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Social services failed Indigenous girl before her death, report says

Credits:The Canadian Press Published on Mar 13, 2019 Manitoba’s children’s advocate, Daphne Penrose, says social workers and others failed to protect Tina Fontaine – an Indigenous teenager who became sexually exploited and whose body was found in the Red River in 2014. (Mar. 12, 2019.)

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McKenzie Dorn – CWY Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Join McKenzie Dorn as he shares his experiences from the CWY Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program sponsored by Global Affairs Canada. McKenzie has spent 4 months in Colombia on an International Internship building Canoes and Paddles with the locals of Sogamoso. His time was spent learning the language and culture as well as developing […]

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Great turnout at lecture exploring Indigenization and resiliency

March 18, 2019 A crowd gathered at UWinnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on Friday, March 15 to hear UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Annette Trimbee’s lecture on Indigenization as a Pathway to Resiliency. Ernest Anamalu emceed the evening on behalf of the Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Assocation of Manitoba, Inc. The evening began with an opening prayer led […]

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Nunatsiavut Artristry Photo Exhibition – Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Lawerance O’Brien Centre 19 March 2019 For more detailed information please click on link:  NunatsiavutArtistryPhotoExhibition.19March2019 NT5

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Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC to Address the Risks Orphan Gas and Oil Wells Pose to the Environment and Welfare of Citizens and First Nations

March 18, 2019 The Honorable George Heyman Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy PO Box 9047, Station Prov Gov Victoria, BC V8W 9E2 Via Email: ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca The Honorable Michelle Mungall Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources PO Box 9060, Station Prov Gov Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2 Via Email: EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca Open Letter: UBCIC Urges BC […]

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Prime Minister announces former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan as Special Advisor

Ottawa, Ontario – March 18, 2019 Canadians expect and deserve to have faith in their institutions and the people who serve within them. The events of the last few weeks have raised important questions about the relationship between the federal government and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. The Prime Minister, Justin […]

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Manitoba Flood Outlook Changes with Northern U.S. Storms

March 18, 2019 The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the updated flood forecast suggests a Red River flood of a magnitude higher than 2009 with normal or average weather conditions. Heavy snows have fallen in the northern United States and across the Red River Valley. The Assiniboine River system will see limited flooding, […]

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Statement: NunatuKavut Calls on Government of Canada for Fairness and Equity in Fisheries Management Decisions

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, March 18, 2019 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today issued the following statement on the anticipated federal management decision on northern shrimp allocations: “The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) will soon be announcing its annual management decision on shrimp quotas for Northern Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5 and […]

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QC Government: Canadian Parks Conference – Parks for All and All for Parks

QUEBEC CITY, March 18, 2019  – The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq), Parks Canada, Canadian Parks Council and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) proudly announce the second Canadian Parks Conference, October 7-10, 2019 at the Quebec City Convention Center. Organized in collaboration with several partners, the event is expecting a […]

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ON Government: Online Intake Opens for Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

March 18, 2019 TORONTO — Ontario’s Government is working for the people to make the province’s roads safer, commutes easier and communities healthier. The province has opened its ‘one-window’ online source for applicants of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program so that municipalities and Indigenous communities can easily nominate projects for funding under the program’s […]

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A preview of Kingston’s Taste of Indigenous Canada – Global News

March 18 2019 Learn, experience and celebrate the rich and diverse culture of Indigenous peoples in Canada Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5067456/a-preview-of-kingstons-taste-of-indigenous-canada/

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Arctic Council receives IAIA 2019 Global Award

March 18, 2019 The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). The award is handed out annually and recognizes individuals or institutions that have emerged as leaders in environmental assessments. The IAIA Award Committee honors the Arctic Council’s promotion of sustainable development and environmental […]

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Quebec First Nation and feds reach claims agreement for more than $116 million – The Chronicle Herald

March 18, 2019 OTTAWA — A Quebec First Nation has reached an agreement to settle 29 claims with the federal government and receive $116 million. The federal government also says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation to guide how the two sides will partner to work on issues […]

