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Roots of opioid crisis run deep, with fentanyl an ‘epidemic within an epidemic’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017 By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse _ involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics _ that shows no signs of abating and has led to an explosion of fatal overdoses. So pervasive […]

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Ex cabinet minister Vic Toews, now judge, subject of judicial council complaint – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  OTTAWA _ A review by the Canadian Judicial Council into the actions of former public safety minister Vic Toews may not take too long. Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly after leaving politics. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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The healing journey – Prince Albert Daily Herald

April 25, 2017 At the low points in her life, Jorgina Sunn never thought she would be where she is today. From her time in foster homes, to the racism and bullying she experienced at school, to life as a drug addict on the streets of Calgary, to her time as a gang member, Sunn […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20176 Views

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Committed to his community – Dal News

April 25, 2017 As the representative for Indigenous students on the Dalhousie Student Union council, Aaron Prosper goes above and beyond to ensure the Indigenous student community has a voice on campus. “In my community, you are taught that you are Mi’kmaq first,” says Aaron, a member of the Eskasoni First Nation and a third-year […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20174 Views

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International student explores Indigenous youth wellbeing with arts and culture – Ideas

April 21, 2017 Jessica Blain was a third-year undergraduate student from Australia’s University of Sydney.Through a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship at Concordia University, she helped evaluate the impact of a community-based theatre program on the wellbeing of young people in a remote First Nations community in Northern Saskatchewan. Her experiences showed her the potential for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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Swing bridge looms as FWFN swears in chief and council – Tbnewswatch.com

Fort William First Nation officially welcomes chief and council with addressing the ongoing James Street Swing Bridge impasse a top priority. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – Heading into his eighth term as chief, Peter Collins believes it’s up to Fort William First Nation to lead the push to restore a direct connection between the community […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – First People’s Law

April 23, 2017 In the News This is an interesting piece on the challenges facing a modern treaty First Nation surrounded by urban development. ‘Our DNA comes from this region’: Reclaimed land opens up Fraser River to Tsawwassen First Nation The Secwepemc environmental assessment for the proposed Ajax Mine continued to draw attention. Indigenous law […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis – Macleans.ca

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? April 25, 2017 TORONTO – Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20173 Views

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Lakehead school board adds video to cultural awareness training – Tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay’s public school board is using a new tool to teach its staff about the history and consequences of the residential school system. THUNDER BAY — The Lakehead District Public School Board is rolling out a new video to help staff understand how the now-defunct residential school system has impacted First Nations students and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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Alumna Katherena Vermette wins top literary award – U of Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg offers sincere congratulations to alumna Katherena Vermette, who this weekend won several prestigious literary awards. Her novel The Break, published by House of Anansi Press, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year at the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards, also winning the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20173 Views

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Generation Lex: Law schools seek balance between theory and practice – Financial Post

April 25, 2017 Traditional bastions of legal learning are moving with the times by incorporating a more practical approach to legal education, yet critics say that they have not moved far enough or quickly enough to keep up with the changes enveloping the profession. The debate puts academic study in one corner of the ring […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20174 Views

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Income pilot project delays action: poverty groups – Northumberland Today

April 25, 2017 NORTHUMBERLAND – A spokesperson for the Northumberland Coalition Against Poverty has spoken out against Ontario’s basic-income pilot projects announced Monday by the Kathleen Wynne government. Deb O’Connor says what is needed instead is an immediate increase to income supports and minimum wage – and that this project only delays that possibility. During […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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Manitoba RCMP investigating suspicious death of woman, 19, on Sagkeeng – APTN

April 25, 2017 The RCMP is now ruling the suspicious death in Sagkeeng First Nation a homicide confirming the victim is a 19-year-old woman from Powerview. Two female youths, 17 and 16, have been arrested for second-degree murder and are currently in police custody. Police said the victim was reported missing April 23 and later […]

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Alexander Galt deserves celebration during Canada 150: Paul Martin in the Ottawa Citizen – MLI

April 24, 2017 Despite the century-and-a-half that separates us, Alexander Galt and I share a common background. We both live or lived in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and we were both Canada’s finance minister, albeit he was the first. A pioneering figure in Canada’s railways and the initiator of Canada’s first tariff to encourage domestic industry, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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TV debate marks show time for B.C. election; parties look to turn on voters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ It’s show time in British Columbia’s election campaign with Wednesday’s debate between the three party leaders offering a high-stakes chance to leave a mark on the campaign with about two weeks to the finish line. The debate is one of the few […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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BR Trudeau Pot Legalization – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 25, 2017 TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his younger brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record after he was caught with marijuana because of his father’s connections. Trudeau revealed the little-known fact about his brother, who died in a B-C avalanche about 20 years ago, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20176 Views

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BR Fentanyl Heroin – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 25, 2017 VANCOUVER – A drug policy activist in B-C says Health Canada’s proposal to loosen regulations on importing prescription heroin to treat opioid addiction is a crucial step to reducing fentanyl deaths. Caitlin Shane of Vancouver’s Pivot Legal Society says there were 931 overdose deaths last year in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Province Advises 2017 Spring Flooding Disaster Financial Assistance Program

