Idle No More
article Phil Fontaine, Bob Rae talk Idle No More in Winnipeg
(Winnipeg) -- It has been weeks since Idle No More protests have made headlines, and now a former national chief is saying the movement needs to change direction to get...
article Indigenous youth gather in Winnipeg in support of Idle No More
(Winnipeg) -- Young people from Canada's Indigenous community gathered in Winnipeg on Saturday as part of Idle No More movement. The purpose of the Indigenous Nation...
article A critical mass of comments
(Winnipeg) -- An article subtitled Idle No More commenters could use some lessons in critical thinking attracted more than 1,615 comments.
article OP/ED: Fear, distrust on both sides hinder future for Aboriginal Canadians
(Winnipeg) -- It was 10:30 on a cold Saturday night. I had just left a birthday party at a downtown Winnipeg restaurant. I was wearing the $35 ‘vintage’ fur...
article Manitoba elder says he'll join Spence in Ottawa as hunger strike continues
(Winnipeg) -- Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba's Cross Lake First Nation says an elder from the band is going to Ottawa to continue his hunger strike in solidarity...
article Idle No More flash mob held in downtown Winnipeg
(Winnipeg) -- Hundreds of people converged upon Winnipeg's Portage Avenue and Main Street this afternoon to take part in a flash mob as part of the nationwide Idle...
article Idle No More protests hit Winnipeg
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations leaders and protesters with the Idle No More movement demonstrated at various locations around the Manitoba capital on Friday.
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article Alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb faces new charge
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg police laid another charge against alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb on Tuesday. Lamb was in court Tuesday morning to face a charge of sexual...
article Alleged serial killer Shawn Lamb contacts victim's family
(Winnipeg) -- Alleged Winnipeg serial killer Shawn Lamb has contacted the family of a woman killed in 2007, hinting he may have information about her death.
article Shawn Lamb statements trouble family of alleged victim
(Winnipeg) -- A Winnipeg man charged with three murders says he has information about five additional killings, and the family of one of his alleged victims hope police...
article COLUMN: Yes, an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women is necessary
(Winnipeg) -- The Winnipeg Sun has come under fire for an editorial stating an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women is unnecessary. The Native Women’...
article Tipline set up in case of accused serial killer
(Winnipeg) -- Police in Winnipeg have set up a special tipline in the investigation into an accused serial killer. A toll-free national phone line (1-855-817-4949) has...
article More information demanded from WPS at memorial for slain woman
(Winnipeg) -- A group of about 40 people attended a noon-hour memorial service for missing woman Tanya Jane Nepinak in the court yard at city hall, where there were...
article Chiefs, federal NDP want inquiry on murdered aboriginal women
(Winnipeg) -- Manitoba chiefs and the federal New Democrats are calling for a national inquiry into the growing number of aboriginal women across the country who have...
article First Nations leaders, NDP demand federal inquiry into murdered women
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations leaders and NDP MP Niki Ashton are demanding the federal government act on an "epidemic" level of missing and murdered aboriginal...
article MP calls for inquiry on missing, murdered women
(Winnipeg) -- Manitoba MP Niki Ashton has added her voice to the call for a national inquiry into murdered and missing women. At a press conference Friday in Winnipeg,...
article National inquiry into missing aboriginal women needed: Ashton
(Winnipeg) -- The federal government is being asked to begin a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Niki Ashton, Churchill MP and NDP Critic for...
article Tribal leaders want missing women probe
(Winnipeg) -- American Indian leaders in Manitoba called Friday for a national investigation into missing women from their community across Canada.
article Inquiry on missing, slain women premature at this point: politicians
(Winnipeg) -- A public inquiry may not be the best way to proceed to address the national issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women, the Manitoba government said...
article Manitoba government refuses inquiry into murdered aboriginal women
(Winnipeg) -- The Manitoba government has no plans to hold a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, despite a call from some of the province’s...
article Manitoba government rejects call for public inquiry into missing, murdered women
(Winnipeg) -- The Manitoba government says it has no plans to hold a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
article Murder vigil crowd calls for inquiry
(Winnipeg) -- Calls for a full public inquiry into missing and murdered women in Manitoba were met with loud cheers of approval outside the legislature Tuesday night...
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First Nations Politics
article First Nations assert rights to resources on international stage
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations leaders are reaching out to leaders of other nations and linking arms with activists here to get the message out that anyone who wants to a...
article Chiefs blast Terry Nelson's Holocaust comparison
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations and Jewish community leaders are speaking out against accusations that the Canadian government is attempting to "exterminate"...
article OP/ED: Compromise is chief priority
(Winnipeg) -- When it comes to First Nations, the Harper government can't win for losing. It makes a historic apology for the residential school debacle, it fronts a...
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Missing Women Crisis
article No unity on plan for slain, missing
(Winnipeg) -- A two-day national meeting on missing and slain aboriginal women in Winnipeg ended late Friday without coming to any firm resolution of what should be done...
article Provincial ministers to discuss missing, murdered aboriginal women
(Winnipeg) -- Provincial cabinet ministers and Canada's aboriginal leaders begin a two-day meeting Thursday on missing and murdered aboriginal women, but there is no...
article 3 women from same reserve vanished from same Winnipeg street
(Winnipeg) -- Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Winnipeg asking for help in finding three women who have vanished.
