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FNTC Regional Workshop Series

This workshop series is presented by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics. It focuses on the benefits of implementing First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA) taxation systems. The workshops are designed for First Nations who are interested in establishing tax jurisdictions and want to learn more about the process. It will […]

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BC and Canada Ignore Wet’suwet’en Title Holders To Push Pipeline Agenda

SMITHERS, BC, June 7, 2018  – The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs condemn ongoing attempts by the governments of British Columbia and Canada to force unwanted industrial projects onto Wet’suwet’en traditional territories (Yin’tah) by ignoring the jurisdiction and title of the Wet’suwet’en people as represented by the Hereditary Chiefs (Dinï ze’ and Ts’akë ze’). Violating anuk nu’at’en (our laws), Canadian law, and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 8, 201854 Views

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Demolition of abandoned Winnipeg military base paves way for urban reserve – CBC

Agreement in principle gives First Nations treaty land claim rights to prime Manitoba real estate Jun 08, 2018 Fourteen years after troops pulled out, and a decade after First Nations groups began fighting the federal government in the courts for the property, the long-awaited demolition of the former Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg has begun. Opened […]

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Land designation vote in Paq’tnkek underway – 101.5FM The Hawk

June 07, 2018 Voting is underway in a land designation referendum for a First Nations community in Antigonish Co. Both on-and-off-reserve band members of the Paq’tnkek First Nation can cast ballots until 8 p.m. Thursday. P.J. Prosper, Paq’tnkek’s Chief, says a simple majority ‘yes’ vote will allow band officials to designate a parcel of reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201835 Views

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Notice of Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan – Nunavut Planning Commission

May 29, 2018 A Notice of Approval of Amendment No. 3 to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan and additional materials associated with the amendment can be found on the NPC’s Public Registry here. NT5

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AB Government: Historic land deal signed with Métis Nation

May 28, 2018 The Fort McMurray Métis have acquired Crown land for future projects. The government of Alberta is selling a 3.7-hectare (9.17-acre) parcel of land to the Métis Nation of Alberta Association Fort McMurray Local Council 1935. The association has leased the site since 1996. It asked to purchase the land with a vision […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201840 Views

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McMurray Métis buy land previously leased for 26 years – MyMcMurray Portal

May 25, 2018 The Métis Nation of Alberta Association (MNA) of Fort McMurray Local Council 1935 has purchased the land that it’s been leasing from the provincial government for the past 26 years. Minister of Infrastructure Sandra Jansen was in town on May 25 to make the $809,670 deal official. She said she feels this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201833 Views

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Walpole Island Wants Compensation For Bridge Land – Blackburn News

May 25, 2018 The Ambassador Bridge Company and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority still need Walpole Island First Nation’s consent to build their new spans. That is according to Walpole Island First Nation Consultation Manager Dr. Dean Jacobs. He says Walpole Island still owns the land where the bridges will be built, and is working on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201830 Views

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City of Vancouver approves future use of Heather Street Lands

May 16, 2018 Canada Lands Company / MST Major milestone for historic partnership between Canada Lands and MST Partnership Vancouver – On May 15, 2018, City of Vancouver Council unanimously approved the Policy Statement for the Heather Street Lands. The Policy Statement sets direction for how the land will be used, providing 2,000 homes in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201849 Views

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PSA: Launch of QIA’s online Land Use Application Registry

May 14, 2018 EVENT: Launch of QIA’s online Land Use Application Registry The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is launching a new online Land Use Application Registry that will allow applicants to submit all land use permit applications to QIA online. The new system is a speedier and more efficient application process. With this system clients […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201831 Views

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Specific claims agreements with the Innu of Pessamit result in the largest compensation awarded in Quebec

May 11, 2018   Pessamit, Quebec                    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. With the signature of two specific claims agreements with the Innu of Pessamit, we have taken one more step toward reaching this […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201866 Views

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Interactive map showcases traditional Indigenous lands across continents – Canadian Geographic

May 4, 2018 Users can learn about the Indigenous territories, languages and treaties of the cities they live in with just a few clicks The land you’re standing on is likely not yours to claim. That’s what Victor Temprano, a Vancouver-based web developer, set out to explain through the creation of an interactive online map […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201862 Views

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Judge who jailed KI 6 named interim head of Indigenous law school in Thunder Bay – APTN News

May 4, 2018 A judge who jailed six members of the Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation in Treaty 9 has been named the interim head of the Indigenous law school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Ten years ago, Justice George Patrick Smith sent the chief and five councillors from KI to jail for contempt […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201859 Views

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Province announces new protected lands throughout B.C.

