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UBCM pulling out the stops for virtual convention

May 27, 2020 The 2020 UBCM Convention will be going ahead in a virtual format September 22-24. “Over the last century, UBCM has found ways to meet during the great depression, two world wars and the Spanish Flu pandemic,” said Mayor Maja Tait, UBCM president. “We will also find a way for our members to […]

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Indigenous Williams Lake teen part of national hockey documentary – Prince George Citizen

May 28, 2020 An Indigenous teenage hockey goaltender from Williams Lake is featured in a documentary being hailed as the first-of-its kind about community hockey in Canada, all filmed on a single day. Fourteen-year-old year Darian Louie is a rising star with the Williams Lake Hockey Minor Association and has been on the ice at […]

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Social entrepreneur recognized for mission to end boil water advisories – Northern Ontario Business

Innovation and Entrepreneurs Foundation will honour Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, founder of Birch Barch Coffee Company A Whitefish River First Nation entrepreneur is being nationally recognized for his work raising funds to equip Canada’s First Nation communities with access to clean water. On May 28, Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow, founder of Birch Bark Coffee Company, will receive a Canada […]

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COVID-19 pandemic delays action plan for MMIWG – Nunatsiaq News

“We know that there is important work yet to do” 28 May 2020 The federal government has pushed back the release of an action plan being drafted to respond to the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The inquiry released its final report last year on June 3, […]

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Sask. has most Indigenous COVID-19 cases in Canada, two different counts find – CBC

Researchers say province has had 241 cases in Indigenous communities May 27, 2020 Two sets of numbers, compiled using different methodologies, indicate Saskatchewan has the most Indigenous COVID-19 cases in Canada. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) only tracks on-reserve numbers. As of Tuesday, it said Saskatchewan had 49 of the 212 total cases in Canada. Ontario […]

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Anishinabek Nation staff to work from home until September – The North Bay Nugget

May 28, 2020 The Anishinabek Nation has announced its staff will work from home until September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A statement provided by the Anishinabek Nation, also known as the Union of Ontario Indians, says the organization “remains committed to continue to serve its 39 member First Nations, while ensuring the safety […]

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Sovereignty Begins at Home: Inuit and the Northwest Passage – OKT

The fabled Northwest Passage, connecting the world’s two largest oceans along the northern coast of North America through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, is fast becoming a present-day reality. Non-Inuit have dreamed of using the Passage as a commercial shipping lane since long before Franklin’s lost expedition. But the presence of year-round ice left the Passage […]

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Listuguj Salmon Fisheries 2020

May 27, 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the consequential restrictions imposed by the Government of New Brunswick, Listuguj has faced unique challenges, including increased economic uncertainty, job losses, store closures and unprecedented difficulty in accessing nutritious foods. This had led to changes to the Listuguj Salmon Fishing Plan 2020 to meet […]

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Coastal GasLink helps launch careers in industry – Coastal GasLink

Ask anyone looking to start a career and you’ll often hear that what they really need to establish themselves is experience. The construction industry is no different, and young women and men who want to pursue a rewarding career as an equipment operator, welder or mechanic need the hours to perfect their craft. The Coastal […]

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Business Barometer®: Small business confidence falls flat at end of May – CFIB

May 28, 2020 – Small business confidence has plateaued at the end of May, dropping by less than a full index point to 52.5 on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer®. “Despite the easing of restrictions in some parts of the country and continuing government assistance programs, market conditions and uncertainty about […]

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Group helping youth in remote First Nations hopes to keep connection alive through COVID-19 – CBC

May 28, 2020 A group launched a handful of years ago to help promote leadership and development with youth in remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario, hopes it can still maintain some outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding our Power Together, which works with many youths from Nibinamik First Nation, but also with youth in Eabamatoong […]

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Nunavik organizations plan a cautious re-opening – Nunatsiaq News

27 May 2020 “It’s an advantage to be an isolated region. We have that control.” Nunavik will be gradually easing COVID-19 restrictions in the weeks to come, but regional organizations are asking residents to be patient. The region has been more or less on lockdown since March 23, with all commercial flights to its 14 […]

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First Nations doing ‘amazing job’ of protecting citizens says Federal health minister – Anishinabek News

OTTAWA — Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, spoke about the importance of ensuring First Nations in the Thunder Bay-Superior North riding have supports in place to protect citizens during a May 21 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic update. Her riding includes the Northern Superior Region communities of Namaygoosisagagun, Red Rock Indian Band, […]

