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Rights group demands end to sterilization of Indigenous women

Credits:The Canadian Press The UN Committee Against Torture says Canada must investigate the forced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls. Jackie Hansen of Amnesty International says the practice violates a “long list of human rights.” (Dec. 7, 2018) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted […]

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December 10, 2018 – Evaluation of 4.1.1 – Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for Health Care of Indians and Inuit

Final Report Evaluation of 4.1.1 – Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for Health Care of Indians and Inuit Project Number: 1570-7/16123 March 2017 Evaluation, Performance Measurement and Review Branch Audit and Evaluation Sector Executive Summary This report constitutes the Evaluation of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s (INAC’s) Grants to the Government of […]

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Congratulations! ArtBridges Fourth Annual Recognition Awards

The awards showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts in Canada in three categories: Innovation!, Resiliency! and Creativity! The award process: In mid-2018 we did a call for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges Member initiatives to participate in award nominations. All of the entrees were compelling and demonstrated amazing work. The awards jury was […]

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BC Government: Exceptional lawyers recognized with Queen’s counsel designation

Dec. 10, 2018 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has announced the 2018 recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC). “Congratulations to each of the recipients of this prestigious designation,” said Eby. “The QC appointment is a very special honour that denotes a superb record of achievement and commitment to our province’s legal system. […]

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Government of Canada announces improvements to Nutrition North Canada including support for country food

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 10, 2018 — Iqaluit, NU — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that the Nutrition North Canada program has not been working for Northerners and is modernizing and reforming the program to better address Northerners’ needs. Following extensive engagement with Northern and […]

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Students are Building a Consent Culture, one Conversation at a Time

How Ontario Schools can Draw-the-Line to End Sexual Violence Last year in Arianna Lambert’s grade 4/5 classroom, it started with a conversation about hugs. “We talked about why you should ask someone ahead of time,” she recounts. “It got them to think about how we actually impact the way people feel around us by going […]

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BC Government: Minister’s response to the representative’s report

Dec. 10, 2018 VANCOUVER – Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development issued the following statement in response to the representative for children and youth’s Dec. 10, 2018, investigative report: “I want to thank the representative for children and youth for this comprehensive report. My heart goes out to Charlie. Like anyone who reads this report, […]

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Statement – 70 years later, we all have a responsibility to speak out against hate

December 10, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Today, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Marie-Claude Landry, the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a response to unspeakable atrocities born from hatred. It united […]

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BC Representative’s Report Calls for Overhaul of System to Protect and Support Children with Special Needs

VICTORIA – The ordeal of one boy and his family shows that British Columbia’s system of services to support children with complex needs must be overhauled, says an investigative report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. The report details the events that led to the removal of “Charlie” from his mother’s care […]

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AFN National Chief Delivers Strong Message to First Ministers About First Nations Rights in Economic Decision Making

AFN National Chief Delivers Strong Message to First Ministers About First Nations Rights in Economic Decision Making December 10, 2018 (Montreal, QC): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde told the Prime Minister and Premiers at the First Ministers Meeting today that permits and licenses should not be given out by governments until […]

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Government of Canada announces new way forward on aquaculture management and the protection of wild salmon

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, ON — Global demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source has increased significantly in the last decades. This demand is projected to further increase as the world’s population continues to grow. Combined with unprecedented pressures on many global fish stocks in our oceans, it is clear the […]

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Fighting for full value of Alberta’s natural gas

Dec 10, 2018 Alberta is creating a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Investment Team to work directly with industry on reducing barriers for securing final investment decisions on export projects that will increase the value of Alberta’s natural gas resources. The announcement responds to a key recommendation of Alberta’s Natural Gas Advisory Panel, appointed in May […]

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Art museum brings Emily Carr, Bill Reid to the slopes in Whistler, BC – National Post

First Nations masks are displayed behind glass as a man walks past “The Dance Screen (The Scream Too)” – a red cedar panel by Haida master carver James Hart, at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., on Sunday December 2, 2018. Nestled into a crop of towering trees in one of Canada’s most popular […]

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Keeping Aboriginal Youth out of the Correctional System – Alternatives Journal

