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Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan Next Steps

Planning process to move forward with or without funding Iqaluit, December 6, 2018. The Nunavut Planning Commission (the Commission) held a regional public hearing on the 2016 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) in the Qikiqtani region in March 2017. Since that time, the Commission has requested funding from the Government of Canada to hold […]

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Doig River plans ‘legacy’ developments as land negotiations wind down – Alaska Highway News

December 06, 2018 Expanded cultural camps and tribal park, new housing and retail developments — they’re all part of an ambitious legacy plan for Doig River First Nation as it winds down treaty land negotiations with the federal and provincial governments. The nation held an open house in Fort St. John on Wednesday, highlighting its […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201814 Views

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Big Land Claim battle in southern Alberta wraps up in Federal Court – CBC

Blood Tribe believes its reserve rightfully stretches into Cardston and Waterton Lakes National Park December 06, 2018 A judge in Calgary is hearing the final arguments in a long-running Indigenous land claim that affects a large swath of territory in southern Alberta. Lawyers representing the Crown and the Blood Tribe wrapped up their cases Thursday […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201813 Views

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We Must Respect the Rights of Unist’ot’en Land Defenders

December 5, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – December 5, 2018) On November 26th, Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of the TransCanada Corporation, applied for an injunction and served the Unist’ot’en camp with notice for a civil lawsuit. The Unist’ot’en camp is a non-violent gathering of Indigenous land defenders and members of the Unist’ot’en house group […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201825 Views

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Map showing Métis homeland boundaries sparks online conversation – CBC

Métis National Council says map’s purpose is to define who the citizens of the Métis Nation are Dec 01, 2018 A new map outlining the Métis homeland drew criticism online this week from First Nations living within the boundaries that include three entire provinces, parts of two and part of the Northwest Territories. The map […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201827 Views

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This is our land’: K’atl’odeeche First Nation continues opposition to claims on traditional land – CBC

‘We are not trying to fight with them. We are trying to work with them,’ responds NWT Métis Nation president Dec 03, 2018 Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation near Hay River, N.W.T., continue to oppose any outside claims to their traditional lands. The chief and council met with the media Friday afternoon. Band councillors […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201833 Views

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Nova Scotia Indigenous chiefs say land reclamation a must for self-determination – Toronto Star

Nov. 29, 2018 HALIFAX—Nova Scotia First Nations chiefs want to move toward self-government, but some say it’s only possible if they can stake a meaningful claim over more ancestral land. “It’s fine and dandy to talk about self-government and self-determination, but what are we going to govern, really?” We’koqma’q Chief Rod Googoo said in an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201832 Views

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Is Crown offer to buy back stolen land fair to Akwesasne Mohawks? – Toronto Star

Nov. 28, 2018 The Mohawk of Akwesasne want their land back, and they should have it. It was unjustly taken from them more than a century ago when Canada prioritized settlement over honouring Aboriginal land title. Since then, however, Canada’s legal framework has evolved and does allow for that land to simply be returned to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201833 Views

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Cancer toll higher among Indigenous people, study finds – Timmins Press

First Nations people diagnosed with cancer in Ontario have a lower survival rate than non-Indigenous residents, according to a recently released study that looked at trends over a 10-year period. November 28, 2018 First Nations people diagnosed with cancer in Ontario have a lower survival rate than non-Indigenous residents, according to a recently released study […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201819 Views

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Métis community in oilsands buys ‘pristine’ land to hunt and trap – CBC

‘No Métis community has been able to achieve anything like this’ Nov 28, 2018 A Métis community hemmed in by the oilsands north of Fort McMurray has bought a piece of land far away from mine sites and industrial facilities. It’s called a resort, but instead of hotels and saunas, there are log cabins, land […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201834 Views

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New land guardian to help protect environment on Haida Gwaii

November 27, 2018 HAIDA GWAII – Mark Grinder knows he is about to embark upon something big. The 41-year-old is the first person hired as a Haida fish, wildlife and land guardian with the Haida Gwaii Integrated Natural Resource Compliance and Enforcement Unit, and he cannot help but feel proud. “I grew up with an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201821 Views

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Justices debate Indian control of land in Oklahoma – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 27, 2018  WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court is debating whether an Indian tribe retains control over a vast swath of eastern Oklahoma in a case involving a Native American who was sentenced to death for murder. Some justices fear a ruling for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation could have big consequences for criminal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201834 Views

