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Sayisi Dene Elder Joseph Meconse dead at 77 – Globalnews.ca

An Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans has died. Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77. “If there’s a way that he could be remembered it’s through his kindness and his love. I also want to say thank you to those showed him […]

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Steelhead LNG halts work on Kwispaa plant, according to Huu‐ay‐aht First Nations – Straight.com

February 18th, 2019 The future of a liquefied natural gas project on the west coast of Vancouver Island is very much in doubt today. It comes as a result of an open letter released by the Huu‐ay‐aht First Nations to its citizens. It states that Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG indicated to them that it has “ceased current project work […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 20198 Views

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Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline – APTN News

February 18, 2019 Canada’s energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but cabinet’s final say on the project’s future is still several months away. The National Energy Board (NEB) is reconsidering the project’s impact on marine life, including highly endangered southern resident […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201911 Views

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Making this up’: Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science – CTV News

February 18, 2019 EDMONTON — Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that’s rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university study. “It doesn’t make any sense,” says University of British Columbia biology professor Adam Ford, who published his findings in the journal Environmental Reviews. “You would have to go out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201911 Views

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Nuclear-waste bunker decision to likely to fall to next federal government – National Observer

February 18th 2019 The much-delayed and politically fraught decision on a proposed multibillion-dollar nuclear-waste storage bunker near Lake Huron now appears certain to fall to Canada’s next government. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna paused the process in August 2017 — the latest in a string of delays for the deep geologic repository — to ensure buy-in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201911 Views

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Natuashish ready to regain control of finances, chief says – CBC

Years after allegations of misspending, John Nui says the band council is ready to move on Feb 18, 2019 The Mushuau Innu First Nation in Natuashish is getting ready to do something it hasn’t done in more than 15 years: decide how to spend its own money. Band council chief John Nui told CBC Radio’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201910 Views

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Indigenous strategy updates pushed to next year – The Charlatan

February 15, 2019 Carleton’s administration has decided to push the development of the school’s Indigenous revitalization strategy to the 2019-20 academic year. University president Benoit-Antoine Bacon told the Charlatan the decision to change the timeline, which was initially slated to update the policy this year, is a way of ensuring that all stakeholders are included. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201934 Views

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Northern Sask. airport funding a “long time coming”: FSIN Chief – larongeNOW

Feb 14, 2019 A funding announcement for Fond Du Lac aiport is appreciated but long overdue, according to the Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. Bobby Cameron was responding to Thursday’s press conference in Saskatoon, during which $12 million in federal funding was announced to assist with upgrades at the northern Saskatchewan airport. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201934 Views

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Cat Lake Update – Minister Seamus O’Regan – Net Newsledger

February 15, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Indigenous – Federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan has issued a statement on the continuing efforts toward solving the health and housing crisis in Cat Lake First Nation. “We continue our work in addressing the housing and health concerns in Cat Lake First Nation – the wellbeing of children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201934 Views

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Innu court interpreters underpaid, Sheshatshiu’s justice co-ordinator says – CBC

David Penashue says there’s not enough incentive to fill key justice roles in Labrador Feb 15, 2019 With language cited as a big barrier facing Innu people that are going through the justice system in Labrador, the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN) says keeping courtrooms staffed with Innu interpreters is no easy task. “Right now, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201929 Views

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Canada’s Senate needs time to get Bill C-69 right: Joseph Quesnel for Inside Policy – MLI

February 14, 2019 The Senate of Canada appears determined to serve as the chamber of sober second thought for Bill C-69, which is the Government of Canada’s sweeping revamp of environmental proposal processes. Good thing! While there are solid and important elements in the proposed legislation, the proposal is too big, too open-ended, and poorly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201921 Views

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Student thinks outside the box with an ingenious escape room approach to STEM learning – UCalgary News

His plan is to have them escape a single room, and by doing so, unlock a lifetime of passion. For this, 19-year-old Schulich School of Engineering student Brennan O’Yeung is this year’s proud recipient of the Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy, given to him at the United Way’s Spirits of Gold Awards on Feb 12. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201938 Views

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Thunder Bay Field Naturalists buy land on Lake Superior island – CBC

Michipicoten Island is home to peregrine falcon, woodland caribou Feb 15, 2019 The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists (TBFN) have purchased two parcels of land, totalling 217 hectares, on Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. Most of Michipicoten Island is a provincial park, but two private holdings came up for sale, said Susan Bryan, with the TBFN. “We thought […]

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Nunavut’s legislature reconvenes next week – Nunatsiaq News

