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Yukon schools testing new residential school teaching tools – APTN News

October 15, 2019 Nine schools across the Yukon are testing new Grade 5 material surrounding the Indian residential school system. One of the schools is in the remote community of Old Crow, located just above the Arctic Circle. With only 270 residents Old Crow is the most northern community in the Yukon. The Chief Zzeh […]

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Alberta’s $1-billion Indigenous Opportunities Fund may widen gap between rich and poor First Nations groups – Canada.com

October 15, 2019 Indigenous groups are warning the provincial government to look closely at the details in their plan to ensure widespread participation in the initiative CALGARY – The inspiration for Alberta’s new $1 billion fund for Indigenous business investments came from the successes of real-world First Nations business ventures, but some of those Indigenous […]

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Family loses home while aiding Indigenous community amid tensions at London school – The London Free Press

October 16, 2019 An online fundraiser has been created for an Oneida Nation of the Thames family whose Windsor home burnt down over the weekend while they were helping set up checkpoints in the community southwest of London. According to the fundraising page, Joseph Antone, his wife and four daughters were in Oneida over the […]

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George Canyon criticized for claiming Indigenous heritage – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Central Nova Conservative candidate George Canyon is stepping back from his earlier association with the Eastern Woodland Métis Nation. The group was founded in 1973, and currently has 30,000 members. In a Facebook post dated Aug. 23, 2018, the organization’s former chief Mary Lou Parker announced that Canyon had “joined our Métis family.” Critics of […]

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Terms of reference for reinvestigation into nine Indigenous deaths unveiled – Tbnewswatch.com

Families will play an important role in the reinvestigation into nine sudden Indigenous deaths, which was one of the recommendations in the OIPRD report THUNDER BAY – Following the release of the report by Office the Independent Police Review Director that called for the reinvestigation into nine Indigenous deaths, the terms of reference, structure, and […]

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Indigenous studies prof awarded climate change fellowship from Suzuki foundation – APTN News

October 15, 2019 An Indigenous studies professor who is a member of the Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nation in northern Saskatchewan has been awarded a climate change fellowship from the David Suzuki Foundation. Priscilla Settee teaches at the University of Saskatchewan. “I made a vow that I was going to do something to get […]

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Wiikwemkoong remembers Missing and Murder Indigenous Women and Girls victims – Manitoulin Expositor

October 16, 2019 WIIKWEMKOONG – Sombre, gray skies and a chilling north wind Friday morning set the tone for a day of ceremony to remember both Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and male victims of violence with ties to Wiikwemkoong and across Turtle Island. “Our people deal with a lot of domestic […]

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Western Nunavut’s hub to test the waters for changing its name – Nunatsiaq News

16 October, 2019 “It will give us Inuinnait and non-Inuit alike … a sense of pride and identity” CAMBRIDGE BAY—When voters in western Nunavut’s hub head to the polls Oct. 28 to elect a new mayor and councillors, they will also be asked whether they’d like to change the name of the community to the […]

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Economic reconciliation presents opportunities for Indigenous lawyers and business owners – LawTimes

15 Oct 2019 There is a need for more corporate and business lawyers with Indigenous backgrounds, says Jaimie Lickers, an indigenous rights lawyer and a partner in Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office. While it may seem like litigators are “a dime a dozen,” her clients struggle to find corporate and tax lawyers, says Lickers, who made […]

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Meet Michael McLeod, Liberal incumbent for the Northwest Territories – CBC

The Fort Providence resident hopes to retain his seat in the House of Commons Oct 15, 2019 Michael McLeod has been in and out of politics for nearly 40 years. The incumbent Liberal candidate for the Northwest Territories has been involved, in one way or another, with every order of government in the territory, starting […]

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The future of Indigenous Canada is more than an argument over pipelines – The Globe and Mail

Midway through the only official English-language leaders’ debate, the party heads turned to Indigenous issues – and quickly got sidetracked into arguing about pipelines. That was understandable, but unfortunate. Understandable, because resource development always raises questions about Indigenous rights. Unfortunate, because Indigenous Canada’s future is about so much more than the pros and cons of […]

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Sault Tribe opposes ferrochrome processing facility – SooToday.com

Michigan tribe doesn’t want Noront’s smelter ‘anywhere near the Great Lakes or our traditional homelands’ The following ferrochrome resolution was passed Tuesday night by Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, at a meeting at Kewadin Casino in the Michigan Sault. As SooToday reported yesterday, Noront’s first open house on its proposal will take place on Wednesday, […]

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Membertou fishing director says vandalism a result of ignorance, poor communication – CTV News

