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‘The emergency room is only for emergencies’: Inuit family says health services neglect lead to death of loved one – APTN News

November 16, 2018 An Inuit family in Nunavik says neglect of health services led to the death of a loved one in their community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. The Kasudluak family was testifying before Quebec’s inquiry Thursday in Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik. The inquiry is examining the relationship between some of the province’s departments and Indigenous […]

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Repeal putting the lives of Indigenous children on the line says deputy chief – BayToday

‘I am troubled by the Ford government’s utter lack of compassion and understanding’ Lance Copegog, Deputy Youth Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council is “shocked and appalled” about the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act. “The Ontario Child Advocate plays an important role in amplifying the voices of Indigenous […]

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Saskatchewan justice minister says Indigenous cannabis store illegal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s justice minister says an unlicensed cannabis store on Indigenous land northeast of Regina is illegal. The Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation opened a marijuana dispensary this week. Chief Anthony Cappo has said the First Nation has a sovereign right to pass its own cannabis regulations. Justice Minister Don […]

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Local native leaders ‘shocked and appalled’ by Ford’s decision – OrilliaMatters

Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council upset by decision to eliminate Ontario Child Advocate and repeal provincial act CHRISTIAN ISLAND, ON – Lance Copegog, Deputy Youth Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council, has released the following statement regarding the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007: “I am shocked and […]

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Alberta government signs Jordan’s Principle agreement with feds, First Nations group – Globalnews.ca

November 16, 2018 The Alberta government has signed an agreement intended to help First Nations children. The province has signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Jordan’s Principle with the First Nations Health Consortium and the federal government. The provincial government said the consortium and two governments will work together to co-ordinate services in Alberta, […]

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Who are Canada’s ‘most historically significant’ women? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Authors: Donica Belisle, Associate Professor of History, University of Regina and Andrea Eidinger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s […]

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N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 PICTOU, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia pulp mill is asking for public support for more time to build an effluent pipeline to the ocean, even as one of province’s best-known Hollywood actors retweets comments critical of the plant. Kathy Cloutier, a spokeswoman for parent company Paper Excellence, said the Northern […]

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Welcoming Indigenous staff voices – Queen’s Gazette

November 16, 2018 Queen’s has added new staff positions to provide greater support to Indigenous students and those working with Indigenous communities. In recent years, Queen’s has been devoting additional resources to supporting and recruiting Indigenous students at Queen’s. This effort has only increased since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission task force […]

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‘The writing is on the wall’: B.C. fisherman concerned about what climate change is doing to the oceans – APTN News

November 16, 2018 A fisherman with the Musqueam Nation in British Columbia says that the fishing industry these days is up and down and he points the finger directly at climate change. “Stuff is definitely not getting better,” said Mike Sparrow. “It’s getting worse.” A new report from Ocean Wise backs up what Sparrow is […]

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Let’s create climate policy that will survive elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario The […]

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The Small Glories to play Iqaluit’s last Alianait concert of 2018 – Nunatsiaq News

November 16, 2018 The last Alianait concert of the year will give Iqaluit music lovers some entertainment memories to hold onto until the Nunavut music and arts festival picks up again in 2019. The Small Glories, a folk–roots duo from Winnipeg, made up of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, are headlining Alianait’s last show of […]

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Sudbury conference to empower First Nations youth – Sudbury Star

November 15, 2018 The N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre will be hosting an Empowering Your Spirit Youth Conference on Saturday at McEwen School of Architecture. “The three things that mean most to me are my family, my music, and my community. It’s so important to me to make sure that I’m always staying involved, and giving […]

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Quebec Liquor Strike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018 MONTREAL – Unionized employees with the Quebec Liquor Corp. walked off the job today and will remain on strike until Monday. The union says striking employees will picket in front of the 45 stores being kept open by management. The province’s liquor monopoly plans to continue filling […]

