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New YMCA on Membertou First Nation sign of aboriginal healing and wellness – CBC

CEO for YMCA Canada excited about possibilities for other First Nations communities Feb 22, 2017 The grand opening of a YMCA branch on Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia could be the beginning of a nation-wide healing journey for Indigenous people, says the CEO of YMCA Canada. Peter Dinsdale, who is Anishinaabe from Curve Lake, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Manslaughter suspect fails to show in court – Tbnewswatch.com

February 22, 2017 Police issue warrant for arrest of Armand Cummings, 42, wanted in 2016 death of 35-year-old Manny Spence. THUNDER BAY – City police are asking the public to help them track down a manslaughter suspect who failed to appear in court on Tuesday. Armand Cummings has been charged in the Sept. 15, 2016 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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New awards to honour Indigenous students – UM Today

February 22, 2017 — The Office of Indigenous Achievement has created new awards to celebrate the exceptional achievements and contributions of Indigenous students. Indigenous Student Awards of Excellence will be presented to three students who are going above and beyond to make the University of Manitoba an inclusive and supportive learning environment. “The U of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Missing 16-year-old Courtney Scott located – CTV

February 17, 2017 Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 16-year-old girl. Courtney Scott was last seen on Tuesday evening near Old Montreal Road. Police describe her as a 5-foot-4 Inuit girl, 120 pounds with a thin build, short brown hair with highlights and brown eyes. Her family is concerned for her […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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National symposium on FASD in Regina – U Regina

February 22, 2017 A national symposium on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is being held at the University of Regina on Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23, 2017. The symposium is called FASD, Justice and Reconciliation: Tough Questions, New Collaborations. Guest speakers from British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Watch: Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” – She Does The City

The Polaris Music Prize released its second collaboration session today, pairing the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie with Tanya Tagaq for the first time. Their recording of Buffy’s song, “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” was inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973. “It […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Toronto Catholic District School Board hosts Northern Spirit Games – InsideToronto.com

Grades 4 to 6 students will snow shoe, skip rope For three days this month, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) grades 4 to 6 students will snow shoe, skip rope and run relays as part of the board’s 12th annual Northern Spirit Games. Students will be taught 10 indoor and outdoor activities based on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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The Inuit ‘Storyteller’ pays a visit – The Northern View

A special guest is coming to Prince Rupert to celebrate family literacy courtesy of North Coast Literacy Now and Prince Rupert Early Years. Michael Kusugak, or “The Storyteller” and his wife will be appearing in multiple free events for children and families this week at the library, the Literacy Fair and many elementary schools as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20171 Views

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Blood Tribe member becomes first Indigenous president of Harvard University’s legal aid program – CBC

University of Lethbridge grad Julian SpearChief-Morris is in his second year of law school at Harvard Feb 22, 2017 A member of southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe has become the first Indigenous student to head Harvard Law School’s Legal Aid Bureau in the history of the 104-year-old organization. Julian SpearChief-Morris was recently elected president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaq ‘bury the hatchet’ with on-ice round dance during hockey game – CBC

Mi’kmaq leaders and Nova Scotia officials face off in a friendly game for Heritage Day Feb 22, 2017 Mi’kmaq leaders faced off against Nova Scotia government officials to mark the province’s Heritage Day in two hockey games over the weekend in Truro. But the show-stopper came between the second and third periods of Monday’s game, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20172 Views

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Vancouver Council to vote on proposed ‘Drinker’s Lounge’ amid addiction initiatives – iNews 880

February 22, 2017 Vancouver City Council is voting on a long list of items as it seeks to combat the opioid crisis. One item is a ‘Drinker’s Lounge’ for people with alcohol addiction. “Will the city essentially be funding a bar, will alcohol be paid for?” wonders the NPA’s Melissa De Genova. The pilot program […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Canadian educator in northern Quebec among finalists for Global Teacher Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  MONTREAL _ A teacher from northern Quebec is in the running for the prestigious US$1-million Global Teacher Prize. The Varkey Foundation says Maggie MacDonnell has been named a top-10 finalist for the award, which will be handed out in Dubai on March 19. MacDonnell, raised in rural Nova Scotia, was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Winnipeg police call for tips from public in cold case death of woman – CTV