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Media Advisory – Waterfront Toronto to Break Ground on River Valley in Port Lands

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018  – Media are invited to attend a groundbreaking to mark the start of excavation on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project, with representatives from Waterfront Toronto and all orders of government. One of the most ambitious construction programs in Toronto’s history, this project will protect 290 hectares […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201861 Views

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B.C. chief tells NEB pipeline hearings his people are responsible for their land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2018 VICTORIA _ First Nations leaders from British Columbia told a National Energy Board hearing in Victoria that there are serious concerns about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline on their homelands. Two leaders representing the Fraser Valley’s Sto:lo Tribal Council say protection of the Fraser River’s salmon, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201853 Views

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Lubicon Lake Nation Responds to Premier Notley’s Settlement Announcement

Issues Still Remain Unresolved says Chief Bernard Ominayak LITTLE BUFFALO, AB, Nov. 20, 2018 – In a letter sent to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley yesterday, longtime Chief Bernard Ominayak of the Muskotew Sakahikan Enowuk which is the traditional Government of the Lubicon Lake Nation (the “Nation”), outlined a number of remaining concerns faced by the First Nation, despite a recently announced Treaty Land Entitlement […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201846 Views

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Ochapowace looking to be recognized as two separate first nations – CTV News

November 19, 2018 Ochapowace First Nation is asking the federal government to be allowed to separate back into two first nations. The two existed when Treaty 4 was signed in 1874 and were later combined into one. The chief of Ochapowace says the first nation has gone to court to correct a wrong done by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201820 Views

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Huge milestone:’ Ceremony marks land deal for Lubicon Lake First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. _ Their story of poverty and neglect went from northern Alberta to the world and on Tuesday decades of determination paid off when the Lubicon Lake Cree signed a long-awaited treaty with Canada. Band member Denise Ominayak could hardly believe it. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201826 Views

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Time to move on:’ Ceremony marks land deal for Lubicon Lake First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS LITTLE BUFFALO, Alta. _ A ceremony in northern Alberta Tuesday marked the end to a decades-long fight for recognition that attracted international attention to the poverty of the Lubicon Lake First Nation. The Lubicon were missed in treaty negotiations in the late 1800s and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201837 Views

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Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta celebrate historic claim settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 13, 2018 — Little Buffalo, AB — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Alberta Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Lubicon Lake Band Today, Premier Rachel Notley, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201845 Views

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Alta Lubicon Land Deal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 13, 2018 By Bob Weber EDMONTON – Alberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation expects today to mark the end of a decades-long fight for recognition. But Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan says the real work will begin after the band signs off on its land claim with the province and the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201831 Views

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Media advisory: Lubicon Lake Band, Canada and Alberta to celebrate historic signing of a land claim settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Little Buffalo, Alberta – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Premier Rachel Notley and the Honourable Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations for Alberta, joined by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201845 Views

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Federal Government, Province Fund Highway Signage for First Nations Communities throughout Manitoba

November 9, 2018 The governments of Canada and Manitoba have entered into an agreement to purchase and install directional highway and community boundary signage for Manitoba First Nations, Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott and Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “The names we use have more than a symbolic value, and are an expression […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201836 Views

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Wilfird Laurier University to explore purpose of Indigenous land acknowledgements – CBC

Land We Are event will feature speakers on history of Haldimand Tract Nov 07, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University is taking a closer look at Indigenous history in the Waterloo region and how it is recognized. University officials have planned an event called Land We Are to look at the history of the Haldimand Tract and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201842 Views

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Canada and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation celebrate addition of lands

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 2, 2018 — Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Today, together with Mississaugas of Scugog Island Chief Kelly LaRocca, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, celebrated the addition of lands to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Through a federal Order in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201885 Views

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Pasqua First Nation votes in favour of $145M settlement with federal government – CBC

Settlement involves 6,500 hectares of land unlawfully surrendered in 1906 Oct 30, 2018 A process to right a wrong from over 100 years ago has concluded with members of the Pasqua First Nation accepting a settlement from the federal government. Chief Matthew T. Peigan said band members voted 97 per cent in favour of a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201841 Views

