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BC Government: Premier’s statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 20, 2018 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Twenty-two years ago, National Indigenous Peoples Day was recognized for the first time in Canada as National Aboriginal Day. June 21, the summer solstice, is a day to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018279 Views

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N.L. confronts its archaic coat of arms depicting ‘noble savage’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2018 By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS Another archaic symbol of Canada’s colonial past is under the microscope. The Newfoundland and Labrador government confirmed this week it plans to redesign the province’s 400-year-old coat of arms, which depicts two Indigenous warriors holding a red shield. At first glance, the stoic Beothuk […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018275 Views

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How a new wave of Indigenous cinema is changing the narrative of Canada – CBC

Indigenous filmmakers keen to tell fresh stories themselves, but funding still hard to come by Jun 21, 2018 It’s being called the “new wave” of Indigenous cinema. Indigenous filmmakers got a boost in 2018 with the creation of the Indigenous Screen Office, an organization helping Indigenous media makers develop their content. The National Film Board […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018297 Views

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On National Indigenous Peoples Day, Minister Dominic LeBlanc highlights the importance of fisheries in reconciliation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, released the following statement: “Today we mark National Indigenous Peoples Day and the vibrant Indigenous cultures and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from inland Canada to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic coasts. I am proud to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018224 Views

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Liberals set hiring, procurement rules for federally funded projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Cities, provinces and territories building new roads, bridges, water and transit systems funded with federal dollars will have to let Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants have a hand in those projects under new rules being unveiled today. The idea of so-called […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018235 Views

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Premier Notley

June 21, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement: “At the summer solstice – a day significant to many Indigenous people – we honour the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of this land by celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. “First Nations, Métis and Inuit people have diverse heritages, cultures and achievements that stand […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018215 Views

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First Nations and federal government collaborate on B.C. north coast protections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 21, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. _ A new federal framework giving Indigenous communities a partnership in protecting and supervising Canada’s north and central Pacific coast is a positive step toward reconciliation, the president of the Coastal First Nations says. Marilyn Slett, who is also chief of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018289 Views

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Over $2,400,000 in CanNor funding supports development of clean energy projects in Yukon communities

June 21, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Access to reliable, clean and affordable energy solutions play a vital role in the wellbeing of communities in Canada’s North. By deploying clean energy infrastructure to more places, communities are able to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and diversify their economies. That […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018391 Views

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Culture and Heritage Priorities Discussed at Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Annual Meeting

YELLOWKNIFE, June 20, 2018 – Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for culture and heritage held their annual meeting to share priorities for 2018–2019. The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment of the Northwest Territories, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, co-hosted the event in Yellowknife on June […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 2018319 Views

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Policing, housing still need to be addressed by Quebec Indigenous commission: Cree chief – CBC

Grand Chief Abel Bosum says the Viens Commission is ‘making a difference’ though Jun 21, 2018 The head of the Grand Council of the Crees says an inquiry into how Indigenous people are treated by some public services in Quebec has already made positive changes, but much more still needs to be done. In his […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2018232 Views

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