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Found and lost – CBC

Nakuset was separated from her sister Sonya during the Sixties Scoop, but reunited with her as an adult — only to lose her again to suicide December 11, 2018 Nakuset sat across from me in a CBC studio in Montreal, headphones turned up, straining to hear her sister Rose Mary Murray’s voice on the other […]

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Keeseekoose First Nation students benefit from new highway coach bus – Kamsack Times

Students from Grades 6 to 12 at the Keeseekoose Chief’s Education Centre (KCEC) were preparing to take a highway trip in a 56-passenger bus on November 21. Leaving at 6 a.m., 50 students plus teachers and chaperones were to go on a “road trip” to Regina to visit the Canadian Western Agribition. “The students are […]

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Ontario offers alternate municipal oath of office for Indigenous people – CTV News

December 11, 2018 TORONTO — Indigenous people will no longer have to swear allegiance to the Queen when they’re elected to civic office after the Ontario government created a new municipal oath. The change comes after an Indigenous councillor-elect in a northern Ontario town was nearly forced to vacate his recently won seat because he […]

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‘Native American’ Tsawwassen First Nation chief makes most influential list – Delta-Optimist

December 10, 2018 It’s a nice bit of recognition, even though they got where he comes from wrong. The group Apolitical, a global policy platform, has named Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams as one of the world’s most influential young people under 35 who are making an impact early in their government careers. The […]

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Holiday campaigns ‘fill the gap’ when people need food in remote, northern communities – CBC

CBC’s Sounds of the Season will help deliver food up north on Friday, December 14 Dec 11, 2018 CBC Thunder Bay’s annual Sounds of the Season event is quickly approaching and for the past three years we’ve partnered with the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA), the Thunder Bay International Airport as well as a handful […]

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UARB considers permit extension for Alton gas project – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The Alton natural gas project and dogged opposition to it are again before a provincial regulator. “On Nov. 14, Alton filed a letter with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to extend the permit to construct for the natural gas storage caverns,” said Lori MacLean, spokeswoman for Alton Natural Gas Storage LP. “The process […]

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16 groups to intervene in Saskatchewan carbon tax court challenge – battlefordsNOW

Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax is growing after a judge announced all 16 groups who applied for intervener status in the case will be allowed to make arguments. The written decision, announced Monday, said all submissions from interveners must be limited to legal arguments related to the carbon tax. The Saskatchewan government […]

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Calgary mayor furious county may ask Alberta to halt ‘critical’ Springbank flood mitigation – CBC

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says it’s unacceptable to have any further delays Dec 11, 2018 Rocky View County will consider Tuesday whether to ask the province to delay a major flood mitigation project upstream from Calgary — a move the city’s mayor is calling “ludicrous.” In a report headed to the county’s council, administrators say the […]

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Caldwell members continue to press for answers – Chatham Daily News

December 10, 2018 Frustration continues to mount for some members of the Caldwell First Nation who want answers from members of band council regarding their request for a full election. About a dozen band members held a rally at the Caldwell First Nation band office on Monday, upset they haven’t had a chance to address […]

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Reitberger named new chair of Thunder Bay Police Services Board – Tbnewswatch.com

Celina Reitberger was nominated as the new chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board and is the first Indigenous person to hold the position THUNDER BAY – Celina Reitberger, who has more than 20 years of experience in the legal community, will be chairing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board – the first Indigenous […]

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Health For All – Know Your Status – CAAN

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Rationale & Theme The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) has developed a theme for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) for December 1 – 6, 2017 that parallels the international theme for World AIDS Day, Know Your Status. Health For All – Know Your Status During AAAW, Indigenous people across Canada will […]

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Dal Health researcher Dr. Margot Latimer coauthors new research published in CMAJ – Dal News

First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non–First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). View it […]

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MMIWG commissioners reprimanded, warned not to let families down in final week of hearings – APTN News

December 10, 2018 Commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) got an earful Monday in Ottawa, and a reminder that the well-being of many families and survivors who have testified will depend on how the commissioners conclude their two-year mandate. Parties with standing presented closing submissions just a […]

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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

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Still here – The Gateway Online

