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Op-Ed Dr. Lisa Rankin – MUN Gazette

Recent discussions led by Memorial’s vice-president (research), the formation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the university’s support of the Tradition and Transition Research Partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial suggest the university is beginning to engage with decolonization. Thinking about this, I was struck by the contrast to the situation […]

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Sacred Heart has outstanding Aboriginal educator – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Sacred Heart School teacher Natalie Bear is the Outstanding Aboriginal Educator of the Year for Alberta. The award from the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Council (FNMIEC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association honours aboriginal educators who advocate or demonstrate authentic inclusion of Aboriginal voice and presence in an educational setting. Bear […]

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Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – By almost every measure, Ontario students in grades 7 through 12 are drinking, smoking, and using  drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977.  This according […]

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U of S-led Global Water Futures announces 21 new projects

SASKATOON – Global Water Futures (GWF), the world’s largest university-led freshwater research program, has announced 21 new projects across Canada—valued at over $10 million in total—to address critical water security challenges, from the melt of mountain glaciers and the thaw of northern permafrost, to prairie food production, river basin prediction and the health of the […]

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IUS Map of the Month: At-risk trees in Winnipeg

December 13, 2017 Earlier this year, UWinnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) started a rotating Map of the Month web feature that turns large amounts of data into accessible visuals. These maps are created from publicly available data and are intended for public use and information. By not including significant commentary, maps such as Winnipeg’s Year […]

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MAC releases its 2017 TSM Progress Report

December 14, 2017 Details sustainability performance; celebrates outstanding achievements The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released its 13th annual TSM Progress Report. The 2017 report takes a detailed look at MAC members’ performance in key environmental and social areas under the Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM®) program. The report includes 2016 performance results for 65 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201722 Views

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CBU Geology Professor Receives Federal Funding for Research in Nunatsiavut

December 13, 2017 Dr. Deanne van Rooyen, Associate Professor of Geology at Cape Breton University’s School Science and Technology has recently received federal research funding for a long-term research project that focuses on structural geology, geochronology, and tectonics. The $195,000 grant will be received over a two-and-a-half-year period and is part of a program from […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201732 Views

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Appointment of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq president and of the executive committee members

Montreal, Qc. (December 7, 2017) – The members of the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Council of Commissioners elected on November 15th are holding their first meeting this week in Montreal, from December 4 to 7. During this first sitting of the Council of Commissioners, the Commissioners elected, from amongst themselves, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq President, the Vice-President and two other […]

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Carleton Announces 2018 Travers Fellowship Recipients Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane

December 11, 2017 Carleton University’s Susan Harada, associate director of the School of Journalism and Communication, announced today that Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane have received this year’s $25,000 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship. The fellowship is administered by Carleton and supports a significant foreign reporting project by Canadian journalists or journalism students. “It’s heartening that we […]

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University of Regina honoured with Eagle Staff presentation

On December 11, 2017, Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina was honoured  to receive on behalf of the University, an Eagle Staff created by Elder Roy Bison and his son Teddy Bison, a student in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance. “It is a tremendous honour for our University to be […]

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Rubicon Minerals Provides an Update on its Completed 2017 Exploration Program

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2017 – Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX | OTCQX: RBYCF) (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) provides an update of its 2017 Exploration Program at the Phoenix Gold Project with the remaining drill results from its planned 23,500-metre drill program and further observations. Assay Results Highlights (as of December 14, 2017) representing approximately 4,592 metres (“m”) of drilling: Infill and […]

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Golden Predator Drilling Extends 3 Aces Project High Grade over 200 m and Confirms Near Surface Bulk Tonnage Type Mineralization

Vancouver, BC, December 14, 2017: Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX.V: GPY; OTCQX: NTGSF) (the “Company” or “Golden Predator”) is pleased to report results for 36 reverse circulation drill holes at the 3 Aces Project in southeast Yukon. Step-out drilling has extended the southern extent of the Spades zone by over 200 m and confirmed high-grade […]

