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USask Team Working On Sustainable Design For Northern Community Facilities – 620 CKRM.com

August 22, 2019 A project in northern Manitoba is aimed at addressing the Indigenous housing crisis by building a hut that will provide clean water, toilets and food preparation areas for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The project, which is a collaboration between the Universities of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Minnesota along with members of the Opaskwayak […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20196 Views

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Thunder Bay – Missing Indigenous Woman – August 22, 2019 – Net Newsledger

August 22, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing person Lenaya ROUNDHEAD. Lenaya ROUNDHEAD was last seen on August 18th, 2019 at 10:30 ROUNDHEAD is described as follows: -5’8″ in height -130lbs in weight -Indigenous -Medium complexion with brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair -Has a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20196 Views

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NAN Youth Appointed to Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 22, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Rachelle Metatawabin, Fort Albany First Nation who was appointed to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee this week: “We are pleased to congratulate Rachelle on being appointed to this committee and are […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20196 Views

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Quebec order of nurses finds former Nunavik nurse abused position – Nunatsiaq News

22 August, 2019 Marc Voisine worked in Nunavik from 2007 to 2013 The disciplinary council of Quebec’s order of nurses has found that a nurse who worked in Nunavik from 2007 to 2013 is guilty of having abused his position of trust as a nurse. Documents obtained by Nunatsiaq News about the council’s decision, which […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20194 Views

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Whitehorse residents want better solutions for government-run emergency shelter – APTN News

August 22, 2019 A government-run emergency shelter in Whitehorse is drawing the ire of nearby residents and business owners. The former Salvation Army Centre of Hope was taken over by the Yukon government earlier this year with promises of improving service quality to meet residents’ needs. But locals say it’s common to see public intoxication […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20193 Views

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End to long-standing gender-based discrimination could see up to 450,000 become eligible for Indian status – BayToday

‘The discrimination that women and their children have experienced has been so harmful, and in many cases, created deep-rooted divisions, separating families and communities’ Hundreds of thousands of people may now be eligible for Indian status after Parliament eliminated long-standing gender-based discrimination with the remaining provisions of Bill S-3 coming into force. They will be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20197 Views

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N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated – National Observer

August 22nd 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador’s opposition leader wants the province’s auditor general to investigate the government’s failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir. The work, known as “capping,” was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced by the flooding seeping into the food chain downstream from the reservoir, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201912 Views

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Chief Celia Echum Re-elected for 7th Consecutive Term through yet another landslide majority – Net Newsledger

August 22, 2019 Chief Echum again doubles votes of her opposition, to continue pursuing her vision LONGLAC, ONTARIO: Ginoogaming First Nation near Longlac, Ontario held its Chief and Council elections yesterday as community members gathered in the community hall to support their leaders and to witness the results. Chief Celia Echum succeeded in securing a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201910 Views

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N.W.T.’s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory’s jails – CBC

Bill adds reporting requirements, stricter rules on segregation for corrections facilities Aug 22, 2019 The Northwest Territories’ overhaul of its corrections law could be a new model for reconciliation and offer inmates “a light of possibility and hope,” says one of the MLAs responsible for reviewing the bill. In a session where regular MLAs and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201916 Views

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Trans Mountain gives contractors notice to proceed – JWN

An estimated 4,200 workers expected to be employed on pipeline twinning project by end of this year Aug. 22, 2019 Trans Mountain Corp. has given its prime contractors “notice to proceed,” which may go some way to address fears the project will miss another summer construction window. The SAF Group, a Canadian private equity investment […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201912 Views

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Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC Lavalin affair – APTN News

August 21, 2019 Liberal members of a parliamentary committee have blocked an opposition attempt to hear from ethics commissioner Mario Dion about his scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion Wednesday to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201911 Views

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First Nations-led group calls for commercial cull of seals, sea lions to save B.C.’s salmon – CBC

Aug 21, 2019 ‘We’re in serious trouble and nobody seems to want to deal with the problem’ A First Nations-led group in British Columbia is pushing for permission to cull seals and sea lions, pitching it as one way to help save the West Coast’s struggling salmon. Pacific Balance Marine Management held a conference on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201911 Views

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Canadian High Arctic Research Station opens its doors in western Nunavut hub – Nunatsiaq News

22 August, 2019 “Today’s celebration represents a significant milestone for our community,” says Cambridge Bay mayor The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay finally opened its doors yesterday before a crowd of locals and some visiting politicians and officials. Not in attendance: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was originally […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201910 Views

