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January 8, 2024


Book review: The Seven Nations of Canada, 1660-1860

Reviewed by Karl Hele NationTalk: Anishinabek News – Jean-Pierre Sawaya’s The Seven Nations of Canada is a well-researched examination of the Quebec’s domiciled nations. Originally published in 1998 in French, this recent translation, which was inspired by a promise to Chief Mike Thomas, allows English readers the opportunity to learn about the Seven Nations. Sawaya’s meticulous study fills...

November 29, 2023


While some Indigenous people rally for Palestinians, others say it’s not a struggle against colonialism

‘To Palestinians, the effect of Zionism is settler colonialism and apartheid,’ says Jeffrey Wilkinson CBC Indigenous: Many activists and academics are drawing comparisons between the plight of Palestinians in Gaza and the experiences of Indigenous people in North America, though others question this. Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) activist Ellen Gabriel said there are parallels. “We live under...

November 21, 2023


High Arctic relocation in the ‘50s still lingers with Inuit Elders

APTN News: As the wind whips across the limestone floor of the high arctic tundra while nearby sea ice crashes together, Peter Amarualik sits on a stone bench and looks at the statue carved by his father, Simeonie Amagoalik. The monument, unveiled in 2010 in Resolute Bay honours those it calls “High Arctic Exiles” and...

November 8, 2023


A lasting legacy: 70 years advocating for Kanien’kehá:ka veterans

The Mohawk Legion Branch 219 was founded in 1953 by 15 veterans of the Second World War.Ka’nhehsí:io Deer/CBC CBC News: Fifteen Second World War veterans made history more than 70 years ago when they founded Mohawk Legion Branch 219 in Kahnawà:ke, south of Montreal. It was the first and remains the only First Nations-operated Royal...

November 2, 2023


‘Times have changed’: Indigenous harvest brings two nations together

Back row (L to R): Gareth Short, park warden supervisor for Jasper National Park and Elk Island National Park; Jasper RCMP Sgt. Rick Bidaisee; Chief Aaron Young of the Chiniki First Nation; Kúkwpi7 (Chief) for Simpcw George Lampreau; and Jasper National Park superintendent Alan Fehr. Front row (L to R): Elder Henry Holloway of the...

October 24, 2023


Historic human bones found in landfill to be repatriated to First Nation

Remains were estimated to be 100 to 300 years old, says forensic anthropologist CBC Indigenous: Leaders of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation in southwestern Ontario say they want ancestral remains that were discovered last week returned to the site where they were buried near Sauble Beach, so they can be recognized and protected as a burial.  The bones of three or four people were...

October 20, 2023


Montreal museum brings together unprecedented collection of historical wampum belts

‘I felt a connection to our ancestors,’ said Hilda Nicholas CBC Indigenous: Hundreds of years after being given to European nations by Indigenous peoples from across the northeast, a collection of wampum belts have returned to Canada for the first time. Forty wampum belts dating back to the 17th century that are currently held in public and private...

September 30, 2023


Step inside a residential school that’s being converted into a special space to honour survivors

WARNING: This video contains distressing details Step inside a residential school that’s being converted into a special space to honour survivors: Duration 4:31 Warning: This video contains distressing details. The former Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford, Ont. is now part of the Woodland Cultural Centre. Staff there are working to turn the space into what...

September 19, 2023


Tr’ondëk-Klondike named Yukon’s newest UNESCO heritage site

Site aims to tell story of Indigenous people, colonialism and the Klondike Gold Rush CBC Indigenous: A Yukon site has been added to the prestigious United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.  Tr’ondëk-Klondike includes eight parcels of land in the Dawson City area that tell the story of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s experiences and responses to...

September 12, 2023


U of A archeologist tapped to help lead major exploration of Indigenous knowledge

Five-year, $30-million international project aims to braid Indigenous and western scientific approaches to tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. KISHA SUPERNANT IS CONTRIBUTING HER EXPERTISE IN PRAIRIE AND INDIGENOUS ARCHEOLOGY TO A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT BRINGING TOGETHER INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND WESTERN SCIENCE TO TACKLE COMPLEX CHALLENGES BROUGHT ON BY CLIMATE CHANGE. (PHOTO: JOHN ULAN) NationTalk:...

September 6, 2023


Priceless artifacts found near untouched Beothuk site in central Newfoundland

Provincial archaeologist says more excavation planned for area, as lake creeps closer  CBC News: When Don Pelley discovered the raised sides of a former Beothuk dwelling in 2016, everyone involved in the expedition knew he’d stumbled upon something special. The circular pit was perfectly intact, where the Beothuk had erected walls about 200 years earlier. There was no...

August 31, 2023


The HISTORY® Channel’s groundbreaking documentary True Story Returns for Part Two

NationTalk: TORONTO – This fall, The HISTORY® Channel’s groundbreaking Canadian original documentary event, True Story, returns for Part Two (1×120), offering a further look at the real and often misrepresented history of Indigenous peoples on the land that is now called Canada. Premiering Saturday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the feature will also explore how to move forward from Canada’s...

June 22, 2023


Long-lost headstones unearthed as volunteers restore Esgenoôpetitj cemetery

Oldest Catholic cemetery in Miramichi region was in use from 1688 to 1949 CBC News: It’s a windy afternoon at the Sainte-Anne Cemetery in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, and volunteers are probing the ground for remnants of gravestones dating back to the late 1600s. Sharon Brideau is one of about 10 people gently pushing metal rods into the...

June 17, 2023


Archaeology on ancestral lands: Students dig into Métis stories on historic Alberta river lots

Indigenous archaeology field school unearths artifacts while bringing the past to life CBC News: On the banks of the Sturgeon River, aspiring archaeologists from the University of Alberta are digging into Indigenous history — but for the first time in years, they’re able to get their hands dirty in the process. The field school, offered by the...

June 11, 2023


‘Like doing a 2,000 piece jigsaw puzzle:’ How a long lost Wiikwemkoong diary found its way back home

Copy of 19th century log kept by Jesuit missionaries translated and published CBC News: A 19th century diary of events at Wiikwemkoong written by Jesuit missionaries is back where it started. Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory is on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario, the ancestral homelands of the Odawa, Potawatomi and Ojibway people also known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The...

June 1, 2023


Statement from Ministers Marc Miller, Patty Hajdu, Dan Vandal and Pablo Rodriguez on National Indigenous History Month

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor; and the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, issued the...