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AFN national chief says child welfare reform deal reached with Ottawa

AFN national chief says child welfare reform deal reached with Ottawa

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday that she has received a draft offer from Ottawa to overhaul First Nations child-welfare systems, but insists she cannot say publicly how much money is on the table.
Chiefs pass resolution reversing course on forensic audit of AFN

Chiefs pass resolution reversing course on forensic audit of AFN

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations passed an emergency resolution at its general assembly in Montreal Tuesday calling off a forensic audit that had been pushed by former national chief RoseAnne Archibald before she was ousted as national chief la
Judge in murder trial weighs motivations of admitted Winnipeg serial killer

Judge in murder trial weighs motivations of admitted Winnipeg serial killer

WINNIPEG — A judge is expected to decide this week whether a man who admitted to killing four Indigenous women in Winnipeg did so because he was in the throes of a psychotic episode or was driven by a rare form of perverse sexual interest.
Federal fisheries minister calls for review of arrest, treatment of Mi'kmaq fishers

Federal fisheries minister calls for review of arrest, treatment of Mi'kmaq fishers

HALIFAX — The federal Fisheries Department has called an external review into the conduct of its officers who allegedly arrested and dropped off two Indigenous men at a Nova Scotia gas station without shoes or phones.
'Nobody has these stories': Canada's longest river at record low levels

'Nobody has these stories': Canada's longest river at record low levels

Canada's longest river is at historically low levels, stranding communities that rely on it for essential goods and alarming First Nations along its banks who have never known the mighty Mackenzie to be so shallow.
Security review needed after Inuk women highway deaths near lodge in Quebec: coroner

Security review needed after Inuk women highway deaths near lodge in Quebec: coroner

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area Inuit health centre should review its security measures in light of the deaths of two patients who were struck and killed on highways within a 24-hour span in 2022, a Quebec coroner's report says.
P.E.I. First Nations, Ottawa establish national park reserve on sacred Mi'kmaq land

P.E.I. First Nations, Ottawa establish national park reserve on sacred Mi'kmaq land

LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — The government of Canada and Prince Edward Island’s Mi’kmaq First Nations announced an agreement on Thursday to turn a pristine chain of islands with sacred cultural significance into a national park reserve.
Reconciliation Pole unveiling scheduled

Reconciliation Pole unveiling scheduled

Master Carver ?antuni Tony Paul's final work commemorated during the unveiling of the Reconciliation Pole on July 6.
Manitoba First Nation reports 150 anomalies found at former residential school site

Manitoba First Nation reports 150 anomalies found at former residential school site

CROSS LAKE, MAN. — A First Nation community in northern Manitoba says ground-penetrating radar has found 150 anomalies at the site of a former residential school, including 59 unmarked graves at a nearby cemetery.
First Nation seeks halt to Yukon mining after failure at gold mine

First Nation seeks halt to Yukon mining after failure at gold mine

MAYO, YUKON — A First Nation in central Yukon is demanding the immediate halt of all mining activity in its traditional territory, and an independent investigation into the recent failure of equipment at a gold mine which it says could be catastrophi