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Kamloops filmmaker hopes to transcend isolation with mini-doc – Castanet.net

Kamloops filmmaker hopes to transcend isolation with mini-doc COVID-19 has forced many to pivot the way they do things. Marius Fernandes, a 16-year-old Indigenous filmmaker from Kamloops, is no exception. The local teen is part of the Youth Communities Stories program from Reel Youth and Telus Storyhive. Pre-pandemic, Fernandes was looking to profile an individual […]

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Student Trustees for 2020 / 2021 School Year Appointed – SaultOnline.com

May 27, 2020 The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) approved the appointment of three Student Trustees for the 2020 / 2021 school year: Emily Hewgill from Superior Heights and Evan Tyler from Elliot Lake Secondary Schools as the Student Trustees and Amara Ruffo from Chapleau High School as Indigenous Student Trustee, for the Algoma District […]

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‘It is our culture:’ Chief says Manitoba First Nation going ahead with powwow – Thompson Citizen

May 28, 2020 WINNIPEG — A Manitoba chief says his community will hold its annual powwow next month even if provincial public-health orders continue to limit the size of public gatherings. “It is our culture,” said Cornell McLean of the Lake Manitoba First Nation. Thousands of people usually travel across the country to dance and […]

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Feds attacked for delay in MMIWG inquiry response plan – APTN News

May 27, 2020 ‘We hope the Indigenous women and girls of Canada have not been abandoned.’ The leader of the federal NDP says the federal government is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for delaying the release of a plan to address the concerns coming from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous […]

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Saskatoon technology enlisted to help vulnerable Indigenous women – CBC

Official says COVID-19 has increased rates of dometic violence, mental health emergecies and addictions May 28, 2020 A pilot project is using Saskatoon technology to keep vulnerable Indigenous women safe. “Knowing this could make a difference in even one life is huge,” said Alicia Buckley, program director for the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan. Buckley said the […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau co-hosts virtual UN summit on post-pandemic aid – iPolitics

May 28, 2020 ALSO TODAY: Opposition critics raise alarm over lapsed funding for anti-trafficking groups — House committee to begin work on remote voting protocols In a tacit nod to his ongoing efforts to secure support for Canada’s bid for a temporary berth on the United Nations Security Council — which, despite the global pandemic, is still set to […]

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Terminology change – Gazette

May 27, 2020 Vice-Presidents Council has approved the official change in terminology used at Memorial University from Aboriginal to Indigenous. The change was guided by input from five governing Indigenous groups in the province – the Nunatsiavut Government, the Innu Nation, the NunatuKavut Community Council, the Miawpukek First Nation and the Qalipu First Nation – […]

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Graduate thanks Aboriginal Student Services for leadership opportunities – Brock News

As Chip McCrimmon (BA ’18) embraces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, he is drawing on a reliable source of inspiration to chart his next steps. This spring and summer, McCrimmon has been chosen to take part in the Next 36 program, which brings together selected young entrepreneurs from across Canada to help them build their companies and […]

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In the North, young policy researchers innovate and adjust for COVID-19 – Policy Options

Five of the newest Jane Glassco Northern Fellows talk about how their recently completed research can apply in the context of the pandemic. Canada’s North often faces unique policy challenges that require made-in-the-North solutions. New generations of northern leaders are demonstrating extraordinary creativity, critical thinking and a strong desire for change. The Jane Glassco Northern […]

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Treaties at Risk: Case Comment on Fort McKay First Nation – First Peoples Law

May 27, 2020 Despite decades of strong Indigenous voices demanding that governments honour the Treaties, and numerous court decisions supporting their calls for action, governments across Canada continue to disrespect and ignore their Treaty obligations. In Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd., the Alberta Court of Appeal has become the most recent Canadian […]

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COVID-19 reveals the folly of performance-based funding for universities – University Affairs

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the folly of performance-based funding schemes for post-secondary institutions planned by the Ontario and Alberta governments. Proposed indicators in both provinces for determining how well universities are performing are linked to labour-market and economic […]

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Twenty-nine of Canada’s 48 national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1 – TheRecord.com

May 27, 2020 More than half of Canada’s national parks — including Banff in Alberta, Pacific Rim in British Columbia and Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia — are to reopen June 1. Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson says 29 of the 48 national parks will open for day use, and there will be access […]

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Staying strong during tough times with the “medicine of resilience” – FNHA

