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4 First Nations sign deal with Ontario to build roads near Ring of Fire

4 First Nations sign deal with Ontario to build roads near Ring of Fire

Four First Nations have signed a deal with Ontario for new roads, other infrastructure projects and skills training as the province lays a foundation for plans to mine the mineral-rich Ring of Fire region.
Through connection to their land, Tarahumara runners are among Mexico's most beloved champions

Through connection to their land, Tarahumara runners are among Mexico's most beloved champions

CHIHUAHUA, México (AP) — Miguel Lara was born to run. It’s in his blood, his people’s history and tied to the land he calls “home.
Alberta First Nation seeks more control over historical resources on lands

Alberta First Nation seeks more control over historical resources on lands

An Alberta First Nation in the province's oilsands region is seeking more control over the traces left by ancestors on their traditional lands.
B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

VICTORIA — A scientist working on the recovery of the caribou population in northeastern British Columbia said Friday was "a landmark day" for the species, after the province announced a massive park expansion aimed at wildlife preservation. The B.C.
Nova Scotia judge rejects constitutional arguments for Indigenous cannabis shops

Nova Scotia judge rejects constitutional arguments for Indigenous cannabis shops

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has rejected arguments from four defendants claiming they have treaty and aboriginal rights to sell cannabis at dispensaries on Indigenous land north of Halifax.
Patients going without care due to nursing shortage in Manitoba First Nation

Patients going without care due to nursing shortage in Manitoba First Nation

OTTAWA — The chief of a First Nation in northern Manitoba says its nursing station is operating at half-capacity, and as a result members are going without the care they need.
Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

A report published this week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S.
NunatuKavut Community Council celebrates Federal Court decision in identity case

NunatuKavut Community Council celebrates Federal Court decision in identity case

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has weighed in on the increasingly controversial issue of so-called Indigenous identity theft that has caused a rift in Labrador — or at least, that's how the group at the centre of its work is taking it.
Feuding Labrador Indigenous groups — one recognized, one not — celebrate court ruling

Feuding Labrador Indigenous groups — one recognized, one not — celebrate court ruling

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Federal Court judge has dismissed a bid by Labrador's Innu Nation to throw out an agreement involving the NunatuKavut Community Council, but both groups claim the ruling is a win.

Sunohara, Chan, Nestor among 2024 inductees into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

CALGARY — Hockey player Vicky Sunohara, figure skater Patrick Chan and tennis player Daniel Nestor were among the athletes unveiled Wednesday for induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame this year.