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article Supreme Court to hear appeal in case of Peter Khill, acquitted in shooting ruled self-defence
(8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an...
article Use your COVID-19 awareness to help First Nations kids breathe easier, doctor urges
(8/4/2020)
(Ontario) -- Dr. Tom Kovesi can skip a step these days when he wants to explain how stagnant indoor air is a problem for First Nations children. "Before COVID,...
article Candidate for chief wants to ensure 'the people have a voice' in Rama
(7/31/2020)
(Ontario) -- One of the two candidates for chief in Rama First Nation’s upcoming election is running on a platform of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Those...
article Northern Ontario First Nation wants legislation that changes environmental assessments repealed
(7/30/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Chief of a northern Ontario First Nation is calling on the province to repeal an omnibus bill that includes changes to the Environmental Assessment Act.
article Why this Sudbury woman is making masks from turtle shells and birch bark
(7/24/2020)
(Ontario) -- When Sheryl Boivin puts her handmade face mask on, created from unlikely, found objects such as turtle shells, she says she feels protected. For the last...
article OPP investigate cyberbullying in northern First Nations
(7/20/2020)
(Ontario) -- A recent incident of cyberbullying on Wapekeka First Nation has prompted an Ontario Provincial Police investigation. OPP did not provide details, but a...
article Federal, provincial governments announce funding for infrastructure projects in northern Ontario
(7/16/2020)
(Ontario) -- The federal and provincial governments have announced funding for a number of infrastructure projects in smaller northern Ontario communities, to help...
article Kashechewan gives chief and council power to banish drug dealers from James Bay community
(7/15/2020)
(Ontario) -- A woman originally from Attawapiskat is being forcibly removed from Kashechewan because she's believed to be a drug dealer. She is the first person to be...
article Ontario to end practice of birth alerts that's led to babies being seized from new mothers
(7/15/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government is directing children's aid societies to stop sending "birth alerts" — the controversial practice of notifying hospitals about...
article Curve Lake First Nation gets turtle crossing signs in local dialect
(7/5/2020)
(Ontario) -- A southern Ontario First Nation is hoping to protect turtles while helping revitalize their local dialect through new turtle crossing signs. Curve Lake...
article 'Anti-racism work defeated' by new attempt to educate Senator Beyak; First Nations coalition says
(7/1/2020)
(Ontario) -- A coalition of First Nations leaders, community members and residential school survivors are continuing their call for Senator Lynn Beyak to resign or be...
article Matawa First Nations seek more funding to ensure safe schools
(7/1/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Chiefs of Matawa First Nations Tribal Council say they are "sounding the alarm" about the lack of supplementary funding available to make...
article People occupying land at Victoria Park call for cancellation of Canada Day
(6/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- A group of people occupying land at Victoria Park is planning a larger gathering on Canada Day in a call to cancel the national holiday. "Canada Day is...
article Matawa plans to transform Dawson Court building into training, wellness facility
(6/25/2020)
(Ontario) -- Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) will once again breathe new life into an empty building in Thunder Bay, Ont. On Wednesday, it was announced that the...
article Indigenous women's voices must be heard, says new co-chair of provincial advisory council
(6/23/2020)
(Ontario) -- The newly appointed co-chair of Ontario's Indigenous Women's Advisory Council says the province has heard the concerns of critics, and both chair positions...
article 'Mixed feelings' as some northern Ontario First Nations ease border restrictions
(6/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- Some First Nations in northeastern Ontario have re-opened their borders as COVID-19 numbers drop, others are keeping checkpoints up but allowing more people...
article 'Mixed feelings' as some northern Ontario First Nations ease border restrictions
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- Some First Nations in northeastern Ontario have re-opened their borders as COVID-19 numbers drop, others are keeping checkpoints up but allowing more people...
article An Ontario firekeeper explains the Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Four Sacred Directions of the Medicine Wheel guide every aspect of the life of A.L. McDonald, a firekeeper in southwestern Ontario. "It's the...
article OP/ED: Ironside leaves dubious legacy for First Nations
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- Among the many burials in Queen Street East’s pioneer cemetery are the final resting places of the Ironside family. Among the Ironside family...
article Bannock, beads and beats: CBC Ontario unites to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day with virtual powwow
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- Growing up as a young boy on the powwow trail, Todd Genno never wanted to be an emcee. Too much responsibility. Too much work. Yet, powwow after powwow,...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article New collaboration hopes to improve mental health care for Indigenous people
(8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- A new program and partnership between Atlohsa Family Healing Services and St. Joseph's Health wants to improve Indigenous peoples' experiences with...
1 Article on this Issue

