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Cocaine, marijuana and cash used to buy votes in Saskatchewan First Nation election, report says

Cocaine, marijuana and tens of thousands of dollars in cash were used to bribe voters in a recent Saskatchewan First Nation election, says a report commissioned by the federal government. In a 19-page report obtained by CBC News, former RCMP officer Bob Norton concluded there is “no doubt” vote-buying occurred during the April 20 election…

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B.C. announces Indigenous cancer strategy to increase survival rates

British Columbia has launched a strategy to prevent, screen and diagnose cancer among Indigenous people, with an aim to increase survival rates. Annette Morgan, president of the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, said systemic racism prevents Indigenous cancer patients from seeking care, which delays diagnosis. She said the province has 25 friendship centres and…

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'Right in their own backyard': New Google Earth project maps Canada's residential schools

A new learning tool is moving beyond the textbook to show Canadians the impact of residential schools. The Google Earth Voyager residential school story uses more than 100 markers to geographically show Canada’s residential school sites and gives first-hand stories from survivors — including accounts of abuse — and how those people and their families…

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Ojibway 'Netflix' launches on Apple store

The world’s first Indigenous language TV streaming app launched on the App Store Tuesday, allowing people to access Ojibway education and entertainment programming through an Apple TV device. The Winnipeg-based developers jokingly call it “the Ojibway Netflix.” It’s all part of a high-tech push to keep Canada’s Indigenous languages from disappearing.  “This tool brings the exclusive Ojibway language into the classroom, into the…

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