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Alberta Justice adding $4.5 million for services, tools to aid victims of crime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018 CALGARY _ Alberta is adding another $4.5 million to its victims of crime fund. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the money will go to a number of initiatives, including $1.1 million to help police help victims. The money, spread out over the next three fiscal years, will go to victim […]

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Bodies of 3 men recovered on Lake of the Woods – CTV

October 19, 2018 Ontario Provincial Police said the bodies of three men from Big Grassy First Nation, Ont. were recovered this week on Lake of the Woods after a boat capsized near Manitou Island. The men were reported missing at 8:45 p.m. Monday, police said, and investigators found out the boat had capsized but the […]

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First Sixties Scoop sharing circle a success: Doucette – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 19, 2018 Survivors of the Sixties Scoop adoption process will be gathering for the second time in North Battleford for a sharing circle. Robert Doucette of the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan says the first event in Meadow Lake a success, as it allowed some survivors for the first time to share their […]

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Call for better trained social workers in report on dead Manitoba teen – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ An Indigenous teen who struggled with addiction and died in 2016 did not get the help he needed from social workers, school officials and others, Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth said Friday. The 17-year-old, who is not identified in Daphne Penrose’s […]

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In Canada, more than a million people have donned a piece of moose hide to stamp out violence against women – National Observer

October 19th 2018 Hundreds of people gathered on a cold, crisp Thursday in Ottawa to honour a national movement against violence towards Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and children. The third national gathering of the Moose Hide Campaign included a day of fasting, workshops and speeches, a “walk to end violence” to Parliament Hill and in […]

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Saskatchewan must wait until next year for court to hear challenge of carbon tax – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan will have to wait until the spring for the province’s Appeal Court to hear the government’s challenge of Ottawa’s constitutional right to impose a carbon tax. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan says it’s disappointing the case won’t come up until next year. Duncan says the federal government asked […]

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Sweat lodge ceremony offers new perspectives as part of Thunder Bay police change project – CBC

Oct 19, 2018 Community working group makes revamping police Aboriginal Liaison Unit first priority A recent visit to a sweat lodge provided members of the community, who are working with the Thunder Bay Police Service on its organizational change project – ‘Shaping Our Future’ – some new ideas and a new perspective on building relationships. […]

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Task force chair says everyone needs to obey the rules on legalized cannabis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018  By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON _ The former chair of the federal cannabis task force says she expected the initial celebration of recreational weed legalization _ but it’s now time for everyone to play by the rules. Anne McLellan said her caution applies to the producers, government and […]

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Inuit walk away from talks on reforming federal northern food subsidy program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018 Talks to reform a subsidy program to make food more affordable for northern families appear to have stalled over concerns from Inuit. A letter to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett dated April says the five groups that represent Inuit people have walked away from talks to reform Nutrition North. The […]

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Halifax’s Nocturne festival curated by Indigenous artist for the first time ever – CBC

For the first time in Nocturne’s 10-year history, an Indigenous artist, Raven Davis, curated the annual nighttime art festival. The Anishinaabe artist was chosen after the Halifax-based festival partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. “This is a giant step for Nocturne,” Davis told Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild. According to Davis, there was a 50 per […]

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Mba-Child-Advocate-Report – Audio Clip NAT119 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 19, 2018  119 – (Mba-Child-Advocate-Report) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/19/cp201810190142-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–14s. Manitoba’s children and youth advocate is once again calling for better training for social workers and more support for teenagers. Daphne Penrose has released a 100-page report into the case of a 17-year-old Indigenous boy, who died in a single-vehicle […]

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Mba-Child-Advocate-Report – Audio Clip NAT118 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 19, 2018 118 – (Mba-Child-Advocate-Report) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/19/cp201810190141-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–10s. Manitoba’s children and youth advocate says an Indigenous teenager who died after struggling with addiction did not get the help he needed. Daphne Penrose says the 17-year-old died in a single-vehicle accident in June 2016 after he had been drinking. […]

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Nunavut’s cannabis commission sees “a lot of interest” in local retail – Nunatsiaq News

