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New Indigenous Protected Area Respects People & the Land – Indigenous Leadership Initiative

About 115 miles northeast of Yellowknife, the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation has led the creation of one of the biggest protected areas in the country. The Dene who now call Lutsel’Ke home have survived on these lands for thousands of years. The area unfolds along the eastern shores of the Great Slave Lake. Towering […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201910 Views

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Kincardine Council Adopting Land Acknowledgement – Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

August 14, 2019 A land acknowledgement announcement will soon be part of the opening of future Kincardine council meetings. Kincardine councillor Gerry Glover is the municipal rep on the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee and he says the committee believes council needs to recognize that the land they’re on “was cared for by stewards who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201926 Views

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Kanesatake’s 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada’s Specific Claims Policy – CBC

Development on disputed land continues as band council negotiates behind closed doors Aug 14, 2019 301 years. That’s how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land. The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land northwest of Montreal. Today they have 12 square kilometres. Solving the land […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201928 Views

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Mohawk land defender Ellen Gabriel on the continuing struggle for land and territory – rabble.ca

Peace Brigades International closely followed the July-September 1990 confrontation between Mohawk land defenders (who opposed the expansion of a golf course onto Indigenous burial grounds) and the Quebec police and Canadian army. That 78-day confrontation took place just 50 kilometres west of Montreal and about 150 kilometres east of Ottawa, and is the subject of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201923 Views

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Land is a Critical Resource, IPCC report says

GENEVA, Aug 8 – Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201932 Views

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WWF-Canada Restoration Fund recipient Katzie First Nation to restore traditional B.C. landmark and salmon spawning ground

VANCOUVER, August 7, 2019 —The 2019 WWF-Canada Restoration Fund recipient, British Columbia’s Katzie First Nation, will use the $150,000 CAD grant to restore the Upper Pitt River’s Blue Creek habitat. The area provides a healthy ecosystem for local wildlife and communities and is the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation. The Restoration Fund, a […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201948 Views

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Updated: Oka calls for moratorium on land transfer to Kanesatake – CBC

Aug 07, 2019 Liberal MP Marc Miller says federal government has no intention on pausing settlement process The Quebec town of Oka is calling on the federal government to impose a moratorium on the proposed transfer of lands to the neighbouring community of Kanesatake. It is also asking for an RCMP detachment to police the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201918 Views

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Oka demands moratorium on land transfer, RCMP ‘bring order back’ to Kanesatake – CTV News

August 7, 2019 The town of Oka wants federal and provincial governments to halt a potential land transfer to neighbouring Kanesatake, and the RCMP deployed to the area, as tensions simmer between the two communities. At a meeting Tuesday, the Oka town council passed three resolutions meant, in the council’s words, to “bring order back […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201950 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim – Net Newsledger

August 7, 2019 First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON – Coming to a resolution on land claims can take years. That appears to be the case between Canada and Saugeen First Nation. Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201938 Views

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim – CBC

Negotiations over Hog Island ongoing with federal government Aug 06, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is hosting information sessions this week about the settlement of a specific land claim for Hog Island — an island off the North Shore. Specific claims are based on historical grievances over issues like unfulfilled treaty obligations, loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201931 Views

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Northern leaders to study possible road through Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC

There’s only one road out of Fort Smith, N.W.T., and proposal would offer a second option in case of emergency Aug 06, 2019 Some Indigenous organizations in northern Alberta want to form a working group to look into the possibility of building a northern road through Wood Buffalo National Park. The Regional Municipality of Wood […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201920 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim

First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON, Aug. 6, 2019  – Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion as part of a longstanding lawsuit to confirm Saugeen ownership of Sauble Beach.  Both Saugeen First Nation and its treaty partner, the Government of Canada, recognize […]

by pnationtalk on August 6, 201947 Views

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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. The researchers analyzed land and species data from Australia, Brazil and Canada – three of the world’s biggest […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201949 Views

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YT Government: Hunting season opens August 1

July 30, 2019 The Government of Yukon would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunting season which opens on August 1. This year’s Permit Hunt Authorization lottery is complete. Eight rounds of the returns and reissuance process were completed and all permits have now been issued. The Government of Yukon received 4,742 applications for […]

by pnationtalk on July 31, 201933 Views

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Protest blocking Awenda Provincial Park entrance disbanded – Simcoe.com

