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Media Advisory – Indigenous Women and Children to Benefit from new Transitional Housing in Halifax

HALIFAX, June 24, 2019  – Join Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and members of the […]

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Protein supercluster aims to transform food processing in Western Canada – Alberta Express

The region can be a world powerhouse in value-added processing, says head of Protein Industries Canada Protein Industries Canada has a plan to kickstart the growth of the plant-based protein sector in Western Canada over the next four years, says its CEO. “From a processing perspective, this is a growing industry in Canada — we’ve […]

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Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace – Globe and Mail

On a marble tabletop in Kwanlin Dun’s community safety office, Tyler O’Brien is chopping up roadkill deer. Dressed in all black and wearing a Kevlar vest with his wolf clan crest on the front, Mr. O’Brien, 20, is one of four community safety officers tasked with watching over members of this urban First Nation in […]

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Feeling loved at home: Yukon veteran honoured with Quilt of Valour – CBC

Doug Tizya, a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, did 2 tours in Afghanistan Jun 24, 2019 Retired Canadian Forces Cpl. Doug Tizya describes the suffering experienced by soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan as “biblical.” Tizya, a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, did two tours in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion […]

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Doors of new institute open at McMaster – Brighterworld.mcmaster.ca

June 21, 2019 The offices of an institute dedicated to broadening Canada’s research capacity in infectious disease and the response of the human immune system, opened today at McMaster University. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR III) is McMaster’s first institute sponsored by the federal health research funding […]

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Video: Performers awe crowds at 2019 Indigenous Cultural Festival – Goldstream News Gazette

Jun. 24, 2019 A celebration of B.C. First Nations culture returned to Victoria this weekend. The 2019 Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival provides a unique and special opportunity to connect with and learn about the incredible cultures of B.C.’s First Nations peoples – from stunning song and dance performances to demonstrations of weaving and drum-making. “What’s […]

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Indigenous Voices – A Mentee’s Experience – Bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched a National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC) to ensure that young people are shaping the future of mentoring in Canada. These young leaders have firsthand experience as mentees and mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our work and […]

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The Senate halts recognition of Indigenous rights on National Indigenous Peoples Day – Canadian Lawyer

June 24, 2019 This year, June 21 not only marked National Indigenous Peoples Day but also the day that bill C-262 died before the Senate. The bill would ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but it did not make it passed […]

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U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security – Utoronto.ca

Researchers at the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) are collaborating with Indigenous communities to address pressing infrastructure challenges facing geographically disparate communities across Canada. CGEN’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative will identify six projects that aim to improve access to clean drinking water, food security, housing, health care, transportation and communication systems from a multi-disciplinary and […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Bannock Breakfast photo gallery – News-centre.uwinnipeg.ca

The University of Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 land in the heart of the Métis nation, is proud to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2019. In celebration, UWinnipeg hosted a bannock breakfast on campus that welcomed students, faculty, staff, and community members. The brief program included performances by the Spence Tradition (square dancers […]

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Sports: Elliot Lake Mixed Slo-Pitch weekend wrapup for June 24th – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Jun. 24th, 2019 Napa Power Sports 14 lost to Brown & Fabris 16 Brown & Fabris 17 defeated Young Bucks 6 Got Gas? 7 lost to GinFes Refrigeration & A/C 23 Elliot Lake Dental Centre 4 lost to Lakeland 11 Smokin Bases 0 lost to Serpent River First Nation Trading Post 7 Blanchette Electrical Inc. […]

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B.C.’s largest First Nation accuses province of conflict on cannabis licences – The Province

Cowichan Tribes have hit a wall of red tape in Victoria, even at the province forges ahead with its competing application VICTORIA — B.C.’s largest First Nation is accusing the provincial government of stalling its application for a retail cannabis licence while it races to open its own public store in the community’s prime retail […]

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ITK puts out call for midwifery assessment – Nunatsiaq News

24 June, 2019 Report should contain “regional-specific and national level recommendations” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami plans to step into a health domain that is usually overseen by territorial and provincial governments: midwifery. An ITK request for proposals, which closed on June 20, is looking for a midwifery status assessment that will focus on assessing the “status, […]

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Kingston celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day at Confederation Basin – Global News

