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Death of Noelle O’Soup ‘a familiar tragedy’ and answers are needed, Indigenous leaders say

Noelle “Elli” O’Soup, an Indigenous girl reported missing from her Port Coquitlam, B.C. home over a year ago, died in early May in a Vancouver apartment, authorities say. She was 14 years old. Noelle, a member of Key First Nation in Saskatchewan, was one of two people found dead in an apartment …

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‘It seems to be she was silenced,’ mom says as Ontario inquest examines death of Indigenous inmate

Sitting through an inquest into her daughter’s death, Selina McIntyre says the hardest part is “knowing my daughter wanted me and I wasn’t there.” McIntyre, of Hay River, N.W.T., spoke to CBC News after testifying before a coroner’s jury in Windsor, Ont., that’s examining the death of Delilah Blair, an Indigenous woman …

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Mom had no idea Indigenous daughter was in jail until staff told her she was dead, Ontario inquest told

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide.  Selina McIntyre only learned daughter Delilah Blair was in a Windsor, Ont., jail when staff called to let her know the 30-year-old Indigenous woman had died, a coroner’s inquest was told Tuesday. A correctional officer found Blair without vital signs in her cell at the South …

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These architects are infusing Indigenous values into galleries, campus buildings across Canada

What role does Indigenous architecture play in the process of reconciliation? The recent work of two design firms in Ontario show it is not just about Indigenizing spaces but also designing places where everyone can benefit from Indigenous values and principles by integrating them into spaces across Canada. One of …

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Break bread, laugh and learn: How to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Unreserved47:46Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. First celebrated in 1996, the day — which falls on the summer solstice — is meant to recognize and honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. Unreserved asked a few friends of the show ⁠— Indigenous people who …

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For this northern Saskatchewan First Nation, the future is Indigenous tourism

In the heart of Saskatchewan’s boreal forest lies Waters Edge Eco Lodge. The tourism destination is located on the traditional lands of the Waterhen Lake First Nation. The people of that nation just got that land back. The nation recently bought the resort, located 50 kilometres north of Meadow Lake on …

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Dangerous offender hearing highlights disproportionate harm on Indigenous people, say advocates

A hearing in Regina that could label an Indigenous man a dangerous offender and possibly imprison him indefinitely wraps up next week.  Ryan Saulteaux, 45, from Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation, has been on remand since 2013 and will be representing himself at the hearing.  Advocates say Saulteaux’s case illustrates a …

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Activist Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash hopes to become 1st Indigenous woman in Que’s legislature

A young Indigenous activist and columnist is taking a step into provincial politics. Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash announced she will seek the nomination for the Ungava riding in northern Quebec under Québec Solidaire’s banner.  If she wins the seat in the Oct. 3 provincial election, she will be the first Indigenous woman to sit …

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A ‘watershed moment’? Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., face hearing after botched Indigenous death probe

Nearly seven years after the body of Stacy Debungee was found in a river flowing through Thunder Bay, Ont., disciplinary hearings for two officers involved in the deficient sudden death investigation are set to begin today. Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison and Sgt. Shawn Whipple are both facing Police Service Act …

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Trial underway for Sask. Indigenous woman violently arrested after alleged shoplifting

An Indigenous woman thrown to the pavement, handcuffed and pinned for nearly 10 minutes by a Saskatoon grocery store security guard is on trial, accused of shoplifting a roast and some cheese. A video of the April 14, 2021, arrest, posted by an observer, prompted widespread outrage from Indigenous leaders …

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