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N.W.T community leaders seek clarity on how to enforce cannabis laws – CBC

Workplace safety and youth using cannabis remain key issues for some communities Jan 18, 2019 Leaders from communities across the Northwest Territories continue to seek clarification on how exactly their people could be affected by new legal cannabis rules. Since cannabis legalization was introduced in October, some communities still don’t know how they can enforce […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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A lot of those needs have changed ‘ — MACSI reflects on 50 years of treating addictions – Prince Albert Daily Herald

January 17, 2019 The Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan (MACSI) is celebrating its 5oth anniversary. The organization, which operates treatment centres in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, kicked off its celebration with a press conference at the Prince Albert location Thursday. MACSI provides inpatient and outpatient support, as well as a stabilization program that is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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United Nations Rules Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

January 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – INDIGENOUS – “The UN Human Rights Committee says that Canada is obligated to provide an effective and enforceable remedy. This requires Canada to make full reparations, including: 1) ensuring that Sharon McIvor, Jacob Grismer, and all others excluded by, or granted only a lesser category of status, because of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Victoria Could Become the New First Nation Casino Paradise Following Crucial Vote – Casino Reports

January 18, 2019 Victoria is in the center of the spotlight at the moment as the possibility of it becoming the home of a second casino venue is being considered. Councilor Marianne Alto proposed an amendment which could repave the way towards a second casino venue, this time overseen by a local First Nation. Previous concerns in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201927 Views

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CBC Investigates: Province changes how it counts kids in care, reports lower number than Manitoba child welfare agencies – CBC

10,776 kids in care, province says after change to how number is tallied, but agencies say total is 11,143 Jan 18, 2019 At first glance, it looks like the number of children in care in Manitoba decreased from just over 10,700 to 10,328 last year — a figure touted by the Families minister as the first decrease in […]

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LFP LONGFORM: A trust betrayed. A 20-year quest for justice

January 18, 2019 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION – The boy and his uncle made a daily trip to their fishing hole at the Thames River to check for pickerel. Their nets were at a bend where the current ran faster. The boy ran down the tractor path to the riverbank filled with anticipation. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Is Trudeau risking reconciliation by putting a failed Veterans Affairs Minister in charge? – The Post Millennial

January 18, 2019 Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted former television personality Seamus O’Regan from Veterans Affairs to be the new Minister of Indigenous Services. Some leaders across the country have expressed support for this move while others have been questioning the Prime Ministers ability to keep his many promises made to First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201933 Views

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Nunavik’s women’s association looking for role models – Nunatsiaq News

January 18, 2019 You can nominate candidates by Feb. 17 Saturviit Women’s Association is looking to honour Nunavimmiut women who have a positive influence on others. The organization is now taking nominations for its first-ever role model awards, which will honour four exceptional Nunavimmiut women, one from each of Nunavik’s regions: Ungava Bay, Hudson Strait, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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The 10 best events at DesignTO 2019

This year’s festival explores weighty themes like affordable housing, mortality and Black and Indigenous identity January 18, 2019 Now in its ninth year, DesignTO Festival (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) always boasts a mix of exhibitions, events, workshops and window installations showcasing veteran and rising designers from Toronto and beyond. In addition to innovative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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The cabinet shuffle says little about Jody Wilson-Raybould – and plenty about the government

January 17, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle has been accompanied by the usual flurry of commentary and speculation, most of it surrounding the bizarre and incoherent removal of Jody Wilson-Raybould as the minister of Justice. Looking back over the past three years, one can find little reason why Ms. Wilson-Raybould would be part […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201916 Views

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Supreme Court decision means windfall for Yukon First Nations, grand chief says – CBC

Court ruling says Ottawa should fund First Nations based on citizenship, not status Jan 18, 2019 The Grand Chief of Council of Yukon First Nations is hailing this week’s ruling by the territory’s Supreme Court as a huge win. Peter Johnston says the court decision will have implications throughout the territory, and result in a significant increase in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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Morning Brief: Backstabbing and retaliation – iPolitics.ca

Jan 18, 2019 Good morning, Morning Brief readers. It’s Friday! It’s also Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated annually on the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Considering his disdain for the loveable little bear, we can assume that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping won’t be celebrating today. Nobody tell him Winnie was Canadian…  Liberal MPs on the Foreign Affairs committee blocked an […]

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Information session for ’60s Scoop survivors held in Dartmouth – Globalnews.ca

