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When Is National Aboriginal Day?

National Aboriginal Day is set to take place on June 21, giving indigenous people and Canadians alike a chance to celebrate the culture and heritage of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people across the...
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Shawn Atleo's Possible Successor

A high-profile activist may run to replace Shawn Atleo as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Wab Kinew, director of indigenous inclusion at the University of Winnipeg, is consideri...
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What Now?

OTTAWA - Regional chiefs from across the country are meeting in Ottawa this week to determine how they'll choose a new leader after the sudden resignation last week of Shawn Atleo.The executive commit...
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ATLEO RESIGNS

OTTAWA - Shawn Atleo stepped down Friday as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, ending a tumultuous term that began in high hopes but finished with faltering support and charges he was to...
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Winter Challenge 2014: The Deeper Story

Variations on an ancient indigenous practice are going viral in the social media. Called -- and you've probably heard of it already-- "Winter Challenge 2014," participants are asked to either fully immerse themselves in a body of water or, where there's snow, make snow angels while wearing swim attire or, lastly, where either of these aren't possible, getting drenched with a pail of water will do. Regardless of the method, the main idea is to get off the couch, out of the house and acquaint yourself with the winter cold.
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Time to Get Our Indian Act Together for First Nations Students

It has become more and more urgent to -- as the proposal for a First Nations Education Act was titled -- work together for First nations students. This agreement, and the federal budget framework into which it is embedded, is an opportunity to do just that -- whatever one's skepticism and mistrust may recommend to the contrary. On the First Nation's side, the time has arrived to take both the concept and practice of self-control and self-determination to their logical conclusions. Let's call it getting our collective Indian act together.