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NAN: Niminonan Challenge

NAN will be hosting the 2nd Annual Niminonan Challenge May 28th, 2018 – June 15th, 2018. This event invites NAN communities to participate in creating healthy environments with a series of challenges and rewards that focus on water protection and preservation. It aims to promote water protection and preservation, green living initiatives and build a healthy […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201824 Views

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First Nations Activist: Canada’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline Will Cause Environmental & Economic Disaster

Credits: Democracy Now! Published on May 31, 2018 https://democracynow.org – In an extended interview, Eriel Deranger, executive director of Indigenous Climate Action, responds to the Canadian government’s plan to purchase Kinder Morgan’s highly contested Trans Mountain pipeline. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to commit taxpayer money to expanding the pipeline despite widespread indigenous-led protests […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 2018112 Views

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MB Government: Fire Bulletin #12

May 31, 2018 Provincial resources including Manitoba Sustainable Development, Emergency Measures Organization and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to work on a number of fires around the province. Forty firefighters from Ontario will be returning home today, leaving 80 Ontario firefighters still in the province, while two water bombers from Quebec are still […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201829 Views

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Nunavut Environment Week 7-Day Challenge

31 May 2018  The Department of Environment is challenging Nunavummiut to participate in the Nunavut Environment Week 7-Day Challenge during Environment Week, June 4-8, 2018. Challenges will be posted daily throughout the week on the Government of Nunavut (GN) social media pages and the Department of Environment homepage (http://gov.nu.ca/environment/). Nunavummiut are encouraged to take […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201829 Views

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BC Government: Cause of kokanee deaths uncertain

May 31, 2018 PENTICTON – More than 1,000 kokanee have washed up on the northern half of Okanagan Lake shores since May 25, 2018. Samples from the current die-off have been sent to the Provincial Animal Health Centre, where they are being tested for disease. Results are expected within the next two weeks, and more […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201830 Views

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Marten Falls First Nation Enters Voluntary Agreement for Community Access Road EA and Thanks Liberal Government for Support

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 31, 2018 – Marten Falls First Nation and Ontario announced the Province’s support to plan and construct a community access road to Marten Falls from existing provincial highway around Aroland/Nakina on August 21, 2017. As a next step towards that process, Marten Falls First Nation has now entered into a voluntary […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201846 Views

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Lynn Lake Gold Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency May 31, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located 1000 kilometres north of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201830 Views

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Canada beefs up anti dumping measures ahead of U.S. decision on duties – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 31, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government says it is taking further steps to prevent foreign steel and aluminum from being dumped into the North American market just ahead of a U.S. decision on whether to slap punishing duties on those products. Canada, Mexico and Europe were exempted from import duties of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201834 Views

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NT Government: Engagement Session to be held on replacement of Frank Channel Bridge

BEHCHOKǪ̀ (May 30, 2018) – An engagement session will be held on the replacement of the Frank Channel Bridge. This is a chance for residents to learn about the replacement project and provide their input into the project. Located on Highway 3, the Frank Channel Bridge was built in 1960. The bridge is structurally safe; […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201831 Views

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UBCIC: With pipeline bailout, Canada sells out Indigenous rights and the environment

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 29, 2018) Indigenous leaders are standing firm in their opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project after federal finance minister Bill Morneau announced this morning that Canada has reached an agreement in principle with Kinder Morgan to purchase the troubled project for $4.5 billion. Grand Chief Stewart […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201866 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation and band administrator fined for environmental violation

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada May 30, 2018 – North Battleford, Saskatchewan Strong and effective enforcement of Canada’s environmental and wildlife protection laws is one way Environment and Climate Change Canada is delivering on its commitment to maintaining clean air and water and protecting wildlife habitats. On May 24, 2018, the Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201829 Views

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Federal government’s purchase of Kinder Morgan pipeline a major misstep for Canada – David Suzuki Foundation

Project puts Canada’s climate and biodiversity goals, long-term economic prosperity and Indigenous reconciliation efforts at risk VANCOUVER — The federal government’s decision today to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project for $4.5 billion ignores major risks to the long-term well-being of everyone in Canada. The government announced plans to purchase the existing pipeline infrastructure […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201832 Views

