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The Inuit future – Canadian Geographic

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world In late August 2017, Natan Obed, president of the national Inuit representational organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, joined Catherine McKenna, the minister of environment and climate change, on her visit to […]

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Four years after her death, Tina Fontaine’s mother still seeking answers – APTN News

August 16, 2018 This Friday will make a grim anniversary. It will have been four years since the body of 15-year-old, Tina Fontaine was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg. Her mother, Tina Duck continues to search for closure. “I just want to heal. I wish I could see my baby again. She would’ve […]

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Don’t blow off bus need – Castanet.net

Aug 17, 2018 Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent opinion piece, Gov’t should get off the bus. Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, rely on the […]

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National Inuit org honours Inuit and Inuit allies – Nunatsiaq News

August 17, 2018 Precious archival materials from 1930s-era residential school returned to the Inuvialuit Canada’s national Inuit organization handed out six awards to individuals and organizations with connections to the Inuvialuit region at an event held in Inuvik on Tuesday night to kick off this year’s annual general meeting of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. ITK presents […]

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Judges, lawyers at odds over deal Canada pay $75M in ’60s Scoop legal fees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Federal Court judge wants input by the end of the month into whether he has the power to decide how much the government should pay lawyers who successfully pursued an unprecedented lawsuit against Canada for the loss of Indigenous identity suffered […]

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Trudeau to Create a National Holiday to Mark Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools – Manitobapost

17 August 2018 SAINT−EUSTACHE, Que. — The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward reconciliation, he said in Saint−Eustache, Que. “Over the […]

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Zhiibaahaasing First Nation heads to the polls on September 5 – Manitoulin Expositor

August 17, 2018 ZHIIBAAHAASING—Ogimaa Irene Kells has been acclaimed as chief of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation in the band elections slated for September 5, while there are seven candidates vying for the three seats at the council table. Candidates for band council include: Christine Bigras, Carl Antoine, Melody Antoine, Charlene Sagon, Kevin Mossip (incumbent), Bobbi […]

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Feast in honour of Tina Fontaine will be held on 4th anniversary of her body’s discovery – CBC

Gathering a chance for family, community to heal, organizer says Aug 17, 2018 Four years to the day after Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River, her family is hosting a community feast to honour her and to heal. Melissa Stevenson ran a children’s group at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg, where […]

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Senator says judges are in best position to decide sentences – Ottawa Citizen

August 16, 2018 A Liberal-appointed Senator who has introduced a bill to water down the impact of mandatory minimum sentences says judges are in the best position to deliver penalties tailored to the individual criminal. “I am pleased to see that judges are challenging the application of mandatory minimum penalties,” Sen. Kim Pate said Wednesday […]

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Sault College student wins Ontario Power Generation’s JWB student award – SooToday.com

The John Wesley Beaver Awards is one of three scholarships sponsored by OPG for Indigenous students Ontario Power Generation is proud to announce Elizabeth Brant and Aaron Jones as the 2018 recipients of the OPG John Wesley Beaver Memorial Student Awards. The JWB Student Awards reflect OPG’s commitment to supporting Indigenous youth in their field […]

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Commentary: Sympathy for whale mom Tahlequah not enough to save the orcas – Folio

August 16 2018 Federal emergency protection order needed to help conserve dwindling killer whale population in Pacific Northwest, argues environmental law expert. Tahlequah, also known as J35, is one of 75 remaining southern resident killer whales that live in the Salish Sea off the coast of British Columbia and Washington state. For 17 days, Tahlequah […]

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World Wildlife Fund raises alarm about harmful ‘grey water’ in Canada’s Arctic – CBC

New report says used water dumped by ships could double by 2035 Aug 17, 2018 World Wildlife Fund Canada fears a new report it commissioned suggests that untreated “grey water” dumped in Canadian Arctic waters could double by 2035 if left unregulated. Grey water is used water which can come from showers, laundry, dishwashers and […]

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NAN Celebrates Members Achievements – Magic 99.9

August 17, 2018 The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is celebrtating their members accomplishments and contributions. They recently held the Keewaywin Awards which highlights members work to improve and strengthen their communities. · Chief Marcia Brown Martel, Beaverhouse First Nation – Emile Nakigee Award for Outstanding Leadership · Andrew Wesley, Fort Albany First Nation – NAN Elder […]