While less than a quarter of Yukon residents are Indigenous, they represent between 70 to 90 percent of the Territory’s prison population. Young Indigenous men, meanwhile, those 25 and under, are twice as likely to be incarcerated as their non-Indigenous counterparts. The majority of those admitted to Yukon correctional facilities are for non-violent offenses, and […]

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New Report Exposes Details of Canadian Oil Companies’ Systematic Weakening of Canada’s Climate Plan and Ambition

Canada’s Oil and Gas Companies Weakening National Climate Plan While Expanding Production, Says New Report Federal Government Must Double Climate Targets And Curtail Oil Expansion To Limit to 1.5° Katowice, Poland—A new report released today at COP 24 shows oil and gas emissions in Canada are rising and that oil and gas companies in Canada […]

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GN services during the holiday closure

10 December 2018    All Government of Nunavut (GN) offices are closed from December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019. During this holiday closure period, the following services will be available: Community and Government Services (CGS) The following CGS divisions will be available for emergencies 24 hours a day: Safety Services Division (Office of […]

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Statement by Minister Rodriguez on Human Rights Day

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, December 10, 2018 Canadians value human rights as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society. Today, on Human Rights Day, we have the opportunity to reflect and strongly reinforce our commitment to respecting the fundamental rights of all people. In 2018, as we mark the 70th anniversary of the United […]

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BCAFN Welcomes British Columbia’s CleanBC Plan

The government of British Columbia’s recent announcement of their CleanBC plan is welcomed by the BC Assembly of First Nations. It is necessary and timely to address the mounting devastating impacts of climate change. First Nations in BC will need to be part of the transition to the low carbon economy. Regional Chief Teegee said, […]

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Algonquin College to celebrate grand opening and official naming of new Courtyard and Indigenous spaces

December 10th, 2018 Algonquin College is preparing to celebrate the grand opening and official naming of its new Courtyard and Indigenous spaces on Monday, Dec. 10. Located in the College’s state-of-the-art DARE District, these facilities were the final phase of construction on a $44.9-million space that promotes new, experiential ways of learning to connect students […]

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The governments of Canada and Nunavut collaborate to improve access to treatment for people with substance use disorders

From: Health Canada The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people with substance use disorder will continue to be at risk for overdose. On Friday, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable George Hickes, Minister of Health […]

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Students take part in job fair – Winnipeg Free Press

Logan Constituency Office and the West Alexander Residents Association (WARA) collaborated to host its first Teen Internship, Mentoring and Work Experience Fair on Nov. 22. Some 140 selected students (Grade 10 to 12) from five schools within the Logan constituency attended the fair. There were 10 employers and eight not-for profit community organizations in attendance, […]

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University of the Arctic: north2north application round for 2019/2020 is open

Improve your knowledge about Arctic issues and people by studying and experiencing life in another circumpolar institution. north2north mobility program enables you to experience life in another North while gaining international competencies that will benefit your future career and academic endeavours. What is north2north? north2north is University of the Arctic´s mobility programme that involves universities […]

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Government of Canada launches Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre and announces critical research funding

From: Status of Women Canada Centralized hub to provide resources to better understand and eliminate gender-based violence, while a new Call for Proposals will gather much needed research to address gaps in knowledge December 10, 2018 – London, Ontario – Status of Women Canada Many Canadians continue to face violence and discrimination every day simply […]

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Akwesasne votes Yes to accepting $240M Dundee land claim settlement – CBC

Nearly 80 per cent of voters approved settlement over western Quebec lands The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance after a majority voted Yes in a referendum held over the weekend. Out of 2,197 voters, 79.61 per cent approved the terms and conditions […]

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Whitstone family and supporters hope for more justice – paNOW

Brydon Whitstone’s family and supporters say they want more justice following the Coroner’s Inquest into his death that concluded Friday at Queen’s Bench Court in Battleford. Whitstone’s mother said the RCMP officer shouldn’t have discharged his gun when dealing with her son. Brydon Whitstone, 22, from Onion Lake First Nation, was fatally shot in an […]

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BC energy minister interrupts, sidesteps question on Canadian oil – JWN