January 17, 2019 An information session about a settlement agreement for survivors of the ’60s Scoop was held in Dartmouth on Thursday. The ’60s Scoop refers to a period between 1960 and 1991, when about 20,000 Indigenous and Inuit children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes. The practice stripped children of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Two more Ontario First Nations join project to connect remote communities to grid

January 17, 2019 THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The utility responsible for connecting remote First Nations to Ontario’s power grid says it has reached a major milestone. Wataynikaneyap Power says Mishkeegogamang and Ojibway Nation of Saugeen have legally joined the project, bringing the total number of communities who are equal owners to 24. The news comes […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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Man found guilty of murdering girl, 12, in BC over 40 years ago – KelownaNow

January 17, 2019 A man has been found guilty of murdering a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago. Jurors convicted him of the first-degree murder of Monica Jack, who was last seen by her mother riding a bike in Merritt in May 1978. BC Supreme Court heard that Handlen told an undercover […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201922 Views

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Ally is a verb not a noun — it requires action

Allies stand with individuals; accomplices challenge oppressive structures, Deirdre Pike writes. I was still a deeply closeted lesbian when I first moved to Hamilton in 1993. I left five years later to work in a Catholic community in Ottawa where I was positively encouraged to be out about my sexual orientation — strange but true. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201918 Views

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You can’t be Native; you’re too pretty’: Indigenous women speak out against pressure to fit beauty standards – CBC

Some women say full face of makeup, being ‘dressed up’ can make big difference for how they’re treated Jan 18, 2019 Jaqueline Anaquod’s mornings during university involved significant time choosing her outfit, putting on makeup and doing her hair. She wanted to look impeccable. The Indigenous woman also recalls sitting next to a Caucasian student […]

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Opinion: Wet’suwet’en were coerced by government – The Charlatan

January 17, 2019 Building pipelines and other infrastructure on unceded Indigenous territories without free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) is legally and morally problematic. What few realize is that it is but the natural evolution of the same forced assimilation processes Canada has engaged in since time immemorial. The peculiarity of the idea that every […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201912 Views

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Indigenous culture in the spotlight at Coastal Dance Festival in New West – The Record

The 12th annual festival is on the move to Anvil Centre, featuring Indigenous artists from B.C., Yukon, Quebec, Alaska, Washington State and Australia January 17, 2019 A festival celebrating Indigenous story, song and dance is coming to the Anvil Centre this February. The 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival (formerly Coastal First Nations Dance Festival) is coming […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201914 Views

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First Nations lobby Ottawa for a bigger cut of the multibillion-dollar gambling business – CBC

Liberals don’t plan to amend restrictive section of the Criminal Code Jan 18, 2019 First Nations leaders want to carve out a bigger slice of Canada’s multibillion-dollar gambling pie, and they are asking the Liberal government to change the Criminal Code to pave the way for more Indigenous-owned casinos. While about 16 First Nations casinos […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201915 Views

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Bridges cover: Diana Bird champions Indigenous food security

January 18, 2019 “We’re just making sure people are getting good quality food.” The ability to buy and cook healthy food is a luxury not afforded to all; nor is a locally sourced diet. Diana Bird believes wild, foraged, seasonal and homegrown foods are the way for Indigenous people to regain their health. Bird uses […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201920 Views

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Questions surround new Indigenous Services minister but he says: ‘Pedal is to the metal’ – APTN News

January 18, 2019 Before the Christmas break, the Trudeau government announced plans to introduce new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late January was when it would be introduced in the House of Commons. Then former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was moved over to the Treasury Board Monday shocking even the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201921 Views

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Reconcile This: Wet’suwet’en arrests spark debate about Indigenous relations with RCMP – CBC

‘I felt like it was just a continuation of what it must have been like 150 years ago,’ says leader Jan 18, 2019 The enforcement of a court injunction by an RCMP unit in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C. last week is raising questions about the relationship between Indigenous people and the RCMP. Protestors say the RCMP used excessive force, […]

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington – Voice of America

January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON — “U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming […]

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60s Scoop’ settlement process stirring up past trauma for survivors – APTN News

January 17, 2019 60s Scoop survivor Trina Slapcoff reaches up to a makeshift cinderblock shelf in her living room and pulls down an old shoebox. “I meant to fix this,” says the 49 year old, fussing with the box. “it’s getting all squashed.” The first thing she sees once the lid comes off is a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201933 Views