October 15, 2019 MEMBERTOU, N.S. — The director of fisheries for Membertou First Nation says a fire that destroyed a fishing vessel belonging to his community is the result of ignorance and miscommunication. “We have significant damage of over $300,000 to this vessel, we had 100 traps that were cut that cost the band $10,000, […]

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UTSG: Roundtable: Land and Indigenous Leadership – Varsity

Join us in welcoming Filiberto Penados, Salina Suri and Amber James to our roundtable discussion on Land and Indigenous Leadership. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served. Ramp and elevator access along North side of the building. The Fall Forum on Indigenous-Settler Relations brings together: • Local Indigenous knowledge-bearers • University of Toronto students […]

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Morning Brief: Facebook isn’t restricting fake news from notorious site – iPolitics

Oct 16, 2019 Good morning, readers. One the same day another fake news piece on Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was circulated by thousands of users on Facebook, company executives confirmed the social media platform wouldn’t ban content from the Buffalo Chronicle, one of the top websites responsible for false news. Facebook Canada told reporters on […]

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Indigenous family’s campaign for justice focus of film coming to Kelowna Oct. 23 – The Daily Courier

The award-winning documentary about an Indigenous family’s quest for justice following a fatal shooting will be screened Oct. 23 in Kelowna. We Will Stand Up (Nipawistamasowin) will play at 4 and 7 p.m. at Cineplex Cinemas at Orchard Plaza. The 98-minute documentary, directed and narrated by Saskatoon-based Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, follows the family of […]

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Construction completed on the largest First Nation wind project in the country – Northern Ontario Business

Pattern Energy Group and Nigig Power Corporation announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15 Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and Nigig Power Corporation officially announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15. The landmark project is the largest single-phase wind facility and the […]

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Indigenous voters in northern Ontario uninspired by federal election campaign – CBC

Vivan Pratt thought she might vote for the first time in this election. The 50-year-old from Constance Lake First Nation went into the campaign thinking this might be the year she exercises her right to vote for a Canadian government she doesn’t really feel part of. But now Pratt figures she’ll stay home Monday and […]

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Ecuador: deal marks bittersweet win for indigenous protesters after deaths – Support The Guardian

Eight were killed over 12 days of protests which ended after deal was struck with Ecuador’s president to restore fuel subsidies Within hours of a deal which ended Ecuador’s worst political unrest in recent memory, thousands of indigenous people – along with student volunteers and local residents – took to the streets of Quito to […]

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Compensation for Discrimination: Canada says one thing, does another – APTN News

October 15, 2019 Remembrance ceremonies for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls happened across the country on Oct. 4, 2019 and Canada marked the occasion by filing a judicial review of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering it to pay maximum damages to the First Nations children and families affected by its ongoing […]

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Inspiring next generation of Indigenous health-care professionals – UM Today

October 15, 2019 — Maximus Sandberg stood in the middle of the Pinaymootang School gym holding a stack of pamphlets and papers he planned to take home and read. The Grade 12 student had just visited the 10 booths that were part of the health-care professions career fair held on Pinaymootang First Nation on September […]

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With new Soulpepper production and more, Indigenous history is entering the spotlight at last – Toronto Star

Oct. 15, 2019 Ten years ago, when Toronto’s Native Earth Performing Arts produced a major revival of Daniel David Moses’s play “Almighty Voice and his Wife,” the company’s then-artistic director Yvette Nolan wrote that “the times had finally caught up with” the 1991 script. Referencing, amongst other things, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, ongoing […]

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Archive photo exhibit captures Indigenous strength, connections in difficult times – CBC

It’s not a sad story but more of a tribute, says curator Paul Seesequasis Oct 14, 2019 Two photographers documented Indigenous communities around Calgary over several decades starting in the 1930s, but not the regalia you might see in a Stampede parade. The pictures show the real, day-to-day lives of a people and their family […]

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APTN Investigates – Canada assumed Indigenous people were ‘dying out’: The on-reserve housing crisis that never ends – APTN News

October 11, 2019 Just weeks after moving in, Lake St. Martin First Nation community member Bernice McKenzie began hearing a noise in her master bedroom. “At the beginning it was slow…but now it’s just like a water tap,” she said. McKenzie moved into her new home on March 2, 2018. “I was excited. I was […]

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Students gain health knowledge during Indigenous reconciliation exercise – Brock News

An eye-opening experiential exercise examining centuries of systemic abuse faced by Indigenous peoples drew Brock University students out of their classrooms and left many in tears Wednesday, Oct. 9. As they came face-to-face with the horrors of Canada’s colonial past and treatment of Indigenous peoples, Public Health and Biomedical Sciences students at Brock participated in […]

