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  • Sexual assault investigations at hydroelectric project alarming: chief

    Sexual assault investigations at hydroelectric project alarming: chief

    WINNIPEG _ The grand chief who represents First Nations in northern Manitoba says it’s alarming that RCMP have investigated nine sexual assault allegations at one power station construction site. Garrison Settee expects the number could be higher, but says many Indigenous people do no report to police because other alleged assaults linked to Manitoba Hydro

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  • New trial for man who killed roommate over alleged relationship with teen

    New trial for man who killed roommate over alleged relationship with teen

    TORONTO — A new trial has been ordered for an Ontario man who beat his roommate to death with a hammer in a drunken confrontation over the other man’s alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl. Toby Land appealed his second-degree murder conviction in the May 2009 killing of Dominic Doyon, arguing the judge was

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  • Indigenous complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police

    Indigenous complaints about pipeline builder to be probed by government, police

    The British Columbia government says it will inspect the site of a planned natural gas pipeline southwest of Houston following allegations that the company building the project is violating its permits. Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and supporters have alleged that Coastal GasLink is engaging in construction activity without an archaeological impact assessment and

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  • Indian Act to blame for pipeline gridlock in northern B.C.: federal minister

    Indian Act to blame for pipeline gridlock in northern B.C.: federal minister

    VANCOUVER _ Canada’s minister of Crown-Indigenous relations is pointing her finger at the Indian Act for creating a gridlock in northern British Columbia where some hereditary clan chiefs say a liquefied natural gas pipeline doesn’t have their consent. Carolyn Bennett would not say whether she believes the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have

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  • United Nations Declares 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

    United Nations Declares 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

    Indigenous languages matter for development, good governance, peace building and reconciliation. Indigenous languages represent complex systems of knowledge developed and accumulated over thousands of years. Local languages are cultural treasures; they are repositories of diversity and key resources for understanding local environments and harnessing their potential to the best advantage of local populations, as well

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  • Some Alberta minor hockey players getting heat for Indigenous locker room dance

    Some Alberta minor hockey players getting heat for Indigenous locker room dance

    FORT MCMURRAY —  The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association has apologized after a video of three players doing an Indigenous dance in a locker room caused an uproar. In the video, a boy is seen beating his hockey stick against a trash can lid as he and others jump around and shout to Indigenous music.

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  • SN River Rats come home Champs

    SN River Rats come home Champs

    LAS VEGAS — The Six Nations River Rats participated in a full weekend of hard fought lacrosse with the Rats coming away 5-0 and as Champions of the Sin City Box Classic hosted in Nevada. They defeated the B.C. Kings 12-1, the Sin City LC 16-6, and the Alberta Oil 17-2 before heading into semi-finals

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  • Exciting match up for the Snipers

    Exciting match up for the Snipers

    SIX NATIONS — Finding an “edge of your seat” lacrosse game during the winter months is something that might have been difficult in the past. But with the onset of the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL), the representing Six Nations Snipers and their opponents, the Paris RiverWolves, were Abel to give a great showing this past

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  • Seniors can benefit most from marijuana use

    Seniors can benefit most from marijuana use

    By Jim Windle SIX NATIONS — “The marked rise in senior cannabis use is because they are the demographic who can benefit from it most,” says Colorado marijuana researcher and columnist. “In fact, there are many ways cannabis therapy can help seniors live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.” But it is also the demographic

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  • Brayden Bushby to stand trial for 2nd degree murder of Barbara Kentner

    Brayden Bushby to stand trial for 2nd degree murder of Barbara Kentner

    THUNDER BAY — A man who killed an indigenous woman in a targeted act of violence in Thunder Bay has been ordered to stand trial in her death. Brayden Bushby, now 20 years old, was charged initially with assault in the February 2017 attack on Barbara Ketner after he threw a trailer hitch out of

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