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Indigenous cross country motorcycle journey brings attention to Indian day schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 20, 2018 12:31 WINNIPEG _ With the roar of four engines, the Treaty Freedom Riders sped out of Winnipeg Friday morning on a trip to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students. The four Indigenous motorcyclists, including former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand chief Derek Nepinak, are on a […]

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North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 20, 2018 11:50 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota is demanding $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed an administrative claim Friday against the Army […]

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Eleven at McMaster named Vanier Scholars, Banting Fellows – McMaster

July 19, 2018 Ten McMaster graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow have received the Government of Canada’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, tackling research areas including diabetes in expectant mothers, breast cancer and high-altitude adaptations in mice. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, named after former Governor-General Georges Vanier, recognize outstanding doctoral […]

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Botched’ renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim – CBC

Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau alleges construction contracts for about 500 homes will need to be redone July 20, 2018 Nunavik and Quebec’s social housing authorities are suing construction companies for a total of $100 million for alleged faulty renovations in the province’s northern region. The Société d’habitation du Québec and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau filed three […]

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Local leaders express disappointment in first Ford government throne speech – Manitoulin.ca

July 20, 2018 ELLIOT LAKE—Both Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha and Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare were disappointed with last week’s Ontario Progressive Conservative Party throne speech.  After listening to the PC throne speech, Mr. Mantha said, “I am definitely disappointed but unfortunately not surprised. I’m disappointed both in the direction this new government […]

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Learn, Build, Open Up, Set an Example – Together – Business Examiner

July 19, 2018 TOURISM – Throughout Canada we celebrated National Indigenous Peoples. The day weaved together ceremony with celebration, festivity with sombre reflection, timeless rituals with modern adaptations and all were accompanied by various traditional foods, music, artistry and dance. These events, large and small were joyful, poignant, at times solemn reminders of a history that […]

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Mayor sets up indigenous advisory circle – Soo Today

All matters relating to the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations are being referred to the new Bawating Advisory Circle Three years after Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued recommendations to municipalities as part of its final report on residential schools, Sault Ste. Marie’s mayor is establishing a Bawating Advisory Circle to begin […]

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2018 Beauvais Lake Metis Youth and Elder Gathering – The Pincher Creek Voice

July 20, 2018 Roxy Debroux – In Metis culture, both the youth and the elders are honored. Between July 3 and 6th, this honoring took place at the heart of Metis culture in the area, Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Many gathered at the Homestead Group camp to interact with one another, teach, and learn. Gail McLenaghan […]

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First Nations power project congratulates seven graduates from 1st training program – CBC

The Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project’s 15-week certification program started in April July 19, 2018 As the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project gets closer to its goal of connecting several remote communities to the provincial power grid by 2023, officials from the project gathered in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the graduation of their first round of successful participants. Wataynikaneyap […]

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Federal government to invest $500 million in Métis housing over next 10 years – MBC Network Radio Online

July 19, 2018 The federal government announced half a billion dollars for Métis housing needs across Canada on Thursday afternoon. The announcement was made at the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Assembly in Saskatoon. The money was earmarked in the 2018 federal budget and will be distributed over the next decade. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs […]

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Nipissing First Nation mulls banning cannabis sales ahead of legalization – APTN News

July 19, 2018 Recreational cannabis will soon be legal in Canada. Although the legislation is still being sorted out across the provinces, some First Nations in Ontario are trying to get ahead of the game, while others are holding off. APTN’s Annette Francis visited Nipissing First Nation to hear how that community is planning to […]

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RCMP appeal for help finding missing woman – Brandon Sun

July 20, 2018 Elphinstone RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 24-year-old woman from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Megan Sportak lastspoke to her family on July 5. Further police investigation has determined that Sportak was reported to be in Winnipeg on July 7. Since that date, however, there has been no […]

