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Ross River Dena Council shocked, angry at land claim proposal – CBC

The Kaska Dena Council – asking for $1.5B from Ottawa – doesn’t speak for us, First Nation says Jun 23, 2017 Members of the Ross River Dena Council are upset by a land claim proposal submitted recently on their behalf by the Kaska Dena Council (KDC). The proposal asks for $1.5 billion from the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201731 Views

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Indigenous lands added to Google Maps – Barriere Star Journal

3,000 indigenous lands, reserves and territories across Canada have been added Google has mapped thousands of indigenous lands in Canada. Google Canada employee Tara Rush says the company has been conducting mapping workshops with indigenous communities since 2014. She says Google employees were asked why the lands weren’t on Google Maps, so they decided to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201721 Views

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Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  WATERLOO, Ont. _ Google has mapped thousands of indigenous lands in Canada. Google Canada employee Tara Rush says the company has been conducting mapping workshops with indigenous communities since 2014. She says Google employees were asked why the lands weren’t on Google Maps, so they decided to change that. Rush […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201734 Views

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Crown land patents: Indian land sales – LAC

Reference archivists at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are often asked to assist researchers in tracking down patents for Indian land sales. Over the years, we’ve noticed that there is much confusion surrounding these records; specifically, what they are, what is held at LAC and how the records can be located. I hope that I […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201725 Views

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Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 19, 2017 10:55 By Matti Huuhtanen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HELSINKI _ Religious and indigenous leaders on Monday called for an end to deforestation in the first international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change. Participants from 21 countries gathered at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, hoping […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201717 Views

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Kaska Dena Council asking federal gov’t for $1.5B land claim payout – CBC

Would be largest land claim payout in Canadian history, dwarfing Nunavut land claim June 15, 2017 The Kaska Dena Council is asking the federal government for what would be the largest land claim payout in Canadian history: $1.5 billion. The group wants the money paid out as a lump sum, unlike most land claims which are paid […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201729 Views

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New book connects movement to Indigenous culture through the land of Alberta – UCalgary

Kinesiology author Leah Yardley collaborates with illustrator Adam Blacksmith to encourage kids to get active earlier Can your body bend like a birch tree? What does it mean to move like a brisk wind or a gentle breeze? A new children’s book produced by the Be Fit For Life Centre draws connections between nature and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201717 Views

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MNO Land Use Study for East West Tie Project complete

June 12, 2017 MNO Land Use Study for the East West Tie project is now complete following a series of focus groups held with Métis land users in February and March, 2017.  The study looked at Métis land use in the area of the East West Tie transmission line, which is proposed to run approximately […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 201725 Views

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First Nation cut off from half its land for 50 years hopes to get access again – CBC

Band members will have their say on the multi-million dollar highway project July 13 Jun 05, 2017 A “pivotal vote” next month will determine whether a small First Nation near Antigonish, N.S., gains access to reserve land that’s sat unused for decades. The construction of the Trans-Canada Highway in the mid-60s split the Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201761 Views

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Eel Ground FN: Crown Land Harvest for 2017-2018

May 31, 2017 To all Eel Ground First Nation Band members: Please be advised that the 2017-2018 Crown Land Harvest will commence, if all goes as planned, on or about June 14, 2017. To avoid confusion, any Band member wishing to participate in this seasons harvest is requested to contact Ernie Ward personally for block […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201743 Views

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New land claims offers provide flexibility to reach final agreements

YELLOWKNIFE (May 26, 2017) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that government negotiators have new land claim offers to both the Akaitcho Dene First Nation (ADFN) and the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) that incorporate recommendations from the Ministerial Special Representative, Tom Isaac. The two offers provide for flexibility so that the priorities of all […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201797 Views

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Big Picture at congressh: The Next 150 on Indigenous Lands – Ideas

May 25, 2017 The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together leading thinkers, academics, researchers, policy-makers and innovators to explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. Congress celebrates the vitality and quality of Canadian research contributions, and helps train the next generation of Canadian ideas leadership. This year’s theme “The Next 150, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201749 Views

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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, 2017182 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, 2017158 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, 201751 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, 201756 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, 201773 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, 201747 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, 2017141 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, 201768 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, 201743 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, 2017106 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, 201796 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, 201794 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, 201772 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, 2017122 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, 201774 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, 201775 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, 201742 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, 2017103 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, 201770 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, 201784 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, 201786 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, 201792 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, 201781 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, 201775 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, 201764 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, 201782 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, 201790 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, 201798 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, 201753 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, 2017133 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, 201779 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, 201758 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, 201770 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, 2017108 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, 201770 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, 201779 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, 2017110 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, 201768 Views

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