Oscar Baker III

Oscar Baker III is a Black and Mi’kmaw reporter from Elsipogtog First Nation. He is the Atlantic region reporter for CBC Indigenous. He is a proud father and you can follow his work @oggycane4lyfe

Latest from Oscar Baker III

Assembly of First Nations condemns N.B. and Sask. school pronoun policies

The Assembly of First Nations says pronoun policies in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan put students at risk of being involuntarily outed at home or misgendered at school.

Meet the Onondaga man joining Canada's sports hall of fame in 2023

Oren Lyons, who helped found the Haudenosaunee Nationals lacrosse team in the 1980s, will be added to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Don't call her an underdog, this 13-year-old Kanien'kehá:ka boxer is a 'wolf' in the ring

Beth Harris-Smoke, 13, has almost 3,000 hours of boxing training under her belt and recently won a national boxing championship.

First Nations concerned about gender-identity policy changes in N.B. schools

As students across New Brunswick return to classrooms this week, advocates worry about how the Department of Education's new gender-identity policy will impact First Nations students.

Elsipogtog residents renew call for an in-community nursing home

Elders in Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick say they need a nursing home in their community to better suit their cultural and language needs.

Reviving a 'lost art:' program brings back Mi'kmaw cedar weaving

A Mi'kmaw woman is reviving cedar weaving based on pictures of artifacts found at the Augustine Mound in New Brunswick. Katrina Sock is weaving a cedar mat with the public's help, one weft at a time.

Formerly NAJA, Indigenous Journalists Association changes its name at Winnipeg celebrations

Members of the Native American Journalist Association voted to change the organization's name to the Indigenous Journalists Association at a conference hosted in Winnipeg last week.

Meta's removal of Canadian news impacting Indigenous media and communities

One independent Indigenous news organization in Canada says it will have to find new ways to reach its audience after Meta removed it from its platforms in response to new federal legislation, while a group representing 8,000 people in Kahnawà:ke says it can't post community updates anymore.

Neqotkuk welcomes 63 children into the community through ceremony

The Wolastoqey community of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) in New Brunswick welcomed 63 children last Friday through ceremony.

Mike Cachagee, advocate for residential school survivors, dies at 83

Mike Cachagee, a former chief of Chapleau Cree First Nation and an advocate for residential school survivors and their families, died at age 83 last Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.