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article Northern federal election hopefuls face off in Thompson
(9/20/2019)
(Manitoba) -- People in Thompson got the chance to meet some of the candidates running to represent their riding for the first time on Thursday night at a forum focused...
article 'We feel very unappreciated': Sagkeeng First Nation teachers protesting contracts
(9/10/2019)
(Manitoba) -- As students return to school across the province, children at one First Nations school are off to a rocky start. A number of elementary school teachers on...
article U of W student, Sen. Murray Sinclair receive Red Cross humanitarian awards
(9/7/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Sen. Murray Sinclair and a University of Winnipeg student developing a Swampy Cree language app were honoured with awards from the Canadian Red Cross on...
article Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Manitoba’s Forest Sector
(8/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. That is why Canada is investing in...
article AMC women's council distances itself from woman accusing leader of sending 'creepy' messages
(7/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The women's council for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it will no longer be involved in social media accusations against the organization's...
article Woman, 22, wants in-person apology after she says grand chief pursued her online
(7/15/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A 22-year-old woman who said she was messaged multiple times online by a Manitoba First Nations leader wants a full accounting for what she calls "...
article 'It’s historic': Peguis First Nation opening urban reserve in Winnipeg
(7/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s largest Indigenous community is celebrating an expansion into Winnipeg. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Peguis...
article Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food
(7/10/2019)
(Manitoba) -- No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one...
article Last Pauingassi evacuees forced from homes by smoke en route to Winnipeg
(7/8/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The last residents of Pauingassi First Nation forced from their homes due to heavy forest fire smoke are expected to arrive in Winnipeg Monday.
article Severe thunderstorms heading into parts of Manitoba
(7/8/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The parched province of Manitoba is expected to get some wet relief on Monday, though some parts could see quite intense downpours, Environment Canada says...
article Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations
(7/7/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba. Evacuations are currently underway...
article Manitoba's new 'utility scale' solar farm aims to spark First Nations interest in green energy
(6/20/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Fisher River Cree Nation will soon be home to the biggest solar farm in Manitoba — a one megawatt facility that will be hooked up to the province...
article 1 charged with sexual assault, interference after search in Waywayseecappo First Nation
(6/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A 41-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference after police found him hiding in the bush in a Manitoba First Nation. The...
article First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster
(6/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Thousands of former flood evacuees are beginning to see compensation from the provincial and federal government eight years after being displaced from four...
article VIDEO: Questionable spending at Sagkeeng FN
(6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- An internal audit shows $1.3 million in questionable spending at Sagkeeng Health Centre in Manitoba.
article Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment
(6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s first social impact bond (SIB) will launch this fall, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Tara Petti, chief executive officer, Southern...
article Province Reignites Talks With First Nations on Ownership of Northern Airports
(6/11/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba announced today that discussions with First Nations regarding the transfer of ownership of northern airports have resumed with the...
article Peguis threatens eviction, banishment to anyone caught using or dealing drugs in First Nation housing
(5/27/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Peguis First Nation is cracking down on illegal drug use — issuing a formal memo threatening to evict anyone caught consuming or dealing drugs in the...
article Arson charges laid in wildfire that forced evacuations of eastern Manitoba First Nations
(5/24/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Three people face arson charges in connection with a massive wildfire that forced the evacuation of thousands of people from Little Grand Rapids and...
article Charges laid in alleged sexual, physical abuse of 17 children in Garden Hill First Nation
(5/23/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Two men from Garden Hill have been charged with multiple sexual offences against children, including one man who had access to a foster home in the...
article $1.9 million in nation-rebuilding funding going to Manitoba First Nations, Indigenous organizations
(2/20/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba First Nations and Indigenous organizations are receiving $1.9 million collectively this fiscal year to support nation-rebuilding efforts, Crown-...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article 'Time to take action:' Children's advocates call for national youth suicide strategy
(9/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Children's advocates from across the country are urging the federal government to create a national strategy to deal with what they are calling a youth...
article Grieving family says government ignoring Indigenous suicide crisis
(9/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- I had no words of comfort to say to my cousin. I was only able to sit beside her in silence and witness her grief and sorrow, letting her talk and share as...
article God's Lake First Nation calls state of emergency over suicide crisis
(8/30/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A northern Manitoba First Nation has called a state of emergency in response to a rash of suicide attempts that left four young people dead. "We have...
article God’s Lake First Nation declares state of emergency amid suicide crisis
(8/30/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A remote Manitoba First Nation has activated a state of emergency as it deals with an ongoing suicide crisis. “We have been dealing with an ongoing...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sixties Scoop

