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NFN hopeful for water and sewer replacement funding – My West Nipissing Now

Aug 10, 2018 The Little Pine First Nation will vote today regarding ratifying their treaty annuities claim settlement with the federal government. The approximately $6.8 million claim, settled last December was for non-treaty payment of $5 per band member yearly from 1885-1888, following the Louis Riel rebellion. As part of the settlement, there is a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201827 Views

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AMC: Peguis First Nation breaks ground on two commercial strip malls in urban centres

Treaty One Territory, MB _ Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) congratulate Peguis First Nation. The First Nation held groundbreaking ceremonies for two commercial strip malls in both Winnipeg and Selkirk today. “Economic development is a key to our success,” said Grand Chief Dumas. “These new malls will surely have a positive impact […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201840 Views

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Peguis First Nation Breaks Ground on Two Urban Reserves – ChridD

August 8, 2018 WINNIPEG — Shovels are in the ground on two new urban reserves in Winnipeg and Selkirk. Peguis First Nation turned the sod Wednesday on two commercial strip malls. “Economic development is a key to our success,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “These new malls will surely have a positive impact on Peguis […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201827 Views

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Sts’ailes First Nation VOTES YES! Now the 81st Operational Signatory under the Framework Agreement.

On July 25th, 2018 Sts’ailes First Nation became the 81st community to historically regain lands governance over their reserve lands and resources.  In an impressive show of community support, members of Sts’ailes passed their land code with a 94% approval.  Sts’ailes First Nation is an independent band located in the upper Fraser Valley region of […]

by aanationtalk on August 3, 201824 Views

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Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands – FNTC

Understanding Assessment of First Nation Lands under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and section 83 of the Indian Act. First Nations contract with qualified, independent assessors to assess the leases, licenses and other occupations of their lands (generally referred to as “interests in land”). Over the past 30 years, a national approach to assessment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201856 Views

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City of Vancouver: New planning program to explore the future of Jericho Lands

July 24 2018 The Jericho Lands in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood will undergo a comprehensive planning and engagement program that will help guide future redevelopment of the site to create a new community that is sustainable, socially and culturally inclusive, and highly livable. City Council approved the Jericho Lands Policy Planning Program today, the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201848 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: New model for land management takes shape with northern First Nation – Vancouver Sun

July 24, 2018 VICTORIA — Back in April, the B.C. government was headed for yet another courtroom showdown in yet another dispute over land and resource use with yet another group of Indigenous people. Blueberry River, a First Nation of about 500 people in northeastern B.C., claimed infringement of treaty rights owing to the cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201830 Views

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Vancouver Park Board formally acknowledges colonial role, votes to apologize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 25, 2018 By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The name of Vancouver’s Stanley Park may be up for debate as the city’s park board confronts its colonial past and pursues reconciliation. The park board approved a “colonial audit” this week outlining actions by the city’s forefathers dating back to 1888, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201837 Views

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Park Board approves landmark colonial audit

July 24 2018 The Vancouver Park Board has approved an unprecedented audit outlining its own colonial history and actions and will seek an opportunity to formally apologize to the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations for “core acts of colonialism”. These actions include dispossession and theft of ancestral lands in traditional Coast Salish territories including […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201829 Views

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York University and City of Markham formally acknowledge Indigenous lands at Markham Centre Campus site

Toronto, ON, Monday, July 23, 2018 – Today, Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University, together with Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham and Amy Desjarlais, Traditional Knowledge Keeper, York University, formally acknowledged the traditional lands at the site of York’s future Markham Centre Campus. The ceremony comes in advance of the construction phase, set to begin […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201858 Views

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BC Treaty Commission congratulates negotiating parties on Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw Agreement in Principle signing

VANCOUVER – Congratulations to Northern Shuswap Tribal Council [NStQ Treaty Group], the Government of Canada, and the Province of British Columbia on today’s signing of an agreement in principle [AIP]. NStQ represents Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem [Canoe Creek/Dog Creek], T’exelc [Williams Lake], Tsq’escen’ [Canim Lake], and Xats’ull [Soda Creek]. In early 2016, the four communities voted in support […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201868 Views

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Do Indians have property rights?’ Former Alberta chief’s land dispute in court – CBC

Former chief of the Blood Tribe says he has already been in a physical fight over a land dispute Jul 22, 2018 A dispute between two families over land on Canada’s largest reserve is heading to court, in part to question whether First Nations members have any right to the ground beneath their feet. “Do […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201824 Views

