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Tłı̨chǫ Government: Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà Environmental Monitoring Work-to-Learn

October 20, 2017 From Aug 31-Sep 15, 2017 the Tłı̨chǫ Government Lands Protection, in collaboration with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Contaminants and Remediation Division, sent 5 Tłı̨chǫ student/workers to Kwetı̨ı̨ɂaà – the old Rayrock mine – for environmental hands–on learning/work. With Job Shadow, Lisa Marie Zoe (Whatì), and students Damon Grosco (Behchokǫ̀), Nikita Mantla […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201716 Views

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Treaty Land Entitlement agreement signed 25 years ago – StarPhoenix

October 20, 2017 A quarter century after 25 Saskatchewan First Nations signed the 1992 Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) framework agreement with the federal and provincial governments, more than 800,000 acres of reserve land have been added in the province, including more than 50 urban First Nations. The signing of the largest treaty-based land claim in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201718 Views

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First Nations to develop land use plan for Yukon’s Southern Lakes region – CBC

Plan ‘will guide our future endeavours in regards to our land and water on our Traditional Territory’ Oct 18, 2017 Three Yukon First Nations have committed to develop a common land use plan for the Southern Lakes region. Representatives from Carcross/Tagish First Nation, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation held a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201721 Views

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Notice of Public Hearing on NBRLUP Amendment and Draft Agenda for Comment – Nunavut Planning Commission

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Please see the attached notice of a public hearing and opportunities to comment on a draft agenda. Related materials are avaialble on the NPC’s Public Registry here. Attachment Size 2017-10-12 NPC Notice re Public Hearing for NBRLUP Amendment and Draft Agenda.pdf 260.35 KB 2017-10-12 NPC Notice re Public Hearing for NBRLUP Amendment […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201742 Views

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Forty eight parcels of Crown land in Saskatchewan put up for auction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  REGINA _ Some land in the untouched, remote corners of Saskatchewan are going up for sale. The Saskatchewan government is in the final stages of preparations for an online auction in which 48 parcels of Crown land will go to the highest bidder. Natural forests, natural prairie grasslands, and natural […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201723 Views

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City spends $15M on land – Lethbridge Herald

October 10, 2017 Lethbridge City Council spent nearly $15 million on westside land bank purchases during its final council meeting on Tuesday. In two different motions, council voted to pay College Farms Ltd. $14.8 million for two land packages. The first motion included a $5.2-million purchase of 80 acres south of Métis Trail along 25 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201725 Views

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Ni Hadi Xa On The Land – Tłı̨chǫ Government

October 06, 2017 For the first time, Ni Hadi Xa, an environmental monitoring group of Indigenous communities close to Gahcho Kué Mine, held a meeting on the land. The NHX Governance Committee and staff met at the group’s cabin on Fletcher Lake in the NWT. Participants from Deninu Kué First Nation, Lutsél K’e Dene First […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201715 Views

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Court’s ‘land title’ decision threatens economic prosperity of First Nations in B.C. – Fraser Institute

October 05, 2017 VANCOUVER—A Supreme Court of Canada ruling has made it unclear how First Nations can use and develop their own land, threatening the potential for economic prosperity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “The legal uncertainty surrounding land use in B.C. not […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201733 Views

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Clearing The Path – FNTC

July 2017 marks the FMA institutions’ 10th year of operations for the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The First Nations led FMA has been instrumental in establishing jurisdiction and creating new fiscal resources for First Nations. It has helped redefine the relationship between First Nations and other governments. The Act enables First Nations to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201736 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Types – Reserve lands – Constitutional issues – Federal v. provincial jurisdiction – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by a tenant from an order granting the landlord possession of a trailer pad. The landlord held a certificate of possession in respect of certain trailer park lands leased from the federal government. The tenant was a party to a tenancy agreement with respect to a lot within the landlord’s trailer park. The tenant […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201743 Views

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INAN: Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to hold Public Hearings in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Belleville for Its Study on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements

September 21, 2017 – The House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (“the Committee”) will hold public hearings from September 25, 2017 to September 29, 2017, at the following locations: Vancouver, British Columbia: Coast Tsawwassen Inn (Delta, British Columbia) at 9:00 a.m. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg Airport at 8:00 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2017142 Views

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Sayisi Dene First Nation Will Get Some Land Back After Forced Relocation – Huffington Post Canada

“A lot of children died. That kind of stuff never leaves you.” WINNIPEG — A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back. The provincial government has signed an agreement to transfer 52 square kilometres of Crown land near Little Duck Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201787 Views

