First Nations/Indigenous Media

2020 Jul 11 - 6:08am
APTN News (Canada)
When Frank Collins heard the cries for help he took out his phone and started recording. “One person started yelling, ‘Please help, please help. Somebody help me,'” Collins told APTN News Friday. “He was quite vocal with that. “As I walked up to the fence, I could see what was happening. There was a police officer arresting somebody.” Collins and his family were getting ready to go on a bike ride on a sunny...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, arrest, Evan Penner, Racism, Saskatchewan
2020 Jul 11 - 6:05am
APTN News (Canada)
Being taken from your birth family and sent thousands of kilometres to a foster or adoptive home was the reality for ’60 Scoop survivors. Now a new interative map shows those journeys in a very graphic way. One where the lines on the map represent children’s lives. The post Interactive map tracks ’60s Scoop journeys appeared first on APTN News.
Tags: National News, 60's scoop, adoption, Child Welfare, Foster care, interactive
2020 Jul 11 - 1:46am
APTN News (Canada)
In May 2019, Candice Loring was at the late Dr. Gregory Younging’s funeral. A member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba, he was not only a professor at the Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), but a publisher of Theytus Books, the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Canada. “I was sitting in the audience and, you know, remembering being a student and all of my aspirations of working towards the...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, B.C., Candice Loring, Gitwangak band, Gitxsan Nation
2020 Jul 10 - 6:59am
APTN News (Canada)
Homeless advocates and frontline workers in Montreal took to social media Thursday to blast the city’s installation of new “anti-homeless” benches in Cabot Square. The blue benches have armrests in the middle that prevent anyone from laying down. It’s the latest in a series of bench blunders that Mayor Valerie Plante blamed on the previous city administration. The post Anti-homeless benches send the wrong message:...
Tags: National News, benches, homelessness, Montreal, Quebec
2020 Jul 10 - 6:52am
APTN News (Canada)
Now in its third year, the Weengushk International Film Festival has moved online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Shirley Cheechoo is chancellor of Brock University, as well as a filmmaker and founder of the festival, which is based out of M’Chiigeeng on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. “It’s a way to express our voices, our issues, our storytelling – and to be able to help with the whole truth and reconciliation and also help people with...
Tags: National News, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Weengushk International Film Festival
2020 Jul 10 - 6:47am
APTN News (Canada)
There were none of the usual events or celebrations Thursday. Instead Nunavut Day was a quiet affair. With the government announcing some new programs in lieu of throwing a party. The post Coronavirus puts a new spin on Nunavut Day appeared first on APTN News.
Tags: National News, covid-19, Nunavut, Nunavut day
2020 Jul 10 - 6:43am
APTN News (Canada)
An independent investigator says anti-Indigenous racism is alive and well inside the B.C. healthcare system. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was appointed by the Horgan government to root out the causes last month. The former judge provided an update Thursday and said her findings would come with consequences. The post Probe into systemic racism in B.C. healthcare due in months appeared first on APTN News.
Tags: National News, B.C., Healthcare, investigation, Racism
2020 Jul 10 - 6:37am
APTN News (Canada)
Evan Penner’s mother spoke to the media Thursday about what happened to her son in Saskatchewan on July 4. Sherry Penner said she travelled from her northern Manitoba home to get him after seeing his violent arrest by Saskatoon police. Penner said she couldn’t finish watching the video filmed by a bystander and uploaded to YouTube. She said it’s been an emotional week and now she and her son need some space. The post Mother...
Tags: National News, arrest, Evan Penner, Northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon police
2020 Jul 10 - 6:32am
APTN News (Canada)
Some members of the Cold Lake First Nation say they distrust the RCMP. The group listed a number of complaints it said was behind its strong feelings. About eight people who met with APTN News revealed they felt intimidated and harassed. And would hesitate to call for help – even during an emergency. The force said the Mounties are just doing their jobs. It also said complaints should be directed to the detachment commander or via a...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Alberta, Cold Lake, policing, Racism
2020 Jul 10 - 3:07am
APTN News (Canada)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos. The court’s 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the state’s...
Tags: National News, American Indians, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Congress
2020 Jul 9 - 1:01am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Protocole d’entente en matière de services à l’enfance et à la famille : Un pas de plus vers l’autodétermination des Premières Nations  Wendake, le 7 juillet 2020 – En matinée, Marc Miller, ministre des Services aux Autochtones, et Perry Bellegarde, chef national de l’Assemblée des Premières Nations (APN), ont annoncé la signature d’un protocole d’entente établissant une nouvelle structure pour appuyer la mise en œuvre de la Loi...
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2020 Jul 9 - 12:59am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Wendake, July 7, 2020 – This morning, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), announced the signing of a protocol agreement establishing a new structure to support the implementation of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (Bill C-92). It is with optimism that the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL)...
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2020 Jul 9 - 12:57am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
(Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) said he is pleased that the Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case was successful in its second phase of legal challenges and will now move on to determining proper compensation for Canada’s use of the traditional lands First Nations agreed to share. “The First Nations leaders who entered into Treaty with the Crown wanted to make better lives for their...
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2020 Jul 7 - 2:17am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
The term “Secwepemc” means “the spread-out People” — our ancestors occupied our homelands and lived and gathered resources off the land, in accordance with Secwepemc Laws and Customs, since the beginning of time. While the Secwepemc People are united by a common language and similar culture and belief system, each Secwepemc Division is responsible for its territorial area within the larger Secwepemciiiecw. It has...
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2020 Jul 7 - 2:08am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
The Tiny House occupation at Blue River violates Secwépemc laws and customs, write Chiefs Shelly Loring (Simpcw) and Rosanne Casimir (Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc) in a Joint Statement today.  “Since the beginning of time, we have independently provided stewardship in our territory – Simpcwúl’ecw,” said Chief Loring. “In 2017, we gave our free, prior and informed consent to Trans Mountain to build and operate the new pipeline here,” she...
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