Dec. 10, 2018 When asked at Energy Forum 2018 how Canada is to get its oil to international markets, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall pivoted to clean technology. The minister told attendees at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) event last week that the B.C. government is successfully making […]

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TV show inspired by Mi’kmaw arm-wrestler delves into ‘underground phenomena’ – CBC

Trevor Sanipass, originally of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, first pitched idea back in 2014 Dec 08, 2018 Arm wrestling often evokes images of burly men straining in dingy bars, but a new documentary series focusing on Indigenous athletes aims to highlight the sport and the people who love it. Trevor Sanipass, originally from […]

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UBCIC: Indigenous Leaders Unite at Montreal Climate Rally To Stop Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline

December 08, 2018 Indigenous Leaders Unite at Montreal Climate Rally To Stop Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline “First Nations in Quebec stand with First Nations in British Columbia. Trans Mountain will not be built. Energy East will never see the light of day.” For Immediate Release December 8, 2018, Montreal—As the COP24 climate conference got underway […]

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Statement from Minister Bennett and Minister Philpott on Human Rights Day

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 10, 2018) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and the Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “All Canadians deserve to have their voices heard, and their rights acknowledged and fully respected. Today, on Human Rights Day, we celebrate […]

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BCAFN: First Nations Leaders meet with Prime Minister and First Ministers

Regional Chief Terry Teegee joined First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders as they met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and First Ministers this morning in Montreal for a significant discussion on economic development issues. This annual First Ministers meeting provides an important opportunity for the four levels of government to meet to discuss important issues. […]

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Chiefs Oppose Canada’s Efforts to Impact Treaty Nations’ Self Determination – Net Newsledger

8 December 2018 OTTAWA – Chiefs representing various Treaty Nations attended the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Assembly in Ottawa, December 4-6, 2018, stand united in opposing the federal government’s proposed Indigenous Rights and Recognition Framework (Framework) and all its processes. The Framework aims to domesticate First Nations international right of self-determination and Treaties […]

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Carleton U: On Our Shared Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

December 10, 2018 It’s been more than three years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission–chaired by the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair–released its final report and calls to action. That was the first step in a long journey of healing and, as Senator Sinclair said, “Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no […]

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Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. Top Purchaser of Acreage in Recent Crown Land Sale

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – December 10, 2018 – Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. (“Saturn” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: SOIL) (FSE: SMK) is pleased to announce that the Company was the top purchaser of acreage in the Kindersley-Kerrobert area at the recent Crown land sale on December 4th, 2018. The Company spent $640,583 to acquire 7 lease […]

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Call for Applications and Nominations: Empowering Arctic Indigenous Scholars and Making Connections

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), in cooperation with Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (ICC), is accepting applications and nominations for Indigenous Scholar opportunities. The deadline is January 10, 2019. Arctic Indigenous scholars have historically and continue to advance a variety of issues, such as food security, hunting and fishing rights, community resilience, climate […]

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UBC updates Indigenous peoples language guidelines – Ubyssey Online

Dec. 7, 2018 UBC has partnered with the First Nations House of Learning to update its language guidelines for referring to Indigenous peoples and cultures. As part of a larger university-wide commitment to reconciliation, the 17-page document provides guidance on a variety of language- and terminology-based topics. “All of these terms carry connotations that can […]

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Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline – CTV News

December 10, 2018 HALIFAX — Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill, rallying her 1.4 million Twitter followers against its plan to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. “Nova Scotia government MUST stop its corporate welfare for company that is literally destroying the province,” the […]

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At committee: Tax compliance, Indigenous women’s forced sterilization, official-language policy – iPolitics.ca

Dec 10, 2018 With just days to go before the House is set to shut down for the season, the traditional pre-holiday scramble is well underway on the Commons committee circuit as MPs retreat behind closed doors to put the finishing touches on various reports due to be tabled in the Chamber ahead of the […]

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USW: Joint Statement Calling on Canada to End Sterilization without Consent

The United Steelworkers is one of 72 organizations to endorse the joint statement from Amnesty International Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, calling for government action to #DefendConsent and end #ForcedSterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. Pressure is mounting for all levels of government and health bodies, with […]

