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NWMO community meeting for Region One – MNO

WHAT: Metis Nation of Ontario Community Meeting on the NWMO TKLUS Ignace Borehole Drilling Project WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 5:00-8:00 PM WHERE: Best Western, 349 Government Street, Dryden ON Download: http://www.metisnation.org/media/653921/lrc-mailer_nwmo-tklus.pdf NT5

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Conestoga celebrates National Aboriginal Day

June 23, 2017 On June 21, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team hosted a celebration at the Doon campus in recognition of National Aboriginal Day. Activities included a smudging ceremony, tipi raising and an afternoon workshop on Truth and Reconciliation that featured a panel of guest speakers. “With you spending this day together with us we can […]

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150 ‘Canada 150&Me’ Youth to Descend on Ottawa With Boundless Ideas and Energy to Fuel the Sesquicentennial Celebrations

OTTAWA, June 22, 2017 – One hundred and fifty youth between the ages of 14-19, chosen from across Canada, will arrive in Ottawa on June 24 for eight days of experiential learning, leadership development, and community engagement activities as part of Canada 150&Me. The year-long project is aimed at starting a national conversation among youth about the […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Make Important Announcement on Canada’s Fiscal Relationships with Self-Governing Indigenous Communities

Carcross – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Council of Yukon First Nations, will make an important announcement regarding Canada’s fiscal relationships with self-governing Indigenous communities. A brief media availability will take place following the event. Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 […]

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SKTC: Daniels Hockey Camp

June 22, 2017 July 17-20, 2017 Jemini Arena Saskatoon, SK, For Boys & Girls Ages 5-15 Cost $275 Information and registration forms available at danielshockey.com or call/text 306.380.8066 NT5

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Take the Hope Pact, N.W.T. man tells struggling Indigenous youth – CBC

‘You’re agreeing to believe that no matter how hard life gets, there’s always a way forward’ Jun 25, 2017 A man from Hay River, N.W.T., is encouraging Indigenous youth across Canada to take a hope pact. “There has been issues of suicide pacts across the country where young people decide together to take their own […]

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The Government of Canada to develop a National Strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury

The National Strategy will build on and complement efforts already underway Ottawa, Ontario – June 26, 2017 – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is committed to protecting the environment and safeguarding the health of Canadians from toxic substances. Mercury remains a risk to Canadian ecosystems and human health which is why the Government of […]

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Guest Editorial: BCs aboriginal minister on creating a future of equality – Kelowna Capital News

In order to address what we want the next 150 years to look like, we must learn from the past By John Rustad, B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation As Canada celebrates 150 years, there are celebrations and ceremonies around British Columbia. But with National Aboriginal Day held June 21, it is also right […]

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Letter to the editor: I am not Canadian, I am Anishinaabe – Soo Today

Algoma University, located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, has a special responsibility to educate and lead the charge of reconciliation, says Meawasige My name is Quinn Meawasige and I am a member of Serpent River First Nation which is a signatory of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. I currently attend […]

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Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 launches today in the Northwest Territories

June 26, 2017 – Yellowknife, N.W.T – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces A group of about 140 Canadian Armed Forces members and employees from other government departments and agencies will take part in Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 from June 26 to July 18 in the Northwest Territories. Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 consists of a series of […]

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Street checks are an integral part of policing – Lethbridge Herald

This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis Last week a local lawyer working with the group Progress Alberta held a news conference and alleged the Lethbridge Police Service is engaging in a discriminatory practice known as carding. They went on to allege this practice was disproportionately targeting black people and First Nations. […]

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Father of slain Lac-Simon officer explains why a new fund for Indigenous youth means so much – CBC

The Thierry LeRoux Foundation honours the 26-year-old who died on a call in 2016 Jun 25, 2017 It took only a few months after Thierry LeRoux died doing the job he loved, before his family and colleagues decided to continue the work he started. LeRoux, 26, was working as a police officer in Lac-Simon, a […]

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Income Assistance Reforms – Government of Nunavut

June 23, 2017 The Department of Family Services is pleased to announce improvements to the Income Assistance Program. The first phase of reforms to the Income Assistance Program will come into effect on July 1, 2017. The benefits affected by these improvements include: Liquid Asset Exemption: allows clients to save some money, such as money […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 25th – First Peoples Law

