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Justin Trudeau eyes progress over the long term on economy, trade, Indigenous issues – Thestar.com

The prime minister defended his government’s record as it nears the middle of its mandate, saying many goals would take time or more willingness or “capacity” in others to realize. June 27, 2017 OTTAWA—As he heads into a summer of glad-handing and hosting Canada 150 celebrations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set his eyes squarely on […]

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Historic letter recalls time when Indigenous people were discouraged from ‘excessive indulgence’ in dancing – CBC

Idle No More founder finds Indian Affairs letter from 1921 among late mother’s possessions Jun 27, 2017 When Sylvia McAdam posted a 95-year-old letter to Twitter, written by the former deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, it went viral. That’s because in the letter, Duncan Campbell Scott expressed alarm at the increasing rate […]

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Canada 150: The Integral Role of Indigenous Architects – Azure

A painful history of colonization long kept Indigenous people in Canada from creating their own buildings. Today, Indigenous architects are growing in number – and in influence. Festivities marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation have been criticized, by no small number of people, as being woefully ignorant of Indigenous history, which stretches back much, […]

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25-year-old man in critical condition after being found on Thunder Bay, Ontario trail – CBC

Jun 26, 2017 Police say victim identified as Marlan Patrick Chookomolin Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., say a 25-year-old man is in critical condition after being found “unresponsive” on a recreation trail on the city’s north side early Sunday morning. According to a written release issued Monday, police said Marlan Patrick Chookomolin was taken to […]

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Delay rejected in lawsuit challenging solitary confinement on charter grounds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A leading civil liberties group says a judge has denied a request to delay a lawsuit that challenges the use of indefinite solitary confinement in federal prisons. The Attorney General of Canada asked the Supreme Court of British Columbia to adjourn the trial scheduled to begin next Tuesday […]

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Ontario Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 27, 2017  (Snowplow-Cop-Killer) The man found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto police officer while driving a snowplow has been granted permission to travel up to 150 kilometres from his home. The Ontario Review Board has granted the leave for Richard Kachkar, who was deemed not criminally responsible […]

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Ramona Big Head ‘proud’ of AHS for taking action after racial slur sent in text – Global News

June 27, 2017 WARNING: This story includes a term many people find offensive. Discretion is advised. A Kainai Board of Education (KBE) principal who became the subject of a racial slur in a text message sent by an Alberta Health Services employee is commending AHS for acting quickly and decisively to fire those responsible. “They […]

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Government meeting fiscal goals, inherited $18B budget deficit floor: Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued Tuesday that his Liberal government has been keeping its promise to be fiscally responsible and pointed to the previous Conservative administration as at least partly to blame for higher-than-expected deficits. Trudeau maintained the Liberals were consistent with […]

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DAREarts, the Spirit Bear, and Ontario 150: A Reflection – DAREarts

Written by DAREarts Lead Teacher Laura MacKinnon & Artist-Educator Glenn Marais. DAREarts has been with working with Indigenous communities for 12 years. The first community we worked with was Webequie First Nation. We were invited there after facilitating an arts program at a Junior Rangers camp, a branch of the military that teaches young men […]

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Grads receive final homework assignment: Indigenous scholar Jean-Paul Restoule asks grads to play important role in reconciliation process – OISE

June 23, 2017 When 525 graduates from OISE’s Master of Arts, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education programs arrived for their convocation on June 22, they thought all of their tests and assignments were complete. They were wrong. There was one more homework assignment awaiting them, said Associate Professor of Indigenous Education Jean-Paul Restoule, […]

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

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

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Multiculturalism profiles: Inuit Deborah Kigjugalik Webster – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Deborah Kigjugalik Webster, 49, has a memory for each season she headed out on the land with her father, either by boat or by snowmobile and qamutiik, a traditional Inuit wooden sled. “There’s nothing like the social aspect of ice fishing in […]

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Anthropologica: Volume 59, Number 1, 2017 – Anthropologica

Thematic Section / Section Thématique Language Sustainability in the Circumpolar North / Viabilité de la langue et le Nord circumpolaire Abstract: This introduction serves to situate this special theme within the broader fields of language sustainability and language revitalisation and maintenance. It aims to highlight both the unique aspects of linguistic situations in the Circumpolar […]