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Selkirk College: Challenging Past and Hopeful Future for Former Youth in Care Student

Dec 10 2018 Rose Rollier-Spencer finds beauty in the ancient past, even the most unsavory elements that make many people uncomfortable. “I’m a Medieval fanatic,” says the 20-year-old, who is currently a Textiles Studio student in Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) at Selkirk College. “I love the clothes, the food and the armour, but also the […]

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Coalition aims to put First Nations in the driver’s seat on major projects – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Tired of waiting for major construction projects to come to them, a growing coalition of First Nations is instead taking the lead on ventures to better control their economic futures. “We really are in a place looking to diversify our economies,” said Jasmine Thomas, a councillor of the Saik’uz First Nation in central British Columbia. […]

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Anishnabeg teen calls on her peers to end violence, stigma of gender inequality – CBC

16-year-old Mia Tenasco reflects on violence against Indigenous women and breaking the cycle of trauma Dec 09, 2018 Mia Tenasco said her childhood was forever changed in 2008, when two young women from her community went missing —​ Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17. As their families searched for answers, Tenasco remembers how fear […]

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Canada’s unions mark Human Rights Day by challenging rising racism and discrimination

December 10, 2018 Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by calling on Canadians to collectively confront racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. With hate crimes on the rise, the Canadian Labour Congress is encouraging people to endorse the Charter for Inclusive Communities which promotes […]

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USask health research leaders honoured with SHRF awards

SASKATOON – Internationally recognized environmental and health researcher Dr. Ingrid Pickering (PhD) has been awarded the 2018 Achievement Award by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)—one of 10 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers honoured for providing innovative solutions to health challenges facing the province. “These awards are a wonderful recognition of the outstanding work of […]

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Was John Lennon’s “Imagine” inspired by an Alberta Cree grandmother? – Folio

A 1969 phone conversation between the legendary songwriter and a local Indigenous activist points to song’s possible origin. It was shortly after Lillian Piché Shirt pitched her tipi in Edmonton’s Winston Churchill Square to protest insufficient Indigenous housing in 1969 that a man approached to say there was an urgent phone call waiting for her […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for December 9th – First People’s Law

December 9, 2018 In the News Major changes are in the works for Indigenous child welfare across the country Labrador Indigenous groups applaud upcoming federal legislation on child welfare | CBC News ‘A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott – APTN News Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare — […]

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How Canadian universities are responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action – Macleans.ca

Universities wrestle with how to begin their transformation—and what they’re willing to change Dalhousie’s Indigenous Student Centre recently relocated to a prominent place on the university’s downtown Halifax campus. Residing in a cheery blue house, shared by the Black Student Advising Centre, there’s a student lounge, computer lab and meeting/smudge room. On hand is an […]

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(Speech) Minister Philpott – Assembly of First Nations, Special Chiefs Assembly, Main Plenary Session

Dec 5, 2018 – Ottawa ON Good morning. Kwe. Aaniin.  I want to start by acknowledging we are gathered here on the unceded Algonquin territory. I want to particularly give thanks to the Algonquin people for the privilege of gathering in this place. I want to acknowledge all the Elders who are here, the eagle feather, the […]

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Media Advisory – Chez Doris to serve 300 vulnerable and homeless women for its annual holiday meal

MONTREAL, Chez Doris will serve 300 women a holiday meal, a 25% increase from last year. In order to respond to the growing number of women in need, Chez Doris will host two back-to-back holiday parties, a lunch and dinner service, at the reception hall of Evangel Church. Women who are affected by poverty, homelessness […]

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MMIWG: Media Accreditation and Important Information

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hear final submissions from Parties with Standing in Ottawa beginning on Monday, December 10, and concluding on Friday, December 14, 2018. The hearings will start at 8:00 am ET Monday, 8:30 am ET the rest of the week and are expected to finish […]

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Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework Released

December 10, 2018— Ottawa, ON — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework was released by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as a next step in ongoing efforts to address staggeringly high rates of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat. In 2016, the reported rate of active TB among Inuit living in Inuit […]

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