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LIVE CHAT Replay: Telling Aboriginal stories

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Protesters display signs during an Idle No More gathering on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in January. (Canadian Press)

Just one year ago, Idle No More protesters were marching, Chief Theresa Spence was fasting, and Canadians were reacting to the near-constant flow of Aboriginal news across the country.

Now with the launch of CBC's new Aboriginal site, our team is asking you: "Is it a good time to be 'Indian?'"

We want to hear your thoughts and your stories as we discuss the future of CBC Aboriginal with a panel of experts -- who are also part of the new team of reporters and editors dedicated to telling Aboriginal stories.

Learn what lies ahead for CBC Aboriginal in the coming days and months. What topics should we cover? What issues do you think are under-reported in Canada? We want to hear from you!

Replay our live chat below:

  • Connie Walker is Cree from the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan, and is one of 13 brothers and sisters. She has been a host, producer and reporter at CBC since 2001, and, most recently, has been part of CBC's 8th Fire documentary series.

  • Waubgeshig Rice is a proud Anishinaabe, and a video journalist for CBC Ottawa. His debut collection of short stories, Midnight Sweatlodge, was published in 2011. His new novel, Legacy, is out next year.

  • Duncan McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario. He has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years, and many of his award-winning features have appeared on The National.

To join the chat, simply:

  • Click on "Sign In" inside the Spreecast window.

  • You will be prompted to connect with Facebook, Twitter or an email address. Choose one, sign in and follow the prompts to access the chat.

  • To ask the guest a question, click on the "Camera" button. One of our producers will send you a private message before bringing you up live.

  • To ask a text-based question, click "Submit Question," and type it in, or expand the window and join the live chat in the right-hand box.

** Your connection will work best if you have a strong Wi-Fi connection or a direct broadband connection. You'll also need the latest version of Flash installed, a well-lit room and a set of headphones.

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