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  • Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care

    Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care

    OTTAWA — Three national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on Monday. The Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis National Council and the Government of Canada say they are working together to improve early learning and child

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  • Human remains to be finally returned

    Human remains to be finally returned

    BOISE — The ancestral remains of some indigenous people found in Idaho are going to be returned to present day Native American tribes. Some of the remains were found in a small cave in Montana in the 1920s. A second discovery was made in the Boise National Forest in 1989. Federal officials say they’ve contacted

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  • Officer held hostage released from hospital

    Officer held hostage released from hospital

    BARRIE — Ontario says a corrections officer that was taken hostage by several inmates at the Kenora jail on Friday has been released. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says the officer was taken to hospital for an assessment. First responders and staff at the jail worked throughout Friday to assist in the

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  • Ancient ship wreckage discovered

    Ancient ship wreckage discovered

    BARRIE — An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship in Georgian Bay that disappeared more than 100 years ago. Officials say the ship vanished during a storm in 1906 with 30 people onboard. Only one persons body was found after that storm. Researchers have been looking for the wreckage for

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  • Man self-inflicts stab wound after argument with roommate

    Man self-inflicts stab wound after argument with roommate

    SIX NATIONS – Six Nations Police attended a First Line Road address Monday afternoon in response to a report of a man who had been stabbed in the chest. There they found a 48 year old male with an 18 inch machete sticking out of his torso, approximately 8-10 inches inside the male’s stomach. Police

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  • Police seeking suspect who fled crash scene

    Police seeking suspect who fled crash scene

    SIX NATIONS: Six Nations Police say they are looking for information after a woman was sideswiped on Sixth Line Monday evening. The woman was travelling on Sixth Line, west of Onondaga Road when she said she was hit by another vehicle that crossed the centre lane. The woman, who was travelling with her infant child,

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  • Who benefits when the AFN speaks on behalf of us all?

    Who benefits when the AFN speaks on behalf of us all?

    Mainstream media, Indian and Northern Affairs and the Assembly of First Nations are complicit in their attempt to take the last strongholds of the original people of this land. In the recent AFN forum, Ontario chiefs called for a “halt” to the Recognition of Rights and Implementation Framework legislation currently being proposed by Trudeau’s Liberal

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  • Canada says B.C. Indigenous basket making an event of historic significance

    Canada says B.C. Indigenous basket making an event of historic significance

    VICTORIA — Matilda Borden liked to pour a cup of tea to display her basket making expertise, proving her cups made from material gathered in British Columbia’s forests were watertight, says her granddaughter Brenda Crabtree. Not one drop would leak, recalls Crabtree, who is also a basket-making artist and Aboriginal programs director at Emily Carr

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  • Historicity reaches the Woodland Cultural Centre

    Historicity reaches the Woodland Cultural Centre

    BRANTFORD — The Woodland Cultural Centre [WCC] opened its newest glimpse into history with the Historicity Exhibit by New York based Artist Alan Michelson in the evening of Saturday, September 15. Michelson, an internationally recognized artist, lecturer, curator, writer and Six Nations member, presented the collection of works as part of new and recent new-media

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  • Jeremy Dutcher wins Polaris prize for ‘Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’

    Jeremy Dutcher wins Polaris prize for ‘Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’

    TORONTO — Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.” The project, which is performed in the Wolastoq language, was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit. The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize and heightened awareness for their

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