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Smith's Landing First Nation asks N.W.T. to speak out against northern Alberta mine

The chief of Smith’s Landing First Nation near Fort Smith, N.W.T, is calling on the territorial government to speak out against a northern Alberta mining project.  “The government of the Northwest Territories is strangely silent … on the oil sands projects,” Chief Gerry Cheezie said.  Cheezie said that N.W.T. Premier Caroline Cochrane should be hosting meetings…

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Disrespectful that Horgan won't meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

It’s disrespectful that Premier John Horgan won’t meet with five hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline while he is touring northern British Columbia, says the highest-ranking chief. Chief Na’moks, who also goes by John Ridsdale, said the chiefs have asked the premier for a face-to-face discussion about the Coastal GasLink project. Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t…

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Inuit designers launch new line of parkas for Canada Goose

Canada Goose has launched a new collection of Inuit-made parkas.  The collection called Atigi 2.0 has 90 parkas made by 18 seamstresses who all live in Inuit Nunangat — Inuit regions of N.W.T., Nunavut, Quebec to Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year, Canada Goose launched project Atigi with 14 original parkas. Stephanie Pitseolak’s parka for Canada Goose.…

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Aspiring hip-hop musician wants to inspire Indigenous youth with 'reality rap' from northern B.C.

An aspiring musician hopes his “reality rap,” rooted in northern B.C., will inspire Indigenous youth.  “I grew up in the ‘hood and the reservation,” Dino Alec told CBC. “Now people say I … give them hope.” 2sockZ films a rap video in his old Prince George neighbourhood. (Dino Alec/Contributed) By day, Alec, 25, works as a carpentry apprentice at the Site C…

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