Indigenous

Commission releases interim report into unmarked graves at residential schools

Commission releases interim report into unmarked graves at residential schools

Mar 21, 2024 | 11:35am
An interim report from an international group hired to provide advice on identifying and locating the unmarked graves of children who attended residential schools says Canada should continue funding searches beyond 2025. The report from the International Commission on Missing Persons, based in The Hague, covers the work it has done so far and suggests […]
Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Police seek additional victims after child-luring and pornography arrest

Feb 22, 2024 | 8:57pm
The following news story contains content some readers may find disturbing or triggering. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) is investigating the possibility of additional victims after arresting a youth worker with sexual offenses involving children. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit arrested the 28-year-old suspect on February 2, with help from the Edmonton […]
Pats Celebrated Indigenous Culture with Charity Auction and a Historic Broadcast.

Pats Celebrated Indigenous Culture with Charity Auction and a Historic Broadcast.

Feb 12, 2024 | 11:33am
Regina’s Brandt Centre witnessed a vibrant celebration of Indigenous culture as the Pats hosted Indigenous Celebration Night during their clash with the Edmonton Oil Kings. The game marked the second time the Pats donned special orange jerseys as part of the WHL’s Orange Jersey Project. This initiative, established in 2022, aims to use the power […]
Indigenous soldiers determined to carry on family legacies

Indigenous soldiers determined to carry on family legacies

Nov 7, 2023 | 8:52am
Indigenous Peoples have been part of Canada’s military history dating back to the War of 1812, when it’s estimated more than 10,000 First Nations people fought. More than 7,000 Indigenous people later served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. Many continue to serve today. Wednesday is National Aboriginal Veterans Day, […]
Northern First Nation declares State of Emergency due to violence

Northern First Nation declares State of Emergency due to violence

Oct 17, 2023 | 11:50am
Citing an increase in violent events on Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and Deschambault Lake, the communities of Pelican Narrows and Deschambault Lake have declared a state of emergency. In a news release Chief Karen Bird of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation says, “The constant sound of gunfire has left our members in a constant state of […]

Buffy Sainte-Marie retires from live performances, cites health concerns

Aug 4, 2023 | 8:40am

Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced that she’s retiring from live performances.  The Cree artist and activist has roots in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan and was adopted by an American family from Massachusetts. A statement announcing her decision cited factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges. “I have made the difficult decision to pull out of […]

‘Freddie the Flyer’ chronicles exploits of the North’s first Indigenous pilot

Jul 22, 2023 | 6:00am

Across the pages of a picture book, the northern lights dance over the Arctic landscape with brush strokes of bold colour, as caribou and muskox graze on the tundra and a bush pilot takes to the skies. As the pilot flies across the Mackenzie Delta, he rescues a stranded prospector from a blizzard, packs a […]

Indigenous educators in Saskatchewan look to boost graduation rates

Jun 20, 2023 | 1:45pm

Jason Young measures the success of his students from one year to the next, celebrating wins both big and small. The director of education for Saskatchewan’s Northern Lights School Division, which is responsible for most of the province’s northern communities, says it’s important to highlight every bit of progress among Indigenous students despite graduation rates […]

’60s Scoop grief and Holocaust trauma entwine in limited series ‘Little Bird’

May 25, 2023 | 5:03pm

Feelings of grief and a desire for healing were constant on the set of the ’60s Scoop drama “Little Bird,” says showrunner and co-creator Jennifer Podemski, who drew on her own mixed heritage to explore the psychological fallout of an Indigenous woman adopted as a child by a Jewish family. Many members of the Indigenous-led […]