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Podemski  presented with Augie award at imagineNATIVE festival

By Sam Laskaris Writer TORONTO,ONT-Jennifer Podemski has been selected as this year’s recipient of the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. The award, which is more commonly referred to as the Augie, was presented to Podemski  at a ceremony in Toronto which is part of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts ...

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Home built in three day blitz for Oneida Nation of the Thames family

 By Brian Williams  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Construction began around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, and by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a new home is expected to be completed for a family from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Imagine Build is an organization working alongside Oneida Nation of the Thames to ...

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Halifax takes first steps to designate seat on council for Mi’kmaq representation

HALIFAX NS- Halifax is taking the first steps toward designating a Mi’kmaq seat on its municipal council. The move is something that’s been in discussion for years after hearing from First Nations in the Halifax area that a Mi’kmaq representative should be added to council, Indigenous community liaison and councillor ...

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Federal Court approves $23B First Nations child welfare settlement

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- A Federal Court judge has verbally approved a landmark $23-billion settlement that will see Ottawa compensate more than 300,000 First Nations children and their families over chronic underfunding of on-reserve child-welfare services. The settlement comes more than 15 years after the Assembly of ...

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Chief still ‘firmly against’ nuclear waste scheme

By Mike Stimpson  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A year after publicly disclosing a confidential agreement between Grand Council Treaty #3 and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation Chief Jeffrey Copenace remains against a proposed “deep geological repository” for nuclear waste. “I’m firmly against,” Copenace said in an ...

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Brockton hears the stories in First Nations voices

By Pauline Kerr  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BROCKTON- Brockton’s commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day, on Sept. 30, went a step further than acknowledging the importance of telling the true stories of the devastating abuses of the residential school system, and other abuses ...

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In their own words and in their own languages, Indigenous peoples are Telling Our Story in new docuseries

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Teling Our Story, a four-part docuseries about Indigenous people in the north and eastern Canada, is now available for free streaming on CBC Gem. “It’s to rectify the one-sided history we learn, and that history we learn at school,” said Abenaki director Kim ...

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