Territory’s sole supplier doing brisk sales in first week of business October 19, 2018 It’s only just become legal, but Nunavut’s newly renamed Liquor and Cannabis Commission says it has received “a lot of interest” from potential retailers hoping to sell cannabis within the territory. Nunavut’s Cannabis Act allows private retailers to sell marijuana in […]

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Call for better trained social workers in report on dead Manitoba teen – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s children and youth advocate says an Indigenous teenager who died after struggling with addiction did not get the help he needed. Daphne Penrose says the 17-year-old, who she does not identify, died in a single-vehicle accident in June 2016 after he had been drinking. Penrose’s 100-page report […]

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New owners to take over Wolverine Mine, says Yukon gov’t – CBC

Mine fully flooded, will need work before it’s up and running again, say officials Oct 19, 2018 Ownership at the Wolverine Mine is about to switch hands — according to the Yukon government. The mine, located southeast of Ross River, Yukon, has been in temporary closure since January 2015. Minister of Energy, Mines, and Resources […]

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Public Health commits to working with Indigenous People to promote health and well-being – Sudbury.com

PHSD launches first ever Indigenous engagement strategy Public Health Sudbury and Districts celebrated the launch of its first ever Indigenous engagement strategy entitled “Finding Our Path Together” on Oct. 18. Thursday’s event marked an important step in the organization’s goal of health equity by bringing Indigenous people to the table to engage in the conversation […]

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AFN Comments on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Duty to Consult – Water Canada

October 19, 2018 Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has commented on the Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation’s case on the duty of the federal government to consult when legislative changes could affect Treaty rights, such as impacts to water on First Nation lands. AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart said […]

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Manitoba man sentenced to eight years in death of his young daughter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018  WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba man has been sentenced to eight years for the death of his 21-month-old daughter whose suffering the judge said must have been obvious. Daniel Williams, who is 37, was found guilty in February of manslaughter in the 2014 death of Kierra Elektra Starr Williams from the […]

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Wasaya Airways partners with Bearskin Airlines for direct flights to Winnipeg from Sioux Lookout – CBC

Non-stop flights will start on Monday, October 22 Oct 19, 2018 Residents in northwestern Ontario will soon be able to fly directly from Sioux Lookout, Ont. to Winnipeg starting on Monday, October 22. Officials from Wasaya Airways stated in a written release on Thursday that they will be partnering with Bearskin Airlines to offer “non-stop […]

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District supports Aboriginal preschool – Kelowna Daily Courier

Springvalley and Rutland elementary schools have been identified as the preferred schools for an Aboriginal preschool program in Kelowna. The Central Okanagan school district’s planning and facilities committee discussed the creation of the program at Wednesday’s meeting and passed a motion to support the program in principle at one of the two schools. “The committee […]

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Winnipeg police chief apologizes to Indigenous community at final MMIW hearing – CTV News

October 18, 2018 As one of the final witnesses at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized for his force’s record when it comes to protecting the city’s large Indigenous population. “I… want to acknowledge that the police in Winnipeg have not always been on […]

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NDP Call For Expanded Mercury Compensation On Grassy Narrows – 89.5 The Lake FM

October 19, 2018 The NDP is asking the Ford Government to increase the number of people eligible for mercury compensation on the Grassy Narrows First Nation. Party Leader Andrea Horwath says as many as 94 percent of the residents suffer from some form of exposure to mercury from the English-Wabigoon River System. “Will the government […]

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How to house the homeless: Molly – when things go right – CBC

The final instalment of CBC Thunder Bay’s 5-part series on homelessness looks at something the city does well Oct 19, 2018 Molly Boyce works at Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, Ont. She used to live there. Boyce spent more than 15 years on the streets and lived in the shelter’s residential managed […]

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Indigenous present, future celebrated – Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge College unveiled a colourful new display in its Centre Core on Thursday to mark Indigenous Celebration Day on campus. The display features an original artwork, by Indigenous artist William Singer III, of a bison, representing education as the new bison (self-sustaining focus) of local First Nations people. Front and centre in the display is a […]

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M’Chigeeng hosting a Membership Code Meeting – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Oct. 18th, 2018 Any member of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island are invited to a Membership Code meeting, including those residing within or outside the community. The code determines who can vote in band elections. The meeting will take place from 10:00am to 12 noon at the Lakeview School on October 27th. Anyone with […]

