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Indigenous community in the heart of Peru's Amazon hosts film festival celebrating tropical forests

Indigenous community in the heart of Peru's Amazon hosts film festival celebrating tropical forests

BELÉN, Peru (AP) — In the heart of Peru’s Amazon region, a poor Indigenous community put aside the trials and tribulations of everyday life and celebrated an international film festival with works from countries with tropical forests.
'Language is identity': Indigenous Ontario legislator to make history at Queen's Park

'Language is identity': Indigenous Ontario legislator to make history at Queen's Park

TORONTO — Decades after being punished in a residential school for speaking his own language, Sol Mamakwa will hold the powerful to account at Ontario's legislature in the very same language past governments tried to bury.
Ontario reaches land claim settlement with Matachewan First Nation

Ontario reaches land claim settlement with Matachewan First Nation

MATACHEWAN, Ont. — The Ontario government says it has reached a settlement in a treaty land entitlement claim linked to the Matachewan First Nation. Under the settlement, the First Nation located southeast of Timmins, Ont.
Ottawa puts up more money to transform historic Bay building into Indigenous hub

Ottawa puts up more money to transform historic Bay building into Indigenous hub

WINNIPEG — The federal government is putting up another $31 million for the transformation of a former Hudson's Bay Company flagship store in Winnipeg.
Tla’amin reaches agreement with children and families ministry

Tla’amin reaches agreement with children and families ministry

Signing a small but important step forward, says hegus
Search for truth goes on, regardless of killer Pickton's fate, say victims' advocates

Search for truth goes on, regardless of killer Pickton's fate, say victims' advocates

VANCOUVER — Advocates for alleged victims of B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton say they remain focused on getting justice for the women, as Pickton lies in a Quebec hospital in a coma after being attacked in prison.
Waste from mill worsening mercury contamination in river near Grassy Narrows: study

Waste from mill worsening mercury contamination in river near Grassy Narrows: study

Industrial discharge from a paper mill in northern Ontario is exacerbating mercury contamination in a river system near a First Nation that has been plagued with mercury poisoning for decades, a new study suggests.
Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

Métis National Council president not seeking re-election, citing growing family

OTTAWA — The president of the Métis National Council is not seeking re-election, saying she is instead going to focus on her growing family.
RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

RCMP adds ribbon skirt to uniform in effort to build bridges with Indigenous people

OTTAWA — The RCMP has added a traditional Indigenous ribbon skirt to its uniform. Commissioner Mike Duheme has announced on social media that officers can now wear the ribbon skirts when donning the red serge.
UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign framed as a choice between continuity and change

UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign framed as a choice between continuity and change

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted fr
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