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Cree curriculum at heart of new Alberta First Nation education plan – Global News

June 20, 2018 Alberta’s education minister signed a new education framework with a First Nation south of Edmonton on Wednesday morning. Education Minister David Eggen met with the four Maskwacis to sign the agreement that’s intended to give kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the community access to a Cree-based curriculum. The agreement will provide […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls U.S. child migrant policy “wrong” – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The U.S. policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and detaining them, is “unacceptable,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. “What’s going on in the United States is wrong,” Trudeau told reporters. “I can’t imagine what the […]

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Streets to be closed during Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations Thurs. – Battlefords Now

With National Indigenous Peoples Day being celebrated tomorrow, the City of North Battleford has announced multiple street closures around the city. Twelfth Ave. from 101st St. to the alley between 102nd and 103rd St., 102nd St. from 1135 to 1201, as well as the alley between 101st and 102nd St. will be closed from 7 […]

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NU Government: Journey of Hope Talk Show on APTN

On June 26, 2018, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will air Journey of Hope, a talk show featuring Nunavummiut. The talk show segment will feature community members sharing stories about the effects of alcohol, including alcohol addiction and their journey to recovery. Thank you to the Nunavummiut who participated in the show, told their […]

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MMIWG: Official Statement by Commissioner Michèle Audette

June 20, 2018 On June 5th, I announced I would take time to reflect, analyze and consider my future participation in the National Inquiry in light of the Government of Canada’s deeply regrettable decision to deny the full extension requested by the Commissioners. Fully committed to my role as a Commissioner, I have always felt […]

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Open call for submissions: Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest

June 20, 2018 All members of Treaty No. 6 are invited to participate in the annual Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day Art Contest. Artists are asked to submit a piece that represents this theme: “As long as the sun shines, grass grows, and rivers flow.” The theme represents the original terms of the treaty when […]

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Liberal government announces six member pharmacare advisory council – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government has tapped a physician, former provincial ministers and policy experts to make up its new advisory council on the implementation of a national pharmacare program. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced the creation of the new group alongside the advisory council’s chair, former Ontario health […]

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Unity theme for Indigenous Peoples Day – The Williams Lake Tribune

Janet Smith is organizing Indigenous Peoples Day activities and encourages everyone to attend The organizer of the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Williams Lake is hoping the national theme of unity will rub off on everyone in the community. “It’s real — the divide of cultures,” said Janet Smith, community services co-ordinator for the […]

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Ontario Human Rights Commissioner is Back in Timmins – KiSS 99.3 Timmins

The Ontario Human rights commissioner is in Timmins for the second time this year. Renu Mandhane is back after her visit to Timmins in March, providing training on topics concerning human rights and Truth and Reconciliation steps for Indigenous and Civic members of the community. Mandhane’s last visit sparked controversy in the city when she […]

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Media Advisory: Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day at Toronto City Hall

June 19, 2018 Sunrise Ceremony on Indigenous Peoples Day at Toronto City Hall The City of Toronto will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with a Sunrise Ceremony on June 21 on Nathan Phillips Square. Mayor John Tory will read the Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples Day and the event will be attended by Indigenous leaders and community […]

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media release – “diamond sun” collaboration: glass tiger, susan aglukark & david r. maracle

GLASS TIGER’S ‘DIAMOND SUN’ READY TO RISE AGAIN… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto ON (06.20.18) — It’s been 30 years since Glass Tiger released 3x Canadian Platinum album Diamond Sun. In 1988, Apartheid was making headlines around the world for the mistreatment and racial segregation of the people of Africa. The band wanted to shed light […]

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Invitation for Applications: Independent Commission to Review Members’ Indemnities, Allowances, Expenses and Benefits – Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut’s Management and Services Board has approved the establishment of an Independent Commission to Review Members’ Indemnities, Allowances, Expenses and Benefits. Section 37 of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act provides that the purpose of the commission is to “review and make recommendations to the Speaker regarding the indemnities, allowances, […]