April 24, 2017 The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms and small business with impacts from flooding this spring. Officials are still assessing the overall impact of the spring run-off so it is too early to put a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20176 Views

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Manitoba families of missing, murdered say hearings must go ahead – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A coalition that represents Manitoba family members says national hearings into missing and murdered indigenous women must begin soon despite the uncertainty surrounding the process. An open letter signed by officials with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Manitoba Missing and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201712 Views

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Edward Cornwallis considered: The man behind Halifax’s divisive debate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017 By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The story of Edward Cornwallis in Nova Scotia is told two ways: The tale of a brave leader and his entourage of soldiers and settlers trying to survive in a new world, or the commander of a bloody and barbaric extermination campaign […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20179 Views

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Terrible life full of violence:’ Edmonton police charge two in toddler’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Police say a 19-month-old boy found dead outside a church last week was covered in bruises and was horribly abused before he was killed by a blow to the head. A passerby found the lifeless body of Anthony Joseph Raine outside the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor gets one year for drug trafficking – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017 YORKTON, Sask. _ A band councillor and former chief of the Key First Nation in Saskatchewan has been sentenced to one year in jail on drug and weapon charges. Clarence Papequash pleaded guilty in March to possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited. […]

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BR NS Legis Opening – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 25, 2017  HALIFAX – Today’s opening of the Nova Scotia legislature means an unofficial election campaign _ underway for weeks _ will be temporarily shelved as the Liberal government gears up to present a budget later this week. Whether house proceedings continue much beyond that is up to Premier […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20178 Views

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Ontario to launch basic income pilot project in three regions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017 By Jessica Smith Cross THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario is launching a basic income pilot project this spring, aimed at providing financial stability for low-income residents during a time of precarious work and a changing economy. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the details of the province’s three-year project during a speech in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201710 Views

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Panel to rule on QIA-Baffinland advance payments dispute by June 20 – NunatsiaqOnline

April 24, 2017 Inuit org alleges mining company owes them $8 to $9 million Following a hearing last week, an arbitration panel will decide by June 20 whether the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. must cough up between $8 and $9 million in advance royalty payments that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association is demanding from them. That […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20178 Views

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Niagara police seek help locating missing woman – CHCH

April 24, 2017 The Niagara Regional Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Niagara Falls woman. Fifty-three-year-old Fay Vain Oakford was last seen on January 12 in the area of Main St. in Niagara Falls. Police describe Oakford as an aboriginal woman, approximately five-foot-four, a medium build, with dark hair and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20178 Views

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New twists on an old language: Efforts flourish to keep Cree alive – Canada.com

April 24, 2017 Mahti nehiyawetan — let’s speak Cree. Cree speakers believe the key to preserving the language is just that simple. Neal McLeod, author of 100 Days of Cree, says the language is at a pivotal point in history — it can either fade into obscurity like many other First Nations languages or see […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20175 Views

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Littlechild and John: Ten years later – we need collaboration to fulfil the promise of the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples – Ottawa Citizen

April 24, 2017 This week, Indigenous Peoples and national governments from around the world will meet at the United Nations in New York to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 13, 2007 adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A year ago, when the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20179 Views

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Family identifies toddler found dead outside Edmonton church – CTV

April 24, 2017 Second-degree murder charges have been laid against a father and his girlfriend after the badly bruised body of a toddler was found outside a church in Edmonton. Joey Crier, 26 and Tasha Mack, 25, face charges of second-degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, failing to provide necessities of life, and assault. Crier […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Youth use art to convey reasons to love Canada – Thestar.com

The project, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, incorporates 150 Canadian themes. April 24, 2017 For three young artists, shining a light on Canadian music takes three different approaches. Shining a light on Canada as a whole takes at least 150. It’s a Friday afternoon and Frances Potts, Gloria Romy Assé and Rowell Soller are […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20176 Views

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Organized rhyme: How Halifax’s poet laureate became ‘a change-maker’ – CP

HALIFAX – A poet didn’t make history in Halifax last week, but she might have been the catalyst for changing how the city commemorates its history. Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s 31-year-old aboriginal poet laureate, went before Halifax council with a poem chiding councillors for shutting down debate last year over how the city commemorates its controversial […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20178 Views

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Some quotes on the Canada U.S. softwood lumber dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  A selection of quotes on the latest softwood-lumber dispute between Canada and the United States. ___ “The government of Canada strongly disagrees with (this) decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty. ”The accusations are baseless and unfounded.“ _ Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr. ___ “The Government of Canada will […]

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Trump takes first swing in lumber war: tariff of 20 per cent on Canadian lumber – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  By Alexander Panetta and Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS The United States has fired the opening shot in a latest softwood-lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing its first batch of duties on imported wood in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent. The move was expected: the historic […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20179 Views

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Family of young boy with Leukodystrophy trying to find cash to go to U.S. for treatment – APTN

April 21, 2017 A Manitoba family is hoping for a miracle after an incurable disease has left their young boy fighting for his life. The genetic disorder is rare – with only a handful of cases in Canada. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/04/21/family-of-young-boy-with-extremely-rare-cancer-trying-to-find-cash-to-go-to-u-s-for-treatment/