June 24, 2019 Friday was National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to recognize Canada’s First Nations and celebrate their art, languages, music and culture. Kingston’s celebration took place at Confederation Basin in front of City Hall. Lynda Gerow was a member of the organizing committee that helped put on the four-hour gathering. “Because it’s the […]

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Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival fills void in Kelowna’s summer celebrations – TOTA Regional Tourism News Centre

June 22, 2019 Inaugural festival to kickoff this July, will showcase culture in fun, accessible way The first Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is coming to the Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre in West Kelowna on July 6 and 7 to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Indigenous culture in the Okanagan. “Our festival will showcase […]

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Why can’t they just speak out?’ Family of Poplar River homicide victim makes plea to witnesses – CBC

Rick Bruce was found dead in his home on the Poplar River First Nation in July 2018; no arrests have been made Jun 24, 2019 Maureen Bittern says someone in Poplar River knows who killed her brother Rick Bruce, because his family knows he wasn’t alone in the hours before he died on July 7, […]

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Former Justice LaForme stresses importance of vigilance in rights protection at Pride Month event – The Lawyer’s Daily

June 24, 2019 At the Law Society of Ontario’s Pride Month program, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) awarded former Justice Harry LaForme the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community (SOGIC) Ally Award for his “tireless efforts” in furthering the rights of Indigenous peoples and Canada’s LGBTQ+ communities. LaForme, the first Indigenous person to sit on […]

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Ochapowace officially opens province’s 17th First Nations-owned gas station – Eagle Feather News

June 24, 2019 A project roughly 30 years in the making has finally come to fruition for the Ochapowace First Nation. In the 1990’s Chief Denton George wanted to recognize that his people were starting to live on and off the First Nation and wanted to purchase land as a way of looking after his […]

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Nunatsiaq News wins top prizes at Quebec community newspaper awards – Nunatsiaq News

24 June, 2019 Iqaluit reporter honoured with special award Nunatsiaq News picked up an armful of awards on Saturday, June 8, at the annual Quebec Community Newspaper Association gala at the Hotel du Lac Carling in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge. The newspaper was nominated for 15 awards this year. “It’s a great honour to be recognized for outstanding […]

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Metric, Coleman Hell headline Wake the Giant Music Festival – CBC

Jun 24, 2019 Some well-known Canadian bands will take the stage at Thunder Bay’s waterfront in September as part of the first-ever Wake the Giant Music Festival. Metric, July Talk, Crown Lands, and Coleman Hell will headline the inaugural event, according to organizers, and it will feature both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, a live art […]

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Indigenous cultures come alive! – Cold Lake Sun

June 24, 2019 Main Street was alive with music and dancing on Friday, June 21, with the National Indigenous Day Family Festival. Put on by the Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre, the parade started with Mayor Craig Copeland and MLA Scott Cyr joining representatives from Cold Lake First Nations and Elizabeth Metis Settlement. Along with […]

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AFNQL: Adoption of Bill C-92: A big day for our children

Wendake, June 21, 2019 – It is with great enthusiasm that the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome today’s adoption of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. “The passing of Act 92 is a […]

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Artists, politicians reflect on reconciliation as cedar poles unveiled in B.C. – Nanaimo News Now

Jun 23, 2019 VANCOUVER — Musqueam artist William Dan says a welcome figure he carved from centuries-old cedar represents a homecoming for him, after a childhood lost to residential school and decades spent away from his traditional territories. The figure was one of two unveiled Friday alongside a 13-metre reconciliation pole outside the Vancouver School […]

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Mixed reviews on child welfare bill – Dryden Now

23 June 2019 Ottawa has finally passed a bill governing Indigenous child welfare, but it’s getting mixed reviews. “I believe this Bill will help keep Indigenous families together and foster a positive, culturally appropriate environment for Indigenous children,” said Kenora MP Bob Nault. “I would like to congratulate all those involved on a job well […]

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It’s time,’ says first Inuk woman to become honorary colonel at 5 Wing Goose Bay – CBC

Veteran, former Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo makes history Jun 23, 2019 An Indigenous woman has been named honorary colonel of a squadron based at 5 Wing Goose Bay for the first time. Sarah Leo, a former president of Nunatsiavut and Canadian Army veteran, is taking on the civilian role, which bridges the divide between members […]

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Vancouver’s New Crosswalk Pays Tribute To BC’s Musqueam First Nations – 604 Now

