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Indigenous participation in renewables and the four directions of sustainability – Corporate Knights

As more renewable projects move ahead, there are four key aspects to meaningful Indigenous participation to keep in mind This past summer, the Tahltan Nation made one of the largest clean-energy investments by a First Nation in Canadian history by purchasing 5% of three Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities. This is just one of […]

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Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an open […]

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Regina event showcases Indigenous women’s voices on day that controversial lecture had been scheduled – CBC

Organizing group Matriarchs on Duty inspired by traditional role of women Jan 23, 2020 An event at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina Thursday is bringing together women to have their voices heard. Speaking for Ourselves will feature women performing songs and poetry, as well as an open mic. The event runs from […]

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First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official – CBC

Haisla leader says she has been called a ‘colonizer’ for supporting natural gas project Jan 23, 2020 A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by “bullying and […]

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Indigenous business honoured at PEP awards gala – CTV

January 22, 2020 SUDBURY — Sudbury’s Procurement, Employment and Partnerships Conference awards gala was held Monday night honouring several Indigenous businesses. The conference is put on by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. CTV’s Marina Moore was on hand to present the award for Indigenous Enterprise of the […]

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Play about dealing with grief opens soon in Toronto – APTN News

January 22, 2020 A new play dealing with the sensitive subject of grief will open in Toronto at the end of the month. Those involved with the production of This Is How We Got Here are hoping the audience members who have lost loved ones fell less alone. The play is taking place at the […]

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We do not negotiate with Indians: B.C.’s Approach to Wet’suwet’en Relations – The Martlet

January 22, 2020 In 1912, the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia is established in order to address the question of Indian reserves. During this commission, Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs reject the idea of reserves and maintain claims to their respective territories. In 1923, Deskaheh, a Hereditary Chief of […]

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Three time Olympic ski jumper inspires youth at AETS Aboriginal leadership program conference – Anishinabek News

January 23, 2020 THUNDER BAY — Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) kicked off its Aboriginal Leadership Program with a presentation by three-time Olympic ski jumper Steve Collins on Jan. 13 in Thunder Bay. “Every day [ski jumping coach Slav Kardas] coached you, he really made you feel like a world champion and I think […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202024 Views

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MLTC career tour focuses on trades and education – meadowlakeNOW

Jan 22, 2020 Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) is hosting a job fair for nine local First Nation Communities. Chris Mazuren, organizer of the MLTC job fair, told meadowlakeNOW the council is committed and obligated to all nine nations. “Some of the industries collecting resumes will be the mining, oil, power and forestry sector, heavy […]

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Reconciliation through food – Northern Ontario Business

Chef Rich Francis seeks a return to traditional Indigenous cooking Sit down for a meal at Chef Rich Francis’ table and there is no frybread to be found. “I will never teach my cooks how to make bannock,” said Francis, a Six Nations of the Grand River chef whose aim is to see traditional food […]

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Hay River to host N.W.T.’s 1st Arctic Winter Games archery trials – CBC

20 athletes from 4 N.W.T. communities are competing for spots at 2020 Arctic Winter Games Jan 23, 2020 Twenty archers in the Northwest Territories are set to compete in Hay River this weekend for a spot in the Arctic Winter Games’ first archery competition. Archery isn’t an official sport of the games, but it could […]

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Indigenous Authors Explain Why Schools Need Less Shakespeare – VICE

Writers like Terese Mailhot and Waubgeshig Rice have some thoughts on the overhaul of Grade 11 reading lists in Ontario. Ottawa Catholic School Board is revitalizing its Grade 11 English curriculum by swapping out the old reading list—saturated with white authors like Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Margaret Atwood—with Indigenous literature from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Tanya […]

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Local Chamber of Commerce signs on to Indigenous Engagement Charter – battlefordsNOW

Jan 23, 2020 The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce signed on to the Indigenous Engagement Charter in a special ceremony in Saskatoon Wednesday. The aim of the charter is to increase business relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Battlefords Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer Linda Machniak said chamber members were pleased to participate in the ceremony. When […]

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Métis of Ontario suspended by national council – APTN News

January 22, 2020 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has been suspended until further notice by the Métis National Council (MNC). The move comes after the MNC put the MNO on a one year probation period in November of 2018. The issues was over granting Métis citizenship to people living in eastern Ontario. The MNC […]

