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Council adopts Indigenous territory acknowledgement – Sarnia Observer

December 9, 2019 A traditional territory acknowledgement will be read at the start of future council meetings. Council 6-1 Monday adopted the recommended acknowledgement, proposed by the city’s United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) committee, which consulted local First Nations elders starting in 2019 to come up with the wording. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201934 Views

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Nunavik gets federal funds to help expand its protected areas – Nunatsiaq News

With $1.25 million, plan for 20 per cent protection of land moves forward The federal government is throwing its support behind a plan to protect 20 per cent of Nunavik’s lands and waters from development. On Monday, Nov. 25, the Kativik Regional Government council approved an agreement with the federal Department of Environment and Climate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201937 Views

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Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Yukon College Partner for on-the-land Interpretive Guiding program

Kwanlin (Whitehorse, Yukon) – Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Yukon College are partnering on a new 21-week Interpretive Guiding course called Dän Dákeyi Uyenjì. The Southern Tutchone name means ‘that person knows our country’ and reflects the land-based nature of the program. Unlike a typical classroom environment, the program is based in a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201981 Views

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New Process for the publication of Land Code Amendments and Other First Nation Enactments that are not Signed by Chief and Council in the First Nations Gazette

In September, the Policy respecting Publication in the First Nations Gazette, 2019 was revised to create a process for the publication of Land Code amendments and other First Nation enactments that are not signed by Chief and Council. The process balances the need to protect the integrity of the First Nations Gazette (the “Gazette”) with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201937 Views

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Former top public servant calls on western premiers to settle outstanding Indigenous land claims – CBC

After more than 30 years working on Indigenous issues, former clerk offers lessons learned for next government Dec 01, 2019 Canada’s former top federal public servant says uncertainty over Indigenous land title in the West is holding back the regional economy — and is calling on three regional premiers to commit to settling the issue […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201960 Views

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Community Consultations on Inuit Owned Lands, Hall Beach

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Department of Lands and Resources is holding community consultations regarding Inuit Owned Lands (IOL). The purpose of the meetings is to consult with residents of Hall Beach about why the parcels of IOL were chosen, how the lands are currently being used, and how they should be used in the future. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201942 Views

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Community Consultations on Inuit Owned Lands, Igloolik

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Department of Lands and Resources is holding community consultations regarding Inuit Owned Lands (IOL). The purpose of the meetings is to consult with residents of Igloolik about why the IOL parcels were chosen, how the lands are currently being used, and how they should be used in the future. QIA is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201958 Views

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First Nations Reject Proposed Provincial Land Sale Framework

NORTH PEACE TRIBAL COUNCIL CHIEFS, AB, Nov. 27, 2019 – Chiefs of the Tall Cree First Nation, Little Red River Cree Nation, Beaver First Nation, and Dene Tha First Nation met to discuss a proposed land framework in Peace Country. A letter dated November 12, 2019 was sent from County Reeve Josh Knelson to Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201941 Views

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K’asho Got’ı̨nę and GNWT celebrate new Ts’udé Nilįné Tuyeta protected area

FORT GOOD HOPE (November 26, 2019) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has signed a historic agreement with its Indigenous partners in the K’asho Got’ı̨nę district of the Northwest Territories to establish and collaboratively manage a new territorial protected area. Ts’udé Nilįné Tuyeta near Fort Good Hope is an important cultural and spiritual […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201984 Views

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KAIROS Canada: Bringing together women land defenders through digital hub

(Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada is thrilled to launch an online hub to connect and help further empower women land and water defenders in Canada and worldwide. Called Mother Earth and Resource Extraction– or MERE Hub, the resource was developed in consultation with women at the forefront of environmental protection. MERE Hub compiles a range […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201938 Views

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Federal gov’t funded Indigenous protected area project on Ontario’s Crown land – Tbnewswatch.com

The federal government is funding a K.I. proposal that implicates provincial Crown land. THUNDER BAY — Ontario’s response to a First Nation’s-led initiative to establish a large protected area in the remote north remains uncertain, as it appears to have had little involvement in the plan. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug wants to oversee a proposed 1.3 million-hectare […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201947 Views

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Commission seeks public input for Dawson land use plan – CBC

Dawson Regional Planning Commission gathering information about issues in the region Nov 21, 2019 The Dawson Regional Planning Commission in Yukon is releasing its work to date for public feedback. The commission, which is developing a land use plan for a roughly 40,000-square-kilometre area in west-central Yukon, held an open house in Dawson City last […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201945 Views

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Residential Development Approved for Boblo Island – AM800

