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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found. The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages. An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent […]

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NB Student Group Says Province Is Taking Wrong Direction With SEED Program – Huddle Today

Jan 24, 2020 FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA), which represents approximately 12,000 post-secondary students, disagrees with the provincial government’s direction on the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program. Post-secondary, training and labour minister Trevor Holder announced changes to the program this week that would cut the number of placements by approximately 200, […]

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U Winnipeg: Annual cultural evening celebrates diversity

“Cultural Evening is one of the biggest events for PACE every year,” said Kim Loeb, PACE Executive Director. “The theme of this year’s event is ‘Northern Mosaic.’ It focuses on the diversity seen throughout PACE. We cordially invite the community to join us to ‘unite, evolve, and aspire’ as we celebrate multiculturalism.” Cultural Evening showcases […]

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UTNS – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober – Net Newsledger

January 24, 2020 ATTAWAPISKAT – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober. If you think you have a drug or alcohol problem or an addiction that is affecting your life and also the lives of loved ones, family and friends may be getting sober would be a good idea. I fully realize […]

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Band opens new cannabis shops – Oliver Chronicle

January 24, 2020 It’s the Osoyoos Indian Band’s turn to jump into the cannabis dispensary business. The band recently opened Indigenous Bloom in Senkulmen Business Park (next to Tim Hortons), and soon plans to open another shop in Osoyoos. Chief Clarence Louie said they have partnered with Indigenous Bloom to sell medicinal and recreational cannabis […]

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Annual report gives snapshot view of SE Cornerstone – Weyburn Review

January 24, 2020 The annual report for the Southeast Cornerstone School Division for the 2018-19 school year was passed by the board of trustees, and has been filed with the provincial Ministry of Education, providing a snapshot view of the school division’s year. Cornerstone had a total enrolment of 8,162 students, including 386 First Nations […]

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Award winners represent the best in Indigenous business – Northern Ontario Business

PEP Conference celebrated recipients on Jan. 21 Before partnering up with Jacob & Samuel (J&S) Drilling, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek had very little knowledge of the diamond drilling business, according to Brendan Huston, the First Nation’s CEO. The community, a Huron-Robinson Treaty signatory located about 19 kilometres west of Sudbury, had had some exposure to the mining […]

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BC introduces 6 skills training programs for Indigenous communities – Canadian HR Reporter

‘These new programs will create pathways to tens of thousands of in-demand jobs’ The Industry Training Authority (ITA), a government agency in British Columbia, is investing $7.5 million to support six two-year training programs meant to help Indigenous communities get into the workforce. The programs will address community priorities and opportunities with courses ranging from […]

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Anishinabekwe becomes Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario – Anishinabek News

January 24, 2020 TORONTO – Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) recognize Helen Bobiwash as a new Fellow (FCPAs). “My work with Indigenous communities is unique and fairly isolated from other CPAs. The recognition as a Fellow makes me feel like I am part of a larger accounting community,” said Bobiwash. According to CPA […]

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Province investigating death of Samson Cree Nation youth in care – Pipestone Flyer

16-year-old found deceased outside in Rocky Mountain House Jan. 24, 2020 The province’s Children Services ministry is investigating after a youth in care from Samson Cree Nation died on Jan. 11. The 16-year-old boy was in government care in the Rocky Mountain House area and was reported missing late in the evening on Jan. 10, […]

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TBSO Signs Music Director Paul Haas for another four years – Net Newsledger

January 24, 2020 Thunder Bay – ENTERTAINMENT – After a brief but thorough renegotiation process, TBSO President Linda Penner and TBSO Music Director Paul Haas are pleased to announce the renewal and extension of his contract with the Thunder Bay Symphony for the next four years. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Paul for […]

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The Coastal GasLink dispute highlights the complicated, essential need to balance rights – The Globe and Mail

Sam Adkins is a lawyer with a focus on Indigenous law, based in Vancouver. Private landowners in Richmond, B.C., might be surprised to learn that there is currently an aboriginal title claim winding its way through the courts that affects hundreds of private properties. More surprisingly, the court does not want them to know about […]

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Cree interest in private home ownership very high, but issues with readiness remain: report – CBC