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Frankly, we don’t have any reason to celebrate:’ Indigenous centre opting out of Canada Day celebrations – CBC

N’Swakamok Friendship Centre says Canada 150 does not recognize enough of the Indigenous experience June 27, 2017 As the rest of the country is preparing to mark Canada 150, others plan to sit out on the celebrations. Many Indigenous communities will not be taking part in Canada Day festivities, saying the nation has a deeper […]

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Black people, aboriginal women over-represented in ‘carding’ police stops – Edmonton Journal

June 27, 2017 Black and indigenous Edmontonians are more likely to be stopped and “carded” by police, a practice that local activists call racial profiling, but city police say helps suppress crime and assist in investigations. Black Lives Matter Edmonton, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women and the Stolen Sisters Awareness Movement are […]

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Commentary: Canada at 150 – what we are, what we can become? – Global News

June 27, 2017 Happy 150th, Canada. Time to wave flags, pop champagne (or crack open a beer, chacun son goût) and find a good spot to take in the fireworks on July 1. Ottawa is dropping half a billion dollars on our sesquicentennial, so you might as well get your money’s worth while you can. […]

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Celebrate Canada – The Westlock News

Jun 27, 2017 That tongue twister of a sesquicentennial anniversary — Canada’s 150th — is days away so now’s the time to decide where you’ll be this Saturday, July 1. From the northern tip of Fawcett down to Pickardville and various points in between, there will be plenty going on. If you like parades, there’s […]

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Two First Nations bands hiring – Prince Rupert Northern View

Jun 27th, 2017 Key positions at two local First Nations are vacant and no one is able to comment as to why. An email sent to Ellen Torng on June 5, whose name is still listed as the chief executive officer as of June 20, was returned with the message that she no longer worked […]

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Students celebrate National Aboriginal Day – The Sudbury Star

June 27, 2017 Grade 4 to 6 students at Sudbury’s Ecole St-Dominique celebrated National Aboriginal Day by participating in a number of activities on June 21. Students were able to take part in a smudging ceremony and listen to Metis stories. They were also offered a variety of fun-filled activities promoting the culture of First […]

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U of Ottawa: Shattering the health care sector glass ceiling

Women have been making steady gains in the traditionally male-dominated health care field. They make up over 50% of medical school students across Canada and over 80% of the health care workforce. Yet gender disparities remain. Women lead fewer than 20% of hospitals, and hold relatively few leadership positions overall. On June 12, efforts to […]

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Grassroots team creating Indigenous-based climate plan across Canada – CBC

Volunteers work to bridge gap between government strategies on climate change and Indigenous knowledge Jun 26, 2017 A new grassroots organization is developing a tool kit to help Indigenous communities address climate change. Indigenous Climate Action is run by a group of Indigenous people from various First Nations across Canada who noticed a gap between government […]

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Fete nationale parade organizers apologize for float pushed by black teenagers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 11:10 MONTREAL _ Organizers of the Fete nationale parade are apologizing to people who were upset by the sight of black teenagers pushing a float carrying a white singer. Footage of the float from Saturday’s parade was posted on social media and prompted some people to link the images to slavery […]

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Party chooses to operate without an interim leader until convention – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 10:53 WINNIPEG _ Manitoba Liberals will be leaderless until October. The party’s board of directors has decided not to appoint an interim leader while awaiting the outcome of the Oct. 21 leadership convention in Winnipeg. Judy Klassen, one of three Liberal legislature members, was serving as interim leader but stepped down […]

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A striking visual brings emotional response to history – Carlyle Observer

It’s an exercise that would be beneficial in all schools, Lauren Pinacie-Littlechief – facilitator – explains of the Blanket Exercise. The intention of the exercise is to look at the history of First Nations peoples and the European settlers, how treaties were formed, and how the relationships changed as time progressed – moving from a […]

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Pervasive racism’ remains outstanding issue from First Nation student deaths inquest, lawyer says – CBC

Inquest revealed ‘2 very different existences’ of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Jonathan Rudin says Jun 27, 2017 The legacy of an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., will be seen in the way the city deals with racism against Indigenous peoples, says a lawyer who represented families of […]

