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Canada, Ontario and Rainy River First Nations announce new reserve creation

May 19, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The settlement of land claims is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada and creates the foundation for social development and economic growth that can generate benefits for Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Today, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 2017100 Views

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Final Report of KPMG Partial Benefit‐Cost Study Findings of Framework Agreement community successes.

(May 1, 2017) Following a set of studies that highlighted the success of communities operating under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement), a “Partial Benefit-Cost Study” was commissioned in 2016 by the Resource Centre (RC). Using case studies, the study was aimed at quantifying the economic role and impact of the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201796 Views

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Government of Yukon extends staking prohibition for Kaska asserted traditional territory

April 28, 2017 The Government of Yukon has extended the prohibition of mineral staking in the Kaska asserted traditional territory outside the Ross River Area until April 30, 2018. Extending the mineral staking prohibition will provide the Government of Yukon and Kaska governments more time to adequately address the mineral declarations stemming from the Kaska […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201731 Views

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Crown land deal on hold pending First Nations consultations – CBC

10-year lease to manage western Crown lands unlikely to be signed until after election Apr 26, 2017 A pending long-term lease for management of some Nova Scotia Crown lands by a consortium of mills is delayed as the provincial government continues consultations with First Nations leaders. WestFor, an organization comprised of 13 mills, has been […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201740 Views

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Video: Why have a survey done on First Nations land?

Have a look!  Here is a great video on the many reasons for surveys on First Nations land, by Canada Land Surveyors. Please take a moment to watch this informative video by clicking here! NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201753 Views

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Our DNA comes from this region’: Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation – CBC

Parcel of waterfront land is first of 278 hectares Tsawwassen hopes to buy, despite lawsuits Apr 23, 2017 Fisherman Steve Stark peers out at the Fraser River on a cloudy afternoon. The water stretches into the horizon, undisturbed by boats and swimmers. Stark remembers when 20 boats would regularly fish on the river. “Now you’ll […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201734 Views

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21 Additional First Nations welcomed as Signatories to the Framework Agreement

(April 21, 2017) On behalf of the Lands Advisory Board, and the Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations, and with the full support of Canada, we are delighted to welcome the following 21 new signatory nations to the Framework Agreement. This brings the total number of Framework Agreement Signatory First Nations to 148. This year the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2017105 Views

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Misipawistik Cree Nation becomes the 73rd Operational Signatory to the Framework Agreement!

April 9th, 2017 saw Misipawistik Cree Nation become the 73rd Operational Signatory to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.  Not only was the vote a tremendous success, with an overwhelming majority (94%) of participating voters choosing to ratify their community’s land code, but it was also the first time that E-voting was used […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201750 Views

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AMM: Treaty Land Entitlement Toolkit released

April 13, 2017 – Another step is being taken to establish a more open and effective Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) process in Manitoba. TLE Toolkit – FINAL NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201727 Views

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President calls on Premier to request charges be dropped against Labrador Land Protectors

April 11, 2017 President Johannes Lampe writes to Premier Dwight Ball requesting that Nalcor Energy be approached to drop criminal and civil charges against Labrador Land Protectors. Letter to Premier Ball – Charges against Labrador Land Protectors NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201781 Views

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Thomas Isaac’s Report on NWT Aboriginal Land Claims and Negotiations Released

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2017 – On April 6, 2017, the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories released a report by Cassels Brock partner Thomas Isaac on Aboriginal land claims negotiations in the Southeast Northwest Territories. The report is titled: “A Path to Reconciliation: Report of the Minister’s Special Representative Regarding Aboriginal Claims and Negotiations in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201755 Views

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Restoring First Nation taxation and land title jurisdiction featured at 17th annual AFOA national conference

The FNTC travelled to Calgary to participate as presenters and exhibitors in the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) 17th Annual National Conference. The conference is Canada’s premier event for Indigenous finance, management and leadership professionals that focuses on building capacity and creating wealth within First Nation communities. The theme of this year’s conference was “Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201766 Views

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Federal land claims report ‘day of victory’ for North Slave Métis Alliance, says prez – CBC

