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Indigenous leaders call for change after ‘system fails’ Tina Fontaine – Trail Times

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty Feb. 23, 2018 Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of […]

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Sisika artist’s work to hang in National Gallery of Canada after Governor General’s Award – CBC

Adrian Stimson is known for expressive paintings and campy gender-bending cowboy persona Feb 23, 2018 An Indigenous visual and performance artist from Alberta — known for his campy persona Buffalo Boy — has won a prestigious national award. Adrian Stimson of Siksika First Nation is being honoured with a 2018 Governor General’s Award in visual […]

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Sajjan says military working to settle class action suits out of court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to settle three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by former members of the Canadian Forces. The plaintiffs in the proposed lawsuits have agreed to suspend their litigation, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Friday, adding that the government would drop its efforts to quash the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Supporters of Tina Fontaine’s family march in Winnipeg to support her family – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Hundreds marched through the streets of Winnipeg on Friday in support of the family of a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a river. The three-block-long march began in front of the courthouse and wound […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Social media full of vitriolic myths in the aftermath of the Stanley trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Keith Thor Carlson, Professor of History, Research Chair in Indigenous & Community-engaged History, University of Saskatchewan 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. ___ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201822 Views

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Here’s how Canada can be a global leader in ethical AI – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Fenwick McKelvey, Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology Policy, Concordia University and Abhishek Gupta, AI Ethics Researcher, McGill University 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Raymond Cormier acquittal sparks rallies in solidarity with Tina Fontaine – APTN News

February 23, 2018 The not-guilty verdict in the death of Tina Fontaine has sparked calls to action across Canada honouring the 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nation girl and calling for systemic change. On Friday morning, Fontaine’s supporters will gather outside the Winnipeg courthouse where Raymond Cormier walked free the previous evening. Rallies are also scheduled for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Outrage in Newfoundland as Indigenous groups get cut of Arctic surf clam fishery – CBC

Grand Bank Mayor said decision shows Dominic LeBlanc places little value in rural Newfoundland jobs Feb 23, 2018 Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s decision to cleave off 25 per cent of the lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery and give it to a newly formed consortium of Indigenous groups has blindsided those who have depended on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201810 Views

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Expansion could be in sight for Iqaluit men’s shelter – Nunatsiaq.com

February 23, 2018 “We know that the needs are great in our community for our most vulnerable people,” mayor says There is a lot of talk about the need for transitional housing in Nunavut communities. In Iqaluit, that talk could soon become reality. The Uquutaq Society, which runs the 20-bed Iqaluit men’s shelter on Fred […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Rhodes Scholarship just the beginning for rising Indigenous star – Folio

February 22, 2018 One of CBC’s best poetry books of 2017 and a stint on faculty at Banff Centre are just two recent accomplishments for Billy-Ray Belcourt. Billy-Ray Belcourt was teaching creative writing to mostly First Nations inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre last fall when one of them said, “I honestly didn’t know that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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Reconciliation conversation is only beginning – Thespec.com

The 2015 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada addressed the context of residential schools in Canada, and accounted for nearly 7,000 heart-rending testimonies and statements from survivors, families, and other community members. The voices that inform the report speak to the interconnected and interdependent emotional, spiritual, linguistic, and physical aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Quebec City dumps 46 million litres of raw sewage into St. Lawrence River – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  Quebec City dumped about 46 million litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River over 12 hours in order to do scheduled maintenance work on a pumping station, the city said Friday. A spokesperson for the city said everything went as planned. The city said earlier this week that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Ottawa vows legislation allowing firms to settle corporate corruption – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Canadian government is vowing to introduce legislation for corporate wrongdoing that could help SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. address criminal charges. The government says deferred prosecution agreements (DPA), which were called for in public consultations last fall, will be another tool used by judges to hold companies accountable. Shares […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Hope for Homes: Volunteers learn how to help the homeless on P.E.I. – CBC