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Manitoba offers land to Indigenous community forced to relocate in 1950s – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back. The provincial government has signed an agreement to transfer 52 square kilometres of Crown land near Little Duck Lake to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201799 Views

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Province Announces Commitment of Land to Canada for Sayisi Dene First Nation Reserve

September 20, 2017 Historic Agreement Significant Step Forward in Strengthening Relationships: Clarke The Manitoba government will be entering into a bilateral provincial Relocation Claim Lands Agreement with the Sayisi Dene First Nation, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today at a signing ceremony. “Our government is focused on real, meaningful reconciliatory action, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017154 Views

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The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams Issues Statement on Lack of Government Consultation for Use of Traditional Lands

LAX KW’ALAAMS, BC, Sept. 20, 2017 – The Hereditary Chiefs’ Council of Lax Kw’alaams (http://www.laxchiefs.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Lax-Kwalaams-Hereditary-Chiefs-Council-1289649001133054/) represents the Nine Tribe of Lax Kw’alaams whose traditional territories extend along the coastline from the Alaskan border to include the city of Prince Rupert. We release this declaration today out of frustration with governments who have not consulted with us in relation to the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017188 Views

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Viewpoint: Whose land is it anyway? – Gulf Islands Driftwood

September 20, 2017 As a relative newcomer to Salt Spring Island — but a life-long resident on Turtle Island— I hope to offer a gentle reflection following the “yes/no” debates regarding the referendum to incorporate. Although I do not identify as Indigenous, part of my personal commitment to reconciliation is finding ways to acknowledge and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201767 Views

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2017 Lands Advisory Board Election Results

Details of the 2017 LAB Directors Elections: Please visit the Lands Advisory Board website at: www.landsadvisoryboard.ca for further information on LAB Board Members and News. From Al Gross, LAB Electoral Officer Dear Chiefs – Western Operating First Nations   Voting closed on August 31, 2017 at midnight. In the Western Region (BC) for the 2017 election there […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2017530 Views

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Opinion: Recognizing land as a legal person could help solve native land claims – Vancouver Sun

September 5, 2017 Could extraordinary developments occurring in New Zealand offer a way to break the impasse over treaty negotiations in Canada? Over the past decade, negotiations between the indigenous Maori and the New Zealand government over unresolved land ownership disputes have produced previously unimaginable outcomes — new laws recognizing that nature has legal rights. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201775 Views

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NIRB: Notice of Proposed Amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Please see the attached notice of a proposed amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. The proposed amendment and additional materials, including a template for written submissions are available on the NPC’s Public Registry here. Oral comments can be made in Inuktitut by contacting […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017146 Views

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Back to the land: How one Indigenous community is beating the odds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 24, 2017 By David Danto, Program Head of Psychology, University of Guelph-Humber THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: David Danto, Program Head of Psychology, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2017302 Views

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Recreation sites and trails in the Eastern Cariboo re-opened for public use

August 24, 2017 WILLIAMS LAKE – Due to improving weather conditions and fire suppression, Recreation Sites and Trails BC — in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service — will re-open select recreation sites and recreation trails within the Cariboo Fire Centre at 12 noon on Aug. 25, 2017. Until further notice, the following recreation sites […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017238 Views

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NWT On The Land Collaborative Releases 2017 Annual Report

AUGUST 18, 2017 The NWT On The Land Collaborative’s 2017 annual report was recently released and it showcases some of the highlights from the past year, including new partners, the first annual learning trip, and the creation of a community of practice for land-based programs with a mental health focus. The collaborative is a collective […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201796 Views

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Long Plain First Nation Votes YES!

August 21, 2017 August 13th, 2017: Long Plain First Nation (Portage La Prairie, MB) has become the 75th Framework Agreement Signatory to ratify their community land code!  With great excitement, and a 90% approval by voting members, Long Plain’s 4384 hectare, 4273-member Ojibway nation has regained governance control over their reserve lands and resources!  This […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 201756 Views

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Inaugural launch of “The Lands Advisor”, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada interested in the Framework Agreement! – LABRC

Welcome to the inaugural edition/V1 of ” The Lands Advisor“, a quarterly newsletter aimed at reaching First Nations across Canada who are interested in the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management. Look for what’s happening at the Resource Centre, news, community success stories, insights and more. There are a number of interactive links that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017235 Views

