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Support in wake of Gord Downie’s death ‘helps with the sadness’: brother Mike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 14:25 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The outpouring of public support in the days since Gord Downie’s death has been “unbelievable,” says one of the brothers of the Tragically Hip frontman. “It helps with the sadness because it’s so uplifting,” Mike Downie said through tears during an interview in […]

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A talking online Mi’kmaq dictionary that helps preserve the language – CBC

Nearly 4,000 words with recorded pronunciations are contained in Mi’gmaq-Mi’kmaq Online October 20, 2017 Unsure how to say “Hello” or “Thank you” in Mi’kmaq, never mind something more complex? There’s an online resource where you can hear three different Mi’kmaq speakers pronounce nearly 4,000 words, in some cases including their regional variants. Mi’gmaq-Mi’kmaq Online is the result of […]

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Final submissions coming sentencing hearing for La Loche school shooter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 14:31 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ The Crown and defence have finished calling witnesses at the sentencing hearing for a teenager who shot and killed four people and injured seven others at a home and a high school in northern Saskatchewan. Dr. Mansfield Mela, a psychiatrist for […]

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Plan underway to supply Churchill with ice road as rail remains knocked out – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 15:23 WINNIPEG _ Plans are underway to supply Churchill, Man., with an ice road as the rail link that normally provides a lifeline to the community remains out of commission. Mark Kohaykewych, president of Polar Industries, said Friday the company has partnered with the Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill-based Remote Area Services to […]

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Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25 – UFV Today

October 19, 2017 A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canadawill share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on display, […]

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Lobster seized at Halifax airport amid tensions over Indigenous fishery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 12:51 HALIFAX _ Fisheries officials have seized three tonnes of lobster amid tensions over the Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia. The lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Friday. “An investigation is currently underway into the sale of fish not harvested under […]

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Indigenous Dinner and Film fundraiser – The Peterborough Examiner

October 20, 2017 Tickets now available for Traditional Indigenous Dinner Peterborough, ON – October 6, 2017 – The public is invited to a unique opportunity to taste the flavours of our local indigenous communities’ traditional foods. The event is a fundraiser for The Flint Corn Community Project. There will also be a silent auction of […]

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A call to arms for public interest journalism in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 By Robert Cribb, Investigative Reporting Lecturer, Ryerson University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Robert Cribb, Investigative Reporting Lecturer, Ryerson University Over […]

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Mother of missing woman says police said daughter was probably drinking – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  WINNIPEG _ The mother of an Indigenous woman who disappeared in 2008 says the RCMP have failed her. Bernice Catcheway told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that she and her family have spent years doing their own investigative work to try to find her daughter. Jennifer […]

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No dress rehearsal, this is our life:’ Gord Downie and the Canadian conversation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  By Patrick Finn, Associate Professor in the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: […]

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OCAD U receives $1 million from feds for refurbishment of historic building – Daily Commercial News

Oct 20, 2017 TORONTO – OCAD University has been awarded $1 million from the federal government which will go towards its $3 million project to refurbish the historic George Reid House. The funding is from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program through the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The refurbishment includes the creation of […]

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Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre space set to expand – Queen’s Journal

October 20, 2017 On Oct. 11, Director of Indigenous Initiatives Janice Hill (Kanonhsyonni), revealed that Queen’s would be expanding the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre. During the Gender Matters Speaker Series, Hill announced that the expansion of Four Directions would follow the recommendation set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in April. “I’m feeling […]

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Nation to Nation: Specific claims process to be overhauled again – APTN

October 19, 2017 The Nation to Nation political panel had a rare moment on the show this week – all three MPs agreed that the specific claims process needs another update. Specific claims deal with past failures by the federal government to manage First Nation lands and assets. There are currently 528 outstanding claims where […]

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Alfred Moses: Supporting Families and Seniors Across the North

October 19, 2017 Mr. Speaker, over the past year, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has continued to make and implement significant changes in its programs for families, seniors and students across the Northwest Territories. Last year, the federal government announced the new Canada Child Benefit. We revised our Income Assistance Program so that […]

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Manitoba chiefs sue province for $888M – Winnipeg Free Press

Suit alleges First Nations shut out of casino deal The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Sand Hills Casino Resort are suing the Manitoba government and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, claiming they broke a promise to share the province’s gaming wealth with First Nations. The 41-page statement of claim filed in Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench […]

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Racist Halloween costumes still abound in Toronto stores – The Star

If awareness about the issue is growing, why are racks of “Dream Catcher Cutie” and “Rising Sun Princess” outfits still on offer? Oct. 20, 2017 Joy Henderson was shopping for Wolverine claws for her son’s Halloween costume last month when she saw a row of costumes at an east end store depicting her and her […]