​​​​As Indigenous people, we can draw on our intergenerational resilience We would probably all agree that the year 2020 is not going to win any popularity contests! BC was already in the middle of one public health emergency – the opioid overdose crisis – when we were hit with another one – the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Anishinaabe writer Waubgeshig Rice hopes popular novel will be adapted for the screen – APTN News

‘If there are filmmakers who believe it can sit well on the screen then I am totally into that.’ May 26, 2020 Some have called Moon of the Crusted Snow the perfect book for the times we’re in. The novel was released in 2018 to critical praise but it has seen a resurgence during the […]

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First Nations commercial fishermen consider starting season as they await federal relief – CBC

Details needed on federal relief package to make ‘informed decision’ regarding season, say fishermen May 27, 2020 A group of First Nations commercial fishermen in Manitoba are wondering if they should start fishing even with little chance they can sell their catch, worried that money won’t flow soon enough from a federal relief package. “It’s […]

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Opinion: First Nations ready to help rebuild the economy – Edmonton Journal

To expand on Premier Jason Kenney’s recent remarks: when threatened with a prairie storm, “the buffalo, which Indigenous people have always revered as a symbol of life on the prairies, herd closely together and face the storm head on, coming out of it strong and united.” As we face this 100-year socioeconomic storm, as Grand […]

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Travel restrictions reveal double-standard, says Canoe Lake Cree First Nation resident – CBC

Reserve under travel restrictions, lake just south used for recreational fishing is not May 27, 2020 Rose Durocher longs to see her family. Her home community of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation is under government travel restrictions, even though there are zero known local active COVID-19 cases. “I really miss seeing my kids,” she said. Her […]

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Tikinagan Child & Family Services grows staff with new role in Thunder Bay – Tbnewswatch.com

Tikinagan is proceeding with its expansion while Dilico seeks a judicial review THUNDER BAY — Tikinagan Child & Family Services has hired dozens of staff to deliver care to clients in the city of Thunder Bay formerly looked after by Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. To date, 70 new positions have been established, and additional hiring is […]

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Trudeau government warns MPs not to use the term ‘aboriginal’ anymore – The Post Millennial

“Aboriginal” is the latest in a list of apparently outdated terms that should not be used, a federal language guide meant for MPs, senators, and staff. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the guide reads: “Knowing which terms to use, the legal distinctions between them and to whom they apply can often be challenging. However, using appropriate […]

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Dozens attend pop-up COVID-19 testing centre, officials plan more in the future – CTV News

May 26, 2020 KITCHENER — A pop-up testing site for COVID-19 in Waterloo Region has been successful after its first three sessions, meaning more could be on the way. Officials say the site at the KW Urban Native Wigwam Project on Frederick Street in Kitchener, was open to anyone who showed up, but it was […]

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The struggle to manage a B.C. beach where dogs, garbage and drugs are a problem – APTN News

May 26, 2020 Local First Nation and regional governments develop plans to ensure local hotspot is respected and maintained. North Okanagan locals come together to clean Sandy Beach. Located in Vernon, B.C., what most locals call Kin Beach is actually two beaches with a long history. On one side is Kin Beach, a public beach […]

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Feds Postpone Action Plan On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls – HuffPost Canada

Carolyn Bennett says the COVID-19 pandemic has made delivering the plan impossible. OTTAWA — The federal government will not be able to deliver a national action plan to make life safer for Indigenous women and girls next month as promised because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said Tuesday. The one-year anniversary […]

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Fibre optic cable to be laid along Nunavik’s Hudson coast this year – Nunatsiaq News

26 May 2020 KRG has applied for funding to extend the fibre network to more communities Plans to lay fibre optic cable along Nunavik’s Hudson coast will go ahead this summer, putting parts of the region on track to receive high-speed internet by next year. In March, the Kativik Regional Government awarded a contract to […]

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Indigenous entrepreneurs get into personal, protective equipment business – APTN News

May 26, 2020 A 100 per cent Indigenous owned company poised to supply communities with PPE While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Indigenous businesses across the country to close their doors, others have gotten creative with new ventures. A group of Indigenous entrepreneurs in Manitoba came together in early April to research options of developing […]

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RCMP officer ‘falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned, assaulted and battered’ elder with walker, judge rules – CBC