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201721 Views

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Grandmother Josephine Mandamin Starts Water Walk – Netnewsledger.com

24 April 2017 THUNDER BAY – Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is once again walking for the water. Starting at Spirit Mountain, Duluth MN, and heading east along the shores of Lake Superior, Josephine will walk from sunrise to sunset. She will carry water in a copper pail the entire journey. Mandamin first began walking for water […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201721 Views

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Indigenous student advisor wins National Academic Advising Association grant – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has named Carla Loewen as the recipient of the Region 6 Tribal Advisor Grant. Loewen, who is Cree and from Pukatawagan, Man., is a student advisor at the Indigenous Student Centre and has worked at U of M since 2005. She holds a Bachelor of […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2017  By Alison Auld THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201726 Views

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GroundWire: April 24, 2017 – Media Co-op

Hands off Syria, Apprehension of Indigenous Children, CRTC hearing of Indigenous Radio Station Applicants This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinabe territory in Thunder Bay, ON part of the Robinson Superior Treaty, home of the Fort William First Nation Headlines The Worsening fentanyl Crisis in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah with files from […]

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No arrests following apparent double homicide in Whitehorse – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 24, 2017  WHITEHORSE – Two women have been identified as the victims of an apparent double homicide in Whitehorse. Insp. Archie Thompson, the officer in charge of the Whitehorse RCMP detachment, says the bodies of the women were found last Wednesday as officers were called to a home in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201718 Views

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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment wraps up successful year – UM Today

April 24, 2017 — The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) ended its 2016/17 year with two significant events. In March, the Indigenous student leadership group met with Mayor Brian Bowman at Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge to discuss potential collaboration opportunities and what it means to be a leader. Then earlier this month, in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201718 Views

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Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre Opens its Doors – Netnewsledger.com

23 April 2017 Pine Falls/Sagkeeng Traditional Territory – On May 8, marking eleven years since a vision of a healing centre was received through a First Nation ceremony, the grand opening for the new Giigewigamig Traditional Healing Centre will take place on site at the Pine Falls Health Complex. Giigewigamig (pronounced Kee-gay-ga-mik) means “place of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201715 Views

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First Nations students from remote B.C. community find voice through music – Global News

April 21, 2017 he First Nations youth from one of the most remote communities in B.C. are learning to express themselves through music as part of a collaboration initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and video production team into schools and youth centres in native communities across Canada. Tsay Keh Dene is a small […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201716 Views

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A dialogue on Indigenous law, song and opera – Queen’s University

April 24, 2017 — Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) celebrated its largest-ever cohort of graduating students at a special dinner on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Fourteen members of ABEP — a community for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) business students at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business — will join the convocation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201718 Views

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Aboriginal University Transition Program on the chopping block at SFU – iNews 880

April 24, 2017 “It’s the only program at SFU that has the capacity to support Indigenous students.” An instructor at SFU’s Aboriginal University Transition Program is speaking out, after learning the university is cancelling the program almost immediately. Natalie Knight says AUTP blends Indigenous ways of knowing with traditional academia, helping prepare students for university. […]

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Halifax schools could acknowledge aboriginal territory in daily announcements – CTV

April 24, 2017 HALIFAX — The morning ritual for Halifax students may soon be expanded beyond the national anthem, to include a daily reminder that their school sits on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. A member of the Halifax Regional School Board is proposing that an acknowledgment be read out as part of morning announcements. Jessica Rose, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201719 Views

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Yukon close to expanding role of pharmacists, finally catching up to provinces – CBC

Apr 24, 2017 Under draft regulations, pharmacists could extend prescription refills, substitute generic drugs It may soon be easier for Yukoners to get prescription drug refills, thanks to proposed regulations that would expand the role of pharmacists. Yukon is seeking feedback on draft pharmacist legislation, which gives pharmacists the authority to carry out certain tasks […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201718 Views

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Building future wealth for First Nations – Canadian Lawyer

April 24, 2017 Howard Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base. Over time, as a tax lawyer working with First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201719 Views

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Trending: For the week of April 24 – 30 – UM Today

April 24, 2017 —  Welcome to ‘Trending’, where each week we share a few things to watch for on social media. Here’s what we’re talking about this week: Spring has hit campus in full force and we’re loving all the green finally popping up on #umanitoba! How about those beautiful evening skies in our shot of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201720 Views

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School board responds to compelling need for engagement – TimminsToday.com

Board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff complete Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Members of the board of trustees, senior administrative staff, principals, teachers and support staff from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board participated in an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on Apr. 19. In alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201720 Views

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Cannes competition all revved up over First Nation filmmaker and his ’67 Cutlass – APTN

April 21, 2017 A First Nations filmmaker in Vancouver is getting International attention – and approval. Gordon Loverin’s script, “Restoration,” written around his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which happens to be his pride and joy, was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the prestigious Cannes short screenplay competition. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/04/21/cannes-competition-all-revved-up-over-first-nation-filmmaker-and-his-67-cutlass/

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