Ontario Gaming

article Casino workers in Sault Ste. Marie hope to see their benefits extended while the casino stays closed
(8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- With employee benefits for 105 full- and part-time staff at the Sault Ste. Marie Gateway Casino are set to expire at the end of the month, union leaders are...
article Most Niagara bingos open again, but you won’t need that dabber yet
(7/24/2020)
(Ontario) -- Nobody is yelling “Bingo!” just yet, but Niagara Falls’ only bingo hall was relieved to finally open its doors again Friday. As the city...
article Reopening casinos during COVID-19 remains dicey
(7/22/2020)
(Ontario) -- With most regions in the province already in Stage 3 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, the province and public health continue to say no dice for casinos....
article Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara will not reopen on July 24
(7/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- Niagara Casinos is excited that with Monday's provincial announcement the Niagara Region is allowed to enter stage three on Friday, July 24. This is a...
article 'No set timeline' for when Gateway Casino at Georgian Downs could reopen
(7/17/2020)
(Ontario) -- Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening took effect on Friday, including fitness centres, indoor seating at bars and restaurants. And casinos. But Innisfil...
article BREAKING NEWS: Casino Rama will not be reopening Friday
(7/14/2020)
(Ontario) -- Guessing when Casino Rama might reopen is a gamble. But there is one sure bet: it won’t be Friday. Premier Doug Ford announced earlier this week the...
article Employee benefits for casino workers extended until end of August
(7/8/2020)
(Ontario) -- United Steelworkers, Gateway Casinos hammer out agreement to extend benefits for employees in Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Thunder Bay throughout the...
article Union slams 'greedy' Gateway over 'shameful' cutting of benefits
(7/7/2020)
(Ontario) -- The odds seem to be improving that casinos in Ontario could soon reopen. But what the gambling environment might look like in the COVID-19 world remains to...
article Gateway Casinos $1.5 billion sale at risk to collapse
(7/2/2020)
(Ontario) -- Catalyst Capital Group Inc.’s latest attempt to cash in its chips in Burnaby-based Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. looks like it might be a...
article Closure of casinos impacting Niagara Falls budget
(6/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- Entertainment buffs are not the only ones anxious to see the two casinos reopen in Niagara Falls. So are officials with the City of Niagara Falls. Since the...
article Casino Free Sudbury, KED in Superior Court today
(6/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- The debate over Sudbury's planned Kingsway Entertainment District is in court today. In 2017, the development – a proposed project that would...
article Caesars Windsor 'ready to open,' but must wait for Stage 3
(6/26/2020)
(Ontario) -- Those in charge of the region’s largest tourist attraction, Caesars Windsor, are eagerly awaiting the day they can do business again — but it...
article Gambler banned from casinos for three years after being caught cheating
(6/26/2020)
(Ontario) -- A North York man has been granted a conditional discharge and banned from attending at any Ontario casino for the next three years after he admitted to...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Residential school survivor wants criminal case reopened against former child care worker
(8/5/2020)
(Ontario) -- A survivor of one of Canada's most notorious residential schools wants the criminal case against his alleged abuser — which ended with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Law Enforcement & Security

article Police violence, racism must stop, say demonstrators who forced meeting with police in Thunder Bay, Ont.
(8/4/2020)
(Ontario) -- Demonstrators with a group called 'Not One More Death' are calling for an end to police brutality and more public accountability from the Thunder...
article 'Illegal assault' on First Nations brothers by police caught on video was racist, lawsuit alleges
(7/24/2020)
(Ontario) -- Ontario Provincial Police officers allegedly falsified their notes to justify a racially influenced violent takedown of two First Nations brothers in...
article Disciplinary charges dropped against Thunder Bay, Ont. police officer in altercation with Indigenous teen
(7/22/2020)
(Ontario) -- A Thunder Bay, Ont. police officer caught on video striking an Indigenous teen has had Police Services Act charges against her dropped after an internal...
article Why this 19-year-old Indigenous woman dreams of being a police officer
(6/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- Ever since Sierra Jamieson was a little girl, she dreamt of being a police officer. But again and again, she was told that because she was an Indigenous...
article Northern Indigenous leader ‘appalled’ by recent police-involved fatalities
(6/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Anishinabek Grand Council Chief is “appalled” by recent police-involved fatalities of Indigenous people across Canada. Chief Glen Hare...
article London police officer still has job months after conviction in Oneida woman's death
(6/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- A southern Ontario municipal police service continues to employ an officer months after he was convicted of criminal negligence in the in-custody death of...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

False Idols

article Wilmot to vote on pausing prime minister statue project over racism concerns
(7/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- Councilors in Wilmot, Ont., will vote tonight on a motion to pause work on a series of statues of Canadian prime ministers — a project critics say is...
article UWindsor weighing 'appropriateness' of residence building named after John A. Macdonald
(6/26/2020)
(Ontario) -- The University of Windsor says it is reviewing the "appropriateness" of a student residence building named after Sir John A. Macdonald, after a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Future of food is fresh and green for Manitoulin First Nation
(7/22/2020)
(Ontario) -- Last February, April Folz was attending a conference in Québec with a team from Sheshegwaning First Nation when a tradeshow display caught her eye. It was...
article Food is medicine: Six Nations chef fights colonization with cooking
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- Chef Aicha Smith-Belghaba's open concept kitchen allows her the space she needs to create. Surrounded by pottery and artwork from Six Nations and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redskins

article 'This isn't enough': Western's Director of Indigenous Studies reacts to Washington NFL team's decision
(7/14/2020)
(Ontario) -- After 87 years as the "Redskins," the Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it would retire the name and logo after completing a thorough...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Lives Matter

