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Manitoba opens access to death certificates of children at residential schools

Manitoba opens access to death certificates of children at residential schools

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government signed an agreement Monday to provide greater access to the death certificates of Indigenous children who died at residential schools.
Indigenous advisory circle seeking guardianship for Banff bison

Indigenous advisory circle seeking guardianship for Banff bison

“Wildlife should come first and foremost. But we find ourselves asking the question should we make room for the people or reroute the people to make room for the wildlife? These are some of the concerns that we are trying to work through the best we can with Parks.”
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks out after award revoked over heritage claims

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks out after award revoked over heritage claims

VANCOUVER — Former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says she's satisfied in her "past work, identity and self-worth," after the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association revoked an award because its board members believed she falsified her claims of Indigenous identity.
Federal Court approves 'historic' $2.8 billion residential schools settlement

Federal Court approves 'historic' $2.8 billion residential schools settlement

VANCOUVER — A Federal Court judge has approved a $2.8-billion settlement agreement between the Canadian government and plaintiffs representing 325 First Nations whose members went to residential schools.
First Nations chiefs criticize Alberta premier's oilsands tailings spill comments

First Nations chiefs criticize Alberta premier's oilsands tailings spill comments

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is minimizing the effect of two large releases of oilsands tailings water, two area First Nations leaders said Wednesday.
Closing arguments in Winnipeg trial of retired priest charged with indecent assault

Closing arguments in Winnipeg trial of retired priest charged with indecent assault

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg judge is left to decide whether a young girl was assaulted in the bathroom of a residential school more than 50 years ago based on the memories of the now-adult woman and the 93-year-old retired priest accused of committing the act. 
RCMP told feds it could offer advice to Winnipeg police on landfill search: document

RCMP told feds it could offer advice to Winnipeg police on landfill search: document

OTTAWA — A newly released document shows the head of the RCMP told Ottawa the national police force could offer guidance to the Winnipeg police on searching a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women.
First Nations woman first to testify in trial for former residential school priest

First Nations woman first to testify in trial for former residential school priest

WINNIPEG — A First Nations woman told a courtroom she was left scared and sick to her stomach after a priest allegedly assaulted her at a residential school more than 50 years ago.
'Really worrisome': Survey suggests some Alberta doctors have anti-Indigenous biases

'Really worrisome': Survey suggests some Alberta doctors have anti-Indigenous biases

Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments.
Trudeau says appointing Indigenous RCMP commissioner is an 'excellent idea'

Trudeau says appointing Indigenous RCMP commissioner is an 'excellent idea'

OTTAWA — Naming an Indigenous person as the next commissioner of the RCMP is "an excellent idea," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, but he cautioned against thinking that such an appointment would be enough to solve the force's problems.
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