May 3, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has announced that more than 190 hectares of ecologically sensitive land throughout B.C. has been acquired as new parks, or as additions to existing provincial parks. “Parks benefit our environment, our economy, and make life better for people in B.C. every day,” said Premier John […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201873 Views

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Dehcho getting new land offer on Thursday, grand chief says – CBC

Herb Norwegian says offer will be presented in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. May 02, 2018 The Dehcho First Nations are expecting a new land quantum offer from the federal and territorial governments to be presented Thursday in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., CBC News has learned. The organization of 10 First Nations and two Métis groups has been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201847 Views

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Government of Canada makes a significant Coastal Restoration Fund investment in coastal habitat restoration in the Gaspé through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release New Richmond, Quebec 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 for environmental protection and restoration. Canadians and future generations will benefit from healthier ecosystems that support marine wildlife, as a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201866 Views

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Land claim unsettled for northern Ontario First Nation 20 years later – CBC

Apr 30, 2018 Twenty years after a judge ruled that an Indigenous community is entitled to land, the chief of the community says the issue remains unresolved. Duke Peltier, the chief of Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve on Manitoulin Island says in 1998, a judge ruled that the Anishinabe are entitled to the land that covers dozens […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201840 Views

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Building a better Indigenous Land Title Registry together – FNTC

April 26, 2018 The Indian Land Registry System, when compared to the provincial registry system, is the least effective land registry system in Canada compared to provincial registry systems based on at least the following metrics (a) efficiency (b) reliability (c) security (d) cost and (e) processing times for most common transactions. Its problems contribute […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201893 Views

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National Meeting – Our Lands, Our Jurisdiction, Our Institutions: First Nations Leading the Way

April 26, 2018 First Nations who have chosen to work beyond the Indian Act are coming together to set the stage for the next generation of First Nations led initiatives that will support our jurisdiction and expanded government powers for Indigenous communities. This is an important meeting and all First Nations participating in the Fiscal Management Act (FMA) and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201872 Views

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Kwaw-kwaw-a-pilt is the 80th Framework Agreement signatory to vote YES!

On April 10th, 2018 Kwaw-Kwaw-a-pilt First Nation members voted 93% in favour of adopting a land code. KKAFN is the 80th First Nation in Canada to now be operating with their own lands management jurisdiction. KKAFN is a member of the Sto:lo Nation, and the community is in the upper Fraser Valley region, near Chilliwack, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201843 Views

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A dirty deed’: Fort McMurray Métis demand apology after historic eviction of an Indigenous settlement – CBC

Fort McMurray Métis have commissioned an academic study of the Moccasin Flats eviction Apr 25, 2018 Moccasin Flats is the unresolved story of how at least 12 Indigenous families were evicted or relocated from a Fort McMurray riverside community in the late 1970s to make way for a city expanding feverishly to accommodate oilsands growth. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201852 Views

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U.S. judge gives conditional green light to Line 3 pipeline project – CBC

Project can proceed, as long as it sticks to its existing route April 23, 2018 A judge in Minnesota has given a conditional green light to a Canadian energy company’s plan to expand a crude oil pipeline connecting the Alberta oilsands to American refineries  — but not in the location Enbridge wanted. The administrative law judge’s report […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201843 Views

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Trans Mountain pipeline another colonial project asserting jurisdiction over Indigenous lands – Thestar.com

In the face of extraordinary Indigenous resistance to the Trans Mountain project, and without a trace of the tears that fell for reconciliation, Prime Minister Trudeau asserts that this infrastructure is “in the national interest and it will get built.” April 24, 2018 Kinder Morgan is nothing less than reconciliation on trial. The company’s recent […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201850 Views

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Bill 99: First Nations Are Sovereign and Will Protect the Integrity of Their Unceded Territories

WENDAKE, QC, April 20, 2018  – In response to the decision of the Quebec Superior Court to uphold the Act respecting the exercise of the fundamental rights and prerogatives of the Québec people and the Québec State (Bill 99), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) totally rejects the very foundations of the Quebec provincial government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201854 Views

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Seneca Nation renews fight with New York over Thruway – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 12, 2018 12:58 IRVING, N.Y. _ The Seneca Indian Nation is renewing its fight with New York state over its construction of the Thruway across reservation land more than 60 years ago. The western New York tribe says Thursday a new lawsuit seeks to force the state to get federal approval for the toll […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201878 Views

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No Nunavut land use plan until 2022, NPC says – Nunatsiaq.com