The winter sitting of Nunavut’s legislative assembly starts next week, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Day two of the three-week session, Feb. 20, will see Finance Minister George Hickes’s first budget speech, which will set out the Nunavut government’s 2019-20 operations and maintenance budget. The assembly’s head clerk, John Quirke, said the O&M budget will be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201921 Views

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Fort Severn First Nation Satellite Broadband Upgrade a Relief for the Community – First Mile

Ontario’s most northern remote First Nation has completed a broadband upgrade that has made a real impact. Everyday services are affected by broadband speeds, not just email and web browsing. Fort Severn First Nation is located 715km north of Sioux Lookout and uses satellite broadband for access to health care, education, justice, administration, and other […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201926 Views

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Did the PMO ‘sideline’ Wilson-Raybould on failed framework negotiations? This chief believes so – APTN News

As the scandal involving the Prime Minister’s Office and former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould continues to grow by the day, everything that led up to it erupting last week is now getting a closer look. That includes Wilson-Raybould’s involvement in the failed Indigenous rights framework that fell apart late last year. Or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201937 Views

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The PMO condemns anonymous Liberals (who anonymously support the PMO) – Macleans.ca

Feb 15, 2019 Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox. Every time Justin Trudeau moves to reassure someone in Ottawa of his purity of soul, someone else decides it’s not enough. CBC News reports the PM […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201932 Views

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Nelson White – Gazette

Feb. 15, 2019 Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of the Newfoundland Quarterly. Republished with permission. When and where were you born? Way back in 1966 in Flat Bay, Newfoundland. My parents still live there. When and where did you study? Art school was the Bay St. George Community College […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201918 Views

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Reconciliation outlasts Wilson-Raybould: Indigenous senators – National Observer

Indigenous parliamentarians say Jody Wilson-Raybould’s controversial exit from the cabinet doesn’t signal the end of reconciliation efforts between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples. But they say her departure is a sign of how much work there is still to do.  “Even though some will see this as a threat to the promise and process […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201926 Views

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Baffinland stresses “family atmosphere” at new Mary River work camp – Nunatsiaq News

15 February, 2019 Mining company brings high-profile guests to ribbon cutting for new workers’ facility With a public hearing looming this fall on its railway-based expansion plan, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. brought a long list of political leaders and other guests to a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for a new 800-person work camp at the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201927 Views

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Indigenous Banking A Bright Spot For Canada’s Big Banks – HuffPost Canada

Deposits and loan demand are at record highs, and the type of business being done is becoming more sophisticated. TORONTO — From complex energy-sector investments to infrastructure projects and businesses, the increase of capital flowing into Canada’s Indigenous communities represents a bright spot for the country’s big banks. Deposit levels and loan demand in Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201929 Views

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B.C.’s northernmost municipality hopes community ownership of forest can bring a community revival – CBC

No B.C. community has suffered larger decreases in property values this decade than Fort Nelson Feb 15, 2019 There was a time when Fort Nelson was the chopstick capital of the world. The northernmost municipality in B.C. was once home to companies that made eight million chopsticks daily, produced untold strand boards for housing and sawmills […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201935 Views

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Nipissing University students share treaty knowledge with community – Anishinabek News

February 15, 2019 NORTH BAY—Nipissing University students shared treaty knowledge with the community in a special public lecture held at the North Bay Museum Jan. 30. As part of the course History 3147, Dr. Murton Stoehr presented the lecture Upper Canada Treaties: Land Surrenders or Reserves for Loyalists. In offering lectures to Nipissing and Dokis […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201913 Views

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Editorial: Important voice lost – Times Colonist

February 15, 2019 Regardless of the outcome of the federal government’s latest and most serious scandal, B.C. has lost a strong and accomplished voice at the cabinet table. When Jody Wilson-Raybould was pushed out of the justice portfolio and dropped into what almost everyone saw as a lesser post in Veterans Affairs, she put a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201918 Views

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Red dress campaign honouring MMIWG in Sudbury for 4th year – CBC

The Red Dress project was created by artist Jaime Black Feb 15, 2019 Laurentian University held it’s 4th annual Red Dress Campaign on Thursday. The red dresses hanging around the Indigenous Sharing And Learning Centre and the entire university help honour, remember and bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201915 Views

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We are all students – Gazette

Feb. 15, 2019 Erica Hurley is a Mi’kmaw nurse educator at Grenfell Campus’ Western Regional School of Nursing. Recognizing the need for Indigenous knowledge and views in the Memorial University community, Ms. Hurley regularly contributes her perspectives, information and support for the continued inclusion of Indigenous content in Memorial’s nursing program and other initiatives. Read […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201921 Views

