WAG opens its largest contemporary Indigenous art exhibition yet

Julie Nagam

An art exhibition spanning 10,000 square feet and featuring everything from live tattooing to BDSM beadwork is now open, the culmination of two years of work.

'Our people were experimented on': Indigenous sanatorium survivors recall medical tests

Florence Genaille

Florence Genaille was just a little girl in a Brandon sanitorium when doctors bound her to a gurney, pumped her body with electric currents and then took notes as her fingers curled, her arms shook and her neck strained backwards.

Missing and murdered inquiry sparks Edmonton police review of unsolved homicides

Det. Ryan Tebb

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has sparked a review of unsolved homicide and missing-person files in Edmonton.

Missing and murdered inquiry commissioners to review police conduct and 'investigate the investigations'

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The chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says she has assembled a team of forensic investigators who are reviewing the activity of some Canadian police forces.

Wab Kinew reveals his inner circle, Manitoba Opposition critics

Wab Kinew reveals critics for NDP

Rookie Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has revealed who will serve as critics for Manitoba's Official Opposition.

Indigenous groups want Manitoban in MMIWG inquiry leadership

Sheila North Wilson

Four Indigenous groups are calling on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to have Manitoba representation on its executive and to create a regional subcommission.

Canada is 'work in progress,' Justin Trudeau tells UN General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly

Describing Canada as a "work in progress," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells the UN about the country's failures and mistakes in its historical relationship with Indigenous people and his hope to right the wrongs of the past.

Traditional Indigenous food in a hospital? That's the plan for new N.W.T. facility

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Traditional food will be widely available to patients and part of the menu at the new Stanton Territorial Hospital, expanding on offerings currently only available by request, N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy pledged.

Wab Kinew allegations turning into 'witch hunt,' Senator Murray Sinclair says

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Senator Murray Sinclair says the controversy over accusations of domestic violence against Wab Kinew, the newly elected leader of the Manitoba NDP, is turning into a “witch hunt.”

'Safe, reliable and affordable': New bus service aims to make notorious Highway of Tears less dangerous

Highway of Tears bus

Two new subsidized bus routes on B.C.'s Highway 16 aim to reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, affordable transit along the notorious stretch known as the Highway of Tears, where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered.

Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

Bernard Andreason, then and now

In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.

'It's achieving a balance,' says newest of 4 female chiefs in 10 Quebec Cree communities

Christina Gilpin

The election of Christina Gilpin as chief of Wemindji has moved the leadership of Quebec's Cree communities close to gender parity.

Chicago museum gets 'cultural repatriation' award for returning Inuit remains to Labrador

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A renowned American museum and an Inuit government have received an award for returning Inuit remains that had been dug up and taken for scientific study.

Niki Ashton, Jagmeet Singh at odds over domestic abuse allegations in Manitoba NDP

Jagmeet Sing, Niki Ashton

NDP leadership candidates Niki Ashton and Jagmeet Singh have been ensnared by a controversy over accusations of domestic violence against the new leader of the provincial party in Manitoba.

B.C. Treaty Commission aims to have 14 treaties signed in 2 years

BC treaty commission aims for 14 new treaties

The B.C. Treaty Commission says the political climate in the province and federally is ripe for pushing ahead stalled treaty negotiations.

Manitoba offers land to Indigenous community forced to relocate in 1950s

Sayisi Dene

A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back.

2017 edition of Turtle Island Reads celebrates the best in Indigenous Canadian writing

Turtle Island Reads

Indigenous authors and stories took centre stage Wednesday night with the 2nd annual edition of Turtle Island Reads.

Lynn Beyak removed from all Senate committees

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Sen. Lynn Beyak has been removed from all Senate committees, a week after a series of controversial remarks about First Nations people came to light.

Winnipeg mayor says he believes Wab Kinew's apologies are sincere

Brian Bowman

Mayor Brian Bowman says he believes new Manitoba NDP leader and former mayoral advisor Wab Kinew is sincere when he expresses regret for his past.

New post-secondary program puts Inuit youth in touch with their culture

Paasa Lemire

Nunavik Sivunitsavut is the first program of its kind in Quebec. The post-secondary program focuses on teaching an Inuit language, humanities, government relations and physical education, all from an Inuit perspective.

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