Sheila North

Sheila North was a storyteller, reporter and host for CBC working in Winnipeg, in Treaty 1 Territory. Sheila is Cree.

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Southern chiefs plan $130M redevelopment of the Bay as symbol of reconciliation

The Hudson's Bay Co., which facilitated the colonization of Western Canada 352 years ago, is about to transfer its former flagship department store in downtown Winnipeg to Indigenous ownership.

Frequent snow days taking a toll on southern Manitoba students, educators fear

The co-superintendent of the Seine River School Division says his division has seen eight snow days so far, the most in one year. Both he and an EA in the region fear the shortened school year is having negative impacts on students.

First Nations say ceremonies held at Ottawa anti-restriction rally break protocols, need to stop

While pipe ceremonies, smudging and sharing circles are all part of ceremonies practised by many Indigenous people across the country, the way they're being conducted at some of the anti-vaccine mandate rallies across Canada breaks protocols, according to some First Nations leaders.

Human rights defenders take issue with hands-off response to recent COVID protests

Activists who have spent much of their lives standing up for basic human rights say they're hurt by the response they're seeing to the recent protests against vaccine mandates and pandemic restrictions.

NDP MP Niki Ashton supports First Nations' calls for military support to help contain COVID-19

NDP MP Niki Ashton is calling on the federal government to respond to First Nations calls for military support to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19 in northern and isolated communities. Ashton says workers in the communities are getting sick and isolating, but there are no replacements for them.

Trailer fire leaves Garden Hill First Nation family living in uninsulated school bus this winter

Members of a northern Anishininew family could spend Christmas in an old school bus after their trailer burned down last week in the remote, fly-in community of Garden Hill First Nation, Man., leaving 17 people with no home.

Phil Fontaine's lifelong mission to get a papal apology delayed, but not over

While a long-awaited trip to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican was delayed due to concerns about the omicron variant, Phil Fontaine says he's more determined than ever to make sure the apology he's been fighting to hear for at least 31 years now will be made.

As omicron variant spreads, Manitoba couple feel 'criminalized' after return from South Africa

A Brandon, Man., couple are quarantining in a Toronto hotel after returning from South Africa, just days after the federal government placed travel restrictions on 10 countries due to the presence of a new variant of concern.

A 3-year-old went for a flu shot. Instead, she mistakenly got an adult COVID-19 vaccine

Jenna Bardarson booked her daughter for an annual flu shot. But instead, the three-year-old was given an adult dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the Brandon, Man., mother says.

Man says Winnipeg taxi driver asked for pre-payment mid-ride, left him on street

Recent incidents between cab drivers and female passengers in Winnipeg have raised safety concerns. Last month, two cab drivers were charged in separate assaults on women. Now CBC is hearing about an incident that happened to a male passenger.