Three Indigenous PhD candidates are deepening understandings of what home can mean How can the Métis find home despite their landlessness? How can Indigenous peoples reclaim their sexuality? Three University of Alberta PhD candidates are exploring these questions. Molly Swain, from the faculty of native studies, is focusing on exploring traditional Métis understandings of relationships […]

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Plan to wipe out tuberculosis in Inuit communities shifts to prevention – BayToday

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says a plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis from Inuit communities shows the federal government is “getting its act together.” Philpott, together with the leader of Canada’s national Inuit group, revealed Monday how it will follow through on a Liberal pledge to wipe tuberculosis from the Arctic by 2030. […]

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Hearst councillor Gaetan Baillargeon says province changing rules on pledging allegiance to the Crown – CBC

Province initially said ‘no exception’ to swearing allegiance to the Queen Dec 10, 2018 A newly elected town councillor in Hearst, Ont., says he won’t have to give up his seat after refusing to swear allegiance to the Queen. Last week, Gaetan Baillargeon, a member of the Constance Lake First Nation, was scheduled to be […]

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Deep in the valley, a stunning vista of Wolastoqey art – CBC

More than colours and animals, these cabins for Camp Wolastoq are a teaching tool, artist says Dec 11, 2018 Tucked away in the hills south of Perth-Andover, in the countryside and among the evergreens, a surprise smattering of colourful cabins looks surreal and almost out of place. Four years ago, the cabins were remnants of […]

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Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization – Toronto Star

Dec. 10, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are turning to a broad group of officials — from provinces, territories, Indigenous groups and medical organizations — for solutions to mounting allegations from Indigenous women that they were victims of coerced and forced sterilizations. Valerie Gideon, a senior assistant deputy minister in the Indigenous Services Department, told a […]

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Chief executive Patrick Evans leaves Dominion Diamond – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 Patrick Evans, the chief executive of Dominion Diamond Mines, has left the company. Evans’ departure was first reported by Bloomberg on Monday and later confirmed by the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. While the Toronto Star, in a report, said Evans was joining an “executive exodus” at the mining company, the […]

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B.C. social workers’ failure to help Indigenous autistic boy ‘inexcusable,’ child’s advocate finds – The Globe and Mail

A 12-year-old Indigenous boy with autism who was taken into foster care in 2016 after being found naked, starved and screaming was the subject of eight separate reports to child protection authorities, but no social worker had ever met with him, British Columbia’s children’s representative has found. Jennifer Charlesworth said social workers failed to comply […]

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Thunder Bay Police Services Board swears in first Indigenous chair – CBC

Lawyer Celina Reitberger takes over as board and service anticipate recommendations from two critical reports Dec 11, 2018 Celina Reitberger, the first Indigenous chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, was sworn in Monday. Reitberger, a member of Fort William First Nation, was appointed to the board by the provincial government in December 2017. […]

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Understanding Indigenous issues at the U of M – CityNews Winnipeg

University of Manitoba professor says the resignation of the university’s vice-provost of Indigenous engagement proves the U of M has deeper work to do when it comes to indigenous issues. Rachel CrowSpreadingWings reports. Read More: https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2018/12/10/understanding-indigenous-issues-at-the-u-of-m/

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Grand chief says body of missing Indigenous teenager discovered – TheSpec.com

Police said they were investigating a death in a city park and an autopsy was being conducted to identify the body. TORONTO — An Indigenous leader says a 17-year-old boy who went missing in Thunder Bay, Ont., last week has been found dead in a city park. Alvin Fiddler, grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski […]

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Makivik asks Nunavik hunters to protect caribou – Nunatsiaq News

10 December, 2018 Makivik Corp. is asking Nunavik harvesters to do their part in protecting the region’s vulnerable caribou population. The Inuit birthright organization issued a Dec. 6 news release calling on both hunters and governments to “help preserve the future of caribou herds in the Inuit territory.” “Makivik will continue to monitor the situation, […]

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Some Mi’kmaw residential school survivors say settlement wasn’t worth the painful process – CBC

N.S. survivors give National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation candid feedback on settlement process Dec 11, 2018 Mi’kmaw residential school survivors told a feedback gathering session last week that the results of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement process were often not worth recounting the painful memories of their time at the schools. The National […]

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Duluth-based researchers probe indigenous dementia – Duluth News Tribune