In the News National Aboriginal Day clashed with Canada 150. National Indigenous Peoples Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions Yukon to celebrate National Aboriginal Day as stat holiday for first time Trudeau drops Langevin name from PMO building on renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day Mi’kmaq chief brings call for better understanding on National […]

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Indigenous software-testing company offers skills and jobs in New Brunswick – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 25, 2017 Shawnee Polchis-Lanteigne went from working at a call centre in New Brunswick to a job in information technology. The career transition was made possible through a training program that helps Indigenous people get vital skills as software testers with a guaranteed job offer at the end. “Aboriginal people have a keen eye […]

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Nunavut’s suicide strategy includes Facebook, giving communities more control – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Social media plays a central role in a five-year plan aimed at reducing the number of suicides in Nunavut. “Just about everyone up here has a Facebook account,” said David Lawson, an RCMP officer who is president of the Embrace Life Council, which helped produce the plan […]

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Soupy goo swept into B.C.’s Okanagan Lake spawns algae bloom in north arm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017 VERNON, B.C. _ An algae bloom in the north arm of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake has prompted a warning to stay out of water in the area until further notice. The Okanagan Indian Band says the bloom in waters off its land was first thought to be a sewage leak […]

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Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies at all four Canada Days locations on July 1 to mark Canada’s 150th birthday – City of Toronto

26-Jun-2017 On Canada Day, Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremonies presented by CIBC in partnership with the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto, will take place at all Canada Days event locations, Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Scarborough Civic Centre and Humber Bay Park West. The ceremonies, which invite Canadians to take the Oath of […]

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Honey Badger Exploration Announces Acquisition Zinc and Barite Assets in Québec, Financing and Share Consolidation

Toronto, Ontario – June 26, 2017 – Honey Badger Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: TUF) (“Honey Badger” or the “Company”) has entered into an agreement, subject to certain terms and conditions, to acquire three (3) assets located in Québec (the “Mineral Properties”). The three properties – the Upton Property, the Saint-Fabien Property, and the Kamouraska Property – […]

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IDM Mining Announces Positive Feasibility Study Results for its Red Mountain Gold Project

June 26th, 2017, Vancouver, BC – IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX-V:IDM) (OTCQB:IDMMF) (“IDM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of a Feasibility Study (the “2017 FS”) for the Red Mountain Gold Project (the “Project”), located in northwestern British Columbia near the town of Stewart, BC. The 2017 FS, confirms the positive economics for […]

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Edmonton program to train Indigenous women for work on Trans Mountain pipeline – CBC

‘I saw eyes light up from every age and stage in life when we talk about that income increase’ Jun 26, 2017 A dozen Indigenous women from central Alberta are about to begin a course that could land them jobs in the construction of the multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. A joint program […]

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Governments Invest in Historic Habitat for Humanity Project to Celebrate Canada 150

June 26, 2017 To celebrate Canada 150, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $1.2 million to help more Manitobans become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project. Manitoba Families Minister Scott Fielding and Doug Eyolfson, member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headlingley, announced funding today through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) extension […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes Hosts Multi-Board Track Meet – Karina Hunter

MANITOUWADGE, ON – June 13, 2017, Superior North Catholic District School Board students, as well as student-athletes from a number of other boards, gathered in Manitouwadge for some fun, laughs and competition! This event, hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes catholic school, included participants from Biigtgong Nishnaabeg (Pic River First Nation), Manitouwadge Public School, Ecole […]

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MNO: Métis jigging in Kitchener

Every other Wednesday between 6:30 and 7:30 pm, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) brings in a Métis jigging instructor to the Kitchener MNO office to teach MNO citizens and community members how to jig. Young and old are eager to learn some moves from Métis Jigger, Sterling Lavergne. Sterling […]

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Healthy Horizons Foundation to host 5k Fun Run/Walk in downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg MB, June 26, 2017– On Thursday, June 29, 2017, the Healthy Horizons Foundation will host a 5K Fun Run in the heart of downtown Winnipeg at The Forks, one of Manitoba’s most historic meeting places. Healthy Horizons supports healthy and active living youth programs, with a focus on Canada’s North. “It is important for […]

