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  • Name change for Calgary Stampede “Indian Village”

    Name change for Calgary Stampede “Indian Village”0

    CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede is changing the name of its annual “Indian Village.” On Sunday, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp. The village has been a major part of the Calgary Stampede since its inception in 1912. Each of the 26 teepee owners are

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  • Director’s play condemned for excluding indigenous actors

    Director’s play condemned for excluding indigenous actors0

    MONTREAL— Quebec director Robert Lepage is once again being criticized for a lack of representation in one of his stage shows. About 30 people signed an open letter in Le Devoir today to denounce Lepage for not including Indigenous performers in his upcoming show “Kanata.” The show, which claims to explore Canada’s history through the lens of

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  • Chiefs support call for appeal in Khill acquittal

    Chiefs support call for appeal in Khill acquittal0

    TORONTO — The Chiefs of Ontario are supporting a call to the Attorney General seeking an appeal in the acquittal of Peter Khill. Khill was ruled not guilty by a Hamilton jury in the shooting death of Jonathan Styres. Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill is requesting an appeal in the case. Chief of Ontario

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  • Cornplanter’s tomahawk returned to museum

    Cornplanter’s tomahawk returned to museum0

    ALBANY — A long-missing tomahawk given to a Seneca Indian leader by President George Washington in 1792 will go on display at the New York State Museum. The Times-Union of Albany reports that the tomahawk given to the Seneca leader Cornplanter was stolen from the museum between 1947 and 1950. An anonymous collector returned the

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  • Indigenous Languages Act coming

    Indigenous Languages Act coming0

    OTTAWA — New federal legislation will put Inuktitut language speakers on equal footing with other language speakers across Canada. The hopes lay in a new Indigneous Languages Act Ottawa will introduce this fall. The bill was announced in 2016 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Consultation groups across Canada are wrapping up in the next few

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  • Mother of MMIW victim launches class-action against RCMP

    Mother of MMIW victim launches class-action against RCMP0

    REGINA — The mother of a missing indigenous woman in Regina is launching a multi million dollar class action lawsuit against the RCMP for mishandling her daughters missing persons case. Danita Faith went missing in 2007. Her mother, Diane BigEagle alleges in the case that the RCMP are willfully negligent regarding missing and murdered indigenous

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