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Niagara Indigenous community to rally against pipeline – Niagarathisweek.com

Demonstration to show support for Wet’suwet’en Nation in British Columbia Indigenous groups from across the region are gathering in Niagara Falls Sunday to show solidarity with members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in British Columbia. The demonstration has been organized to draw attention to what the organizers are calling “Canada’s false commitments to reconciliation” in the […]

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Parliamentary Secretary Fraser in Masstown, Nova Scotia, to talk about priorities for Budget 2020

From: Department of Finance Canada February 14, 2020 – Masstown, Nova Scotia – Department of Finance Canada A strong economy starts with a strong middle class and a responsible fiscal plan. For the last four years, government investments combined with the hard work of Canadians have helped create more than a million new jobs—driving continued […]

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AMC supports all First Nations Defending their Sovereignty and Land Rights

February 13, 2020 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and all First Nations who live, assert and defend their sovereignty and land rights every day. Grand Chief Dumas stated, “There is widespread acknowledgement across our country that tackling climate change is both […]

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Scheer says pipeline protests ‘illegal,’ tells Trudeau to order RCMP enforcement – National Post

MUNICH — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no plans to order the RCMP to end the blockades of vital rail links across the country. “We are not the kind of country where politicians get to tell the police what to do in operational matters,” Trudeau said Friday in Munich, where he was attending […]

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Seafood Farmers Welcome New Members Elected to National Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ON – Seafood farming is playing an increasingly important role in the global food system as consumers turn to low carbon, sustainable and high health benefit proteins. Canada has the opportunity to be a global leader, working in partnership with indigenous communities and creating good jobs and realizing social and economic renewal in coastal […]

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Echoes of Idle No More: Demonstrations halt parts of Canada in support of Wet’suwet’en – APTN News

February 13, 2020 It seems everywhere you turn today there is a demonstration in the streets or at railways and even in government office buildings. If that sounds familiar that’s because it is. Just seven years ago Idle No More did much of the same in response to the former Stephen Harper government that was […]

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City of Campbell River: Highlights of Feb. 10, 2020 Council Meeting

Please note Council meeting highlights are not a substitute for the City’s comprehensive Council meeting minutes, found on the City website: campbellriver.ca Council meeting agendas, minutes and webcasts are available from the link on the homepage. Find archives of Council Meeting Highlights at: campbellriver.ca/councilmeetinghighlights NT5

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Coastal GasLink Indigenous Engagement Lead shares her perspective: Hear from Sarah Dickie

Feb 13 2020 We’re proud to have team members who live and work in northern B.C., both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Sarah Dickie, Indigenous Engagement Lead for Coastal GasLink, is one of our employees. She’s also a proud Fort Nelson First Nation member, living and working in northern B.C. Every member of our team has committed […]

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AB Government: Métis organization establishes right to consultation

Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on a consultation milestone reached by a Métis organization in Alberta. A northern Métis community has become the first in Alberta with a credible assertion of Aboriginal harvesting rights. “The government will require industry to consult with the Fort McKay Métis Community Association when natural […]

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Statement by Minister of Transport on protests disrupting rail service

From: Transport Canada The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: “As the Prime Minister said, “The freedom of expression is an important democratic right, but these activities must respect the court decisions and the law.” “I am fully aware and deeply concerned by the impact of the decision CN […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta Appalled by Alberta Decision on Métis Consultation “It’s a Breach of the Honour of the Crown”

EDMONTON, Feb. 13, 2020 – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is shocked and appalled to learn that the Government of Alberta has decided to conduct Crown consultations with the Fort McKay Métis Community Association (FMMCA) as the purported representative of a rights-bearing Métis community. The FMMCA is not a Métis government, and it does […]

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With billions of dollars at stake, Canada can’t afford to fail at Indigenous reconciliation – Toronto Star

Feb. 13, 2020 If governments need another reason to settle with Indigenous communities and figure out once and for all who controls what land, they need only look at their own books. Thursday’s shutdown of rail service for passengers across Canada and for cargo in half the country is only a sliver of the cost […]

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Horgan and Trudeau must change course to avoid prolonged civil unrest – Ricochet Media

The ruling New Democrats made history in October, when B.C. became the first province in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). They have now failed one of the first tests of the new legislation. The current crisis was sparked by police action right under the nose of […]