February 22, 2017 Winnipeg police are renewing their call for tips from the public in a case involving a woman who was found dead in the city last year. Marilyn Rose Munroe, who was 41, was last seen alive on Feb. 12. Police say at the time, the aboriginal woman was wearing several layers of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Local forestry safe under Trump: FSC president – Tbnewswatch.com

Forest Stewardship Council president Francois Dufresne believes the local and national forest industry will grow, despite tough talk on trade from the new President Donald Trump administration. THUNDER BAY — A Donald Trump presidency doesn’t have to mean uncertainty for the local forestry industry or its environmental ethics, according to the head of Canada’s greenest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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MLTC and NWRC ‘thankful’ for partnership – MeadowlakeNOW

A partnership between a local college and a tribal council has been heralded as a successful agreement for all of those involved. Hundreds of First Nation students have benefitted over the years from a partnership between the North West Regional College (NWRC) and Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). Dr. Willow Brown, director for the NWRC […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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How Do Polar Bears Respond to Climate Change, Subsistence Hunting? – Newswise.com

Newswise — UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears Polar bears depend on sea ice for essential tasks like hunting and breeding. As Arctic sea ice disappears due to climate change, bears across the species’ 19 subpopulations are feeling the strain. But even as […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Buffy Sainte Marie delivers new song collaboration with Tanya Tagaq – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  TORONTO _ Two powerhouses of Canada’s indigenous music scene have lifted the curtain on a new collaboration. Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq paired for the track “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind),” which has debuted online. Sainte-Marie wrote the song about Alaskan dog sled racer George Attla who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Blackstock Says No to Bribe from INAC – The Runner

February 22, 2017 Renowned Indigenous children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock knows well enough not to fall for an obvious bribe, even if it’s offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). A $149,000 donation by INAC was rejected by The First Nations Child and Family Services Society (FNCFSP) when it failed to meet the society’s “ethical […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Nunavut budget: Finance minister wants Ottawa to fund infrastructure projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ Nunavut’s finance minister is using his budget speech to ask the federal government for more money to fund infrastructure projects. Keith Peterson says the territory will deliver a balanced budget in the coming year. But he warns that’s due to federal transfers, which are expected to grow […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court today. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Trudeau calls five byelections for April 3, including former PM Harper’s old riding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ Byelections will be held on April 3 to fill five vacant seats in the House of Commons, including the one formerly held by Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the byelections for his Conservative predecessor’s riding of Calgary Heritage, as well as Calgary Midnapore, formerly held […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 287 senior bureaucrats in bid to tame deficit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Newfoundland and Labrador’s Liberal government is slicing 287 management jobs from its civil service as part of a wider effort to contain a deficit currently projected to be close to $1.6 billion. Premier Dwight Ball, who promised to avoid layoffs during the 2015 election campaign, said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Arctic killer whales intimidating narwhals into behaviour change: study – The Globe and Mail

Feb. 22, 2017 A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour. It’s another symptom of how climate change is remaking the delicate northern environment. “Just having (killer whales) around is terrorizing their prey and causing them a lot of difficulties,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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PM says expanded border preclearance bill offers greater protection – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings. Trudeau suggests it’s better to be cleared for entry into the United States while in Canada, because travellers are protected under the Canadian charter of rights, as opposed to American […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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Federal NDP leadership field likely to expand soon as March debate looms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal NDP leadership race will likely get new candidates in coming days, with veteran MP Charlie Angus expected to make an announcement this weekend. Angus is inviting supporters on Facebook to a tavern in Toronto on Sunday afternoon to get involved […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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BC’s Balanced Budget 2017 Summary – Business Examiner

BC’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy. BC – Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, MSP premiums will be reduced by 50% for households with an annual net income […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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The Latest: Female burned in pipeline protest camp fire – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 22, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Authorities say one person has been burned in fires set by protesters as a longstanding encampment near the Dakota Access oil pipeline is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20173 Views

