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First Nations in Manitoba to receive initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

First Nations in Manitoba will receive the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 according to a statement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Starting on Thursday, Manitoba will be sending 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Remaining traces of a tragic past; residential school office to be demolished

The so-called residential schools have become a dark stain on Canadian history. For well over 100 years, young indigenous children were taken from their families to be taught in centralized boarding schools often far away. They were to be taught »

Indigenous, Society

Report urges better math and science education for Indigenous students

Many high schools in northern Canada and remote Indigenous communities need to do a better job of teaching science and math skills to Indigenous students to prepare them for post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a »

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Moderna vaccine approved, will reach remote communities

Canada’s health department has approved the Moderna vaccine to protect against COVID-19. This is of particular importance because the vaccine’s storage and handling requirements mean it can be distributed to Canada’s many remote and isolated communities.  Up to 168,000 doses »

Indigenous

Filmmaker resigns after Indigenous identity questioned

Michelle Latimer co-creator and director of an acclaimed indigenous TV series has resigned from the second season . Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Latimer was the director of the series aired on the public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canadian company to send PPE to northern Indigenous communities

The Canada Goose company plans to send 7,000 units of Canadian-made personal protective equipment to remote northern Inuit communities. Both reusable and disposable gowns will be shipped to frontline workers in Nunatsiavut, Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. These are »

Indigenous, Politics

Feds won’t meet target for resolving drinking water woes on reserves: minister

The Trudeau government will not be able to honour its pledge to solve all drinking water problems in First Nations communities by March of 2021, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. At a press conference in Ottawa, Miller said »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tension could rise again on Monday in lobster dispute on east coast

The ongoing dispute between Indigenous and non-native lobster fishers could get tense once again. Last weekend, and on Wednesday, agents from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) seized hundreds of Indigenous lobster traps, ostensibly because the traps were set before the »

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous leader Max Gros-Louis dead at 89

Tributes have poured in after the death of former Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis, known as a champion of Indigenous rights. Gros-Louis led the Huron-Wendat First Nation in the province of Quebec for a total of 33 years. He died at »

Indigenous

COVID- ‘A bridge too far’. Quebec students banned from New Brunswick

To protect its residents from outside COVID infections, New Brunswick had joined with other maritime provinces to create a so-called ‘bubble’ earlier this year. This involved not allowing anyone from outside the province, or the maritime bubble, to enter. That »