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Man starts hunger strike in Kanesatake over 301-year-old land dispute – CBC

Community’s traditional governing body has called for a moratorium on land development Oct 18, 2019 A First Nations man in Quebec is on the eighth day of a hunger strike to raise awareness of a 301-year-old unresolved land dispute in Kanesatake. Al Harrington, an Ojibway man from Shoal Lake 39 at the Ontario/Manitoba border who […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201925 Views

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Métis land claim could spark ‘reset’ in relations between Indigenous people and government, says prof – CBC

Ken Coates says negotiation is far better for all parties than expensive, protracted court battles Oct 17, 2019 University of Saskatchewan professor Ken Coates hopes this week’s massive Métis land claim will spark a change in the relationship between governments and Indigenous people. Métis people from Saskatchewan and Alberta filed a 120,000 square-kilometre land claim […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201941 Views

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Northern Sask. and Alberta Metis groups pursuing ‘unprecedented and historic’ land claim – CTV News

October 16, 2019 SASKATOON –Metis leaders from northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan are taking the federal government to court over a 120,000 square-kilometre piece of land spanning both provinces, saying it was fraudulently taken away. “We need to do something about getting our land back,” said Jim Durocher, president of the local Metis in Ile […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201914 Views

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Sault Tribe opposes ferrochrome processing facility – SooToday.com

Michigan tribe doesn’t want Noront’s smelter ‘anywhere near the Great Lakes or our traditional homelands’ The following ferrochrome resolution was passed Tuesday night by Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, at a meeting at Kewadin Casino in the Michigan Sault. As SooToday reported yesterday, Noront’s first open house on its proposal will take place on Wednesday, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201920 Views

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Indigenous mapping conference giving attendees new on-the-land skills – CBC

75 people can take workshops to advance technical skills, learn traditional knowledge around mapping Oct 10, 2019 About 75 people from across Canada, and as far as Australia and New Zealand, are in Inuvik, N.W.T., to attend an Indigenous mapping workshop this week. The goal of the 6th annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop is to give […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201920 Views

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City of Yellowknife: Community Plan Public Review

October 07, 2019 The City of Yellowknife, in partnership with Dillon Consulting Limited, is undertaking a Community Plan review and invites residents to take part in the process. A Community Plan is the road map for how land will be used and planned for over the next 20 years. This review is mandated by territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201923 Views

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QIA puts in place tourism operation fees for use of Inuit Owned Land

Iqaluit, Nunavut – October 9, 2019 – TheQikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) has implemented tourism operation fees for access to Inuit Owned Lands by commercial tourism operators. “Inuit in Qikiqtani communities have expressed concern regarding the increased amount of commercial tourism activities in the region, particularly cruise ships,” says QIA President, P.J. Akeeagok, “QIA put in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019117 Views

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Matsqui First Nation makes claim for loss of reserve land dating back 155 years – CBC

In 1864, the Matsqui Nation was allotted 9,600 acres of land. The Colony of B.C. sold off nearly all of it Oct 08, 2019 The Matsqui First Nation wants federal compensation for the historic loss of almost all of its Indian reservation land going back 155 years. According to the claim, 99 per cent of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201936 Views

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Shell Canada returns much-needed land to Aamjiwnaang First Nation – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

October 4, 2019 A blossoming partnership between Aamjiwnaang and Shell’s Sarnia Refinery has members of the local First Nation ecstatic over the possibility of housing projects that could help return indigenous people to the land south of the border city. That partnership culminated in a 28-hectare land transfer Oct. 3, more than 90 years after […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201951 Views

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Anishinabek Nation: Lands, Resources and Economics Forum

October 22 @ 8:00 am – October 24 @ 5:00 pm Invitation to Attend Registration Form Draft Agenda NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201931 Views

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Shell to Transfer 70 Acres of Land to the Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Oct 03, 2019 Today, Shell Canada and Aamjiwnaang First Nation announced the transfer of approximately 70 acres of land. The land being gifted to Aamjiwnaang, which is adjacent to Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre in Corunna, Ontario, was presented in a ceremony earlier today. “The acquisition of this piece of land, which once belonged to Aamjiwnaang, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201992 Views

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Land ownership dominates as main election issue in Enterprise, say residents – CBC

‘The government has every lot in the town tied up and will not let anybody buy them at this point’ Sep 30, 2019 Residents of Enterprise, N.W.T., say the territorial government is holding their community “hostage” as it hasn’t turned over ownership of land despite a years-long battle. On a Wednesday morning in the hamlet […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201926 Views

