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Head of Nation's Top Native Advocacy Group Will Resign Over Handling of Harassment Allegations

The National Congress of American Indians announced Wednesday that Executive Director Jacqueline Pata will resign—but not right away—over her handling of misconduct allegations against another top official. Pata, a citizen of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes, was placed on leave in October after John Dossett, a...


Toronto police put focus on Indigenous women and girls targeted by human traffickers

Toronto police have opened a first-of-its-kind conference with a focus on helping Indigenous women and girls from falling victim to human trafficking. The two-day event, which opened Wednesday, features speakers and survivors of human trafficking with the goal of creating more awareness and educating frontline police...


'She lived on a hill full of mould': Family raises concerns after Cat Lake First Nation woman's death

The death of a 48-year-old woman is raising serious concerns about the housing and mould crisis in a northern Ontario First Nation. Nashie Oombash died on Monday, three weeks after she left the Cat Lake First Nation to seek medical care in Thunder Bay. Oombash's cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy. But her...


Artist talks focus on boarding schools, traditional music at Watermark Art Center

BEMIDJI, MN -- Watermark Art Center will host two upcoming events associated with the exhibit Madwewe - It Is Heard, currently on display in the Miikanan Gallery. Kent Estey is one of the artists featured in the exhibit. On February 28 at 6 p.m., Estey will give a...


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