If someone needs help, they’ll know what resources are available Feb 23, 2018 Over the years Raymond Guimond has had several encounters where people have come to him for help when they were homeless, or close to it, and he hasn’t always known what he could do. “Sometimes I had to offer my couch to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Labrador symposium reveals deep, diverse opposition to Muskrat Falls – APTN News

February 23, 2018 The Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador is nearing completion amid widespread concerns and opposition from residents of communities downstream of the controversial dam. A symposium in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week brought together researchers, community leaders and land protectors. They shared observations and concerns about the project’s economic, social, cultural, political, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Indigenous men urged to speak up about abuse at MMIWG hearing – CBC

Jayko Ritchie says his mom’s death led to him becoming an abuser himself Feb 23, 2018 One of Janet Brewster’s recommendations to the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls came to fruition on Thursday — at least in a small way. She called for the inquiry to get perspectives from Indigenous men. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Sarnia vigil held to remember Saskatchewan man, to promote healing in the community – The Observer

February 23, 2018 Around 30 people met in front of Sarnia City Hall Thursday evening to honour the life of a Saskatchewan First Nation man whose life was abruptly taken in 2016. Dunlop United Church minister Adam Kilner led a candlelight vigil in remembering 22-year-old Colten Boushie, the Cree Red Pheasant First Nation man who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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Saskatchewan trial reveals flaws in Canadian system – BC Local News

Only about 500 out of the 44,000 farmers in the province are First Nations Feb. 23, 2018 The recent trial of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley, which found him not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man who went onto his farm with several others, has created a fair amount of division. READ […]

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The system, everything… in Tina’s life failed her’ – Winnipeg Free Press

Outraged Indigenous leaders take aim at ‘injustice’ while family makes plea for peace after man accused of killing 15-year-old Sagkeeng teen walks free She entered the courtroom crying, and Thelma Favel’s tears did not stop once the jury declared its verdict. “My baby girl, my baby girl, my baby girl.” From the centre of a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Environmental groups pinning hopes on major spending for conservation in budget – CBC

Environmentalists are looking for up to $1.4 billion in new funding Feb 23, 2018 Environmental and conservation groups are convinced that there will be a significant amount of money — up to $1.4 billion dollars — in next week’s federal budget for conservation. They say all signs point to a growing political commitment to meeting […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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Carlson: Reconciliation can never be about merely ‘starting fresh’ unless it also involves making right – Leader-Post

Settler colonialism empowers certain groups and disempowers others; it provides control of resources to some and marginalizes others. February 23, 2018 The Indigenous anger following the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the Colten Boushie murder trial, and the indignation of many non-Indigenous people to that anger, must be seen within the larger context of Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Crown’s ‘very thin case’ against Raymond Cormier made conviction unlikely, lawyers say – CBC

Charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Tina Fontaine, 15, Cormier was acquitted by jury Thursday Feb 23, 2018 While the acquittal of Raymond Cormier on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine shocked many people, legal experts say there wasn’t much else the jury could do. “This was a very […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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On final day of Nunavut hearings, Susan Aglukark names her childhood abuser – Nunatsiaq.com

February 23, 2018 “Now the community knows what you did” RANKIN INLET—Susan Aglukark started off this week’s hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with a song that urged women not to suffer in silence. She didn’t plan to. The well-known Nunavut singer and recording artist ended the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201818 Views

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All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 hours of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Lancet series calls on Canada for concrete action on Indigenous, global health – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. That’s according to research published this week in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journals, which calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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Saskatchewan judge to decide whether La Loche shooter will be sentenced as adult or youth – The Star

The young man was just shy of his 18th birthday when he shot and killed four people at a school early 2016. Feb. 23, 2018 LA LOCHE, SASK.—A provincial court judge is expected to decide today whether a young man who shot and killed four people at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201815 Views

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Native commercial fishing agreement renewed – Kincardine News