June 23, 2019 Vancouver’s latest crosswalk honours our province’s Musqueam First Nations. On Friday, which was also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a new pedestrian crossing designed by Musqueam First Nation artist Robyn Sparrow was unveiled in Vancouver. This new three-section crosswalk is located at the pedestrian crossings on South Granville Street, between 70th and 68th […]

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Indigenous leaders and Ottawa say native culture should be enshrined in law to protect against theft, appropriation – The Peterborough Examiner

Whether it is traditional medicine or music, Aboriginal Canadians need protection of their culture so others cannot appropriate for their commercial use, native ideas, customs, symbols etc., Indigenous leaders and Ottawa say. The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people’s ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use […]

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Varcoe: Indigenous ownership of Trans Mountain moves closer to reality – Calgary Herald

June 22, 2019 Imagine First Nations across Western Canada being able to buy the lion’s share of the Trans Mountain pipeline from the federal government. Now, imagine it builds greater acceptance for the project. Finally, imagine the ownership generates $250 million a year for First Nations and Metis communities, with some of that money used […]

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Montreal street renamed to erase tribute to Amherst, honour Indigenous history – CKPG Today

Montreal removed the name of British general Jeffery Amherst’s from its street map on Friday in favour of Atateken Street — a Mohawk word that means brotherhood. City and Indigenous leaders were on hand Friday to announce the name change that will erase traces of the British general who openly expressed a desire to eradicate […]

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NAC’s powwow workout an exercise in Indigenous culture – CBC

Attendance at popular weekly class has steadily grown Jun 23, 2019 A new class at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa is offering people a chance to break a sweat and learn a little about Indigenous culture at the same time. All this month, the NAC has been offering a weekly powwow workout class taught […]

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Talking about the goals of the Indigenous Children’s Mentoring Society – Global News

June 23 2019 Steve Morin with the Indigenous Children’s Mentoring Society dropped by Global Edmonton on Sunday to talk about the initiative. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/5422856/talking-about-the-goals-of-the-indigenous-childrens-mentoring-society/

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Indigenous justice consulting session comes to Kelowna – InfoTel News

KELOWNA – An upcoming meeting in Kelowna will give everyone a chance to have their voices heard regarding Indigenous issues. The Metis Nation of B.C. is working with the provincial government and the Attorney General to create the first ever Indigenous Justice Strategy for B.C. The group is hosting seven consultation sessions across the province […]

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Aamjiwnaang community celebrated at pow wow – Sarnia Observer

June 23, 2019 The second-longest-running annual pow wow in Ontario made it 58 years this weekend. Aamjiwnaang First Nation welcomed 251 dancers from various communities across North America to its pow wow grounds at Bear Park Saturday and Sunday. That’s up from about 230 last year, and more than 10 times that many spectators were […]

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First Light’s Mawio’mi Celebrate Indigenous and First Nations Cultures – VOCM

Music, dance and prayer marked the climax of Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday. The grand entrance of the Mawio’mi began with grass dancers in flowing fringe regalia, preparing the circle to receive the others. The grass dancers were followed by jingle dancers, elders, colourful fancy-shawl dancers, and babies in arms to represent those that would […]

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Inuvik’s Kyra McDonald hits the ice for APTN reality show – CBC

McDonald is one of the best hockey players in the North, now Canada can watch her play Jun 23, 2019 Most hockey fans in the North already know Kyra McDonald is one of the best in the Northwest Territories. She led the way for Team North at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, scoring the […]

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Indigenous stories and history for kids at Sudbury’s libraries – Sudbury Star

June 23, 2019 June is National Indigenous History Month, with cultural events happening throughout the city. What better time to check out the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s new resources for kids, featuring Indigenous voices, languages, and stories? The recently released Canadian Celebrations: National Indigenous Peoples Day by Heather Hudak tells the history of the national […]

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Trevor Hancock: The benefits of a holistic approach to health – Times Colonist

June 23, 2019 Friday was National Indigenous People’s Day, a good time to reflect on Indigenous perspectives on health. There is much there that can be helpful in these challenging times. A good place to start is the First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness, a model developed by the First Nations Health Authority in […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Premier Kenney

“Alberta was home to the First Peoples for millennia, before the Dominion of Canada and First Nations came together in a spirit of peaceful cooperation under the great treaties that enjoined the Crown eternally to respect and uphold the rights, privileges and traditions of Indigenous communities in our province. “On June 10, 2019, our government […]

