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    Cannabis industry opposes call for plain packaging and bans on advertising

    VANCOUVER — Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes. So, the long-time non-smokers’ rights activist says he doesn’t have much faith in the government’s ability to regulate and restrict the marketing of marijuana. “They identified tobacco products as a...
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    AFOA Canada recognizes two women in aboriginal leadership

    OTTAWA – AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officer Association of Canada) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the MNP-AFOA Canada Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Award who will be recognized Thursday, February 9th during the AFOA 17th Annual National Conference at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary. The MNP-AFOA Canada Excellence in...
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    Trump signs order potentially reviving Keystone XL , DAPL pipelines

    By Nahnda Garlow with CP files WASHINGTON — The Keystone XL pipeline is alive — maybe. Trump revived hopes for the dormant project Tuesday. He signed an executive order that could build the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline, the subject of a multi-year saga that cast a long shadow on bilateral relations....
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    Top indigenous news stories in Canada for 2016

    A recent CBC ‘listicle’ calling out the top indigenous news stories in Canada for 2016. While the compilation definitely included the top subject matter about indigenous communities, our indigenous editorial team felt it greatly lacked substance and context. So behold — we present to you — the real top...
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    Oneida band council chief call house fire a ‘perfect example’ of the First Nations’ housing crisis

    Canadian Press ONEIDA – Wednesday’s deadly house fire here was a “perfect example” of the fallout of a housing crisis and lack of federal housing support in area First Nations communities, its chief says. “We have overcrowding here. We have lack of housing here,” Chief Randall Phillips, of the Oneida...
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    Canada argues against culture loss in ’60s Scoop lawsuit

    Canadian Press TORONTO – The federal government had no legal obligation to prevent on-reserve children from losing their aboriginal identities after placement in non-indigenous homes during the so-called ’60s Scoop, an Ontario court heard Thursday. In urging a class action to be thrown out, government lawyer Owen Young also argued...
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    Homeless ‘census’ shows depth of disparity across country

    Canadian Press THUNDER BAY –  Stephane Boyer’s nostrils flare and his breathing quickens, his lips failing to separate, when he thinks about Doreen, his partner of 22 years, who died in August. Doreen, who lived first in sub-standard housing and then on the street, was among 17 people who...
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    Man in brutal sex attacks a ‘poster child’ for child welfare failures: defence

    Canadian Press Disclaimer: this story contains graphic details WINNIPEG – A man who brutally beat and sexually assaulted a Winnipeg woman and a teenage girl in random, separate attacks deserves a prison sentence, but not a life sentence, his lawyer told court Friday. Justin Hudson, 22, is himself a...
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    NDP accuse federal Liberals of ‘systemic neglect’ on reserves after Oneida tragedy

    Two Row Times with the Canadian Press and PostMedia LONDON – NDP aboriginal affairs critic Charlie Angus says that it’s not just bad housing that’s killing Canada’s indigenous people, but also inadequate fire protection, unsafe heating, and overcrowding, In the wake of a fire that killed a father and...
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    Sitting Bull’s great-great-granddaughter hears her ancestor at DAPL

    Special to TRT STANDING ROCK – Sitting Bull’s leadership and his legacy is upheld by his great-great-granddaughter Brenda White Bull. “Everyone has that fight in them, no matter what tribe, native, non-native,” White Bull said, who served 20 years in the U.S. military. On December 15, 1890 Chief Sitting...
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    Not just Standing Rock: water sources along

    Associated Press DES MOINES / IOWA – A Native American tribe’s water source is one of a few critical sources that could be affected if there was a breach in the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The four-state $3.8 billion pipeline crosses more than 200 water bodies, including the Des...
  • The girls’ basketball team of Gods Lake Narrows First Nation School in Manitoba is made up of18 girls between the ages of 11 and 16. The School is located in a fly-in community with a population of approximately 3,000 individuals, and the team is trying to raise money so they can participate in a basketball tournament in the honour of a friend and teammate who they lost recently to suicide. Submitted photo

    Manitoba basketball team launches fundraiser following suicide of star player

    The young women’s basketball team at Gods Lake Narrows First Nation School in Manitoba is dealing with the recent suicide of a teammate, named Harmony Okemow, and has started a fundraising campaign in her memory. The fundraising campaign, called “Hoop Dreams” would see the under-funded, under-equipped group outfitted with proper shoes, uniforms,...
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