Lenard Monkman is Anishinaabe from Lake Manitoba First Nation, Treaty 2 territory. He has been an associate producer with CBC Indigenous since 2016. Follow him on Twitter: @Lenardmonkman1
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Winnipeg Indigenous-led service provider gets $1.8M in federal funding toward expansion
Ka Ni Kanichihk, an Indigenous-led community service organization in Winnipeg's inner-city, will begin a building expansion later this year thanks to a $1.8 million contribution from the federal government.
Northern Manitoba chief seeks Thompson NDP nomination in byelection
Eric Redhead is on his second term as chief of Shamattawa First Nation. He wants to be the NDP candidate in an upcoming Manitoba byelection.
Newspaper apologizes for cartoon depicting Indigenous people seeking payout from Pope
First Nations leaders in southern Ontario say the media has to do better at reconciliation after a newspaper ran an offensive cartoon that employed negative stereotypes of Indigenous people.
Longtime Métis radio host, country singer, gets ready to retire
Ray St. Germain, the co-host of NCI's popular call-in show Métis Hour x2 for over 20 years, is getting ready to retire soon.
St. Theresa Point educators thank longtime ally with tikinagan, ribbon shirt
Educators from St. Theresa Point First Nation honoured a longtime community ally this week with gifts for Strini Reddy.
First Nations in southern Manitoba prepare for power outages from massive winter storm
First Nations in southern Manitoba say they have detailed emergency preparedness plans. This stems from experience with power outages from previous winter storms.
Tikinagan baby carrier returned to family more than 50 years after it was taken by museum
A tikinagan baby carrier that belonged to an Anishinaabe family in Manitoba was returned more than 50 years after it was purchased by a museum curator for $30.
MMIWG commissioners call on the Senate to amplify inquiry's recommendations for justice
The Senate must amplify the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by drafting legislation based on the findings of the three-year inquest, a commissioner with inquiry told a Senate committee Monday.
Advocates want to see Pope address two-spirit, LGBTQ harms if apology happens
As First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders meet with the Pope in Rome, two-spirit advocates are watching closely. They want any possible apology from Pope Francis to specifically address the harms of church-run residential schools on two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.
Manitoba residential school survivor pens 10-page handwritten letter to Pope
Esther Moore, 70, wrote a 10-page letter detailing her experiences at the Brandon Indian Residential School in Manitoba. She hopes her letter can be delivered to Pope Francis by her granddaughter, who is in Rome documenting the trip by Indigenous groups.