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Canada Post Rotating Strikes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018  OTTAWA – Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time. Britain’s Royal Mail says it is suspending shipments to Canada as a result of the Crown corporation’s labour dispute. Online marketing giant eBay says […]

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Alberta commits funding to teach Indigenous languages – CTV News

November 15, 2018 A one-of-a-kind program through the Alberta government is helping to provide language instruction for First Nations youth. The Indigenous Languages in Education grant program will help by increasing the number of Indigenous language teachers in First Nations schools and increasing the resource development in early childhood education. Through it, officials hope to […]

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Ryerson rethinks the think tank—with an Indigenous focus – Macleans.ca

Nov 15, 2018 The Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson applies an Indigenous perspective to public policy It’s been a busy few months for the Yellowhead Institute. Ryerson University’s new think tank is doing what a think tank does: analyzing government policies, recruiting academics and conducting research on community projects. But Yellowhead is doing something that’s never […]

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David Suzuki: Tackling climate change requires healing the divide – Straight.com

November 15th, 2018 Canadian climate-change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate-change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare. Over the past year, the Alberta Narratives Project gathered […]

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More supports needed for former residential school students in the North, say survivors – CBC

Survivors share experiences with the Indian Residential School Settlement process Nov 16, 2018 Beatrice Bernhardt says talking about residential school is painful, but she keeps doing it because it’s important for the public to know what happened, and how students persevered. Bernhardt, who spent 12 years at Grollier Hall in Inuvik and two at Grandin […]

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How the Totem Pole Became a Symbol of Canada – TheTyee.ca

Much appropriated, today they have been reclaimed by Indigenous artists around the globe. An anthropologist, an artist, and a politician walk into a restaurant and we have a great opener for a joke and a brief summary of how the totem pole became recognized around the world as a symbol of Canada. The year was […]

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Foster homes investigated 7 times within a year but Ontario didn’t close them until Tammy Keeash died: court documents – APTN News

November 15, 2018 There were at least seven investigations that verified child protection concerns into a company operating three foster homes in Thunder Bay before the Ontario government shut them down in the weeks following the death of Tammy Keeash in May 2017, Nation to Nation has uncovered. The 17-year-old’s body was found in a […]

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National Inuit org wants more control over Ottawa’s Arctic spending – Nunatsiaq News

November 16, 2018 “Doing so would help ensure that citizens within Inuit Nunangat are not solely dependent upon southern Canadians for the delivery of essential programs and services” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami wants to see more federal money flow directly to Inuit organizations, rather than to provincial and territorial governments, like the Government of Nunavut. That’s […]

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Supervised consumption site for youth among ideas in new report on youth addiction – Globalnews.ca

November 15, 2018 The need for harm reduction is key to helping save young lives. That’s a key conclusion of a new report released by the province’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) focusing on substance use. The report, titled “Time to Listen: Youth Voices on Substance Use,” drew on information collected by 100 youth […]

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BR Trudeau APEC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018 PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will get a chance this weekend to smooth relations with some of Canada’s key trading partners in the Pacific Rim. Trudeau is in Papua New Guinea for an APEC leaders’ summit that starts tomorrow. The prime minister […]

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Most survey respondents support changes to Saskatchewan trespassing legislation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government says it will introduce changes to trespassing laws this fall after a survey showed support for updated legislation. The results, released by the province Thursday, showed 65 per cent of respondents said people should ask landowners for permission before they go onto private land. Officials […]

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N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 PICTOU, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia pulp mill is asking for public support for more time to build an effluent pipeline to the ocean, even as one of province’s best-known Hollywood actors retweets comments critical of the plant. Kathy Clouthier, a spokeswoman for parent company Paper Excellence, says the Northern […]

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Prep Business Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018 Health care, technology and the key materials and industrials sectors closed higher Thursday, helping to boost North American stock markets. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 11.76 points to 15,144.88. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 208.77 points to 25,289.27. The S&P 500 index saw […]

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Supporters of Ontario’s child advocate react with ‘sadness,’ ‘frustration,’ to news office will be axed – CBC

