First Nations/Indigenous Media

2020 Sep 15 - 6:07am
APTN News (Canada)
Some First Nations in Manitoba are beefing up testing of the novel coronavirus after COVID-19 scares in their communities. Fisher River, Peguis and Jackhead in Manitoba were among them after three individuals tested positive. “Stay vigilant, stay safe, stay strong and be respectful,” said Fisher River Chief David Crate. “We, as a community, will get through this together.” Crate said the patients were self isolating for 14 days and being...
Tags: National News, junktag (ignore), Ontario, virus, Manitoba, covid-19
2020 Sep 15 - 5:57am
APTN News (Canada)
At the request of the family, the Tyendinaga police have sent a request to Ontario’s coroner to reopen the cases of Tyler Maracle, 21. “My son went fishing with a friend five years ago, he never returned and there is a lot of unanswered questions that were never investigated,” says mother Tammy Maracle who is currently staging a sit in at the Tyendinaga police station demanding action. The bodies of Tyler Maracle and his friend...
Tags: National News, drowning, fishing, foul play, Ontario, police
2020 Sep 15 - 1:33am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Students of ICSW On Thursday, September 17th, an afternoon of celebration will take place as Tungasuvvingat Inuit honours the first graduating class of the Inuit Community Support Worker and Management Trainee Program.  The two-year program is a competency-based, nationally accredited diploma program designed and delivered through funding support by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Partnership Fund.  The project was developed...
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2020 Sep 15 - 12:46am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
OTTAWA, 14 septembre 2020 – Moins de deux semaines avant le discours du Trône, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada demande au Premier ministre Justin Trudeau et à sa Ministre des Relations Couronne-Autochtones, Carolyn Bennett, d’inclure un soutien immédiat et tangible aux femmes inuites parmi ses nouvelles priorités de relance.  Spécifiquement, Pauktuutit demande au gouvernement fédéral de faire un engagement immédiat de...
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2020 Sep 15 - 12:44am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
OTTAWA, September 14, 2020 – With delivery of the Speech from the Thone less than two weeks away, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is urgently calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Minister of Crown-Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, to include immediate tangible support for Inuit women amongst its new restart priorities.  First and foremost, Pauktuutit is exhorting the federal government to immediately commit...
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2020 Sep 15 - 12:37am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Wendake, le 13 septembre 2020 – L’Assemblée des Premières Nations Québec-Labrador (APNQL) souhaite souligner, comme elle le fait chaque 13 septembre, l’anniversaire de l’adoption par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies de la Déclaration reconnaissant et affirmant les droits des peuples autochtones.  Nous ne pouvons pas réécrire l’histoire, mais nous avons le devoir d’essayer au moins de la...
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2020 Sep 15 - 12:27am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Wendake, September 13, 2020 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to mark, as it does every September 13, the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Declaration recognizing and affirming the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  We cannot rewrite history, but we have a duty to at least try to understand it and not repeat historical injustices. The Declaration can help all of us do...
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2020 Sep 12 - 2:23am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: The Métis Nation – Saskatchewan (“MN-S”) has filed a claim against NexGen Energy Ltd. (“NexGen”) (TSX: NXE; NYSE MKT: NXE) in the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan stating that NexGen is in breach of its obligations under the Study Agreement that was signed between NexGen and MN-S (including on behalf of the Locals of MN-S Northern Region II). MN-S efforts are being led by MN-S Northern Region II leadership,...
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2020 Sep 12 - 1:39am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
(Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes today’s release of a study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) that outlines an effective and fair bottom-up approach to funding First Nations child and family services. “How First Nations child and family services are funded will have a direct effect on Canada’s promise to bring change to the tragedy faced by tens of...
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2020 Sep 12 - 1:01am
Muskrat Magazine
Cheryl L’Hirondelle on the APTN series AMPLIFY | Image source: APTN Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed) and Lacey Hill are the first guests featured on the new APTN series AMPLIFY set to debut Friday, Sept 11 at 8 pm (EST) on APTN. Episode 2 features Lacey Hill and debuts at 830 pm (EST). AMPLIFY showcases 13 Indigenous ... The post CHERYL L’HIRONDELLE & LACEY HILL ON APTN’S NEWEST SHOW: AMPLIFY appeared first on MUSKRAT...
Tags: Arts, junktag (ignore), Film & TV, Interviews, Issue 17: Prophecy
2020 Sep 11 - 8:55pm
APTN News (Canada)
On Sept. 10, Jess Housty whose traditional name is ‘Cúagilákv, took to Twitter and wrote: “Our Haíɫzaqv Emergency Operations Centre has confirmed the first positive case(s) of COVID-19 in our community.” Housty is the executive director of Qqs (Eyes) Projects Society, (QPS), a Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) charitable non-profit focused on supporting youth and families to thrive through community and cultural programming. As the first positive case of...
Tags: National News, junktag (ignore), Heiltsuk, B.C., British Columbia, Food Security
2020 Sep 11 - 4:50am
Muskrat Magazine
IFWTO2020 Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade  * Title of Wearable Art Ensemble: Anti-Pipleline Society Kwe  * Photo Credit: Linda Roy Celebrating Indigenous fashion and culture in a four-day online festival of cinematic fashion films, a pop-up online marketplace, a virtual art exhibition, and a panel series. The biannual Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO), originally scheduled for May of this ... The post INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO (IFWTO)...
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2020 Sep 11 - 4:42am
Muskrat Magazine
From Wolfwalker Productions and Wabung Anung Films comes original series AMPLIFY. The series is set to air its first two episodes on APTN beginning on Friday, Sept. 11th at 8pm ET. The series is made up of 13 – 22 minute episodes and following the Sept 11th airdate, a new episode will air each week in English and ... The post WATCH THE TRAILER: AMPLIFY Original APTN Series starring Indigenous singer-songwriters to air Friday, Sept. 11th...
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2020 Sep 11 - 3:29am
Muskrat Magazine
Still from Inconvenient Indian. Gail Maurice as Coyote | Image source: NFB I want the film to be a provocation. I hope it unsettles audiences. I hope it asks audiences to look at their conscious and unconscious biases. I hope it celebrates Indigenous culture in a way that’s surprising and nuanced for people that might ... The post INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER MICHELLE LATIMER ON THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN: THE DOCUMENTARY appeared first on...
Tags: Arts, junktag (ignore), Film & TV, Interviews, Issue 17: Prophecy
2020 Sep 11 - 12:33am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
11 August 2020 – On Friday 11 September, Celebration of Nations will begin virtually with a profound short film entitled Starborn that captures the essence of our current existence. Delivered in the form of an Elder’s observation with a gentle but firm admonition, this remarkable short film by ally Olivia Mater will provide a compelling start to this year’s gathering as well as a reckoning of human responsibility to the land and...
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