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Inuit org uses 30-year-old document to allege Ottawa “blocked” language rights – Nunatsiaq News

9 December 2019 NTI says Ottawa used Nunavut land claims deal to suppress Inuktitut Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is marking the end of the International Year of Indigenous Languages by releasing a 30-year-old federal cabinet document that they allege “blocked use of Inuktitut in government services in the territory.” In the document, prepared on March 13, […]

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Indigenous government and the future of the GNWT – Northern News Services

December 9, 2019 The self in self-government refers to the people in distinct and autonomous communities who have been waiting for their treaty rights to mature like a long-term savings bond. The governing has to come from somewhere else. It’s why progress toward the ideal for Indigenous governments from the Dehcho to the Beaufort becomes […]

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Undergrad student shares personal story on homelessness and the power of research – UM Today

‘We are trying to see the light in the dark’ December 9, 2019 — Undergraduate student Henry McKay spent the summer of 2019 discovering paradigm shifts and changing mindsets while learning what research is, and what it can do. And the third-year social work student was surprised by what he found. “I … learned that […]

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Indigenous trusts provide much needed capital to expand small businesses – Globe and Mail

Oct. 7, 2019 When Santana Wooden opened T’Sala Salon Spa, a storefront on the Squamish Nation’s reserve in North Vancouver, the only thing it offered was manicures and pedicures. After hearing about the Squamish Nation Trust (SNT), a fund to help entrepreneurs who are members of the First Nation, Ms. Wooden applied and got a […]

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Lobby Wrap: Number of new filings pick up as Parliament resumes sitting – iPolitics

Dec 9, 2019 The federal lobbying registry saw its biggest number of new filings last week since the summer, as the election-induced lull appears to be over. Collectively, there were 39 new registrations filed last week, which saw the House resume sitting for the first since June. All were single registrations for different client organizations […]

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Stakes high for Indigenous women still waiting for action after MMIWG inquiry – Globalnews.ca

December 9, 2019 Daleen Kay Bosse was a Cree woman from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Sask. She was 25 years old, married and studying to become a teacher while raising her young daughter. She had grown up wanting to be a doctor or a lawyer, but she ultimately picked teacher’s college — just like her […]

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Teepee raised at Suncor’s reclaimed tailings pond – Wapisiw Lookout – JWN

Dec. 9, 2019 In September this year, an authentic, handcrafted 18-foot teepee was set up on Wapisiw Lookout, the reclaimed tailings pond at Suncor’s Oil Sands Base Plant, located 25 kilometres north of the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Suncor has been operating in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta since 1967. We’ve been part […]

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Family calls for inquest into suicide of Indigenous teen in government care – CBC

Devon Freeman’s body was found in a wooded area in April 2018 The circumstances that allowed an Indigenous teenager to take his own life metres from his group home and go undiscovered for months can only be remedied by an inquest from the Ontario coroner, according to a request from the boy’s loved ones. Devon […]

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Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society – CTV News

December 9, 2019 VANCOUVER — The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. “Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said Law […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ building a stepping stone to reconciliation

Credit: CBC News: The National 100 Wellington St. will serve as the first dedicated space for Indigenous Peoples within the Parliament Hill district. It’s part of reconciliation efforts and has been met with support from some Indigenous leaders. But for the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, whose traditional land the building sits on, it remains a contentious […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201915 Views

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New B.C. Indigenous rights legislation called ‘crucial step’ toward reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 06, 2019 British Columbia is entering a new phase in its relationship with its First Nations following the adoption of a bill to align its laws with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and legal observers are saying, despite the fact that the legislation leaves some […]

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Lumbering towards a decolonized society – UM Today

December 6, 2019 — Although she harbours the healthy skepticism of a researcher, Iloradanon Efimoff remains hopeful that Canada is lumbering towards a decolonized—or at least Indigenized—society. Efimoff, an Indigenous PhD candidate and Vanier Scholar in UM’s psychology department, studies ways to make people less racist. We last wrote about her in the alumni magazine’s […]

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Reparations for slavery and genocide should be used to address health inequities: U of T expert – U of T News

As soon as I entered Elmina Castle (the dungeons) in Cape Coast in Ghana, I felt haunted by over 400 years of brutality and the enslavement and genocide of millions of African and Indigenous Peoples. That violence still impacts the health of Black and Indigenous folks today. The literal branding of Black people through mostly […]

