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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.
Retired Cree senator stunned by 'facade' of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond's heritage

Retired Cree senator stunned by 'facade' of Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond's heritage

Retired senator Lillian Dyck said she was "stunned" to see reports last fall questioning the Indigenous heritage of former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, whose story she had related to, and whose career she had celebrated.
More universities reviewing honorary degrees given to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

More universities reviewing honorary degrees given to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

VANCOUVER — Six out of 10 universities confirm they're reviewing honorary degrees given to retired judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, after being asked by a group of Indigenous women to revoke them following a CBC investigation into her claims of Indigenous heritage.
Ottawa's Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to get an Indigenous name

Ottawa's Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to get an Indigenous name

OTTAWA — An Ottawa thoroughfare currently named after Canada's first prime minister is expected to receive a new Indigenous name later this year, the National Capital Commission said Thursday.
B.C. signs 'historic' deal with First Nation after court fight over treaty rights

B.C. signs 'historic' deal with First Nation after court fight over treaty rights

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A B.C. First Nation and provincial government have signed what's being called a historic agreement towards jointly managing land, water and resource development.
UBC regrets handling of Turpel-Lafond, as she loses honour at different university

UBC regrets handling of Turpel-Lafond, as she loses honour at different university

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia says it deeply regrets its handling of the case of retired judge and former law professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was the subject of a CBC investigation about her claims of Indigenous heritage.
Residential school records needed to answer 'hard questions': special interlocutor

Residential school records needed to answer 'hard questions': special interlocutor

VANCOUVER — The fight is not over to find records that could answer "hard questions" about unmarked graves at Canada's residential schools, including who the missing children were and how they died, said the woman appointed to work with Indigenous communities in searches underway across the country.
'I feel strong:' Bail hearing for sisters who say they were wrongfully convicted

'I feel strong:' Bail hearing for sisters who say they were wrongfully convicted

YORKTON, Sask. — Two sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say are wrongful murder convictions each held an eagle feather while they testified in a courtroom during a bail hearing Tuesday.
Trudeau should have visited First Nation during Saskatchewan stop: Indigenous leaders

Trudeau should have visited First Nation during Saskatchewan stop: Indigenous leaders

SASKATOON — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is dismayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not visit the First Nation where a child’s bone was found at a former residential school site.
Indigenous alumni game a ‘symbolic moment’ that goes beyond hockey

Indigenous alumni game a ‘symbolic moment’ that goes beyond hockey

The Clancy Richard Arena was graced with an evening of fun and action on Saturday when the St. Paul Canadiens Alumni hosted the NHL Indigenous Alumni.