First Nations/Indigenous Media

2020 May 28 - 11:31am
Native News Online
Known as Indian-killer President This Day in History Published May 28, 2020 WASHINGTON – On this day in 1830, 190 years ago, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. The Act established a process whereby the president could grant land west of the Mississippi River to Indian tribes that agreed to give up their homelands. As incentives, the law allowed the Indians financial and material assistance to travel to their new...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 28 - 11:30am
Native News Online
Front line nurses on the Navajo Nation have been working tirelessly to save lives. WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation reported 1,620 of its tribal citizens have recovered from COVID-19, as the total cases nears 5,000. On Wednesday evening, the Navajo Nation reported another 102 new cases of COVID-19 reached 4,944.  The total number of deaths has reached 159 from the deadly virus as of Wednesday. Preliminary reports from nine health care...
Tags: Currents
2020 May 28 - 8:27am
Native News Online
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was fired Tuesday for using excessive force that led to George Floyd’s death. OPINION There is always a story behind every photograph. Yesterday I began seeing a photograph out of Minneapolis that continued to show up many times during the day on my Facebook timeline. Since I was working on other things, I will confess I did not pay close attention at first. When I finally did, I saw a white police...
Tags: Currents, Opinion
2020 May 28 - 6:03am
APTN News (Canada)
The year 2020 has been a tough one to be sure but there have been some bright spots. It was a big year for Indigenous nominees at the Canadian Screen Awards. The online ceremonies began Monday night with some big wins for Indigenous women. The post Some big wins for Indigenous women at the Canadian Screen Awards appeared first on APTN News.
Tags: National News, 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, junktag (ignore)
2020 May 28 - 5:59am
APTN News (Canada)
Life on the streets of Winnipeg has left people feeling lost without the services that usually help them cope with day to day issues including anxiety and drug addiction. Mitch Bourbonniere is a member of Mama Bear Clan – an organization that patrols the streets of North Point Douglas in Winnipeg and supplies food, medicine and clothing for those living on the street. He says there has been a palpable difference on the streets recently. “Not...
Tags: National News, Crime, Drugs, Manitoba, police, Winnipeg
2020 May 28 - 5:54am
APTN News (Canada)
Museums in Alberta are working to prepare for future exhibits that explains what the COVID-19 pandemic was like to live through. The museums are inviting anyone who wish to submit letters for these exhibits. Jenny Conway Fisher from the Glenbow Museum in Calgary says curators are collecting stories that tell about different experiences – including Indigenous voices. “Glenbow holds so many objects and belongings and things that are...
Tags: National News, Alberta, Artifacts, covid-19, exhibits, Letters
2020 May 28 - 5:49am
APTN News (Canada)
The leader of the federal NDP says the federal government is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for delaying the release of a plan to address the concerns coming from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “This is the same government that denied recognizing it’s a genocide, the same government that delayed the United Nations declaration legislation and the same government that is still taking...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Calls to Justice, Carolyn Bennett, covid-19, MMIWG
2020 May 28 - 5:34am
APTN News (Canada)
Northern Saskatchewan has reported another death because of the COVID-19 virus. Nelda Maurice, a mother and retired school teacher from  Ile-a-la-Crosse died on May 25 in a Saskatoon hospital. “She got sick around the 26th of April and she was flown out May 2nd and everything happened so quickly from there,” said her daughter Lana. “The last time I talked to her was the 5th or 6th, she was messaging me on Facebook because she couldn’t really...
Tags: National News, covid-19, deaths, Nelda Maurice, Saskatchewan
2020 May 28 - 5:11am
APTN News (Canada)
An elder who’s worked extensively in the country’s  prison system crticizes the federal parole board for not doing enough to help Indigenous offenders and calls its recent actions racist. Because of COVID-19 the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) no longer offers elder-assisted hearings for Indigenous inmates seeking early release from penitentiaries, forcing people to choose between postponing the hearing or proceeding without access to...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, albert dumont, Archambault Institution, covid-19, Elder-assisted hearings
2020 May 28 - 5:06am
APTN News (Canada)
A non-Indigenous man charged with killing two Métis hunters in Alberta has elected to be tried by judge and jury – a strategy that some say led to an all-white jury and an acquittal in a case many see as similar in neighbouring Saskatchewan. On May 21, court heard Anthony Bilodeau, who has pleaded not guilty, wants a judge and jury to hear his trial on two counts of second-degree murder. Bilodeau, 31 of Glendon, Alta., is accused of fatally...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Alberta, Anthony Bilodeau, Colten Boushie, Eleanore Sunchild
2020 May 28 - 4:08am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Despite decades of strong Indigenous voices demanding that governments honour the Treaties, and numerous court decisions supporting their calls for action, governments across Canada continue to disrespect and ignore their Treaty obligations. In Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd., the Alberta Court of Appeal has become the most recent Canadian court to highlight the disconnect between governments’ legal obligations to Treaty...
Tags: Editorial, SLIDE
2020 May 28 - 2:14am
Native News Online
According to experts in the industry, regulations governing online gambling in the US could see their restrictions relaxed in the coming months. According to data from the American Gaming Association (AGA), many land-based casinos are expected to face huge losses this year. Casino employees could see as much as $59 billion in lost wages, with $34.4 billion lost in annual tax revenue. The body said it was in talks with Congress on how to...
Tags: Branded Voices
2020 May 28 - 12:50am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate En tant que Grand Chef et au nom du Conseil Mohawk de Kanesatake, je désire émettre la déclaration suivante concernant les récents points de contrôle d’accès, établis par l’Unité d’Intervention d’Urgence de Kanesatake, aux deux (2) entrées du parc d’Oka en réponse à la décision unilatérale du gouvernement du Québec de rouvrir le Parc.  L’unité d’intervention d’...
Tags: junktag (ignore)
2020 May 28 - 12:47am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Press release For immediate release As Grand Chief and on behalf of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, I wish to issue the following statement in regards to the recent checkpoints, that were set-up by Kanesatake’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU), at Oka Park’s two (2) entrances in response to Quebec’s unilateral decision to reopen the Park on May 20th 2020.  The Kanesatake Emergency Response Unit, a non-political operational...
Tags: junktag (ignore)
2020 May 27 - 9:43pm
Native News Online
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A team of researchers from three leading universities released a proposal for fairly allocating $8 billion earmarked for tribal governments under Title V of the CARES Act.   The proposal follows a study earlier this month by researchers from Harvard, the University of Arizona and UCLA that suggests the Trump Administration miscalculated in its initial distribution of $4.8 billion to many of the 574 federally recognized tribes...
Tags: Currents

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