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Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier denied parole for 1975 killings of 2 FBI agents serving warrants

Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison since his conviction in the 1975 killings of two FBI agents in South Dakota, has been denied parole. The U.S.

Looking for Indigenous history? ‘Shekon Neechie’ website recentres Indigenous perspectives

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Senator wants Washington Commanders to pay tribute to an old logo that offends many Indigenous

Senator wants Washington Commanders to pay tribute to an old logo that offends many Indigenous

After a half century of activism, many Native Americans thought a bitter debate over the capital's football mascot was over two years ago when the team became the Washington Commanders .
Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Parks and public spaces across the country teemed with flag-waving revellers on Monday as thousands of people marked Canada Day, with many — including newly minted citizens — celebrating the unique privileges that come with being Canadian.
Underwater gardeners work to restore B.C.'s majestic kelp forests

Underwater gardeners work to restore B.C.'s majestic kelp forests

In the chilly waters of Vancouver Island's Barkley Sound, gardeners are at work on the sea floor.
Atlantic ballet's Indigenous dance program gives chance to train close to home

Atlantic ballet's Indigenous dance program gives chance to train close to home

MONCTON, N.B. — Precious Abygail Dedam twirled on stage in a plume of colour — red, pink, purple and blue. The fancy shawl dancer performed last week for a special announcement at the Atlantic Ballet of Canada in Moncton, N.B.
As political fervor for New Zealand's Māori resurgence wanes, a new Indigenous holiday comes of age

As political fervor for New Zealand's Māori resurgence wanes, a new Indigenous holiday comes of age

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Ngarauru Mako told her family she was calling off Christmas festivities in favor of celebrating Matariki, the Māori new year holiday that's experiencing a renaissance in New Zealand, her children didn’t believe her
'Pivotal moment': Trudeau and Tsilhqotʼin nation celebrate anniversary of land ruling

'Pivotal moment': Trudeau and Tsilhqotʼin nation celebrate anniversary of land ruling

NEMAIAH VALLEY, B.C. — Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation says the 2014 court ruling that resulted in the first declaration of Aboriginal title in Canadian history triggered a decade of "huge" shifts.
Resolutions on child welfare barred from AFN assembly as chiefs raise concerns

Resolutions on child welfare barred from AFN assembly as chiefs raise concerns

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is not allowing resolutions on child welfare at its coming annual general assembly, including one that called for it to publicly apologize for comments made in front of a tribunal.
'Egregious exploitation': Toronto woman sentenced to 3 years for Inuit identity fraud

'Egregious exploitation': Toronto woman sentenced to 3 years for Inuit identity fraud

IQALUIT — A Toronto woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after she falsely claimed her two daughters were Inuit in order to obtain thousands of dollars in benefits.