain Indigenous woman Kelly Goforth, will speak and tell her daughter's story at the MMIWG inquiry in Saskatoon. Maxine spoke with CBC to talk about her daughter and the support she has received.




Health Canada doesn't know if its dental programs benefit Indigenous Canadians: report

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Auditor General Michael Ferguson says First Nations and Inuit populations have nearly twice as much dental disease as other Canadians.




'It's a relief to tell these stories': Grief, anger at MMIWG inquiry in Saskatoon

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One family has submitted a list of nine recommendations to the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as a way to prevent future tragedies.




Indigenous kids largely apprehended because of poverty, says former child protection worker

Portia Larlee

A former child protection worker, once with the Ministry of Child and Family Development, says, in her experience, Indigenous children are largely being apprehended due to poverty, and their parents are being over policed when trying to reunite with them.




Indigenous activist demands transparency from Thunderchild First Nation

Harrison Thunderchild

Harrison Thunderchild went to Regina's Court of Queen’s Bench Tuesday demanding that Thunderchild First Nation disclose chief and council compensation, as well as basic financial documents as required by the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.




New project takes aim at youth Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton

Nikina Ranger

A new pilot project launched Tuesday in Hamilton is aimed specifically at Indigenous youth who are without a stable place to live.




'A human request for justice:' Lawyer receives award for career dedicated to Mi'kmaq treaty rights

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Bruce Wildsmith, a non-Indigenous lawyer, was lauded for his career in treaty-related and Indigenous rights cases by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Paqtnkek First Nation.




Muskrat Falls inquiry 'very much about money' and 'not about people,' says Indigenous group advocate

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"Trying to get this dam on the Churchill rivers is something that pretty much every premier since Confederation has dreamed about doing."




Rodeo goes beyond sport for Sask. Indigenous family

Trinity Bear

The roots of rodeo run deep for Nicole Bear's family, and the practice goes beyond a sport and into the spiritual.




Liberal government backs bill that demands full implementation of UN Indigenous rights declaration

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Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government will back a bill that calls for the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a move that could have wide-ranging consequences in Canadian law.




Another lawyer quits MMIWG inquiry as resignations, firings mount

Joseph Murdoch-Flowers

Another lawyer for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls has resigned.




B.C. First Nations warn Site C approval could lead to billion dollar treaty violation

Roland Willson

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have warned they will launch a 'billion-dollar lawsuit' testing whether the Site C dam violates the 1899 Treaty No. 8 agreement if the project is approved by B.C.'s NDP government.




'Treated like a criminal': Yukon Indigenous woman accuses Vancouver Denny's of racism

Helaina Moses

Helaina Moses and her boyfriend went for a bite to eat after a night on the town, and were told to pay upfront. 'It kind of felt like they were assuming we didn't have the money to pay for our food because of our skin colour.'




Indigenous families in Saskatchewan begin testifying as MMIWG hearings starts

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In what promises to be an emotional three days in Saskatoon, testimony at the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is underway, following opening remarks from lead commissioner Marion Buller.




Survivors unite to provide MMIWG inquiry aftercare

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Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre will be offering support services throughout inquiry.




MMIWG inquiry staff's top priority is to protect commissioners from criticism: leaked email

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Shortly after she was hired, the new executive director for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls sent an email to all staff that one former staffers describes as "unnerving."




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