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Spirit Halloween Costumes Collage
Every year around mid-September, social media feeds start filling up with hashtags like #CultureNotCostume and #NotYourPocahontas. They are hashtags created in response to Halloween stores that stock costumes with names like Native American Princess, Toddler Little Chief and Sexy Cherokee Warrior. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
anti-poverty coalition
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition invited all mayoral and council candidates to a tea this past week, where they had the opportunity to speak about how they would end poverty and homelessness in Whitehorse. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Ontario sex ed walk out
On Sept. 21, 2018 Ontario students from high schools and middle schools walked out of their classrooms in droves, to protest changes made to their sex education and Indigenous history school curriculums. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Alaska Town-Inupiaq Name
A local newspaper reported the hunters were in a boat on a towline and flipped in rough water. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Violet Innukshuk
The colours of the North are on display in this week's selection of the best photos from across the territories. Lose yourself in the best user-submitted photos from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Puppet family Kim Lea and Trish Laye
Kim Lea and Trish Laye are currently working to finish their third order of puppets for the South Slave Divisional Education Council. They will have made 92 puppets when they are finished. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wil Marsden in Gitanyow
After his late father was denied medicinal marijuana, hereditary chief Wil Marsden pledged to supply anyone in need in his community with cannabis oil. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
MMIWG vigil
We take a look at the top news stories of the week from CBC Indigenous. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
National Conversation on Cannabis
Canadians put some big questions about legalized cannabis to the experts, including Minister of border security and organized crime reduction Bill Blair, president of the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Gigi Osler, and Kirk Tousaw, lawyer and consultant for Canopy Growth Corp. [...]
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Source: CBC North
Skeetchestn First Nation
The Elephant Hill Wildfire burned up 192,000 hectares of B.C. Interior in 2017. One archaeologist says that has made it easier to comb the forest floor for hidden Indigenous archaeological sites. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Ed Schultz
'I was hoping, with my time there, it would encourage others to run,' says Schultz. 'I'm somewhat disappointed.' [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Whit Fraser
A longtime Northerner will be in Yellowknife on Saturday to share stories from a new book that sheds light on his experiences in the North and some of the region's critical political developments. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fort Simpson Norman Wells
The communities of Fort Simpson and Norman Wells will both head to the polls Oct. 15 to choose a new mayor and council. We asked candidates for council to make their case for why voters should tick their name on election day. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Wanda Pascal Guitar Strap with Jessie Colter
Wanda Pascal travelled to Edmonton last weekend to get a glimpse of one of her favourite country music artists, Jessi Colter. Pascal wanted to give Colter a piece of her Indigenous heritage. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Fort Smith municipal office
With municipal elections in the Northwest Territories only a few days away, we invited council candidates from Fort Smith to make their case, in their own words. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Mary-Lee Sandy-Aliyuk
The inaugural Arctic Comedy Festival is raising money for the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line, a suicide support phone line. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Darian Lonechild
Indigenous students at universities on the Prairies say there's still a ways to go when it comes to creating safe and welcoming spaces and incorporating Indigenous traditional knowledge at post-secondary institutions. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Angela Meyer
Police spent Friday searching over Robertson Drive, Forrest Drive, Ptarmigan Road, Con Road and Taylor Road in Yellowknife — the area where Meyer was last seen, eight years ago. She went missing on Nov. 27, 2010. [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: CBC North
Yellowknife RCMP detachment
Yellowknife RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for a 31-year-old man accused of stealing firearms, ammunition and jewellery, earlier this week. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North
Robert C McLeod NWT Finance Minister
Recently, premiers in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba have joined Saskatchewan in rejecting carbon tax as part of their climate change plans, but the Northwest Territories won't be joining in. [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: CBC North