The main entrance to Awenda Provincial Park is open again. The protest was disbanded by park staff and the Southern Georgian Bay OPP on July 28, more than five weeks after the blockade was first established. Johnny Hawk, a 34-year-old Christian Island man, dropped a couple of trees across the roadway on June 21 and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201950 Views

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Kanesatake Mohawk chief cuts off talks with Oka mayor in land dispute – BayToday

MONTREAL — Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon said Friday he’s decided to cut off all talks with Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon after the mayor refused to apologize for derogatory comments about the First Nations territory. Simon and his band council met with federal and provincial governments earlier in the day in an attempt to defuse […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201956 Views

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Oromocto First Nation has room to grow with recent Addition to Reserve

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release July 22, 2019 — Oromocto First Nation, Wolastoqiyik Territory, New Brunswick — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Chief Shelley Sabattis of Oromocto First Nation announced the addition of 169.86 acres of land for the use […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201952 Views

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Webinar: Property Transfer Tax Under the FMA

In the above webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin breaks down property transfer tax under the FMA into seven essential topics, including defining PTT, provincial regimes, PTT under the FMA, implementation, administrative requirements, law development and next steps. Below are some highlights. What is PTT? PTT is a tax that is levied each time a […]

by aanationtalk on July 22, 201976 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Takes Struggle to protect Teẑtan Biny to the United Nations

July 16, 2019 Tŝilhqot’in Nation Takes Struggle to protect Teẑtan Biny to the United Nations Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur highlights imminent violation of human rights and extends invitation to visit Teẑtan Biny Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝ̂ilhqot’in Nation iŝ taking itŝ ŝtruggle to protect Teẑtan Biny from an extensive drilling program to the […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201953 Views

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Mildred Lake Extension Project and Mildred Lake Tailings Management Plan

2019 ABAER 006 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Mildred Lake Extension Project and Mildred Lake Tailings Management Plan Applications 1820856, 034-00000026, 001-00363203, 005-00263298, MSL170423, MSL170430, MSL352; and Tailings Management Plan Decision [1] The panel finds the Syncrude Ltd. Mildred Lake Extension project is in the public interest. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) therefore approves, subject to conditions made […]

by aanationtalk on July 17, 201975 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation accuses the B.C. government of acting illegally, back in court to protect land – APTN News

July 16, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia’s interior is back in court Tuesday. The nation is fighting a decades long battle against Taseko Mines Ltd (TML). “We have no choice but to stand up against Taseko,” says Chief Joe Alphonse. “The B.C. government sure isn’t doing anything so we […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201959 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: New Regulations for Non-Beneficiary Harvesting on Labrador Inuit Lands

Effective immediately , Non-Beneficiaries are required to obtain permission from the Nunatsiavut Government to harvest wildlife and plants on Labrador Inuit Lands (LIL) unless their interests are accommodated under the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement or an Overlap Agreement.  This new regulation was adopted by the Nunatsiavut Assembly in January 2019, along with the amended Labrador […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201942 Views

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‘Mother earth needs us’: Naturally Dene helps people understand the land – APTN News

July 14, 2019 Lila Fraser Erasmus squats down and carefully plucks three petals off a wild rose flower. She explains that by leaving two of the five petals she can harvest what she needs and bees can pollinate. Fraser Erasmus is of the Northern Tutchone people and originally is from Mayo, Yukon, but now resides […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201937 Views

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Dene ask Federal Court to order Minister Bennett back to the table

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 – Two days before the 20th anniversary of the start of negotiations to recognize Denesuline rights within their traditional territories in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Sayisi Dene First Nation and Northlands Denesuline First Nation have been forced to file an Application for Judicial Review of Minister Carolyn Bennett’s decision shutting down negotiations. The Denesuline and Canada were on the verge […]

by pnationtalk on July 11, 201988 Views

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Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened – CBC

Land is a part of The Pines, a forested area important to the Mohawks of Kanesatake Jul 11, 2019 A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire Gollin said he’s committed to transferring […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201952 Views

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Bursting at the seams, Eskasoni gets a much needed expansion – CBC

2 neighbouring properties added to reserve with plans for new high school and long-term care facility Jul 05, 2019 The Eskasoni First Nation just grew by 86.5 hectares, and the band says it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Two landowners in neighbouring Castle Bay, N.S., sold their properties to Eskasoni a couple of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201955 Views

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Canada and Blood Tribe Celebrate Settlement of a Specific Claim

