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  • Newest Releases by Indigenous artists

    Newest Releases by Indigenous artists

    Four releases by indigenous artists have garnered attention in the musical sphere as several are re-entering the ground they’ve already broken with previous accomplishments, including Murray Porter and Derek Miller. “In the spirit of righteous grass roots action, STAND UP!, Porter’s third feature album was made with honest musical labour, community loyalty and undying passions

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  • First contemporary indigenous designer to have work worn at the Oscars

    First contemporary indigenous designer to have work worn at the Oscars

    MANDAREE – Norma Baker Flying Horse became the first indigenous contemporary dress designer to have one of her fashion designs worn at the Academy Awards show just last month. Flying Horse, owner of Red Berry Woman, which is a fashion designing business at Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, dressed Alice

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie getting Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame honour

    Buffy Sainte Marie getting Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame honour

    TORONTO — Buffy Sainte-Marie is set to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Organizers say the acclaimed singer-songwriter will receive the honour at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto on April 1. Sainte-Marie’s 1964 peace anthem “Universal Soldier” was inducted to the same hall of fame in 2005. It’s among countless accolades the

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  • Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

    Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 because a higher number of Native American children were being removed from their homes by private and public

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  • Former JC Hill Elementary teacher dies in Ethiopian Airline crash

    Former JC Hill Elementary teacher dies in Ethiopian Airline crash

    BRANTFORD — Grand Erie District School Board says Dawn Tanner, Department Head for Special Education at Hagersville Secondary School was one of 18 Canadians who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. The crash occurred on March 10. Tanner was a member of the Hagersville Secondary School team since 2005, serving as a homework support person

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  • Three Six Nations residents charged in triple homicide investigation

    Three Six Nations residents charged in triple homicide investigation

    SIX NATIONS — Two men and one woman from Six Nations have been arrested in the deaths of 37-year-old Melissa Miller, 33-year-old Alan Porter, and 32-year-old Micheal Jamieson. OPP along with Six Nations Police announced the arrests of Nicholas Shipman, Thomas Bomberry and Jamie Beaver at a press conference at Six Nations on Friday. All

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  • Legalities cause Trust to clawback funds from language school

    Legalities cause Trust to clawback funds from language school

    OHSWEKEN — Just over $118,000 in funds allocated by the Six Nations of the Grand River’s Economic Development Trust for a Six Nations language school has been clawed back, and officials for the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation are pointing the finger at legal problems. SNGRDC said in a statement on March

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  • ‘Anne with an E’ finds cast for Indigenous storyline for season 3

    ‘Anne with an E’ finds cast for Indigenous storyline for season 3

    TORONTO — The Canadian coming-of-age series “Anne with an E” has found its cast for an Indigenous storyline that will unfold in the upcoming third season. Producers say 12-year-old Kiawenti:io Tarbell, a Mohawk from Akwesasne, will play Ka’kwet on the CBC and Netflix series that’s inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel. The character is

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  • Opinion: SN Cannabis Law quietly passes and community members didn’t know

    Opinion: SN Cannabis Law quietly passes and community members didn’t know

    The Six Nations Elected Council (SNEC) put out a statement last week, confirming that the Six Nations Cannabis Law was passed by the council on February 25, 2019. However, the historic moment is being overshadowed by confusion and frustration about how SNEC got to that point. At Tuesday’s General Council meeting Councillor Mark Hill raised

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  • Mens Snipers keep falling short

    Mens Snipers keep falling short

    SIX NATIONS — Unfortunately for the Snipers, their recent matches have fallen just short of victory each time. During their pairing with the Toronto Monarchs on Sunday, February 17, they were just shy of a win. The Monarchs kicked off the first period with two goals, while the Snipers didn’t return until the second, with

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