News provokes groans from mining symposium delegates April 11, 2018 A long-awaited territory-wide land use plan for Nunavut won’t be ready until at least 2022, an official from the Nunavut Planning Commission declared yesterday, prompting groans from delegates attending a panel at the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit. Brian Aglukark, the NPC’s director of policy […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201881 Views

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First Nations back LNG: New report

March 29, 2018 There’s a “high degree of support” among First Nations for LNG in BC, finds a new report from our Alliance and BC’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum […] Joint Engagement Report (2018) English Report on Indigenous Procurement Opportunities for LNG (2017) English NT4

by aanationtalk on April 2, 201899 Views

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BR Metis Land Purchase – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 28, 2018  FORT MCKAY, Alta. – The tiny northern Alberta community of Fort McKay (muh-KYE’) is planning on getting a lot bigger after buying land from the Alberta government for 1.6-million dollars. The Metis community, on the Athabasca River just north of Fort McMurray, is home to about 750 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2018102 Views

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AB Government: Public input wanted on Livingstone-Porcupine Hills

March 27, 2018 Albertans are invited to provide their feedback on the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management plans. “The Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area is a tremendous public resource, and engaging Albertans in the planning process is essential to getting the best plans possible. We need plans that protect the region’s headwaters, biodiversity, esthetic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018124 Views

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The Chippewas of Rama First Nation is the 79th Framework Agreement signatory to vote YES!

March 23rd, 2018 On February 17th, 2018, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation became the 79th Framework Agreement signatory in Canada to ratify a community Land Code! 91% of participating voting members voted Yes! to approve the Land Code. Chippewas of Rama reserve lands encompass an area of 1045 hectares, and the community has 1910 […]

by aanationtalk on March 26, 201872 Views

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People Across Canada Rally Outside 44 MP Offices Demanding Federal Government Back Down on Kinder Morgan

Groups Vow to Continue Organizing in Liberal Ridings To Inform Voters of Trudeau’s Broken Promises on First Nations and Climate TORONTO, March 23, 2018  – People across Canada demonstrated today outside 44 MP offices, including the Ministers Carr, McKenna, Bennett and Wilson-Raybould, to demand Prime Minister Trudeau stop pushing the Kinder Morgan pipeline through without […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2018134 Views

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Former Trans Mountain Environmental Engineer Arrested Blocking Kinder Morgan Construction

“We lived and worked in fear when I worked for Trans Mountain, because the reality is that no amount of equipment or people is going to change the fact that in the event of a spill, they will be able to recover very little.” 20 March 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) — A former […]

by aanationtalk on March 21, 2018122 Views

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Canada, Ontario and Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Celebrate Land Claim Settlement

March 19, 2018 – Mitaanjigamiing, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Mitaanjigamiing First Nation The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and Mitaanjigamiing First Nation today announced the final settlement of an outstanding land claim stemming from events that took place more than 140 years ago. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 2018104 Views

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NPC Recommendation to Amend the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Nunavut Planning Commission has recommended that the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan be amended. A Report on the Public Review that includes the revised recommended amendment is avaiable on the NPC’s Public Registry here. NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201868 Views

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NEB approves NGTL’s plans to abandon Peace River Mainline

March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to abandon a 266 kilometre section of its Peace River Mainline. The NEB attached 22 conditions to its approval. NGTL applied to the NEB on August 18, 2016 to abandon parts of the Peace […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201883 Views

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Confusion and concern over land-use planning across northern Ontario – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 12, 2018  By Dayna Nadine Scott, Associate Professor of Law and Environmental Studies, specializing in environmental law and justice, York University, Canada THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2018178 Views

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Help build the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan – Government of AB

March 07, 2018 Albertans are invited to provide their input on how land in the North Saskatchewan Region will be used and managed. Public feedback will help the Alberta government develop the final North Saskatchewan Regional Plan (NSRP), which will ensure government policies guide natural resource development, support local economic growth, enhance recreation opportunities, respect […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2018110 Views

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First Nation gets land transferred as part of resort deal in British Columbia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT, B.C. _ Crown land has been transferred to the Simpcw First Nation as part of a deal related to the development of the Valemount Glacier Resort northeast of Kamloops, B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says the transfer of 185 hectares of land is an opportunity for the Simpcw to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2018104 Views

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Province transfers land to Simpcw First Nation as part of resort approval – Government of BC

March 7, 2018 VALEMOUNT – The Province is transferring 185 hectares of Crown land in the Tete Jaune Cache and Valemount areas to the Simpcw First Nation, as part of accommodation for the Valemount Glacier Destination resort approval, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson has announced. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018164 Views

