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article Families turned away, as social distancing cuts space in Winnipeg domestic violence shelters
(3/21/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg's two emergency domestic violence shelters are turning away women and children fleeing violence, because social-distancing protocols have...
1 Article on this Issue

Louise Erdrich

article REVIEW: Power and poise / Erdrich's account of Native American struggles a timely tome
(3/21/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- Support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia surged across Canada in the past two months as they resisted court orders to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Acclaimed Inuk singer Kelly Fraser was 'fiercely open with her fans,' says family
(1/1/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- Kelly Fraser, the beloved Inuk singer-songwriter from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, was an "incredibly kind person" and "fiercely open with her fans...
article Indigenous suicide prevention top priority following Liberal convention
(5/29/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Liberal delegates at the party's national convention in Winnipeg voted unanimously on Saturday to make the youth suicide crisis in Indigenous...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Why the 'tough on crime' approach won't work to end violence in Winnipeg
(11/24/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- People who sell drugs, people who use drugs and people who participate in gang activity have been blamed for the increase in violence in Winnipeg in 2019....
article 'Many years of silence to catch up on' as Indigenous writers front and centre at Winnipeg festival
(9/22/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg is home to the start of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womens and Girls Inquiry, and home to thousands of Indigenous people. Now writers and...
article Indigenous elders gather in Winnipeg to talk about climate change, MMIWG
(9/9/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- First Nations, Inuit and Métis elders from across the country are meeting in Winnipeg to share knowledge and talk about issues like missing and murdered...
article Indigenous women's art displayed on billboards across Canada
(5/15/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Artists are reclaiming space in inner cities and on highways where many Indigenous women have suffered violence or disappeared. From June until August, the...
article 'I know that I'm keeping somebody safe,' says Ikwe Safe Rides driver
(4/8/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Catching a taxi isn't typically seen as a dangerous thing. But according to many Indigenous women in Winnipeg, they are often faced with unwanted...
article Took police years to declare Winnipeg woman missing, inquiry told
(3/21/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Janet Lowther can no longer recall her younger sister’s voice. “I can’t remember how she sounds,” Lowther said of the 22-year gap...
article Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of 15-Year-Old Girl Emblematizes Systemic Injustice for Indigenous Women and Girls
(2/24/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- In 2014, 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s 72-pound body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River, wrapped in a blanket belonging to Raymond Cormier, 56...
article Families testifying at MMIWG inquiry say aftercare support is lacking
(11/18/2017)
(Winnipeg) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has come under fire from many directions, but some of the harshest criticism is...
article Man in brutal Winnipeg sex attacks a ‘poster child’ for child-welfare failures: defence
(12/16/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- A man who brutally beat and sexually assaulted a Winnipeg woman and a teenage girl in random, separate attacks deserves a prison sentence, but not a life...
article 'We don't have to wait for a national inquiry to start making changes,' says Winnipeg police chief
(12/7/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg is a city seen as ground zero in the fight to bring national attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
article Winnipeg photographer captures strength of Indigenous women and girls in new exhibit
(10/4/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- A Winnipeg photographer has used a 175-year-old photo technique to capture the strength of Manitoba's Indigenous women and girls. Jon Adaskin's...
article Provinces commit to help inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women
(3/1/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- The provinces agreed Friday to co-operate with and support a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Indigenous and Northern Affairs...
article National MMIW roundtable starts in Winnipeg, days after aboriginal woman killed
(2/25/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says it's time to act on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women, not wait for a national inquiry to produce...
article Native women’s association urges premiers to act on missing, murdered
(2/25/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Premiers have long lobbied the federal government to act on missing and murdered indigenous women. Now the president of the Native Women’s...
article Murder charge and inquiry are small steps for the indigenous population
(12/12/2015)
(Winnipeg) -- It’s fitting that an arrest in the murder of Tina Fontaine occurred the same week the federal government launched the initial phase of a national...
article Opinion: Fearful or fierce? Raising my indigenous daughter in Canada
(12/12/2015)
(Winnipeg) -- Last year, 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was found in a bag in Winnipeg's Red River. On the day after her body was recovered, I went to pick up my kids and...
article Raymond Cormier, 53, charged with murder in Tina Fontaine death
(12/12/2015)
(Winnipeg) -- Raymond Joseph Cormier, 53, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, whose body was pulled from the Red River...
article Winnipeg police charge man, 53, with second-degree murder in Tina Fontaine death
(12/12/2015)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg police have charged a 53-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine.
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Cree man sues for alleged abuse in 1970s Winnipeg boarding home
(11/13/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A Cree man says he was beaten, locked in a closet and called racist and derogatory names while in the care of a Winnipeg boarding home in the 1970s,...
article Winnipeg's Story Studio draws on power of storytelling to encourage reconciliation, bridge building
(2/17/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The resignation of prominent Indigenous cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has raised concerns the process of national reconciliation will stall...