Report recommends that language used in agreement-in-principle be reconsidered to not affect Indigenous rights Apr 07, 2017 The North Slave Métis Alliance is ecstatic over a new federal report regarding the progress of land claims in the Northwest Territories. While the alliance does not have a seat at any of the land claim negotiations, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201760 Views

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New reports provide paths forward on outstanding land claims in Northwest Territories

April 6, 2017   Ottawa,ON  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The settlement of land claims is key to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada and creates the foundation for social development and economic growth that can generate benefits for Indigenous people and all Canadians. Yesterday, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201787 Views

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LABRC: Katzie First Nation Votes YES to their Community Land Code

Congratulations to Katzie First Nation!  On March 29, 2017, Katzie First Nation eligible voters ratified their community land code, and in doing so, opted out of 34 limiting, land-related sections of the Indian Act.  Their land code is a vital step towards cultural and economic self-sufficiency for the community, and the environmental protection and proper […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201746 Views

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LABRC: Lake Cowichan First Nation now the 72nd Operational Signatory Nation!

On March 31st, 2017, Lake Cowichan First Nation voters fully embraced their community land code by voting 100% in support of its ratification. The 72nd signatory nation to ratify a land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Lake Cowichan First Nation now has the jurisdiction to protect and govern their reserve […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201751 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Treaty Land Entitlement Update

March 27, 2017 – Treaty Land Entitlement Update Chief & council is hosting a community information session and update on the Treaty Land Entitlement Process on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the E.P.R. Centre.Read More. NT5

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201731 Views

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LABRC: Questions about Surveys on First Nations Lands? Download some answers now!

Is there any continuing federal responsibility for First Nations lands? Canada will continue to hold title to First Nation land, although Canada will have no management authority over the land. The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development will no longer be involved in the management of the First Nation’s reserve lands. Who is liable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201768 Views

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Alderville First Nation part of negotiations on a long-standing treaty dispute – DurhamRegion.com

NORTHUMBERLAND — Alderville First Nation and Mississaugas of Scugog Island are among the nations slated to begin formal negotiations with Canada and Ontario on a long-standing treaty dispute involving harvesting — hunting, fishing and trapping rights. The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the seven Williams Treaties First Nations — Alderville First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201757 Views

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Nature Conservancy of Canada buys ‘pristine’ area on north shore of Lake Superior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it has purchased more than 1,000 hectares of property on the north shore of Lake Superior that is crucial to species such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons. It says the Big Trout Bay area is one of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201759 Views

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Manitoba First Nation sues Ottawa, province over outstanding land claim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba reserve is suing Ottawa and the province over a 21-year-old land claim agreement. The Roseau River First Nation says terms of the decades-old deal promised that between 5,800 and 16,000 acres would be set aside as reserve property. The lawsuit alleges only one per cent of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201763 Views

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Hope Bay case wrapping up – Wiarton Echo

March 28, 2017 Members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation have voted in favour of a proposal to settle litigation between the First Nation and the Canadian government over cottages at Hope Bay. In Friday’s vote, 82 per cent of the close to 500 band members who voted were in favour of directing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201763 Views

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Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201764 Views

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Nunavut’s big land use plan won’t get input from territory’s capital – NunatsiaqOnline

“We simply do not have the manpower or the time, unfortunately, to develop a submission” March 28, 2017 Nunavut’s land use plan will go forward without an official submission from the territory’s largest community. Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern dropped the news to members of the Nunavut Planning Commission during the organization’s week-long public hearing on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201756 Views

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Fort William chief seeking settlement of land tax issue with Thunder Bay – CBC

City still has taxing authority over former railway lands expropriated from First Nation in early 1900s Mar 28, 2017 The chief of Fort William First Nation says the City of Thunder Bay should follow the federal government’s lead concerning lands expropriated from the community over 100 years ago. Peter Collins addressed city council on Monday, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201741 Views

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Property Assessment for the Northwest Territories General Taxation Area

YELLOWKNIFE (March 27, 2017) – Take notice that the Certified Assessment Roll, First Revision (2016 Assessment for 2017 Taxation) for the General Taxation Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT) can be inspected at the office of the Director of Assessment, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories, 5th floor, Northwest Tower, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201756 Views

