From the Walking Eagle News weekend desk, here are the stories making headlines in Indigenous country and beyond.
World Cribbage Championship coming to APTN
APTN will be the official broadcaster of the World Cribbage Championship in 2018, the network announced. Cribbage athletes from Indigenous communities across the globe will converge on Winnipeg for eight days of heart-stopping pegmanship in August. APTN teased some ads for the Championship, including TV spots with the slogan, “Cribbage Fever: Catch It.”
Idle No More founders reunite for rooftop concert
The founders of Idle No More reunited for an impromptu concert atop the roof of Station 20 West in Saskatoon, the building where the first ‘teach-in’ was held in 2012. It’s the first time the founders have appeared together in public since the Indigenous rights movement swept the globe five years ago. “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition,” Sylvia McAdam joked with the massive crowd.
Lateral violence breaks out on social media, UN observers say
Fierce fighting has broken out on Twitter and Facebook, UN observers report. The assault began early on Friday evening with truth bombs and flame attacks, quickly over-running hospitals with the wounded. Aid agencies say thousands have fled to refugee camps on Instragram.