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As western Nunavut caribou herds nosedive, Taloyoak seeks land protection – Nunatsiaq News

“We don’t want to see any (mining) exploration on the Boothia Peninsula” 27 September, 2019 CAMBRIDGE BAY—The Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association of Taloyoak wants to protect the Boothia Peninsula in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region from development. “We don’t want to see any [mineral] exploration on the Boothia Peninsula,” said Joe Ashevak of the HTA […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201942 Views

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Cowichan Tribes votes to adopt land code – Chemainus Valley Courier

Gives First Nation more control over land and resources Sep. 24, 2019 Members of Cowichan Tribes voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new land code in a vote taken over three days last week. Of the 602 tribes members who voted, 460 said yes, 141 said no and one ballot was spoiled in the vote on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201933 Views

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WFN leading the way – Castanet.net

Sep 17, 2019 A study of the Central Okanagan’s Westbank First Nation finds the band has used property rights to swing above its weight economically and stimulate prosperity for its members. By establishing individual property rights, the WFN has become entrepreneurial and prosperous, the Fraser Institute report concludes. “Westbank has created an environment where band […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201991 Views

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How Georgina Island First Nation took back control of lands and resources – CBC

Under the Indian Act, ‘It was like our community got pushed aside to the kiddie table,’ says former chief Sep 15, 2019 In the early 1990s, Maurice Sandford attended a meeting where soon-to-expire leases for cottage lots on the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation were to be reviewed. The lots were parcelled out along […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201931 Views

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2019 LAB Directors Election Results

2019 Lands Advisory Board Directors Election Report of the Electoral Officer on the 2019 election of LAB Directors. All Directors elected in this election will begin their three year term as Director immediately after the close of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Their term will expire immediately after the close of the 2022 AGM. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201949 Views

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Council supports turning Acden lot into reserve land for ACFN, approves protecting chess park – Fort McMurray Today

September 10, 2019 Council will send a letter of support to the federal indigenous minister on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation after unanimously approving a request to back a request adding their band-owned company’s office in Fort McMurray to reserve. The property for Acden, the company in question, is located at 220 Taiganova […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201939 Views

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W̓áláqvḷa: Community Engagement Process on Settlements

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council committed to a community engagement process, at the information sessions on the Germyn Settlement. We are upholding this commitment to engage with the membership on the settlement funds. We will also be updating and engaging the community on the Drag Seine Settlement funds as part of the W̓áláqvḷa process. The working […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201982 Views

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Former military base lands returned to Treaty 1 Nations – APTN News

September 1, 2019 The Kapyong Barracks has finally been returned to Treaty 1 First Nations. On Friday officials from Canada and seven First Nations came together at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg to sign the final transfer of the former military base. “The promise of tomorrow with Kapyong is upon us,” said Chief Dennis Meeches, a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201940 Views

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FNTC: Proposed Amendments to the Standards for the Timing of First Nation Annual Rates and Expenditure Laws, 2017

August 30, 2019 Standards established by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) reflect best practices in property taxation, and are designed to support First Nation economic growth, First Nation jurisdiction, harmonization, and the interests of all stakeholders in the First Nation property tax system. Under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (the “Act”), the FNTC […]

by pnationtalk on September 3, 201935 Views

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2019 LAB Annual General Meeting

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation have graciously agreed to host us in their territory on September 17th & 18th, 2019 at the Casino Rama Resort at 5899 Rama Road, Rama, Ontario. Please register online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LABAGM2019 or contact Virginia Game at virginia.game@labrc.com or 250 769 2804. Please click on the links below for the AGM Agenda, registration and notice […]

by pnationtalk on August 29, 201948 Views

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Tŝilhqo’tin Nation Enacts Historic Nulh Ghah Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Wildlife Law) for Declared Aboriginal Title Lands

Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has enacted theNulh Ghah Dechen Ts’edilhtan (“Wildlife Law”) to better regulate hunting on its declared Aboriginal title lands, and help ensure wildlife populations on these lands are conserved and protected for this generation and generations to come. On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada declared Aboriginal title […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019188 Views

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New Indigenous Protected Area Respects People & the Land – Indigenous Leadership Initiative

About 115 miles northeast of Yellowknife, the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation has led the creation of one of the biggest protected areas in the country. The Dene who now call Lutsel’Ke home have survived on these lands for thousands of years. The area unfolds along the eastern shores of the Great Slave Lake. Towering […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201940 Views

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Kincardine Council Adopting Land Acknowledgement – Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

