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'Rosie' director Gail Maurice on the difficult road to making a queer Indigenous film

'Rosie' director Gail Maurice on the difficult road to making a queer Indigenous film

TORONTO — Métis filmmaker Gail Maurice fought for years to get her debut film "Rosie" onto the big screen while staying true to telling an inspiring story of Indigeneity and queer identity.
'Pushed to the back': First Nations women under-represented as chiefs in Canada

'Pushed to the back': First Nations women under-represented as chiefs in Canada

More than a year after Sheila North unsuccessfully ran to lead one of Manitoba's largest First Nations political organizations, the Cree leader and journalist is ready to try again.
Patty Hajdu 'open' to legislating fire codes on First Nations, but cost is a factor

Patty Hajdu 'open' to legislating fire codes on First Nations, but cost is a factor

OTTAWA — Federal Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says she remains "open" to legislating fire and building codes on First Nations, even though Ottawa has no plans to do so now.
Lawsuit seeks Manitoba First Nations child welfare compensation, end to apprehensions

Lawsuit seeks Manitoba First Nations child welfare compensation, end to apprehensions

WINNIPEG — First Nations leaders are suing the federal and Manitoba governments over what they say are far-reaching, damaging effects of the child welfare system.
No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

No way to enforce fire codes on First Nations, and new law would be costly: document

OTTAWA — There is no way to enforce building or fire codes on First Nations and pursuing a legislative fix would require significant time and money, federal officials warn in an internal briefing document.
Fiona recovery continues and Russia formalizes annexation: In The News for Oct. 5

Fiona recovery continues and Russia formalizes annexation: In The News for Oct. 5

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 5 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women seek change ahead of Oct. 4 vigils

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women seek change ahead of Oct. 4 vigils

VANCOUVER — Tatyanna Harrison’s 21st birthday would have been on Sept. 29. Her mother described Tatyanna, whose body was found in Vancouver earlier this year, as a courageous woman with the gift of gab and a deep love for learning.

Indigenous wall paintings uncovered at Mexican convent

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Indigenous symbols like a feather headdress, an axe and a shield have been found under layers of lime plaster at open-air chapels in a convent just south of Mexico City, experts announced Monday.
Winnipeg police investigating death of First Nations woman with 'catastrophic' burns

Winnipeg police investigating death of First Nations woman with 'catastrophic' burns

Winnipeg police are investigating the death of a First Nations woman as a homicide after she was hospitalized for severe burns. Melissa Cook, 41, was admitted to hospital in early July and died on Aug. 20.
Enbridge's Al Monaco to retire Jan. 1, board chair Greg Ebel named next CEO

Enbridge's Al Monaco to retire Jan. 1, board chair Greg Ebel named next CEO

CALGARY — Al Monaco, who has headed Enbridge Inc. for a decade, helping to transform it into a diversified North American energy infrastructure company, will retire as chief executive of the Calgary-based company on Jan. 1, 2023.
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