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Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatoon announce the creation of city’s newest urban reserve – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 25, 2018 The head of the Saskatoon Tribal Council says the Bridge City continues to lead the way in the creation of urban reserves in Canada. STC and the city announced the creation of the sixth reserve in Saskatoon Wednesday. The latest one is under the authority of the Yellow Quill First Nation and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201842 Views

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Lubicon Lake Band, Alberta and Canada celebrate historic land claim settlement

October 24, 2018 After decades of negotiations, an agreement has been reached to settle the long-standing Lubicon Lake Band land claim as well as treaty benefits for members. The Lubicon Lake Band, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed the treaty benefits and land claim agreements after members of the community voted […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201862 Views

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UBCIC: Open Letter to Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Jody Wilson-Raybould – Historical Losses and What Is Owed: The Need for Transparency Regarding Canada’s Liabilities in First Nations Land Claims

October 18, 2018 Dear Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould, We write today to call on you to demonstrate your government’s public commitments to transparency and the renewal of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples by disclosing how Canada calculates its contingent liabilities regarding Indigenous Nations’ land claims – and by affirming your government’s intention to fulfill its […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201892 Views

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Laurier’s Land We Are event will delve into local Indigenous history and the purpose of land acknowledgments

Oct. 15, 2018 Waterloo – On Nov. 7, Wilfrid Laurier University will host the Land We Are, a gathering to explore the meaning and purpose of land acknowledgments and share the histories of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples within Waterloo Region. The event, sponsored by Laurier’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, the Library and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2018121 Views

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Dehcho First Nations and Government of Canada announce first of new Indigenous protected areas in Canada: Edéhzhíe Protected Area

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada October 11, 2018 – Fort Providence, Northwest Territories The insights and contributions of Indigenous Peoples are essential to understanding and protecting our natural environment. The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous communities across Canada in the spirit of reconciliation to increase the amount of nature protected from coast […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201879 Views

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Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect N.W.T. area twice the size of Banff – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 FORT PROVIDENCE, N.W.T. _ It’s where elders hunt and children hear their stories by the campfire. And after a deal signed Thursday between First Nations and the federal government it’s likely to stay that way. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and four Indigenous communities from the Dehcho region in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201843 Views

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Judge orders land dispute involving former Alberta chief back to Square 1 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A federal judge has sent a land dispute between two families on Canada’s largest First Nation back to Square 1. Justice Michael Manson did not overturn a decision that transferred land from former Blood Tribe chief Harley Frank to another family. But […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201873 Views

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Grassy Narrows Drafts Land Designation – 89.5 The Lake FM

October 11, 2018 The Grassy Narrows First Nation is an industry-free zone. That’s the intent of a land declaration signed by the chief and band council this week. The declaration basically bans all forest activity in the traditional land-use territory, including logging. Chief Rudy Turtle states that industrial logging makes their on-going mercury crisis worse. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201870 Views

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First Nation wants appeal court to nix argument about reserve status – StarPhoenix

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan will consider Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation’s request later this month. October 10, 2018 Lawyers representing a Saskatchewan First Nation want to appeal a decision that allows the provincial government and SaskPower to argue that 600 acres of flooded land near Southend was never properly designated as a reserve and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201877 Views

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Declaring sovereignty over land, Grassy Narrows FN leaders ban clear-cut logging – Thestar.com

Oct. 10, 2018 Industrial loggers are banned from clear-cutting the boreal forest near Grassy Narrows, leaders of the First Nation have declared in a land sovereignty claim meant to help the community recover from decades of pollution. There is currently no ongoing industrial logging in the part of the Whiskey Jack Forest that sits in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201897 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands in Solidarity and Support for Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration – the Grassy Narrows First Nation Land Declaration

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Stands in Solidarity and Support for Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration – the Grassy Narrows First Nation Land Declaration October 10, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated today that he fully supports the Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration – the Grassy Narrows First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 2018429 Views

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Grassy Narrows Land Declaration Bans All Industrial Logging

Today Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) declared its territory to be an Indigenous Sovereignty and Protected Area. The new “Grassy Narrows Land Declaration” bans all industrial logging in Grassy Narrows’ Territory and asserts that Grassy Narrows will make their own land use decisions. This historic Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek Aaki Declaration (Grassy Narrows First Nation Land Declaration) […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201887 Views

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Media advisory: Minister McKenna to announce the establishment of Canada’s first Indigenous protected area

