Pictou Aquash trial begins in South Dakota

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe trial of the man U.S. authorities believed killed Annie Mae Pictou Aquash has begun in Rapid City, SD.John Graham, a former American Indian Movement member, is charged with her murdered.APTN National News spoke with Heidi Bell Gease, a newspaper reporter with the Rapid City Journal who has been covering the trial.last_img

Internationally renowned Mohawk artist bringing new act to Montreal

first_imgAPTN National NewsInternationally renowned as an artist and choreographer, Santee Smith is a Mohawk woman from Six Nations in Ontario.Smith is also the founding artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.For the first time, she will be presenting her new dance performance in Montreal from Nov. 6-8 at the Montreal Art Intercultural.APTN’s Danielle Rochette had the story.last_img

Prime minister to announce legal framework for Indigenous people in speech

first_imgAPTN NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a speech in the House of Commons Wednesday about a so-called new legal framework regarding Indigenous people.The speech is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in Ottawa.“I think it’s time we recognize that a rights-based approach to Indigenous issues and to a partnership with Indigenous people to reconciliation is what we have to do,” said Trudeau Wednesday morning.“We have a constitution that created a space for Indigenous rights, but over the past decades, we haven’t done a very good job of putting those rights at the forefront of all our decision-making and all our engagement with them.”Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was asked to speak about the legal framework but declined.More to come.last_img