‘These sites are not protected’: The push to legislate the protection of Indigenous remains, artifacts

Hundreds are gathering in Winnipeg this week for an event aimed at legislating the protection of the remains and artifacts of Indigenous ancestors in Canada. Protecting Our Ancestors is a three-day conference hosted in partnership between Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) and Sioux Valley Dakota Nation…

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Timmins woman’s work catches governor general’s attention

A Timmins woman is being honoured by the governor general for her contributions and community work. Vanessa Génier, the founder of Quilts for Survivors, is being awarded a meritorious service decoration (civil division) from Governor General Mary Simon for providing quilts and comfort to residential school survivors.  Génier,…

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Grave excavation at former Northern Alberta residential school planned this summer

An investigative team plans to dig up what they believe is a mass grave this summer in Saddle Lake to give residential school students they suspect are in it proper burials.Members of the Acimowin Opaspiw Society gave an  update at the River Cree Resort in Enoch Cree Nation Jan. 24 of their investigation into students who…

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Winnebago Tribe sues for return of children buried at Indian boarding school

The Winnebago Tribe is suing the federal government to recover the remains of two children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, one of the most infamous legacies of a genocidal era in U.S. history. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday accuses the U.S. Army of failing to follow the Native American Graves Protection…

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