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Liberals promise to table UNDRIP law within one year – Nunatsiaq News

6 December 2019 National Inuit organization “encouraged” by some throne speech promises Within the first year of its mandate, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government will introduce a law to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the government said in yesterday’s throne speech. That proposed new law—promised in a section of […]

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Supreme Court sides with Ontario against previous owners of abandoned Dryden mercury disposal site – APTN News

December 6, 2019 Canada’s Supreme Court sided with Ontario Friday on who bears responsibility for remediating a mercury waste disposal site on Ontario’s Wabigoon and English rivers. The contamination damaged the health and livelihood of multiple generations on Grassy Narrows and Islington First Nations downstream. In a written decision, the court concluded Resolute FP Inc. […]

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Decade in review: Planning a path of reconciliation – Ubyssey Online

Dec. 4, 2019 UBC has taken steps toward Indigenous reconciliation throughout the 2010s, but there’s still room for improvement over the decade to come. Kicking off the ’teens, Canada officially endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released 94 calls to action […]

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I’ve never mismanaged anything’: Wrigley chief defends record amid ousting attempt – CBC

Chief Maurice Moses says he’s not prepared to step down following community move to oust him Dec 05, 2019 The chief of the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in Wrigley, N.W.T., says he won’t be stepping down as members of his community call for his resignation. This is the latest development after 34 people attended a […]

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Removed homeless shelters leave organizers ‘heartbroken’, but city says proper protocol wasn’t followed – CTV News

December 5, 2019 WINNIPEG — A community initiative to keep the homeless warm through the winter months was quashed by the City due to zoning regulations and potential fire hazards. Last week Alina Beda, the vice-president of The Urban Knights and Ladies – a community patrol group that helped build two warming huts on a […]

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British Columbians talk about province adopting UNDRIP – APTN

December 5, 2019 It’s been one week since the government of British Columbia made the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a law in the province. People are talking about the historic law and what it means for them. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/12/05/british-columbians-talk-about-province-adopting-undrip/

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Supreme Court to rule on cleanup of contaminated Grassy Narrows site – Toronto Star

Dec. 6, 2019 OTTAWA—Two companies are on the hook for looking after a mercury-contaminated site near Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The 4-3 decision Friday brought some clarity to a long-running dispute over one element of the legacy of environmental poisoning that has caused significant health problems for […]

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NTI accuses feds of undermining Inuit language after obtaining ‘secret’ land claim cabinet document – Nunavut News

December 6, 2019 Land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has uncovered a historic cabinet document that it claims is evidence that the Government of Canada sought to block the use of the Inuit language as the new territory was established. In the March 1990 federal government negotiations document, marked “secret” atop each page, there […]

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From seals to belugas, scientists describe worrying signs for Arctic ‘sentinels’ – CBC

Current population estimates for seals and beluga remain stable in the Arctic Dec 06, 2019 Scientists attending a national gathering of Arctic researchers are outlining a widening range of climate change risks for so-called “sentinel” species, such as ringed seals and beluga whales, which have sustained Inuit for millennia. The ArcticNet conference happening this week […]

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Anishinabek Nation delegation visits the Navajo Nation to prepare for self-government – Anishinabek News

NIPISSING FIRST NATION— A delegation on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation made a quick visit to Arizona recently to learn more about how the Navajo Nation runs its government. Southeast Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief James Marsden led the team consisting of Chief Governance Negotiator Martin Bayer, Fiscal Relations Support Advisor Jidé Afolabi and Executive […]

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Métis educator wins award for developing program to help teenage mothers – APTN

December 5, 2019 A Métis assistant professor at the University of Alberta has won an award for her work helping to develop a program for teenage mothers. Melissa Tremblay has spent the past four years helping to develop a program to give mothers the best chance for success. cstewart@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/12/05/metis-educator-wins-award-for-developing-program-to-help-teenaged-mothers/

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Rama event aids women in need – OrilliaMatters

Sharing WITH Our Sisters saw bags filled with items for Barrie Native Friendship Centre The Sharing WITH Our Sisters Tea and Jamm was hosted by Dawn Ireland of Cedar Place in Rama on the weekend. We gathered some 30 previously loved handbags, filling them with donated personal hygiene products and more for women in need. […]

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Our language comes from this land’: How culture and territory connect for Homalco First Nation – CBC

