Brittany Hobson

The Canadian Press

Brittany Hobson is a reporter with The Canadian Press. A graduate from Red River College's creative communications program, her work has been published by CBC, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Community News Commons.

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Candidates make their cases in Winnipeg to replace ousted national chief of Assembly of First Nations

The six candidates vying to be the next national chief of the organization that represents more than 600 First Nations in Canada explained how they would advocate for treaty rights, sovereignty and health issues during a forum a week before the election.

Indigenous leaders hopeful as Manitoba Premier Kinew takes on reconciliation portfolio

When Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew took the unconventional move of appointing himself the province's minister responsible for Indigenous reconciliation, he did so with the intent of strengthening the relationship between the province and Indigenous communities.

King Charles to be featured on new coins circulated by Royal Canadian Mint

The first Canadian coins bearing the face of King Charles are soon to be circulated across the country.

Indigenous art finds dedicated exhibition space within Manitoba Legislative Building

Scattered throughout the century-old Manitoba Legislative Building are the works of famed Indigenous artists, including Daphne Odjig and Jackson Beardy. But one room now hosts an exhibit that showcases more than 20 pieces of Indigenous art.

Transgender MLA aims to bring change to justice, health-care systems

Logan Oxenham was elected for the first time to Manitoba's legislature with the New Democrats in the Oct. 3 election. The 46-year-old's win has been called historic, as he's believed to be the first openly transgender person elected at the provincial level in Manitoba, and possibly in Canada.

2 lawyers involved in judge surveillance case fined, barred from Manitoba courts

The Law Society of Manitoba has barred two Alberta lawyers from practising in the province and ordered them to pay $5,000 after it received complaints they hired a private investigator to surveil a judge who was hearing a case involving COVID-19 public health orders.

Day of ceremony planned ahead of dig for possible unmarked graves on Manitoba First Nation

Spiritual advisers were to lead a pipe ceremony in Minegoziibe Anishinabe while a sacred fire was to be lit on Monday near where there may be graves of children forced to attend residential school.

Families of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran rally to urge governments to search Winnipeg-area landfill

The families of two First Nations women whose remains are believed to be in a Winnipeg-area landfill took to the steps of Manitoba's legislature Wednesday to deliver one message to the federal and provincial governments.

Proposed class action seeks $5B in compensation from feds for St. Theresa Point housing conditions

The chief of a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba is proposing a national class-action lawsuit against the federal government for failing to address the housing crisis on reserves.

'I feel like I'm not behind': Indigenous students in Manitoba embrace Jordan's Principle supports

The Southern Chiefs' Organization's Jordan's Principle co-ordinator program is taking hold and helping Indigenous students achieve in school. Last year, the advocacy group partnered with two school divisions to bring a co-ordinator into schools. Earlier this year, the organization added seven more school divisions as partners.