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Choosing the path of sustainability – Minden Times

Long after Dr. Dan Longboat finished his talk to a crowd of about 70 people, he was surrounded by people asking questions, shaking his hand, and posing for pictures with him. Longboat, or Roronhiakewen (He Clears the Sky) spoke on the topic of A Way of Life: Indigenous Knowledge to Sustain the World on Aug. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20197 Views

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Members call for ‘immediate’ election in N.W.T. First Nation – CBC

Petition alleges chief and council in Fort Liard are violating term limits set by the Indian Act Aug 22, 2019 A petition circulated among members of Acho Dene Koe First Nation in Fort Liard, N.W.T., is calling for an “immediate” election of chief and council, claiming they have overstayed their mandate by several months. Floyd […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201911 Views

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Federal Government Gives WE Charity $3 Million To Create ‘Youth-Led Enterprises’ – HuffPost Canada

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger. The federal government says it is giving $3 million to a charity that supports young Canadians developing socially conscious businesses. Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement on Wednesday with Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the WE Charity. The money will go to the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20197 Views

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BC Liberal MLA on LNG Pipeline and resource development – The Post Millennial

The Post Millennial interviewed Ellis Ross, the B.C. Liberal MLA for the riding of Skeena to discuss Indigenous involvement, welfare, and public-private partnerships as it relates to British Columbia’s $40 billion LNG pipeline and terminal. As an Indigenous man himself, Ross has been a long-time proponent of Indigenous involvement in developing pipelines. Advocating for LNG […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20197 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, 20197 Views

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Musical Festival to feature Indigenous performers for first time – paNOW

For the first time ever the Waskesiu Lakeside Music Festival at the Prince Albert National Park will feature a variety of Indigenous talent to go along with some other top bands. Organizers decided it was time to broaden the talent on offer at four different locations this Friday through Sunday. “The Prince Albert National Park […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20199 Views

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Anishinaabe-owned health and wellness store opens its doors in Nipissing First Nation – Anishinabek News

August 22, 2019 NIPISSING FIRST NATION— Great tunes and a fish fry with sunshine and blue skies made for a great grand opening of Green Medicine in Duchesnay Village, Nipissing First Nation (NFN). Green Medicine is NFN’s newest business and first alternative health and wellness store. Opening the store is a dream come true for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201911 Views

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Indigenous movie filmed in Winnipeg hopes to pave the way for more – CTV

August 21, 2019 A film that features Indigenous people and language has just wrapped up in Winnipeg. ‘The First Encounter’ is a feature film that was shot in both Manitoba and Alberta. It features an Indigenous cast as well as several scenes spoken in different Indigenous languages including Blackfoot, Nakoda, and Cree. “It’s a very […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20198 Views

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Feds say reinstating Michel Band not possible under Indian Act – APTN News

August 21, 2019 The federal government says it can’t reinstate the Michel First Nation in Alberta Treaty Six territory — because the Indian Act doesn’t have any provisions allowing it to do so. In a statement to APTN News following recent coverage of community’s ongoing efforts to have the band reinstated, s spokesperson for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201912 Views

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Airport cargo park to create hundreds of new jobs – Enfield Weekly Press

HALIFAX STANFIELD AIRPORT: A new air cargo logistics park at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will create hundreds of new jobs through construction of the facility on 25 acres adjacent to Gateway Facilities. Under bright sunshine, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser, HIAA President and CEO Joyce Carter, HRM Mayor Mike Savage, Potlotek First Nation Chief Wilbert […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20199 Views

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Farber: Struggling to come to grips with our history of genocide – Canadian Jewish News

Earlier this month, I wrote about a controversy of words associated with the U.S. government’s rounding up of innocent civilians and placing them in detention camps. Many, myself included, referred to such inhumane places as “concentration camps.” This elicited strong reactions worldwide. Many believed that “concentration camp” is a term best reserved for the worst […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20196 Views

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Dene and Métis walk away from self-government talks in Tulita, N.W.T. – CBC

‘No more surrenders of any rights, period,’ says Métis president Aug 22, 2019 Three land claim organizations in Tulita, N.W.T., have “unanimously” decided to end self-government negotiations with the federal government, according to the leader of one of the parties involved. Richard Hardy, president of the Fort Norman Métis Community, announced the decision Wednesday at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20198 Views

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iPolitics AM: North American trade deal, Hong Kong and Venezuela on the agenda for Pompeo’s whirlwind visit to Ottawa – iPolitics.ca

