Oscar Baker III

Oscar Baker III is from Elsipogtog First Nation, and St. Augustine, Fla. He is a freelancer based in Wabanaki.

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Artist incorporates Indian Act into jingle dress regalia

A Wolastoqew artist has made a jingle dress adorned with shreds of the Indian Act to honour the women from her community who fought to preserve their culture.

University of New Brunswick nursing school should have mandatory course in Indigenous health, says instructor

The director of the Indigenous nursing program at the University of New Brunswick, says a mandatory course in Indigenous health is needed for all nursing students to improve health care for Indigenous people.

Mi'kmaq couple start backyard beekeeping business

Tayla Simon and Jesse Francis hope to bottle honey and help save the declining pollinators with the hive in their Douglastown, N.B., backyard.

Mi'kmaq couple opens their own loan business at Elsipogtog First Nation

A Mi’kmaq couple has started a short term loan business in their community, which doesn't have a bank.

N.B. leads country in self-harming behaviour that requires hospital care

Alexandra Van Rijn was in elementary school when she started banging her head against a wall to deal with her anxiety.

Mandatory Indigenous curriculum part of N.B.'s 10-year education plan

Students in New Brunswick's public schools can expect to learn more Mi’kmaq and Maliseet content in the near future.

'We take care of our own': Tobique reaches out to Mi'kmaq ice storm victims

As New Brunswickers attempt to return to life after a crippling ice storm that left thousands without power, one First Nation is helping with storm recovery efforts in two Indigenous communities.

'It's ... insulting,' Mi'kmaq warrior chief says of Canada's 150th celebration

Mi’kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says as Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, First Nations people are still struggling with poverty, and he’s made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings.

First Nations We Day brings 700 Indigenous youth together

Seven hundred Indigenous high school students travel to the provincial capital for the province's first ever First Nations We Day, an initiative aimed at inspiring pride in Indigenous culture.

Indigenous social work students call for women's shelters on reserves

Indigenous women in the Maritimes and Quebec need shelters on reserves to keep them safe from domestic violence, including murder, say Indigenous social work students at St. Thomas University.