The Cree Nation Government will table a housing strategy next week Jan 24, 2020 Programs to increase financial literacy and education encouraging high-income earners to move out of social housing are just some of the ideas put forth in a housing report prepared for the Cree Nation Government. The report was commissioned to evaluate the […]

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Ottawa Hospital builds a future with Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

23 January 2020 Scores of administrators and staff members from Tungasuvvingat Inuit and The Ottawa Hospital gathered on the morning of Jan. 23 at the main entrance to the hospital’s general campus to unveil this beautiful 17-foot qajaq, named “Sivuniksattinu,” or “For Our Future,” installed at the hospital as a gesture of reconciliation. It’s covered […]

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Human rights groups slam Vancouver police ‘street check’ policy – Vancouver Is Awesome

B.C. Civil Liberties Association lawyer: ‘We believe it misses the mark’ Two organizations that advocate strongly for human rights say a new policy on how Vancouver police conduct street checks is flawed and needs to be revised or scrapped to ensure innocent people don’t get interrogated by officers. Representatives from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association […]

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Humboldt Collegiate visual arts students show off to the public – Humboldt Journal

January 24, 2020 HUMBOLDT — A new annual event aims to allow Humboldt Collegiate’s visual arts students to show off their hard work to the public. The high school held its inaugural art coffee house on Jan. 23. “Because so many of my students work so hard,” said Chole Monz, the visual arts teacher, “I […]

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A London program that turns Indigenous women into warriors needs a financial lifeline – CBC

Positive Voice helps Indigenous women turn their lives around and live their dreams Jan 24, 2020 A game-changing program for Indigenous women is in jeopardy thanks to cash crunch. Staff at Positive Voice program are looking for a new financial lifeline to continue their work turning peoples’ lives around. The program at London’s Nokee Kwe […]

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Town and Devon Library partnering to offer Cree language classes – Devon Dispatch

The Town of Devon and the Devon Library announced this week that introductory nehiyawewin (Cree) language classes would be offered this February. The program is another step forward in Devon’s reconciliation and collaboration with its Indigenous neighbours in Treaty 6 territory. Feedback from residents during an open house in November 2019 indicated they would like […]

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Who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en people? Making sense of the Coastal GasLink conflict – The Globe and Mail

January 24, 2020 Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., is the independent member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Vancouver Granville. “Our people are in a profound period of transition and of nation building or rebuilding.” I said these words when I was regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations some […]

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Author to speak on social and economic costs of mining – SooToday.com

Author and university lecturer Joan Kuyek will speak at the Water Tower Inn on Jan. 30 Joan Kuyek, author, university lecturer and founding coordinator of MiningWatch Canada will be in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, Jan. 30 to explore the true social and economic costs of mining with a particular focus on the Ring of […]

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Indigenous women are reclaiming their rightful spots’: Sask. play shines light on Lakota hero – CBC

Stories in Time: PTE’ SA WIN, a rendition of the white buffalo creation story, to be performed Saturday Jan 24, 2020 The Lakota creation story of the white buffalo is centuries old, but some say its messages are more important than ever. Ptesanwin — or White Buffalo Calf Woman — is one of the sacred […]

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Western Nunavut gold producer TMAC may put itself up for sale – Nunatsiaq News

23 January 2020 Firm needs new investment to finance expansion TMAC Resources Inc., which controls the big Hope Bay goldfield in western Nunavut, has launched a process that could see the company put itself up for sale, TMAC said in a news release issued on Jan. 20. Through what it calls a “strategic review process,” […]

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Morning Brief: Poilievre bows out – iPolitics

Jan 24, 2020 Good morning, readers. The Lead In a surprise move, Pierre Poilievre announced Thursday that he’s not running for the Conservative leadership. “Over the last several weeks, I have been building a team and support for a possible run for the conservative leadership. In criss-crossing the country, I have been overwhelmed with the […]

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Symposium on gender equality to go next month – EverythingGP

Jan 24, 2020 The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre will be hosting the Indigenous Iskwew+ In Leadership Symposium next month. Iskwew is the Cree word for woman. The symposium is to go on both February 13 and 14 at the Pomeroy Inn. Delaine Lambert-English, the symposium coordinator for the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, says the symposium […]

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Det’on Cho signs agreement to run operations at N.W.T. rare earths mine – CBC