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ILA Community Tour: Dates Announced

March 24, 2017 Inuvialuit Land Administration has organized a community tour to explain opportunities related to Inuvialuit Settlement Region mineral development and to understand community attitudes towards mineral exploration and development. Ultimately, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation wants to develop an Inuvialuit Mineral Development Policy. Your community’s involvement will help ensure any policy is meaningful. Specific dates, times and locations […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201772 Views

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With Mistawasis Land Code Vote, Saskatoon Tribal Council First to Regain Control and Management of Lands – SFNEDN

On January 16th, 2017 the members of Mistawasis First Nation voted by a ratio of 9:1 to approve its proposed Land Code, allowing the transfer of control and management of its lands back to the community, under the provisions of the First Nations Land Management Act. Mistawasis was preceded by the other six members of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201778 Views

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Working to safeguard ancestral territories – BC Gov

For 26-year-old Dallas Nikal, protecting the environment and ensuring First Nations play a leadership role in managing natural resources in their ancestral territories is vital. A member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Dallas is part of a First Nations team working on environmental projects in the Skeena region. Currently, these projects are focused on monitoring wetland […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201737 Views

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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201795 Views

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After a decade of consultations Nunavut’s land use plan moves into final hearings – CBC

A final plan is expected in 2018 Mar 22, 2017 The final round of public hearings on Nunavut’s land use plan begin this morning in Iqaluit. The plan will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, and what areas are protected. It will provide “certainty” to Nunavummiut about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201758 Views

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First of three Regional Public Hearings on Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan delayed by one day due to weather

“Hearings signal one step closer to plan becoming a reality” Iqaluit, March 20, 2017. The first of the Nunavut Planning Commission’s regional public hearing in the Qikiqtani region is now scheduled to begin Wednesday March 22nd. Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk says he’s hopeful the plan that emerges from these hearings properly balances the current and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201740 Views

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Public Information Session on the Development of Lands Along Federal Road – City of Iqaluit

MARCH 20, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City of Iqaluit and Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation are collaborating on a neighbourhood plan in the Federal Road area. The study area covers some new development lands between Federal Road and the Plateau. The first stage in the planning process is to analyze opportunities and constraints and consider […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201755 Views

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Carleton to Host Panel on Protecting the Peel Watershed

March 17, 2017 Carleton University will host the panel event Protecting the Peel Watershed: Indigenous rights, conservation and the law, featuring renowned Indigenous rights lawyer Thomas Berger, as well as First Nations and environmental leaders from the Yukon – Chief Roberta Joseph of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Councillor Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin and Executive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201765 Views

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Subject of Fractured Land documentary speaking on campus – U of R

March 18, 2017 Caleb Behn, lawyer, environmental activist and the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary, is the featured speaker at the U of R’s latest Deliberation and Debate series. Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za/Cree from Treaty 8 territory in northeastern B.C. His talk, organized by the Aboriginal Student Centre, takes place March 23 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201748 Views

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Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week – CBC

‘It’s been a long trail,’ said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Mar 20, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon. The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201751 Views

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Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voice’s from Canada’s North

Mar 17 2017 MARCH 20 – 31, SAW Gallery Free admission to the exhibition and related events Opening reception: Wednesday, March 22nd 5-9pm 6pm: Public Presentation and Q&A from exhibition curators and featured individuals 7pm: Special Reception to mark the day’s Supreme Court hearing (Invite-only) The exhibition Protecting the Peel Watershed: Voices from Canada’s North […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201782 Views

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Group hopes federal budget will launch Indigenous guardians’ network across Canada – CBC

Ottawa asked to provide $500 million; on-the-land employment for hundreds promised Mar 16, 2017 A national non-profit is hoping next week’s federal budget creates a network of Indigenous guardians across Canada. In October of last year, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative asked Ottawa for funding totalling $500 million over five years to set up the network. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201750 Views

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Land swap expected to get provincial approval this afternoon – Goldstream Gazette