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Court full as schools, parents dispute Alberta gay straight alliance law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ A big crowd showed up this morning for the first court challenge to an Alberta law barring schools from telling parents if their children join a gay-straight alliance. A Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat is hearing an […]

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Trudeau adds to Senate ranks, appointing Julie Miville Dechene from Quebec – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing former journalist and public servant Julie Miville-Dechene to fill a Senate vacancy from Quebec. Miville-Dechene spent 25 years as an award-winning news and public affairs correspondent for Radio-Canada in Washington, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. In 2007, she became the first woman appointed […]

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Government of Canada launches Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

From: Health Canada Advisory Council begins consultations with Canadians on next steps in establishing a national pharmacare program June 20, 2018                            Ottawa, Ontario                                     Health Canada Canadians are proud of our publicly funded health care system, which is based on need and not on ability to pay. However, prescription drugs are not […]

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Province protects Swan Lake in the Okanagan

June 20, 2018 VICTORIA – A unique Okanagan lake, long recognized for its important wetland habitat, is now designated as part of a new wildlife management area (WMA), to help protect migratory birds, animals and species at risk. “Located just north of Vernon, Swan Lake is an unusually shallow and marshy lake with intact shoreline […]

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Timiskaming Dam-Bridge of Quebec Replacement Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency June 20, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Timiskaming Dam-Bridge of Quebec Replacement Project, located on the Ottawa River, at the border between the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. The Agency invites the public […]

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Fierce Girls focus on female First Nations superheroes – Regina Leader-Post

Director Loretta Todd directs a new Canada/New Zealand web series called Fierce Girls Fierce Girls is the first Indigenous superhero series created for Indigenous girls. The transmedia project, which runs across YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, aims to “spark change and empower young Indigenous women in Canada, New Zealand and around the world.” […]

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Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 By Veselin Jungic, Professor, Simon Fraser University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Veselin Jungic, Professor, Simon Fraser University On the occasion […]

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Blouin Orzes’ Nunavik Cultural Centre opens doors in Kuujjuaraapik – Canadian Architect

Despite living in extremely remote communities, Nunavik’s Inuit do not hesitate travelling long distances by plane to visit each other or to attend an important cultural event. Since fall 2017, the 10,000 people living in one of Nunavik’s 14 communities can now gather in a new Cultural Centre located in the Northern Village of Kuujjuaraapik, […]

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Canadian steel not a national security threat on its own: US commerce secretary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018  By Mike Blanchfield and Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The U.S. commerce secretary says Canada is not a national security threat and that a revitalized NAFTA could make the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum go away. Wilbur Ross also acknowledged Wednesday that the U.S. doesn’t have […]

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Premier Savikataaq announces key appointment

IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 19, 2018) – Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced the return of Simon Awa as Chief Negotiator of Devolution, effective immediately. “Mr. Awa has been an invaluable member of the Government of Nunavut (GN) for more than 15 years,” said Premier Savikataaq. “This government values the dedication and service of our staff. As […]

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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site unveils 18th Century Mi’kmaw Women’s Dress

From: Parks Canada Celebrating Mi’kmaw Customs and Traditions of Mi’kma’ki June 20, 2018 Louisbourg, Nova Scotia Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is pleased to acknowledge a unique collaboration with the Unama’ki-Parks Canada Advisory Committee and the Potlotek Women’s Sewing Club resulting in the design and creation of a traditional 18th century Mi’kmaw dress. T his […]

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Stem cell donor needed for 4-year-old with rare blood disease – CBC

Mom organizing booth at Indigenous Day in hopes of finding ‘genetic twin’ Jun 19, 2018 Tanner McLeod was just six months old when he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called sideroblastic anemia. He’s unable to produce healthy red blood cells, so he has to have a blood transfusion every three weeks when his […]

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National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous led projects, says more work to be done – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 MONTREAL _ The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there’s more work to be done. The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous Action Plan. The […]