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Federal government considering stronger rules to protect Indigenous cultural property – Global News

June 23, 2019 The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people’s ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of medicinal plants. Ottawa has signed agreements with the Assembly of First Nations and the Metis National Council to explore ways for Aboriginal communities to control and benefit from […]

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Indspire Awards honour Cree doctor who serves her home community – CBC

Watch Sunday’s broadcast as Dr. Marlyn Cook and 11 other Indigenous honorees are celebrated Jun 23, 2019 Dr. Marlyn Cook didn’t plan to work in her own community but six years ago, she became Misipawistik Cree Nation’s community physician. “I never thought I’d be able to come back because I thought it’d be too difficult […]

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Lloydminster gathers to celebrate National Indigenous Day – My Lloydminster Now

Jun. 23rd, 2019 Lloydminster residents joined together to celebrate National Indigenous Day to recognize the culture of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples. Canadians from all walks of life celebrated across the nation on June 21st for National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Friday evenings event included pow wow dancers, Metis musicians and traditional hand games. […]

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Igloolik Inuit sue feds over medical experiments that they say saw them treated like “monkeys” – Nunatsiaq News

21 June, 2019 “It is hard to imagine a more invasive series of non-consensual, quasi-medical techniques performed on Canadian citizens” Five Inuit from Igloolik are suing the federal government for medical experiments, including painful skin grafts, conducted on them in the 1960s and 1970s. The claimants, who include a former premier of Nunavut and the […]

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Thousands celebrate Indigenous culture – The Chronicle Journal

Thousands marked National Indigenous Peoples Day at Prince Arthur’s Landing on Friday. The national celebrations meant a lot of different things to people in attendance. For Beth Legarde, it is a day to “represent who we (are) as people and individuals. . . . It is healing for us to come together with family and […]

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Saving a dying language: stories of some hopeful rescuers – CBC

Indigenous leaders and students are determined to revive the languages of their ancestors Jun 22, 2019 The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages to draw attention to languages around the world that are in danger of disappearing. In New Brunswick, the languages of the Wabanaki people — Passamaquoddy, Mi’kmaq and […]

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Government of Canada supports climate change adaptation projects in Indigenous and northern communities

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release June 20, 2019 – Ottawa (Ont.) – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Canada’s north is at the frontline of climate change. The Government of Canada is working with territorial and regional governments, Indigenous organizations, and Indigenous and northern communities to the pressing need to adapt […]

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100s of red dresses make Portage Avenue building a memorial to missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls – CBC

‘We’re all affected,’ co-ordinator Darlene Daniels says about display Jun 20, 2019 People driving or walking past the New Directions building on Portage Avenue will see a visual reminder of the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The social service organization’s office on Portage between McGee and Huntleigh streets has […]

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Holistic Learning: Meet BASE Student Brady Doucette – CBU

For students like Brady Doucette, who have an interest in both the sciences and the arts, choosing a program in University has often meant putting one interest over the other. Cape Breton University’s Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Environment (BASE) Program is making that choice a thing of the past. BASE is an interdisciplinary […]

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Leonard Turnevicius: Boris Brott brings the music of George Gershwin to Hamilton, June 27 – St. Catharines Standard

One of the works Brott has selected to première at his festival opener is the “Sinfonia Fantasia” by Gregory Borton, a budding 16-year old Métis (Abenaki) composer, writes Leonard Turnevicius. He may be a speck in the classical music canon, but George Gershwin’s music is money in the bank for concert organizations. And that’s what […]

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Closing the gap on Aboriginal grad rates – The Columbia Valley Pioneer

Metis student with two learning disabilities “really proud” to be graduating Jun. 20, 2019 Kahleah Bodry, a Metis student who has two learning disabilities and who “didn’t even think that grade 12 would even come,” is on the cusp of graduating from high school and heading to university. It’s a future she wasn’t able to […]

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Montreal museums to open their doors for National Indigenous Day – Montreal Gazette

Admission to exhibits on Indigenous culture will be free on Friday. June 20, 2019 Montreal’s Museum of Fine Art and McCord Museum will mark Friday’s National Indigenous Day by offering free admission to their exhibits on Indigenous culture. The McCord Museum currently has three exhibits concerning Indigenous culture: Sding K’awXangs — Haida: Supernatural Stories, it […]

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