Aug 22, 2019 ALSO TODAY: Singh, Chow commemorate Jack Layton’s legacy — Conservative hopeful George Canyon launches campaign to retake Central Nova After having successfully thwarted — at least for now — the opposition-driven push to hold a full parliamentary probe into the federal ethics commissioner’s report on his conduct in the SNC-Lavalin affair, Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201914 Views

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Trans Mountain puts contractors on notice to get ready for pipeline restart

Trans Mountain Corp. has advised construction contractors to get ready for the restart of its pipeline expansion project to the west coast. Trans Mountain says its directive gives contractors 30 days to ready equipment, start hiring workers, secure goods and services and develop detailed plans. The company says work is to begin soon in communities […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201922 Views

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Indigenous healthcare issues in Canada – Globalnews.ca

Angela Mashford-Pringle discusses her new public health program that emphasizes indigenous health care Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5793329/indigenous-healthcare-issues-in-canada

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201923 Views

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Blame Bad Decisions for Crime, Not Structural Racism and Colonialism – FCPP

August 21, 2019 If I were to buy a Tesla, because I thought it was the best car in the world, but had trouble making the payments for it and for my mortgage, and in the end lose my car and my house, who is responsible: the Tesla advertisers, the banks that extend credit, my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201915 Views

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Green light for Wiiky cannabis store – Manitoulin Expositor

Application finds favour with licencing authority WIIKWEMKOONG – Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory has been named one of eight First Nations that have been approved for a retail cannabis outlet by the province. On July 31 at 9 am, the AGCO began accepting applications from those who wished to operate a store on a First Nation. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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The Witness Blanket @ Bannatyne exhibition opens August 22 – UM Today

August 21, 2019 — The Witness Blanket, a large scale art installation created by master carver Carey Newman which documents the impact of residential schools, is coming to Bannatyne Campus. What: Opening of the Witness Blanket exhibition When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:00pm Where: 3rd Floor, Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Who: Featured […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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A long day in Ottawa brings positive news for Elliot Lake – ElliotLakeToday.com

‘The province sounds very supportive of our Hub proposal, and with a few minor revisions in wording we should be ready to submit the application early September,’ says Mayor A delegation of Elliot Lake City Council members and senior staff have been pleading the city’s case with provincial government ministers at this week’s Association of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201915 Views

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‘What our ancestors meant:’ Canada, First Nations create new park reserve – The Globe and Mail

A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada. “This is what our ancestors meant when they entered into treaty with Canada,” said Steve Nitah, who represented Indigenous groups in talks that led to the Thaidene Nene National Park […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201911 Views

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New Digital Literacy Resource: Eetsii tthak t’agwahii getr’ootanahchàh: Digital Content and Connectivity with Dinjii Zhuh Contexts – First Mile

Aug. 21, 2019 The University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension and School of Library and Information Science) and Gwich’in Tribal Council are proud to share two new digital literacy resources. These free open educational resources (OERs) focus on digital content and connectivity with Dinjii Zhuh (Gwich’in) contexts. They include a student workbook and a facilitator […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201921 Views

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Federal Court approves settlement agreement in Day Schools case – Prince Albert Daily Herald

The settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit launched by former students of Indian day schools has been approved by the Federal Court. According to multiple media reports, the settlement agreement was approved Monday. Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harm, including physical and sexual abuse, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201912 Views

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Federal government pledges up to $41M for Kasabonika Lake First Nation education – CBC

Money will go toward renovations to existing elementary school, construction of new high school Aug 21, 2019 The federal government has pledged up to $41 million to improving education on Kasabonika Lake First Nation. In an announcement made Tuesday, the government said the money will go toward renovating the community’s existing K4-6 school, and construction […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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Site Plans: New fuel plant slated to rise in the valley – The Sarnia Journal

August 21, 2019 A B.C. firm has selected Sarnia’s chemical valley as the site of a planned $1.5 billion USD ($1.9 billion CDN) fuel plant, according to the company’s president. “Some time ago, we selected Sarnia as the best place for us to look at building our first plant,” Michael Ainsworth of Ainsworth Energy Co. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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Thaidene Nëné signing: Land of the Ancestors gains life, at last – Cabin Radio

August 21, 2019 A new park for the Northwest Territories, 50 years in the making, rises off Great Slave Lake’s East Arm on Wednesday as leaders sign the final documents heralding its creation. Thaidene Nëné – or Land of Our Ancestors – comes into being as Dene, Métis, federal, and territorial representatives gather in Łutselkʼe, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201911 Views