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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project — Participant Funding Allocated

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency May 30, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $930,048.05 in federal funds to 17 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project, located 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. The funding […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201837 Views

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Batchewana First Nation Leadership temporarily close access to Whitefish Island – Karina Hunter

BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON – Batchewana First Nation (BFN) Chief and Council have decided to temporarily close access to Whitefish Island due to several bear sightings in the area. The First Nation’s Operations and Maintenance department have erected several signs indicating the closure and ask that the public respect and obey these signs for their […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201825 Views

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Wildfires near Stoney First Nation and Bragg Creek put residents on alert – The Crag and Canyon

It has been a busy week for firefighting crews. On May 23, a cloud of thick smoke towered over Cochrane from a wildfire just west of the townsite on Stoney First Nation land. Social media was abuzz with dramatic photos of the fire, which at first glance seemed like it might have originated from the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201834 Views

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Chief says feds delaying crew from assessing damage in fire-threatened First Nation – CBC

Manitoba chief says Indigenous Services Canada won’t let crew back to start cleanup; fire still out of control May 30, 2018 The chief of a remote fly-in Manitoba First Nation evacuated due to a wildfire says he is ready to send a small crew home to assess the damage and start cleaning up but is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201834 Views

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Betrayed’ Canadians could launch unprecedented protests over pipeline: activist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 30, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Outrage over the federal government’s announcement about buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure it gets built could fuel unprecedented protests, says a prominent environmentalist who was at the forefront of British Columbia’s so-called War in the Woods in the 1990s. Tzeporah […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201839 Views

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BC Gov News – Update on Trans Mountain expansion project permitting process

In total, 1,191 provincial permits are required for the Trans Mountain expansion project, with many involving First Nations consultation. To date: 756 permit applications have been submitted to permitting agencies. Of these, 220 have been approved and permits issued. The remaining 536 submitted permit applications are being reviewed. Another 435 permits have yet to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201838 Views

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Fire Bulletin #11

May 30, 2018 Provincial resources including Manitoba Sustainable Development, Emergency Measures Organization and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to work on a number of fires around the province. Ontario has provided 120 firefighters and two water bombers from Quebec are still assisting provincial efforts. Fire crews continue to work on the fire between […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201831 Views

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Pipeline buyout will haunt Trudeau government; real costs, risks of project remain hidden

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2018 – Today’s announcement by the federal government of a buyout for the failing Kinder Morgan pipeline and expansion project hides the real costs and risks of the purchase — and leaves Canadian taxpayers on the hook for the cost of construction and any delays to the project. The project still faces […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201830 Views

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B.C. First Nation not surprised by leaked audit’s info about energy vs caribou – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 29, 2018  A B.C. First Nation isn’t surprised that an audit done for the energy regulator found rules for industry development in caribou habitat are being ignored in the province’s northeast. The audit, conducted in 2014, was never released and the Fort Nelson First Nation didn’t get a copy until it received […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201831 Views

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MB Government: Fire Bulletin #10

May 29, 2018 Provincial resources including Manitoba Sustainable Development, Emergency Measures Organization and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to work on a number of fires around the province.  Ontario has provided 120 firefighters and two water bombers from Quebec are still assisting provincial efforts. Fire crews continue to work on the fire between […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201829 Views

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I can do what any guy can do’: Faces on the front lines of Saskatchewan’s wildfire fight – CBC

The province has already seen an additional 47 wildfires this season compared to the 5-year average May 29, 2018 Denay Billette leans into the dense boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan, a long yellow hose dragging across her right shoulder. “Hold on tight,” her instructor says. “You got this.” The 24-year-old is dressed head to toe […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201828 Views

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Electricity returns to Sapotaweyak; hundreds of evacuees may not be far behind – CBC

Displaced residents may be able to return home as soon as Wednesday, but timeline is tight May 28, 2018 More than a week after a forest fire endangered Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, the electricity is back on and evacuees may be able to return home shortly. Ephrem Sakayigun, an elder who stayed behind, says chief and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201828 Views