article Sixties Scoop survivors lament lack of support during compensation application process
(8/30/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Shayne Metraux started working on his Sixties Scoop compensation application months ago. He got through most of the application easily, but has struggled...
article Métis Sixties Scoop survivors gather to discuss next steps in reconciliation process
(3/24/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Andrea Currie was taken away from her Métis family and culture in Winnipeg as part of the Sixties Scoop. She didn't find out about her roots until the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Health Care

article Northern Manitoba First Nations people rally for better health care
(8/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A St. Theresa Point man says he is sick of living in this "concrete jungle" and wants to go home to his remote First Nation. Roy Harper says he...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article 'Hurts just as bad': Tina Fontaine's family, friends mourn 5 years after death
(8/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- On a recent warm evening in Winnipeg, a woman ran up to the Bear Clan Patrol in a panic, asking for help to find her niece who had not returned home....
article 'Nothing has changed:' Tina Fontaine's body pulled from river five years ago
(8/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- It was quiet on the summer day when Cora Morgan and her cousin stood on the waterfront and performed a smudging ceremony for a young Indigenous girl pulled...
article 'Think about the girls': 100s of painted rocks placed in Winnipeg to remember MMIWG
(6/25/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have left few traces behind, but a Winnipeg woman is memorializing them in a tangible, colourful way...
article 'If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention': MMIWG inquiry report includes 231 recommendations
(6/1/2019)
(Manitoba) -- After hearing more than 1,000 hours of testimony from survivors and families, a national inquiry says it's only begun to scratch the surface when it...
article 'I lied to everyone about Christine': Overby admits to killing Wood during trial testimony
(5/6/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The man on trial for second-degree murder in the death of Christine Wood admitted to killing her Monday morning in a Winnipeg court room. Brett Overby, 32...
article Province seeking information on 17 youth at risk of dying cited in Fontaine report
(3/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government wants to find out what's happening with the 17 children at risk of imminent danger cited in a scathing report that chronicles...
article Action needed following Tina Fontaine report: FN advocate
(3/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- An Indigenous organization says more investments need to be made at the grassroots level. This comes after Manitoba’s children’s advocate says there are...
article 'Not enough has changed': Advocate calls for action before more children die like Tina Fontaine
(3/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Tina Fontaine didn't get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her...
article Family renews plea for clues 3 years after woman vanished from Manitoba First Nation
(3/3/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Three years after her daughter vanished after a night out visiting friends, Evelyn Chartrand is still looking for answers, and for her daughter, Lorlene...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Facebook

article AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas goes on leave to 'heal' after Facebook allegations
(7/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The leader of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is temporarily leaving his role to "heal" just days after being accused of inappropriate...
1 Article on this Issue

Truth and Reconciliation

article Elementary students create new book in an effort to understand reconciliation
(6/24/2019)
(Manitoba) -- They're only in Grade 6 but may now know more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's calls to action than many adults. Students...
1 Article on this Issue