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Canadian football team offering scholarship to indigenous student-athletes – The Post Millennial

For the record, “Indian” Jack Jacobs was not your typical ‘Indian boy’ from Muskogee. Born in Holdenville, Okla. Jack Jacobs grew up to hostile messages on storefront signs, which read, “No dogs or Indians allowed.” At the time, he did not speak a word of English and was raised in a world that saw him […]

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What the parties are promising this election about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – CBC

‘I don’t feel like I can rely on any particular party at the moment,’ says Sharon Johnson Oct 15, 2019 Little time has been spent on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls so far in the federal election campaign, sparking skepticism from families that changes called for in the national inquiry’s […]

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Indigenous children’s rights activist urges voters to make a difference at the polls this election – SaltWire Network

Cindy Blackstock delivers keynote address at Mount Allison’s Indigenous Day of Learning SACKVILLE, N.B. — Cindy Blackstock wants 2019 to be the year racial discrimination finally ends against First Nations children. Blackstock, a member of the Gitxan Nation and a prominent researcher and advocate for the rights of Indigenous children, urges voters to make the […]

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‘These are not distant dreams’: Federal parties must recognize the benefits of First Nation self-governance says Macdonald-Laurier Institute – APTN News

October 12, 2019 The federal election campaign provides all national parties with an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for the betterment of Canada. First Nations, many of whom live in conditions that other Canadians would be unacceptable and who cope with the legacy of generations of colonialism and government paternalism, will be listening very […]

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Windsor-area Indigenous people disappointed in lack of election attention – CBC

‘We’re treated as though we’re a problem or an inanimate object’ Oct 15, 2019 Local Indigenous people aren’t pleased with how election campaigns have paid attention to their issues — issues they say aren’t just specific to Aboriginal people. Rebecca Major, assistant professor of political science at the University of Windsor, said she expected more […]

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‘Grandmother of Canadian Indigenous Art’ honoured at Kelowna Art Gallery – Globalnews.ca

October 14, 2019 The work of one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters is being honoured in a special exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, marking what would have been her 100th birthday. Over her lifetime, Daphne Odjig became internationally recognized for her craft. She was inducted into the Order of Canada, the Order of […]

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Four Indigenous candidates, four parties, on the issues that matter this election – National Observer

October 15th 2019 According to the Assembly of First Nations, there are more than 60 Indigenous candidates in the upcoming federal election, running across parties and territories. Here, National Observer profiles four of these candidates, one from each of the major parties, who are making waves as election day approaches: University student takes on Andrew […]

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Indigenous Land Stewardship program applies old solutions to modern problems – CBC

Program at Native Education College comes as world looks to Indigenous knowledge to help solve climate crisis Oct 14, 2019 There’s a growing recognition that traditional Indigenous knowledge will be needed to help mitigate the climate crisis, and Justin Sidon wants play a part in that. Sidon grew up fishing Sockeye salmon along the Fraser […]

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Chiefs push for Indigenous turnout in Scheer’s riding, but disenchantment reigns – The Western Star

Chief Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier has a list with 159 names on it. Every eligible voter on Okanese First Nation is on that list. Her goal is simple, but ambitious: she wants to see them all checked off as every single band member turns out to vote. “We need to demonstrate that we mean business,” she […]

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Anishinaabe playwright brings solo performance to Thunder Bay – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY — Fort William playwright, performer and poet Yolanda Bonnell returned home to perform her solo play bug in early October and to lead two workshops in late September. “It’s really important to me to be centering Indigenous women because I think that our voices keep getting silenced,” Bonnell says. “So I just want […]

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Coalition of Indigenous bands looking to buy 51% stake in TMX pipeline – CityNews Edmonton

Posted Oct 14, 2019 KAMLOOPS – A group representing 55 First Nations along the Trans Mountain Pipeline route wants to buy a majority stake in the pipeline. The Western Indigenous Pipeline Group is looking to purchase a 51 per cent stake from the federal government, which bought the pipeline in 2018 for $4.5 billion. The […]

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He should be helping out’: Frustration erupts among snowstorm evacuees as Scheer campaigns in Winnipeg – CBC

Hundreds seek shelter in Winnipeg following snowstorm, including at hotel hosting Conservative leader’s event Oct 14, 2019 Evacuees in Manitoba driven from their homes by a recent, massive snowstorm that cut power to tens of thousands said today they were annoyed by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s decision to campaign in Winnipeg today. A few dozen […]

