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Atlantic ballet's Indigenous dance program gives chance to train close to home

Atlantic ballet's Indigenous dance program gives chance to train close to home

MONCTON, N.B. — Precious Abygail Dedam twirled on stage in a plume of colour — red, pink, purple and blue. The fancy shawl dancer performed last week for a special announcement at the Atlantic Ballet of Canada in Moncton, N.B.
shíshálh Nation ceremony honours residential school survivors with traditional regalia

shíshálh Nation ceremony honours residential school survivors with traditional regalia

syíyaya Reconciliation Movement partners with shíshálh Nation to honour their past
As political fervor for New Zealand's Māori resurgence wanes, a new Indigenous holiday comes of age

As political fervor for New Zealand's Māori resurgence wanes, a new Indigenous holiday comes of age

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Ngarauru Mako told her family she was calling off Christmas festivities in favor of celebrating Matariki, the Māori new year holiday that's experiencing a renaissance in New Zealand, her children didn’t believe her
'Pivotal moment': Trudeau and Tsilhqotʼin nation celebrate anniversary of land ruling

'Pivotal moment': Trudeau and Tsilhqotʼin nation celebrate anniversary of land ruling

NEMAIAH VALLEY, B.C. — Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation says the 2014 court ruling that resulted in the first declaration of Aboriginal title in Canadian history triggered a decade of "huge" shifts.
Resolutions on child welfare barred from AFN assembly as chiefs raise concerns

Resolutions on child welfare barred from AFN assembly as chiefs raise concerns

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is not allowing resolutions on child welfare at its coming annual general assembly, including one that called for it to publicly apologize for comments made in front of a tribunal.
'Egregious exploitation': Toronto woman sentenced to 3 years for Inuit identity fraud

'Egregious exploitation': Toronto woman sentenced to 3 years for Inuit identity fraud

IQALUIT — A Toronto woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after she falsely claimed her two daughters were Inuit in order to obtain thousands of dollars in benefits.
Musicians and magicians: Avril Lavigne, David Ben among Order of Canada appointees

Musicians and magicians: Avril Lavigne, David Ben among Order of Canada appointees

When David Ben learned he would be appointed to the Order of Canada, his mind immediately went to the great magicians who received the honour before him.
Avril Lavigne, Stephen Poloz: A look at the newest Order of Canada appointments

Avril Lavigne, Stephen Poloz: A look at the newest Order of Canada appointments

OTTAWA — The Governor General's office has announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. A look: Companions: -Monique Forget Leroux, C.C., O.Q., Outremont, Que., a promotion within the Order for a leading figure in Canadian finance.
Catholic Church and B.C. First Nation unveil covenant on residential schools

Catholic Church and B.C. First Nation unveil covenant on residential schools

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The leader of Vancouver's Roman Catholic archdiocese says the church was wrong to administer residential schools in British Columbia, and he hopes a newly released covenant with a First Nation can act as a road map for redress.
Métis musician and TV host Ray St. Germain, dubbed 'Winnipeg's Elvis,' dies at 83

Métis musician and TV host Ray St. Germain, dubbed 'Winnipeg's Elvis,' dies at 83

TORONTO — Ray St. Germain, the singer-songwriter and television personality nicknamed "Winnipeg's Elvis" for his uncanny vocal likeness to the king of rock 'n' roll, has died.