A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix despite billions of dollars of settlements in the pipeline. The remaining balance in the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund is already "spoken for," a key lawmaker said. Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), the vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has introduced a bill to make sure tribes who are still negotiating aren't left behind. "It's all spoken for and we don't have a good plan for moving forward, that's basically what you're saying," Udall told a senior Trump administration official at a hearing on Wednesday. "I'm not asking for a response there," Udall said.
Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for attempted murder after a five-year-old boy went missing Thursday morning from his Brampton, Ont., home.
Peel Regional Police say Dyon Smart, also of Brampton, is known to the boy and his mother. He faces charges including aggravated assault and breach of probation.
Smart appeared in court Thursday for a bail hearing.
Const. Sarah Patten said the "huge" investigation will involve a lot of resources.
· CBC News
More than a dozen people gathered in downtown Montreal Tuesday, concerned about the police ticketing homeless people around Cabot Square, which has historically been a gathering space for Indigenous people in the city.
"How many times do Indigenous people have to be displaced over and over and over again?" said Jessica Quijano, co-ordinator of the Iskweu project at the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal.
"The message we're sending today to the city of Montreal, to the police, the citizens, everyone that this is a human rights abuse. This needs to end."
The Canadian Press
The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation.
The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of the Métis.
"We understand that Winnipeg, in particular the heart of Winnipeg where we are, has been a meeting place for many different nations for thousands of years," said Jarita Greyeyes, the university's director of community learning and engagement.
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The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for a court order to remove the Justice For Our Stolen Children camp in Regina's Wascana Centre.
The province is taking legal action against members of the camp and Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, according to court documents that were filed Tuesday at Regina's Court of Queen's Bench.
"It is important to stress that we are not asking the court to stop the group from protesting," reads a statement from Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff sent to CBC News in an email Thursday.
You’ve seen it, you’ve heard it, but have you ever smelled it? As bizarre as it sounds, lightning has a distinct odor. But unlike its blinding flash or deafening roar, the scent of a lightning bolt is much more subtle. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it before.
Whenever lightning strikes, it heats the air to 50,000 degrees. The rapid expansion of the air produces a sonic boom that you hear as thunder. However, at the molecular scale, chemical changes can alter the atmosphere on a highly local level and leave behind an aroma.
Alan S. Hale, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder