First Nations/Indigenous Media

2020 Aug 1 - 6:17am
APTN News (Canada)
The Haida Nation is supporting a travel ban to the island imposed by the province of British Columbia for all non-residents in response to a recent COVID-19 outbreak. The province is aligning with the Haida Nation that has opposed tourism operators opening during their state of emergency. “It’s critical that we come together at this time of crisis. BC’s order is an important step towards a renewed partnership in emergency management, “said...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, B.C., British Columbia, covid-19, Haida Gwaii
2020 Aug 1 - 5:23am
APTN News (Canada)
In northern Manitoba, 11-year-old Reyna McLeod is searching for her missing dog, Kuujoe. She’s also made a few Facebook videos about the German Shepherd mix, who disappeared from Pimicikamak Cree Nation the same time Lost Boys Hope (LBH) dog rescue was there on June 4. The Ontario-based volunteer group left June 5 with 40 stray and surrendered dogs, and claims Kuujoe wasn’t among them. “The family has mistakenly identified several different...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Barrie, Cross Lake, Dogs, Lost BoysHope
2020 Aug 1 - 5:10am
APTN News (Canada)
As you drive down Cliff Ave. in Enderby, B.C., you will come to a bridge that passes over the rushing Shuswap River. On any given summer day, you are likely to see cars lined up all along the roadside on Splatsin First Nation. Over the years, this area has become a hotspot for locals and tourists. It is also often used as a pit stop for tubers who launch upriver, as a spot to jump off and enter into town. What most don’t know is that this...
Tags: National News, consent, First Nation, IndigiNews, Property, rights
2020 Aug 1 - 4:08am
APTN News (Canada)
The Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the Government of Yukon say they’re concerned First Nations children and families are experiencing increased isolation, abuse and neglect due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are launching a campaign to remind them that supports are available. In a joint press conference, the two organizations announced that since the pandemic began in March, there’s been a noticeable drop in the number of child welfare...
Tags: National News, abuse, campaign, Child and family services, Council of Yukon First Nations, supports
2020 Aug 1 - 3:21am
APTN News (Canada)
A former member of A Tribe Called Red says he cheated on his wife, and exploited his position and popularity to take advantage of other women. Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN (@deejaynndn on Twitter), revealed the indiscretions in a series of tweets on the social media platform Wednesday. Campeau did not say what prompted the mea culpa. “I’m a monster but working to not be,” he wrote in the thread. “I’m seeking professional help to help me...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, #hetoo, A Tribe Called Red, Canadian Roots Exchange, Chatting With Homies
2020 Aug 1 - 2:00am
APTN News (Canada)
A memorial pole will be raised on Hwy. 16 in British Columbia infamously known as the Highway of Tears. The pole will honour missing and murdered Indigenous women who have disappeared along the highway that runs from the Alberta-B.C. border west to Prince Rupert on the coast. According to Wanda Good, one of the organizers of the memorial pole, it will be a place for families to remember lost loved ones, including herself who lost two cousins...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, British Columbia, Memorial pole, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, junktag (ignore)
2020 Jul 31 - 5:52am
APTN News (Canada)
Opaskwayak Cree Nation is one of the first communities in Manitoba to look at gaining control over child welfare in the community under Bill C-92 – the federal government’s legislation, which came into effect in January. This week, leadership signed a declaration to further pursue the development of what they call Wahkohtowin law, or a Cree child welfare law in the community. Onekanew Christian Sinclair says this move has been a long time...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, C-92, Child Welfare, Manitoba, junktag (ignore)
2020 Jul 31 - 5:48am
APTN News (Canada)
Master Cpl. Brent Thompson stands at attention with an Eagle Staff, freshly adorned with new feathers, by his side at a ceremony in Winnipeg. Thompson has been travelling the world with the ceremonial piece for five years. “It’s a huge honor for myself to be selected and to be given that honour and to carry the Canadian Armed Forces Eagle Staff. Not only all soldiers but Indigenous soldiers that have not come back and not returned,”...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Canadian Armed Forces, Eagle Staff, Indigenous soldiers, Military
2020 Jul 31 - 3:08am
APTN News (Canada)
This opinion piece was sent out to the media from Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association President Annie Bernard Daisley. Seven Minutes. What can happen in seven minutes? Can a life change? Can many lives change? Will the seven minutes alter or eliminate your existence? In Chantel Moore’s case, in seven minutes, her life ended tragically. The nation will forget because she is Indigenous. Let us be honest, it is because she is Indigenous...
Tags: junktag (ignore), National News, Annie Bernard Daisley, Chantel Moore, junktag (ignore), New Brunswick
2020 Jul 30 - 6:14am
APTN News (Canada)
Haisla Nation member Theresa Windsor still remembers a moment three years ago when her son came home from school and shared the words he learned. “He shared a blessing in our language at the dinner table. It brought my parents, my sister and myself to tears because we couldn’t understand what he was saying. So that sparked something deep within me to take a look at why we weren’t speaking or understand the language, ” said Windsor who is the...
Tags: National News, B.C., British Columbia, Elders, Haisla Nation, language
2020 Jul 29 - 12:28am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
We are excited to announce that select Indigenous Arts Program and Indigenous Music Initiative grants are now accepting applications from Indigenous artists and organizations in B.C.The deadline to apply is September 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. The Fall 2020 intake includes the following:The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) Community Arts Infrastructure – Up to $20,000 to complete renovations for a community arts workspace....
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2020 Jul 28 - 3:13am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
TORONTO – Chris Glover MPP (Spadina–Fort York), the Official Opposition NDP’s critic for Colleges and Universities, has issued a statement in response to today’s announcement by Doug Ford that a scaled down version of York University’s Markham campus will go ahead without any capital funding from the province: “The people of Markham and York University have stepped up to fill a gap created when Doug Ford scrapped planned university...
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2020 Jul 28 - 2:59am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
Sechelt, BC – On July 7 there were two acts of racist anti-Indigenous vandalism on the Sunshine Coast. A large banner was hung across two totem poles at the Pender Harbour School that read “IF U TOUCH George/Stanley/John A UR Totem’s will start Falling” (see photo below). As well, the word “conquered” was painted on a highway sign containing shíshálh language. The RCMP have been contacted and are investigating...
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2020 Jul 28 - 2:52am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
This means that submissions will be reviewed and assessed as they’re submitted until December 31, 2020. Once approved, final reporting deadlines will also be assessed on an individual basis.Initiatives with amended closing dates are: Direct SupportElders GrantYouth GrantYouth Language GrantEquity MatchingNation Governance Below is the revised list of program initiatives and corresponding closing dates: Direct Support...
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2020 Jul 28 - 12:13am
First Nations Drum (Canada)
The FNHP Certification program Starting September 14, 2020, all five courses will run online for an eleven week period.  Register for the First Nations Housing Professional Program to take the courses necessary to be certified as a First Nations Housing Professional (FNHP)! Or, take a course to support your ongoing professional development! Check out our latest Information Guide and visit our certification page for...
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