article What do Winnipeggers know about reconciliation? CBC News finds out
(3/20/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- When CBC reporters asked Winnipeggers in an informal survey what they know about reconciliation, only about one in three said they were aware of the Truth...
article Survivor recalls 'traumatizing' first day of residential school
(9/29/2017)
(Winnipeg) -- As schools across the country prepare for Orange Shirt Day, teachers are left trying to figure out how to teach the painful legacy of residential schools...
article Hundreds gather in Winnipeg for national reconciliation conference
(6/15/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Just over a year after the Truth and Reconciliation summary report was released, hundreds of people are gathering in Winnipeg for a conference to explore a...
article Winnipeg churches acknowledge role in residential schools with Good Friday walk
(3/24/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Parishioners from two Winnipeg churches are acknowledging past wrongs with a pilgrimage to the former site of a residential school in the city on Good...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article More evacuees from First Nations could return home this weekend: Manitoba Hydro
(10/19/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- More evacuees from First Nations communities who were forced from their homes by power outages after last week's snowstorm could be returning home this...
article State of emergency requested for six Manitoba First Nations following October snow storm
(10/12/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A state of emergency has been requested for six Manitoba First Nations as they deal with the effects of an October snow storm that has blanketed the...
article More supports needed for First Nations patients sent to Winnipeg for long-term medical treatment: report
(7/11/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- A new report suggests that Anishininew people from the Island Lake region in Manitoba who relocate to Winnipeg for medical treatment face social isolation...
article Peguis First Nation set to open Winnipeg's 2nd urban reserve
(7/10/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Peguis First Nation will establish an urban reserve in Winnipeg following an agreement with the city in the spirit of reconciliation. The community is...
article First Nations want power to call in military when treaty rights threatened
(9/15/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is considering a request to give First Nations the power to directly call in the military when their treaty, environmental...
article Robert-Falcon Ouellette credits his mom's drive for success
(5/6/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- There was one simple but important piece of advice Robert-Falcon Ouellette got from his mom, Sharon, growing up. "[It] was to not mumble and to...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Winnipeg’s Indigenous Rock the Vote hopes to make a difference again in federal election campaign
(10/8/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- After being inspired by an act of racism, Winnipeg Indigenous Rock The Vote (WIRTV) is finding no shortage of reasons to keep rolling through the current...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article University of Winnipeg Two-Spirit Archives a first in Canada
(5/27/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The decades-long history of the two-spirit movement here in Manitoba and throughout North America is now being saved and preserved at the University of...
article Two-spirit Anishinaabe dancer called to dance powwow
(6/24/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Gayle Pruden puts on her beaded hair ties and necklace as she gets ready to dance in Winnipeg's 2nd annual two-spirit powwow. Putting on her regalia...
article Two-spirit powwow coming to Winnipeg Pride
(5/2/2017)
(Winnipeg) -- For the first time in its 30-year history, a two-spirit powwow will be part of the festivities at Pride Winnipeg, one of the largest LGBT festivals in the...
article Dancing in both worlds: Navigating life as a 2-spirited championship jigger and drag queen
(1/20/2017)
(Winnipeg) -- Winnipeg's Ryan Richard is one of the most accomplished jiggers in Manitoba. He's won the Festival du Voyageur jigging championship several times,...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Indigenous Music Awards arrive under cloud of cultural appropriation controversy
(5/12/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The Indigenous Music Awards will take the Club Regent Event Centre stage May 17, pushing several compelling stories into the spotlight. It’s the 12th...
article Winnipeg path to receive new name after city told using Anishinaabe word for eagle won't fly
(1/5/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The bike and pedestrian trail known as the North Winnipeg Parkway is getting an Indigenous name, this time chosen through a traditional naming ceremony. In...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Hundreds of Winnipeg walkers call for clean drinking water on First Nations
(5/11/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Over a thousand people poured into the streets of downtown Winnipeg Friday to bring attention to the dozens of First Nations across Canada currently under...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Protest shut down Trans-Canada Highway east of Winnipeg
(6/29/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- A group of protesters shut down eastbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway by Deacon’s Corner. Global News received a call from a protester...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Demolition of abandoned Winnipeg military base paves way for urban reserve
(6/7/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Fourteen years after troops pulled out, and a decade after First Nations groups began fighting the federal government in the courts for the property, the...
article Few details in Kapyong deal between federal government, Treaty 1 First Nations
(4/11/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- In an announcement that was long on ceremony but short on details, the federal government and seven Treaty 1 First Nations signed an agreement in principle...
article Treaty 1 bands ink deal with Canada for unused military base in Winnipeg
(4/11/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- It took 17 years of battling Ottawa and area residents, but the seven bands that makeup Treaty 1 got the deal they were looking for on Wednesday. The...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Idle No More

article Flash mob round dance erupts at Polo Park in Winnipeg
(12/16/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- Holiday shoppers at Polo Park Shopping Centre in Winnipeg were surrounded by song and dance on Friday evening after a flash mob round dance in the mall....
1 Article on this Issue