A major residential development has been approved on Boblo Island. Amherstburg town council has approved the Amico project consisting of 219 units of single-detached homes and townhouses. Mayor Aldo DiCarlo says the project will mean an increased tax base for the municipality. “The layout with Boblo is that it’s not exactly a large geographic area […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201955 Views

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NAN Chiefs Reject Omnibus Bill 132 Tactics, Assert Rights over Traditional Lands

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 14, 2019) : First Nation leaders from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) have declared their resolve to assert their rights and jurisdiction over their traditional lands by rejecting omnibus legislation being fast-tracked by the provincial government, and controlling development in the Far North. “The message today from our Chiefs to the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019155 Views

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Mi’kmaq appeal on Mill River land sale dismissed in P.E.I. court – CBC

‘I find that the province fulfilled its duty to consult,’ says Chief Justice Jenkins Nov 13, 2019 The Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. has lost its appeal of the provincial government’s sale of the Mill River resort to a private businessman. The P.E.I. Court of Appeal dismissed both Mi’kmaq requests, to declare the province failed to fulfil […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201979 Views

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FNTC – Webinar: Annual Laws under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act

In the webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin discusses and breaks down annual laws under the FMA. This webinar highlights: Annual Laws and the FMA Every First Nation that is taxing under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) will enact two laws each year: the annual tax rates law and the annual expenditure law. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201934 Views

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Peel to vote on formal Indigenous land acknowledgement – mississauga.com

The Region of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Committee will vote Thursday, Nov. 7 on whether or not all their public proceedings should open with a formal, Indigenous land acknowledgement. The proposed land acknowledgement was developed in consultation with local resources from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Ministry of Education — Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201974 Views

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2019 LAB Annual General Meeting Resource Documents

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation graciously hosted the 2019 LAB AGM on September 17 & 18, 2019.  Our great thanks to their community for the warm welcome and wonderful hospitality. Please click on the links below to download copies of the resource materials reviewed during the meeting. 2019 LAB AGM Agenda Updated LABRC Strategic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201943 Views

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‘I will never give up’: Grassy Narrows youth campaign for justice

NOVEMBER 04, 2019 Amnesty International campaign shines global spotlight on Indigenous youth fighting mercury crisis WINNIPEG – Indigenous youth and mercury survivors from Grassy Narrows First Nation will be the focus of Amnesty International’s largest worldwide letter-writing campaign this year, the human rights organization announced today. The annual Write for Rights event, which takes place […]

by aanationtalk on November 4, 201959 Views

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AMC responds to MMF Legal Challenge of Canada’s Agreement on Kapyong Barracks

Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Chiefs-in-Assembly passed a resolution today to apply for intervenor status in response to the Manitoba Metis Federation’s (MMF) application for judicial review in Federal Court in respect of the government of Canada’s decision to enter into various arrangements and agreements with Treaty 1 First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201978 Views

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BC Oil and Gas Commission: Collaboration on Restoration Projects in Northeast B.C.

Oct. 30, 2019 The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) and Saulteau First Nations announced today that they are working together to advance several new land restoration initiatives in northeast British Columbia. On May 31, 2019, the Commission introduced a new regulation, making B.C. the first province in western Canada to require the restoration of […]

by aanationtalk on October 30, 2019100 Views

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Striving for prosperity while protecting the land – Anishinabek News

October 30, 2019 NORTH BAY— Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief Muriel Sawyer welcomed delegates to Nipissing University, situated on the traditional lands of Nipissing First Nation, for the Anishinabek Nation Lands, Resources and Economic Development Forum Kina-Gego-Naabadosin— Everything is Connected from Oct. 22-24. Deputy Chief Sawyer thought the Anishinaabemowin name for the forum was fitting. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201954 Views

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Yellowhead Special Report: Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis

An Overview Justin Trudeau ran on an election platform of changing the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Trudeau promised a new nation-to-nation relationship based on the recognition of Indigenous rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Over halfway into his mandate as Prime Minister, some clarity is emerging on the scope of that […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2019152 Views

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Crown land to be returned to Squamish Nation, including world-class rock climbing area – CBC

Several prominent climbers are concerned about the future of climbing near Murrin Provincial Park Oct 28, 2019 Long before the small plot of land near a provincial park in Squamish, B.C. was a climbing haven, it belonged to the Squamish Nation — and now that it’s being returned, the future of the popular climbing area […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201959 Views

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Saskatoon clears path to forming 8th urban reserve in city – CBC

Agreement between city, Kahkewistahaw First Nation signed on Tuesday Oct 23, 2019 Saskatoon will soon have a new urban reserve. On Tuesday officials from the City of Saskatoon and the Kahkewistahaw First Nation “cleared a path” to designate the First Nation’s land at 1215 Claypool Drive as an urban reserve, according to a City of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201961 Views