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BC Government: Relationships, learning and healing key to social work in small communities

March 16, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – Jolene Brolund, who has only ever worked within Indigenous communities, exemplifies the evolving role played by ministry social workers, who are in the spotlight during Social Work Week, March 10-16, 2019. Her first assignment was in Burns Lake for Carrier Sekani Family Services. “It was my first experience of working […]

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AB Government: Provincial Hate Crimes Unit coming

This unit will work with police and law enforcement, including Crown prosecutors, to improve the specialized training they receive to fight hate crimes and extremism in Alberta. “Together, we must continue the fight against racism, hate, intolerance and religious persecution in all forms, including Islamophobia. Two years ago, our government stood in solidarity with all […]

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Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service hosting youth opioid awareness conference – CBC

Mar 18, 2019 When Terry McCaffrey became chief of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service seven months ago, one of the first things he did was purchase Naloxone kits for his officers. Thankfully, none of the kits have been used but McCaffrey says he feels it’s important to kits be readily available. “I noticed that our […]

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Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and Canada take major step forward on path of reconciliation

March 18, 2019 — Ottawa, ONT — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous peoples to renew the relationship based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Band Councillor Frankie Cote of Kitigan […]

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QIA presents findings on Strategic Environmental Assessment study on oil and gas activities in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait

March 18, 2019 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to release “UQAUSIRISIMAJAVUT: what we have said. The Inuit view of how oil and gas development could impact our lives.” This summary document synthesizes the findings from the study on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on oil and gas activities in Baffin Bay and Davis […]

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First Nations LNG Alliance highlights opportunities – CKPG Today

March 15, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – The LNG Canada project in Kitimat and the pipeline project associated with it provide tremendous opportunities for First Nations across the region. That was the message from members of the LNG Alliance, who were presenting at a job fair in Prince George today. They urged First Nations to seize […]

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The individual must commit to reconciliation – The Varsity

March 17, 2019 On the importance of cultural competency and the Indigenous value of connectedness What reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples might look like on campus, and how it might be achieved, is no settled question. Last fall, for example, a Varsity editorial demanded that U of T move past words and conversation and […]

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Open Letter Re: Support for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262

March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019 Senators of Canada The Senate of Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 OPEN LETTER RE: Support for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262 Dear Senators, The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that […]

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Boundless Range of Music, Dance and Theatre NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons

March 16, 2019 BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons! March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the National Arts Centre continues to celebrate 50 years of delivering the best in the performing arts in 2019, we look ahead to […]

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Akisqnuk community celebrates transcendent moment – e-know.net

March 18, 2019 The Akisqnuk First Nation commenced with its celebration to welcome the first new major community housing project in over 25 years Friday afternoon at the new rec centre. Members of Chief and council, the Akisqnuk Housing Committee, funders, and representatives from the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), BC Housing, and the Canada Mortgage […]

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UWinnipeg readies for 17th annual Spring Pow Wow

March 15, 2019 One of The University of Winnipeg’s staple events is back for its 17th year. The annual Spring Pow Wow, which celebrates the academic achievements of UWinnipeg’s First Nation, Métis, and Inuit graduates, is taking place Saturday, March 23 at the Duckworth Centre. UWinnipeg alumna Grace Redhead has been helping organize the annual […]

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Ottawa to announce plans for talks with Indigenous groups on Trans Mountain equity stake, revenue sharing – CBC

Letter from Finance Minister Bill Morneau said talks would be based on 4 principles Mar 18, 2019 Ottawa will soon announce plans for exploratory talks with Indigenous groups on possible equity and revenue-sharing arrangements on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, according to a letter written by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and obtained by CBC […]

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JIBC welcomes new Director, Office of Indigenization

March 14, 2019 Jason La Rochelle to lead initiatives set out in JIBC Indigenization Plan, including programs and services for Indigenous students The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce Jason La Rochelle as the new Director of the Office of Indigenization. “It is our great pleasure to have Mr. La Rochelle […]