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State Of Emergency Declared On Whitedog Due to Smoke From Forest Fire – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 20, 2018 A State of Emergency has been declared on the Wabaseemoong First Nation. It’s because of smoke from a forest fire burning about 20 kilometers northwest of the community. Kenora Fire #71 has been growing steadily since the weekend and is low listed at over 68 hundred hectares in size. Right now, vulnerable […]

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Giesbrecht: Day school ‘survivors’ – The Province

July 20, 2018 A class-action lawsuit against the federal government is underway for Indigenous students who attended day schools. It seeks damages for every Indigenous student who attended, an estimated 100,000 such people are alive. The lawsuit could result in a payout of at least $5 billion. They seek compensation for being forced to attend […]

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50th anniversary displays at Massey Area Museum – My Espanola Now

July 19,  2018 Visitors to the Massey Area Museum will see some new exhibits this year in celebration of its 5oth anniversary. One of the most popular is a hanging in the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation room depicting research done by Jayson Stewart’s Appreciating Aboriginal Culture class at Espanola High School. It depicts the 131 […]

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Urban reserve gets council nod – Winnipeg Free Press

Final session deals with proposal that would see large expansion to Peguis First Nation property July 19, 2018 Peguis First Nation has moved a step closer to establishing an urban reserve in the heart of Winnipeg. City council unanimously approved an administrative proposal Thursday for an agreement with the southern Manitoba First Nation on converting […]

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Encore – Unresolved – Shelley May Anderson – CBC Shows

Jul 20, 2018 Last fall, we aired a series called Unresolved prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich. The series focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. This is the story of Shelley May Anderson who went missing n Cobalt eight years ago. To get that story, Olivia met with Shelley’s […]

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Danielle Smith: First Nations eyeing bid to buy Trans Mountain pipeline – Global News

It looks like there may be a buyer for the Trans Mountain Pipeline after all. Whispering Pines First Nation chief Michael LeBourdais is the spokesperson for a group of First Nations that intends to put together a bid to buy the pipeline. I didn’t think it would have a buyer until after it was built and in […]

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Spiritwalkers Cross Nipigon Bridge on Day Five – NetNewsLedger

July 20, 2018 LAKE HELEN FN – The amazing group of unified Spiritwalkers walked 3.5 km as a powerful spiritual force, from Lake Helen First Nation, and across the Nipigon River Bridge then through the Town of Nipigon. We then split into three groups to cover the 53 km distance all the way to the community […]

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Inuit to help manage marine conservation area – Nunatsiaq.com

July 20, 2018 QIA gets $900K to run Guardian program in Lancaster Sound Inuit will help manage the new Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area through a new Guardian program to be run by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. On Wednesday, Parks Canada announced up to $900,000 in funding for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to operate […]

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Wabaseemoong Declares State Of Emergency – 931 The Border

July 20, 2018 A northwestern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency because of smoke from a nearby forest fire. Wabaseemoong Independent Nation is evacuating seniors, children and those with respiratory problems to nearby First Nation communities in the Kenora area. They are being told to prepare to be away from their homes […]

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Premiers strike deal to allow increased flow of beer, alcohol across borders – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 20, 2018 8:27 ST. ANDREWS, N.B. _ Canada’s premiers are set to wrap up their two-day meeting in New Brunswick with a deal that will effectively double the amount of beer and alcohol that can be taken across provincial and territorial borders. A source familiar with the negotiations confirmed Friday that a deal was […]

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From hot to not? The Baloney Meter weighs in on Scheer’s economy claims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 20, 2018 7:30 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ “Justin Trudeau inherited a booming economy, but he’s squandering it. His uncontrolled spending and tax hikes is making life harder for Canadians. It’s time for a Prime Minister who puts taxpayers’ interests first.” _ Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Twitter, July 15, 2018 ___ […]

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BR Sask Stolen Children Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 20, 2018 2:30 REGINA – An application for the courts to order the removal of a camp outside the Saskatchewan legislature will be heard on July 31st. The Saskatchewan government filed the application this week. The Justice of Our Stolen Children camp has been set up in the park since late […]