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FCC announces partnership to promote mental health support network

FCC announces partnership to promote mental health support network Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has entered into a partnership with the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances. Under the one-year pilot project, FCC is contributing $50,000 […]

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CAMH gets together in spirit of reconciliation

While the theme of reconciliation was woven through the events hosted at CAMH in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day , another theme was also always present.That theme was “hope.” It was alluded to during the morning’s “Honouring Our Ancestors” welcome at the Ceremony Grounds. It was mentioned more than once during the morning’s panel […]

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FCC supports customers impacted by rare June frost

FCC supports customers impacted by rare June frost Jun 19, 2018 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support for customers growing fruit and vegetables or operating wineries facing financial hardship as a result of recent widespread frost throughout all three Maritime provinces. In the first week of June, temperatures dropped to as low as -3 […]

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Assembly of First Nations Election 2018 Announcement of Candidates for the Office of the National Chief

Assembly of First Nations Election 2018 Announcement of Candidates for the Office of the National Chief OTTAWA, ON June 20, 2018 – The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, responsible for the July election of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, has received nomination papers in proper form from the following persons, listed […]

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The Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure improvements at the Nanaimo Port Authority to help move Canadian goods to market

From: Transport Canada June 20, 2018 The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian firms in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of […]

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NB Government: Economic Growth Plan 2018 update shows progress in key areas: Minister

20 June 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government released a 2018 update to New Brunswick’s Economic Growth Plan, showing progress in a number of sectors, driven by a strong framework and co-ordinated efforts to support innovation, opportunity and job creation. “We are investing through our multi-year economic growth plan to grow the economy in […]

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Media advisory: Media invitation to the National Indigenous Peoples Day Morning Ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Gatineau – Media is invited to attend a public ceremony on June 21st to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. The event will begin with a traditional ceremony led by First Nations, Métis and Inuit elders and followed by live entertainment by Indigenous artists. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister […]

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Commissioner Audette to stay with national inquiry – APTN News

June 20, 2018 After a two-week break, Commissioner Michele Audette has broken her silence with news she will remain with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Audette withdrew in anger to consider her future after Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett declined on June 5 to extend the inquiry another two […]

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Darrell Dennis: Tommy Orange’s debut novel There There ‘epitomizes the new voice of Indigenous writers’ – CBC

June is Indigenous Book Club Month and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To celebrate, CBC Books is asking Indigenous artists, community leaders and advocates to share their favourite #IndigenousReads. First Nations comedian, actor and screenwriter Darrell Dennis chose There There by Tommy Orange. Dennis is the 2018 co-host of the Indspire Awards, an event […]

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Celebrating agreement to support Maskwacis students

Jun 20, 2018 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement about today’s Education Framework Agreement signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree First Nations: “Today, I was pleased to participate in a formal signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree Nations to mark the finalization of the Maskwacîs Cree – Government of Alberta Framework […]

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani to Deliver Opening Remarks at the Unveiling of a New Public Art Exhibit

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA – Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism), will deliver opening remarks on Thursday at the unveiling of a new public art exhibit that showcases the unique talents of Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada. He will speak on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister […]

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New graduate student scholarship fund supports TRU’s best talent

June 20, 2018 KAMLOOPS – A new $180,000 graduate student scholarship fund is being provided to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) to support students in priority areas, like science and technology, and boost research and economic growth throughout the province. The new scholarships are part of a $12-million investment announced last month by Premier John Horgan to […]

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Speech from Minister Jean-Yves Duclos: Reaching Home, the redesigned Homelessness Partnering Strategy

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Montreal, Quebec June 13, 2018 Check against delivery Mesdames, messieurs, Hello, everyone. It is my pleasure to be here in Montreal on the traditional territory of the Mohawk people. Thank you to the community group L’Itinéraire and to everyone working at The Roundhouse Café for allowing us to be […]

