Tag Archives: News/Indigenous

North End sharing circle helps address ‘often overlooked’ men’s mental wellness

By | November 5, 2019

A group of men in Winnipeg are hoping to shed some stereotypes on what it means to be a man and are helping each other work through their struggles in the process. “It’s an often overlooked thing… men’s mental wellness, especially in a society that always has that ‘man up’ stereotype,” said Ryan Beardy. Beardy is the founder of… Read More »

Not enough help and support for Indigenous dads in Winnipeg’s North End, says front-line worker

By | November 4, 2019

Isaac Richard with his four-month-old son. He said the Super Dads program at Mount Carmel Clinic helped him to prepare for fatherhood. (Lenard Monkman/CBC) 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 front-line worker in the inner-city. “There’s just nothing. There’s nothing for… Read More »

Who wore it best? Cree cousins dress as The Amazing Race Canada winners for Halloween

By | October 30, 2019

The latest season of The Amazing Race Canada made such an impact on two Cree cousins that the girls will be trick-or-treating this Halloween as Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, the two-spirit couple who won the popular television competition in September. “They represented missing and murdered Indigenous women and are helping the Cree, and being Indigenous,” said nine-year-old… Read More »

Concern and confusion as police approach people who testified at MMIWG inquiry

By | October 29, 2019

When Juanita Desjarlais got a phone call from a high-ranking member of the Vancouver Police Department asking to meet, she wasn’t sure what to think. He told her he was following up on her allegations against the Vancouver police from when she was living on the streets in the Downtown Eastside in the mid-1980s and ’90s — allegations she… Read More »

Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg’s North End

By | October 12, 2019

Artist Kent Monkman’s body of work puts the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and colonialism, front and centre.   Monkman’s paintings explore themes like sexuality, incarceration, residential schools, violence against Indigenous women.  His latest exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, has toured to six cities and is now at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Monkman grew up in Winnipeg. CBC Indigenous took him to Winnipeg’s North… Read More »

4 federal candidates accused of Indigenous identity appropriation by Halifax academic

By | October 10, 2019

A Halifax academic is questioning the claims of Indigenous identity by several federal election candidates. Darryl Leroux, an associate professor of social justice and communities studies at Saint Mary’s University, says at least four federal candidates from the Liberal, Conservative and Green parties have made dubious claims of Indigenous identity.  Leroux, who recently published a book called Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity, said… Read More »

Ottawa tells court First Nation child welfare compensation order could cost $8 billion

By | October 9, 2019

A senior federal official says a human rights tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to compensate First Nation children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system could cost the federal government up to $8 billion, according to Federal Court records. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered Ottawa in early September to compensate all First Nation children removed from their homes… Read More »

Watch tonight’s federal leaders debate in 3 Indigenous languages

By | October 7, 2019

Voters will be able to watch the federal party leaders debates this week with translation into several Indigenous languages. The decision of what languages the broadcast would be translated into was made by the Federal Leaders’ Debate Commission and the Canadian Debate Production Partnership, of which CBC is one of nine partners.  Monday’s English-language debate from 7-9 p.m. ET… Read More »

Charting progress on Indigenous content in school curricula

By | October 2, 2019

Some provinces and territories have made strides in including Indigenous knowledge and history in school curricula but in others, teachers say they’re left to push forward on their own. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report with calls to action to make age appropriate curriculum about residential schools, treaties and the lives of… Read More »