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The 2019 JUNO Awards Winners List

Mar 17, 2019 Download The 2019 JUNO Awards Winner List (PDF) NT5

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Iqaluit’s homeless shelter overloaded with clients, city council hears – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 A three-bedroom house has been providing shelter to 42 men a night in Iqaluit this year. Iqaluit’s Uquutaq Society, which manages the city’s men’s shelter, has operated for years in a building rated for a capacity of 20 men, while regularly serving 40 to 50 men each night. Stephanie Clark, Uquutaq’s chair, […]

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Partners Move Forward on Child and Family Wellbeing in Yukon

March 18, 2019 — Kwanlin (Whitehorse), Yukon — Indigenous Services CanadaIndigenous Services Canada, the Government of Yukon’s Department of Health and Social Services, and Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations who were all selected by the Yukon First Nations Health and Social Development Commission, are pleased to announce […]

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Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher delivers moving reconciliation speech at Junos – Jump Radio

March 18, 2019 Wolostoq singer/songwriter Jeremy Dutcher, took home his first ever Juno Award on Saturday night during the Juno Gala dinner. He earned the Indigenous Music Album of the Year award for his critically-acclaimed album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonaw (2018). During his acceptance speech, Dutcher, 28, called out the prime minister on his supposed lack of effort […]

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First-Ever Engagement Sessions with Métis Sixties Scoop Survivors

March 15, 2019 First-Ever Engagement Sessions with Métis Sixties Scoop Survivors Swan River, MB – The first Métis Nation engagement session with Métis survivors of the Sixties Scoops is taking place in Swan River this weekend hosted by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF). This historic event is finally giving Métis survivors a chance to share their […]

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New initiative aims to inspire Indigenous youth to become pilots – CBC

Give Them Wings is a project of new Indigenous-founded airline Iskwew Air Mar 17, 2019 When Gabriel Shepherd took a flight on one of his neighbour’s three-wheeled propeller planes, he was immediately hooked. “I love just going off in the air,” said Shepherd, who is of Métis descent. “I love the relaxed feeling of when you’re cruising […]

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Public consultations on proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen concluded

“What We Heard” report to be made public in coming months March 15, 2019            Syilx Nation, British Columbia         Parks Canada Agency Canada’s national parks and national park reserves are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Not only do our parks draw visitors from around the world, they help protect Canada’s distinct and diverse […]

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Sex-abuse survivor stares down disgraced priest David Norton at sentencing hearing – London Free Press

March 18, 2019 A disgraced local priest convicted of sexually abusing boys while leading a church in a local Indigenous community refused to look up while the now-grown survivors addressed him at a Monday morning sentencing hearing. David Norton, who served as parish priest at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Chippewas of the Thames First […]

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AB Government: First Nations getting new water systems

In 2017, Premier Rachel Notley committed $100 million to deliver clean drinking water to the boundaries of First Nations. Ten projects are now underway that will benefit 14 First Nations across the province. Alberta’s First Nations Regional Drinking Water Tie-In Program is a collaboration between First Nations, the Alberta government, municipalities or water commissions and […]

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Government of Canada announces major investments in scientific research to protect Canadian waters from oil spills

March 18, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts – Keeping our oceans and coastal areas clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect Canadian coasts and waterways from oil spills. Today, on […]

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Students reconcile shared history – Meridian Source

March 18, 2019 There are two sides to every story including the little-told history of Lloydminster from the perspective of First Nations and Métis. That’s changing thanks to a reconciliation project and exhibit called Strengthening Your Path driven by Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD) students in partnership with the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre (LCSC). […]

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Conrad Black: SNC-Lavalin is a sideshow to the real Wilson-Raybould issue – National Post

