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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, 201833 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, 201863 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, 201840 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, 201816 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, 201831 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, 201826 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, 201845 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, 201838 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, 201887 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, 201843 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, 201834 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, 201885 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, 201834 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, 201826 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, 201830 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, 201826 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, 201834 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, 201863 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, 201828 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, 201849 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, 201829 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, 201838 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, 201881 Views

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Tribes want feds to explain controversial land decision – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 11, 2018 MASHPEE, Mass. _ The country’s largest Native American organization is calling on the Trump administration to explain its decision not to recognize the reservation of a Massachusetts’ tribe. The National Congress of American Indians said Tuesday it “disagrees strongly” with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to reverse an […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201844 Views

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Real Estate Foundation of BC Names 2018 Land Champion, Emerging Leader, and Land Award Finalists

Sep 09, 2018 Lana Lowe of Fort Nelson First Nation named Land Champion. CityHive co-founders Tesicca Truong and Veronika Bylicki recognized as Emerging Leaders. Land Awards to be presented at Gala event on October 11. VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2018  – The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) will present the 2018 Land Champion Award to Lana Lowe, a Dene from Fort […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201862 Views

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Whitefish Bay Looking At Landfill Options – 89.5 The Lake FM

Sep 10, 2018 A local First Nation community is asking the town of Fort Frances for use of its landfill site. Whitefish Bay, near Sioux Narrows, is in the process of closing down its own landfill site but has no plans to develop a new one. It found hauling to Fort Frances was a better […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201841 Views

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N.B. Liberals promise two new provincial parks, more protected land – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 9, 2018 16:32 FREDERICTON _ Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says if his government is re-elected it would create two new provincial parks and increase New Brunswick’s protected areas, one of many promises made ahead of the Sept. 24 election. In a release, Gallant said creating two new parks _ bringing New Brunswick’s number of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201848 Views

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AB Government: Grants for crime reduction programs available

Sep 05, 2018 Organizations can now apply for Government of Alberta grants that support local crime-prevention initiatives. The Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act allows authorities to seize cash and property used in or obtained through criminal activity. This process of civil forfeiture makes crime unprofitable and deprives offenders of the money and tools necessary […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201881 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Reserve lands – Possession for occupation and use – Title and ownership – The Lawyer’s Daily

September 04, 2018 Appeal by member of the First Nation from the Deputy Minister’s decision rejecting his application for possession of the parcel of land on the reserve. The appellant’s mother was a member of the First Nation and resided for 35 years on a parcel of land on the reserve, which she said she […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201859 Views

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YT Government: Nomination Period Extended for Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission

Joint news release with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in The Government of Yukon and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have agreed to extended the period for accepting nominations to the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission to September 14. Yukoners interested in serving a three-year term on the Commission as a Yukon government nominee may submit their applications to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201886 Views

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More land burned but fewer affected than last year: B.C. Wildfire Service – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS The B.C. government says although wildfires have broken last year’s record for the area of land burned, the human impacts have been much lower. Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek of the B.C. Wildfire Service said fires have scorched about 12,520 square kilometres this season, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201858 Views

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One More Step on the Journey of Reconciliation in the Northwest Territories

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Parties initial Self-Government Agreement-in-Principle for the Sahtu Dene and Metis of Norman Wells August 28, 2018 – Norman Wells, NWT – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to the advancement of self-determination with Indigenous peoples, in a manner that reflects a recognition […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201887 Views

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RMWB: Municipality seeks proposals for downtown lands development

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 17, 2018) – The Municipality has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for potential development specific to municipally-owned lands bordered by Franklin Ave., Morrison St., MacDonald Ave. and Main St. in downtown Fort McMurray. The RFP was posted on Alberta Purchasing Connection on Aug. 11 and closes on Nov. 14, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201867 Views

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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, 201887 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, 2018229 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, 201871 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, 201848 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, 2018114 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, 201899 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, 2018143 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, 201876 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, 201870 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, 201890 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, 2018129 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, 201868 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, 201865 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, 201880 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, 201877 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, 2018106 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, 201899 Views

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