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Favourite Oh Well captures third running of Mohawk Million

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. — Oh Well tied a stakes record in winning the $1-million Mohawk Million on Saturday night. American Tim Tetrick took the 3/5 favourite to the lead with a quarter mile to go and wasn't really threatened in finishing in 1:53.4.
More Indigenous-led services needed for communities, national wellness summit hears

More Indigenous-led services needed for communities, national wellness summit hears

TORONTO — More Indigenous-led services are needed to help communities deal with tragedies and mental health issues, an Indigenous leader who lost loved ones in the Saskatchewan stabbing rampage said Friday.
Man sentenced to 11 years for 2015 killing of Indigenous woman in northern Alberta

Man sentenced to 11 years for 2015 killing of Indigenous woman in northern Alberta

PEACE RIVER, Alta. — A man was sentenced Thursday to 11 years for killing an Indigenous woman in northern Alberta and later moving her body to Manitoba.
Mint teams up with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to create keepsake

Mint teams up with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to create keepsake

WINNIPEG — The experiences of residential school survivors are woven together with First Nations, Inuit and Métis teachings and traditional art forms that were stripped from students in the design of a new commemorative coin unveiled at a special cer
Hydro One to offer First Nations chance to invest in transmission projects

Hydro One to offer First Nations chance to invest in transmission projects

TORONTO — Hydro One is offering First Nations a chance to invest in a 50 per cent equity stake in new capital transmission line projects worth more than $100 million.
Ottawa aims to table legislation this fall making Indigenous policing essential

Ottawa aims to table legislation this fall making Indigenous policing essential

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is promising to "work around the clock" to table legislation this fall that would declare Indigenous policing an essential service.
'The bond is broken': Data shows Indigenous kids overrepresented in foster care

'The bond is broken': Data shows Indigenous kids overrepresented in foster care

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg mother says she was scarred for life when her first child was taken away at birth by social workers, who told her she was unfit to parent her newborn daughter because she was just 17 at the time.
Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan

Indigenous people more likely to have housing issues as population grows: StatCan

WINNIPEG — Angela Klassen Janeczko calls out to a young woman sitting behind a building in downtown Winnipeg to see if she needs any water or food.
Joshua Whitehead among finalists for $60K Writers' Trust non-fiction prize

Joshua Whitehead among finalists for $60K Writers' Trust non-fiction prize

TORONTO — Oji-Cree author Joshua Whitehead is among five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
Australian Indigenous traditional owners halt gas drilling

Australian Indigenous traditional owners halt gas drilling

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Indigenous traditional owners on Wednesday won a court challenge that prevents an energy company from drilling for gas off Australia’s north coast.