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Urban reserve gets council nod – Winnipeg Free Press

Final session deals with proposal that would see large expansion to Peguis First Nation property July 19, 2018 Peguis First Nation has moved a step closer to establishing an urban reserve in the heart of Winnipeg. City council unanimously approved an administrative proposal Thursday for an agreement with the southern Manitoba First Nation on converting […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201830 Views

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Parks Canada with the support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy acquires new land at Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park now 90 percent complete July 18, 2018      Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada AgencyCanada’s national parks play a critical role in fighting climate change, protecting wildlife and our natural spaces, and supporting jobs and local economies across the country. Today, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201834 Views

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Notice of Reopening of Record for Written Submissions on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016

July 16, 2018 A Notice of Reopening of Record for Written Submissions on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 and additional materials can be found on the NPC’s Public Registry under Notices and Correspondence. NT5

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201828 Views

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B.C. says local governments can regulate pot growth on agricultural land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions. The Ministry of Agriculture says in a release that the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201861 Views

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BC Government: Protecting land in the ALR guides cannabis production regulation

VICTORIA – Local and First Nations governments now are able to prohibit cannabis production in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within their communities, unless it is grown in ways that preserve the productive capacity of agricultural land. This regulatory change, effective immediately, gives authority to local and Indigenous governments to prohibit cement-based, industrial-style, cannabis-production bunkers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201838 Views

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Fort McMurray wants public inquiry into removal of Indigenous settlement – CBC

‘Moccasin Flats is torture by the city and Syncrude,’ an Indigenous elder says Jul 12, 2018 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will ask the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into the forced evictions decades ago of First Nations and Métis people from an area known as Moccasin Flats. On Tuesday, the municipal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201841 Views

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The Landless Missanabie Cree First Nation Finally Transferred Land for a Reserve – KiSS 100.5 Soo

The Missanabie Cree First Nation and its 476 members have been successful in finally acquiring land for a new reserve. The federal goverment in an Order in Council signed last month, have set aside over 38-hundred hectares of land in the Missanbie area north of Wawa and Chapleau including the mines and minerals for the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201830 Views

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North Dakota sues Dakota Access over farmland ownership – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 10, 2018  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland. In a separate case, an American Indian activist accused […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201831 Views

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Peguis First Nation set to open Winnipeg’s 2nd urban reserve – CBC

Agreement between First Nation, city reached ‘through the lens of reconciliation’ Jul 09, 2018 Peguis First Nation will establish an urban reserve in Winnipeg following an agreement with the city in the spirit of reconciliation. The community is located roughly 150 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, but its urban reserve, the second of its kind in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201852 Views

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YT Government: Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission being formed

July 09, 2018 As part of their ongoing commitment to improving collaboration on land use planning initiatives, the Government of Yukon and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have agreed to restart the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process. The Commission will be re-established by the fall of 2018. Yukoners interested in serving a three-year term on the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201852 Views

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Mushkegowuk Council acknowledges and celebrates with Missanabie Cree Ininiwuk in their achievement

Moose Factory (July 5, 2018): Through perseverence, hard work and honoring the Real 1905-1906 Treaty No. 9 Agreement with Canada and Ontario, the Missanabie Cree have successfully re-secured 3,82,282 hectares of their ancestral lands on June 30, 2018. The negotiated land agreement entitlement [reserve status and benefits] with Canada includes entitlement to mining and mineral […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201837 Views

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Restoration of Indigenous pride will come when Indigenous people control their lands and resources – Sault Star

July 8, 2018 Learned helplessness results when a person stands knee deep in a river and complains of dying of thirst (from a song by Don Williams). The saddest example of learned helplessness is the destruction of Indigenous people’s culture by incomers. They set out to systematically mock and erase a superior culture, which had […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201848 Views

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Missanabie get land – Sault Star

July 9, 2018 CHAPLEAU — The “landless” Indigenous community of Missanabie Cree First Nation has been given reserve status by the federal government. Last week, the First Nation secured 3.9 million hectares of “ancestral lands” in the area of Dog Lake, west of Chapleau, where over the next few years it is expected a reserve […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201831 Views

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Canada and Missanabie Cree First Nation celebrate the creation of the Missanabie Cree First Nation Reserve

