Johl Whiteduck Ringuette from the article Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day during COVID-19
TVO.org speaks with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people from across Ontario about what the day means to them — and how they’ll be marking it during the pandemic.
an election polling station behind plastic from the article How COVID-19 is creating big problems for elections in First Nations 
Some elections have already been held. Others are upcoming. And that has many communities concerned about the coronavirus, safety, and possible governance gaps.
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What are the creative ways people are employing to mark the national day of celebration?
woman at podium from the article How government inaction on MMIWG could harm Indigenous women
The federal government says it will be late delivering a MMIWG action plan due to COVID-19. Advocates say the pandemic has only emphasized the need for action.

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Published On: January 30, 2020
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Published On: January 29, 2020
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Published On: January 27, 2020
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Published On: January 27, 2020
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Published On: January 22, 2020
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Published On: January 03, 2020
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Published On: January 03, 2020
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Published On: December 17, 2019
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Published On: December 13, 2019
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Published On: December 13, 2019
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Published On: December 11, 2019
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Published On: November 26, 2019
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Published On: November 21, 2019
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Published On: November 21, 2019
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Published On: November 04, 2019
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Published On: November 04, 2019
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