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8th NAN Food Symposium

Join us for another exciting food gathering in beautiful Quetico National Park approximately 1 hour west of Thunder Bay. The camp is situated on the lake with great accommodations and recreational activities. Most of the presenters will be from your communities and eager to share their knowledge and skills with you. For more information, please […]

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Durango Provides Update on its Mayner’s Fortune Project in Northern BC

Vancouver, BC / June 26, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO) (Frankfurt-86A1) (OTC-ATOXF), (the “Company” or “Durango”) reports that it is in discussions with two large cement manufacturers regarding its limestone assets on the Mayner’s Fortune property located in northern BC (the “Property”). Durango recently completed a financing for the planned advance of the Property […]

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Treasury Metals Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Appoints Chris Stewart to the Board of Directors

June 23, 2017 TORONTO, June 23, 2017 – Treasury Metals Inc. (“Treasury Metals” or the “Company”) (TSX:TML), a gold exploration and development company focused on Goliath Gold Project in northwestern Ontario, is pleased to provide below the results of its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on June 22, 2017. Chris Stewart, the Company’s […]

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Media Advisory: Minister LeBlanc to attend the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be co-chairing the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers’ meeting with the Honourable Pauline Frost, Yukon Minister of Environment. Minister LeBlanc is looking forward to productive discussions with his provincial and territorial counterparts on a broad range […]

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Government of Canada Supports Infrastructure Upgrades, Tourism and Economic Development in Garden River First Nation

June 26, 2017 – Garden River, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to enable the Garden River First Nation to assist with the rehabilitation of Ojibway Park and Laughing Water Beach, located on the shores of Lake George. Originally set aside to allow […]

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FNS: Advancing an Indigenous Framework for Consultation and Accommodation in BC – Report

Introduction ONE YEAR (ALMOST TO THE DAY) after the Haida case was decided,1 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in the Mikisew case declared that the concept of reconciliation is the “fundamental objective” of the modern law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights: The fundamental objective of the modern law of aboriginal and treaty rights is […]

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City of Toronto to host citywide Canada Days festival to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

June 22, 2017 This July long weekend, the City of Toronto will host Canada Days, a four-day music and performing arts festival to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. Part of the year-long TO Canada with Love program, Canada Days will run from June 30 to July 3 at Nathan Phillips Square, with one-day celebrations at Scarborough […]

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Government of Canada reducing barriers to inclusive employment through Call for Concepts

June 23, 2017  Gatineau, Quebec  Employment and Social Development Canada Removing barriers to jobs for Canadians who are typically under-represented in our workforce will help the middle class, as well as those working so hard to join it. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, launched the Call for Concepts […]

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Métis Nation: PM Announces New Space for Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit in Ottawa

June 22, 2017 Leaders of Métis Nation, First Nations and Inuit joined Prime Minister Trudeau today in a ceremony marking further steps on road to reconciliation including the transformation of the former U.S. Embassy building facing Parliament into a new space for Indigenous Peoples. In a ceremony in front of the building on 100 Wellington […]

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Manitoba’s unique health care burdens stall federal deal – CMAJ

June 26, 2017 For nearly three months, Manitoba has stood alone. Every other jurisdiction in Canada has signed a health care deal with the federal government. But Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister remains defiant, saying that negotiations are ongoing, but the deal offered by the federal government is “bad” and will “continue to be a bad […]

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June 26: NDP leadership race boring? Plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 26, 2017 Boring? It depends Re Have You Heard? The NDP Is Picking A New Leader (June 23): In the NDP race, we have five decent people, none of whom has made hateful utterances, talking about how to make this country more inclusive and more equal. This apparently is “boring,” unlike the soul-destroying Conservative […]

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Remembering Rocher River, the N.W.T. town that disappeared – CBC

‘We [didn’t] want to leave… but we had to leave because we wanted our kids to go to school’ June 26, 2017 This story is part of a series from CBC North looking at Canada 150 through the eyes of northern families. First there was the fire. It was New Year’s Eve in the late […]

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IRC: Date, Time Announced For Rescheduled Cruise Ship Consultation In Sachs Harbour