July 4, 2019 — Calgary, Alberta — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Working collaboratively to settle outstanding claims is key to achieving reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. Settling claims is one of many steps on the journey of reconciliation with First Nations and a key path to economic growth. Negotiated agreements help to […]

by pnationtalk on July 5, 201947 Views

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Protecting land, species-at-risk a key consideration in MOU – Penticton Herald

A sacred site among the Okanagan’s indigenous people would likely enjoy improved protection under a Memorandum of Understanding signed this morning that establishes a working boundary for a proposed 27,300-hectare South Okanagan Similkameen Park Reserve. “That’s equivalent to 67 Stanley Parks.” said Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “It includes incredible […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201952 Views

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Métis landholders say they’ve been shut out of Trudeau’s TMX consultations – The Post Millennial

Eight Alberta Métis communities, many surrounded by and involved with oil sands production, are sounding the environmental alarm and demanding nation-to-nation treatment before the Trans Mountain expansion project moves ahead. Herb Lehr, President of the Métis Settlement General Council, says only three council communities have been picked by the feds for formal discussions and he […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019110 Views

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U of Lethbridge: University formalizing territorial statements acknowledging its place on traditional territory

The University of Lethbridge is furthering its commitment to honouring the traditional territories of Aboriginal peoples for both its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses by officially adopting territorial acknowledgment statements. The statements, in both long and short form, will become a part of the University’s official Indigenous Protocol Handbook and will be used at the onset […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2019151 Views

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RCMP Transfers Land of Residential School Cemetery to Commemorative Association

From: Public Safety Canada June 25, 2019 Regina, Saskatchewan Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the transfer of the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) cemetery from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to the RIIS Commemorative Association. This land transfer honours the memory of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2019115 Views

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Lack of consultation stalls Athabasca Dene land-claim agreement, says Yellowknives Dene Chief – CBC

First Nation took concerns to Crown because Athabasca Denesuline wouldn’t negotiate ‘chief-to-chief’ Jun 25, 2019 Some Akaitcho First Nations leaders says a group of First Nations in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan have not done enough consultation before settling a land claim on a large swath of land in southeast Northwest Territories. Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201958 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister of Public Safety, RCMP Commissioner Participate in Land Transfer Ceremony of Residential School Cemetery

REGINA, June 21, 2019  – Members of the media are invited to attend the land transfer ceremony of the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) cemetery to the RIIS Commemorative Association. Date: Tuesday, June 25 Location: 701 Pinkie Road, Regina Schedule: 13:30 Ceremonial opening by grandmothers 13:40-14:10 Speeches by Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, RIIS Commemorative […]

by pnationtalk on June 24, 2019117 Views

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MKO Supports Dene Nations in Finalizing Land Claim

June 19, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is supporting two Dene First Nations from Northern Manitoba in their attempts to finalize their land claim agreement with Canada. The Northlands Denesuline First Nation and Sayisi Dene First Nation are concerned about recent developments on the Ghotelnene K’odtineh Dene Final Agreement. The two Nations first went to […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201952 Views

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Dene First Nations slam feds over land and resource negotiations – CBC

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations says concerns raised by other Indigenous groups about the negotiations Jun 19, 2019 Leaders from five Dene First Nations in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan are slamming the federal government for suddenly backing away from a land and resource deal after concerns were raised with Indigenous groups in the Northwest Territories. “Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201952 Views

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First Nations Will Ensure Their Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in TransMountain Expansion Project – AFN National Chief Bellegarde

First Nations Will Ensure Their Rights, Title and Jurisdiction Are Respected in TransMountain Expansion Project – AFN National Chief Bellegarde June 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the federal government’s decision today on the TransMountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations will ensure their rights, title […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2019298 Views

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Membertou VOTES YES! On Membertou Land Code

Membertou, N.S – Another first for Membertou! Adding to its blueprints to prosperity, Membertou is the first community in Nova Scotia to have passed a Land Code and the 84th across Canada. On June 7th and June 8th, 31% of Eligible Voters cast their ballot in this historic vote and with a strong 94% approval, the […]

by pnationtalk on June 19, 201945 Views

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It’s about time… – The Post

June 18, 2019 There’s movement on the Saugeen Ojibwa Nation (SON) land claim front. Finally. The region’s Indigenous people have long deserved compensation for the litany of injustices committed against them over the centuries since original contact with Europeans. All have contributed to the debilitations many Indigenous communities and people struggle with today. SON is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201946 Views