Can you name the prime minister of Canada? You probably can, and if you’re Canadian you almost certainly can. That’s why the question is asked in Canada as part of the diagnostic assessment of whether a person may have a form of dementia. Only it turns out, it wasn’t a helpful question for First Nations […]

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Charlie Angus calls for task force to investigate deaths of Indigenous teens in Ontario – The Globe and Mail

Macron offers concessions amid violent Paris protests British lawmaker ejected from parliament for seizing ceremonial mace Bohemian Rhapsody the most streamed song in 20th century U.S. calls off search for missing Marines ROM’s ‘Ghostbusters dinosaur’ exhibition set to open Read More: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/video-charlie-angus-calls-for-task-force-to-investigate-deaths-of-indigenous/

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Global Voices: An airline that gives back to Indigenous communities – Canada.com

December 11, 2018 The Sweetgrass Warrior is no ordinary plane. The twin-engine Piper Navajo is probably the only commercial aircraft to be blessed by First Nations elders. It’s also the flagship of Iskwew Air — Canada’s first airline owned and almost entirely run by Indigenous women. In 2000, Teara Fraser was a 30-something Métis mother […]

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Canadian bishops talk with pope about abuse policy, indigenous peoples – National Catholic Reporter

Vatican City — The leaders of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said the concerns of the indigenous peoples in Canada and the bishops’ updated sexual abuse policies were among the issues they spoke about with Pope Francis. Each of those issues is an ongoing concern that is “dear to his heart,” Bishop Lionel Gendron […]

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Indigenous People and Traditional Communities Gain Formal Platform, Push For Stronger Language On Rights – Ecosystem Marketplace

10 December 2018 | KATOWICE | Poland | Indigenous people have long been among the most responsible stewards of the land, but they’ve also been among the most underrepresented constituents at global climate talks. That’s changing, with the launch this past weekend of a new Platform for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, which is a […]

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Group rallies for Indigenous communities affected by Hydro – Winnipeg Sun

A few dozen people rallied at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Monday to inform Manitobans about the impacts electricity production has on Indigenous communities. The event wrapped up an eight-month postcard campaign organized by the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition and Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities. Launched on World Water Day in […]

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Three arrested as judge consults with Indigenous groups about Trans Mountain project – Burnaby Now

December 10, 2018 Kamloops Mounties arrested three people Monday morning at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in connection with a protest over the Trans Mountain pipeline. Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says there was a demonstration at the Campus Activity Centre, and three protesters were taken away in handcuffs. “At this time, it’s very fluid. The situation […]

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On Nutrition North revamp, Ottawa plays the family-friendly card – Nunatsiaq News

10 December, 2018 Indigenous orgs will guide new harvesters support program, but details are scanty The federal government is targeting what it calls “family-friendly” nutritious food and “northern staples” in its long-waited revamp to the Nutrition North Canada program, which Labrador MP Yvonne Jones, the parliamentary secretary to Northern Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, announced today […]

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Art museum brings Emily Carr, Bill Reid to the slopes in Whistler, BC – National Post

First Nations masks are displayed behind glass as a man walks past “The Dance Screen (The Scream Too)” – a red cedar panel by Haida master carver James Hart, at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., on Sunday December 2, 2018. Nestled into a crop of towering trees in one of Canada’s most popular […]

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Keeping Aboriginal Youth out of the Correctional System – Alternatives Journal

While less than a quarter of Yukon residents are Indigenous, they represent between 70 to 90 percent of the Territory’s prison population. Young Indigenous men, meanwhile, those 25 and under, are twice as likely to be incarcerated as their non-Indigenous counterparts. The majority of those admitted to Yukon correctional facilities are for non-violent offenses, and […]

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Students take part in job fair – Winnipeg Free Press

Logan Constituency Office and the West Alexander Residents Association (WARA) collaborated to host its first Teen Internship, Mentoring and Work Experience Fair on Nov. 22. Some 140 selected students (Grade 10 to 12) from five schools within the Logan constituency attended the fair. There were 10 employers and eight not-for profit community organizations in attendance, […]

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Akwesasne votes Yes to accepting $240M Dundee land claim settlement – CBC