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We’ll create internal committee for QGH, Nunavut’s health minister says – NunatsiaqOnline

February 22, 2017 “The motion specifically said a board of management and we all agreed to that” The Government of Nunavut will create an internal advisory board for Iqaluit’s Qikiqtani General Hospital instead of the independent board of management that MLAs voted for about three years ago, Health Minister George Hickes said Feb. 22 in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20178 Views

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Food Bank receives two tonne donation from Flying Dust First Nation – StarPhoenix

February 22, 2017 Having too much food is usually never a problem — unless you’ve run out of places to keep it. Storage is tight at the Flying Dust First Nation’s Market Garden. That lack of space, paired with the support of corporate buyers, has resulted in two tonnes of Saskatchewan-grown potatoes making their way to the Saskatoon Food […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20176 Views

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Butterflies, Ravens and Tlingit Princesses – Oh My! – Yukon Events Magazine

February 22, 2017 Students from Teslin Community School will gather on Wednesday, March 7 at the Teslin Heritage Centre and on the 8th at the Teslin School for a celebration of storytelling honouring local story-teller and public figure Sam Johnston. Students from the Atlin School have also been invited to attend the event. The event […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20177 Views

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Sociology of Education Conference enhances dialogue and networking in Canada – Daily News McMaster

February 21, 2017 Sociologists and education researchers from around the province recently gathered on the McMaster campus for the Second Annual Canadian Sociology of Education Conference. For the last two years Karen Robson, Ontario Research Chair in Educational Achievement and At-Risk Youth and the Chair of the Sociology of Education Research Cluster of the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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B.C. Liberals’ Pre-Election Budget Cuts Health Premiums – Huffington Post Canada

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education, health and child welfare in a 2017-18 budget that projects a fifth consecutive surplus. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Tuesday the government will […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20176 Views

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B.C. Liberals’ Pre-Election Budget Cuts Health Premiums – Huffington Post Canada

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education, health and child welfare in a 2017-18 budget that projects a fifth consecutive surplus. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Tuesday the government will […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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Council narrowly approves return to biweekly meetings – Fort McMurray Today

February 21, 2017 Wood Buffalo councillors narrowly approved a motion to return to biweekly council meetings Tuesday night. New chief legislative officer Audrey Rogers told council the main reason for the proposal was a declining workload, since the new committee structure was handling much of the work formerly done by council. Council also heard a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Oscar protests coming back in style, for a while: Howell – Thestar.com

Oscar protests have long gone in and out of fashion, and Sunday’s ceremonies are liable to see a resurgence of politics. Oscar protests have long been like Oscar fashions: they go in and out of style. It’s currently all the rage to vow to grandstand at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, by rallying outside the event […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Breaking economic barriers for aboriginal women – BiV

Feb. 21, 2017 Economic inequality and high rates of violence have been barriers for aboriginal women in business First Nations leaders say it will take years to create the conditions where women can step into leadership roles, but change is happening For the past two years, the Minerva Foundation has published a report that tallies […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20177 Views

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Puck drops on reconciliation hockey tournament in Nova Scotia – APTN

February 21, 2017 The Mi’kmaq and Nova Scotia government faced off over the weekend. In a friendly game that celebrated the Mi’kmaq heritage day in the province. The game also highlighted the important Mi’kmaq role in the history of Canada’s national sport. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/02/21/puck-drops-on-reconciliation-hockey-tournament-in-nova-scotia/

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20177 Views

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B.C. Budget: $740 million for schools, but it’s ‘not good enough’ – Globalnews.ca

February 22, 2017 B.C.’s Ministry of Education will see a $300-million budget increase in the next fiscal year as money floods back into a system that critics say has long been underfunded. The province’s school system will receive an additional $740 million over the next three years, with a large chunk of that money earmarked […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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Advisor to INAC minister pitches “Indigenous Protected Areas” – NunatsiaqOnline

February 22, 2017 “A conservation paradigm shift in the Arctic” Territorial governments, the federal government and Indigenous organizations should look at the idea of creating “Indigenous Protected Areas,” Mary Simon, a special advisor to Indigenous and Northern Affairs minister Carolyn Bennett, said in an interim report made public on Feb. 17. Simon, who was named […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20174 Views

