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CBC says second season of ‘Trickster’ will not go forward

CBC says it is cancelling “Trickster” after Michelle Latimer, the co-creator of the Indigenous TV series, became embroiled in a controversy over her claimed ancestry. The broadcaster says it held “many conversations” about the future of the series with producers, writers, actors, and Eden Robinson, the author of the books, ...

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Social media companies should face new legal duty to ‘act responsibly,’ expert panel finds 

By Carl Meyer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Social media companies can’t be trusted to moderate themselves, so it falls to the government to enforce new restrictions to protect Canadians from harmful content online, according to a report currently under review by the federal heritage minister. The Canadian Commission on Democratic ...

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Independent panel contends Yukoners, First Nations aren’t benefiting enough from mining royalties 

By Julien Gignac  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Over the past 10 years, the Yukon government has collected a mere 0.3 per cent of the value of placer and quartz resources on behalf of all Yukoners, the rightful owners of those minerals. An independent panel appointed by the government to review the ...

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After the raid: White Bear’s gamble opened a path to First Nations sovereignty

By Evan Radford Local Journalism Initiative Reporter REGINA-SASK-Among the lore of Saskatchewan’s pioneers, Bernard Shepherd breaks the mould, he’s Cree, his ancestors were born on this continent and the ground he broke had nothing to do with farming. “It really started with the whole idea of a casino, it was ...

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‘Deeply disturbing:’ Nunavut internet still slower, more costly than rest of country

An overall view of Iqaluit, Nunavut is shown on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. , The Canadian Press By Emma Tranter THE CANADIAN PRESS IQALUIT, Nunavut-In Nunavut, it’s not unusual for the internet to cut out, slow down or stop working altogether. Unlike most jurisdictions in Canada, there is no option ...

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Coalition of Atlantic First Nations acquisition of Clearwater Seafoods Inc completed

HALIFAX NS- The Mi’kmaq First Nations partnership and Premium Brands have each acquired half ownership of Clearwater through a new partnership, FNC Holdings Ltd., at a price of $8.25 a share. The $1-billion transaction, including debt, is also expected to see the Indigenous coalition hold Clearwater’s Canadian fishing licences within ...

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Keystone Pipeline cancellation impacts its First Nation investors in Alberta 

By Jacob Cardina  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Mere hours after being sworn into office, 46th U.S. president Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8-billion Keystone pipeline via executive action. “I’m proud of today’s executive actions, and I’m going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American ...

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Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge 

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File) By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS ...

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