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Opinion: For Indigenous kids’ welfare, our government knows better; it just needs to do better – The Globe and Mail

January 17, 2019 Cindy Blackstock is the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is a professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. This week, the story of a newborn baby removed from her family in Manitoba added to a litany of reports about the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201934 Views

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City of Victoria urged to keep casino vision on the table – Times Colonist

January 17, 2019 Victoria shouldn’t entirely deal itself out as a potential host of a casino, says Coun. Marianne Alto. Mayor Lisa Helps has recommended that in view of recent problems that have come to light regarding money laundering at B.C. casinos, the city should withdraw its support to host a second casino in the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Culturally appropriate services for First Nations critical during wildfire evacuations, study shows – Folio

January 17, 2019 New U of A research first to look at why Indigenous people want to leave or stay in their community after mandatory evacuation notice. Members of Indigenous communities faced with abandoning home during mandatory wildfire evacuations should have the option to remain in their traditional territory or other nearby Indigenous communities if […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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The Wet’suwet’en struggle is far from over – The Coast Halifax

January 17, 2019 The RCMP believed the fallout from their assault on the Wet’suwet’en would be contained and minimal. They have already been proven wrong. Sixty-five kilometres up a logging road near Houston, British Columbia, just beyond a river from which you can drink directly, lies an unceded territory actively defended by its original people. To enter, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201923 Views

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Court must balance rules of evidence while recognizing Indigenous traditions, B.C. judge rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 17, 2019 In a ruling being characterized as a first in Canada, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled an Indigenous elder can present evidence as part of a panel during depositions in a land claims case, which the First Nation’s counsel is describing as “righting a historical wrong” and providing a method for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201948 Views

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First Nations call on Ontario to fix unjust process threatening electrical transmission reliability – Net Newsledger

January 17, 2019 Toronto, Ontario – Today, leaders of six First Nations call on the Ontario Government to intervene and fix a broken process created by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and the previous Ontario government that ignores First Nations’ rights and northern development pertaining to a necessary and important electricity transmission project planned for Northern […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201933 Views

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How designers can plan healthier communities, together with Indigenous families – The Conversation CA

January 17, 2019 We know that there is a vast gap between the health of Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians; in fact Indigenous children fall well below national health averages for Canadian children. Indigenous advocates and researchers have extensively documented causes contributing to this inequality. They include many social determinants of health and cultural factors — foremost, the colonial legacy of dispossession […]

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How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 17, 2019 Sludge-to-energy systems are a sustainable solution to two problems remote Arctic communities face What if you could create sustainable energy just by flushing the toilet? While sewage is often perceived as a burden rather than a resource, communities around the world are using waste to generate energy and offset negative environmental impacts. […]

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Canadian Indigenous Groups Weigh Pipeline Deal to Ease Oil Glut – Bloomberg

January 16, 2019 Six First Nations approached government on buying line Financing may come from bond market: Indian Resource Council The Trans Mountain crude pipeline that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government bought from Kinder Morgan Inc. last year is getting interest from some indigenous groups hurt by Canada’s oil price crunch. Five or six First Nation communities […]

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British Columbia Hereditary Chiefs Hold Strong As LNG Pipeline Tension Rages On – HuffPost Canada

“Our rights to those lands have never been extinguished.” SMITHERS, B.C. — A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief told a crowd of First Nation leaders gathered in Smithers, B.C., that no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land. Chief Na’Moks said agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate and the support […]

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Alleged victim of spousal abuse says Cree police services lacking – CBC

Nikki Shecapio says the Eeyou Eenou Police Force wouldn’t accept her complaint about ex-partner Jan 17, 2019 A Cree woman from Quebec says it took her several attempts and almost a month before she felt protected against an allegedly violent ex-partner. Nikki Shecapio of Mistissini, Que., says she feels the Cree police and justice system let her […]

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Wait until Trans Mountain pipe built before buying in, Indigenous investors told – BOE Report

January 16, 2019 CALGARY – Indigenous communities interested in taking an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline should wait until after its controversial expansion is built to avoid risk, says Barrie Robb, a principal with Fivars Consulting Ltd. of Calgary. Taking an ownership stake in a major energy project can deliver significant rewards, said […]

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Bear Clan Patrol Receives $200,000 From Bell Canada and City of Winnipeg – Net Newsledger