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Editorial | No pipeline against Indigenous consent is a good pipeline – The Martlet

January 22, 2020 The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs evicted Coastal GasLink workers earlier this month, clearly expressing their lack of consent for the pipeline on unceded lands. Throughout the past few weeks, protests have responded to the international call for solidarity from Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Somehow, the B.C. government has deemed that the Coastal […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau to rally Liberal MPs as pre-sitting caucus retreat continues – iPolitics

Jan 23, 2020 ALSO TODAY: New Democrat MPs wrap up two-day planning session — Ambrose out of the Conservative leadership race After descending on the precinct yesterday, Liberal MPs are set to kick off a full day of intensive in camera pre-sitting discussions with an open-to-media on-stage appearance by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who, as […]

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Wolastoqi woman releases first children’s book, plans for Indigenous-language versions – CBC

Gail Francis worked with niece as illustrator Jan 23, 2020 It took Gail Francis of Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) years to turn an idea into her first children’s book. But all that work comes to fruition when she releases Moonbeam on Monday. Moonbeam is a culturally based children’s book about how a pre-contact Indigenous family […]

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“Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs” – Dr. Ivan Zinger – NetNewsledger

OTTAWA – The Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, has issued a news release and supporting information indicating that the number and proportion of Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs. Dr. Zinger provided this context: “Four years ago, my Office reported that persons of Indigenous ancestry had reached 25% of […]

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12 people arrested after Indigenous demonstrators occupy B.C. minister’s office – Global News

January 22, 2020 Victoria police say 12 adults were arrested, after a group of Indigenous youth protesters occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy overnight. Demonstrators descended on the office for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Tuesday afternoon in opposition of the Coastal GasLink project. Victoria police say the standoff lasted […]

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Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait – The Conversation

We rely on the news media to help us understand the world. But news media does not provide unbiased windows. This bias has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world. For example, Brad Clark of Royal Roads University has said that TV news coverage of First Nations, Métis and Inuit […]

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NDP leader calls Wet’suwet’en standoff ‘concerning’ – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says more talk is needed to solve the ongoing conflict between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Singh made the comments Wednesday at a news conference in Ottawa. Reporters asked Singh about British Columbia’s recent commitment to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202024 Views

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Nunavut’s government and Inuit organization renew promise to work together – CBC

Protocol reaffirms Nunavut Agreement requirement to include Inuit in decisions Jan 22, 2020 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the government of Nunavut have renewed their commitment to work together with the signing of the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol. The signing happened Tuesday in the Koojesse room of the Frobisher Inn. The government’s cabinet and NTI’s board witnessed […]

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Newcomers share shock of learning about Indigenous realities – Times Colonist

January 22, 2020 As a newcomer to Canada in 2012, Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow’s first impression of Indigenous people was coloured by other people’s stereotypes. On his first day in the country, he saw a person begging on the street. It didn’t match the image he had of Canada as a country where people enjoy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202051 Views

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Indigenous agencies say they can’t be an ‘afterthought’ when dealing with homelessness in Ottawa – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Governments need to include more Indigenous voices if they’re going to address the overrepresentation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis among the homeless population in the nation’s capital, according to those working on the front lines of the affordable housing shortage. “There needs to be an investment, more of an investment for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202049 Views

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MKO calls on government to make changes to lower Indigenous incarceration rates – CTV News

January 22, 2020 WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is calling on the Government of Canada to implement changes to lower the incarceration rates of Indigenous people, after a report shows they account for a disproportionate amount of the inmate population. On Tuesday, the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada shared a […]

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Colville Lake makes pitch for local control on 1st day of Sahtu caribou hearings – CBC

Plan hopes to avoid ‘colonial system of control’ including tags and harvest quotas Jan 22, 2020 Leaders from Colville Lake, N.W.T., say the government should allow them to lift hunting quotas and replace them with local regulations guided by Dene law. “We’re trying to make sure our way of life is relevant,” said David Codzi, […]

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McMaster students meet to design Canada’s future – Daily News

What does Canada need to get right in the next 10 years? Close to 100 McMaster students braved last Saturday’s snowstorm to spend a day focusing on that question. “Designing Canada,” a master class held at Wilson Hall on McMaster’s main campus, brought students from across all six Faculties and the Arts & Science Program […]