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article University of Winnipeg gets large grant for residential school project
(Winnipeg) -- The University of Winnipeg says it has received a $500,000 grant to document the intergenerational effects of residential schools.
article Survivor payouts likely to soar
(Winnipeg) -- A portion of the historic residential school settlement to compensate survivors could double in size before the deadline for applications in September,...
article “Death was a constant companion”: residential school and Holocaust survivors share their stories
(Winnipeg) -- Dean Linklater is a residential school survivor, one of many at a recent event in Winnipeg where survivors of the Holocaust and of the residential school...
article Lawyer disbarred, pleads guilty to taking nearly $1 million from residential school survivors
(Winnipeg) -- Howard Lorne Tennenhouse was disbarred by the Law Society of Manitoba Tuesday after pleading guilty to taking nearly $1 million from 55 residential school...
article Aboriginal coalition wants to reopen residential schools settlement
(Winnipeg) -- A coalition of groups for Indian residential school survivors wants to reopen the $5-billion compensation settlement agreement, its spokesmen said Thursday...
article Survivors society not satisfied with residential schools deal
(Winnipeg) -- It's the largest-ever compensation deal in Canadian history — but groups that represent thousands of aboriginal people have come forward to say...
article Lawyer accused of taking money over residential school
(Winnipeg) -- A Winnipeg lawyer is accused of taking money improperly from 50 abused former students of aboriginal residential schools. Howard Tennenhouse faces a...
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Mining & Drilling
article Aboriginal teens exposed to careers in mining
(Winnipeg) -- As northern Manitoba gears up for a mining-fuelled resurgence, an obvious question emerges. With two new mines opening and others contemplated, where will...
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article OP/ED: Casino politics only game in town
(Winnipeg) -- Big casino operators are busy placing their bets on construction of a gambling mega-complex in Toronto, with Las Vegas Sands Corp. just the latest player...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes
article Aboriginal ‘smoke shacks’ to mushroom
(Winnipeg) -- Convenience store owners say aboriginal “smoke shacks” are set to mushroom across the Prairies and governments have a duty to shut them down.
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article Pair credit aboriginal culture for fresh start
(Winnipeg) -- A pair of Winnipeggers say they're living proof of what recent Canadian studies show: Urban aboriginal adults who embrace traditional culture are less...
article OP/ED: Understanding covenants; finding common ground
(Winnipeg) -- Idle No More hasn't been in the news that much of late. When it was, there was a lot of talk about treaties -- aboriginal people claimed they weren...
article Lawyer at Phoenix Sinclair inquiry found in conflict
(Winnipeg) -- A Winnipeg law firm could be on the hook for costs associated with the latest delay in the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry. The inquiry was put back on hold...
article Students rally for more on-reserve education funding
(Winnipeg) -- A group of University of Winnipeg students are calling for an increase in education funding for First Nations students.
article Manitoba research centre tackles tough questions on vanishing Arctic sea ice
(Winnipeg) -- As seen from space, the Arctic ice cap looks and acts like a giant amoeba splayed across the top of the world. It heaves and twists, reaches outward, then...
article Graffiti at University of Winnipeg targets First Nations
(Winnipeg) -- The University of Winnipeg is ordering its staff to take sensitivity training after comments targeting First Nations people were found online and scrawled...
article Winnipeg's urban aboriginal history being pieced together
(Winnipeg) -- The history of Winnipeg's urban aboriginal people is being pieced together by researchers. The research team from the University of Winnipeg and the...
article Man apologizes for bogus starlight tour claim
(Winnipeg) -- A young aboriginal man has apologized for falsely accusing two police officers of taking him on a so-called starlight tour.
article First Nation youth walk to protest environment law changes
(Winnipeg) -- Youth from Manitoba First Nations arrived in Winnipeg on Monday, after walking hundreds of kilometres to protest changes to federal environmental laws that...
article One-time hero now heinous criminal
(Winnipeg) -- In most circles, Thomas Edwards would be a tainted outcast. He's a convicted sex offender who preyed on young teenagers under the guise of performing...
article Gaming centre to open in downtown Winnipeg this spring
(Winnipeg) -- A high-end gaming centre and sports bar will open this spring on the second floor of cityplace, a downtown Winnipeg shopping centre. The new facility,...
article Pallister blasts racist remarks by Tory insider
(Winnipeg) -- WRONG, unacceptable and abhorrent. Those were the words Opposition Leader Brian Pallister used Thursday to describe racist comments made last week by the...
article Another shareholder takes TCIG to court
(Winnipeg) -- A third shareholder has joined legal action against Tribal Council Investment Group (TCIG). On Wednesday, TCIG was served with its third legal action from...
article Aboriginal leaders meet for Aboriginal Aids Awareness Week
(Winnipeg) -- Aboriginal leaders from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg Saturday to launch Aboriginal Aids Awareness Week. The Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network held a...
article Aboriginal network blazing trail in diversity / Hiring visible minorities primary goal
(Winnipeg) -- Growing up in Vancouver, John Stott realized early on that he had an interest in people. He was drawn to a human resources career in retail that took him...
article TCIG moves to buy up dissident shareholders
(Winnipeg) -- The Tribal Council Investment Group is striking back against its harshest critics. In the wake of an internal battle over financial accountability and...
article Aboriginal flood evacuees pressure Manitoba, Ottawa to provide new homes
(Winnipeg) -- Eighteen months after flooding forced them to leave, many members of the Lake St. Martin First Nation are still waiting for new homes and are accusing the...
article Flooded out to save Winnipeg, Lake St. Martin residents now feel forgotten
(Winnipeg) -- When she realized she would lose her fight with cancer, Ruth Beardy was determined to spend her final days at home. But instead of travelling to the shores...
article COLUMN: Symbols, totems should get some respect
(Winnipeg) -- The most recent "affront to native American culture" took place when a Victoria's Secret model wore a headdress down a runway at a fashion...
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