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N.B. police lay charges in hit and run death of young Aboriginal man – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 SAINT-CHARLES, N.B. _ Police have charged a New Brunswick man in a hit-and-run death that left a First Nation grieving and seeking justice. Maurice Johnson, a 56-year-old man from Saint-Charles, N.B., was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily harm or death. Brady Francis, […]

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One Indigenous group is already capitalizing on the cannabis market – Ottawa Citizen

June 20, 2018 The Senate on Tuesday passed the Cannabis Act, meaning it only needs royal assent to become law, but Indigenous communities will have to wait a little longer for the answers they want. Two weeks ago, a plan by the Senate’s Aboriginal Peoples’ committee to delay the bill was quashed. The committee had […]

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Speech from Minister Jean-Yves Duclos: Reaching Home, the redesigned Homelessness Partnering Strategy

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Montreal, Quebec June 13, 2018 Check against delivery Mesdames, messieurs, Hello, everyone. It is my pleasure to be here in Montreal on the traditional territory of the Mohawk people. Thank you to the community group L’Itinéraire and to everyone working at The Roundhouse Café for allowing us to be […]

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Province Announces Byelection Set for July 17 in St. Boniface

June 19, 2018 Premier Brian Pallister today announced that a byelection for the provincial constituency of St. Boniface will be held on Tuesday, July 17. This is the second byelection called under legislation introduced in 2016 to ensure byelections to fill a vacancy in the legislature would be called within 180 days. “Under the previous […]

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Remarks by Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, at the Finance Canada Town Hall

From: Privy Council Office June 11, 2018 Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council Check Against Delivery Thanks Rob [Stewart, Associate Deputy Minister and G7/G20 & Financial Stability Board Deputy for Canada]. I will take a slightly longer historic view than the Minister did. First, I want to give a quick shout out to Minister […]

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New Audain professor examines art as act of reconciliation

When Kwagiulth and Coast Salish artist Carey Newman’s Witness Blanket was unveiled at the University of Victoria in 2014, it was clear the large-scale installation would quickly become a national monument and spark reflection and conversation about residential schools, settler-Indigenous relations and reconciliation. Now, Newman will continue the conversation as the sixth Audain Professor of […]

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Without government support, Indigenous healing lodge forced to turn some women away – CBC

‘Without your basic needs you’re left to pull at straws’ Jun 20, 2018 At 19, Courtney Aubichon checked herself into a 90-day addiction program at Poundmaker’s Lodge, an Indigenous treatment centre near St. Albert. When she hit three months sober in 2013, Aubichon said she realized she had changed — but the world she escaped […]

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In the news today, June 20 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018  Five stories in the news for Wednesday, June 20 ___ SENATE APPROVES BILL TO LEGALIZE POT Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest, after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift an almost century-old prohibition on cannabis. Senators voted 52-29, with two […]

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Manitoba

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Manitoba – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will participate in the following events on June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: Pipe Ceremony at the University of Manitoba Time: 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (CDT) Where: Medicine […]

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Student Success Strategy launch

Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches new Indigenous Student Success Strategy during National Indigenous History Month June 19, 2018 – Situated on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, and Homeland of the Métis people, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is committed to enhancing the student experience and removing barriers to success through the renewal of relationships — miyo wahkohtowin — with […]

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Regina school named after Indian residential school advocate to be renamed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 20, 2018 REGINA _ School trustees in Regina have voted to change the name of a school over concern that it honours a man who was a driving force behind the residential school system in Canada. The Davin School is to be renamed Crescents School. Davin School was named after Nicholas Davin, […]

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Why not call 911?’ Crown grills Peter Khill about the night he killed Jon Styres – CBC

Crown suggests Hamilton homeowner could have called police Jun 19, 2018 Peter Khill told Hamilton court Tuesday that on night he shot Jon Styres, his military training was triggered and he stopped thinking like a civilian until he could “neutralize the threat.” Around 3 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2016, Khill looked out his window and […]

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