JUNE 23, 2017 Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO), in partnership with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), will be hosting a community consultation in Sachs Harbour regarding the development of a new Cruise Ship Management Strategy for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). Date: Tuesday, June 27 Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location: Community Centre, Sachs Harbour Download […]

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OTC: I am the Bridge anti-racism campaign launched

The City of Saskatoon has launched their I am the Bridge anti-racism campaign leading up to National Aboriginal Day. Racism takes many forms and is a global issue and the city decided to tackle it. They believe talking about racism is essential to understanding and confronting the misconceptions people may have. Over the past year, […]

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FMCC team presents at Indigenous Radio conference in Ottawa

June 22, 2017 A team of First Mile partners including Penny Carpenter from K-Net Services, Tim Whiteduck from First Nations Education Council (FMCC Chair), Dr. Heather Hudson and Dr. Rob McMahon travelled to Ottawa on June 15-17 to participate in the Indigenous Radio National Conference at the University of Ottawa. The presentations and notes about […]

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Deadline for MNO AGA Special Resolutions

M E M O R A N D U M To: MNO citizens, Community Councils, PCMNO From: France Picotte, MNO Chair Date: June 22, 2017 Subject: 2017 Annual General Assembly—Deadline for Special Business Resolutions The 2010 MNO Annual General Assembly (“AGA”) passed a unanimous resolution that all future resolutions brought to MNO AGAs, which propose […]

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Aboriginal Actress-Activist Tantoo Cardinal On What Canada Means To Her – Everything Zoomer

June 26, 2017 Aboriginal actress and activist Tantoo Cardinal, 66, was born in Fort McMurray, Alta. Known for roles in Dances With Wolves, Legends of the Fall and Longmire, she is a member of the Order of Canada and, this year, won the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement. […]

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Province Enhances Support for Manitobans Facing Opioid Addictions

June 26, 2017 Suboxone Pharmacare Coverage Now Easier to Access: Goertzen Manitobans recovering from opioid addictions will receive new support with the removal of coverage criteria for suboxone to the Manitoba Pharmacare Program, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “We know opioids like fentanyl are affecting our communities and families, which […]

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Media Release – A Canadian first in immunization for First Nations in Alberta

June 22, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta First Nations in Alberta and their public health partners have taken a major step towards reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases. Across North America and Europe, there has been a resurgence of diseases like measles, mumps and pertussis because of suboptimal immunization coverage, due in part to delayed […]

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From James Bay to Pacific Ocean… Midnight Shine on tour for the first time!

Midnight Shine on tour for the first time! Attawapiskat ON (June 22, 2017) — This summer will see Northern Ontario rockers Midnight Shine tackle their first tour, and first performance on Canada’s west coast. Sunday June 25 – Guelph ON – University of Guelph Summerfest Sunday July 16 – Ottawa ON – RBC Bluesfest Thursday […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto’s 37th Annual Pride Parade

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde becomes First National AFN leader to march in Toronto’s 37th Annual Pride Parade June 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today he was honoured to accept an invitation to march in Toronto’s 37th annual Pride Parade on June 25th and he looks […]

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Major New Brunswick tungsten mine gets federal environmental approval – Canadian Manufacturing

The $579 million project will create hundreds of jobs and become North America’s only mine for tungsten, a metal used in X-ray tubes and smartphones FREDERICTON—A major New Brunswick mining project—tapping into one of North America’s largest deposits of tungsten—has received federal environmental assessment approval. The Sisson Mine project would see the development of an […]

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MNA Community Health Nights

June 22nd, 2017 Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be hosting their secondCommunity Health Night on July 25, 2017. This information session will be led by guest speaker Dr. Don Voaklander, Professor and Director of the Injury Prevention Centre at the University of Alberta School of Public Health. Dr. Voaklander will speak to the recently […]

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Media Statement: Ontario Child Advocate: We must all be allies and advocates for those who identify as LGBTQ2S

Toronto, Ontario (June 25, 2017) – As Canada celebrates its second annual Pride Month, the Ontario Child Advocate is encouraging Ontarians to stand with those who identify as LGBTQ2S and to be natural advocates for equal rights, opportunities and participation. “Those who identify as LGBTQ2S, including young people living in Ontario’s systems of care, still […]

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Quebec

From Department of Justice Canada June 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to […]

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