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It’s important for our people,’ Fort Smith residents call for more cultural ceremonies – CBC

Northwest Territory Métis Nation’s sweat lodge looking to expand Oct 19, 2018 The demand for Indigenous cultural ceremonies is growing in Fort Smith, N.W.T., after the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) built a sweat lodge this summer. Julie Lys, on-the-land coordinator with the NWTMN who was a nurse for 30 years, said they have held […]

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Group hosts fast to demonstrate against domestic violence – Timmins Daily Press

On Thursday, the friendship centre invited men to fast from sunrise to sunset as a demonstration of support to end violence against women. October 19, 2018 Gender inequality was never part of Indigenous tradition or culture. In fact, many First Nation communities in Ontario and the West Coast were matriarchal societies, where women held influential […]

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University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research – Journal Of Commerce

October 19, 2018 SASKATOON, SASK. — University of Saskatchewan researchers are working with a First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to measure the effects of climate change. Earlier this month, a monitoring station was installed on land belonging to the Okanese First Nation. The first of four automated stations will record and share […]

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Tokenism and optics’: Inuit orgs slam feds on Nutrition North consultations – CBC

Organizations say structure of federal government’s working group is disrespectful to Inuit rights Oct 19, 2018 All five of Canada’s major Inuit organizations have pulled out of the federal government’s Indigenous Working Group on food security, saying the government is not listening to them in its review of the Nutrition North program, CBC News has […]

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Five races to watch in British Columbia’s municipal elections on Saturday – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Local elections will be held across British Columbia on Saturday. Here are five races to watch: NANAIMO: The election could trigger a provincial byelection if Leonard Krog, a New Democrat member of the legislature, wins the race for mayor and gives up his seat at the legislature. It […]

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StatCan Inflation September, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 19, 2018  OTTAWA – The annual pace of inflation slowed more than expected in September as increases in the price of gasoline eased compared with August. Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in September was up 2.2 per cent from a year ago compared with a year-over-year increase […]

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Quebec Inuit leaders plea for mental health support in wake of youth suicides – CBC

Warning: This story contains strong language and discussion of suicide Oct 19, 2018 In Nunavik, Quebec’s expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives. Mary Simon, Canada’s first ambassador for circumpolar affairs […]

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BR Cannabis Politics Edibles – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 19, 2018 OTTAWA – The federal government is defending its plan to wait another year to legalize cannabis products such as edibles, tablets and vape pens. But the Liberals say they’re aware that the massive black market for marijuana is banking on the of such products. Canada became the […]

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How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2018  By Feiyue Wang, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Manitoba 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: Feiyue Wang, Professor and Canada […]

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Shoal Lake #39 Death Being Treated As Suspicious – 89.5 The Lake FM

October 19, 2018 The OPP is investigating the death of a 72-year-old woman from the Shoal Lake #39 First Nation. The investigation began last Friday when the Treaty Three Police requested assistance with a suspicious death investigation. A post-mortem exam was conducted this week in Toronto, but the cause of death has not been released. […]

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BR NB Politics – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 19, 2018  FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant’s chances of holding onto power are looking increasingly bleak, after every opposition member officially declared they don’t want to be Speaker. That leaves few options for the Liberals when the legislature resumes next week. The first order of legislature business […]

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Nunavut’s chief medical officer abruptly vacates her job – Nunatsiaq News

October 19, 2018 GN won’t give details on abrupt departure of Dr. Kim Barker Dr. Kim Barker has abruptly left her position as Nunavut’s chief medical officer of health, the Department of Health confirmed Oct. 18. Barker was hired as deputy chief medical officer in April 2015 and promoted to chief medical officer in 2016. […]

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Absolutely ecstatic’ Dan Curtis wins 3rd term as Whitehorse mayor – CBC

3 new city councillors elected, and 3 re-elected to another term Oct 18, 2018 Dan Curtis won a third term as Whitehorse’s mayor on Thursday, beating the second-place candidate by more than 1,000 votes. “I’m absolutely ecstatic,” Curtis said, as the final votes were being counted and his re-election was assured. Curtis took the lead […]