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Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en: Indigenous youth face off with Victoria police after occupying ministry office – CityNews Edmonton

Jan 22, 2020 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – Several young Indigenous protesters were removed by force from the Ministry of Energy and Mines in Victoria Wednesday morning. The youth, who say they’re standing in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en in its fight against the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline, were dragged out by police officers after they were […]

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Historic’ change allows transgender girls to enter Eskasoni pageant – CBC

So far, one transgender participant has signed up for the popular event at Eskasoni Winter Carnival For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the Eskasoni First Nation’s annual winter carnival pageant is open to transgender women and girls. The Eskasoni Winter Carnival has been running for decades as a fundraiser for the local […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202024 Views

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Indigenous experiences, Cold War relics and other reasons to love Ottawa – Canada.com

January 22, 2020 The stage is a frenzy of menacing polar bears and howling sled dogs, treacherous icebergs and otherworldly northern lights, commanding throat singers and a soulful kayaking guitarist. Inuit myths and stories tumble out of the performers, mostly in Inuktitut with a smattering of English. To begin to know the Canadian Arctic, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202026 Views

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Two Qikiqtani communities elect QIA directors – Nunatsiaq News

22 January 2020 Moses Appaqaq, Charlie Inuarak will join Inuit org’s board In byelections held on Monday, Jan. 20, eligible Inuit voters in two Qikiqtani region communities chose people to represent them on the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s board of directors. In Sanikiluaq, Moses Appaqaq, 73, an artist who served as an MLA in the 1980s […]

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Sask oil project generates controversy – CBC

Jan 22, 2020 Serafina Energy’s project would require nearly five million litres of water per day A proposed oil project in northwest Saskatchewan is fueling controversy. Calgary-based Serafina Energy plans to extract 8,000 barrels of oil per day near Glenbogie, which is near the town of St. Walburg about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. The […]

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Snags, successes in Ottawa’s efforts to recruit Indigenous public servants: docs – National Post

OTTAWA — The federal government invited a group of Indigenous elders to Ottawa last spring to seek their guidance on how to address barriers faced by Indigenous federal employees, but the well-intentioned gathering hit an unexpected snag. The elders were told they could not perform a smudging ceremony, a tradition to many First Nations and […]

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Despite permission from hereditary chiefs, Wet’suwet’en camps inaccessible to some media – APTN News

January 21, 2020 For almost a week, APTN News has been on the ground at the Wet’suwet’en camps in British Columbia. It’s the site where some members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are pushing back against work on the Coastal GasLinks pipeline. The pipeline will run from northern B.C., 670 km to the Kitimat on the […]

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Bell Let’s Talk donates $110K to traditional camp for at-risk, Indigenous youth – CTV News

January 22, 2020 WINNIPEG — Bell Let’s Talk announced Tuesday that it’s donating more than $100,000 to help create a traditional camp for at-risk, Indigenous youth on Peguis First Nation. The $110,000 donation will go to the Peguis Foundation and SunLodge Village in order to support the Bell Spirit and the Land Excursion Camp, a […]

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She Is Indigenous campaign highlights women’s accomplishments, challenges negative stereotypes – CBC

Jan 22, 2020 ‘One of the main narratives about us is our struggle … but there’s also joy, strength, intelligence’ Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Author Cherie Dimaline. Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller. Lawyer Pam Palmater. Surgeon Donna May Kimmaliardjuk. These are some of the women a national awareness campaign wants people to know and recognize for being strong, […]

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NHL announcer overcomes odds to realize lifelong dream – APTN News

January 21, 2020 Clarence Iron has overcome many challenges in his lifetime. “I had a rough upbringing. Some I did it to myself,” says Iron adding “I was roughing it in life but then I was given a new life.” Iron, a residential school survivor says “I got involved in alcohol, drugs and everything, I […]

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Indigenous-led projects seek housing solutions – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative includes projects from Northern Ontario A new initiative is helping to further Indigenous-led ideas to address Indigenous social and housing needs. Under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, 24 proponents have been selected (from 342 submissions) to participate in an Accelerator period, which will provide innovators with mentoring support from Indigenous architects […]

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Indigenous LNG supporters chide human rights advocates over pipeline comments – Vernon Morning Star

Jan. 21, 2020 Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected First Nation councils along the pipeline’s 670-kilometre path A collective of First Nations who support the liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia say human rights advocates failed to do their research when they called for a pipeline project to be halted. The First […]

