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Indigenous, Society

Indigenous designer launches sustainable, plus size clothing

An Indigenous-owned clothing company will begin offering all of its sustainable clothing lines in larger sizes ranging from XS to 6X. The Anne Mulaire company is Métis owned.  Métis are people of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry and are one »

Health, Society

Report: BIPOC Manitobans face disproportionate amount of COVID-19 cases

A report from the Manitoba government has found that COVID-19 cases have not been evenly distributed among the province’s population groups and has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC). According to the data published on Monday, 51 per »

Indigenous, Politics

Auditor general faults Ottawa for water crisis in Indigenous communities

Canada’s auditor general says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has failed to honour its 2015 pledge to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and provide them with access to safe drinking water. The Liberals had committed during »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

COVID-19 cases declining in Indigenous communities: minister

COVID-19 infections continue to decline in Indigenous communities across Canada even as the federal government is bracing for outbreaks of more contageous variants of concern, Indigenous Services Marc Miller said Wednesday. Speaking at a media briefing in Ottawa, Miller said »

Health, Indigenous

COVID-19 vaccines have reached 27% of adult Indigenous population: minister

Health authorities in Canada have distributed more than 83,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in over 400 First Nations, Inuit and northern communities, reaching 27 per cent of the Indigenous adult population, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday. Speaking at a »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Feds give $2M for Indigenous program fighting racism in healthcare

The federal government is allocating $2 million to two Indigenous organizations in Quebec to help them in their fight against systemic racism faced by First Nation communities in the provincial health system, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller announced Wednesday. The »

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Indigenous Second World War veteran Philip Favel dead at 98

Philip Favel, an Indigenous veteran of the Second World War, and Saskatchewan native, died on Sunday morning. He was 98 years old. Favel, who was born in Prongua, Saskatchewan, a part of the Sweetgrass First Nation, joined the Canadian Army »

Indigenous, Society

Canada promises to fund shelters for Inuit women

Indigenous women and children from Canada’s far north face violence at a rate 14 times greater than do other women in Canada, notes the federal government. And most do not have a safe place to shelter. So, the government has »

Society

Inuktitut text translation added to Microsoft translator software

Microsoft added a Inuktitut text translation to its translation software today. A press release from Microsoft said that the addition will allow users to translate any of more than 70 languages to or from Inuktitut, which is the primary dialect »

Indigenous, Society

Two fellowships for Indigenous journalists offered

Indigenous journalists with between one and 10 years of experience are invited to apply for one of two fellowships offered by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the news department of the public broadcaster, CBC. The CJF was founded in »