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Métis delegates call for withdrawal of The Saskatchewan First Act

Métis delegates call for withdrawal of The Saskatchewan First Act

SASKATOON — Delegates attending the legislative assembly of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan unanimously supported their leadership's rejection of The Saskatchewan First Act.
Alberta chief critical of Premier Danielle Smith's claim of Indigenous roots

Alberta chief critical of Premier Danielle Smith's claim of Indigenous roots

EDMONTON — A First Nations leader in Alberta is questioning Premier Danielle Smith's claim of Indigenous heritage. Smith has said she has some Cherokee roots and years ago declared herself as a person of mixed race.
Alberta treaty chiefs unite against United Conservatives' proposed sovereignty act

Alberta treaty chiefs unite against United Conservatives' proposed sovereignty act

EDMONTON — In what may have been an unprecedented show of unanimity, all of Alberta's treaty chiefs have spoken out strongly against the provincial government's proposed sovereignty act.

Indigenous artist to sing 'O Canada' in Cree at Grey Cup

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — When Teagan Littlechief sings in front of thousands of fans at Sunday’s Grey Cup game, she will be thinking about Canada’s Indigenous youth.
'Break a barrier': Indigenous artist to sing part of O Canada in Cree at Grey Cup

'Break a barrier': Indigenous artist to sing part of O Canada in Cree at Grey Cup

REGINA — When Teagan Littlechief sings in front of thousands of fans at Sunday's Grey Cup game, she'll be thinking about Canada's Indigenous youth.
Manitoba bill would help ensure birth certificates reflect Indigenous names

Manitoba bill would help ensure birth certificates reflect Indigenous names

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is moving to ensure birth certificates can better represent the names of Indigenous people and those of other cultures.
Ottawa sets aside $3B for out-of-court settlements with Indigenous people

Ottawa sets aside $3B for out-of-court settlements with Indigenous people

OTTAWA — The federal government is asking Parliament to set aside billions of dollars in anticipation of several out-of-court settlements with Indigenous people, as well as to help provinces and territories pay for disaster relief and recovery effort
Art Gallery of Ontario appoints curator focused on Inuit art

Art Gallery of Ontario appoints curator focused on Inuit art

TORONTO — The Art Gallery of Ontario has appointed an associate curator of Indigenous art with a focus on Inuit exhibitions and acquisitions.
B.C. Indigenous leaders thank John Horgan for leadership on premier's last full day

B.C. Indigenous leaders thank John Horgan for leadership on premier's last full day

VANCOUVER — An organization of British Columbia Indigenous leaders is thanking the outgoing premier for his work on passing legislation affirming Indigenous rights and is calling on John Horgan's successor to continue efforts toward reconciliation.
Happy hygge! Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words

Happy hygge! Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's the sitch, Scrabble stans. Your convos around the board are about to get more interesting with about 500 new words and variations added to the game's official dictionary: stan, sitch, convo, zedonk, dox and fauxhawk among them.
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