Involvement with the office was ‘life-changing,’ says young Indigenous advocate Nov 16, 2018 The announcement that the province’s child and youth advocates office is on the chopping block is prompting some strong reaction from people who say it was doing important work in northwestern Ontario. During its fall economic update, which was released Thursday, the […]

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Members of northwest B.C. First Nation to finally return home after wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 TELEGRAPH CREEK, B.C. _ Members of a tiny First Nation in northwest British Columbia are finally returning home after fleeing destructive wildfires last summer. The emergency operations director for the Tahltan First Nation says when residents go home to Telegraph Creek they will find a changed community. Feddie Louie says […]

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Firearms licence screening backlogs pose safety risks: RCMP audit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Investigations into whether gun licences should be revoked due to violent incidents or mental illness have faced “significant delays” that could endanger public safety, says an internal RCMP review. A lack of timely access to certain police and medical information has contributed […]

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CMA slams move to allow employers to require doctor’s note for minor illnesses – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018  By Adam Burns THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A national doctors’ group is raising concerns about the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor’s note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Gigi Osler says the […]

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Kahnawake calls federal consultation plan on Indian registration a ‘threat of assimilation’ – CBC

Mohawk Council issues open letter on right to determine its own membership Nov 16, 2018 While the federal government is in the early stages of consultation on what to do with Indian registration beyond recent amendments to the Indian Act, one First Nation community is already speaking out against the process. The Mohawk Council of […]

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Trudeau to meet key Pacific trade partners at APEC leaders’ summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks into this weekend’s APEC leaders’ summit with a chance to smooth over lingering sore feelings with some of Canada’s key trading partners on the Pacific Rim. Trudeau will meet his counterparts from Australia […]

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New Canadian Coast Guard radar updates marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018  RICHMOND, B.C. _ The federal government is adding to marine traffic monitoring with more radar coverage along the British Columbia coast in order to improve safety for ships travelling through narrow and challenging waterways. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says six new radar installations will fill in existing gaps in coverage […]

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Families, police appeal for information in Ontario triple homicide – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018  By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ An Indigenous community in southwestern Ontario devastated by the killings of three of their members, including a woman who was seven months pregnant, issued an emotional plea for public help Thursday, calling on anyone with information about the case to come forward. […]

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Most survey respondents support changes to Saskatchewan trespassing legislation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018  REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government says it will introduce changes to trespassing laws this fall after a survey showed support for updated legislation. The results, released by the province Thursday, showed 65 per cent of respondents said people should ask landowners for permission before they go onto private land. Officials […]

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Supreme Court to hear latest challenge in dispute between Innu and Rio Tinto – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear an appeal over jurisdiction in the latest stage of a long-running effort by Innu First Nations to sue mining giant Rio Tinto. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador launched the appeal after Quebec’s highest court ruled that the Innu […]

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After 18 months in uninsulated shack, Pond Inlet family to get a home – CBC

Jeannie Kasarnak has been living in a tiny shack with her 3 children since March 2017 Nov 14, 2018 Jeannie Kasarnak stays up all night tending the flame of a Coleman camping stove. It’s the only thing providing heat to a tiny, uninsulated shack she lives in with her three young children and common-law partner, […]

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JUNO Award nominee Don Amero Headlines Amero Little Christmas Tour – Muskrat Mag

November 14, 2018 Three-time JUNO award nominee Don Amero presents his upcoming Amero Little Christmas Tour. What is typically a sold out, one-night performance in Don’s hometown of Winnipeg, Amero Little Christmas 2018 has grown into a full 13-date tour, starting off in Calgary, AB and finishing in Winnipeg, MB on December 15th. Don recently […]

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Nova Scotia begins annual ritual of feting its ‘Tree for Boston’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 OXFORD, N.S. _ Nova Scotia’s annual ritual of making a celebrity out of a tree began today in Oxford, N.S. The “Tree for Boston” was carefully cut down this morning under blue skies as about 200 people watched, including carol-singing schoolchildren. The 14-metre white spruce now starts a four-day tour […]

