Category: Australia

1st-ever licensed on-reserve daycare opens in Alberta

The first provincially licensed on-reserve child care centre in Alberta opened in Kapawe’no First Nation northeast of High Prairie last week.

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Indigenous poets pull double feature at Toronto poetry night

Shab-e She’r poetry night will feature two Indigenous poets for the first time. Anishnaabe poet Cole Forrest will share the stage with Mohawk/Tuscarora poet and performance artist Janet Marie Rogers.

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Katherena Vermette’s The Break among finalists for 2017 Burt Award

Katherena Vermette's debut novel The Break has garnered yet another accolade: the book is one of three nominated for the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult…

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Thelma Chalifoux, former senator and Métis activist, dies in Alberta at 88

Métis activist and retired senator Thelma Chalifoux has died.

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Sask. Indigenous woman says she was racially profiled at Sears

An Indigenous woman says she was racially profiled and insulted by a Sears employee at a store in northern Saskatchewan.

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First Nations authors take on spirituality, alcoholism in Sask. workshop

Saskatoon's annual Word On the Street festival kicked off Sunday with a workshop by two authors who get to the heart of major issue: ailing First Nations people in the…

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Northern Ontario First Nations take federal and Ontario governments to court over $4 annual treaty payments

Twenty-one First Nations in northern Ontario are taking the federal and Ontario governments to court in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Monday to demand an increase to their annuities, which have…

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Toasting to roasting: Inuit-owned coffee company teams up with Indigenous farmers in Peru

Kaapittiaq, a new venture run by the Kitikmeot Heritage Society in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is roasting and packaging coffee beans picked by Peruvian farmers in a unique partnership.

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Memorial University embracing ‘decolonization’ by acknowledging Indigenous territory at start of events

Learn why Memorial University faculty and students are making a push towards truth and reconciliation with a short declaration at the start of many campus events.

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Australia’s new space agency will coordinate the country’s ‘somewhat disjointed’ capabilities

Australia wants a slice of the booming private space industry, and it's launching an agency to capitalise on it. The Australian Government announced on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress…

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