Det’on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp. signs agreement with Cheetah at Vancouver mining conference Jan 24, 2020 In what could be a Canadian first, an N.W.T. first nation has signed an agreement to run mining operations on a project in their own traditional territory. Det’on Cho Nahanni Construction Corporation, owned by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, […]

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‘Child welfare to prison pipeline’ feeding rising Indigenous incarceration rates – APTN News

January 23, 2020 Renu Mandhane has visited Ontario’s provincial jails in northern Ontario where inmates largely identity as First Nation. In fact, Mandhane visited the Thunder Bay, Ont. jail last Tuesday in her official role as the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. “I did a walk through and I asked the superintendent […]

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U of L professor reflects on high Indigenous prison population – CTV News

January 23, 2020 LETHBRIDGE — After a prison watchdog revealed Wednesday that 30 per cent of prisoners in federal custody are Indigenous peoples, a University of Lethbridge Indigenous governance and management professor Don McIntyre said he believes that’s a problem that needs to be fixed. “Indigenous inmates are walking through a system which is not […]

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Indigenous participation in renewables and the four directions of sustainability – Corporate Knights

As more renewable projects move ahead, there are four key aspects to meaningful Indigenous participation to keep in mind This past summer, the Tahltan Nation made one of the largest clean-energy investments by a First Nation in Canadian history by purchasing 5% of three Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities. This is just one of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202026 Views

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Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation – Canadian Lawyer

Human rights agency backs call by U.N. racism committee to freeze construction projects pending consultation Amnesty International Canada is asking the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Alberta to listen to the call of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in order to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an open […]

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Regina event showcases Indigenous women’s voices on day that controversial lecture had been scheduled – CBC

Organizing group Matriarchs on Duty inspired by traditional role of women Jan 23, 2020 An event at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina Thursday is bringing together women to have their voices heard. Speaking for Ourselves will feature women performing songs and poetry, as well as an open mic. The event runs from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202038 Views

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First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official – CBC

Haisla leader says she has been called a ‘colonizer’ for supporting natural gas project Jan 23, 2020 A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by “bullying and […]

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Indigenous business honoured at PEP awards gala – CTV

January 22, 2020 SUDBURY — Sudbury’s Procurement, Employment and Partnerships Conference awards gala was held Monday night honouring several Indigenous businesses. The conference is put on by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. CTV’s Marina Moore was on hand to present the award for Indigenous Enterprise of the […]

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Play about dealing with grief opens soon in Toronto – APTN News

January 22, 2020 A new play dealing with the sensitive subject of grief will open in Toronto at the end of the month. Those involved with the production of This Is How We Got Here are hoping the audience members who have lost loved ones fell less alone. The play is taking place at the […]

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We do not negotiate with Indians: B.C.’s Approach to Wet’suwet’en Relations – The Martlet

January 22, 2020 In 1912, the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia is established in order to address the question of Indian reserves. During this commission, Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs reject the idea of reserves and maintain claims to their respective territories. In 1923, Deskaheh, a Hereditary Chief of […]

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Three time Olympic ski jumper inspires youth at AETS Aboriginal leadership program conference – Anishinabek News

January 23, 2020 THUNDER BAY — Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) kicked off its Aboriginal Leadership Program with a presentation by three-time Olympic ski jumper Steve Collins on Jan. 13 in Thunder Bay. “Every day [ski jumping coach Slav Kardas] coached you, he really made you feel like a world champion and I think […]

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MLTC career tour focuses on trades and education – meadowlakeNOW

Jan 22, 2020 Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) is hosting a job fair for nine local First Nation Communities. Chris Mazuren, organizer of the MLTC job fair, told meadowlakeNOW the council is committed and obligated to all nine nations. “Some of the industries collecting resumes will be the mining, oil, power and forestry sector, heavy […]

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Reconciliation through food – Northern Ontario Business

Chef Rich Francis seeks a return to traditional Indigenous cooking Sit down for a meal at Chef Rich Francis’ table and there is no frybread to be found. “I will never teach my cooks how to make bannock,” said Francis, a Six Nations of the Grand River chef whose aim is to see traditional food […]

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Hay River to host N.W.T.’s 1st Arctic Winter Games archery trials – CBC