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Federal court orders Canada to hand over land to Blood Tribe – APTN News

June 12, 2019 A federal court ruled Wednesday that Canada owes the Blood Tribe 162.5 square miles (258 square kilometres) of land to fulfill its Treaty obligations. “The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are pleased to announce that a judgement has been received from the Federal Court on what is known as the “Big Claim”, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201940 Views

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Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University sign framework for cooperation on DND land disposition process

Esquimalt Nation and Royal Roads University have signed a framework agreement that outlines how they will work together throughout the Department of National Defence (DND) land disposition process. The agreement addresses the common interests of Royal Roads University and the Esquimalt Nation in the Royal Roads lands and is similar in nature to the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201959 Views

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First Nations elders bless land for Colwood development – Saanich News

Development permit issued to the Aboriginal Land Trust for 124 units of affordable housing Jun. 13, 2019 The stalled Wale Road development site in Colwood is seeing some activity as First Nations elders blessed the land last week. On June 5, members of Colwood Council and staff participated in a land blessing ceremony at 342 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201939 Views

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Nine Tribes Oppose B.C. Government Sale of their Land to the Nisga’a

PRINCE RUPERT, BC and COAST TSIMSHIAN TERRITORY, June 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Today the Nine Tribes of the Coast Tsimshian hosted an information blockade in their traditional territory along Highway 16 to tell the public why the B.C. Government should meet with them and work collaboratively on a shared solution regarding the Nasoga Gulf Lands, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201992 Views

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Leading First Nations organizations sign historic protocol to bring prosperity to First Nations communities

Calgary, Alberta/Treaty 7 Territory (May 30, 2019) Three First Nations Institutions joined with the Lands Advisory Board to sign an historic Protocol pledging to work together to assist First Nations to improve governance, increase local jurisdiction and advance wealth generation. The Protocol Agreement was signed by the leaders of the First Nations Finance Authority, the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201998 Views

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Anticipating growth, Rankin Reserve seeks direct access to Trunk Rd., Anna St. – SooToday.com

Until now, connection to Anna Street wasn’t possible because a one-foot strip of land needed for the link was privately owned Batchewana First Nation is expecting growth in both residential population and businesses, and is working with the City of Sault Ste. Marie to ease traffic congestion with two new direct connections to city streets. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201960 Views

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Indigenous land acknowledgements effectively discontinued under UCP – Calgary Sun

Indigenous land acknowledgements — once symbolic openings of most government events under the NDP — are now a matter of “personal preference” at UCP official events according to Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson. Land acknowledgments are statements recognizing the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2019142 Views

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Hundreds of homeowners angered over proposed development on WFN land – Summerland Review

Westbank First Nation are seeking to rezone Lot 348-3 from low density to high density area May. 23, 2019 More than 400 Sonoma Pines homeowners are pleading for the Westbank First Nation (WFN) to reconsider proposed rezoning plans for parcel of land adjacent to their neighbourhood. Homeowner Mary Trueman said she and her neighbours were […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201962 Views

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Gambler First Nation to break ground in Brandon today – 880 CKLQ

Gambler First Nation will break ground on its new development in Brandon today. The area on Brandon’s North Hill has been in the planning stages for years by Gambler First Nation, the City of Brandon, and Indigenous Services Canada. The project is aimed to bring economic benefits to both the City of Brandon and Gambler […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201977 Views

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Where it belongs – Chatham Voice

The return of the Fairfield settlement lands to the Delaware First Nation people by the United Church of Canada on Friday was historic in more ways than one. The signing ceremony between the Eelunapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware) First Nation Chief Denise Stonefish and the United Church of Canada was many years and many discussions in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201995 Views

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GNWT is Committed to Renewing Land Use Planning in the NWT

May 14, 2019 As part of the NWT Land Use Planning Forum,  the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released Finding Common Ground – a renewed commitment to regional land use planning in the Northwest Territories, earlier today. “Finding Common Ground” sets out how the GNWT and its Indigenous government and federal government partners will work […]

by pnationtalk on May 15, 201981 Views

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Mill River appeal raises wider issue of Aboriginal rights over private land, lawyer says – CBC

Case scheduled for P.E.I Court of Appeal May 14 May 13, 2019 The appeal by the Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. over the sale of Crown land in Mill River could have wider implications for how Aboriginal land claims are settled in the future — including land currently owned by private homeowners, says the lawyer representing the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201973 Views

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