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Judge rejects lengthy jail term for man who sexually assaulted teenage friend – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017 SYDNEY, N.S. _ A young aboriginal man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old friend “exhibits great potential” despite a difficult upbringing and should not face a lengthy jail term, a Nova Scotia judge says. Judge James Chipman sentenced Davis Joseph Prosper to four months in jail in a decision the judge […]

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Boil Water Orders Continue to Plague First Nations – Net Newsledger

27 June 2017 Water Issues Harm the Youth LAC SEUL FIRST NATION – One of the ongoing problems that community members and leadership have repeatedly raised is that of safe drinking water. In Lac Seul First Nation, there has been a boil water advisory in place for parts of the community since February 2003 over […]

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Aboriginal art exhibition on display in library – Olds Albertan

Jun 27, 2017 An exhibition of art created by First Nations artists is now on display at the Olds Municipal Library. The wall art – essentially 16 paintings of various kinds – went up around the library on June 21 as part of National Aboriginal Day and Aboriginal Awareness Week celebrations and they will remain […]

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150 events that shaped B.C.’s economy – Business In Vancouver

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, BIV looks back at a century and a half of economic milestones that have shaped commerce in the province … In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Business in Vancouver has compiled a list of 150 events that have helped define B.C.’s economy and business persona since Confederation. […]

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First Nations journalism training program extended – Tbnewswatch.com

Program has taught journalism and media literacy to hundreds of people Journalists for Human Rights will offer its journalism training program in northwestern Ontario First Nations for another three years, with the aim of increasing the quantity and quality of Indigenous stories and voices in Canadian media. The announcement follows the approval of renewed funding […]

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Grandmothers call for monument to honour Sagkeeng First Nation’s MMIWG – CBC

A CBC analysis found Sagkeeng has highest number of cases in one community in Canada Jun 27, 2017 Several grandmothers in Sagkeeng First Nation would like to see a permanent monument in their community to remember loved ones who went missing or were murdered. A CBC News analysis found Sagkeeng First Nation has among the […]

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For many, Canada 150 celebrations pale in comparison to nostalgia of Expo 67 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  By Cassandra Szklarski THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Dominic Ardonato doesn’t see much reason to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The retired high school teacher complains about a disappointing economy, racial divides, and political squabbles that dominate his life in Montreal. He’d much rather reminisce about the magic of Montreal’s Expo […]

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Global Voices: What’s your gift to Canada? – Canada.com

Commemorate our 150th birthday with a commitment of service June 27, 2017 As Canada Day approaches, there is a lingering question for many. What does 150 years of Canada mean and how do we properly mark it? This anniversary is about more than giant rubber ducks, a travelling red couch, and red-and-white tulips (that for […]

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Sisson mine approval triggers $3M bonus for 6 Maliseet First Nations – CBC

The $579M Sisson mine project near Stanley received federal approval last week Jun 26, 2017 The proposed Sisson tungsten and molybdenum mine near Stanley received federal environmental approval last week, but has triggered a $3-million bonus the province agreed to pay to six Maliseet First Nations — even if the mine was never built. When […]

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Human Remains – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 26, 2017 MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION, Ont. – Provincial police say they’re investigating the discovery of human remains on a northern Ontario first Nation. They say the remains were found Saturday in a wooded area on the Mississauga First Nation territory, about 170 kilometres west of Sudbury, Ont. OPP say […]

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Federal food subsidy extended to Churchill following rail line loss – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017  WINNIPEG _ The federal government is extending its northern food subsidy program to Churchill, a Manitoba town that has been without rail service for more a month. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has directed her department to include Churchill in the Nutrition North program, which subsidizes the cost […]

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Opening date in October set for Saskatoon’s Remai Modern art gallery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017  By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatoon’s Remai Modern Art Gallery has an opening date, after more than a year’s worth of construction delays. The facility will open its doors Oct. 21. CEO Gregory Burke thanked the public for their patience, saying it’s been a very long wait. Burke and Mayor […]

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Alberta Health Services fires two employees over indigenous racial slur – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2017  STAND OFF, Alta. _ The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator. Last week Alberta Health Services apologized for a text message that was sent between two workers that referred to a member of the […]

