March 31st Is Indigenous Languages Day

March 31st is Indigenous Languages Day. To commemorate today, several members of the Canadian government, including Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, and the Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, put out a statement. The statement reaffirmed “…the Government of Canada’s commitment to support[ing] Indigenous Peoples in reclaiming, […]

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Ashley Callingbull of Enoch Cree Nation will make history once again

Ashley Callingbull will make history as the very first Indigenous woman to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition. Ashley is from the Enoch Cree Nation. In 2015, she was the first Indigenous woman to ever be crowned Miss Universe. She shared the news on Twitter on International Women’s Day: I’m so excited […]

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Moment of Truth: Governor General Mary Simon Joins on February 1st

This Tuesday, Her Excellency, Governor General Mary Simon, will be sitting down for a special interview with Matthew Bisson on Moment of Truth. Mary Simon is the first Indigenous Governor General in Canada’s history. She discusses her first six months on the job, her views on reconciliation, mental health, and climate change, as well as […]

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Season Two of NationTalk’s Indigenous Health Today is Coming to APTN

APTN has confirmed that NationTalk’s Indigenous Health Today will be returning for a second season.   Hosted by Marion Crowe, CEO of the First Nations Health Managers Association, the second season will be divided into two sections. The first three episodes will focus on the current state of COVID-19 and the new Omicron variant, while […]

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Assembly of Seven Generations moves Annual Round Dance event online

The Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) invites you to come together virtually for their 5th Annual Virtual Round Dance, a group healing practice and community gathering. This year’s theme is “Honouring Our Ancestors.”   The lineup of special guests and performers has not been announced yet. However, for the second year in a row, Harvey Dreaver will be The Stickman, […]

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Sagkeeng First Nation Musician Vince Fontaine Passes Away

Vince Fontaine, best known as the founder of the Juno Award-winning band Eagle & Hawk has passed away. The news was confirmed on Tuesday evening by his niece, Nahanni Fontaine on social media. Fontaine also founded the Indigenous supergroup, Indian City, with William Prince, Don Amero, Pamela Davis, and Neewa Mason. Outside of music, Fontaine was […]

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Agreements-in-Principle Reached on Compensation and Reform of First Nations Child and Family Services

The Government of Canada has announced that it has reached Agreements-in-Principle after conversations with the Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, the Chiefs of Ontario, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and counsel for related class actions. These agreements are related to reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services […]

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Odawa Native Friendship Centre Kicks Off “In The Spirit of Giving” Christmas Drive

Are you looking to give back this holiday season and help some families in need? Yesterday, the Odawa Native Friendship Centre kicked off their annual “In The Spirit of Giving” Christmas drive. They’re fundraising to provide families with food, grocery store gift cards, and toys for children. It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the […]

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RoseAnne Archibald Sits Down With David Moses On Moment Of Truth This Friday

Tune in to Moment of Truth this Friday, November 19th, for a special episode, as David Moses sits down with RoseAnne Archibald, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.  They’ll be talking about the current state of residential institutes, the Pope’s visit, and much more.   Tune in to Moment of Truth, every weekday night […]

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