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Encanto Potash and Muskowekwan First Nation Engage Golder for Environmental Studies – Potash Works

Encanto Potash Corp. (TSXV: EPO) and the Muskowekwan First Nation are very pleased to announce that they have engaged Golder Associates Ltd., a consulting, design and construction services company, as a vital part of the next step in developing a significant potash mine in Saskatchewan. As part of Encanto’s previously stated plan to strive to […]

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Tearing down statues is not reconciliation: Brian Lee Crowley in the Telegraph-Journal – MLI

August 16, 2018 Unsurprisingly for the head of an organization called the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, I believe the current campaign of vilification and erasure being carried out against Sir John A. Macdonald, architect of Confederation and our first prime minister, is both wrong and unjustified. On the other hand, I warmly welcome the desire for reconciliation […]

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Yellowknives Dene canvass traditional knowledge about Whitebeach Point – CBC

Beach part of larger area Tlicho and N.W.T. government working to protect Aug 17, 2018 Members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation were at Whitebeach Point yesterday to discuss a plan to establish it as part of a larger territorial protected area. Whitebeach Point lies within Dinaga Wek’ehodi in the Tlicho language, which, perhaps appropriately, […]

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Group home opens in Sheshatshiu – The Gulf News

Facility will help children in protective care stay in home community Numerous area dignitaries were in Sheshatshiu on Thursday, Aug. 16 for the grand opening of the new Shushepeshipan (Joseph Nuna Sr.) Group Home on the reserve. Eugene Hart, Chief of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN), said this is the beginning of the process of […]

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Editorial: New stat holiday a chance for the country to heal – StarPhoenix

Editorial: The concept of creating a new federal statutory holiday to commemorate the legacy of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous people is worth supporting August 17, 2018 The concept of creating a new federal statutory holiday to commemorate the legacy of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous people is well worth supporting. According to reporting by […]

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800 students learn to “combat racism and ignorance” through blanket exercise – CBC

The blankets represent land in Canada and the participants are the Indigenous people or European settlers Aug 17, 2018 Nearly 800 students from Lutheran and Anglican churches across Canada gathered at Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus on Thursday afternoon to learn the history of Indigenous people and how colonization occurred in Canada, through what’s known […]

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BR Wildfires BC Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 17, 2018  PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – — (Recasts with Kimberley evacuation alert) — A new wildfire evacuation alert has been issued for the entire city of Kimberley, B-C and other properties directly south and southwest of the city in the Regional District East Kootenay. The city in southeast B-C […]

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Six Nations exchange program exploring culture, feminism and reconciliation – CBC

Indigenous and non-Indigenous women come together for week-long program Aug 17, 2018 A dozen women from across Ontario are in Six Nations this week to talk about how they can forge alliances between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The week long program, called Kontihnekaha:wi (They Carry the Water), includes both non-Indigenous and Indigenous women. The program […]

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BR Inuit Leadership Vote – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 17, 2018 INUVIK, N.W.T. – The newly re-elected leader of Canada’s 60-thouand Inuit says housing will be one his top priorities, along with suicide prevention and eradicating tuberculosis. Natan Obed has won as second term as president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Housing is a problem in all four of […]

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BR Bernier Scheer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 17, 2018  OTTAWA – Conservative M-P Tony Clement says Maxime Bernier is “raging at the sky” and he’s not the same politician he supported during last year’s Conservative leadership race. Clement likens Bernier’s recent diatribes against “extreme multiculturalism” to former Conservative leadership rival Kellie Leitch’s controversial proposal to test […]

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There’s been a lot of devastation:’ man whose family lost homes in B.C. fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ Residents of a tiny northwestern British Columbia town ravaged by a massive wildfire are determined to extinguish the flames and rebuild their community, family members say. Dan Edzerza Sr. and his daughter Kristina Michaud are collecting donations of money and dried goods for evacuees after a […]

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Tesla Motors Canada takes Ontario government to court over vehicle rebates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS The Canadian arm of Tesla, Inc., is taking the Ontario government to court, claiming it has been treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles. In an application for judicial review, Tesla Motors Canada says the […]

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New network bringing together Indigenous students and health professionals – CBC