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Valuable life lesson:’ Woman arrested for anti-Indigenous comments apologizes – National Post

THE PAS, Man. — A woman arrested in northern Manitoba for online comments threatening violence against Indigenous people has asked for forgiveness and says she has learned valuable lessons. Destine Spiller wrote an apology at her final mediation circle Thursday in The Pas before reading it to elders and First Nations leaders. The group held […]

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Morning Brief: Coastal GasLink protests shutdown major railways – iPolitics

Feb 14, 2020 Happy Friday, readers. What better way to start your 2020 than with the iPolitics subscriber survey. We’re always looking to keep you informed, so help us stay at the top of our game. All answers will be anonymous. In a programming note, iPolitics will switch to a holiday publishing schedule on Monday […]

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GNB: Changes announced to senior government leadership

13 February 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Blaine Higgs today announced changes to the senior ranks of the provincial public service. “We must have a high-performing public service if we want to achieve our goals as a government,” said Higgs. “An important element of this is creating a strong team of senior public servants to […]

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NDP MLA accuses province of ‘confrontational’ tactics in removal of trapper’s cabin – CBC

Feb 13, 2020 Sask. Environment says it had been working with the trapper about alternative locations since 2016 A northern Saskatchewan NDP MLA says the recent removal of an Indigenous trapper’s cabin in the province’s north is “really frustrating and angering a lot of people.” Buckley Belanger said “frustration is so high” over Saskatchewan Environment’s […]

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Who is eligible to be registered in your band and who gets do decide? – APTN News

February 13, 2020 The question of who is eligible to be registered in a band – and who makes that decision is the focus of a short APTN News Perspectives series. Correspondent Tamara Pimentel spoke to families who have children that are not included on a band’s roll for one reason or another. She wrote […]

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R.J. Simpson: Fostering Indigenous Languages

Mr. Speaker, I stand in this House today to celebrate the nine official Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories. How incredible that we have nine official Indigenous languages, unlike any other jurisdiction in Canada. Our languages are gifts to be protected, strengthened, valued and promoted. Mr. Speaker, it is our responsibility to keep our languages […]

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Indigenous services minister offers to meet with protesters if they end blockade along CN tracks – CBC

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the ‘safety of all involved is of utmost importance’ Feb 13, 2020 B.C. Premier John Horgan and federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller signalled Thursday they’re willing to arrange meetings with the Indigenous groups behind a week of protests that have blocked passenger and freight rail traffic. In a […]

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Premier Horgan agrees to meeting with Indigenous chiefs over pipeline protests, rail blockade – CTV News

February 13, 2020 VICTORIA — The B.C. government has agreed to meet with Indigenous hereditary chiefs over ongoing pipeline protests and rail blockades across B.C. and Canada. In a letter to Gitxsan Nation hereditary chief Norman Stephens, Premier John Horgan says he, or a senior member of his cabinet, would be willing to meet with […]

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UBCIC: Days after Indigenous Peoples are Forcibly Removed from their Territories, Throne Speech Highlights Reconciliation

February 12, 2020 ((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 11, 2020) In the dark shadow of the RCMP’s unlawful invasion onto unceded Wet’suwet’en territory and violent enforcement of Coastal GasLink’s injunction, yesterday the NDP government unveiled their throne speech at the BC Legislature to the exuberant sounds of a Wet’suwet’en solidarity […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta: A Letter to Métis Nation Citizens

February 12th, 2020 Dear Métis Nation of Alberta Citizens, I am writing to you because the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has been receiving many questions and comments about recent statements and press releases issued in the name of the Métis National Council (MNC). You should be aware that the MNC is now almost solely […]

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The march to reconciliation trips over a pipeline – CBC

The rage is spreading – and governments seem to have no good response Feb 13, 2020 The dispute over the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline in the B.C. interior is fuelling protests right across the country now — protests that governments seem reluctant to confront even as they spread. Earlier this month, RCMP officers in the […]

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Defending Indigenous sovereignty from Wet’suwet’en Territory to Mi’kma’ki – The Coast Halifax

Actions of solidarity across the country as raids echo what’s happened in the past to Alton Gas protesters. Since last week, the RCMP has been executing almost daily raids and arresting Indigenous land defenders on Wet’suwet’en territory in BC, enforcing a court order to remove people from the land granted to Coastal GasLink for its […]