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Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior annuities case enters second phase – Manitoulin Expositor

October 23, 2019 SUDBURY – The curious case of the Ontario Crown’s missing annuity increases, often referred to as “treaty money” has entered its second phase, with the province having lost two rounds on the first phase following a ruling in Sudbury by Superior Court Justice Patricia Hennessey turning down Ontario’s attempt to reopen the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201951 Views

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Permit needed to cut or collect wood on Crown land – BC Gov

Oct. 22, 2019 KAMLOOPS – With many parts of British Columbia experiencing colder weather and more people lighting their fireplaces and wood stoves, residents are reminded that anyone who cuts, collects or uses firewood must ensure that it is harvested legally. A Free Use Permit for Firewood is free and allows people to collect and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201943 Views

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City and Kahkewistahaw First Nation sign new Urban Reserve Agreements

October 22, 2019 The City and Kahkewistahaw [kak-uh-WISH’-tuh-how] First Nation have cleared a path to designate the First Nation’s land at 1215 Claypool Drive as an urban reserve. Mayor Charlie Clark and Chief Evan Taypotat, along with the Council of Kahkewistahaw First Nation, and Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair, Darlene Brander, today signed urban […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201929 Views

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Robinson Huron and Superior Treaty Trial Enters Phase 2 – Anishinabeknews.ca

October 22, 2019 SUDBURY— Phase 2 of the Robinson Huron Treaty Trial began this week in Sudbury. Phase 1 began in June of 2018 and concluded days before Christmas with a decisive victory for the Robinson Huron and Robinson Superior plaintiffs who successfully argued that Canada and Ontario have not paid annuities in keeping with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201946 Views

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Historic U.S. island return to native tribe ‘path forward’ for other land transfers – National Post

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Californian city will return a historic island to its former Native American owners on Monday, more than 150 years after the tribe was decimated, in a move which indigenous groups said could inspire other land transfers across the country. The voluntary transfer of the 280-acre Duluwat Island […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201956 Views

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Man starts hunger strike in Kanesatake over 301-year-old land dispute – CBC

Community’s traditional governing body has called for a moratorium on land development Oct 18, 2019 A First Nations man in Quebec is on the eighth day of a hunger strike to raise awareness of a 301-year-old unresolved land dispute in Kanesatake. Al Harrington, an Ojibway man from Shoal Lake 39 at the Ontario/Manitoba border who […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201977 Views

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Métis land claim could spark ‘reset’ in relations between Indigenous people and government, says prof – CBC

Ken Coates says negotiation is far better for all parties than expensive, protracted court battles Oct 17, 2019 University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates hopes this week’s massive Métis land claim will spark a change in the relationship between governments and Indigenous people. Métis people from Saskatchewan and Alberta filed a 120,000 square-kilometre land claim […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2019102 Views

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Northern Sask. and Alberta Metis groups pursuing ‘unprecedented and historic’ land claim – CTV News

October 16, 2019 SASKATOON –Metis leaders from northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan are taking the federal government to court over a 120,000 square-kilometre piece of land spanning both provinces, saying it was fraudulently taken away. “We need to do something about getting our land back,” said Jim Durocher, president of the local Metis in Ile […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201956 Views

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Sault Tribe opposes ferrochrome processing facility – SooToday.com

Michigan tribe doesn’t want Noront’s smelter ‘anywhere near the Great Lakes or our traditional homelands’ The following ferrochrome resolution was passed Tuesday night by Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, at a meeting at Kewadin Casino in the Michigan Sault. As SooToday reported yesterday, Noront’s first open house on its proposal will take place on Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201981 Views

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Indigenous mapping conference giving attendees new on-the-land skills – CBC

75 people can take workshops to advance technical skills, learn traditional knowledge around mapping Oct 10, 2019 About 75 people from across Canada, and as far as Australia and New Zealand, are in Inuvik, N.W.T., to attend an Indigenous mapping workshop this week. The goal of the 6th annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop is to give […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201950 Views

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City of Yellowknife: Community Plan Public Review

October 07, 2019 The City of Yellowknife, in partnership with Dillon Consulting Limited, is undertaking a Community Plan review and invites residents to take part in the process. A Community Plan is the road map for how land will be used and planned for over the next 20 years. This review is mandated by territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201938 Views

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QIA puts in place tourism operation fees for use of Inuit Owned Land

Iqaluit, Nunavut – October 9, 2019 – TheQikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) has implemented tourism operation fees for access to Inuit Owned Lands by commercial tourism operators. “Inuit in Qikiqtani communities have expressed concern regarding the increased amount of commercial tourism activities in the region, particularly cruise ships,” says QIA President, P.J. Akeeagok, “QIA put in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019169 Views