Mar 14, 2017 A three way land-transfer agreement involving Metchosin, Langford and Beecher Bay First Nation is expected to receive provincial approval this afternoon. It’s expected that Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender will make the announcement while joined with Beecher Bay Chief Russ Chipps, Langford Mayor Stew Young and Metchosin Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201759 Views

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Pan-Territorial On-The-Land Summit Brings Together Land-Based Programming Experts to Focus on Community Wellness

DETTAH (March 14, 2017) – The Department of Health and Social Services, with support from Health Canada, is hosting a pan-territorial on-the-land summit to provide an opportunity for land-based programming experts to exchange best practices and discuss opportunities and challenges. The Summit is being held in Dettah from March 14 to 16, and will give […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201775 Views

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FSIN and First Nations Explore Legal Options to Halt Sale of Crown Land

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is in discussions with several Saskatchewan First Nations on legal options to put a stop to the auction sale of Crown land. FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron has sent a letter to the ministers of  Agriculture, First Nations Affairs and Environment outlining the […]

by aanationtalk on March 14, 201766 Views

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Amendments to the Provincial Lands Act, 2016 and Regulations Proclaimed

March 13, 2017 Saskatchewan’s new Provincial Lands Act, 2016 and its associated regulations have been proclaimed and are now in effect. Jointly administered by the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment, The Provincial Lands Act was originally drafted to accommodate the settlement of the west and has been largely unchanged since its introduction in the 1930s. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201756 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Applies to Intervene at The Supreme Court Of Canada to Support Williams Lake & The Specific Claims Tribunal

March 9, 2017. Treaty One Territory. Today the AMC filed an application for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) decision overturning the findings of the Specific Claims Tribunal (SCT) in Canada v Williams Lake Indian Band. AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak stated “this case […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201758 Views

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Nunavut land use plan final hearings coming to a regional centre near you – CBC

‘It’s closer to the communities in their specific regions and it makes sense’ Mar 10, 2017 The Nunavut Planning Commission has responded to concerns about its planned 10-day final hearing in Iqaluit. It’s now proposing three regional hearings on its final land use plan. “It’s a more focused approach. It’s a regional approach. It’s closer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201757 Views

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It just makes sense’: Manitoba First Nation could be latest to take control of reserve lands – CBC

Mar 07, 2017 Misipawistik Cree Nation members set to vote on taking control of administering reserve land A Cree community in northern Manitoba will soon decide whether to adopt its own land code, a move that would give the First Nation control over its land and resources. The Misipawistik Cree Nation, on around 1,800 hectares […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201755 Views

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First Nation claims rights substantiated after legal win – The Chronicle Journal

March 7, 2017 Batchewana First Nation says its legal victory against the province has “substantiated” the rights of indigenous people to harvest timber on their traditional lands. The 10-year-old case came to an end last month when an Ontario judge awarded court costs totalling $390,000 to four members of the Sault Ste. Marie-area band, including […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201763 Views

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Former site of Fairyland fun park to go to Mi’kmaq Confederacy – CBC

The property was purchased by the provincial government in 2012 for the Trans-Canada Highway realignment Mar 07, 2017 The Mi’kmaq Conferedacy of P.E.I. will be obtaining land from the former Fairyland fun park and Encounter Creek amusement park in New Haven. Brian Francis, Chief of Abegweit First Nation said the property was part of a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201746 Views

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A first for Quebec! Abénakis de Wôlinak VOTE yes!

In an historic vote, the Abénakis de Wôlinak became the first Framework Agreement signatory community in Quebec to ratify their community Land Code, and regain authority over their reserve lands and resources.  On March 2nd, 2017 Wôlinak voting members chose to opt out of 34 restricting lands sections of the Indian Act, in favour of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201770 Views

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Wasauksing votes YES to their Community Land Code!

On February 25th, 2017, Ontario’s Wasauksing First Nation voted undeniably in favour of their community Land Code. Under their Land Code, Wasauksing First Nation will be able to manage their own land, resources and environment per their community developed land code, laws and policies. This is an incredible step forward for the community, as it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201750 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Submission To The Naylor Panel For Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

DOWNLOADS ITK Submission to the Naylor Panel for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

by aanationtalk on March 6, 201775 Views

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