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Change will occur’: Reconciliation will outlast Jody Wilson Raybould say Indigenous senators – APTN News

February 15, 2019 Indigenous senators say Jody Wilson-Raybould’s controversial exit from the cabinet doesn’t signal the end of reconciliation efforts between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples. But they say her departure is a sign of how much work there is still to do. “Even though some will see this as a threat to the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201938 Views

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Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization – National Observer

February 15th 2019 Quebec won’t be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will. A spokesperson for Quebec’s health minister confirmed on Thursday that the province last month declined an invitation to meet officials from the federal government, other provinces and territories. […]

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Neskantaga First Nation orders Kingdom Construction workers to ‘leave the community immediately’ – CBC

New water treatment facility was expected to be completed by March 2019 Feb 14, 2019 It’s been almost 25 years since residents in Neskantaga First Nation, about 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont.,  have had access to safe, clean drinking water straight from their taps and it could be months yet before the country’s longest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201941 Views

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U of S to offer courses focused on Indigenous storytelling – StarPhoenix

The University of Saskatchewan plans to offer a certificate in the study of Indigenous storytelling. Prof. Robert Alexander Innes, head of the Indigenous Studies department, says students will be able to learn about the different ways in which Aboriginal stories have been told and recorded in writing, film and new media. The English and drama […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201921 Views

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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Exit From Cabinet Doesn’t Threaten Reconciliation: Indigenous Senators – HuffPost Canada

Sen. Murray Sinclar, 7 others praised the former minister’s “integrity.” OTTAWA — Indigenous parliamentarians say Jody Wilson-Raybould’s controversial exit from the cabinet doesn’t signal the end of reconciliation efforts between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples. But they say her departure is a sign of how much work there is still to do. “Even though […]

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Jets, Moose celebrate Indigenous culture with special logos – CBC

Logos incorporate the artwork and symbolism of several Indigenous cultures Feb 14, 2019 The logos of Winnipeg’s professional hockey teams have been given a redesign in honour of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities and cultures. On Saturday, the NHL’s Jets will honour the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre with WASAC night, while on Sunday the Moose host Follow Your Dreams Day. Both initiatives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201926 Views

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The Virus that Makes DFO Put Its Head in the Sand – TheTyee.ca

PRV must be taken more seriously, says a judge, again. When faced with uncertain risks, err on the side of caution. That’s the “precautionary principle” and it’s as old as it is basic. But it seems people at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans need a crash course. Last week a federal court ruled that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201929 Views

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Millbrook chief wants Indigenous monitors to be able to shut down Alton gas project – CBC

‘To be able to walk into that building, shut it off so that way it does not cause any more detrimental harm’ Feb 14, 2019 A Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw chief wants more Indigenous oversight of the proposed Alton natural gas storage project near Stewiacke, N.S. — including the power to shut down operations. Millbrook Chief Bob Gloade made the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201931 Views

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Databases a powerful weapon in fight to eradicate TB – Winnipeg Free Press

Feb 14, 2019 Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 global causes of death. It is caused by bacteria that first settle in the lungs and spread through the air and is passed on when a person with an active infection coughs or sneezes. People can also pass on TB when they are not […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201924 Views

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Canada submits plan to save Wood Buffalo National Park – Cabin Radio

February 14, 2019 Canada has finally submitted its delayed plan to save Wood Buffalo National Park’s World Heritage Site status. In June 2018, UNESCO warned the park must take action to avoid being deemed an endangered site – an outcome the local Slave River Coalition termed “terribly embarrassing for Canada.” The United Nations’ involvement in the deteriorating […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201922 Views

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Restorative actions for non-Indigenous woman ‘won’t be easy,’ says Southern Chiefs justice director – CBC

Flin Flon woman posted racist remarks about Indigenous peoples on Facebook has the option to make amends Feb 14, 2019 The director of justice for the Southern Chiefs’ Organization is praising a Flin Flon woman for choosing restorative justice to make amends for uttering threats toward Indigenous people last year. “I applaud her for wanting to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201949 Views

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Albertan First Nation group prepares to support federal position in carbon tax court battle – Toronto Star

Feb. 14, 2019 CALGARY—With the Saskatchewan government’s argument against the national price on pollution out of the way, the Canadian government will make the case in court Thursday that a carbon tax is justified because climate change requires national action. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal is hearing a legal battle this week over the national […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201949 Views