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As testimony wraps at MMIW inquiry, commissioner says Ottawa has done little – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018  By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says she hasn’t seen much progress from the federal government since the inquiry’s critical interim report was published last year. “It’s the action that counts, […]

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Change coming, Francois Legault vows as he becomes Quebec premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 Quebec Premier Francois Legault promised to bring renewal and change to the province’s politics Thursday after his convincing election victory ended nearly 50 years of Liberal and Parti Quebecois rule. But as he was sworn in as premier, Legault offered assurances that even though his Coalition Avenir Quebec party was […]

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Canadian Pacific CEO downplays impact of U.S. China trade battle – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 CALGARY _ Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is downplaying the potential negative impact on its operations from a trade war between the United States and China. China accounts for 12 per cent of North American revenues, with direct business between the world’s two largest economies coming in at less than five […]

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Supreme Court to hear case on clean up of mercury at northern Ontario mill site – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear a legal dispute over whether the Ontario government can force Weyerhaeuser Co. and Resolute Forest Products to clean up a contaminated site upstream of the Grassy Narrows First Nation. The two sides have been at odds since the province […]

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Telegraph Creek a ‘construction zone’ as crews rebuild after wildfire – CBC

Cabinet minister tours damage as first mobile homes installed to temporarily house nurses, families Oct 18, 2018 The chief of the Tahltan First Nation says Telegraph Creek, B.C., is a “construction zone” these days as crews continue their work to rebuild after a wildfire wreaked havoc on the community earlier this year. But it may […]

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Indigenous architects design a sovereign future – Now Toronto

As Canada implements a National Housing Strategy, post-secondary schools are creating more room for Indigenous design thinking October 18, 2018 If an Indigenous architect designs a Burger King, does that make it an Indigenous Burger King? While it sounds like a set-up without a punchline, it’s a valid question for the small group of approximately […]

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Suspicion surrounds disappearance of Indigenous woman in northern Alberta – Edmonton Journal

October 18, 2018 The disappearance of an Indigenous woman in northern Alberta in April is now being considered suspicious by RCMP. Betty Ann Deltess was reported missing on April 19 by her family after she disappeared seven days earlier from the town of Janvier, located about 120 kilometres south of Fort McMurray. Mounties have pieced […]

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Missing 25 Year-Old Selkirk Woman – Manitobapost

18 October 2018 The Selkirk RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing woman. 25 year-old Malaya Akpalialuk of Selkirk has been missing since October 11, 2018. She was last seen on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk. Malaya is Indigenous, 5 feet tall with a heavy build. She has dark brown short hair […]

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First Nations give province 1-year notice of plan to open marijuana shops – CBC

New retail spaces would mean more access to cannabis with stores open to the public Oct 18, 2018 First Nations in Nova Scotia plan to open retail cannabis stores on reserves, but they are hoping to work with provincial officials to keep prices and products consistent with existing retailers. Chief Bob Gloade of the Millbrook […]

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Carleton begins committee for Indigenous strategy – The Charlatan

October 18, 2018 Carleton is updating its Indigenous strategy that looks at engagement sessions and university-specific recommendations about the school’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, according to university president and vice-chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon. The university’s current strategy, called the “Aboriginal Co-ordinated Strategy” was developed in the 2011-12 academic year. Bacon said the strategy is “due for […]

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RCMP looking for missing Pelican Lake First Nation woman – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 18, 2018 Spiritwood RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Pelican Lake First Nation woman. Police say 22-year-old Julliette Carter was last seen on the First Nation Saturday morning. She is described as standing 5’8” tall, 130 lbs, with dark brown hair with red highlights, and brown eyes. She was […]

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Treaty 3, Canada lost ‘a pioneer’ and ‘a great leader’ with death of Steve Fobister, Grand Chief says – CBC

Fobister, 66, was a former Treaty 3 Grand Ghief, chief of Grassy Narrows, environmentalist, advocate Oct 18, 2018 A former Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty 3 and chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is being remembered as a tireless leader and advocate. Steven Fobister Sr., 66, died in Kenora, Ont., on Oct. 11. He […]

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