Revitalizing Éy7á7juuthem is bringing back more than a language Dec 06, 2019 A large cardboard-backed calendar sits in the Homalco band office in Campbell River, B.C. It looks like a medicine wheel, or pie chart, dissected into several sections with words in Éy7á7juuthem and English handwritten in each space. It’s the first documented copy Homalco […]

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Qikiqtani Inuit Association seeks community directors for Sanikiluaq, Pond Inlet – Nunatsiaq News

Byelection nominations close Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. for Jan. 20 votes The nomination period opened this week for byelections on Jan. 20, 2020, to fill community director positions in Sanikiluaq and Pond Inlet, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association has announced. “This byelection was delayed by one week to allow all Inuit to fully participate after […]

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See something? Say something – Simcoe Reformer

December 5, 2019 The public is often told to “Say something if you see something” when confronted with suspicious behaviour. This extends to the abuse and potential abuse of women. “As a man, an employer, a friend – what do I do if I suspect a woman is being abused?” Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts asked […]

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Government ‘repeat offender’ when it comes to First Nations kids – APTN

December 5, 2019 The new Indigenous services minister was introduced to the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) this week. And Marc Miller promised that Canada would compensate children in care in due course. “We have that track record with respect to the Indian Day School settlements, the residential school settlements and the Sixties Scoop.” But […]

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Liberals zero in on environment, economy, taxes in throne speech – SaltWire Network

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Liberal government, chastened at the polls on election day, laid out priorities for its new mandate in the speech from the throne Thursday, Dec. 5. Those priorities includes lower taxes and lower carbon emissions, and a sharper focus on healthcare, safety, and reconciliation with Indigenous people. The throne speech, that sets […]

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ArcticNet to launch northern research program for northerners – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 New North by North supports work done by Inuit and northern colleges HALIFAX—A new program developed by ArcticNet will put research dollars in the hands of Inuit and northern colleges. The North by North program was proposed by ArcticNet, a hub for Canadian climate change research, in its latest federal funding proposal, […]

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Reconciliation ‘must continue’: Indigenous peoples a key focus of Throne Speech – The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government laid out Thursday that reconciliation with Indigenous people remains one of its core priorities while it recognized the road will be long. Reconciliation “must continue,” Governor-General Julie Payette said Thursday in reading the Throne Speech, which officially opens a new session of Parliament and puts forward goals and directions of the government. […]

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Teenager from Mistawasis Nehiyawak wins climate change essay contest – APTN

December 5, 2019 Mariah Pechawis from Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan is on her way to the United Nations climate change conference in Spain. This after the 17 year old wrote an award winning essay about climate change. pwolf@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/12/05/teenager-from-mistawasis-nehiyawak-wins-climate-change-essay-contest/

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Tervita Corporation Announces Updated Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, Dec. 5, 2019 – Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”, the “Company”) (TSX: TEV) announced today that the Company has applied to the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”), and the TSX has accepted, an application to amend its normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”). Previously, Tervita was approved to purchase approximately 3,115,264 common shares; the NCIB has been amended […]

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Jody Wilson-Raybould to push for Indigenous rights recognition framework – CBC

First Nations leaders honour Independent MP in ceremony following close of AFN special assembly Dec 06, 2019 After the closing Thursday of the Assembly of First Nations annual December meeting In Ottawa, Jody Wilson-Raybould, a former federal justice minister and AFN regional chief, was honoured by First Nations leaders during a ceremony that saw her […]

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17 Indigenous Entrepreneurs Ready To Take Next Step After JEDI’s Programs – Huddle Today

Dec 6, 2019 FREDERICTON- Seventeen Indigenous entrepreneurs in the province will have the skills they need to take their businesses to the next level next week. On Dec.9, the entrepreneurs will graduate from the Joint Economic Development Initiative’s (JEDI) Indigenous Business Incubator and Accelerator programs. The current participants are developing and expanding businesses in sectors […]

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After UNDRIP, MMIWG commitments, attention turns to throne speech for hint of what comes next – APTN

December 5, 2019 When National Chief Perry Bellegarde took to the stage to address the delegation to close the 2019 Assembly of First Nations special chiefs assembly in Ottawa, he urged everyone to lay down tobacco on January 1st, 2020 to signal a new decade of progress for scores of Indigenous children across Canada. At […]

