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Suspected grave sites, children's deaths found in probe of B.C. residential school

Suspected grave sites, children's deaths found in probe of B.C. residential school

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — A Vancouver Island First Nation has announced the detection of 17 suspected unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school, in an emotional event that combined science and ceremony on Tuesday.
Swiss museum returns two artifacts to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederacy

Swiss museum returns two artifacts to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederacy

MONTREAL — Two artifacts sacred to some of Canada's Indigenous peoples are now back on home territory after a Swiss museum returned them to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederacy this month.
'Wonderful awakening' as totem pole is returned to Nuxalk Nation after a century

'Wonderful awakening' as totem pole is returned to Nuxalk Nation after a century

BELLA COOLA, B.C. — A totem pole that was taken from a First Nation more than 100 years ago has been welcomed home to Bella Coola on the British Columbia central coast in an elaborate ceremony filled with dance, songs and speeches.
Federal housing initiative supports, highlights Îyârhe Nakoda housing needs

Federal housing initiative supports, highlights Îyârhe Nakoda housing needs

“We need 240 houses for Goodstoney, roughly – new houses. Under COVID-19, we had about 15-20 people living in a house."
Senator says more awareness needed of 'invisible crime' of Indigenous identity theft

Senator says more awareness needed of 'invisible crime' of Indigenous identity theft

OTTAWA — Sen. Mary Jane McCallum says Indigenous identity fraud is a damaging but often unseen crime that inflicts serious harm on Indigenous women.
Indigenous centres in discussion for Bow Valley, Cochrane

Indigenous centres in discussion for Bow Valley, Cochrane

Discussions have begun in the Bow Valley region to develop one or more Indigenous centers, following closely in the footsteps of Wazin Îchinabi Ti (House of Oneness) which opened its doors in Cochrane on Jan. 24.  
Land-based education takes youth outdoors with cultural teachings

Land-based education takes youth outdoors with cultural teachings

Tribal Chiefs Education Foundation organized a three-day land-based education winter camp that concluded on Feb. 9, held at Pakan Elementary and Junior High School in Whitefish Lake First Nation #128.
International organization says Indigenous families will lead unmarked graves report

International organization says Indigenous families will lead unmarked graves report

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The head of an international organization brought in by the federal government to provide communities with options for identifying possible human remains buried near former residential school sites says Indigenous families must lead the way. 
Man convicted in brutal murder of Indigenous woman receives day parole

Man convicted in brutal murder of Indigenous woman receives day parole

SASKATOON — Family members of a woman brutally murdered in Saskatoon more than 20 years ago say they are devastated the man convicted in her death has received day parole against their wishes and the advice of Correctional Service Canada.
Inquests into Saskatchewan stabbing rampage set for January 2024

Inquests into Saskatchewan stabbing rampage set for January 2024

SASKATOON — Inquests examining the Saskatchewan stabbing rampage that left 11 people dead and 18 injured are tentatively scheduled for early next year.
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