She was seriously underqualified to be minister of justice, but personified the fusion of two groups to which the Trudeau Liberals prostrated themselves In the aftermath of the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould from the government, a companion narrative to her complaints about being pressured to not launch a criminal prosecution against the engineering firm SNC-Lavalin […]

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Social Services And Saskatoon Tribal Council Sign New Agreements

March 15, 2019 Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) officially signed agreements to work toward “meaningful improvements in the lives of children, youth and families.” “These agreements demonstrate our government’s unwavering commitment to putting children, youth and families first, and to strengthening services for First Nations families,” Premier Scott Moe […]

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Nunavik hydro-electric project eyes summer construction start – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 Innavik project now awaits regulatory approval A Nunavik community is on track to launch the country’s first Inuit-owned hydroelectric project this summer. The Innavik project in Inukjuak aims to produce the basic power needs for the community of 1,800 through a 7.5-megawatt generating station along the Inukjuak river. The project dates back […]

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Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools

March 15, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous children, by resolving Childhood Claims through negotiation rather than litigation. On March 12, 2019, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Claudette Commanda […]

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Marienne Blackbird of Walpole Island First Nation – Sydenham Current

March 18, 2019 Marienne Blackbird, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, passed away at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 76. Marienne is the daughter of the late Simeon and Adeline (Sword) Blackbird. Predeceased by her son William John Piper. Loved sister of Keitha Hogan, Sadie […]

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Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Edmonton

March 15, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to […]

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Inuit hope deals with mining companies boost employment at new projects – Hrreporter.com

March 18, 2019 Inuit leaders are hoping a new cycle of mine expansion in Nunavut brings with it a motherlode of jobs and economic spinoffs. “Inuit are very eager and wanting to participate in the economy,” said P.J. Akeeagok of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. His group recently signed an agreement with a mining company that […]

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Secwepemc communities, B.C. collaborate on path to reconciliation

March 15, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Seven Secwepemc communities and the Province have committed to collaborating on a long-term reconciliation agreement focused on implementing inherent rights, improving community well-being and advancing government-to-government relationships. At a ceremony in Kamloops on March 14, 2019, leaders from seven communities of the Secwepemc Nation signed a Letter of Commitment with […]

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Arkells Gave Up Their Juno Acceptance Speech Time to Jeremy Dutcher – Exclaim.ca

Mar 18, 2019 Arkells took home a slew of Junos over the weekend, but they graciously ceded their acceptance speech time to Jeremy Dutcher, who was cut off in the midst of his powerful message about reconciliation. During the Juno gala ceremony on Saturday night (March 16), Dutcher won for Indigenous Album of the Year […]

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Extra weeks of Employment Insurance parental benefits available March 17

March 15, 2019                        Burlington, Ontario                        Employment and Social Development Canada Supporting parents and young families has always been a priority for the Government of Canada. That is why the Government will introduce the Employment Insurance parental sharing benefit. Today, at the WOMB (World of My Baby) in Burlington, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, […]

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‘Tiny homes’ provide shelter, job skills for central Alberta First Nation – Global News

March 18, 2019 After six months of hard work, eleven students officially graduated from a tiny home building program on the Montana First Nation south of Edmonton. The adults headed back to school in the fall of 2018. “We started on September 4th, classroom work,” student Phillip Cardinal explained. “So we have to get our […]

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Building connections in Lethbridge

The eastbound Highway 3 bridge needs to be replaced to meet the needs of the growing Lethbridge population and to support critical commercial and industry activity. In 2018 the government stepped up and rehabilitated the current bridge to ensure it was safe for users in the short term. The new bridge is a long-term solution […]

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Scarborough Campus Students’ Union hosts UTSC’s first Indigenous conference and traditional Pow Wow – The Varsity

March 18, 2019 The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) made history this year by hosting UTSC’s first-ever traditional Pow Wow and Indigenous conference, Indig-U-Know. Stretching from March 9–10, the event brought students, staff, and faculty together to learn more about the Indigenous community through stories, knowledge, and wisdom. The conference also featured panels, keynote lectures, […]

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