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Arianne Phosphate Names Dominique Bouchard As Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (December 14, 2017) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul phosphate rock project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, has today named Mr. Dominique Bouchard as Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bouchard’s appointment was […]

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Alamos Gold Announces Positive Feasibility Study for the Lynn Lake Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Dec. 14, 2017) – Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) (NYSE:AGI) (“Alamos” or the “Company”) today reported results from the positive feasibility study conducted on its Lynn Lake Gold Project (“Lynn Lake”), located in Manitoba, Canada. All amounts are in United States dollars, unless otherwise stated. Feasibility Study Highlights Declared an initial Proven and Probable mineral […]

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Nemaska Lithium Signs Deal for Sale of Sirmac Property to Abe Resources and Receives Mining Lease for Whabouchi Lithium Mine

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC–(Dec. 14, 2017) – Nemaska Lithium Inc. (“Nemaska Lithium” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF)(FRANKFURT:N0T) is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of its 100% interest in the Sirmac Lithium Property (“Sirmac”) to Abe Resources (“ABE”) (TSX VENTURE:ABE), a mineral resource company specializing in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. […]

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From Maskwacis to Las Vegas: Meet Kris Buffalo, an Indigenous professional bullfighter – CBC

‘It’s about getting as close as you can without getting run over,’ he says of his unexpected profession Dec 13, 2017 Kris Buffalo isn’t a stereotypical bullfighter. He isn’t Spanish and doesn’t don a red cape to attract the bull. He doesn’t wear red, because he says that’s a myth; the bulls are more attracted […]

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Auryn Identifies 8 High Priority Gold-in-Till Anomalies across the Gibson MacQuoid Greenstone Belt

December 14, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia – December 14th, 2017 – Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG, NYSE American: AUG) (“Auryn” or the “Company) is very pleased to announce results from its initial regional till sampling program at the Gibson MacQuoid Gold Project located 70km northwest of Agnico-Eagle’s Meliadine project in Nunavut, Canada (figure 1). Highlights […]

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Mandate for Muskrat Falls inquiry incomplete says former bureaucrat – APTN

December 13, 2017 The public inquiry into the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador has drawn a lot of criticism since it was announced in November. The inquiry is looking at the financial issues facing the project – mainly why the cost of the project has doubled to $12.7 billion. A group of people gathered […]

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Durango Positioned Beside Metallis in Golden Triangle, BC

Vancouver, BC December 13, 2017 – Durango Resources Inc. (TSX.V-DGO), (the “Company” or “Durango”) announces that further to the news of December 8th, 2017, it has acquired a fractional claim adjacent on the eastern boundary of the Metallis Resources Inc. (TSX.V-MTS) Kirkham Property for staking fees. The new claim fraction is located southeast of the Nickel Mountain […]

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Inuk chef Trudy Metcalfe helps feed the multitudes – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

Arctic caribou meets South Asian curry at Flavours of the North December 14, 2017 OTTAWA—Trudy Metcalfe, a renowned chef who’s originally from Nunatsiavut, was honoured this past weekend to be one of the faces of Flavours of the North, an outdoor culinary and cultural event on Parliament Hill held near the end of Ottawa’s Canada […]

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FMCC – Presentation: Working with Municipal Councils: Teaching the Importance of Community Broadband

December 13, 2017 This resource will be helpful for municipal and local governments interested in community broadband. Developed by Craig Dobson and Jennifer Massig from Taylor-Warwick Consulting, this presentation is from the Nov 2017 Digital Futures conference in Westlock, AB. It addresses several questions and points of interest for local governments interested in community broadband : How do […]

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B.C. adoption rates ‘disappointing,’ declining this year, says children’s rep – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s child and youth representative says the government needs to devote more effort to finding permanent adoption families for young people in care because this year’s preliminary numbers are disappointing. Bernard Richard says for the first six months of this fiscal […]

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Colorado Announces Warrant Extension

December 13, 2017 COLORADO RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: CXO) (“Colorado” or the “Company”) proposes to extend the expiry dates of 1,900,000 outstanding share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) that were issued pursuant to a private placement completed in December 2016.   Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share in the capital of the Company at a […]

