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Canadian Actor Adam Beach Serves as Ambassador for Canada 150

May 22, 2017

Canadian actor Adam Beach hopes his role as ambassador for the Canada 150 festivities will shed light on the lives of the Indigenous people in Canada.

Government Receives Requests to Ban Indigenous Logos in Schools

May 22, 2017

An Ottawa couple has requested that the federal government require schools to change any Indigenous logos or mascots.

Tourism Provides Education about Indigenous People

May 19, 2017

In recent years, tourists have shown increased interest in learning about Indigenous people and their cultures and traditions. The tourism business provides opportunities for Indigenous people to make a living as well as educate others. 

Peters First Nation Investigated for Questionable Payments

May 16, 2017

The finances of Peters First Nation are being investigated by the RCMP after members filed complaints against the band council.

Residential Schools on Display in Musical Production

May 17, 2017

The musical, Children of God, was written and directed by Corey Payette to bring attention to the stories of Indigenous children who were seized and taken to residential schools against their will.

Indigenous Leaders from Across North America Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

May 16, 2017

Indigenous leaders from both Canada and the U.S. are meeting to sign a 16-page declaration that highlights the tribes' opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It is expected that demonstrations to oppose this project will be held when locations are determined.

Danette Burden Finds Fulfillment as a Carpentry Instructor for SIIT

May 10, 2017

Danette Burden pursued a career as a carpenter before becoming an carpentry instructor for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). Through her postition as an apprenticeship instructor, she is able to help other Indigenous women find careers as carpenters.

British Columbia's Overdose Crisis Claims Beloved Homeless Woman

May 15, 2017

Marnie, a homeless woman who was loved by the executive director and staff at the Atira Women's Resource Society, overdosed and died in 2016.

Indigenous Nurses Needed to Bridge Gaps in Health Care System

May 11, 2017

Tania Dick, a nurse who will soon become the first Indigenous president of a British Columbia nursing association, followed in the footsteps of her mother, who was an activist and nurse.

New CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada Discusses Future of Forestry Industry

April 28, 2017

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) recently hired new CEO Derek Nighbor, who is focused on working with Indigenous communities and youth to promote the forestry industry. The Candadian forestry industry is admired around the world for its environmental reputation.

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