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Halifax pitches abandoned military site for Amazon campus in declassified report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A declassified Halifax regional council report reveals new details of the city’s longshot bid to woo online retail giant Amazon, including offering the site of a former military community. The confidential report, discussed by council behind closed doors earlier this month, lays […]

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Inquest into 2011 death of man in custody to wrap up Friday – CBC

Thompson-Hardy ‘happy,’ ‘had plans for the future,’ days before his death, girlfriend says Oct 20, 2017 A Rocky Bay First Nation man who died in 2011 while in custody in Thunder Bay, Ont. was “happy” and thinking about the future in the days leading up to his death, a coroner’s inquest into the matter heard […]

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Gord Downie’s legacy lives on at U of M – UM Today

October 18, 2017 — Gord Downie, Tragically Hip front man, has died but his legacy of creating a better path forward for Canada lives on through the work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. “Our nation has lost a great artist and an exemplary citizen,” says David Barnard, […]

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Gore Bay resident seeks First Nation deer cull deer on property – Manitoulin.ca

October 20, 2017 GORE BAY—A Gore Bay resident says he is going to look into whether First Nations are still interested in being allowed to harvest some of the large number of deer on his property in town. “I’m going to contact some local Indigenous people to see if they are still interested in harvesting […]

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Gord Downie’s dedication to Indigenous issues lives on – The Globe and Mail

“In my mind, I envision us standing behind Gord,” says Mike Downie, older brother of the late musician. “To all these people who were inspired by him, he’s telling us to do something.” Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie died of brain cancer at the age of 53 on Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of not […]

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Treaty Land Entitlement agreement signed 25 years ago – StarPhoenix

October 20, 2017 A quarter century after 25 Saskatchewan First Nations signed the 1992 Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) framework agreement with the federal and provincial governments, more than 800,000 acres of reserve land have been added in the province, including more than 50 urban First Nations. The signing of the largest treaty-based land claim in […]

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Q&A: A Tribe Called Red frontman opens up about leaving the band – CBC

Ian Campeau talks about ‘taxing’ life on road and when he knew he had to make a change Oct 20, 2017 Ian Campeau, one of the founders of the Indigenous music group A Tribe Called Red, has announced he is leaving the group. In a statement released Wednesday, Ottawa-born Campeau said it was best for […]

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Indigenous artist Cathy Elliott leaves ‘huge’ legacy say colleagues at DAREarts charity – CBC

Colleagues say Elliott was enthusiastic, passionate and always “up for any challenge we threw at her’ Oct 20, 2017 “A dynamo, a multi-talented, multi-disciplined artist,” is how Brenda Norton, director of operations with DAREarts describes her late colleague Cathy Elliott, who was killed Sunday, when she was struck by a vehicle while out walking near […]

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Philpott vows to settle dispute over school bus access for First Nations boy – Medicine Hat News

October 19, 2017. OTTAWA – Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects to reach a settlement in the “near future” with a First Nations family that’s been battling Ottawa to get school bus service for a child with cerebral palsy. Philpott calls it “unconscionable” that the Alberta family has been fighting for […]

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First Nations leaders break with Ottawa on environmental policy – The Globe and Mail

First Nations leaders have halted their collaboration with Liberal government on developing environmental legislation, arguing Ottawa is failing to make good on its vaunted commitments to work in partnership with Indigenous people. In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, three members of the Assembly of First Nations executive committee said they were promised that […]

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Indigenous leaders urge Canadians to unite, honour Downie’s legacy – TimminsToday

OTTAWA — Canadians can unite on reconciliation efforts to honour Gord Downie’s legacy, Indigenous leaders said Wednesday. In the final months of his life, the Tragically Hip frontman became an outspoken advocate on Indigenous issues, notably as part of his “Secret Path” project. It honoured 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack who died in 1966 after running away […]

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First Nations rights catalyst is mourned as ‘a great leader’ – Whitehorse Star

Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. October 19, 2017 Mike Smith, a former lawyer, Council for Yukon Indians chair, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief, died Wednesday in Whitehorse. Both Smith’s condition and his last days remain confidential at his own […]

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Former Saskatoon police chief goes before Quebec Inquiry – APTN

The former chief of the Saskatoon police testified at the Quebec inquiry examining the relationship between some of the province’s public departments and Indigenous peoples. Clive Weighill is retired now but he talked about his force’s relationship with the First Nations community in Saskatoon when he started in 2006 – when the fallout from the […]

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First Nations ‘encouraged’ by Popham’s warning shot to fish farms – Vancouver Sun

October 19, 2017 First Nations seeking the removal of ocean-based salmon farms in their traditional territories are in no mood for compromise and now they appear to have the support of the new B.C. government. “I’ve spoken with (Agriculture Minister Lana Popham) and I’m very encouraged by the language she is using now,” said Chief […]