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Woman in critical condition from liver failure can’t get transplant due to protocols – CBC

Family, friends of Delilah Saunders say ‘6-month-sobriety’ rule is discriminatory Dec 13, 2017 The family of a well known Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action after she was told she can’t access a liver transplant based on a history of alcohol use disorder. Delilah Saunders was admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon and […]

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Northland Power’s Board Declares December Monthly Dividend of $0.10 per Share Reflecting an 11% Increase

TORONTO, ON–(December 13, 2017) – Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX: NPI) (TSX: NPI.PR.A) (TSX: NPI.PR.B) (TSX: NPI.PR.C) (TSX: NPI.DB.B) (TSX: NPI.DB.C) Board of Directors declared the December dividend to be $0.10 per share. The dividend, payable in January 2018 is an increase of 11% over its previous $0.09 per share. John Brace, Northland’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This is […]

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Legalization of Pot getting mixed reaction from First Nations in Quebec – APTN

December 13, 2017 Pot legalization has some First Nations in Quebec eyeing a potential financial windfall. But others are expressing concern over health and social problems recreational marijuana could bring. And time is running out for everyone to decide how legalizing pot is going to work in the province and its territories. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/12/13/legalization-of-pot-is-getting-mixed-reaction-in-mohawk-community/

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NaiKun Wind: Results from Annual General Meeting

Vancouver, BC – December 12, 2017 – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc (TSX-V NKW) (the “Company”) held its Annual General Meeting in Vancouver British Columbia On December 5, 2017. With over 20 million shares of the Company voted, the results of items put before the Company’s shareholders include: Election of Board of Directors: Philip Hughes, Joseph Houssian, […]

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BR Trudeau Caucus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 2:30 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his caucus they’ll have to work hard in the New Year to keep more promises made during last year’s election. Trudeau told a caucus Christmas party last night that he thinks his government is on the right track, but there is […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Yukon First Nations Chiefs Meet at Intergovernmental Forum in Whitehorse

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, along with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Kaaxnox, Dän nätthe äda (Chief Steve Smith) will be available for a brief media availability to share outcomes […]

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BR Byelection Calgary Lougheed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 14, 2017 6:52 CALGARY – Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be seeking a seat in the Alberta legislature today. The seat in the southwest riding of Calgary Lougheed came open after the current MLA stepped aside to make room for a legislative run for Kenney, who became leader […]

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Government of Canada approves the Murray River Mining Project

December 13, 2017 — Ottawa — The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced the federal Cabinet’s decision to approve the Murray River Mining Project, located in central British Columbia, following a federal environmental assessment. […]

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PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:33 OTTAWA _ An official in Justin Trudeau’s office is being investigated over unspecified allegations, both the Prime Minister’s Office and the official confirmed late Wednesday. The Prime Minister’s Office has not identified the official or the nature of the allegations, but several media outlets have reported that the accusations involved “inappropriate […]

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Alberta legislature wraps up sitting with new rules on worker’s rights, elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 22:08 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Lawmakers at the Alberta legislature have wrapped up a fall sitting that included major legislation and a significant reconfiguration of the political landscape. Over the last seven weeks, Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government passed new rules to protect students in gay-straight alliances at […]

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Five things to know about even more changes to the Canada Pension Plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 19:47 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance ministers agreed to a suite of changes to the Canada Pension Plan during their meeting this week. Here are five things to know. 1) A new mechanism will be introduced so Canadians who take time out of the workforce to raise children or due to disability don’t […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Make Important Announcement on Government of Canada’s Commitment toward Reconciliation

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will make an announcement on the National Council for Reconciliation. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date:  December 14, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. (EST) Where: Foyer of the House of Commons Centre Block, Parliament […]

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Statements: France-Canada Climate Partnership

Paris, France – December 13, 2017 – France and Canada share a common commitment to climate action and transitioning to a low carbon economy; both countries have taken domestic action to address climate change. On 9 December 2016, Canada’s federal government, with the provincial and territorial governments, adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. […]

