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Aboriginal News

An Australian Indigenous Opera: A sonorous milestone

Melbourne - Today, a major public presentation of Australia’s inaugural Indigenous opera, Pecan Summer, will take place in Melbourne's Federation Square.
In the Media by Elke Nagy

The Works explores Aboriginal themes Special

Edmonton - The Works Art and Design Festival, an annual event in Edmonton, explores some Aboriginal themes in this year's festival.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Final Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canadian event Special

Edmonton - The national Truth and Reconciliation events came to a finish in Edmonton, with the final one held March 27-30 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 4 comments

Butterfly Moon Project highlights Cree culture Special

Edmonton - On February 23 the Edmonton Interfaith Centre presented the Butterfly Moon Project, an information session based on Cree culture and spirituality.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Memorial march honours missing and murdered women Special

Edmonton - Valentine's Day is not only a day for love and romance for some people in Canada. It is also a national day of action to honour missing and murdered women.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Neil Young — Attacking the messenger

Neil Young's Honour the Treaties tour with Diana Krall has concluded, but the massive attacks directed at him for his criticism of Alberta's tar sands continue.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 5 comments

First Nations rally for treaty rights Special

Edmonton - First Nations from Treaty 6-8 joined with Idle No More for a Peaceful Solidarity Rally with Indigenous People and Canadians, on November 28, 2013 at the Alberta Legislature building.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

New mural at The Block in Redfern Special

Sydney - A new work of art has been created for The Block in an area close to Redfern Station, which has traditionally been home to many Aboriginal people.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

WCEL Senior Lawyer explains Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, FIPA Special

Vancouver - West Coast Environmental Law Senior Lawyer Jessica Clogg explains ramifications of Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, and FIPA. Jessica provides legal and strategic support to First Nations to help protect land and resources of their territories.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Man shot after police pursuit in Redfern, Australia Special

Sydney - A man fled into an eight-story public housing building where a scuffle took place. The police officer’s wrist was broken and the 29-year old man was shot in the lower leg or foot. Although not yet confirmed, he is believed to be Aboriginal.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Justin Bieber under fire for his 'Free Gas' for 'Indians' comment

Justin Bieber may be able to get the girls swooning and screaming but he seems to have offended some of Canada's aboriginal community over a remark he made in the latest issue of Rolling Stone.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 8 comments

NAIDOC week launch event in Sydney Special

Sydney - NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is now a weeklong celebration of Aboriginal traditions and culture.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Kings Cross: Rally against police shooting of aboriginal teens Special

Sydney - An estimated 50 to 100 people attended a rally outside Kings Cross Police Station in Sydney Australia at 2:30pm on Saturday, 12 May 2012 in order to protest against the recent shooting of two aboriginal teenagers by the police (both survived).
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Two investigations into human trafficking in Calgary sees arrests

Two separate police investigations have culminated in the arrests of at least two people in what police are saying are unrelated cases of human trafficking.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 6 comments

Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Sunday marked Canada's 13th National Aboriginal Day. Ceremonies all across the country marked the occasion, which celebrates First Nations people, their customs and culture and their accomplishments.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Carleton Students Organize 'Indigenous Academic Conference'

Following the Canadian government's threat to post-secondary funding for Native peoples, graduate students at Carleton University have organized a conference on Aboriginal issues and a fund-raiser to create a bursary for Aboriginal students.
In the Media by Yael Gang - 1 comment

Countdown to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver

To get a taste of Aboriginal culture, snow and winter sports in a great Canadian mélange, you’d need to be in Vancouver exactly a year from now.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 1 comment

British museum to return more Aboriginal remains

Another set of Aboriginal remains that were held at a British museum for nearly a hundred years will be returned to Australia.
In the Media by Richard James

Nicole Kidman in Didgeridoo Faux-pas

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman appeared on the German television programme ‘Wetten Das’ to promote the film ‘Australia’. An Australia faux-pas ensued.
In the Media by Richard James

Canada: Aboriginal Issues Missing From Election Campaign

Shawn Atleo is the B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations and he says aboriginal issues are missing from the agenda in this year's federal election campaign
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Op-Ed: About bloody time- Australia finally to apologize to Aboriginals

After 200 years, a lot of ignorant legalistic babble, and some pretty disgusting political double standards, Australia will formally apologize to Aboriginal Australia. The symbolism, thankfully, does apparently mean something to the recipients.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 8 comments

StatsCan: Canada's Aboriginal Population Passes One Million Mark

New data from the 2006 Census show that the number of people who identified themselves as an Aboriginal person has surpassed the one-million mark. A total of 1,172,790 people reported Aboriginal identity, Métis or Inuit.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Was The Declaration For A Lakota A Bloodless Takeover?

Who is behind the current push for Lakota sovereignty? When Russell Means and a group of activists announced a Lakota withdrawal they were not representing the Lakota nor other Sioux tribes in the area according to those leaders.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

No Jail Time for Nine Who Gang Raped Girl, 10

Nine teenagers who pleaded guilty in the 2005 gang rape of a 10-year-old girl in Aurukun, Cape York, Australia received no jail time when sentenced yesterday. The case has sparked outrage and
In the Media by pajamadeen - 2 comments

Australian government takes over remote communities

Prime Minister Howard has announced that the Federal government will take control of remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. The decision exercises Federal powers over the Territory, which isn’t a state, officially.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Australia’s Aboriginal child abuse scandal just keeps getting bigger, and worse

A while ago, the “revelation” of child abuse in remote Aboriginal communities became a public issue, not just a mutter among those who paid any attention to indigenous affairs. One in three children is alleged to have been abused.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Report calls for shake-up in Aboriginal housing

AUSTRALIA-"PROGRAMS that have provided housing and infrastructure services to indigenous communities for 40 years are failing and should be abolished, according to a scathing new report."
In the Media by soome2000 - 1 comment

Museum returns aboriginal remains

The Natural History Museum in London is to return the remains of 18 aboriginal people to the Australian Government.
In the Media by Iamseven - 2 comments

Racism In The Winnipeg Police Service?

WINNIPEG — An aboriginal group wants a review of racism in the Winnipeg Police Service, based on the handling of 911 emergency calls made by two Metis women who were murdered last year. ``We feel the action of the operators was systemic racism,'' M..
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff
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Australian Aboriginals at a tribal ceremony  2013
Australian Aboriginals at a tribal ceremony, 2013
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Kings Cross rally to protest against shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross rally to protest against shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Memorial March of Edmonton
Memorial March of Edmonton
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Butterfly Moon Project.
Butterfly Moon Project.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Butterfly Moon Project.
Butterfly Moon Project.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Memorial March of Edmonton
Memorial March of Edmonton
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
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Protesters in Edmonton  Alberta
Protesters in Edmonton, Alberta
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Interfaith discussion panel.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Myrtle Calahasin  8...
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. Residential School survivor Myrtle Calahasin, 81, tells her experiences to the TRC Commissioners.
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Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton.
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