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SCO: Request for Donations

Accepting Donations for the Fire Evacuees of Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nation We are asking for your love and support while they are going through this difficult time. Many of our community members were evacuated due to fires near their communities and are in need of supplies. We are looking for donations such […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201841 Views

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MB Government: Fire Bulletin #9

May 28, 2018 Recent rain and improving weather conditions have allowed the province to lift travel restrictions in the eastern, central and western regions of the province with the exception of the Duck Mountains.  Motorized backcountry travel is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., and campfires are only allowed between 8 p.m. and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201829 Views

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B.C. fish farms treating sea lice outbreak with hydrogen peroxide – APTN News

May 26, 2018 Cermaq Canada, a salmon farming company now a fully owned subsidiary of the Mitsubushi Corporation, is dealing with a sea lice infestation using a number of methods including hydrogen peroxide. “We are using multiple tools in the immediate term, including depopulating affected farms while treating others with an environmentally safe hydrogen peroxide […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201835 Views

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Manitoba Chief Cautions Evacuated Residents Returning Home – Manitoba Post

WINNIPEG — The chief of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba says smoke has cleared and his community is safe for evacuees to return, although he cautions they’d have to make do without electricity or running water. Raymond Keeper says he and other leaders flew to the community Saturday in a float plane, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201831 Views

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Hundreds join Montreal rally against Trans Mountain pipeline – APTN News

May 28, 2018 The grey clouds hanging heavy over Montreal had been threatening rain all day. But it wasn’t until the Red Tail Spirit Singers played the Lakota song Mni Wiconi (“Water is Life” in English) did it begin to shower. “Well yeah, it’s a water song so of course they brought the rain,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201827 Views

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Indigenous chiefs, activists attend Kinder Morgan protest in Montreal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 27, 2018 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Three prominent Quebec-area Indigenous chiefs were among the hundreds of people who gathered in Montreal on Sunday to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Ghislain Picard, Mohawk Chief Serge Simon and Innu Chief Jean-Charles Pietacho spoke […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201843 Views

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GNWT launches new online spill reporting and tracking tool

YELLOWKNIFE (May 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is pleased to announce the launch of its new online spill reporting and tracking system. The modernized system is designed specifically for companies and organizations, which due to the nature of their work have a higher volume of spills, to report spills online. Members […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201830 Views

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Government of Yukon is seeking feedback on regulating resource roads

The Government of Yukon is seeking public input for the next 60 days on the development of a regulation to manage resource roads in the territory. The regulation would enable the territorial government to effectively regulate all phases of resource roads in an environmentally responsible manner, including construction, use, maintenance, closure and decommissioning. The new […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201826 Views

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Manitoba chief tours evacuated community, hopes residents can go home soon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 26, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The chief of the Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba says smoke has cleared and his community is safe for evacuees to return, although he cautions they’d have to make do without electricity or running water. Raymond Keeper says he and other leaders flew to the community […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201826 Views

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AMC and Canadian Red Cross update on evacuations due to forest fires in Manitoba First Nations

May 24, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs held an emergency meeting this morning with the Canadian Red Cross to discuss the current fire situation in First Nations throughout the province. “The AMC is concerned about the health and safety of people living in our First Nations,” said Grand Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201823 Views

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Red Lake airport on standby as Manitoba forest fires force evacuations – CBC

About 150 evacuees from Manitoba Indigenous communities flown to Red Lake by Thursday afternoon May 25, 2018 The Red Lake airport was on standby this week, as it waited to accommodate evacuees from two Manitoba Indigenous communities due to forest fires in the province. Red Lake CAO Mark Vermette said more than 150 evacuees were […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201837 Views

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BC Government: Communities to benefit from improved environmental infrastructure

May 24, 2018 VICTORIA – People in communities throughout British Columbia can look forward to improved environmental infrastructure, thanks to a $243-million partnership between the federal and provincial governments. “It is essential that British Columbians are able to access clean and safe drinking water,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “By partnering […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201830 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

Vancouver, British Columbia – British Columbia’s Southern Resident Killer Whales are iconic and awe-inspiring creatures that are cherished by Canadians and visitors, and hold significant cultural value for Indigenous peoples. Canada is committed to protecting species at risk and the ecosystems they rely on today, and for future generations. That’s why the Government of Canada is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201826 Views