Fort Providence, Northwest Territories – October 10, 2018 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will announce the establishment of Edéhzhíe as Canada’s first Indigenous protected and conserved area. Event: Announcement and Media Availability Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (MDT) Location: Nahecho Keh Centre (off Dehcho Drive) Fort Providence, Northwest Territories […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201858 Views

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shocked that downtown Winnipeg is a First Nations burial site

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is shocked to learn there were 1,200 First Nations people who died from a small pox epidemic in the late 1700s and were buried in “the heart of the city of Winnipeg” on “the north bank of the river.” “It is horrifying to learn of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 2018132 Views

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B.C. land transactions streamlined and modernized

Oct. 01, 2018 VICTORIA – British Columbians will benefit from changes to a number of statutes that streamline, modernize and improve the security of B.C.’s land title and survey systems. “We’re improving services that people count on by making land title transactions more efficient and secure,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201870 Views

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Thunder Bay city council grants land for Indigenous youth housing build – CBC

Officials say construction expected to start summer 2019. Sep 29, 2018 A First Nations housing organization says it’s secured a plot of land in Thunder Bay for a proposed building to provide homes for Indigenous youth. Thunder Bay city council has granted a property on Junot Avenue to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services. The land was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201864 Views

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City of Iqaluit: New Land Administration By-law requires Input from Residents

NEW LAND ADMINISTRATION BY-LAW REQUIRES INPUT FROM RESIDENTS OCTOBER 1, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – the City of Iqaluit’s Land Administration By-law, which came into force in 1996, provides rules and procedures for acquiring, advertising, leasing and accepting land applications for municipal land. The current By-law is now over 20 years old and must be updated to: […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201855 Views

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Two First Nations Claim Overlapping Rights – Bayshore Broadcasting News

September 28, 2018 Two Indigenous groups are claiming overlapping rights to territory. Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and Historic Saugeen Métis (HSM) are at odds because of an exchange of wampum that occurred in 1818 when a French fur trader named Pierre Piché (Pee-shay) was awarded strings of wampum by a member of SON. Strings of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201850 Views

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Tribe sues feds over decision not to affirm reservation – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 27, 2018 By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ A Cape Cod tribe filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s decision not to protect its 300-acre (121-hectare) reservation granted by the Obama administration. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s complaint, filed in federal court in Washington D.C. on Thursday, argues that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201858 Views

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Federal judge reserves decision on First Nations land dispute involving former Alberta chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  CALGARY _ A federal judge has reserved his decision on a land claim dispute between two families on Canada’s largest First Nations reserve. But Justice Michael Manson has made it clear that he will not be overturning a decision that transferred land from former Blood Tribe chief Harley Frank to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 2018110 Views

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So unreasonable:’ Federal judge asked to rule on Alberta reserve land dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A federal judge will be asked to settle a dispute between two families over land on Canada’s largest reserve to answer whether First Nations members have any right to the ground beneath their feet. Former Blood Tribe chief Harley Frank has been […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201855 Views

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Canada congratulates Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on its latest addition to reserve. New reserve land will support economic growth for the community.

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada September 24, 2018 — Sioux Valley Dakota Nation — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is proud to work in collaboration with partners to support economic development opportunities and growth in First Nation communities. During a recent visit to the community the Honourable Carolyn […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201884 Views

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Akwesasne Mohawk council puts settlement of 130-year-old land grievance to a vote – CBC

Canada has offered $240M to settle Dundee Township land claim Sep 20, 2018 The Kanien’kehá:ka community of Akwesasne will decide whether or not to accept a $240 million settlement offer from Canada by a referendum, with voting beginning next month. The vote was recently announced by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) to settle a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201859 Views

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Fort Nelson Dene director named B.C. Land Champion – Sustainable Biz Canada

Fort Nelson First Nation director Lana Lowe, who “has made enormous contributions to manage and protect water, land, and wildlife habitat,” will receive the 2018 Land Champion Award from The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant impact on land use, conservation, and/or real estate practices in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201887 Views

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Canada, Ontario and Williams Treaties First Nations reach negotiated settlement agreement for Alderville Litigation

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada September 13, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Province of Ontario, Williams Treaties First Nations As we build a new future with First Nations, reconciliation requires that we acknowledge the wrongs of the past and work collaboratively with Indigenous people to take the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2018140 Views

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