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Alberta set to fight back Thursday on Saskatchewan licence plate ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 20:47 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta says it will take action on two fronts Thursday in its escalating fight with Saskatchewan over the ban on Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan job sites. Deron Bilous, Alberta’s economic development minister, said unless Saskatchewan relents he will launch a formal application […]

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National clean fuels strategy will affect all forms of fuels in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 18:30 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel _ be it liquid, solid or gas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday. McKenna released the broad brushstrokes of the standard, which aims to eliminate at least 30 million tonnes of […]

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The Daily Thursday, December 14, 2017

National balance sheet and financial flow accounts, third quarter 2017 National wealth, the value of non-financial assets in the Canadian economy, rose 0.3% to $10,557.9 billion at the end of the third quarter, the second consecutive quarter of slow growth. Continue reading  Distributions of household economic accounts for income, consumption, saving and wealth of Canadian […]

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The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

NationTalk Scene @ the recent AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa presents The Honourable Carolyn Bennett who discusses Canada’s new vision, new relationship of recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership for all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. & Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation Scholarship for Post-Secondary Education

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., in cooperation with Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation, is pleased to announce a Post-Secondary Scholarship Program will begin in 2018. The funds come from the remainder of the Common Experience Payment Trust Fund after all payments were made to eligible former residential school students. The funds were transferred to Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation, a charitable […]

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Media Advisory: Manitoba Metis Federation Bringing Early Christmas to Churchill

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is bringing a little bit of Christmas to Churchill this Sunday. President David Chartrand and the MMF staff have busily been collecting items for a traditional Christmas meal and toys for the students at the Duke of Marlborough School. “We are honoured to be able to share […]

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Government Introduces New Grant Program to Help Reduce Poverty in Nova Scotia

December 13, 2017 Nova Scotians living in poverty will benefit from a new grant program for community-based organizations, and people on income assistance in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will receive a free bus pass. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan announced the new Building Vibrant Communities program today, […]

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The MNO, Canada and Ontario sign Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are committed to working together to foster reconciliation and build stronger relationships through a co-operative and respectful dialogue. The parties have achieved a major milestone in their important joint work today with the signing of a historic Framework Agreement. Under […]

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MNBC: Remembering Ken Fisher

Posted by MNBC Communications on Tuesday December 12th, 2017 Métis Nation British Columbia was very saddened to learn of the recent passing of Ken Fisher, President of Nova Heritage Métis Association and one of our Nation’s early pioneers of the Métis Movement. Since the early 80’s, he had been a very active member and leader […]

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Elections Manitoba releases accessibility plan

Elections Manitoba has a new accessibility plan in place, which was developed in consultation with disability organizations and builds on existing practices to provide Manitobans access to voting services. “Accessibility is fundamental to ensuring free and fair elections,” says Chief Electoral Officer Shipra Verma. “Elections Manitoba has identified accessibility as an ongoing strategic priority. It […]

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Minister’s statement on the representative’s adoption update – Government of BC

Dec. 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy has issued the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s adoption update: “I want to thank the representative for the thoughtful observations contained in this report. I agree that every child and youth in our care deserves a […]

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UCN: the quint turns TEN!

This December the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is celebrating its tenth anniversary at UCN. MLA-indexed and peer-reviewed, the quint is a scholarly journal that features scholarly articles and creative works by writers from Manitoba, Canada, and abroad. An important meeting point for Northern Manitoba and the world, the quint is available online […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201724 Views

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NAN: Legal Battles Continue for St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors

TORONTO, ON (December 13, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum is appalled by the Government of Canada’s legal tactics that are re-victimizing survivors of the notorious St. Anne’s Indian Residential School and denying them justice. “The federal government’s position against St. Anne’s Survivors is a shameful injustice that is at […]

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New judge appointed to the Provincial Court – Government of AB

Karen A. Crowshoe has been appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary Criminal. Crowshoe received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and became a member of the Alberta bar in 1994. Her legal career has focused largely on providing counsel for First Nation governments and agencies in matters such […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201732 Views

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