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Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Liberals table bill to implement UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UN declaration affirms the rights of Indigenous Peoples to self-determination and also spells out the need for free, prior and informed consent from Indigenous Peoples on anything that infringes on their lands or rights.
Fort Chipewyan's stop signs now in Cree, Dene and English; similar signs going up across RMWB

Fort Chipewyan's stop signs now in Cree, Dene and English; similar signs going up across RMWB

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), three-quarters of Indigenous languages in Canada are “definitely,” “severely” or “critically” endangered.
First Nations control of education will require radically different systems than what’s gone before

First Nations control of education will require radically different systems than what’s gone before

This is the first time IKWC has administered the grants, which are provided by Indigenous Services Canada and directed by the Assembly of First Nations’ National Indian Education Council. 
Trudeau says $542M bound for Indigenous bodies to set up child-welfare services

Trudeau says $542M bound for Indigenous bodies to set up child-welfare services

OTTAWA — The federal government is sending $542 million to Indigenous groups to help them set up welfare services for children and families, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Ntlaka'pamux playwright Tara Beagan wins $100K Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

Ntlaka'pamux playwright Tara Beagan wins $100K Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

A playwright, actor, director, dramaturge and producer, Beagan is currently the playwright-in-residence at Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange.
New $5 bill could feature local historical leader

New $5 bill could feature local historical leader

Isapo-muxika or Sahpo Muxika, known more commonly as Crowfoot, was born circa 1830 near Belly River, Alta. and died April 25, 1890 near Blackfoot Crossing.
Indigenous Man Protests Ring Road Construction Over Family’s Home

Indigenous Man Protests Ring Road Construction Over Family’s Home

26-year-old Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse took to the podium to express his family’s sense of loss after they were kicked out of their home in 2014 to make way for the road,
Fort Chipewyan opens solar farm designed to provide 25 per cent of community's power

Fort Chipewyan opens solar farm designed to provide 25 per cent of community's power

The solar farm project was completed on time and under budget, with funding backed by federal and provincial grants totalling $7.8 million.
Ottawa Allocates More Covid Relief Funding For Alberta And Saskatchewan First Nations

Ottawa Allocates More Covid Relief Funding For Alberta And Saskatchewan First Nations

 The Ministers mentioned that Indigenous people living in urban areas within Manitoba were reported to have had showed high rates of COVID, as well as a disproportionate number of First Nations individuals in hospital and intensive-care units.
Yoko Ono’s Siksika collaborator creates a waterbed for Alberta premier to lie in

Yoko Ono’s Siksika collaborator creates a waterbed for Alberta premier to lie in

In 1971 Ono, political activist, artist and wife of now late John Lennon of Beatles fame, held her first museum exhibition in which she invited more than 120 participants to produce a water sculpture.