July 6, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada Today, together with Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief Jason Gauthier, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services celebrated the creation of the Missanabie Cree First Nation Reserve. A federal Order in Council, signed on June 22, 2018, set apart 3,892.282 hectares (9,618.038 acres) of land, including […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201837 Views

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NAN Congratulates Missanabie Cree First Nation on Receiving Reserve Status

THUNDER BAY, ON (July 5, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Chief Jason Gauthier and Council for receiving the long-awaited reserve status for Missanabie Cree First Nation. “We congratulate Chief Gauthier and his Council for finally reclaiming their home after more than a century […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201862 Views

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Why Building A Pipeline On Indigenous Land Is Complicated Even If You Own It – Huffington Post Canada

Experts say it only takes one First Nation to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in court. Kinder Morgan is the big winner and Canadians are the big losers of a deal to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and Expansion Project with public funds, one Vancouver-based lawyer says. Eugene Kung with West Coast Environmental Law […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201869 Views

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Are there property rights on stolen land? – Two Row Times

Canada prides itself on being a country of fairness in human rights issues. How fair is a country when the majority of incarcerated people are indigenous? How fair is Canada when they need international compulsion to conduct an inquiry into the high number of missing or murdered indigenous women? How does Canada fare when you […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201838 Views

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Land trust case raises red flags across Indian Country – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 4, 2018 By Philip Marcelo And Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MASHPEE, Mass. _ A modest courthouse and a fledgling police force, a housing development for American Indian families and a school where students are taught exclusively in the tribe’s ancestral language. These are the visible signs of an independent tribal nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201857 Views

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QIA, Parks Canada and the GN seek community input on Tallurutiup Imanga interim management plan

June 28, 2018 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Government of Nunavut is conducting meetings with five Qikiqtani communities on the interim management plan for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA). A team from QIA, the GN and Parks Canada will be hosting community meetings in Clyde […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201833 Views

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Broken in two: Historians debate whether Montreal is unceded Mohawk territory – APTN

June 29, 2018 In this era of land acknowledgments, many have been calling Montreal unceded Mohawk territory. But some say that traditionally, it’s just not true. Tom Fennario has the story. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/06/29/broken-in-two-historians-debate-whether-montreal-is-unceded-mohawk-territory/

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201852 Views

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BC Gov News – B.C., Blueberry River First Nations negotiate trial adjournment

The Province of British Columbia and Blueberry River First Nations have agreed to adjourn pending litigation until Oct. 15, 2018, as an outcome of productive negotiations. The Province and Blueberry River are continuing discussions outside of court, to collaboratively address Blueberry River’s concerns about the effects of resource development in their territory and on their Treaty […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201858 Views

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Lands Advisory Board Annual General Meeting Documents

June 26th & 27th, 2018 DAY 1 – Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 8:00 AM Breakfast – provided 9:00 AM Opening Prayer •  Welcome by Musqueam Elder and Chief Sparrow •  Opening Remarks by Robert Louie and Chief Austin Bear 9:30 AM Operational Funding Update 10:30 AM Health Break 10:45 AM Operational Funding Continued 11:15 AM […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201849 Views

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Judge dismisses Aboriginal bid to block sale of P.E.I. golf course – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2018  CHARLOTTETOWN _ The Mi’kmaq have lost a court bid to block the sale of a popular golf course on Crown land in western Prince Edward Island. The Mi’kmaq, who have claimed all of P.E.I., argued the provincial government failed its duty to consult with First Nations on the Jan. 10, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201856 Views

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PE Government: Statement regarding Mill River

The Government of Prince Edward Island welcomes the Supreme Court decision released today dismissing an application for judicial review of the Mill River property sale. The province appreciates the court’s guidance regarding the legal requirements and responsibilities pertaining to land transactions. “The province will continue to work together in a spirit of partnership and reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201862 Views

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Blood Tribe seeks massive land claim in Federal Court – CBC

Alberta First Nation believes its reserve should have spread into Cardston, Waterton Lakes National Park Jun 24, 2018 In the Blood Tribe’s oral history, there is the story of Blood Clot. He was swallowed whole by an animal and escaped by slicing its belly open with a knife. According to the legend, the beast’s intestines […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201838 Views

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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 […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201856 Views

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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, 201885 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201861 Views

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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, 201864 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

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201859 Views

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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, 201881 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, 201865 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, 201857 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, 201880 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, 201867 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, 201898 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, 201894 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, 201887 Views

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