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Trudeau says protesters must respect rule of law, encourages ‘dialogue’ between parties – APTN News

February 12, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked Wednesday what he had to say protesters who are halting trains, occupying buildings, stopping traffic, and demonstrating across the country. He called the actions “an issue of concern,” and said he plans to address his cabinet about it. “I’ve had regular briefings and updates, and will […]

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PEN Canada condemns media exclusion in Wetʼsuwetʼen protests

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2020 – Police barred reporters from covering the Wet’suwet’en protests, with reporters being allegedly obstructed and threatened with arrest for simply doing their jobs. This was a clear infringement of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “The actions of the police in this case — barring the media from covering a protest […]

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Inside the Wet’suwet’en protests – CityNews Winnipeg

In today’s Big Story podcast, many Canadians were shocked and angered this week to see photos of RCMP officers armed with rifles arresting Indigenous people for trying to protect their territory in northern British Columbia. The anger has sparked protests and blockades across the country in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs, who oppose […]

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Colville Lake wants N.W.T. out of self-government negotiation – CBC

Chief Wilbert Kochon says government has failed to honour UNDRIP rights in ‘unproductive’ talks Feb 13, 2020 The N.W.T. is “standing in the way” of meaningful progress on Indigenous self-government, according to a strongly-worded letter from Behdzi Ahda First Nation. As a result, the First Nation is pursuing an agreement with Canada — with or […]

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Morning Brief: Protests against Coastal Gas Link project wage on – iPolitics

Feb 13, 2020 Welcome back. What better way to start your 2020 than with the iPolitics subscriber survey. We’re always looking to keep you informed, so help us stay at the top of our game. All answers will be anonymous. The Lead Protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs continued in full force […]

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Open Letter: UBCIC calls on Canada to reject the Teck Frontier oil sands mine

February 12, 2020 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Wilkinson: We are writing to raise our grave concerns regarding Teck Resources Ltd.’s (Teck) proposed oil sands mine that is currently pending approval by the government of Canada. The Teck Frontier project is an open pit oil sands mine that would occupy over 290 square kilometers […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202041 Views

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Canada does not deserve seat at UN Security Council: Opinion – APTN News

February 12, 2020 Reconciliation is dead. It died when the RCMP invaded Wet’suwet’en territory with heavy machinery, helicopters, weapons and police dogs to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en peoples and supporters from their homes on their own lands. In quite literal terms, the RCMP destroyed the “reconciliation” sign posted on the access point to the territory, to […]

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Statement by Minister of Transport on protests disrupting rail service

From: Transport Canada Statement February 12, 2020 Toronto, Ontario Transport Canada The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: “The federal government is closely monitoring the protests that are disrupting rail service across our country. We are working with our provincial counterparts; ministers across our government continue to engage with […]

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Media advisory – The Honourable Marc Miller celebrates the grand opening of a new water treatment plant with Lac Seul First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada Media advisory Lac Seul First Nation, Ontario — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services will visit Lac Seul First Nation to celebrate the grand opening of a new water treatment plant. Date: February 13, 2020 Time: 10:00 am (CST) Where: Brian Brisket Memorial Complex Lac Seul, ON P0V 2A0 […]

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BCAFN Encourages Coalition Government to Heed Throne Speech’s Continued Commitment Towards Reconciliation

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Feb. 12, 2020) – Yesterday the BC Government issued its speech from the Throne which comes on the heels of ongoing and escalating protests on First Nations lands throughout Canada. These highly charged confrontations are testing commitments to reconciliation and the future implementation of Bill 41: Declaration on […]

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Demonstration near Listuguj First Nation blocks railway traffic – CBC

A group has been blocking railway traffic in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs since Monday Feb 12, 2020 Members of the Mi’kmaq community of Listuguj First Nation in Quebec have been stopping traffic on the Gaspé railway outside their community since Monday afternoon. The community is just minutes from Campbellton, N.B. They have been […]

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Minister Fortier meets with business and community leaders in Kenora to discuss Budget 2020 priorities

From: Department of Finance Canada February 12, 2020 – Kenora, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada A strong economy starts with a strong middle class and a responsible fiscal plan. For the last four years, investments in people and communities, combined with the hard work of Canadians, have helped create more than a million new […]