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Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Seek Modern-Day Treaty in Area that Includes Gros Morne Park

PORT SAUNDERS, NL, March 6, 2018  On March 5, 2018, the Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band issued a formal assertion of Aboriginal Title over Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula. “We need to be consulted; we need a modern-day Treaty to clarify our jurisdiction and create a framework for our people to take part in the management of our own […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201889 Views

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Northern Peninsula’s Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band formally asserts Aboriginal title over region – Northern Pen

PORT SAUNDERS, NL – Chief Mildred Lavers says the Mekap’sk Mi’kmaq Band is “being forgotten on the Northern Peninsula.” According to a news release from the band on Tuesday, March 6, a formal assertion of Aboriginal title over the region was issued yesterday. “We need to be consulted,” Lavers said. “We need a modern-day treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201897 Views

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Rayrock Remedial Options Workshop – Tlicho Government

February 27 and 28, 2018, Behchokǫ̀ – Tłı̨chǫ Government staff (Jessica Hum, Tyanna Steinwand, and Michael Birlea) along with their technical support consultants, Firelight Group and Fielding Environmental met with the Kwetiiɂaà Elders Committee (KEC) represented by Charlie Apples (Behchokǫ̀), Louis Zoe(Gamètì), Jimmy B Rabesca(Whati), Joe Champlain(Whatì), Philip Huskey(Behchokǫ̀), Joe Rosie Mantla(Gamètì), and environmental monitoring […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201873 Views

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Land purchase advances Malahat Nation toward treaty

VICTORIA – British Columbia is taking action to advance treaty negotiations with Malahat Nation through the purchase of private land. The Province has purchased approximately 230 hectares for $9 million on southern Vancouver Island, which is intended to become part of Malahat Nation’s treaty lands when a treaty is concluded and comes into effect. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2018199 Views

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The Atikamekw of Obedjiwan receive significant support in fight to protect ancestral lands

OBEDJIWAN, QC, March 1, 2018  – As part of its ongoing efforts to provide greater protection for their ancestral lands, the Atikamekw community of Obedjiwan recently welcomed representatives from the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) to visit their territory. The visit, which took place February 20 through the 23, had as an objective to facilitate a dialogue between both parties […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2018138 Views

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Statements about discussions between the Village of Haines Junction and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Minister of Community Services John Streicker, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Dän nätthe äda Steve Smith and Haines Junction Mayor Michael Riseborough today released the following statements about discussions regarding possible changes to the municipal boundaries of Haines Junction: I am delighted that the Village of Haines Junction and the Champagne and Aishihik First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2018142 Views

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Alberta man offers to share his ‘stolen land’ with a First Nations family – CBC

Joel Holmberg’s Facebook post extends offer to any Indigenous family who wants to live traditional lifestyle Feb 27, 2018 An Alberta man has posted an open invitation for a First Nations family to share his five-acre property. “We want to share our tiny piece of stolen land with a First Nations family, and find freedom […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201888 Views

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AER: Decision for Applications for the White Spruce Pipeline Project

2018 ABAER 001 TransCanada Pipelines Limited Applications for the White Spruce Pipeline Project Fort McKay Area Applications 1866519 and 1866521, PLA160525, PLA160526, PLA160527, PLA160529, PLA160530, PLA160531, PLA160532, PIL160286, PIL160287, PIL160288, PIL160289, PIL160321, PIL160376, LOC160846, and LOC160995 Decision [1] The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approves the two applications TransCanada Pipelines Limited (TransCanada) made under the Pipeline […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2018168 Views

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City of St. John’s to acknowledge unceded Indigenous land – The Telegram

Council approves acknowledgement before public meetings St. John’s city council will take a moment at the next city council meeting to acknowledge the Indigenous communities who came before those who colonized the province. Land acknowledgements are becoming more common across Canada. They allow people to recognize the Indigenous people who lived in Canada before European […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2018160 Views

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Commissioners reflect on the 10th anniversary of the FNTC

In 2017, the FNTC celebrated 10 years of operation. To honour the anniversary, Commissioners reflected on progress over the last decade. Watch the video here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2018125 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nation awaits ruling over contested mining exploration permit – CBC

Eabametoong asking court to overturn Landore Resources Canada’s gold exploration permit to Feb 12, 2018 A northern Ontario First Nation now waits for a court ruling over a contested mining exploration permit in its territory after hearings in Toronto wrapped up last week. Lawyers representing Eabametoong First Nation were in Ontario divisional court on Feb. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201898 Views

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