February 22, 2018 BRUCE PENINSULA – A new five-year commercial fishing agreement between Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Ontario government signed this week extends the previous agreement with few changes, Chippewas of Nawash First Nations Chief Greg Nadjiwon said Thursday. Nadjiwon said it’s a “status quo” agreement with maybe a few changes in the language […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Ferry fare reduction confirmed – Coast Reporter

February 22, 2018 Finance Minister Carole James says the NDP government’s books will be balanced, with a projected surplus of $219 million for the coming fiscal year. James outlined the government’s first full budget Feb. 20, with major initiatives that focus on child care, housing affordability and eliminating MSP premiums faster than originally promised. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Nation to Nation: Child welfare, Indigenous law and the border put under the spotlight – APTN News

February 23, 2018 There is inequality in Canada when it comes to child welfare. There is a wide difference between on-reserve and off-reserve funding. A Canadian human rights tribunal agreed in 2016. But it has taken five legal orders to get the federal government to do something. Earlier this month, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201820 Views

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My emotions got the better of me’: Jocelyne Larocque apologizes for taking off silver medal – CBC

Ste. Anne, Man. D-liner removed medal but held it in in her hand Feb 22, 2018 A Canadian Olympian has apologized after taking off her silver medal during the medal ceremony following the women’s hockey team’s shootout loss to their U.S. rivals. ​”I want to apologize,” Jocelyne Larocque said in a statement released Friday from […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201816 Views

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Missing, mourned, unresolved: Raymond Cormier acquitted in death of Tina Fontaine – The Globe and Mail

The case that became a catalyst for Canada’s national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls ended in an acquittal in Winnipeg on Thursday. For a second, silence filled the ornate, marble courtroom in Winnipeg’s downtown law courts building after Raymond Cormier was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Traffic slowdown for Human Trafficking Awareness Day (8 photos) – SooToday

Event coincides with launch of Indigenous anti-human trafficking project, says organizer Songs from an Anishinaabe drum group cut through the air Thursday evening as traffic was slowed to a crawl at the intersection of Highway 17A and Highway 17B to mark Ontario’s first annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Motorists traveling through the intersection were provided […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201811 Views

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Canadian men’s curlers fall to Swiss in bronze-medal match – CBC

1st time Canada’s men’s team kept off Olympic podium For the first time ever, Canada’s men’s curling team is leaving an Olympic Games without a medal. Canada fell to Switzerland 7-5 in the bronze-medal match Friday in South Korea, which will also mark the first time both the men’s and women’s teams were kept off […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201811 Views

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Budget to outline Indigenous housing plan – TheRecord.com

OTTAWA — Indigenous communities will find themselves with a long-term funding commitment in next week’s federal budget worth hundreds of millions of dollars to address the most acute housing situation in the country, say sources familiar with the measure. The acute housing shortage in Indigenous communities has meant that homes are often overcrowded and in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Martyn Brown: Playing the “R” card on Kinder Morgan – Straight.com

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So I’ll spare you the extra thousand words I might have added to express how offended I am that Canada’s prime minister is off gallivanting in India, instead of dealing with the most serious problem now facing our nation. Namely, the escalating dispute over the Kinder Morgan […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201813 Views

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Premiers of Ontario, Quebec in Washington for Canada U.S. charm offensive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 23, 2018 OTTAWA _ The premiers of Canada’s two largest provinces are in Washington talking trade today. Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne and Quebec’s Philippe Couillard are meeting with the governors of several U.S. states. The governors are in the U.S. capital for their annual winter meetings. State leaders have proven to be influential […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201817 Views

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Jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine – CBC

‘My baby, my baby, my baby’: Family members cry as verdict is read out A jury has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine. Cormier, 56, stared straight ahead as the verdict was read out, after which people in the crowd burst into tears and gasps of disbelief […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201812 Views