August 14, 2019 A land acknowledgement announcement will soon be part of the opening of future Kincardine council meetings. Kincardine councillor Gerry Glover is the municipal rep on the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee and he says the committee believes council needs to recognize that the land they’re on “was cared for by stewards who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201952 Views

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Kanesatake’s 301-year-old land dispute highlights flaws in Canada’s Specific Claims Policy – CBC

Development on disputed land continues as band council negotiates behind closed doors Aug 14, 2019 301 years. That’s how long a First Nation in Quebec has been trying to reclaim its land. The Mohawks of Kanesatake once occupied 689 square kilometres of land northwest of Montreal. Today they have 12 square kilometres. Solving the land […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201978 Views

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Mohawk land defender Ellen Gabriel on the continuing struggle for land and territory – rabble.ca

Peace Brigades International closely followed the July-September 1990 confrontation between Mohawk land defenders (who opposed the expansion of a golf course onto Indigenous burial grounds) and the Quebec police and Canadian army. That 78-day confrontation took place just 50 kilometres west of Montreal and about 150 kilometres east of Ottawa, and is the subject of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201945 Views

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Land is a Critical Resource, IPCC report says

GENEVA, Aug 8 – Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2ºC can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201960 Views

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WWF-Canada Restoration Fund recipient Katzie First Nation to restore traditional B.C. landmark and salmon spawning ground

VANCOUVER, August 7, 2019 —The 2019 WWF-Canada Restoration Fund recipient, British Columbia’s Katzie First Nation, will use the $150,000 CAD grant to restore the Upper Pitt River’s Blue Creek habitat. The area provides a healthy ecosystem for local wildlife and communities and is the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation. The Restoration Fund, a […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201980 Views

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Updated: Oka calls for moratorium on land transfer to Kanesatake – CBC

Aug 07, 2019 Liberal MP Marc Miller says federal government has no intention on pausing settlement process The Quebec town of Oka is calling on the federal government to impose a moratorium on the proposed transfer of lands to the neighbouring community of Kanesatake. It is also asking for an RCMP detachment to police the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201949 Views

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Oka demands moratorium on land transfer, RCMP ‘bring order back’ to Kanesatake – CTV News

August 7, 2019 The town of Oka wants federal and provincial governments to halt a potential land transfer to neighbouring Kanesatake, and the RCMP deployed to the area, as tensions simmer between the two communities. At a meeting Tuesday, the Oka town council passed three resolutions meant, in the council’s words, to “bring order back […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2019173 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim – Net Newsledger

August 7, 2019 First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON – Coming to a resolution on land claims can take years. That appears to be the case between Canada and Saugeen First Nation. Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201982 Views

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Mi’kmaq Confederacy updating members on Hog Island land claim – CBC

Negotiations over Hog Island ongoing with federal government Aug 06, 2019 The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. is hosting information sessions this week about the settlement of a specific land claim for Hog Island — an island off the North Shore. Specific claims are based on historical grievances over issues like unfulfilled treaty obligations, loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201972 Views

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Northern leaders to study possible road through Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC

There’s only one road out of Fort Smith, N.W.T., and proposal would offer a second option in case of emergency Aug 06, 2019 Some Indigenous organizations in northern Alberta want to form a working group to look into the possibility of building a northern road through Wood Buffalo National Park. The Regional Municipality of Wood […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201941 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim

First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON, Aug. 6, 2019  – Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion as part of a longstanding lawsuit to confirm Saugeen ownership of Sauble Beach.  Both Saugeen First Nation and its treaty partner, the Government of Canada, recognize […]

by pnationtalk on August 6, 2019101 Views

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Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands

More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a recent United Nations report. Now, a new UBC-led study suggests that Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. The researchers analyzed land and species data from Australia, Brazil and Canada – three of the world’s biggest […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201979 Views

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YT Government: Hunting season opens August 1

July 30, 2019 The Government of Yukon would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunting season which opens on August 1. This year’s Permit Hunt Authorization lottery is complete. Eight rounds of the returns and reissuance process were completed and all permits have now been issued. The Government of Yukon received 4,742 applications for […]

by pnationtalk on July 31, 201958 Views

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Protest blocking Awenda Provincial Park entrance disbanded – Simcoe.com

The main entrance to Awenda Provincial Park is open again. The protest was disbanded by park staff and the Southern Georgian Bay OPP on July 28, more than five weeks after the blockade was first established. Johnny Hawk, a 34-year-old Christian Island man, dropped a couple of trees across the roadway on June 21 and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2019136 Views

