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A new app teaches Indigenous Mohawk language

An Indigenous post-secondary organization in the province of Ontario has launched an app for people who want to learn the Mohawk language. Indigenous languages losing ground rapidly Census figures indicate that the number of people who spoke an Indigenous language» 

Indigenous

Food insecurity in Arctic Canada needs northern solutions, hackathon hears

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Tackling food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic is a complex issue, but one thing is clear, solutions need to come from the communities affected, not from southern capitals, heard» 

Politics

Premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories calls for national debate on North

Canada’s decision to block offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic will hurt the economy, says the premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) as he called for “an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories,” in a» 

Arts and Entertainment

Beloved, dedicated singer dies of brain cancer

There are several reasons why Gord Downie elicited the admiration and love of so many Canadians. One was his courageous battle with terminal brain cancer. Another was his advocacy for the rights of Indigenous peoples and the spotlight he shone» 

History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Controversial  aboriginal inquiry moves to Winnipeg

It’s called the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry (MMIWG). It was launched by the federal Liberal government of Justin Trudeau after years of calls for an investigation into the high proportion of indigenous women who have been» 

History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

New fascinating chapter to Newfoundland ancient history

New DNA testing dispels belief of genetic connection between ancient peoples It was a tragic chapter in Canadian history. An ancient aboriginal people, the Beothuk had lived on the huge island of Newfoundland for about 1,000 years. They disappeared however,» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives» 

Indigenous, Politics

Controversial indigenous inquiry loses two more members

It’s called the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry. The national inquiry has been under a cloud of controversy almost since it was first set up by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This was in» 

History, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Sixties Scoop: Government to give $800 million to aboriginals

“The Sixties Scoop was a dark painful chapter in Canada’s history. The survivors have identified the loss of language and culture, and therefore their identity, as the greatest harm. The creation of a foundation will directly address the need for» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Aboriginal rights vs conservation: Lake Nipissing

It seems it’s an ongoing but increasingly contentious issue in Canada, native rights versus laws on conservation of species and resources. This is especially so in relation to fishing. Racism is a word which is also often tossed into the»