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Invitation to Operational & Developmental First Nations to attend the 2017 Lands Advisory Board (LAB) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year the LAB AGM will be hosted by Chief Michel R. Bernard of Conseil des Abenakis de Wolinak at Hotel Musee Premieres Nations, Wendake, Quebec on September 26 & 27, 2017. The AGM agenda (please click here for agenda) identifies the annual topics that the LAB Directors are required to complete,  in accordance with […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017210 Views

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Chiefs to travel to Quebec City to oppose Bill 85 and take position on A30 Lands

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the Community that Chief & Council will be traveling to Quebec City on Tuesday, August 15th to hold a press conference concerning the proposed Bill 85 and related Autoroute 30 (A30) lands issues. The visit to Quebec will be to present Kahnawà:ke’s position on the matter of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017182 Views

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Tsawout First Nation opposes Island View Beach plan – Times Colonist

July 13, 2017 Capital Regional District directors postponed considering an Island View Beach management plan on Wednesday after receiving a last-minute letter from the Tsawout First Nation objecting to it. In the letter, Chief Harvey Underwood says the Tsawout do not support the draft plan. “The management plan does not recognize Tsawout’s Douglas Treaty and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2017110 Views

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UBCIC supports First Nations Defending their Land in Response to the Wildfires

(Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver BC – July 12, 2017) Several Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia are in states of emergency or on evacuation alerts as wildfires threaten their homes and territories. Indigenous Peoples have a fundamental right to make decisions with respect to protecting and defending the safety, health and well-being of our community […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201789 Views

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Pic Mobert FN: Joint Community Meeting

oint Community Meeting The Chiefs & Councils of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Pic Mobert First Nation invite you to a joint presentation on our community agreements relating to our land boundaries and shared territory. Please Join Us in Celebrating this Historic Event! July 18 – Biigtigong Community Centre July 19 – Pic Mobert Community Hall Miigwetch […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201781 Views

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Opinion: The Oka Crisis was supposed to be a wake-up call. Little has changed in 27 years – CBC

The land in dispute? It’s still in the hands of Oka. Mohawk land — illegally taken Jul 11, 2017 “Just go in there and exterminate them like the rats they are.” “What are we waiting for? Let’s get rid of them.” “Put them all in the Big O and blow it up.” I heard these […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2017100 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report the week ending July 9th – Firstpeopleslaw.com

In the News Tsilhqot’in rangers are patrolling their Aboriginal title lands. Tsilhqot’in graduate land rangers to work on title land Here’s an assessment of the federal government’s plans for a National Energy Board makeover. Yedlin: Ottawa is paying attention to Alberta The cumulative effects of resource extraction from Indigenous lands continues to fuel demands to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201781 Views

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First of its Kind: Tŝilhqot’in Title Land Rangers Prepare to Launch in Unprecedented Role as Guardians of Title Land

Williams Lake, B.C: The Tŝilhqot’in National Government and the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation proudly announce the launch of its expanded Title Land Ranger program, now including 12 well trained Land Rangers from four Tŝilhqot’in communities. They will be covering the entire Declared Title Area, as defined by the Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2014, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2017174 Views

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Gwich’in evicts N.W.T. gov’t from land after remediation debacle – CBC

Territorial gov’t told to remediate land several times, including by other gov’t departments Jul 06, 2017 After several warnings, the Gwich’in Tribal Council is evicting the Government of the Northwest Territories from a patch of land on the Dempster Highway after the territorial government failed to clean up after itself. The N.W.T. Department of Environment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201775 Views

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Beyond appropriation of our culture, the most important fight is for our land – The Globe and Mail

Simogyet Malii is chief negotiator for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs There has been a lot of talk in Canada lately about cultural appropriation of Indigenous stories and imagery. This is a conversation that actually goes back to the origins of first contact between settlers and this land’s first peoples, and it is a conversation without […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201784 Views

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NFU endorses Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action

June 26, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK: The National Farmers Union (NFU) is proud to endorse Idle No More’s “UNsettling Canada 150” Call to Action. As people across Canada are celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation, the NFU is convinced that this is a crucial time to be addressing both the historical and ongoing dispossession of […]

by aanationtalk on June 27, 2017115 Views

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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, 2017145 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, 2017118 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, 2017127 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, 2017110 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, 201763 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, 201793 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, 201760 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, 2017146 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, 2017126 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, 2017114 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, 2017192 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, 2017128 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, 2017279 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, 2017359 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, 2017100 Views

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