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Non-Indigenous Canadians show less support for policies that improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples, survey shows – The Globe and Mail

Indigenous people voice more support than non-Indigenous Canadians for a range of ideas associated with reconciliation, including providing clean drinking water on reserves and requiring material in curriculums on the history of residential schools, a new survey from the Environics Institute has found. Although a majority of Canadians expressed some support for policies aimed at […]

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In Ecuador and Beyond, Indigenous Groups Are Fighting to Be Seen – The New York Times Company

We spoke to a New York-based activist about the movement for indigenous rights throughout the Americas. Oct. 14, 2019 El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to […]

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Anishinabek Nation calls on citizens to vote – The North Bay Nugget

October 11, 2019 Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is encouraging all citizens of the Anishinabek Nation to get informed and vote in this year’s federal election. Advance polls are open through Oct. 14, with election day scheduled for Oct. 21. “Although we have to work with all the parties, the Anishinabek Nation citizens should have […]

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Advanced voting in Nunavik nearly complete – Nunatsiaq News

11 October, 2019 Weather delays have kept Elections Canada staff from completing their advanced voting tour in Nunavik by a few days, but it should wrap up this weekend. With clearer skies, advanced voting is planned for Salluit and Ivujivik on Oct. 10, followed by Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik in the next two days as long […]

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Abolishing the Indian Act means eliminating First Nations’ rights – Macleans.ca

Oct 10, 2019 Pam Palmater: The Indian Act is used as a target to deflect blame for racist decisions made by the federal government; a clever guise to force the surrender of all First Nations’ rights Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of Eel River Bar First Nation. She has been a practising […]

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New First Nations partnership wants in on LNG – JWN

Oct. 11, 2019 Four First Nations in northwest B.C. are planning to get in on the LNG industry, and they are framing their effort as a climate change initiative. The Nisga’a, Haisla and two Coast Tsimshian bands – the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla – have partnered in an initiative called the Northwest First Nations Collaborative […]

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Elections Canada promising more polls, ballots on First Nations – APTN News

October 11, 2019 Elections Canada says it will have polls on 365 First Nations for an increase of 23 per cent over the 2015 campaign. It will also distribute more ballots for the Oct. 21 general election. “In the last election in 2015 there was a big spike in turnout in reserves and that contributed […]

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QIA announces fees for tourism operators accessing Inuit-owned land – Nunatsiaq News

11 October, 2019 Fees come into effect immediately Commercial tourism operators now have to pay fees to access Inuit-owned land in the Qikiqtani region, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced during its annual general meeting in Iqaluit on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Qikiqtani region receives the most cruise ship visits of any region in Nunavut. Pond […]

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Implementing tribunal decision on First Nations child welfare could cost nearly $8-billion by 2025-26: Ottawa – The Globe and Mail

October 10, 2019 The federal government estimates that implementing an order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare could cost nearly $8-billion if a compensation process lingers until 2025-26. An affidavit containing the multibillion-dollar estimate, filed by a senior government official, sheds additional light on Ottawa’s contentious decision to file an […]

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Burnaby Village Museum’s new Indigenous learning week ‘long overdue’: programmer – Burnaby Now

October 11, 2019 About 500 Burnaby Grade 4 and 5 students are learning about the history and culture of local First Nations this week – from people who belong to them. All week long, classes have been visiting Burnaby Village Museum during the inaugural Burnaby Indigenous Week of Learning. Once on site, they have been […]

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Nickel Belt incumbent defends his lineage after CBC story questions his Indigenous ancestry – Sudbury.com

Marc Serré says he’s a member of the Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation, and its chief confirms it Nickel Belt candidate Marc Serré is defending his Indigenous heritage, and he’s adamant he’s a current member of the Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation. Serré’s claim came into question in a national CBC article criticizing a number […]

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Party leaders debate climate, deficits, Indigenous services, assisted dying, SNC-Lavalin – CBC

The French-language debate was the last gathering of all 6 leaders Oct 10, 2019 In the last debate of the federal election campaign, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicked off his pitch to Canadians by saying Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet would never be able to implement a climate plan because he does not lead a […]

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Candidates share views on missing and murdered Indigenous women – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Peterborough-Kawartha federal election candidates debate Indigenous issues at Curve Lake First Nation meeting. CURVE LAKE — Federal candidates spoke to how their party would further the work on missing and murdered Indigenous women during an all-candidates meeting at Curve Lake First Nation on Thursday night. All seven Peterborough-Kawartha candidates were in attendance for the meeting, […]

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