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CIBC raises dividend following better than expected first quarter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018 By Armina Ligaya THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce set the tone for banks’ earnings season with a dividend hike and better-than-expected first-quarter net income, helped by a boost in earnings in its U.S. division as it looks to expand south of the border amidst […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201814 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s death and Raymond Cormier’s trial: What the jury heard – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018 18:27 WINNIPEG _ Jurors sat through three weeks of evidence in the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who on Thursday was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Tina’s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201820 Views

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Accused in death of Winnipeg teenage girl not guilty of murder – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018 18:22 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A man accused of killing a 15-year-old Indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Tina Fontaine’s remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Raymond Cormier was […]

by aanationtalk on February 22, 201834 Views

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2017 marks an impressive year for tourism in British Columbia – BC Government

VICTORIA – People from around the world are choosing British Columbia as their destination for business and leisure travel. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show a 3% increase in visitor arrivals in December 2017 over the same month in 2016, resulting in 11,869 more visitors arriving in British Columbia. In total, over 5.7 million […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201821 Views

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Reconciliation through sports, a public forum – UM Today

February 21, 2018 — Eugene Arcand and the boys from his Residential School’s hockey team took the tape off their sticks and heated it a bit over any source of heat they could find. They did it to make the glue sticky again so they could reuse it to tape shin pads to their legs. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201817 Views

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16 member Indigenous Advisory Committee to monitor Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Program – JWN

Feb. 21, 2018 Prairie Indigenous nations will have an opportunity to be involved in the regulation and monitoring of an energy infrastructure project via the new Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 Replacement Program. As a partnership between potentially impacted Indigenous Nations, the Government of Canada, and the National Energy Board […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201821 Views

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Nunavut MMIWG witness laments decade-old unresolved death – Nunatsiaq.com

February 21, 2018 “Why is it that men hurt women? I thought the point of a union is loving and caring” RANKIN INLET—It’s been almost a decade since Sophie Nashook lost her good friend and sister-in-law, but she said justice has never been served. The Pond Inlet woman testified before the National Inquiry on Missing […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201812 Views

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Mom to get more access after baby seized – Times Colonist

A judge has ordered that a Port Aberni mother who was shocked when her baby girl was taken from her just three days after being born be given better access to the infant. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Murray ordered that the mom, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, be given more […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201816 Views

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Contemporary Alaskan-Siberian Artist and Activist to Lecture at Bowdoin – Bowdoin News

February 22, 2018 Susie Silook, one of Alaska’s best known contemporary artists, will deliver a lecture entitled “Yupik and Iñupiat Art and Activism in Contemporary Alaska” on Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center on the Bowdoin College Campus. Her visit marks the opening of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201818 Views

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Missing, murdered inquiry commissioners comment on Tina Fontaine murder case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Commissioners from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women are encouraging people to support the family of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine while jurors decide whether the man accused of killing her is guilty. “Nothing is more heartbreaking than the loss of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201815 Views

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Liberals to outline long term Indigenous housing plan in budget, sources say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week’s budget. Housing in Indigenous communities is considered the most acute housing situation in the country, thanks to a shortage of homes and the need […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201834 Views

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Brigette Lacquette Receives Sweet Tribute From Fans In Remote Canadian Community – Huffington Post

“Thank you, Mrs. Uniam’s Gr. 1 class from Kawawachikamach.” An Indigenous Canadian Olympian was thrilled to learn that she has some young fans in a remote part of Quebec. A large artwork depicting Brigette Lacquette, who is on Canada’s women’s ice hockey team, adorns a door at Jimmy Sandy Memorial School in Kawawachikamach, Que, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201818 Views

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Why Is a Quarter of Canada’s Prison Population Indigenous? – The Tyee

Poverty, lack of opportunities, histories of sexual abuse — in other words, colonialism. In the wake of the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie, there have been loud calls for reform to address Canada’s blatant systemic racism in the criminal justice system. Boushie, 22, died after being shot by Stanley in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201820 Views

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