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Winnipeg's Indigenous skateboarders, hip-hop artists 'super proud' to take part in Wreckonciliation event

Rainfall warnings couldn’t keep Winnipeg’s Indigenous skateboard and hip-hop communities from gathering for a showcase Saturday afternoon. The event, called Wreckonciliation, aimed to bring Indigenous skateboarders and hip-hop artists together with their allies. “It’s a chance for youth to feel like this is their thing,” said Peater Thomas, a co-host and co-organizer of the event. Originally planned…

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Manitoba Metis Federation donates $1M to CancerCare Manitoba

The Manitoba Metis Federation handed over a $1-million cheque on Saturday to help in the fight against cancer. MMF President David Chartrand made the presentation to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation during his state of the nation address at the federation’s annual general assembly, being held Saturday at Assiniboia Downs. “I can bet you there is not a person in this…

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A Nakoda father taps First Nations traditions to parent in the modern city

Thomas Snow repeatedly punches a suspended leather heavy-bag that his trainer holds steady, while counting down. Clad in a blue tank and long athletic shorts, Snow’s braid occasionally whips across his face, following the momentum of his right hook. Sweaty, smiling and triumphant, he finishes the set and celebrates by crossing gloves with his trainer. These are scenes…

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Trudeau ducks question on whether he'd accept First Nations child welfare compensation ruling

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau sidestepped a direct town hall question from a First Nations leader Thursday on whether a Liberal government would accept a recent human rights tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to compensate First Nations children impacted by the on-reserve child welfare system.  Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand asked Trudeau to pledge that, should…

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Federal candidates make pitches to B.C. First Nations at AFN meeting

Several federal election candidates delivered their pitches to B.C. First Nations leadership at a meeting in Musqueam on Thursday, speaking about their commitments to issues like climate change, Indigenous rights and title and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Elected leadership and delegates from 58 First Nations at…

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