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Sheriff Conway mum on Onondaga Nation fugitive's arrest

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Less than four months into his administration, newly-elected Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway faced a sensitive challenge.

A man was accused in late March of threatening one of Conway's deputies with a cement block during a police standoff after a high-speed chase. Two days later, the same man was accused of running another deputy off the road in his vehicle. On April 7, the man was accused of firing a gun near firefighters tending to a trailer fire on the Onondaga Nation.

The suspect was 26-year-old Corey Redmond, a parolee believed to be a resident of the Onondaga Nation.

The sheriff had to balance the sovereignty of an Indian nation while enforcing the law. The sheriff's office does not enter the nation without the leaders' permission. Everyday life on the nation was disrupted while Redmond remained free.

Two weeks after he's believed to have shot the gun near the fire, Corey Redmond was arrested Tuesday by members of the sheriff's office SWAT team, U.S. Marshals and others.


Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition -- Monument recognizing campus was built on aboriginal territory often goes unnoticed

Some students and staff at McGill University say the school isn't doing enough to include aboriginal people.

The university only has one monument, Hochelaga Rock, to acknowledge that the campus was built on the site of an old Iroquois village and likely visited by Jacques Cartier in the 1500s.

But the rock marking this history goes largely unnoticed.  

"I have no idea [what it is] I've never paid attention to it unfortunately," said McGill student Mohammad Reza Gholipour, who walks by the rock every day.

"I think it should be promoted in a better way. I had no idea."

Dawson Creek Hospital patients allege racism -- Angela Healey filed a complaint after she says her son was called a junkie and refused treatment

Two people in northern B.C. are alleging they faced possible racism at the Dawson Creek Hospital after being dismissed as intoxicated.

Angela Healey, who is First Nations, took her 19-year-old son to the hospital when he was having a bad reaction to medication.

Healey alleges the on-call doctor called him a junkie and said not to treat him until there was a full toxicology screen.

Healey filed a complaint with Northern Health Authority. The health authority told the CBC it has met with the family and continues to work with them, but wouldn't provide further details, citing patient confidentiality.

Kashechewan evacuation continues in face of what chief calls 'horrible risk' -- 15 to 20 people will remain behind to keep an eye on the reserve and its precarious dike

The most vulnerable people facing flooding in Kashechewan, Ont., are expected to be safely out of the First Nations community by the end of the day, as the chief warns that the dike there faces a "horrible risk" of collapse. 

Chief Derek Stephen says 600 people — seniors, families with children and people with disabilities — are the first to be moved from the town on the western shore of James Bay.

Three flights left Thursday carrying people to safety in Kapuskasing, about 325 kilometres to the southwest. Some evacuees are being moved to Smooth Rock Falls, just down the road from Kapuskasing.

All 1,900 residents will leave within the next week, although 15 to 20 people will remain behind to keep an eye on the community and its precarious dike, Stephen said.

Canada's 1st indigenous Olympic gold medallist not recognized, family says -- Kenneth Moore was part of Canadian hockey team that won gold at 1932 Winter Olympics

You won't find Kenneth Moore's name in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, but his family thinks you should.

"[He was] a poor boy from a family of eight from Peepeekasis First Nation," Moore's granddaughter, Jennifer Rattray, told CBC News.

"For him to actually achieve what he achieved … is really quite astounding."

Moore, who was born to a First Nation family in Saskatchewan in 1910, grew up as a natural athlete who spent countless hours at the local rink.

He played senior men's hockey in Winnipeg. His team won the Memorial Cup and was shot into an international arena: the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

Atanarjuat voted No. 1 Canadian film of all time

The film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner by Nunavut director Zacharias Kunuk is the number 1 Canadian film of all time, according to the fourth edition of Canada's All-Time Top Ten List.

Atanarjuat replaced the 1971 film Mon Oncle Antoine, which had been the long-standing favourite. Previous lists were released in 1984, 1993 and 2004.

The Toronto International Film Festival asked film insiders and academics from around the world what they think is the most memorable Canadian film ever.

Atanarjuat, which was shot in Nunavut and is entirely in Inuktitut, won the Camera D'Or prize for best first feature film at the Cannes International Film Festival when it was released in 2001.


Senators-Canadiens Preview

Having essentially been in must-win mode since mid-February, the Ottawa Senators' desperate play in a Game 4 victory against the Montreal Canadiens came as no surprise.

Neither should a similar effort in Game 5 on Friday night, when the Senators will again try to stave off elimination as their opening series shifts back to the Bell Centre.

"It feels like we've been playing games like this for awhile now," defenseman Erik Karlsson said. "Our approach hasn't really changed."

The urgency may seem identical, but a dramatic postseason run for Ottawa would not exactly resemble their regular-season surge. Andrew Hammond played the hero's role in the season's second half, going 20-1-2 from Feb. 18-April 11 with a 1.73 goals-against average to lead the Senators to an unlikely wild-card berth.

Patriots get dose of perspective from real patriots

WASHINGTON — Thursday’s trip to the White House was certainly a lighthearted day of celebration for the Patriots.

President Obama cracked jokes about Deflategate and Bill Belichick having permission to wear a “formal hoodie.” Rob Gronkowski joked that he didn’t dance during the ceremony because they weren’t serving alcohol. Patriots players took pictures with their old teammates, Darrelle Revis and Stevan Ridley, even though they now play for the Jets. Robert Kraft delivered his signature line, “We are all Patriots.”

But it was also a day of poignancy and perspective for a few members of the organization. The Patriots were honored in front of the nation, but the people who really deserved the accolades were the combat veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., who are recovering from lost limbs and broken bones suffered while serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Obama welcomes Patriots to White House

WASHINGTON – On an unseasonably chilly and overcast day in America’s capital, sobering news threatened to cast a pall over what was scheduled to be a joyous occasion.

While the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots were in the air en-route to Washington, President Barack Obama was delivering a difficult statement to the White House press corps – that an American citizen held hostage by al Qaeda terrorists had been accidentally killed during a counterterrorism drone strike along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. A grim-faced Obama took “full responsibility” for ordering the attack, which also claimed the life of an Italian national who was being held captive.

But like the Patriots did in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, the President rallied. By the time the team arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mr. Obama had regained his smile, his confident strut, and even managed to pull off a few well-timed jokes in his introductory remarks honoring the NFL’s reigning champs.

Eagles VP of player personnel explains why they signed Tim Tebow

There's no unforseen plot from Eagles coach Chip Kelly to use him in crazy ways. Tebow might eventually be a two-point conversion specialist. But those aren't the reasons the Eagles signed him.

The Eagles say they simply see a much improved quarterback from the last time we all saw Tebow, when he struggled through most of the 2013 preseason with the New England Patriots. No team except the Patriots got a closer look at Tebow that year than the Eagles, because they had joint training camp practices with the Patriots.

When the Eagles got a look at Tebow in a workout this offseason, he looked better.

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