article Black Lives Matter demands badge of London officer convicted in Oneida woman's death
(7/3/2020)
(Ontario) -- The London, Ont. chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) has penned an open letter to the city's police chief demanding an officer be stripped of his badge...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Cannabis dispensers, police have a chat at First Nations rally
(6/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- A group of cannabis dispensers and their supporters held rallies outside police buildings in Garden River and Batchewana First Nation territories Sunday....
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Casino Rama union files grievance over 'appalling' tactics by Gateway
(6/19/2020)
(Ontario) -- The union representing more than 1,000 employees at Casino Rama is “appalled” that the gambling facility’s operator, Gateway Casinos and...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Non-Indigenous MPP will co-chair Ontario's new Indigenous Women's Advisory Council
(6/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- A community organizer on social issues in the Kenora area says she’s “personally insulted” the Ontario government has named a non-...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Road blockades up at Caledonia after OPP arrest demonstrators at residential development
(8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Provincial police say they've arrested several demonstrators who were occupying a residential development near Caledonia, Ont.
article Ontario must act to prevent hidden deforestation, environmental group says
(7/30/2020)
(Ontario) -- Thousands of hectares of boreal forest in northwestern Ontario have been laid to waste by the forest industry but remains unaccounted for under Ontario's...
article Cascades Casino reopens its eatery in Chatham
(7/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- Cascades Casino in Chatham is reopening its restaurant for indoor dining and takeout. But the gaming side of the business remains closed. Director of...
article Legendary Ojibwa sniper unsung hero of First Wold War
(7/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- Francis Pegahmagabow was the most decorated First Nations soldier ever in Canadian military history, but few have heard of him. He signed on in September...
article Kenora council votes down loitering bylaw
(7/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- A proposed loitering bylaw for Kenora, Ont., was defeated by city council at its meeting Tuesday.
article Returning ancient remains to Dokis First Nation an effort to right 'past wrongs'
(7/21/2020)
(Ontario) -- For the past 10 years, work has been underway by people of the Dokis First Nation to have historical human remains returned to the community.
article 18-year-old denied as candidate for chief due to election law
(7/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- A young Cree language speaker is hoping more young people get involved in politics after being denied as candidate for chief, despite having support from...
article Life-skills and safety training offered to Flying Dust First Nation youth through dedicated educators
(7/15/2020)
(Ontario) -- Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. Meadow Lake Tribal Council, the Canadian Red Cross and Flying Dust First Nation are...
article Ontario government investigating month-long Stoney Creek acid leak into Lake Ontario
(7/14/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government is investigating an acid leak in Stoney Creek that has been draining into Lake Ontario for at least a month and flowing near a...
article At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, OISE student made more than 1,000 masks
(7/14/2020)
(Ontario) -- Fernanda Yanchapaxi has lost so much. Family members in her homeland Ecuador had died due to COVID-19 or in the midst of the pandemic.
article Ontario issues directive to end controversial practice of issuing birth alerts in the province
(7/14/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government has issued a policy directive that orders children’s aid societies in the province to cease the controversial practice of...
article Anishinabek Nation 'seen as a leader' in creating Indigenous child welfare system
(7/13/2020)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous communities across Canada wanting to create their own child welfare system may be looking to the Anishinabek Nation in Ontario for advice. This...
article Artists collective seeks to help an Indigenous youth turn their scary story into a horror film
(7/11/2020)
(Ontario) -- A new contest is asking Indigenous youth to submit a scary story, to win the opportunity to turn it into a short horror film. Yuma Hester, Anishinaabe-Cree...
article Efforts to rename Squaw Lake Road empowers students
(7/1/2020)
(Ontario) -- Students of the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) have been working to persuade the Township of McKellar, just east of Parry Sound, to change the name...
article Thunder Bay brings Indigenous People's Awareness Month online
(6/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- Indigenous People's Awareness Month is going virtual this year. Due to restrictions limiting public events brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City...
article Darrel Manitowabi takes on new role with Northern Ontario School of Medicine
(6/12/2020)
(Ontario) -- he Northern Ontario School of Medicine is calling it a historic first. The school has announced it's appointing Darrel Manitowabi as the NOSM-Associated...
article Calls to defund police provide push to look at systemic reform, says Thunder Bay police board chair
(6/11/2020)
(Ontario) -- As demands to defund police grow louder in many Canadian communities, the chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (TBPSB), said systemic change is...
article Provincial police watchdog to start collecting race-based data
(6/11/2020)
(Ontario) -- For the first time, the body that investigates allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Ontario's police forces is set to start collecting race-based...
article 'Love is the path, Run Free': Children in Cat Lake First Nation release music video about love, family
(6/10/2020)
(Ontario) -- "Love is the path, that's all you need, run free.." That's the refrain running through a new music video, written and produced by a group...
article Oneida: Occupation of band office ends, but privacy and sovereignty concerns linger
(6/8/2020)
(Ontario) -- A group of men who stormed into the band office on a London-area Indigenous community and occupied it for five days say they ended the occupation Monday to...

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