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.
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'Always smiling': Tiffany Peters remembered

Journalist Oscar Baker III describes growing up in Elsipogtog First Nation with Tiffany Peters's family and what her death has meant in the family.

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.

'It was remarkable': Calls to action for reconciliation voiced at STU

The 94 calls to action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada were read out loud at St. Thomas University this week.

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.

Scanning pictures for clues at antique photo road show

Clifford Moase, 88, pulled his carefully preserved image of an old Fredericton church out of an envelope and watched the provincial archivist study it for clues.

'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.

Mi'kmaq woman fundraising for winter supplies for Standing Rock

A Mi'kmaq activist from Elsipogtog First Nation is raising money to go back to Standing Rock, N.D., and plans to bring winter supplies to protesters now bracing for winter conditions in the encampment there.

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.

Christmas craft fair benefits both shoppers and sellers

The annual Christmas craft sale offers shoppers locally made ceramics, textiles and jewellery but for the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design it gifts the students a chance for real sales experience.