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Energy watchdog tracking company performance to reduce pipeline spills – NewsCaf

February 22, 2017 A pipeline owned by Tundra Energy spilled approximately 200,000 litres (200 cubic metres) of oil on farmland owned by the Ocean Man First Nation near Stoughton, Sask. The leak was discovered on Jan. 20, 2016. Photo provided by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Alberta’s energy watchdog has set a target to cut […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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Exhibit gives +Positive voice to Aboriginal women – Western U

When her four grown children look at her, Nikki Peters hopes they see determination and that it’s never too late to start or accomplish something new. “I quit school at Grade 10. Life happened. I’m going to get my GED sooner or later. If my children see that I’ve achieved this, at this stage in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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Exploring Indigenous history and heritage – Dal News

Each year, the province of Nova Scotia celebrates Heritage Day on the third Monday in February — and each year it celebrates a different aspect of the province’s history and culture. This year’s Heritage Day celebrates Mi’kmaq Heritage in Nova Scotia. And for students interested in learning about Mi’kmaq history — and Indigenous issues more broadly […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 20176 Views

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15 marketing tips for 2017: The dawn of the full stack marketer – Marsdd.com

21 Feb 2017 Maybe I’m dating myself, but I remember when the four Ps of marketing (product, price, promotion and place) was the only concept you needed to know as a marketer. They were the foundation from which the marketing engine was built for any company. I launched my first product 20 years ago using […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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Breaking down barriers to political participation – Thompson Citizen

February 22, 2017 A Thompson woman is one of 338 young women from each of Canada’s federal constituencies who will be in Ottawa March 7-8 as a participant in Daughters of the Vote, an initiative organized by Equal Voice Canada to celebrate a century of some women having the right to vote in Canada and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20177 Views

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Excited over the simple things’: First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water – CBC

Pic Mobert First Nation got a new water treatment plant last year — but still worries about sustainability Feb 22, 2017 Makayla McWatch can clearly remember the first time she drank water from a tap at home. For the 12-year-old, it only came last summer. “My mom told me there’s this fresh water we could […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20178 Views

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Anti-bullying event planned today – Prince George Citizen

February 21, 2017 Today is anti-bullying day and the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society will bring their Youth In Harmony project to the Ramada, where 300 youth, 15 years old and younger, will gather to get the message to end violence among youth, adults and within the Prince George community. The event goes from […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20176 Views

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Sculpture signifies growing relationship – St. Albert Gazette

Feb 22, 2017 On behalf of Alexander First Nation, Chief Kurt Burnstick presented a statue to Morinville council on Feb. 6. The sculpture, a stone handcrafted bison with a beaded dreamcatcher fastened to the front, was a gift representing a growing relationship between Alexander First Nation and the town of Morinville. “We hardly acknowledge each […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20176 Views

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Identity, belonging, purpose, key to kids well-being, says Sixties Scoop survivor – CBC

Feb 22, 2017 Marcia Brown Martel says connection to community, not just genetics, integral to Indigenous identity The woman who led thousands of Indigenous adoptees to a hard-won victory in the Sixties Scoop lawsuit says she could not have done it if she had not reconnected with her roots. Marcia Brown Martel was the lead […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20178 Views

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Tories to make sweeping changes to school system – Reportca.net

February 22, 2017 The Manitoba public education system is about to look a lot different from the system the Tories inherited from the NDP. Education Minister Ian Wishart recently rolled out the first sign of the Pallister government’s austerity plan when he increased the province’s share of funding the $2.33-billion system by $13.1 million or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20178 Views

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Buffy Sainte Marie delivers new song collaboration with Tanya Tagaq – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2017  TORONTO _ Two powerhouses of Canada’s indigenous music scene have lifted the curtain on a new collaboration. Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq paired for the track “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind),” which has debuted online. Sainte-Marie wrote the song about Alaskan dog sled racer George Attla who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 20175 Views

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