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Feds limit chinook fishery to help resident killer whale recovery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2018  By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The federal government is closing some recreational and commercial chinook fisheries on the West Coast in an effort to help save endangered southern resident killer whales. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Thursday that a lack of prey for the whales is one […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201824 Views

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Government of Canada makes Significant Coastal Restoration Fund Investments in British Columbia through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Vancouver, British Columbia – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan that will make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201851 Views

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Mba-Fire-Evacuation – Audio Clip NAT100 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio May 24, 2018  100 – (Mba-Fire-Evacuation) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/05/24/cp201805240118-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–05s. Some 14-hundred people are being moved out of two First Nations communities in Manitoba. A forest fire has prompted people to leave Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi (pahn-GAS’-ee), about 260 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. Jason Small with the Canadian Red […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201825 Views

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Mba-Fire-Evacuation – Audio Clip NAT099 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio May 24, 2018  099 – (Mba-Fire-Evacuation) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/05/24/cp201805240117-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–09s. The weather is now co-operating with efforts to evacuate about 14-hundred people from two First Nations communities in Manitoba that are threatened by forest fires. The Canadian Red Cross says planes and helicopters have been able to move people out […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201832 Views

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Grassy Narrows Study, Correction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2018 TORONTO – A new health survey commissioned by Grassy Narrows First Nation shows that decades after mercury was dumped into a river system, the physical and mental health of people there is “significantly worse” than that of other First Nations in Canada. The community-based health survey found […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201832 Views

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Weather co operating with evacuation of fire threatened communities in Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2018  WINNIPEG _ The weather was co-operating Thursday with efforts to evacuate some 1,400 people from two First Nations communities threatened by forest fires in northern Manitoba. With thick smoke no longer causing trouble at the airport in Little Grand Rapids, planes and helicopters were moving people out of the community […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201856 Views

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Fire Bulletin #6

May 24, 2018 Provincial resources including Manitoba Sustainable Development, Emergency Measures Organization and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to work on a number of fires around the province. Manitobans are reminded there are fire and travel restrictions in place across parts of south, central and western Manitoba. Warm temperatures and strong winds continue […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201834 Views

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YT Government: Historic signing of management plan

May 23, 2018 Today, the Chiefs of Selkirk First Nation and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, and Minister Pauline Frost, officially signed off on the management plan for the Ddhaw Ghro Habitat Protection Area. The First Nation and territorial governments are pleased to announce the formal establishment and legal protection of the Ddhaw […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201831 Views

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FPAC Presents Forest Community Champion and Partner Awards

May 23, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) honoured industry partners – each exemplifying the true meaning of partnership, in Ottawa today. “The Canadian forest industry employs more than 230,000 people in over 600 communities, from remote villages to our largest cities – in all regions of the country – and it […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201829 Views

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Northern Alberta hamlet faces possible evacuation due to wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2018  An out-of-control wildfire has sparked an evacuation alert for residents of a small northern Alberta community. The alert was issued Wednesday evening for Janvier after a blaze broke out earlier in the day about 10 kilometres south of the hamlet, which is about 110 kilometres south of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201835 Views

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Exhaustion, concern and relief on board first Hercules airlift for Manitoba fire evacuees – CBC

The Armed Forces assisted residents fleeing northern fire half the size of Winnipeg May 24, 2018 Passengers on board the first military Hercules aircraft carrying residents from a fire-threatened Manitoba community were exhausted but relieved to be heading to safety Wednesday evening. Sixty people were crammed along the length of the aircraft, many with small […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201828 Views

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Youth walk out of class to protest Trans Mountain pipeline – CBC

‘Our lands, livelihoods and future are more important than a pipeline’ May 23, 2018 Nearly 200 youth from a number of Metro Vancouver municipalities walked out of class Wednesday afternoon to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. “This is a chance to show our elected leaders and Kinder Morgan that our lands, livelihoods and future […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201825 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that all governments and emergency service providers must work with First Nations leadership in Manitoba to ensure the safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2018131 Views

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