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NAN Grand Chief wants electoral map changes revisited – Tbnewswatch.com

Alvin Fiddler says Mushkegowuk riding will be only 28% Indigenous THUNDER BAY — A committee of the Ontario legislature wants to change the name of one of the proposed two new ridings in the province’s Far North. But regional Indigenous leaders are seeking a much more significant change. In August, an independent panel comprised of […]

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Mike Smith, early champion of Yukon land claims, has died – CBC

Smith was a leader and mentor to many who fought for Indigenous rights, his family says Oct 19, 2017 Former Kwanlin Dün First Nation chief Mike Smith, who was part of the early push for land claim agreements for Yukon First Nations and later fought for their implementation, has died. A statement from his family […]

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Sask. Indigenous leaders celebrate Treaty Land Entitlement agreement – Globalnews.ca

October 19, 2017 Indigenous leaders and multiple levels of government came together to celebrate a landmark agreement in Saskatoon Thursday. In September 1992, 25 First Nations signed the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Framework Agreement with the provincial and federal governments. “The SIGA casinos are all on First Nation land – opportunity for development, to […]

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Gord Downie’s Secret Path gave ‘exposure’ to residential school stories, Chanie Wenjack’s sister says – CBC

Daisy Munroe says frontman’s visit north to launch project, meet Chanie’s family was appreciated Oct 19, 2017 One of Chanie Wenjack’s sisters says the work Gord Downie did in the final months of his life brought some much-needed attention, not only to her brother’s story, but those of other residential school survivors as well. Wenjack’s […]

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Shipment of lobster seized at Halifax airport: Fisheries spokesman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 HALIFAX _ The federal Fisheries Department has seized three tonnes of lobster as part of an investigation into illegal sales made outside the commercial season. The department has confirmed the lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. A federal spokesman told Global News the department’s investigation involves allegations […]

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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

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UBC students learn to care for Indigenous people by understanding racist legacy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The University of British Columbia is on mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning about the pain inflicted by past Canadian policies. First-year students in midwifery, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, genetic counselling, […]

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BR First Nations Fight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 20, 2017  OTTAWA – Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects to reach a settlement in the “near future” with a First Nations family that’s been battling Ottawa to pay for school bus service for their handicapped child. The Indigenous services minister calls it “unconscionable” that the family been […]

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Changes made to MMIW inquiry so it can hear from more families in Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has made changes to allow more families in Manitoba to tell their stories of loss. So far 120 Manitoba families have registered to give testimony to the inquiry. Officials said the inquiry will now travel to Norway […]

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Final submissions expected at sentencing hearing for La Loche school shooter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ Final submissions are expected today at the sentencing hearing for a teenager who shot and killed four people and injured seven others at a home and a high school in northern Saskatchewan. The teen has pleaded guilty to two counts […]

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Lack of legal aid leaves too many defendants to represent themselves: top judge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ The old adage goes something like this: a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. But Canada’s top judge blames a lack of legal aid funding for what she says is the major challenge facing […]

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Gord Downie ‘like a Terry Fox in the modern day,’ says doctor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Gord Downie’s openness about his diagnosis with terminal brain cancer will leave a lasting legacy that makes him “a Terry Fox in the modern day,” says a radiation oncologist who treated the late Tragically Hip frontman. “He is an icon for Canadians […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ As Canadian cities compete with each other _ and dozens of jurisdictions south of the border _ for Amazon’s new $5-billion headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pitched Canada to the company’s founder. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, […]

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

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Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Taylor Blewett THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursday saying that Smith wanted his condition and last days to remain confidential. His age and cause of death were not released. […]

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Trudeau says it’s not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil ban law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it’s not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality. The prime […]

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Treasury Board President willing to amend access to information bill in response to First Nation concerns – CBC

New rules could make getting information more onerous for First Nations, says researchers Oct 19, 2017 Canada’s treasury board president says he is open to amending a proposed bill to modernize federal access to information laws over First Nations’ concerns it could be used to block the settling of historic claims. Dozens of First Nations […]

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Hindu community walkathon raises $57K for Toronto’s Anishnawbe Health – CBC

‘We live in Canada, we have to give back to this country as well’, says Koki Patel Oct 19, 2017 An Indigenous health centre will be the beneficiary of nearly $57,000 in funds raised by an annual walkathon put on by Toronto’s Hindu community. For the last 21 years, Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre has organized […]

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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Nereus Program Fellow; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa and Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available […]

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Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice – Macleans

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded or flat-out denied October 18, 2017 On May 8, 2015, when Jeremy Davies was charged with various crimes and looking at seven years in prison, no one told him he had the right to a Gladue report. He was aware of the option, […]

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