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Nipissing First Nation Chief upset over cannabis store licencing – BayToday

“So he has to meet all of the requirements of our licensing and follow our laws before provincial laws.” Scott McLeod supports business and growth on Nipissing First Nation, but he is not thrilled with the way cannabis store licensing is being handled on First Nation land. “We were supportive of the individual getting a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201916 Views

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NS Mi’kmaw fishermen say DFO sezied lobster traps tagged under moderate livelihood – Kukukwes.com

Two Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw fishermen say the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are violating their treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood by seizing their lobster traps. Jason Lamrock, a member of the Acadia First Nation, says DFO officers seized his ten lobster traps he dropped in waters just off Woods Harbour near Barrington, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201916 Views

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Eden Valley Reserve celebrates new era of solar power – CBC

Alberta First Nation just unveiled its 1st ever solar project Aug 21, 2019 A First Nation west of Longview, Alta., is celebrating the completion of the first solar power project in its history. The new solar system on the Eden Valley Reserve received a special ceremonial blessing Tuesday, along with a community celebration and BBQ. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201913 Views

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Feds eliminate gender inequality for Indigenous status with Bill S-3 – Manitoulin Expositor

August 21, 2019 Final barriers removed for women who married out of the culture, children and grandchildren WIIKWEMKOONG – When Jeanette Corbiere married a non-Native man in 1970 and became Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell, she was dismayed to discover in the coming months that the federal government no longer considered her an Indian (in the parlance of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201915 Views

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Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve Seen As Model For The Future – HuffPost Canada

The deal gives First Nations an unprecedented role with the land. LUTSEL K’E, N.W.T. — A deal on a vast new national park reserve in the North is being called a model for future relationships between First Nations and Canada. “This is what our ancestors meant when they entered into treaty with Canada,” said Steve […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201918 Views

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IRS busts alleged multimillion-dollar tobacco-smuggling scheme in Akwesasne – CBC

New York state man allegedly arranged tobacco purchases through a Miami company for smuggling into Canada Aug 21, 2019 A three-year, multi-agency investigation led by the U.S. tax authority targeted a key “broker” in a smuggling scheme that allegedly moved millions of dollars worth of tobacco through a border-straddling First Nation and into the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201918 Views

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Federal support announced for Indigenous festival – StCatharinesStandard.ca

Celebration of Nations artistic director Michele-Elise Burnett hopes to propel the annual festival forward in years to come, thanks to new federal funding. “This is funding is definitely going to help propel us forward in bringing in incredible, extraordinary artists,” she said. Federal Minister of Tourism Melanie Joly was at the First Ontario Performing Arts […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201912 Views

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Letter: In Ball we trust? – The Telegram

Do you trust Premier Dwight Ball and his ministers when they say they will do something? If you do, you need to ask yourself why, given their record. If you don’t, you need to ask yourself why it matters enough for you to do something about it. One of the hallmarks of bad government is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201912 Views

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High turnover at N.W.T. legislature could be challenging for new MLAs: ministers – CBC

Current and former ministers say inexperienced cabinet could make big reforms difficult Aug 21, 2019 No matter what happens in October’s election, the Northwest Territories will see big changes in the Legislative Assembly. Already, four MLAs have announced they will not seek re-election, including three of seven cabinet ministers. Among them are the ministers responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201915 Views

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Inuit Circumpolar Council creates scholarship for young Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

20 August, 2019 Annual awards honour Hans-Pavia Rosing, ICC’s first president The Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents more than 160,000 Inuit from Russia to Greenland, has decided to honour one of its founding leaders, Hans-Pavia Rosing, with four US$1,000 annual scholarships in his honour. The awards are for young Inuit who inspire others, with a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201913 Views

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Grassy Narrows chief urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury – TheSpec.com

Rudy Turtle said Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan has not been willing to meet with him. OTTAWA — The chief of a northwestern Ontario reserve —and an NDP candidate in this fall’s federal election — is calling on Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan to sit down to hammer out an agreement on a long-promised treatment […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201912 Views

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Fond du Lac says province has backed down from promise to help fund runway extension – Prince Albert Daily Herald

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and the Fond du Lac First Nation are accusing the provincial government of backing away from a promise to expand the runway that was involved in a fatal 2017 crash. In a press release issued late Tuesday, the FSIN called on the province to “remain true to … […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201923 Views

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