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3,100 Manitoba wildfire evacuees getting support from Indigenous Services – CBC

Jul 28, 2021 York Factory, Red Sucker Lake residents preparing to go home; 4 other First Nations still evacuated Four separate fires in eastern Manitoba have merged to become one of the largest single fires on record, a spokesperson for the provincial government said Wednesday. The fire, near Bloodvein First Nation on the eastern shore […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20216 Views

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Dallas Stars draft Indigenous Winnipegger – News 1130

Conner Roulette, an Indigenous Winnipegger drafted by the Dallas Stars in this year’s NHL draft says he couldn’t have made it to such a high level without his family, and his Indigenous role models. He tells Mike Albanese, he’s hoping to break into the NHL, and be a role model for the next generation. Read […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20216 Views

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Manitoba RCMP acknowledge decade-long investigation into sexual abuse at former residential school – Global News

July 27, 2021 Manitoba RCMP acknowledged Tuesday they’ve been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the former Fort Alexander Residential School on Sagkeeng First Nation for the past decade. Information-gathering about historical allegations began in February 2010, police said, and involved investigators reviewing archival records both in Manitoba and Ottawa. After going through thousands of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20217 Views

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Winnipeg’s Boldness Project reimagines an urban landscape with Indigenous voices shaping policy – IRPP

July 26, 2021 This innovative centre in Winnipeg’s famous North End is changing how things are done, relying on Indigenous knowledge and experience to create better outcomes. Reimagining urban centres is not new for Indigenous people – First Nations, Métis and Inuit. As we’ve grown and adapted to the ever-changing landscapes of our traditional territories, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20217 Views

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Cabinet short of ministers experienced in Indigenous issues – Winnipeg Free Press

Jul. 26, 2021 On Thursday evening, as a part of the provincial government’s weekly newsletter to Manitoba’s public service, chief of the executive council and cabinet secretary David McLaughlin issued “A Statement from the Clerk” on the government’s next steps on reconciliation. For a government historically light on policies surrounding reconciliation — and one that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20218 Views

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It may be days before power restored to evacuated First Nations: Manitoba Hydro – CTV News

July 23, 2021 WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro said on Thursday that it could take a number of days before it can restore power to four First Nations, which have been evacuated due to smoke and flames from wildfires. According to Manitoba Hydro, its staff conducted a helicopter patrol late on Wednesday and found three fire-damaged […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202116 Views

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Some Manitoba wildfire evacuees struggling to adjust to life in city, worry about homes they left behind – CBC

Jul 23, 2021 Many not used to living in large, urban centre, need mental health supports With hundreds of wildfire evacuees now living in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon, some say they’re struggling to settle into their home away from home. “Right now we’re all confused. We don’t know what’s going on. Our mental stress […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202112 Views

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‘It takes a lifetime to heal’: Plans underway to open Indigenous-led women’s healing lodge in rural Manitoba – Global News

July 23, 2021 A grassroots organization helping Indigenous women heal from trauma, sexual violence, and addiction is planning to expand into a bigger centre in rural Manitoba. The Clan Mothers Healing Village is currently operating out of a backyard in Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood. An increased demand for this type of healing launched the Village […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202110 Views

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Opinion: Brian Pallister has shattered the relationship between Indigenous people and the Manitoba government – The Globe and Mail

David A. Robertson is a Swampy Cree author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. In 1875, Icelanders were given land on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, despite Indigenous people already living there. Through the resultant tension, John Ramsay, a Cree, saved dozens of settlers’ lives by teaching them how to ice-fish and hunt, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202114 Views

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Hundreds of wildfire evacuees brace for extended stay in Winnipeg hotels – CBC

Jul 22, 2021 More than 1,300 people from 4 First Nations now living in hotels More than 1,300 people from First Nations in Manitoba are now staying in hotels in Winnipeg and Brandon after escaping wildfires with no idea when they might be able to return home. Forest fires burning out of control and smoke continue […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202115 Views

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