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House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A First Nations house post is being returned to its home in British Columbia after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts.
First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

First Nations say Alberta's oilsands mine security reform unlikely to fix problems

EDMONTON — Alberta is preparing to change how it ensures oilsands companies are able to pay for the mammoth job of cleaning up their operations, but critics fear a year of consultations hasn't been enough to avoid repeating past mistakes.
'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The investigation of unmarked graves at a former residential school near Williams Lake First Nation in central British Columbia has found crimes were committed against children, the lead investigator told a news conference.
Probe into Alberta residential school links unpasteurized milk to children's deaths

Probe into Alberta residential school links unpasteurized milk to children's deaths

SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION — A new report from a group looking into children who died and went missing at a residential school northeast of Edmonton says unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of Indigenous children at the institution.
Results to be released after second search for graves at B.C. residential school

Results to be released after second search for graves at B.C. residential school

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A First Nation in central British Columbia is ready to announce results from the second phase of an investigation of grounds around the former St. Joseph's Mission residential school, outside Williams Lake.
Indigenous identity fraud 'the ultimate step in colonialism,' Métis lawyer says

Indigenous identity fraud 'the ultimate step in colonialism,' Métis lawyer says

Since Grey Owl a century ago,people of European descent have falsely claimed to be Indigenous for personal gain or a sense of absolution, but one Métis legal expert says it would take a psychiatrist to try to fully answer, "why?"
Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

Survivors of residential school in Saskatchewan file proposed class-action lawsuit

WHITECAP, Sask. — Survivors of a residential school that housed Métis children in Saskatchewan have filed a proposed a class-action lawsuit against the federal and provincial governments.
Alberta First Nation school finds textbook way to keep language alive

Alberta First Nation school finds textbook way to keep language alive

KANANASKIS, Alta. — The Stoney Nakoda First Nation in southwestern Alberta is using the written word as a way to preserve its traditional oral language.
Feds say 'no willing partners' to bring fire codes onto First Nations — including AFN

Feds say 'no willing partners' to bring fire codes onto First Nations — including AFN

OTTAWA — The federal government does not have a willing partner to find a way to introduce fire codes on First Nation reserves, a newly released document shows.
How ground-penetrating radar is used to find unmarked graves at residential schools

How ground-penetrating radar is used to find unmarked graves at residential schools

OTTAWA — Ground-penetrating radar is the technology behind the discoveries of what are believed to be unmarked burial sites on the grounds of former residential schools, by providing communities with the first glimpses of physical evidence of possible graves.