Sixties Scoop

article Sixties Scoop survivors march through Winnipeg's downtown
(9/30/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- As marchers passed through the Portage and Main intersection, participants performed a round dance.
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Winnipeggers march to show solidarity with Standing Rock
(9/19/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- A group of Winnipeggers marched down Portage Avenue Sunday, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. The reservation is currently...
article Indigenous people from Winnipeg join Standing Rock protest camp in North Dakota
(8/25/2016)
(Winnipeg) -- For the last few weeks, a few thousand Indigenous protesters from across North America have been gathering at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Innovative program recruits future Indigenous teachers from high school classrooms
(1/24/2020)
(Winnipeg) -- An issue echoed by teachers across the country is the need for more Indigenous teachers in classrooms. A new program launched by the Winnipeg School...
article Inuk singer Kelly Fraser, who rose to fame with Rihanna cover in Inuktitut, dies at 26
(12/29/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser rose to popularity on YouTube with her cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but those who knew her say the...
article Winnipeg man accuses grocery store of racial profiling, files human rights complaint
(12/11/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- An Aboriginal man is saying he was racially profiled after several shopping trips at a Winnipeg grocery store, and has taken his fight to the Manitoba...
article Indigenous shoppers say they were racially profiled at Superstores by Winnipeg police
(12/10/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A Winnipeg woman says she was left feeling humiliated last week after a police officer grabbed and held her by the shoulder until she produced her receipt...
article Winnipeg Bear Clan moving to bigger den in new year
(12/1/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The original Bear Clan will be moving to a bigger, better den as the safety patrol group prepares to open a second location in Winnipeg this winter, its...
article Not enough help and support for Indigenous dads in Winnipeg's North End, says front-line worker
(11/4/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The end of a three-month project focusing on supporting Indigenous fathers highlights the need for resources for dads in Winnipeg's North End, says a...
article 'We need to change': Group sets sights on housing 1,500 homeless Winnipeggers by 2025
(10/28/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Sounds from a drum circle filled Thunderbird House Monday morning as a group working to combat homelessness released an ambitious plan to help those on the...
article Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg's North End
(10/12/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Artist Kent Monkman's body of work puts the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and colonialism, front and centre. Monkman's paintings explore...
article Winnipeg advocates help other cities bring Indigenous perspective to fight against homelessness
(9/1/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Joe Hatch says getting a new apartment through a program to fight homelessness was an experience that made him feel human again. "When you're on...
article Cree rapper Hellnback opens up about kidney disease diagnosis
(8/22/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- As one of the first Indigenous rappers to get on MuchMusic, Karmen Omeasoo aka Hellnback has blazed a trail in the music industry by rapping about the...
article Family calls for answers at protest for man who died in arrest by Winnipeg police
(7/6/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The sound of drums and calls of "Justice for Sean" filled the air outside the Winnipeg police headquarters Friday as dozens protested and called for...
article Winnipeg welcoming Pikangikum residents fleeing forest fire
(6/2/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Pikangikum First Nation residents fleeing a forest fire are headed to Manitoba as the 3,600-hectare blaze burns just kilometres from the fly-in community....
article Genocide against Indigenous Peoples recognized by Canadian Museum for Human Rights
(5/18/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg now deems the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada a genocide, a change in position following...
article Genocide against Indigenous Peoples recognized by Canadian Museum for Human Rights
(5/17/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg now deems the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada a genocide, a change in position following...
article Grandmothers walk in protest against child welfare system, proposed federal legislation
(5/11/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Led by a group of grandmothers, people walked from four directions Friday in Winnipeg to support grandmothers and mothers who have had children taken by...
article Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival puts focus on Indigenous languages, stories
(3/30/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A film festival that showcases Indigenous cinema kicked off Friday evening and will offer up a variety of short and feature-length films throughout the...
article 'This is a game-changing museum': Winnipeg Art Gallery expansion promises to vault Inuit art to new heights
(3/17/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Beneath the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Darlene Coward Wight unlocks and enters an underground vault full of treasures of the North that are destined to rise and...
article 'A total loss': Vandals ransack Indian and Metis Friendship Centre
(2/17/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- A long-standing gathering place and cultural hub for Winnipeg's Indigenous community has been ransacked by vandals. Extensive damage to the inside of the...
article Bear Clan Patrol finds Winnipeg friendship centre trashed
(2/16/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- The leader of the Bear Clan Patrol in Winnipeg says one of his teams found a rear door of one of Canada’s first friendship centres pried open and the...
article 'There's no quick fix': Advice for teachers struggling to properly integrate Indigenous content into classes
(1/26/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released their Calls to Action in 2015, many of them addressed education. More than three years later,...

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