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Renowned artist Alex Janvier, part of Indian Group of Seven, dies at age 89

Renowned artist Alex Janvier, part of Indian Group of Seven, dies at age 89

EDMONTON — Renowned artist Alex Janvier has died at the age of 89. Officials at the Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting announced his death and held a moment of silence on Wednesday.
AFN calls for independent inquiry into killings of four Indigenous women in Winnipeg

AFN calls for independent inquiry into killings of four Indigenous women in Winnipeg

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations wants Manitoba to hold an independent inquiry into the killings of four Indigenous women in Winnipeg.
AFN head told chiefs draft child-welfare reform deal with Ottawa worth $47.8B: source

AFN head told chiefs draft child-welfare reform deal with Ottawa worth $47.8B: source

MONTREAL — The head of the Assembly of First Nations has informed chiefs that a draft deal with Ottawa on child-welfare reforms is worth $47.8 billion, a source who was in the room says — more than double what was initially promised.
More Indigenous youth are learning to spearfish, a connection to ancestors and the land

More Indigenous youth are learning to spearfish, a connection to ancestors and the land

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Ganebik Johnson started learning traditional Ojibwe songs when he was about 2 years old. He'd hang around listening to his uncle sing, or observe elders, or even pull up music on YouTube.
AFN national chief says child welfare reform deal reached with Ottawa

AFN national chief says child welfare reform deal reached with Ottawa

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday that she has received a draft offer from Ottawa to overhaul First Nations child-welfare systems, but insists she cannot say publicly how much money is on the table.
Chiefs pass resolution reversing course on forensic audit of AFN

Chiefs pass resolution reversing course on forensic audit of AFN

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations passed an emergency resolution at its general assembly in Montreal Tuesday calling off a forensic audit that had been pushed by former national chief RoseAnne Archibald before she was ousted as national chief la
Judge in murder trial weighs motivations of admitted Winnipeg serial killer

Judge in murder trial weighs motivations of admitted Winnipeg serial killer

WINNIPEG — A judge is expected to decide this week whether a man who admitted to killing four Indigenous women in Winnipeg did so because he was in the throes of a psychotic episode or was driven by a rare form of perverse sexual interest.
Federal fisheries minister calls for review of arrest, treatment of Mi'kmaq fishers

Federal fisheries minister calls for review of arrest, treatment of Mi'kmaq fishers

HALIFAX — The federal Fisheries Department has called an external review into the conduct of its officers who allegedly arrested and dropped off two Indigenous men at a Nova Scotia gas station without shoes or phones.
'Nobody has these stories': Canada's longest river at record low levels

'Nobody has these stories': Canada's longest river at record low levels

Canada's longest river is at historically low levels, stranding communities that rely on it for essential goods and alarming First Nations along its banks who have never known the mighty Mackenzie to be so shallow.
Security review needed after Inuk women highway deaths near lodge in Quebec: coroner

Security review needed after Inuk women highway deaths near lodge in Quebec: coroner

MONTREAL — A Montreal-area Inuit health centre should review its security measures in light of the deaths of two patients who were struck and killed on highways within a 24-hour span in 2022, a Quebec coroner's report says.