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Teen Missing from Grande Prairie: Starla Gladue – Mygrandeprairienow.com

June 25, 2017 A 14 year old girl has been reported missing from Grande Prairie. Starla Gladue was last seen in the city Friday night. Starla is described as Aboriginal, 5’6″ and 135 pounds. She has long, blonde hair and brown eyes. The photo provided by police is not recent. There’s concern for the girl’s […]

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Shingwauk University students join opposition to Canada 150 campus celebrations – Soo Today

‘We also oppose the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary that is going to happen at our institution, Algoma University’ Students at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig have joined their counterparts at Algoma University in refusing to celebrate Canada 150 events. Shingwauk Anishnaabe Students’ Association (SASA) has joined Algoma University Students’ Union in opposing Canada 150 celebrations on […]

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Mount Royal faculty and students find ‘novel’ way to connect with nearby First Nation – MRU

Indigenous book club supports relationship-building A group of faculty and students at Mount Royal has formed a book club with elders of a nearby First Nation as a way to build relationships between the University and the community. The book club is part of Mount Royal’s ongoing efforts to indigenize the University and strengthen ties […]

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Take the Hope Pact, N.W.T. man tells struggling Indigenous youth – CBC

‘You’re agreeing to believe that no matter how hard life gets, there’s always a way forward’ Jun 25, 2017 A man from Hay River, N.W.T., is encouraging Indigenous youth across Canada to take a hope pact. “There has been issues of suicide pacts across the country where young people decide together to take their own […]

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Guest Editorial: BCs aboriginal minister on creating a future of equality – Kelowna Capital News

In order to address what we want the next 150 years to look like, we must learn from the past By John Rustad, B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation As Canada celebrates 150 years, there are celebrations and ceremonies around British Columbia. But with National Aboriginal Day held June 21, it is also right […]

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Letter to the editor: I am not Canadian, I am Anishinaabe – Soo Today

Algoma University, located on the site of the former Shingwauk Residential School, has a special responsibility to educate and lead the charge of reconciliation, says Meawasige My name is Quinn Meawasige and I am a member of Serpent River First Nation which is a signatory of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. I currently attend […]

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Street checks are an integral part of policing – Lethbridge Herald

This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis Last week a local lawyer working with the group Progress Alberta held a news conference and alleged the Lethbridge Police Service is engaging in a discriminatory practice known as carding. They went on to allege this practice was disproportionately targeting black people and First Nations. […]

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Father of slain Lac-Simon officer explains why a new fund for Indigenous youth means so much – CBC

The Thierry LeRoux Foundation honours the 26-year-old who died on a call in 2016 Jun 25, 2017 It took only a few months after Thierry LeRoux died doing the job he loved, before his family and colleagues decided to continue the work he started. LeRoux, 26, was working as a police officer in Lac-Simon, a […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for the week ending June 25th – First Peoples Law

In the News National Aboriginal Day clashed with Canada 150. National Indigenous Peoples Day in New Brunswick sheds light on traditions Yukon to celebrate National Aboriginal Day as stat holiday for first time Trudeau drops Langevin name from PMO building on renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day Mi’kmaq chief brings call for better understanding on National […]

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Indigenous software-testing company offers skills and jobs in New Brunswick – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 25, 2017 Shawnee Polchis-Lanteigne went from working at a call centre in New Brunswick to a job in information technology. The career transition was made possible through a training program that helps Indigenous people get vital skills as software testers with a guaranteed job offer at the end. “Aboriginal people have a keen eye […]

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Nunavut’s suicide strategy includes Facebook, giving communities more control – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Social media plays a central role in a five-year plan aimed at reducing the number of suicides in Nunavut. “Just about everyone up here has a Facebook account,” said David Lawson, an RCMP officer who is president of the Embrace Life Council, which helped produce the plan […]

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Soupy goo swept into B.C.’s Okanagan Lake spawns algae bloom in north arm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017 VERNON, B.C. _ An algae bloom in the north arm of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake has prompted a warning to stay out of water in the area until further notice. The Okanagan Indian Band says the bloom in waters off its land was first thought to be a sewage leak […]

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