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Indian day school settlement claims process delayed due to court challenge – CBC

AFN adopts resolution asking Manawan chief to drop challenge so survivors can get compensation soon Dec 06, 2019 The claims process to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit for harms suffered while attending federally-operated Indian day schools could be indefinitely delayed pending a court challenge. The settlement, which offers former students a range […]

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Morning Brief: First Question Period of 43rd Parliament set for today – iPolitics

Dec 6, 2019 Good morning, readers. The Lead The first Question Period of the 43rd Parliament will be held later today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with the other party leaders, will make statements in the House of Commons this morning on the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Montréal shooting. Trudeau will then attend […]

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Coping with the climate crisis: putting global health InFocus – APTN

December 5, 2019 There’s been a shift in language from global warming to climate change to climate crisis – the words people are using to talk about how humans are impacting the health of the planet have become more urgent. While there was a back and forth with the science for decades, scientists are almost […]

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Auditor calls for action to combat suicides in northwest Sask. – meadowlakeNOW

Dec 05, 2019 Saskatchewan’s auditor has laid out a number of areas she believes the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has to improve to address the risk of suicide in northwest Saskatchewan. In her 2019 report, which was released Thursday, Judy Ferguson said the average suicide rate in northwest Saskatchewan in 2018 exceeded the provincial average […]

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Dene Nation says it’s going after direct funding for housing – Cabin Radio

December 5, 2019 The Dene Nation this week entered the Northwest Territories housing crisis, using a motion at an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to take direct action. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said in a statement his organization had “a new blueprint to obtain funding” from the federal government and […]

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Some staff not trained enough to help suicidal patients: Saskatchewan Auditor – National Post

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority isn’t giving enough training to staff working with patients in areas struggling with high suicide rates, the provincial auditor said in her latest report. Judy Ferguson’s report released Thursday focuses on how patients at risk of suicide in communities including North Battleford, Meadow Lake and La Loche are treated […]

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Tahltan Nation’s proactive stance with UNDRIP – Canadian Mining Journal

B.C. First Nation’s position on exploration and mining on its territory The Tahltan Nation supports mineral exploration and mining projects in most portions of the territory, but such activities must be socially responsible, have robust environmental mitigations in place and contribute to the well-being of the Tahltan people through a series of commitments and benefits […]

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Aanmitaagzi part of international Indigenous troupe telling stories for change – Anishinabek News

NORTH BAY— Removing boundaries, opening the door to art in communities and telling stories for transformation is the thrust of an international theatre collaboration. A public lecture titled Storying Transformations: Indigenous Processes took place Nov. 26. The event was hosted by Enji Giigdoyang – Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Nipissing University. Carol Guppy, an Elder […]

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Researcher puts a dollar figure on Nunavut’s country food harvest – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 “Hidden economy” worth $143 million annually HALIFAX—Why can’t we talk about Nunavut’s locally harvested food in the same way we talk about natural resources? Duncan Warltier, a PhD candidate at McGill University, put that question to northerners and northern researchers gathered for a talk on sustainable harvesting at the ArcticNet conference in […]

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Cannabis moratorium still in place: Garden River First Nation – SooToday.com

Public reminded of moratorium a week after illegal dispensary raided by police Garden River First Nation (GRFN) says its moratorium on the production and sale of cannabis remains in place until the First Nation determines its position on the issue. On Wednesday, the First Nation issued a notice reminding its citizens of the moratorium – […]

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Lack of transparency, accountability to First Nations children furthers denial and discrimination – Merritt Herald

December 4, 2019 Union of BC Indian Chiefs The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is expressing profound frustration with Canada’s continued attempts to distract and avoid paying the compensation it has been ordered to pay by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT). Canada is seeking a stay of proceedings and judicial review of the CHRT […]

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NAIG Newsletter – MASRC

Attention all parents and communities ! Looking for all the latest information for Team MB for NAIG 2020. Check out our news letter here: NAIG Newsletter Read More: https://www.masrc.com/news_details.php?news_id=857

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Deer Stew and the Drum: Carleton Revives Annual Round Dance – Carleton U

It’s not every night you get to eat deer stew at Carleton University and hear folks competing for the best moose call but that was the scene at Fenn Lounge on the evening of Nov. 29, 2019. That Friday, the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives hosted more than 150 people for what will become an Annual […]

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