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Ottawa issues reminder — and warning — about First Nations fishing rights

Ottawa issues reminder — and warning — about First Nations fishing rights

HALIFAX — The federal Fisheries Department issued a reminder on Monday that First Nations have the right to fish for certain limited purposes outside federally regulated fishing seasons, adding that hefty fines await those who prevent them from exerc
Canada's premiers start summer meeting with First Nations gathering

Canada's premiers start summer meeting with First Nations gathering

VICTORIA — Canada's premiers are starting their summer gathering at a Victoria-area First Nation where they'll meet with leaders of the National Indigenous Organizations, a collection of five national Indigenous groups.
Edmonton Catholic church with Indigenous traditions prepares for Pope's visit

Edmonton Catholic church with Indigenous traditions prepares for Pope's visit

EDMONTON — Cultures collide each Sunday morning at Edmonton's Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, with sage burning alongside candles and both hymns and Indigenous drumming resounding through congregations.
Five-year-old boy missing in Saskatchewan since April found dead in river

Five-year-old boy missing in Saskatchewan since April found dead in river

RED EARTH CREE NATION, SASK. — A five-year-old boy missing from a First Nation in northern Saskatchewan since April has been found dead in a river in the community, police announced on Sunday.
Tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories

Tribal elders recall painful boarding school memories

ANADARKO, Okla.
'Uniquely suited': Indigenous priest in charge of liturgy for Pope's visit

'Uniquely suited': Indigenous priest in charge of liturgy for Pope's visit

When Vatican officials were looking for someone in Canada to act as a liaison for program planning during the Pope's visit later this month, they had specific criteria.
For first time ever, CFL game set to be broadcast in an Indigenous language

For first time ever, CFL game set to be broadcast in an Indigenous language

EDMONTON — For the first time in league history, a CFL game will be broadcast in an Indigenous language.
A new urban Indigenous health centre is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia

A new urban Indigenous health centre is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The physician leading a new clinic in downtown Halifax says its opening marks a "pivotal moment" for urban Indigenous people's access to health care in the city.
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