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A ‘Surreal’ Throne Speech in an Embattled Legislature – TheTyee.ca

Opponents of pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory rewrite the script for start of session. The speech from the throne was overshadowed Tuesday as supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fighting construction of a natural gas pipeline on their territory blocked entry to the British Columbia legislature and rewrote the day’s agenda. “We are here because Canada and […]

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Saugeen Ojibway Nation joins nuclear isotope council – CTV News

February 12, 2020 WINGHAM, ONT. — Just days after voting down plans to bury nuclear waste in their territory, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) has joined a national nuclear council. SON, which is made up collectively of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation, is the first indigenous […]

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City of Vancouver: City seeking diverse voices to respond to Vancouver Plan survey

February 11 2020 – The City is actively seeking to hear from diverse voices and ensure all communities across Vancouver are represented through an initial city-wide planning survey. The survey is designed to capture a picture of the current challenges and hopes of those who live, work and play in Vancouver; as well as those […]

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Kenney: Coastal Gas Link blockades a ‘dress rehearsal’ for future project fights – rdnewsnow.com

CALGARY- Premier Jason Kenney says he’s concerned blockades in support of First Nations opponents to a northern British Columbia natural gas pipeline are a “dress rehearsal” for opposition to future energy projects. Demonstrations have blocked railways, ports and bridges across the country in solidarity with those fighting the Coastal Gas Link project that crosses the […]

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City of Campbell River: Council confirms 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

February 11, 2020 Council has confirmed its strategic plan for the next three years. “The strategic plan identifies the critical community issues Council intends to address. It outlines how we’re moving forward a number of important initiatives,” says Mayor Andy Adams. “The strategic plan also considers long-term projects to advance as Campbell River grows and […]

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Chris Selley: CN blockade is a ridiculous, quintessentially Canadian spectacle – National Post

At some point in a serious country, like it or not, the rule of law and the national interest have to win out. Of all the bad news to befall VIA Rail this week, with the cancellation of all its trains between Toronto and Ottawa and Toronto and Montreal — that’s roughly 50 per cent […]

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Warmington: Cops turn blind eye to Indigenous protesters – The Kingston Whig-Standard

February 11, 2020 TYENDINAGA TOWNSHIP — Via and CN Rail are not allowed at this crossing — and neither is the Toronto Sun. Says who? Not the chief and council of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Not the OPP, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug Ford or elected Township of Tyendinaga Councillor Rick […]

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Premier’s statement on protest activity

Feb. 11, 2020 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about protests at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria and in communities throughout British Columbia: “British Columbians have the right to peaceful protest. We support people in the exercise of their democratic rights – within the law. “That said, I understand the frustration […]

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Ottawa ‘very concerned’ about blockades as CN Rail says it will close ‘significant’ parts of its network – CBC

Anti-pipeline protests crippling transport network will undoubtedly damage economy, minister says Feb 11, 2020 Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal Liberal government is “very concerned” about growing anti-pipeline protests that are crippling parts of the country’s transport network, including one of the main rail arteries in southern Ontario. J.J. Ruest, the president and CEO […]

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Morning Brief: Coastal GasLink protests take national spotlight – iPolitics

Feb 12, 2020 Happy Wednesday, readers. What better way to start your 2020 than with the iPolitics subscriber survey. We’re always looking to keep you informed, so help us stay at the top of our game. All answers will be anonymous. The Lead Alberta Premier Jason Kenney described mounting protests in support of the First […]

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Throne speech builds momentum toward a stronger B.C. for everyone

Feb. 11, 2020 VICTORIA – Today’s speech from the throne marks the positive changes people across B.C. are starting to see through stronger public services, policies that are making life more affordable, and the opportunities a strong, sustainable economy can provide for everyone. “British Columbians are starting to see the benefits of a government that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202032 Views

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Member of Wet’suwet’en Nation requests rare all-clans meeting to discuss ongoing action – APTN News

February 11, 2020 Concern for the safety of youth who are chaining themselves to police cars and stopping trains across the country is prompting a member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in B.C. to propose a rare all-clans meeting, APTN News has learned. The meeting is suggested in a letter sent recently to Indigenous and non-Indigenous […]

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