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Canadian Forces to host Indigenous youth camp at Fort William First Nation – CBC

Eagle’s Nest, the military based activity camp, will run from August 5 to 11 July 20, 2018 Fort William First Nation welcomed the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) on Wednesday in honour of the Eagle’s Nest Indigenous youth camp with military based activities the CAF will be conducting in August. Peter Collins, Chief of Fort William […]

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De Beers to purchase Peregrine Diamonds – Nunatsiaq.com

July 19, 2018 Major diamond producer makes a move on Nunavut De Beers Canada is on track to buy Peregrine Diamonds for $107 million. Since 2003, Peregrine has explored its Chidliak property, about 120 kilometres northeast of Iqaluit, in an effort to prove up how many diamonds may be found beneath the ground. The purchase […]

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It’s an organic process:’ Alberta posts proposed curriculum changes online – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 15:35 By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ People who want to see what Alberta is doing with school curriculum changes can look for themselves online. Education Minister David Eggen says his department has posted the raw proposals for changes to what students in kindergarten to Grade 4 are taught. Eggen […]

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NDP wants transport minister to spell out plan to replace Greyhound service – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 17:39 By Terry Pedwell THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The opposition New Democrats are calling on the Trudeau government to lay out its plan to help communities that will be affected by the shutdown of Greyhound bus services in western Canada. The NDP has requested an emergency meeting of the House of […]

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Saskatchewan government asks court to order protesters off legislature lawn – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 18:37 By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government wants a court to order protesters who are camping outside the legislature to leave. It also wants a judge to force Regina police to remove them if need be. The Justice of Our Stolen Children camp has been set up […]

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A by the numbers look at the Liberal government’s Canada Child Benefit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 16:17 OTTAWA _ Government ministers and Liberal MPs held dozens of events Thursday to highlight two years since the Liberals introduced the Canada Child Benefit. Starting Friday, the value of the means-tested benefit goes up to keep pace with inflation. Some numbers about the benefit to keep in mind: $23.7 billion: Planned […]

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A first’ at St Mary’s First Nation: traditional welcome for new chief and council – CBC

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. and 12 councillors sworn in during traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony July 19, 2018 On a hot, humid day on the banks of what they know as the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council of St. Mary’s First Nation in a traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony. Chief Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., […]

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Prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow joins University of Regina research community – U of Regina

July 19, 2018 A researcher whose project focuses on working with Indigenous communities to learn how to best mitigate the negative impact that pipeline leaks have on their communities has joined the University of Regina research community after winning a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award is funded for two years through the federal government. […]

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B.C.’s Site C dam project behind schedule, plagued by problems: expert – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia’s mammoth Site C hydro-electric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy, says an assessment by an international dam expert. E. Harvey Elwin _ hired by a First Nation asking for a court injunction to aspects of […]

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University of Winnipeg seeking Indigenous artist to create podium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation. The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of […]

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Greenpeace members arrested for climbing Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018  By Martin Leblanc THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Several Greenpeace members climbed the outside of the Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal on Thursday to protest the federal government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline project. The five climbers, who were equipped with cables and harnesses, ascended partway up the […]

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Kim TallBear named 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow – U Alberta

“Ultimately we’re pushing back against straight white men telling us how the world should work, and what is legitimate knowledge and what is not.” July 18, 2018 The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent charity that funds and promote academic and public interest research. Each year, the Foundation awards fellowships to “intellectuals in the […]

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Thompson artist Jasyn Lucas flattered by Manitoba Tourism Award nomination – Thompson Citizen

July 19, 2018 To Jasyn Lucas, being nominated for a Manitoba Tourism Award in the Indigenous tourism category makes him grateful for all the support he has received since moving back to Northern Manitoba from Vancouver and pursuing art as a full-time career. “That’s pretty sweet to be recognized like that,” said the Thompson artist, […]

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Renewable energy remains a minor source of energy: Philip Cross in the Hill Times – MLI