20 athletes from 4 N.W.T. communities are competing for spots at 2020 Arctic Winter Games Jan 23, 2020 Twenty archers in the Northwest Territories are set to compete in Hay River this weekend for a spot in the Arctic Winter Games’ first archery competition. Archery isn’t an official sport of the games, but it could […]

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Indigenous Authors Explain Why Schools Need Less Shakespeare – VICE

Writers like Terese Mailhot and Waubgeshig Rice have some thoughts on the overhaul of Grade 11 reading lists in Ontario. Ottawa Catholic School Board is revitalizing its Grade 11 English curriculum by swapping out the old reading list—saturated with white authors like Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Margaret Atwood—with Indigenous literature from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Tanya […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202040 Views

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Local Chamber of Commerce signs on to Indigenous Engagement Charter – battlefordsNOW

Jan 23, 2020 The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce signed on to the Indigenous Engagement Charter in a special ceremony in Saskatoon Wednesday. The aim of the charter is to increase business relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Battlefords Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer Linda Machniak said chamber members were pleased to participate in the ceremony. When […]

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Métis of Ontario suspended by national council – APTN News

January 22, 2020 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has been suspended until further notice by the Métis National Council (MNC). The move comes after the MNC put the MNO on a one year probation period in November of 2018. The issues was over granting Métis citizenship to people living in eastern Ontario. The MNC […]

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Editorial | No pipeline against Indigenous consent is a good pipeline – The Martlet

January 22, 2020 The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs evicted Coastal GasLink workers earlier this month, clearly expressing their lack of consent for the pipeline on unceded lands. Throughout the past few weeks, protests have responded to the international call for solidarity from Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Somehow, the B.C. government has deemed that the Coastal […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau to rally Liberal MPs as pre-sitting caucus retreat continues – iPolitics

Jan 23, 2020 ALSO TODAY: New Democrat MPs wrap up two-day planning session — Ambrose out of the Conservative leadership race After descending on the precinct yesterday, Liberal MPs are set to kick off a full day of intensive in camera pre-sitting discussions with an open-to-media on-stage appearance by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who, as […]

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Wolastoqi woman releases first children’s book, plans for Indigenous-language versions – CBC

Gail Francis worked with niece as illustrator Jan 23, 2020 It took Gail Francis of Negotkuk (Tobique First Nation) years to turn an idea into her first children’s book. But all that work comes to fruition when she releases Moonbeam on Monday. Moonbeam is a culturally based children’s book about how a pre-contact Indigenous family […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202024 Views

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“Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs” – Dr. Ivan Zinger – NetNewsledger

OTTAWA – The Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, has issued a news release and supporting information indicating that the number and proportion of Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs. Dr. Zinger provided this context: “Four years ago, my Office reported that persons of Indigenous ancestry had reached 25% of […]

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12 people arrested after Indigenous demonstrators occupy B.C. minister’s office – Global News

January 22, 2020 Victoria police say 12 adults were arrested, after a group of Indigenous youth protesters occupied the offices of the Ministry of Energy overnight. Demonstrators descended on the office for the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Tuesday afternoon in opposition of the Coastal GasLink project. Victoria police say the standoff lasted […]

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Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait – The Conversation

We rely on the news media to help us understand the world. But news media does not provide unbiased windows. This bias has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world. For example, Brad Clark of Royal Roads University has said that TV news coverage of First Nations, Métis and Inuit […]

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NDP leader calls Wet’suwet’en standoff ‘concerning’ – APTN News

January 22, 2020 Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says more talk is needed to solve the ongoing conflict between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Singh made the comments Wednesday at a news conference in Ottawa. Reporters asked Singh about British Columbia’s recent commitment to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202026 Views

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Nunavut’s government and Inuit organization renew promise to work together – CBC

Protocol reaffirms Nunavut Agreement requirement to include Inuit in decisions Jan 22, 2020 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the government of Nunavut have renewed their commitment to work together with the signing of the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol. The signing happened Tuesday in the Koojesse room of the Frobisher Inn. The government’s cabinet and NTI’s board witnessed […]

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Newcomers share shock of learning about Indigenous realities – Times Colonist

January 22, 2020 As a newcomer to Canada in 2012, Victoria Coun. Sharmarke Dubow’s first impression of Indigenous people was coloured by other people’s stereotypes. On his first day in the country, he saw a person begging on the street. It didn’t match the image he had of Canada as a country where people enjoy […]

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