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Kanesatake Mohawk chief cuts off talks with Oka mayor in land dispute – BayToday

MONTREAL — Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon said Friday he’s decided to cut off all talks with Oka Mayor Pascal Quevillon after the mayor refused to apologize for derogatory comments about the First Nations territory. Simon and his band council met with federal and provincial governments earlier in the day in an attempt to defuse […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201979 Views

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Oromocto First Nation has room to grow with recent Addition to Reserve

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release July 22, 2019 — Oromocto First Nation, Wolastoqiyik Territory, New Brunswick — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Chief Shelley Sabattis of Oromocto First Nation announced the addition of 169.86 acres of land for the use […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201972 Views

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Webinar: Property Transfer Tax Under the FMA

In the above webinar, FNTC Legal Counsel Marie Potvin breaks down property transfer tax under the FMA into seven essential topics, including defining PTT, provincial regimes, PTT under the FMA, implementation, administrative requirements, law development and next steps. Below are some highlights. What is PTT? PTT is a tax that is levied each time a […]

by aanationtalk on July 22, 2019102 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Takes Struggle to protect Teẑtan Biny to the United Nations

July 16, 2019 Tŝilhqot’in Nation Takes Struggle to protect Teẑtan Biny to the United Nations Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur highlights imminent violation of human rights and extends invitation to visit Teẑtan Biny Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝ̂ilhqot’in Nation iŝ taking itŝ ŝtruggle to protect Teẑtan Biny from an extensive drilling program to the […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201979 Views

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Mildred Lake Extension Project and Mildred Lake Tailings Management Plan

2019 ABAER 006 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Mildred Lake Extension Project and Mildred Lake Tailings Management Plan Applications 1820856, 034-00000026, 001-00363203, 005-00263298, MSL170423, MSL170430, MSL352; and Tailings Management Plan Decision [1] The panel finds the Syncrude Ltd. Mildred Lake Extension project is in the public interest. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) therefore approves, subject to conditions made […]

by aanationtalk on July 17, 2019105 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation accuses the B.C. government of acting illegally, back in court to protect land – APTN News

July 16, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in Nation in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia’s interior is back in court Tuesday. The nation is fighting a decades long battle against Taseko Mines Ltd (TML). “We have no choice but to stand up against Taseko,” says Chief Joe Alphonse. “The B.C. government sure isn’t doing anything so we […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201986 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: New Regulations for Non-Beneficiary Harvesting on Labrador Inuit Lands

Effective immediately , Non-Beneficiaries are required to obtain permission from the Nunatsiavut Government to harvest wildlife and plants on Labrador Inuit Lands (LIL) unless their interests are accommodated under the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement or an Overlap Agreement.  This new regulation was adopted by the Nunatsiavut Assembly in January 2019, along with the amended Labrador […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201962 Views

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‘Mother earth needs us’: Naturally Dene helps people understand the land – APTN News

July 14, 2019 Lila Fraser Erasmus squats down and carefully plucks three petals off a wild rose flower. She explains that by leaving two of the five petals she can harvest what she needs and bees can pollinate. Fraser Erasmus is of the Northern Tutchone people and originally is from Mayo, Yukon, but now resides […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201951 Views

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Dene ask Federal Court to order Minister Bennett back to the table

WINNIPEG, July 11, 2019 – Two days before the 20th anniversary of the start of negotiations to recognize Denesuline rights within their traditional territories in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, Sayisi Dene First Nation and Northlands Denesuline First Nation have been forced to file an Application for Judicial Review of Minister Carolyn Bennett’s decision shutting down negotiations. The Denesuline and Canada were on the verge […]

by pnationtalk on July 11, 2019119 Views

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Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened – CBC

Land is a part of The Pines, a forested area important to the Mohawks of Kanesatake Jul 11, 2019 A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire Gollin said he’s committed to transferring […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201976 Views

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Bursting at the seams, Eskasoni gets a much needed expansion – CBC

2 neighbouring properties added to reserve with plans for new high school and long-term care facility Jul 05, 2019 The Eskasoni First Nation just grew by 86.5 hectares, and the band says it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Two landowners in neighbouring Castle Bay, N.S., sold their properties to Eskasoni a couple of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201981 Views

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Canada and Blood Tribe Celebrate Settlement of a Specific Claim

July 4, 2019 — Calgary, Alberta — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Working collaboratively to settle outstanding claims is key to achieving reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. Settling claims is one of many steps on the journey of reconciliation with First Nations and a key path to economic growth. Negotiated agreements help to […]

by pnationtalk on July 5, 201976 Views

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