January 16, 2019 WINNIPEG – NEWS – The Bear Clan Patrol in Winnipeg has received some serious funding which will assist the growing organization in helping people in Winnipeg. Bell Let’s Talk and the City of Winnipeg today announced a combined donation of $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201927 Views

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Raw deal for Vancouver’s Jody Wilson-Raybould in Trudeau cabinet shuffle – The Record

JANUARY 16, 2019 As pre-election cabinet shuffles go, Justin Trudeau’s was a weird one. The demotion — and that is the most polite word one can use — of Vancouver Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould from the politically vital justice portfolio to the political graveyard of veterans affairs is an acutely awkward message at an extraordinarily […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201933 Views

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Residential school survivor wants probe of how Ontario law society handled lawyer’s conduct review – CBC

Garnet Angeconeb says process failed complainants Jan 17, 2019 A residential school survivor in northwestern Ontario is calling for an independent probe into the way the province’s law society handled a conduct review of a lawyer accused of mishandling settlement claims. Garnet Angeconeb said he wants to see Canada’s Department of Justice investigate the process […]

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Commentary: Historical lawsuit affirms Indigenous laws on par with Canada’s – Folio

Superior Court of Ontario decision informed by Anishinaabe principles could signal long-needed correction in treaty relations, says U of A legal scholar. There is a tired joke, a standard for Indigenous peoples on the Prairies, regarding the five dollar bill. The bill is sometimes referred to as “treaty money,” and a chuckle is shared when […]

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Art installation seeks to reconcile through the creative process – CollingwoodToday

Public screening and discussion called Envisioning a Future Toward Reconciliation at the Simcoe Street Theatre on Jan. 30 The Town of Collingwood unveiled a new reconciliation art project in council chambers on Monday night. The project is titled Call to Action #83 after the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Action #83, which calls […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201923 Views

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Wet’suwet’en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide – CBC

“This reopened some deep, deep wounds in this country.” The debate over a natural gas pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory continues this week following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a blockade in the remote B.C. community. CBC reporterChantelle Bellrichard recounts the moment the RCMP broke the barricade and explains why a pipeline project is […]

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Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability – OHS Canada

Jan. 17, 2019 OTTAWA – The federal government is poised to try to improve RCMP accountability by placing some external eyes on the national police force. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki are expected to announce the plans at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. The long-anticipated move is the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201918 Views

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Learn to speak, write Inuktitut in Montreal – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 17, 2019 Both introductory and advanced language classes start on Jan. 21 Starting next week, anyone in Montreal can learn Inuktitut in the classroom. Two 12-session courses, one for beginners and one for more advanced learners, will start on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Avataq Cultural Institute. George Filotas, a former manager of the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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Ancient quinoa seeds found in Ontario shed light on Indigenous trade – CBC

3,000-year-old seeds seemingly ‘processed for delivery’ Jan 16, 2019 A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford, Ont., construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old, raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time. The 140,000 seeds, which originate from the Kentucky-Tennessee area, seem as if they were “processed for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police – TheTyee.ca

It’s become routine, but ignores latest law on rights and title, say experts. The use of heavily armed RCMP to enforce a court injunction and tear down an Indigenous blockade against TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwestern British Columbia last week was part of a familiar pattern, say criminologists. “It seems like Canada uses a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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Corporations don’t seem to understand Indigenous jurisdiction – The Conversation CA

Jan. 17, 2019 Indigenous jurisdiction is at the centre of the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The same is true of the Trans Mountain expansion. In both cases, the corporations involved have misunderstood or misrepresented the risks associated with jurisdictional uncertainty. The Coastal GasLink pipeline is part of the massive LNG Canada project. If built, the pipeline […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201931 Views

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Oilpatch CEOs support Indigenous bid for Trans Mountain – CBC

First Nations organizing pitch to federal government to buy pipeline Jan 17, 2019 Some oilpatch CEOs are supporting a bid by Indigenous groups in Western Canada to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and the proposed expansion project. Indigenous leaders are in Calgary this week to find consensus on what type of ownership and management system […]

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Sioux tribes in U.S. call out Trump after racist, and disrespectful Wounded Knee, Pocahontas tweet – APTN News

January 16, 2019 Sioux tribes in South Dakota are demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump apologize to Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren after issuing a racist tweet. On Sunday, Trump tweeted “If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201939 Views

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