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Issue 32: Partnerships are Cornerstones to Success – ED Regina

Nov 14, 2018 Partnership and collaboration are the cornerstones upon which the work of Economic Development Regina is built. Virtually everything we do to help the local economy grow is based on working with other people and organizations. We have very strong and deep relationships with a number of groups and companies, through which we […]

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Reps coming to Yellowknife to get feedback on residential school settlement process – CBC

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation holding events in 7 communities across Canada Nov 15, 2018 Representatives from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will be in Yellowknife Thursday to gather feedback on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement process. Survivors of residential schools and their family members will be asked to share their […]

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4th Annual Indigenous & Ingenious promises another stellar Show & Sale – Muskrat Mag

Toronto ON, Distinctly, uniquely Indigenous works by eighteen talented artists, artisans and designers will be showcased and available for sale in Toronto at Indigenous & Ingenious on November 17 & 18, 2018. The show will be open at 765 Queen Street East, just east of Broadview at the Ralph Thornton Centre, from 11:00 a.m. to […]

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Halifax’s Indigenous adviser aims to connect City Hall to the community – Toronto Star

Nov. 14, 2018 HALIFAX—Whether it means suggesting the right words to use, improving hiring policies or encouraging people to run in elections who didn’t know they could, Cheryl Copage-Gehue feels her job is to connect the municipal government to the Indigenous community. Copage-Gehue started the position of Halifax’s Indigenous Advisor in May after years working […]

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Ottawa to spend $90M to build, repair First Nations police stations – CBC

Funding comes on top of $291M announced earlier this year to hire staff, buy equipment Nov 15, 2018 The federal government will spend nearly $90 million to build and repair police stations in First Nation and Inuit communities. The money is meant to address “pressing needs” in policing infrastructure by repairing, renovating or replacing facilities, […]

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When he exonerated six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs, the Prime Minister recognized our truth – Macleans.ca

Nov 14, 2018 Opinion: Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in national government explains what Justin Trudeau’s exoneration of the six war chiefs hanged in 1864 meant to his people Chief Joe Alphonse is the tribal chair of the Tsilhqot’in national government. On Mar. 26, 2018, in the House of Commons, the government of Canada exonerated […]

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NAN youth participating in international suicide prevention conference – Tbnewswatch.com

Seven Nishnawbe Aski Nation youth will travel to Australia for the Second Annual World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference. THUNDER BAY – In order to find new ways of hearing those who feel like no one is listening, a group of Indigenous youth from Northern Ontario are travelling across the world to listen to and speak […]

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Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close Boat Harbour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  ABERCROMBIE POINT, N.S. _ A controversial pulp mill in northern Nova Scotia is facing delays with its new wastewater system, making it likely to miss the provincial deadline of January 2020 to stop using a polluted lagoon. The Northern Pulp mill has been sending untreated effluent to a First Nation […]

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Live: Police update investigation into killing of 3 people from Six Nations – CBC

Watch live starting at 10 a.m. Police and a member of the Six Nations community will provide an update today on the investigation into the deaths of one woman and two men whose bodies were found in a truck near London, Ont., earlier this month. Representatives from the OPP, Six Nations Police Service and a […]

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Natural Resources minister says new pipelines the answer to oil price problems – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  CALGARY _ Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says he shares Albertan’s “frustration” at billions of dollars being lost to the Canadian economy due to oil price discounts linked to export pipeline capacity constraints. But he says Ottawa is focused on finding long-term solutions by getting approval for new export pipelines […]

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They are cries of despair’ – Brantford Expositor

November 14, 2018 A creative writing award program honouring former Ontario lieutenant-governor James Bartleman draws up to 500 submissions a year from Indigenous youth. Bartleman read one during a visit to Laurier Brantford on Wednesday. The poem is full of anguish, with the young female author pleading with readers to “help me.” “A lot of […]

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