Tiar Wilson

Tiar Wilson was raised in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba. She's reported for APTN National News, CBC Winnipeg, and CBC North. Tiar is also involved with CBC's database of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and continues to share the stories of these women, their families and communities. She's currently reporting for CBC Aboriginal. @yourpaltiar.

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Sapotaweyak needs $29M for housing, education, clean water, chief says

A northern Manitoba chief says his community needs more than $29 million for housing, education and clean water, and new Liberal funding isn't adequate to accomplish urgently required work.

Junior hockey team visits Pimicikamak with messages of hope for youth

A northern Manitoba Junior Hockey League team is in Pimicikamak sharing messages of hope during their state of emergency. The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard wants to help youth in the nearby community through their suicide crisis. The issue hits home for two players on the team.

Winnipeg youth taught indigenous culture and knowledge through basketball

A Winnipeg family has helped hundreds of kids play competitive basketball while instilling indigenous values and pride in them. Some have even gone on to play college ball, including Raven Boulanger, 22.

Family of homicide victim speaks out about aboriginal men being more likely to be killed

The family of homicide victim Marcus Blacksmith want to share their son's story in light of a Statistics Canada homicide survey from 2014 that reveals aboriginal men were seven times more likely to die of violence.

Families, advocates, organizations meet to close 'great divide' on MMIW

As an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls looms, victims' families and advocates say it's important to have everyone on the same page before it even starts.

Jennifer Catcheway's family thanks supporters as winter puts end to search for missing woman

"I love you, my girl." That's the last thing Bernice Catcheway says in a three minute video she posted to Facebook Wednesday afternoon, as Manitoba's first blast of winter put an end to her family's on-going search this year for their daughter.

Indigenous Affairs Minister begins 'pre-inquiry engagements' with families of MMIW

"The more I listen to families, the more I understand they have many instincts and much knowledge about the way we go forward in order to get this right," says Carolyn Bennett.

Indigenous college program in North Bay changed her life, says student

A 20-year-old woman wants to help the college she's attending because the program she's enrolled in has changed her life.

Louis Riel: Canadians and Indigenous Peoples continue to pay respect, 130 years later

One hundred and thirty years after Louis Riel was hanged for treason, Canadians and Indigenous Peoples alike continue to commemorate his death at events and on social media.

New medallions honour veterans on National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Nov. 8 is National Aboriginal Veterans Day. This year, thanks to Richard Blackwolf’s efforts, the Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association has created new medallions to recognize the contributions of aboriginal veterans.
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First Nations find out how to bring down the law on bad water

The Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba have been examining the issue of clean water and adequate sanitation in First Nations across the country. On Thursday, the centre will host twenty policy makers, lawyers, and experts.

Hopeful indigenous reaction to Justin Trudeau's cabinet picks

Indigenous leaders and community members greeted today's appointments with hope but also some skepticism.

Facebook launches youth safety guide in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut

Facebook Canada and Media Smarts, Canada's centre for digital and media literacy, launched a resource guide today for youth in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut languages at the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Justin Trudeau's MMIW inquiry should be family-driven, organizers say

Loved ones of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls are calling on prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau to put families at the forefront of a national inquiry into the issue.

Winnipeg Jets owners reverse stance, ban fake headdresses at games

Winnipeg Jets officials are retracting an earlier statement about not banning fake headdresses at home games.