Irene Joseph awarded $55K in lawsuit over incident involving Mountie in Smithers, B.C., in 2014 May 26, 2020 The B.C. Supreme Court has awarded $55,000 in damages to an Indigenous elder the judge ruled was “falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned, assaulted, and battered” by an RCMP officer during an incident in northern B.C. in 2014. Irene Joseph, […]

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Meet the 2020 Leaders of Tomorrow – UM Today

May 26, 2020 — University of Manitoba’s BMO Financial Group Leaders of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship recipients were awarded to nine individuals who showed far-reaching abilities. The recipients are high school students who showed continued community involvement, academic giftedness and outstanding leadership potential in order to receive the scholarship. Recipients were required to […]

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COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities – Energeticcity.ca

May 26, 2020 As B.C. cautiously moves into the province’s second phase of reopening the economy, connectivity continues to be a challenge for First Nations communities which continue to find themselves unable to access many online platforms. Denise Williams, CEO of the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), said the digital divide was further compounded by […]

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PC revisionism and APH reporting – Sarnia Observer

Charlie Mayer, a cabinet minister under prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell, wrote in the National Post last week that, in contrast to the Liberals who in 1984 bequeathed a $37-billion budget deficit to the incoming Progressive Conservatives, the Conservatives when they relinquished power in 1993 left the incoming Liberals with a lower deficit. […]

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Point: Lawyers have a role to play in responding to climate change – CBA National

Climate change raises issues of justice and equality. Lawyers from all practice areas have a role to play in crafting a response. 26 May 2020 At the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) 2020 annual general meeting (AGM), I put forward a climate leadership motion developed with colleagues from across Canada and supported by the Aboriginal Law […]

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Critics question closed-door treaty making – Business in Vancouver

May 26, 2020 The Wet’suwet’en people have been fighting for decades for legal recognition of rights and title to 22,000 kilometres of unceded territory in B.C.’s Interior. So why would some members of the Wet’suwet’en – including elected chiefs and members of one of the nation’s five clans – be opposed to a landmark agreement […]

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Brock-led research team gets $2.5-million SSHRC grant to study policies impacting diverse Canadian families – Brock News

May 25, 2020 Parents working from home while caring for children or struggling to support their families while facing a job loss are challenges that have become achingly familiar to many Canadians. COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on services and policies that support, or constrain, parents as they care for and provide for their families, […]

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Montreal’s reopening increases COVID-19 risks for homeless, says Indigenous coalition – Nunatsiaq News

“The spread of the virus in our sector is only beginning to peak” 26 May 2020 Retail stores opened yesterday in Montreal, but a coalition of the city’s Indigenous groups says it’s much too early to ease up on pandemic restrictions while homeless First Nations, Inuit and Métis remain at high risk of contracting COVID-19. […]

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Party leaders table demands as MPs debate how to resume Parliament – APTN News

May 25, 2020 Party leaders brought their demands to the table Monday when the House of Commons met to debate returning to regular sittings of the lower chamber. Yves-Francois Blanchet, leader of the Bloc Quebecois, says he won’t even discuss the return of Parliament until the liberals respect their commitments to seniors and small businesses. […]

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AMS passes new sustainability plan — but with ‘inappropriate Indigenous consultation – Ubyssey Online

May 25, 2020 AMS Council passed the AMS Sustainable Action Plan (ASAP) at an online Council meeting May 13 — but since being developed in the summer of 2019, the plan came to Council with the Indigenous Coordination section missing. The new policy incorporates the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and redefines sustainability […]

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Canadian Judicial Council won’t appeal harsh ruling of its investigation of judge – OttawaMatters.com

TORONTO — The Canadian Judicial Council says it will not appeal last week’s Federal Court ruling that harshly criticized its investigation of a justice who accepted a temporary deanship of an Indigenous-focused law school. The council says in a news release that an appeal of the decision that cleared Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith […]

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Vancouver residents alarmed as pandemic brings spike in hate crimes, violence – APTN News

May 25, 2020 “Hate is insidious. It spreads like a virus and impacts us all.” Residents are concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spike in violence to the streets of Vancouver, while police confirm an increase in hate crimes linked to anti-Asian racism. “So far in 2020 the Vancouver Police Department (VDP) has […]

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Even as Canada reopens, children in foster care endure long separations – National Post

TORONTO — Children in Canada’s foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain, according to child protection lawyers, even as stores, hair salons and some day care centers begin to reopen. Provincial governments, which suspended most visits in late March […]

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