Based in Kahnawake, Quebec Indigenous Mentorship Network seeks to support and encourage Indigenous students Aug 16, 2018 A newly launched network is hoping to provide culturally-grounded support for Indigenous students across Quebec with dreams of careers in the health sector. “We do need more representation in all health-related fields. There’s a growing number, but we’re […]

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Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Canada has deliberately been left on NAFTA’s sidelines as one-on-one talks heat up between Washington and Mexico. For four straight weeks, U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo have held bilateral negotiations […]

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People of the Land: Indigenous Fine Art’ now on display at Gibson Centre in Alliston – Simcoe County

It’s a stunning showcase you won’t want to miss. People of the Land, Indigenous Fine Art, is now on display at the Gibson Centre in Alliston. The one-of-a-kind exhibit, which has been displayed at galleries across Canada, features paintings and limited edition prints by Norval Morrisseau, sculptures by Bill Nasogaluak and carvings by Joe Greene. […]

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Natan Obed re elected head of Canada’s national Inuit group – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2018 INUVIK, N.W.T. – Canada’s national Inuit organization has re-elected Natan Obed as its leader. The vote was taken today in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. It’s Obed’s second term at the helm of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Inuit people across Canada. Obed has brought greater profile to […]

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Oilpatch fears delays as U.S. judge orders further review of KXL pipeline route – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Potential delays in the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline following a U.S. judge’s order mean that Western Canadian oil producers could suffer current price discounts for a longer period of time, an industry spokesman says. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge […]

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Trudeau to move forward to create residential schools holiday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. _ The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward […]

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Arrests in Burnaby, B.C., as order against Kinder Morgan protest camp enforced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  BURNABY, B.C. _ The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a court injunction to dismantle a protest camp and snuff a sacred fire at a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C. Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing an order obtained by the City of […]

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Difference Maker: Marc Maracle has built a better future for Indigenous people – Algonquin College

August 16th, 2018 The Algonquin College Marc Maracle attended in 1979 was in many ways the same college that presented him with an honorary degree four decades later. But in at least one way, today’s Algonquin has profoundly changed, he says. Algonquin remains as great a place to learn as it was when he studied […]

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NDP MP fears Liberals will ‘play politics’ with proposed Indigenous holiday – APTN News

August 16, 2018 A Dene MP is concerned the Liberal government will radically change her proposed bill to establish a national Indigenous holiday acknowledging the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. On Wednesday, the Liberals announced they intend to support a private member’s bill introduced by NDP MP Georgina Jolibois that proposes setting a […]

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Montana Judge orders environmental review of altered Keystone XL pipeline route – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  CALGARY _ A federal judge in Montana has ordered an environmental assessment for the altered route of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The ruling comes as the latest potential setback for a pipeline that the Calgary-based company has been trying to build for a decade. Plaintiffs including the Indigenous Environmental […]

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Province delays funding to Indigenous education program – Tbnewswatch.com

The Biwaase’aa program has provided educational and social assistance to at-risk students in seven local schools. THUNDER BAY – More than 1,600 students are on the verge of being without a long-standing program for the upcoming school year. Funding for the Biwaase’aa program – a service designed to address child poverty issues by increasing life […]

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Dancing to a heartbeat: A visitor’s guide to powwows – CBC

Powwow season is a chance to gather with other families, honour tradition and perhaps try a dance Aug 16, 2018 At the Oromocto First Nation, grass dancers are stomping the ground, clearing the grass of sticks and rocks while their fringed, bright regalia sways to a beat, like grass blowing in the wind. Summer on […]

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Junior Canadian Ranger Wins NAN Youth Award – NetNewsLedger

August 16 2018 THUNDER BAY – A Junior Canadian Ranger from the small Cree community of Peawanuck near the Hudson Bay coast has won a prestigious youth award for her leadership and commitment to preserving her Indigenous culture. “I think what she has done is great,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation […]

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Race against time: Engineers use Apex River to refill Iqaluit’s water supply before freeze up – CBC

If all goes to plan, the city will have moved 400 million litres of water before winter sets in Aug 16, 2018 Iqaluit’s public water supply will start getting a refill in the next few days as the city begins to pump water from the Apex River into the Lake Geraldine reservoir. There is construction […]

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NSI IndigiDocs short Cedar Tree of Life screens at festivals in San Francisco, Edmonton, New York – NSI

NSI IndigiDocs short Cedar Tree of Life from director Odessa Shuquaya and producer April Johnson has upcoming festival screenings in the US and Canada over the next two months. It screens at San Francisco Green Film Festival on Saturday, September 8 and at Edmonton International Film Festival on September 29. It also screens in the […]

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Line 3 Replacement Project Moving Forward, Growing the Canadian Economy While Protecting the Environment

From: Natural Resources Canada August 16, 2018 – Morden, Manitoba – Natural Resources Canada Canada is a place where the environment and the economy go hand in hand. Providing a stable, effective regulatory regime to approve and oversee pipeline operations is integral to safeguarding the environment, while supporting projects in the national interest that create […]

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Northwest First Nations build a future in forestry – Northern Ontario Business

Joint venture deal provides Agoke group jobs, economic benefits to three communities A walk through the Nakina sawmill in early August got Mark Bell excited. A decade after the operation had been shuttered, Buchanan Sawmills had reopened the mill in January and was back in business as staff painstakingly worked out the mechanical bugs at […]

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Coroner’s office starts releasing stats on suicide deaths in Saskatchewan – CBC

More men than women died by suicide, high numbers of young people, statistics show Aug 16, 2018 Nearly 1,900 people in Saskatchewan have lost their lives to suicide in the past 12 years, according to new figures published by the provincial coroner. Posted to the corner’s website, the statistics show how many suicide deaths its […]

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Dene Nat’l chief wants Indigenous judge appointed – CKLB

August 15, 2018 The outgoing Dene National Chief is calling on officials to appoint an Indigenous judge in the Northwest Territories. Bill Erasmus says that ideally at least fifty percent of the judges in the NWT should be if Indigenous descent, reflecting the Indigenous population of the territory. The NWT is currently in the process […]

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Law grad recognized for advancing reconciliation at Queen’s – Queen’s Gazette

August 16, 2018 For many years before pursuing a legal education, Jason Mercredi worked with several organizations dedicated to advancing Aboriginal rights. It was his involvement with Treaty 1-11 that familiarized him with treaty histories and law, and influenced him to study law in the first place. “I wanted to be in a position where […]

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K’atl’odeeche First Nation commemorates site of former residential school, rectory and churches – CBC

‘These kids deserve to be remembered and honoured,’ says K’atl’odeeche Chief Roy Fabian Aug 16, 2018 Members of the K’atl’odeeche First Nation gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a new Parks Canada plaque that recognizes the important but strained historic relationship between the Dene of the South Slave and Euro-Canadian settlers. The plaque commemorates the […]

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Ontario’s first female regional chief is looking for unity in divisive times – TVO

With a new Tory government in place, what challenges lie ahead for RoseAnne Archibald — and for Indigenous people across the province? Aug 16, 2018 RoseAnne Archibald says leadership is in her DNA. She is the fourth chief in the Archibald family, and in July she became the first woman ever to be elected Ontario […]

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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act’: Bob Joseph and the Indigenous community in Canada – Rabble

August 16, 2018 The current Indian act was first passed in 1876 — it’s been amended but the original act is still in force. In 2002, there were 20 major amendments made but the fact remains that it’s based on an old act that was written when settlers’ relationships with Indigenous people was different than […]

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Conflicting court views on legal fees leave ’60s Scoop lawyers in limbo – 660News

Aug 15, 2018 TORONTO – Class-action lawyers who secured a landmark $750-million compensation deal for Indigenous victims of the ’60s Scoop have been left in fee limbo amid conflicting views as to how much they deserve. Under the settlement, which required separate approvals from both Federal Court and an Ontario court, Ottawa agreed to pay […]

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Kahnawake to set its own rules for cannabis cultivation and sales – Montreal Gazette

Unlike Quebec’s legislation, which allows for 18-year-olds to purchase weed, Kahanwake’s Cannabis Control Law sets the legal age at 21. August 16, 2018 As the floodgates on Canada’s legal cannabis market are set to open this fall, Mohawks on the Kahnawake territory say they don’t plan on submitting to outside regulation. Rather than abide by […]

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