First Nations/Indigenous Media

2019 Oct 15 - 1:04am
APTN News (Canada)
Cheryl Maloney in an undated photo. She says the removal of Morley Googoo from office is “a small victory” for women. Photo: APTN file Kathleen Martens APTN News The former head of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is calling it “a small victory” for women. Cheryl Maloney is applauding Mi’kmaw Chiefs of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for removing Morley Googoo from representing them at the national level. Googoo is...
Tags: National News
2019 Oct 13 - 9:32pm
APTN News (Canada)
Students from the Nunavut Sivuniksavut school in Ottawa pose on Parliament Hill. Photo: Nunavut Sivuniksavut Facebook page. Kent Driscoll APTN News On Rideau Street in Ottawa there is a little bit of Nunavut hidden away. It’s called Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS), a place that’s been preparing high school graduates for post-secondary education for more than 20 years. Here, students analyze the Nunavut Agreement – the land...
Tags: National News, Education, Greenland, Nunavut, Nunavut agreement, Nunavut Sivuniksavut
2019 Oct 12 - 9:29pm
APTN News (Canada)
Sharleen Gale, Stephen Buffalo, John Paul Special to APTN News The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for the betterment of Canada. First Nations, many of whom live in conditions that other Canadians would be unacceptable and who cope with the legacy of generations of colonialism and government paternalism, will be listening very closely for signs that the political...
Tags: National News, federal election, Laurier Institute, Natural resources, OP-ED
2019 Oct 12 - 5:59am
APTN News (Canada)
Tina House APTN News The 10th-annual World Indigenous Business Forum kicked off this week with a reception at the Bill Reid Gallery in downtown Vancouver. With more than 700 delegates from across the globe the event is expected to infuse close to $5 million into the local economy. Chairman Andrew Carrier says the forum is a chance to support Indigenous entrepreneurs in other parts of the world. “What is really exciting is the opportunity...
Tags: National News, Bill Reid Gallery, British Columbia, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, Pauingassi First Nation, Tomahawk Chips
2019 Oct 12 - 5:53am
APTN News (Canada)
Christopher Read APTN Investigates Just weeks after moving in, Lake St. Martin First Nation community member Bernice McKenzie began hearing a noise in her master bedroom. “At the beginning it was slow…but now it’s just like a water tap,” she said. McKenzie moved into her new home on March 2, 2018. “I was excited. I was really happy,” she said. (Bernice McKenzie at home in Lake St. Martin First Nation. Photo Josh Grummett/APTN...
Tags: Investigates, National News, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CMHC, on-reserve housing
2019 Oct 12 - 5:49am
APTN News (Canada)
Chris Stewart APTN News The First Nations Power Authority is a non-profit development company with a mission. That mission – in energy-rich Alberta – is to develop clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions. At a workshop in Edson, Alta., this week staffers shared tips on how Indigenous peoples can reduce their carbon footprint. The post Power forum shows people how to plug in with less carbon...
Tags: National News, Alberta, First Nations, First Nations Power Authority, power authority
2019 Oct 12 - 5:45am
APTN News (Canada)
Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN News There was only standing room in the Northwest Territories legislature Friday. For a very important reason. A new government was sworn in with new faces – many of them female. The post NWT swears in historic new assembly appeared first on APTN News.
Tags: National News, Election, Northwest Territories, Vote
2019 Oct 12 - 3:54am
Assembly of First Nations (Canada)
AFN Statement on Regional Chief Removal by Regional Leadership The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Executive recognizes and respects the removal of Morley Googoo as Regional Chief for Nova Scotia-Newfoundland by First Nations leadership in the region, consistent with article 17 of the AFN Charter. Under AFN By-Laws, Mr. Googoo is no longer a Board The post AFN STATEMENT – October 11, 2019 appeared first on Assembly of First Nations.
Tags: News & Media
2019 Oct 12 - 2:02am
APTN News (Canada)
  Karyn Pugliese I was hopeful about Indigenous issues being included in the English-language leadership debate: I anticipated a tough question that knocked the leaders off their game, forced them to take a position, held them to account. Well, that didn’t happen. That’s my polite way of saying that the debate’s so-called Indigenous segment was a disaster. Here’s why. The segment was not a discussion of “Indigenous issues”...
Tags: National News, bernier, Canada, debate, federal
2019 Oct 12 - 1:48am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Would you like to promote Nunavut culture at an international event? Here’s your chance!  The Department of Community and Government Services, Sport and Recreation Division is accepting applications for cultural performers to represent Team Nunavut at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon from March 15 to March 21, 2020.  Participants must be born between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005. Groups must consist...
2019 Oct 12 - 1:36am
APTN News (Canada)
Morley Googoo was the AFN regional chief for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland (APTN file). APTN News Morley Googoo has been removed as the Assembly of First Nations’ regional chief for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Mi’kmaq Chiefs from the region made the announcement Friday afternoon following a special meeting. Googoo was serving a suspension with pay while under AFN investigation. “At this special meeting, it was...
Tags: National News, AFN, Morley Googoo, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia
2019 Oct 12 - 1:28am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson sheds light on ancient oral traditions from Haida Gwaii in solo exhibition of photographic collages and mixed media installation VANCOUVER, BC — Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Out of Concealment from October 23, 2019–April 5, 2020, with an opening celebration on October 22 from 6–8pm. The Vancouver premiere of the solo exhibition by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is an innovative reimagining of...
Tags: ARTS
2019 Oct 12 - 12:18am
APTN News (Canada)
Content warning: This story addresses suicide and sexual abuse in the child welfare system.  Kenneth Jackson APTN News Both have been in government care most of their lives. Both have harrowing stories of sexual abuse. Both ended up in Ottawa group homes hundreds of kilometres from their First Nations in northwestern Ontario. And both have something to say to the Justin Trudeaus and Andrew Scheers of the world looking to deny them...
Tags: National News, Abuse, care, Child Welfare, group homes, Human Rights Tribunal
2019 Oct 11 - 11:36pm
First Nations Drum (Canada)
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2019 /CNW/ – On World Mental Health Day, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) urges all federal leaders commit to substantial investments for mental wellness for First Nations as a top priority and to work diligently with First Nations and ensure First Nations enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. “We must work together to improve the health and wellbeing of all First Nations...
2019 Oct 11 - 9:31pm
APTN News (Canada)
Kathleen Martens APTN News Elections Canada says it will have polls on 365 First Nations for an increase of 23 per cent over the 2015 campaign. It will also distribute more ballots for the Oct. 21 general election. “In the last election in 2015 there was a big spike in turnout in reserves and that contributed to some ballot shortages in a handful of communities,” confirmed Lisa Drouillard, Elections Canada’s director of outreach and...
Tags: National News, ballot shortages, Elections Canada, First Nations, Ontario