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Matsqui First Nation makes claim for loss of reserve land dating back 155 years – CBC

In 1864, the Matsqui Nation was allotted 9,600 acres of land. The Colony of B.C. sold off nearly all of it Oct 08, 2019 The Matsqui First Nation wants federal compensation for the historic loss of almost all of its Indian reservation land going back 155 years. According to the claim, 99 per cent of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201983 Views

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Shell Canada returns much-needed land to Aamjiwnaang First Nation – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

October 4, 2019 A blossoming partnership between Aamjiwnaang and Shell’s Sarnia Refinery has members of the local First Nation ecstatic over the possibility of housing projects that could help return indigenous people to the land south of the border city. That partnership culminated in a 28-hectare land transfer Oct. 3, more than 90 years after […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201993 Views

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Anishinabek Nation: Lands, Resources and Economics Forum

October 22 @ 8:00 am – October 24 @ 5:00 pm Invitation to Attend Registration Form Draft Agenda NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201961 Views

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Shell to Transfer 70 Acres of Land to the Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Oct 03, 2019 Today, Shell Canada and Aamjiwnaang First Nation announced the transfer of approximately 70 acres of land. The land being gifted to Aamjiwnaang, which is adjacent to Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre in Corunna, Ontario, was presented in a ceremony earlier today. “The acquisition of this piece of land, which once belonged to Aamjiwnaang, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2019132 Views

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Land ownership dominates as main election issue in Enterprise, say residents – CBC

‘The government has every lot in the town tied up and will not let anybody buy them at this point’ Sep 30, 2019 Residents of Enterprise, N.W.T., say the territorial government is holding their community “hostage” as it hasn’t turned over ownership of land despite a years-long battle. On a Wednesday morning in the hamlet […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201954 Views

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As western Nunavut caribou herds nosedive, Taloyoak seeks land protection – Nunatsiaq News

“We don’t want to see any (mining) exploration on the Boothia Peninsula” 27 September, 2019 CAMBRIDGE BAY—The Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association of Taloyoak wants to protect the Boothia Peninsula in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region from development. “We don’t want to see any [mineral] exploration on the Boothia Peninsula,” said Joe Ashevak of the HTA […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201978 Views

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Cowichan Tribes votes to adopt land code – Chemainus Valley Courier

Gives First Nation more control over land and resources Sep. 24, 2019 Members of Cowichan Tribes voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new land code in a vote taken over three days last week. Of the 602 tribes members who voted, 460 said yes, 141 said no and one ballot was spoiled in the vote on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201961 Views

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WFN leading the way – Castanet.net

Sep 17, 2019 A study of the Central Okanagan’s Westbank First Nation finds the band has used property rights to swing above its weight economically and stimulate prosperity for its members. By establishing individual property rights, the WFN has become entrepreneurial and prosperous, the Fraser Institute report concludes. “Westbank has created an environment where band […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 2019180 Views

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How Georgina Island First Nation took back control of lands and resources – CBC

Under the Indian Act, ‘It was like our community got pushed aside to the kiddie table,’ says former chief Sep 15, 2019 In the early 1990s, Maurice Sandford attended a meeting where soon-to-expire leases for cottage lots on the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation were to be reviewed. The lots were parcelled out along […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201951 Views

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2019 LAB Directors Election Results

2019 Lands Advisory Board Directors Election Report of the Electoral Officer on the 2019 election of LAB Directors. All Directors elected in this election will begin their three year term as Director immediately after the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Their term will expire immediately after the close of the 2022 AGM. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201977 Views

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Council supports turning Acden lot into reserve land for ACFN, approves protecting chess park – Fort McMurray Today

September 10, 2019 Council will send a letter of support to the federal indigenous minister on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation after unanimously approving a request to back a request adding their band-owned company’s office in Fort McMurray to reserve. The property for Acden, the company in question, is located at 220 Taiganova […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201982 Views

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W̓áláqvḷa: Community Engagement Process on Settlements

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council committed to a community engagement process, at the information sessions on the Germyn Settlement. We are upholding this commitment to engage with the membership on the settlement funds. We will also be updating and engaging the community on the Drag Seine Settlement funds as part of the W̓áláqvḷa process. The working […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019107 Views

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Former military base lands returned to Treaty 1 Nations – APTN News

September 1, 2019 The Kapyong Barracks has finally been returned to Treaty 1 First Nations. On Friday officials from Canada and seven First Nations came together at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg to sign the final transfer of the former military base. “The promise of tomorrow with Kapyong is upon us,” said Chief Dennis Meeches, a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201968 Views

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