Métis

article Mining framework promises improved First Nations negotiations, but Metis Federation says it wasn't consulted
(5/31/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba government is touting a new framework for negotiating mining rights with First Nations communities, while fielding complaints that the...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Gambler First Nation breaks ground on 1st urban reserve in Brandon, Man.
(5/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Ground was broken Friday on a multimillion-dollar development on the site of the first urban reserve in Brandon, Man. Officials with Gambler First Nation...
article Manitoba First Nations demand halt to flood channel work after lands cleared in private
(4/23/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A number of First Nations are calling on the Manitoba government to halt all work surrounding the construction of a flood outlet near their communities. In...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Controversial silica sand operation gets provincial approval
(5/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The province has issued an environmental license to allow Canadian Premium Sands to set up a controversial silica sand operation in Hollow Water First...
article Silica sand mine approved for site near Seymourville, Hollow Water First Nation
(5/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba has approved and issued a licence for a silica sand mine that had divided opinions among those who live near the site. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Opponents of Indian day schools settlement have their say in court
(5/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Growing up in the western Saskatchewan Cree community of Onion Lake, Beatrice Macdonald endured 11 years in the federal and provincial institutions known...
article 'Just get it done:' Indian day school survivors divided over proposed settlement
(5/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- For more than a decade, Ray Mason has been fighting for compensation for the time he and thousands of other Indigenous people were forced to attend...
article Supreme Court upholds residential school compensation for former student
(4/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A former residential school student is entitled to compensation for abuse at the hands of a nun, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that helps...
article Artwork honouring residential school survivors vested with legal rights
(4/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- An art installation honouring survivors of residential schools is being recognized as a "living entity" in an agreement combining Indigenous...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Red Cross flying water into Shamattawa after treatment plant failure
(5/3/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Bottled water is being flown in to supply the remote northern community of Shamattawa First Nation after a failure at the water treatment plant. The Red...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Removing monuments, renaming streets not priority for Indigenous Manitobans: poll
(1/31/2019)
(Manitoba) -- While Winnipeg wrestles with how to handle historical markers that do not reflect Indigenous perspectives, a new poll suggests the issue may not be top of...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Manitoba Metis Federation donates $1M to CancerCare Manitoba
(9/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba Metis Federation handed over a $1-million cheque on Saturday to help in the fight against cancer. MMF President David Chartrand made the...
article Winnipeg's Indigenous skateboarders, hip-hop artists 'super proud' to take part in Wreckonciliation event
(9/21/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Rainfall warnings couldn't keep Winnipeg's Indigenous skateboard and hip-hop communities from gathering for a showcase Saturday afternoon. The event,...
article Hanover School Division's Indigenous Day only the beginning of learning for students
(9/19/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Students crowd around Métis storyteller Joe McLellan as he tries to engage them in a song. They're shy at first, until he suggests they try the Cree...
article UN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on water management
(9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A United Nations expert is calling on government officials to partner with First Nations leadership and Indigenous knowledge keepers to help manage water...
article Opinion: Ideas abound to reopen Neechi Commons
(9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Don’t call it a revival. "We need a reinvention or a revamping," said Neechi Commons Co-op treasurer Russ Rothney, "but not a revival...
article AMC holds meet and greet with federal candidates to boost First Nation vote
(9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The Assembly of Manitoba chiefs held a townhall meeting in Winnipeg Monday to introduce some of the candidates running in the upcoming federal election.
article Gap widens between First Nations and rest of Manitobans' health: report
(9/18/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The gap between the health of First Nations people and the rest of Manitobans is growing, highlighting a need for more cultural awareness in the health...
article Event brings communities together to celebrate partnership of local treaties
(9/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A community event at The Forks on Sunday brought Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to celebrate the partnership of local treaties.
article New Sioux Valley, Brandon School Division partnership gives students chance to build skills, share culture
(9/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Junior high students from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in western Manitoba will learn a series of life skills this school year thanks to a new partnership...
article National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation archives added to UNESCO world register
(9/12/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The collection of archives, personal stories and photos of residential school survivors at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg...
article New Alanis Obomsawin doc traces fight for equality in children's services inspired by Manitoba boy
(9/10/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A film documenting the short life of a Cree child from Manitoba and the impact he has had on the lives of Indigenous children across the country is...
article Young drummers to trade plastic bin for real drum after outpouring of support
(9/8/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A group of young boys from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba are eagerly waiting for a new powwow drum to be delivered to their community after...
article Young drummers to trade plastic bin for real drum after outpouring of support
(9/7/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A group of young boys from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba are eagerly waiting for a new powwow drum to be delivered to their community after...
article New women's healing lodge to give offenders option to stay in Manitoba
(9/5/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Indigenous women serving federal prison sentences now have the option of going to a new healing lodge in Manitoba. Correctional Service Canada announced...
article New women's healing lodge to give offenders option to stay in Manitoba
(9/4/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Indigenous women serving federal prison sentences now have the option of going to a new healing lodge in Manitoba. Correctional Service Canada announced...
article 'It's a disgrace': Teepee vandalized at National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
(8/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- The vandalizing of a teepee at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on the University of Manitoba campus is a "disgrace," says an...
article Party representatives fail to engage crowd at sparsely attended Indigenous town hall
(8/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Dozens of Indigenous voters spent an evening in Winnipeg hearing what the provincial parties had in store for their communities, but many came away...
article 'We were wronged': Class action says Sask. should have sought compensation for kids harmed in foster care
(8/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A woman from Muskoday First Nation says a class action lawsuit against the province is the only avenue she has to seek acknowledgement that the government...
article Anishinaabe gathering in Manitoba draws people from 3 provinces and U.S.
(8/14/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Anishinaabe people from across their traditional territory have come together for a gathering in Erickson, Man., aimed at strengthening culture and...
article A troubled past and attacks from opponents have not deterred Manitoba NDP leader
(8/13/2019)
(Manitoba) -- To his supporters, Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew's troubled past is a story of personal redemption. To his opponents, it's one of a man who hasn't fully...

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