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Sudbury conference and trade show bridges gap with Indigenous economies – CTV News

January 21, 2020 SUDBURY — Business leaders from across northern Ontario have gathered in Sudbury for an important session of networking and dialogue as part of the 3rd annual Procurement, Employment and Partnerships Conference and Tradeshow. Organizers this year have put together a variety of panel discussions that they hope will spark partnerships between Indigenous […]

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Federal donation set to help Manitoba celebrate 150 years – APTN News

January 21, 2020 While in Winnipeg for the federal cabinet retreat, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal were also spreading some cash around. The two rookie ministers announced money for Manitoba’s 150th birthday. The ministers, along with Manitoba 150 Host Committee Co-Chair Stuart Murray, announced the federal government would be […]

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Prison Watchdog Ivan Zinger: Proportion Of Indigenous People In Federal Custody A ‘National Travesty’ – HuffPost Canada

He’s calling on Correctional Service of Canada to do more to resolve the spiralling problem. OTTAWA — The proportion of Indigenous people in federal custody has hit a record high of more than 30 per cent due to disturbing and entrenched imbalances, Canada’s prison ombudsman warned Tuesday. The numbers are even more troubling for Indigenous […]

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Sask. Chamber of Commerce launches new charter to enhance Indigenous engagement – Globalnews.ca

January 21, 2020 A new initiative from the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) aims to bring Indigenous people in the province to the same economic level as the broader population. The SCC launched its Indigenous Engagement Charter at the First Nations University in Regina Tuesday. “We are the youngest, fastest-growing population in Canada, and in […]

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‘Disturbing and entrenched imbalances’: Indigenous people make up 30 per cent of prison population – APTN News

January 21, 2020 Canada’s Correctional Investigator says Indigenous people now represent 30 per cent of those locked up in federal prisons despite making up just five per cent of the general population. “Four years ago, my Office reported that persons of Indigenous ancestry had reached 25% of the total inmate population,” said Ivan Zinger, Canada’s […]

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Municipality with no residents being shut down by B.C. government – CBC

It never became a ski resort as planned — but it’s had a mayor and council for nearly a decade Jan 21, 2020 For more than seven years, Jumbo Glacier Mayor Greg Deck has been in the unique position of running a municipality nobody lives in. “It was easy to make fun of,” said Deck, […]

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Manufactured controversy harms relations between Black and Indigenous people – Toronto Star

Jan. 21, 2020 After reading a Jan. 2 CBC article depicting poet-laureate George Elliott Clarke as insensitive to Indigenous peoples’ trauma, I felt incredulous. Before despairing, however, I reminded myself to practice what I preach to my students: Think critically and reject sensationalism and mob hysteria. Privileged that I could exercise due diligence in ways […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202027 Views

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Nunavut campaign aimed at curbing binge drinking visits Kivalliq communities – Nunatsiaq News

21 January 2020 “The RCMP estimates that alcohol intoxication is responsible for up to 95 per cent of callouts and arrests in the territory” The Government of Nunavut’s Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta campaign, which encourages responsible drinking, will visit four Kivalliq communities over the next few weeks. Representatives will visit Rankin Inlet on Jan. […]

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Giant Mine’s remediation team still has a to-do list – CBC

Cleanup team is presenting its remediation plan to Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board this week Jan 21, 2020 The Giant Mine remediation team opened public hearings in Yellowknife on Monday with some big promises. “The project will provide value to residents, and return a site that is greatly improved,” said project director Chris MacInnis. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202023 Views

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Substances that created hole in ozone may account for half of Arctic warming, U of T researchers find – U of T News

The substances responsible for creating a massive hole in the Earth’s ozone layer may account for nearly half of Arctic warming over a 50-year period, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, highlights how ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are a significant and unrecognized source […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202039 Views

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Nine times lucky? Alberta’s Northern Cree takes another shot at Grammy gold – CBC

Jan 21, 2020 ‘It’s giving us an opportunity to get recognition for our music’ Even the biggest pop stars might want to clear the Grammy Awards red carpet on Sunday when Northern Cree arrive dressed to impress. It’s the ninth time Alberta’s Indigenous singing group is nominated at music industry’s biggest night, and co-founder Steve […]

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