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New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

VANCOUVER — A new reality show is inviting Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to a group of sharp-toothed investors.
Indigenous inmates face high rates of COVID-19 in federal prisons

Indigenous inmates face high rates of COVID-19 in federal prisons

OTTAWA — Indigenous federal inmates are infected with COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. Correctional Service Canada said Wednesday that as of Jan. 10, there are 207 active COVID-19 cases among inmates in federal penitentiaries.
Court finds Métis Nation of Alberta not the lone voice for off-settlement Métis, sides with province

Court finds Métis Nation of Alberta not the lone voice for off-settlement Métis, sides with province

"The requested declaratory relief (by MNA) requesting Alberta to continue negotiations … is coercive in nature as it seeks to compel Alberta to enter a negotiation process,” ~ wrote Justice Bernette Ho.
Indigenous mentoring event to include Starbucks career information

Indigenous mentoring event to include Starbucks career information

Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees will share personal stories and offer advice on how to succeed in the working world.
Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces 2022 Grand Chief

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces 2022 Grand Chief

Chief George Arcand Jr., current chief of Alexander First Nation and former CEO for Fort McKay First Nation, is the new Grand Chief.
Every Child Matters game hosted by Calgary’s WHL squad postponed until March

Every Child Matters game hosted by Calgary’s WHL squad postponed until March

Event that celebrates Blackfoot culture re-scheduled amidst growing COVID cases.
'He was a champion of Indigenous artists': Community mourns First Nations musician

'He was a champion of Indigenous artists': Community mourns First Nations musician

WINNIPEG — Family, friends and the music industry in Manitoba are in mourning after multi-award-winning First Nations musician Vince Fontaine died suddenly this week.
First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

A First Nation in Alberta says it's been nearly three months since it was supposed to take legal control of its own child welfare but the provincial government won't recognize the arrangement made possible by federal legislation.
Cree Leaders discuss the powerful role of oskâpêwis men in Cree society

Cree Leaders discuss the powerful role of oskâpêwis men in Cree society

“Our Elders were wise and they saw the good in people. They could see the good in a Cree man and see his potential in being an iskpew." ~ Carl Rabbit.
Federal Government Reaches Agreement In Indigenous Child Welfare Settlement

Federal Government Reaches Agreement In Indigenous Child Welfare Settlement

After months of negotiation, a settlement has been reached in-principle.