Nearly 80 per cent of voters approved settlement over western Quebec lands The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will accept a $240 million offer from Canada to settle a 130-year-old land grievance after a majority voted Yes in a referendum held over the weekend. Out of 2,197 voters, 79.61 per cent approved the terms and conditions […]

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Whitstone family and supporters hope for more justice – paNOW

Brydon Whitstone’s family and supporters say they want more justice following the Coroner’s Inquest into his death that concluded Friday at Queen’s Bench Court in Battleford. Whitstone’s mother said the RCMP officer shouldn’t have discharged his gun when dealing with her son. Brydon Whitstone, 22, from Onion Lake First Nation, was fatally shot in an […]

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BC energy minister interrupts, sidesteps question on Canadian oil – JWN

Dec. 10, 2018 When asked at Energy Forum 2018 how Canada is to get its oil to international markets, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall pivoted to clean technology. The minister told attendees at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) event last week that the B.C. government is successfully making […]

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TV show inspired by Mi’kmaw arm-wrestler delves into ‘underground phenomena’ – CBC

Trevor Sanipass, originally of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, first pitched idea back in 2014 Dec 08, 2018 Arm wrestling often evokes images of burly men straining in dingy bars, but a new documentary series focusing on Indigenous athletes aims to highlight the sport and the people who love it. Trevor Sanipass, originally from […]

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Chiefs Oppose Canada’s Efforts to Impact Treaty Nations’ Self Determination – Net Newsledger

8 December 2018 OTTAWA – Chiefs representing various Treaty Nations attended the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Assembly in Ottawa, December 4-6, 2018, stand united in opposing the federal government’s proposed Indigenous Rights and Recognition Framework (Framework) and all its processes. The Framework aims to domesticate First Nations international right of self-determination and Treaties […]

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Carleton U: On Our Shared Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

December 10, 2018 It’s been more than three years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission–chaired by the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair–released its final report and calls to action. That was the first step in a long journey of healing and, as Senator Sinclair said, “Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no […]

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Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill’s effluent pipeline – CTV News

December 10, 2018 HALIFAX — Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill, rallying her 1.4 million Twitter followers against its plan to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. “Nova Scotia government MUST stop its corporate welfare for company that is literally destroying the province,” the […]

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At committee: Tax compliance, Indigenous women’s forced sterilization, official-language policy – iPolitics.ca

Dec 10, 2018 With just days to go before the House is set to shut down for the season, the traditional pre-holiday scramble is well underway on the Commons committee circuit as MPs retreat behind closed doors to put the finishing touches on various reports due to be tabled in the Chamber ahead of the […]

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Coalition aims to put First Nations in the driver’s seat on major projects – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Tired of waiting for major construction projects to come to them, a growing coalition of First Nations is instead taking the lead on ventures to better control their economic futures. “We really are in a place looking to diversify our economies,” said Jasmine Thomas, a councillor of the Saik’uz First Nation in central British Columbia. […]

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Anishnabeg teen calls on her peers to end violence, stigma of gender inequality – CBC

16-year-old Mia Tenasco reflects on violence against Indigenous women and breaking the cycle of trauma Dec 09, 2018 Mia Tenasco said her childhood was forever changed in 2008, when two young women from her community went missing —​ Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17. As their families searched for answers, Tenasco remembers how fear […]

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Was John Lennon’s “Imagine” inspired by an Alberta Cree grandmother? – Folio

A 1969 phone conversation between the legendary songwriter and a local Indigenous activist points to song’s possible origin. It was shortly after Lillian Piché Shirt pitched her tipi in Edmonton’s Winston Churchill Square to protest insufficient Indigenous housing in 1969 that a man approached to say there was an urgent phone call waiting for her […]

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Aboriginal Law Report for December 9th – First People’s Law

December 9, 2018 In the News Major changes are in the works for Indigenous child welfare across the country Labrador Indigenous groups applaud upcoming federal legislation on child welfare | CBC News ‘A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott – APTN News Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare — […]

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How Canadian universities are responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action – Macleans.ca

Universities wrestle with how to begin their transformation—and what they’re willing to change Dalhousie’s Indigenous Student Centre recently relocated to a prominent place on the university’s downtown Halifax campus. Residing in a cheery blue house, shared by the Black Student Advising Centre, there’s a student lounge, computer lab and meeting/smudge room. On hand is an […]

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