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Canada to apologize after labelling Dakota and Lakota as refugees

Canada to apologize after labelling Dakota and Lakota as refugees

WHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION, SASKATCHEWAN — Canada's Crown-Indigenous Relations minister is scheduled to deliver an apology today to nine First Nations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan following decades of Canada labelling the Dakota and Lakota as refug
B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

British Columbia's wildfire service says crews are battling a 10-hectare blaze in a park that protects a portion of what the province calls the "only inland temperate rainforest in the world," with trees 1,000 years old.
Heiltsuk Nation celebrates return of chief's seat held at B.C. museum since 1911

Heiltsuk Nation celebrates return of chief's seat held at B.C. museum since 1911

VICTORIA — Members of the Heiltsuk Nation on British Columbia's central coast are celebrating the first steps in the repatriation process for an elaborately carved chief's seat.
Ontario mining law 'outdated, unconstitutional and offensive': First Nation chief

Ontario mining law 'outdated, unconstitutional and offensive': First Nation chief

TORONTO — Ontario's mining law and its system for registering mining claims have allowed thousands of claims to be staked on a northwestern First Nation without consultation or consent, the community alleges in a constitutional challenge announced Fr
'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

'Justice was served': Killer of 4 women in Winnipeg guilty of first-degree murder

WINNIPEG — Cheers erupted in a Winnipeg courtroom, spilling out onto downtown streets Thursday, as family members who lost their loved ones at the hands of a serial killer said they had finally received justice.
AFN, Ottawa finalize 10-year, $47.8-billion deal on child welfare reform

AFN, Ottawa finalize 10-year, $47.8-billion deal on child welfare reform

MONTREAL — The Assembly of First Nations finalized a deal with Ottawa late Wednesday night that will see the federal government spend $47.8 billion to reform child welfare programs over the next 10 years.
Canada, U.S. governments reach in-principle agreement to update Columbia River Treaty

Canada, U.S. governments reach in-principle agreement to update Columbia River Treaty

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Canadian and U.S. governments have reached a deal on how to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, the decades-old agreement that regulates the waterway that flows from southeastern British Columbia into Washington state.
B.C. waters now home to Canada's largest marine protected area

B.C. waters now home to Canada's largest marine protected area

VANCOUVER — First Nations along British Columbia's coast have announced with the Canadian government the designation of the country's largest marine protected area.
Poilievre delivers first speech to AFN, leaders confront him about Harper's legacy

Poilievre delivers first speech to AFN, leaders confront him about Harper's legacy

First Nations chiefs have heard enough promises and "performative reconciliation," Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said Thursday, adding they deserve a partnership based on honest conversations.
'Buckets of tears': The four women who died at the hands of a Winnipeg serial killer

'Buckets of tears': The four women who died at the hands of a Winnipeg serial killer

WINNIPEG — Jeremy Skibicki admitted to police that he killed four women in Winnipeg in 2022. Court heard he targeted them at homeless shelters. A judge convicted Skibicki on Thursday of four counts of first-degree murder.