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Festival envisions Indigenous resurgence – Queen’s Journal

February 14, 2019 Attendees at the Ka’tarohkwi Indigenous Arts Festival will see artwork free of restrictions. The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is hosting the festival throughout February and March. It’ll feature Indigenous performance artists, films, and musicians, celebrating their work and innovation in Canada. The festival is being held alongside the Soundings exhibit currently on display at […]

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Trafficking charges dropped against former Tribal ReLeaf dispensary workers – CBC

Cannabis charges came after RCMP raided cannabis shop on Tobique First Nation Feb 14, 2019 Trafficking charges against two former employees of Tribal ReLeaf, an on-reserve cannabis dispensary, were dropped Thursday. Co-accused Gerald Bear and Tina Marie Sappier-Bear pleaded not guilty in late August to five cannabis trafficking charges after a raid on the dispensary, now […]

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Restoring rail service is worth investment – Times Colonist

Re: “Mayors unite on commuter rail,” editorial, Feb. 12. We do not understand how the editorial reached the conclusion that the mayors “want the government to take control of the line from the non-profit Island Corridor Foundation and negotiate agreements with First Nations as a key step to clearing the route for use.” The mayors […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201936 Views

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Our forests are under threat, experts warn at local conference – OrilliaMatters

‘We need to recognize and strengthen and bolster’ trees, said keynote speaker at Forests Ontario conference The “largest forestry conference in the province” took place in our region recently, drawing more than 430 attendees, from forestry experts and environmentalists, to municipal officials and nearly 100 university students. “This is a new record for us,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201927 Views

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Iqaluit high school principal worried about teacher recruitment – Nunatsiaq News

14 February, 2019 “The number of applicants we are getting is downright scary” Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School is facing challenges with recruiting new staff and the principal is concerned the next hiring season will be even more difficult. At a Jan. 28 meeting of the Iqaluit District Education Authority, principal Jay Thomas described the obstacles […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201921 Views

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Federal government, environmental groups take the stand in Sask. carbon tax challenge – CBC

Sask., New Brunswick, Ontario arguing carbon tax unconstitutional Feb 14, 2019 Canada must have the latitude to address the national and international concerns posed by climate change, according to a lawyer for the federal government. “Despite Saskatchewan’s view to the contrary, the rapidly increasing accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere, the grave risks posed by […]

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Police hitting ice roads to visit Matawa youth – Tbnewswatch.com

The goal of Monday’s trip is to foster better relationships with students who will be coming to Thunder Bay at some point for high school. THUNDER BAY – Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service and Nishnawbe Aski Nation Police Service will spend Family Day travelling the ice roads of Northern Ontario to spread a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201918 Views

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Indigenous woman left frustrated with reporting process after she says she was threatened – Toronto Star

EDMONTON—April Eve Wiberg was treating herself to a rare hot breakfast at the Canada Place food court when a string of jarring words left her in disbelief. “I am going to knock your f–ing head off!” Wiberg says a middle-aged woman screamed at her on Feb. 1 after accusing her of cutting in line, followed […]

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Inuit hunters use new radar maps to navigate rough ice – CBC

‘It’s gonna save me time and it’s gonna save me a lot of gas’ Feb 14, 2019 When George Angohiatok is looking for a big bear near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, he heads out to the roughest sea ice. His elders taught him that’s where they are. Angohiatok’s wife drew one of the hamlet’s six polar bear tags […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201963 Views

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Grieving loved one speaks out in video urging tips in triple homicide – The London Free Press

February 14, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police are making a new plea for public assistance as they continue to investigate a triple homicide just outside an Indigenous community southwest of London last November. The OPP have been investigating the deaths of Melissa Trudy Miller, 37, Alan Grant Porter, 33, and Michael Shane Jamieson, 32 – all […]

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First Nations University land receives reserve status – 620 CKRM.com

February 13, 2019 Canada’s first urban reserve negotiated for educational purposes is in Regina. The land upon which First Nations University is located on, totaling just over 32 acres in size received reserve status Wednesday.. “I see the joy on their (peoples) face when we did the ceremony, I felt so much,” said Chief Michael […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201925 Views

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Campaign against violence to roll out in BC schools – Times Colonist

February 13, 2019 With simple patches of moose hide pinned to their lapels, hundreds of people marched to the legislature Wednesday as the B.C. government announced the Moose Hide Campaign, which aims to end violence against women and children, will be formally rolled out in schools across the province. In its eight years, the Indigenous-led […]

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