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Indigenous Voices Awards release short list of emerging writers

Indigenous Voices Awards release short list of emerging writers

 

B.C. Justice Thomas Berger, chairman of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Commission ,is photographed in May, 1977. Berger, a British Columbia politician, lawyer, judge and commissioner whose work led Canada to recognize Aboriginal title to land, has died at the age of 88. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

‘Great champion of Indigenous Peoples,’ B.C. judge, politician, Thomas Berger dies

‘Great champion of Indigenous Peoples,’ B.C. judge, politician, Thomas Berger dies

 

The memorial display in the Samson Cree Nation band office window. (Photo courtesy of Samson Cree Nation)

Samson Cree Nation memorial display honours murder victim Billie Johnson

By Chevi Rabbit/Black Press News Services Samson Cree Nation (SCN) erected a…

  • Apr 28, 2021

 

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference Friday April 16, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

$18B Indigenous spending in Budget 2021 meant for short-term gaps: Miller

Includes a three-year investment to improve access to justice

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference Friday April 16, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she wait to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa, March 10, 2020. Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a proposed new law to harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People could affect future development projects and government decisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds pressed to define ‘free, prior and informed consent’ in UNDRIP bill

UNDRIP bill mandates government adopt more inclusive approach

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett takes her seat as she wait to appear before the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee in Ottawa, March 10, 2020. Federal officials are facing calls for greater clarity on how a proposed new law to harmonize Canada’s laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People could affect future development projects and government decisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election

Owner and operator Tracey Klettl said people — many of them from outside of Canada — from all walks of life have come to Painted Warrior Ranch ranch to learn about Indigenous culture and outdoors skills. Photo contributed

People from all walks of life reconnect with the land at central Alberta ranch

Visitors to central Alberta’s Painted Warrior Ranch leave different people than when…

Owner and operator Tracey Klettl said people — many of them from outside of Canada — from all walks of life have come to Painted Warrior Ranch ranch to learn about Indigenous culture and outdoors skills. Photo contributed
CMA president-elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine, the Alberta-based inventor of the Safespace app that allows people to report experiences of racism within B.C.’s health-care sector. (Canadian Medical Association)

Alberta doctor creates ‘safe space’ for Indigenous patients to report racism in health care

Data collected from anonymous reports will help identify hotspots in the province, drive solutions for change

CMA president-elect Dr. Alika Lafontaine, the Alberta-based inventor of the Safespace app that allows people to report experiences of racism within B.C.’s health-care sector. (Canadian Medical Association)
A MMIWG2ST rally is set for March 27 for Red Deer at Coronation Park. (Photo from Facebook)
A MMIWG2ST rally is set for March 27 for Red Deer at Coronation Park. (Photo from Facebook)
Debbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie, holds a photo of her son during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Debbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie, holds a photo of her son during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People take part in a protest called 'Justice for Joyce' in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, where they demanded Justice for Joyce Echaquan and an end to systemic racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Health authority fires Quebec nurses accused of mocking Indigenous patient

Health authority fires Quebec nurses accused of mocking Indigenous patient

People take part in a protest called 'Justice for Joyce' in Montreal, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, where they demanded Justice for Joyce Echaquan and an end to systemic racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Conservative member of Parliament Michael Cooper holds a press conference as he is joined virtually by fellow members of Parliament, Canadian geriatricians, mental health professionals and Indigenous leaders in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, regarding the Senate amendments to Bill C-7, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Address anti-Indigenous racism in health care before expanding MAID: advocates, MP

OTTAWA — The federal government should not expand access to medical assistance…

Conservative member of Parliament Michael Cooper holds a press conference as he is joined virtually by fellow members of Parliament, Canadian geriatricians, mental health professionals and Indigenous leaders in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, regarding the Senate amendments to Bill C-7, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
ndigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The federal government will work with Indigenous leaders to co-develop legislation aimed at giving First Nations, Metis and Inuit people control over the delivery of health care in their communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds launch process to develop legislation on Indigenous-controlled health care

Task complicated by the fact that delivery of health care is jealously guarded by provinces

ndigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The federal government will work with Indigenous leaders to co-develop legislation aimed at giving First Nations, Metis and Inuit people control over the delivery of health care in their communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A carved stone pillar is shown in this July 2020 handout photo. The Royal B.C. Museum says it has confirmed a carved stone pillar found at low tide on a beach in Victoria last summer is an Indigenous artifact. The museum says in a news release it will work with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations to determine the most suitable home for the pillar carved with the features of a face. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Royal BC Museum, Grant Keddie

Carved stone pillar found on B.C. beach identified as Indigenous artifact

Museum working with Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations

A carved stone pillar is shown in this July 2020 handout photo. The Royal B.C. Museum says it has confirmed a carved stone pillar found at low tide on a beach in Victoria last summer is an Indigenous artifact. The museum says in a news release it will work with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations to determine the most suitable home for the pillar carved with the features of a face. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Royal BC Museum, Grant Keddie
Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer says she made a mistake in naming the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi as part of her ancestry without formally verifying it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer addresses questions about her Indigenous ancestry

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer addresses questions about her Indigenous ancestry

Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is photographed in Toronto, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Latimer says she made a mistake in naming the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi as part of her ancestry without formally verifying it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Justice Murray Sinclair, centre, and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild, left, and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada's residential school system, in Ottawa on December 15, 2015. Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report, Commissioners Sen. Murray Sinclair, Wilton Littlechild and Marie Wilson are coming together to voice their concerns on the slow pace of reconciliation in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Reconciliation delayed and anti-Indigenous racism rising: TRC commissioners

Reconciliation delayed and anti-Indigenous racism rising: TRC commissioners

Justice Murray Sinclair, centre, and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild, left, and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada's residential school system, in Ottawa on December 15, 2015. Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report, Commissioners Sen. Murray Sinclair, Wilton Littlechild and Marie Wilson are coming together to voice their concerns on the slow pace of reconciliation in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this file photo, Justice Murray Sinclair (centre) and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild (left) and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada’s residential school system, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this file photo, Justice Murray Sinclair (centre) and Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild (left) and Marie Wilson pull back a blanket to unveil the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the history of Canada’s residential school system, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. She is encouraged by the opportunity to bring an issue crucial to her and other Native women to a major network, she said, calling producers sincere in their efforts. (Tony Butler via AP)

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

‘Big Sky’ stumbles in addressing Native American criticism

Native American actress Stefany Mathias poses for a photo in Vernon, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2020. ABC’s “Big Sky” is struggling to address Native American criticism of the drama series. Mathias was hired for the role and asked to act as a consultant, which she said included reviewing set decorations. She is encouraged by the opportunity to bring an issue crucial to her and other Native women to a major network, she said, calling producers sincere in their efforts. (Tony Butler via AP)
Arlen Dumas, grand chief of the Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs, speaks during an Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Regina on Thursday, July 27, 2017. As a second wave of COVID-19 washes over the First Nations population with disproportionate and deadly impacts, leaders and health professionals are facing an extra challenge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Gaining trust: History of Indigenous experiments poses challenge in COVID health

Gaining trust: History of Indigenous experiments poses challenge in COVID health

Arlen Dumas, grand chief of the Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs, speaks during an Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Regina on Thursday, July 27, 2017. As a second wave of COVID-19 washes over the First Nations population with disproportionate and deadly impacts, leaders and health professionals are facing an extra challenge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Justice Minister David Lametti arrives for a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday November 26, 2020. The Liberal government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation today to enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bill to enshrine UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation today…

Justice Minister David Lametti arrives for a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday November 26, 2020. The Liberal government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation today to enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld