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Edmonton Eskimos is a racial slur and it’s time to stop using it – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 12:12 By Norma Dunning, PhD candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Indigenous Peoples Education, University of Alberta 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: Norma […]

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Ontario post secondary school launches Mohawk language learning app – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 14:40 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS A southwestern Ontario post-secondary school has launched an app to help people learn the endangered language of Mohawk. Six Nations Polytechnic says the app, available for Apple and Android devices, is a new way to try to revitalize the language. “The whole goal is to have […]

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Piikani Chief challenges Stoney bid to change southern Alberta place names – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 15:10 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A bid by a group of First Nations to have well-known places across southern Alberta, including Calgary, renamed in their language is being challenged by the chief of another Indigenouscommunity. The Stoney Nakoda have applied to the Alberta government to change the names of Calgary and […]

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Nebraska gives long delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 20, 2017 15:42 By Grant Schulte THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LINCOLN, Neb. _ Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the company that hopes to build it and could mean […]

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Nebraska approves alternative route for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 13:23 By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Nebraska regulators approved passage of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Monday, clearing the last major regulatory hurdle for the controversial $10-billion project but creating a new wrinkle by choosing an alternative route for the pipeline. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) said it was evaluating the decision by […]

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Happening now: Our greatest transformation – UM Today

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 —  The following is a message from Paul Soubry, Front and Centre Campaign Chair: Today, we have reached a new, unprecedented level of generosity in our Front and Centre campaign. We want you, as members of our U of M community, to be the first to celebrate our collective achievement of reaching $451,288,220 of our […]

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FSIN chief remains optimistic despite being turned down in Sixties Scoop compensation request – Regina Leader-Post

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron suggested the province pay out between $200 million and $400 million to victims of the Sixties Scoop. November 20, 2017 Despite being told no by the provincial government, Chief Bobby Cameron said he is staying positive about his suggestion Saskatchewan should pony up more than $200 million to Sixties Scoop survivors. […]

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If ‘indigenizing’ education feels this good, we aren’t doing it right – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 12:03 By Monique Giroux, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Lethbridge 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: Monique Giroux, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Lethbridge […]

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New Brunswick says it’s the first province to ‘fully secure’ marijuana supply – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 11:24 ATHOLVILLE, N.B. _ New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana. It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million. The province previously signed similar […]

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Welcoming space created for MMIWG National Inquiry participants in Saskatoon – StarPhoenix

November 20, 2017 Families who address the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) at the Sheraton Cavalier this week in Saskatoon will have a safe and welcoming space to gather, away from the hearing rooms. The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre at 168 Wall Street will suspend its regular programs […]

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Global climate talks must see more Inuit inclusion, says ITK – Nunatsiaq online

November 20, 2017 “We can offer solutions to the weather changes affecting our planet” Indigenous peoples of the world—including Inuit—left the United Nations’ COP23 talks in Bonn, Germany Nov. 17 with some assurance they could play a bigger role in future UN climate meetings. “Inuit can be part of the climate solution. Inuit have the […]

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FSIN, mother of Haven Dubois to voice concerns about Sask. coroner’s office – CBC

Speakers will also address expectations of external review of coroner’s office November 20, 2017 Questions are being asked about the chief coroner’s handling of a case of an Indigenous teenager found dead in a creek in Regina two years ago. On Monday, Richelle Dubois, mother of Haven Dubois, is set to speak at a press […]

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Northern Quebec police force’s only female Inuit officer beating the odds – Globalnews.ca

November 19, 2017 Although she’s only 22, Constable Pamela Stevenson is undoubtedly one of her northern Quebec police force’s most coveted new recruits. When she joined last month straight after graduation, Stevenson became one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), whose vast territory includes everything in Quebec that lies […]

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November 20, 2017 – Law Times

LEGAL ADVICE HELPLINE LAUNCHED In an effort to increase access to justice, Pro Bono Ontario has introduced a free legal advice hotline and it’s looking for more volunteer lawyers to take a shift on the phones. Since the soft launch of the hotline on Sept. 11, the hotline has helped more than 2,000 clients or an average […]

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We’re absolutely not ready’: Quebec’s pot bill concerns Indigenous communities – CBC

Leaders worry about police services, resources needed to deal with recreational marijuana Nov 19, 2017 After the province unveiled its marijuana bill, Indigenous leaders in Quebec are calling for more frontline workers and strengthened police services as their communities brace for recreational marijuana use. Quebec and Labrador Assembly of First Nations Chief Ghislain Picard said […]

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Ottawa urged to compensate Métis – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Pressure is mounting on the federal Liberals to compensate Métis people who were taken from their families in the Sixties Scoop, after they were excluded from an $800-million settlement last month. But the president of the Manitoba Metis Federation said he has faith that Ottawa will follow through, after a solemn meeting with […]

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Gas Can, ‘folk’ film about racism in Sask., wins audience choice at Regina awards – Regina Leader-Post

A First Nations man seeks the nearest farmyard after his car has run out of gas. The scene from Mattias Graham’s film Gas Can hits home. November 20, 2017 A First Nations man walks through a field, seeking out the nearest farmyard after his car has run out of gas. A gunshot rings out, and […]

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WHYTE: Long road to recovery for Indigenous sacred objects – TheChronicleHerald.ca

November 20, 2017 There’s a story Paul Williams likes to share, though he’d rather not say when it’s from or who it’s about. Most of the things involved we can never show you either – they’re sacred objects, and meant only for very specific eyes. By Williams’ own request, we can’t even tell you where […]

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Nunavut creates country food safety guidelines to boost traditional menus across territory – CBC

‘We want things to support their appetite, so they can use food as part of their healing,’ says nutritionist Nunavut now has food safety guidelines on how to handle and serve country food in the territory — especially to people who are already sick, or have weak immune systems. The guidelines, titled “Serving Country Food […]

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Old canoe bows to new purpose – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Nov. 20, 2017 Canoe cut in half to create bookcase honouring the Métis and their voyageur history An old canoe’s days on the water are history, but the craft now pays homage to Canada’s Métis and their voyageur history as library bookshelves. On Thursday, staff at John Barsby and Cedar secondary schools held two dedication […]

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Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate music, artists old and new – Ottawa Citizen

November 19, 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards were doled out in Ottawa over the weekend, recognizing the achievements of veteran performers like Fred Penner and Danny Michel alongside lesser-known talents such as Ken Yates, Abigail Lapell and Moscow Apartment. The awards were handed out over two nights during an event that highlighted live performances by […]

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Opinion: Internet as an act of reconciliation – The Hill Times

The internet is a powerful tool for change, but we can’t meaningfully move forward as a country if anyone is left behind. It’s been 897 days since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) outlined its 94 calls to action towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and to say we’re progressing at a snail’s pace […]

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A Mi’kmaq seat at the table: How a struggling but defiant First Nation came to claim Aboriginal title over a third of New Brunswick – CBC

How a struggling but defiant First Nation came to claim Aboriginal title over a third of New Brunswick Kenneth Francis knew about the smoke billowing from the Rexton blockade in eastern New Brunswick, the RCMP cars set ablaze, elders pepper-sprayed and protesters hauled away in handcuffs. When Francis learned the police had slapped restraints on […]

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Federal government seeks northern input on new Arctic policy – Nunatsiaq online

November 20, 2017 Quebec government calls on Ottawa to ensure Nunavik is part of process Residents of Nunavut and Nunavik have until the new year to weigh in on a new Arctic policy that’s meant to improve the federal government’s approach to Canada’s North. And that consultation promises to be crucial, given the government’s position […]

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Alberta Metis sign agreement to negotiate as a nation – APTN

November 17, 2017 After decades of lobbying, the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will finally have a distinct voice heard within the federal government. The MNA signed an agreement with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett that will allow it to negotiate with Canada as a Nation. “We the Alberta Metis are a part of this […]

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Remains from 145 Indigenous ancestors in storage at University of Winnipeg – CBC

U of W working to repatriate remains, but say it takes time and must be done with sensitivity Nov 20, 2017 The University of Winnipeg has been working to repatriate the remains of Indigenous people stored on campus, but at least one Indigenous woman says it’s not happening fast enough. Remains from about 145 Indigenous […]

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MLAs-elect make their choice: it’s Paul Aarulaaq Quassa for Nunavut premier – Nunatsiaq online

November 17, 2017 David Akeeagok, Pat Angnakak, Jeannie Ehaloak, David Joanasie, Lorne Kusugak, Joe Savikataaq and Elisapee Sheutiapik chosen to sit in cabinet Nunavut’s newly elected MLAs have rallied behind Aggu MLA Paul Quassa, electing him to serve as the territory’s next premier when Nunavut’s fifth legislative assembly convenes next week. Quassa was the sole […]

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Victoria shoebox campaign collects gifts for children in remote and northern communities – CBC

The Victoria chapter of the I Love First Peoples charity hopes to collect 1,000 gift-filled shoeboxes Nov 17, 2017 Colourful socks, sunglasses, gel pens and a personalized note. These are some of the items listed as possible gifts to be packed into shoeboxes that will be sent to children living in remote and northern Indigenous […]

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Ontario post secondary school launches Mohawk language learning app – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 OHSWEKEN, Ont. _ A southwestern Ontario post-secondary school has launched an app to help people learn Mohawk. Six Nations Polytechnic says the app for Apple and Android devices comes on the heels of another successful launch last year that taught the Cayuga language. The school says users can browse different […]

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Six stories in the news for today, Nov. 20 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017  Six stories in the news for Monday, Nov. 20 ___ CANADIANS TOLD TO BRACE FOR ‘CLASSIC’ WINTER One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast […]

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Ont College Strike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 20, 2017 TORONTO – College faculty in Ontario head back to their schools today, after a five-week strike was ended over the weekend with back-to-work legislation. The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians who had been on strike since Oct. 15 will return to work today to prepare for […]

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NDP’s Malcolmson seeks secret ballot vote of MPs to save bill on abandoned boats – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ In a show of backbencher strength, NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson could become the first MP in history to force her colleagues in the House of Commons into a secret ballot to save a piece of legislation. Malcolmson plans to appeal directly to […]

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Montreal Protocol Anniversary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 20, 2017  MONTREAL – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and former prime minister Brian Mulroney will be in Montreal today to mark the 30th anniversary of a landmark treaty to protect the earth’s ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol was an international agreement signed in the city on Sept. 16, 1987 […]

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Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Martine Roy was just 20-years-old and less than a year into her chosen career as a medical assistant with the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Borden when military police suddenly showed up at her workplace to arrest her. They brought her to […]

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Tie new affordable housing money to outcomes, former watchdog tells Liberals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Parliament’s first budget watchdog is warning the federal government to be careful how it spends billions in new housing money over the next decade to ensure it actually makes a lasting impact. In an analysis published today, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin […]

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TransCanada Keystone Decision – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 20, 2017  CALGARY – Five commissioners in Nebraska are set to vote today on the fate of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, potentially clearing the last major regulatory hurdle of a project once thought dead. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will be voting on whether the project, which would transport […]

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BR Canada Trudeau China – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 20, 2017 OTTAWA – Prime Minister Trudeau may travel to China next month but it’s unclear if he’ll propose the start of formal free trade talks between the two countries. Some exploratory talks were held this year and the federal government has also consulted the provinces and businesses about […]

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Grassy Narrows seeks treatment centre so residents don’t die away from reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 19, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Chief Simon Fobister doesn’t have to imagine the grief and anguish and pain that decades of slow-motion mercury poisoning have wrought on the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation. After all, he’s one of them. Fobister and a number of his family […]

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At NAFTA talks, Canada delivers a lecture on autos, not a counter offer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 19, 2017  By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS MEXICO CITY _ Canadian negotiators intend to provide a briefing to their American peers on how their auto proposals would devastate their own domestic industry, in an effort to reset one of the most difficult conversations looming over the renegotiation of NAFTA. Multiple sources […]

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Business schools reach out to Indigenous students – The Globe and Mail

Ask Mark Selman at the Beedie School of Business how he would measure the success of its executive MBA in aboriginal business and leadership, and he would likely point first to Ian Campbell. Mr. Campbell is a hereditary chief and cultural ambassador of the Squamish First Nation in British Columbia and has been involved in […]

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Understanding, compassion and knowledge: U of C unveils Indigenous strategy – CBC

‘The goal is also to create a sense of compassion,’ strategy director says Nov 16, 2017 To learn more about Indigenous history, culture, attachment to land and different ways of knowing is the goal of the University of Calgary’s now-completed Indigenous Strategy, introduced Thursday. Shawna Cunningham, the school’s strategy director, says it’s about post-secondary students […]

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Meet A Tribe Called Red’s secret weapon: the pow wow dancers electrifying their shows – CBC

‘The dance and the good medicine should be brought to everywhere, even places like clubs’ Angela Miracle Gladue (a.k.a. Lunacee) and Matthew Wood (a.k.a. Creeasian) are the Indigenous dancers that take centre stage at A Tribe Called Red’s high energy live shows. In full regalia, they light up the crowd and don’t stop moving until […]

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Good turnout for Ahze-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation Kenora’s first AGM – Daily Miner and News

November 17, 2017 There was a full room in Minis Hall for Ahze-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation Kenora’s first annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Since their first official meeting in March, the group has been working to undertake and support community initiatives to promote reconciliation in the Kenora and Treaty 3 region. Board member Elaine Bright said […]

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As Indigenous women inmate numbers rise, more supports needed after release – CBC

Number of Indigenous women in federal prisons has increased by 60 per cent in a decade Nov 17, 2017 A spiritual adviser with Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont. says more needs to be done for Indigenous women after they leave prison to ensure they do not return. Laini Lascelles, an Ojibwe and […]

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University of Winnipeg receiving $2.5 million for project on Rocky Cree language, history and culture – Thompson Citizen

November 17, 2017 The 1993 discovery in South Indian Lake of the remains of a 25-year-old Cree woman who lived 350 years ago has already led to the creation of a book and now to a $2.5 million grant for University of Winnipeg researchers. Their seven-year project, designed to help reclaim Asiniski Ithiiniwak (Rocky Cree) […]

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First Nations chief in Nanaimo suspended by his council – Ladysmith Chronicle

Snuneymuxw Chief John Wesley suspended as First Nation gets ready to head to the polls Nov. 16, 2017 Snuneymuxw council has suspended Chief John Wesley. The First Nation council suspended its chief last Friday until Feb. 1 next year, claiming an investigation found he breached his fiduciary duty and council governance policy. Councillor Doug White […]

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Why the Indigenous Strategy has a Blackfoot name – Ucalgary.ca

ii’ taa’ poh’ to’ p highlights a desire to work together with authenticity The University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy launched on Nov. 16, 2017, and with it, new ways of knowing, doing, connecting, and being at UCalgary. Eighteen months of consultation, collaboration and exchange have led to this fundamental document, guided by two foundational elements: […]

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First Nations want Saskatchewan government to compensate ’60s Scoop survivors – National Post

REGINA — The head of the organization that represents Saskatchewan First Nations says he appreciates that the province wants to apologize to victims of the ’60s Scoop, but says there must be compensation too. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said survivors are adamant there should be financial compensation from the […]

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Infrastructure bank could help build Indigenous projects, chairwoman says – CTV

November 16, 2017 OTTAWA — The chairwoman of a new federal agency that will help finance the construction of new highways, transit systems and electricity grids says it could also help fund multiple, smaller projects that are badly needed across Indigenous communities. The needs in some Indigenous communities are many: hydro, clean water, safe housing […]

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Charged with illegal fishing, Mi’kmaw man seeks to redefine Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – CBC

Civil action could have wide-reaching impact on Indigenous access to natural resources Nov 17, 2017 Exactly 18 years after the Supreme Court of Canada issued a clarification of its ruling on Indigenous peoples’ right to fish, a Mi’kmaw fisherman from New Brunswick’s lawsuit against the Crown will be in court — hoping to clear it […]

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