July 18, 2018 Abundant energy is the beating heart of our economy and society, driving the ongoing search for new energy sources. At one time, nuclear energy and then briefly fusion promised unlimited power at little economic or environmental cost. Since the 1970s, renewables from wind and solar power have held out the tantalizing prospect […]

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Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 19, 2018  By Ed White THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ Experts predict that a worst-case scenario leak of an old oil pipeline where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet would cost nearly $2 billion. The state of Michigan released a draft of a report by an independent team of scientists who estimate […]

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Agricultural and Food Sciences welcomes Indigenous Scholar – UM Today

July 19, 2018 — Kyle Bobiwash’s journey to the the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba covered a lot of ground, from biomedical studies to wildlife biology to the science of wine, and finally, insects. We chatted with Faculty’s first Indigenous Scholar and the newest assistant professor in the Department […]

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Family, friends and visitors attend Sagamok Powwow – Elliot Lake Standard

July 18, 2018 Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation held its traditional powwow on the weekend of July 13 to 15 with a sunrise ceremony prior to the event on the morning of Thursday July 12 at around 5 a.m. Despite temperatures in excess of 30 degrees on the weekend, several families as well as visitors attended […]

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Legal Aid wants to help challenge Alberta jury selection rules that exclude Indigenous people – Thestar.com

July 18, 2018 EDMONTON—The Legal Aid Society of Alberta wants to join in the fight to overturn a rule that bans anyone with a criminal record from serving on an Albertan jury, with critics arguing the practice discriminates against Indigenous people. Dane Bullerwell made the argument that the Legal Aid Society of Alberta should be […]

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Alberta launches Indigenous affordable housing program – Daily Commercial News

July 19, 2018 EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta recently announced a $120-million Indigenous Housing Capital Program that will allow the design and delivery of more affordable housing developments by Indigenous governments and organizations. The program is expected to increase the supply of more affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction, including […]

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Encore – Unresolved – Pamela Holopainen – CBC Shows

Jul 19, 2018 This is an encore presentation of a series prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. In this installment of the series, Olivia looks at the case of Pamela Holopainen who disappeared 14 years ago after leaving a house party in Timmins. Olivia […]

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Manitoba Métis Federation shakes up cabinet – Thompson Citizen

July 19, 2018 Following their first official caucus meeting since new and returning leadership was elected back in May, representatives from the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) announced on July 16 that they will be making some changes to their organizational structure. While Thompson regional representative Julyda Lagimodiere will remain in her position as minister of […]

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Vancouver’s Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network to cohost Indigenous HIV conference in Amsterdam – The Georgia Straight

July 18th, 2018 A local Indigenous health organization will be cohosting a conference on HIV and AIDS that will be held in the Netherlands this weekend but will be can be viewed by British Columbians online. Vancouver’s Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) are cohosting […]

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Call for Proposals for imagineNATIVE Digital Project – Raise the Hammer

July 19, 2018 Again today, the papers have another article about the cultural appropriation of Indigenous Peoples’ stories. Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage is launching his newest production, Kanata – effectively an accounting of the treatment of Indigenous Peoples living in Canada by settlers. However, not one of the 34 actors are Indigenous. This is […]

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A special place to call home for Indigenous homeless – The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton program that helps homeless Indigenous people find housing wins transformative change award For the first time in about 10 years, Tyler Steadman celebrated a birthday with cake among friends. “It was embarrassing, but it felt great,” said Steadman, who turned 40 two weeks ago. The start of his fourth decade also marks a transition […]

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Unbelievably powerful’: Inside a traditional Wolastoqiyik inauguration – CBC

Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr. and 12 councillors sworn in during traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony Jul 19, 2018 On a hot, humid day on the banks of the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council of St. Mary’s First Nation in a traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony. Chief Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., […]

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Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Sunny ways? Not so much at Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s historic home. The small structure north of Montreal has seen a sharp decline in attendance, to 623 visitors in 2016 from about 2,600 in 2011. The same trend is seen at semi-detached homes […]

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