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Indigenous, Politics

New aboriginal land claims lawsuit -contention possible between Quebec and Ontario aboriginal groups

The James Bay Cree Council in Quebec has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario to obtain title and rights over a vast area in Ontario. The lawsuit is filed against both the provincial and federal »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Mixed-race heritage complicates stem cell search

A 19-year-old woman with cancer is having trouble finding a stem cell donor because of her mixed aboriginal and Irish roots. Rosalie Lirette Gilbert was diagnosed on June 29 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Indigenous, International, Society

Aboriginal Music Festival a growing success in Winnipeg

Aboriginal Music Week is in full swing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now in its seventh year, this edition, will welcome 35 artist from 4 countries. Maisey Rika is one of the indigenous artists from New Zealand Some of the performers, in »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Breastfeeding would help aboriginal babies: study

Promoting breastfeeding among aboriginal women could lead to “a substantial reduction in common infections and even deaths that are more common in Indigenous infants,” says a news release from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Compared to other Canadian children, aboriginal »