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Trappers worried traditions will go up in smoke from Wildfires in Wood Buffalo – APTN News

July 11, 2019 Robert Grandjambe Jr. has 100 beaver pelts to bring to market in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He’s following in the footsteps of his ancestors as a full-time trapper. “I have access to roads, trails and corridors that I had only had heard stories of. Living in the community of Fort Chipp [Chippawa] […]

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Don’t look back: First Nations athletes learn what’s behind the Lance Run – CBC

Lance Run stops in Saskatoon on the way to Meadow lake Jul 11, 2019 Kailey Sylvestre jumped at the chance to be apart of an annual lance run when first heard about the event. Two people from the Meadow Lake Tribal Council had come to her school in Meadow Lake to talk about the lance […]

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Ottawa Inuit will gather July 20 to memorialize missing Inuk woman – Nunatsiaq News

11 July, 2019 Mary Papatsie, 39, went missing in Ottawa in 2017 Mary Papatsie, an Inuk woman originally from Pangnirtung who went missing in Ottawa more than two years ago, will be memorialized this July 20 at a gathering in the city. “The gathering is open to all community members that want to show the […]

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Atlantic Towing Crews Embark on Arctic Voyage – JD Irving

July 10, 2019 Atlantic Towing is underway with the annual northern supply mission headed by Quebec-based maritime transport firm, Groupe Desgagnés. Atlantic Towing has deployed two tugboats, the Atlantic Elm and the Atlantic Beech, to Baker Lake, Nunavut; the vessels departed Saint John, NB and are now sailing north through Hudson Bay with two barges […]

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How First Nation aid may have helped spur an RCMP arrest in the Jessica Cameron homicide case – CBC

‘The relationship we’ve had with the RCMP can definitely serve as a model,’ says Beardy’s band member Jul 11, 2019 A Saskatchewan First Nation is applauding the RCMP for its collaborative approach during a weekend homicide investigation that swiftly culminated in a man’s arrest. On Sunday, the RCMP’s Rosthern detachment charged Jamie Smallchild, 25, with […]

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Steven Guilbeault, Trans Mountain opponent, nominated as Montreal Liberal candidate – Globalnews.ca

Within a few minutes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s speech Wednesday night introducing his newest candidate for the fall election, a protester lifted up a sign and began screaming anti-pipeline slogans. The crowd of roughly 150 people went silent. The female protester demanded Trudeau respect Indigenous sovereignty and stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain […]

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Fort William First Nation councillor dies – Tbnewswatch.com

City leaders offer condolences to family and friends and Fort William First Nation community. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — A long-time Fort William First Nation band councillor has died. Leo (Jiggs) Bannon Sr., who had served as a councillor for multiple terms since 1974, passed away earlier this week. In a news release, City of […]

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Pelican Narrows officer facing investigation for arrest conduct – The Reminder

July 10, 2019 A trio of arrests at gunpoint have led to an investigation against an RCMP member in Pelican Narrows. Three incidents involving the same officer were reported to authorities, each taking place on June 30. Video of two of the arrests has been circulated via social media. The first cell phone video shows […]

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Will renewable power help decarbonize NL? – The Telegram

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A call from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for expressions of interest for “renewable energy solutions” for a collection of the province’s isolated, diesel-powered electrical systems — communities all around the province — closed on Monday. The call was issued by the Liberal government in April. At close, there were […]

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Saskatchewan to host up to 2000 wildfire evacuees from Ontario – CTV News

July 10, 2019 The Saskatchewan government has agreed to host up to 2,000 people who have been forced from their homes by wildfires in northern Ontario. The Ontario government says more than 20 communities in the province have been affected by the fires, including residents of Pikangikum First Nation. Earlier Wednesday, the chief of the […]

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Meet the people behind Victoria’s pod of inflatable orcas – The Martlet

Local group raising funds and awareness for marine life through life-sized orcas has become a mainstay at Victoria events and protests A pod of orcas breaches a crowd of people marching down the road — not a rare sight on the streets of downtown Victoria. Rain or shine, anti-Trans Mountain pipeline protest or trans-inclusionary celebrations, […]

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Terrible idea’: Online security experts warn against online voting in N.W.T. elections – CBC

Head of Simply Voting says his site is safe for an election the size of the N.W.T.’s Jul 11, 2019 Security experts have a message for election officials in the Northwest Territories: don’t use online voting. Officials recently announced online voting will be used for the first time in a provincial or territorial election when […]

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Indigenous Language Gathering Held At Dorothy Lake – Net Newsledger

July 10, 2019 KIRKLAND LAKE – The Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) hosted a weekend Language Gathering at Dorothy Lake near Kirkland Lake on July 6 and 7 to promote and encourage language speakers in the north to share their knowledge. The event brought together First Nation Elders and language speakers from the First […]

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Australia to hold a vote on finally recognizing indigenous people in the country’s constitution – CNN

(CNN)-Two years after the Australian government rejected a landmark plan to officially recognize indigenous people in the country’s Constitution, a top official said he will move forward with a national referendum on the issue. “I’m prepared to walk with people on all sides … and reach a point on which we can agree,” Indigenous Affairs […]

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, above national rate, study says – rdnewsnow.com

Jul 11, 2019 OTTAWA — The worst child-poverty problem in the country was dropped in the laps of the country’s premiers on Tuesday, as the Assembly of First Nations presented them with new numbers to show about half of Indigenous children live in poverty — just as they did a decade ago. AFN National Chief […]

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CBC targets young adults with new Gem slate – WellandTribune.ca

Warigami, Utopia Falls just two offerings to hit the streaming service TORONTO — With the battle for young-adult audiences heating up in the streaming space, the CBC is launching a slate of programming for audiences aged 13 to 24 on its Gem service. The public broadcaster says the lineup announced Wednesday isn’t a response to […]

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Premiers, Indigenous leaders cover youth, economy at Big River FN – larongeNOW

Jul 10, 2019 The first day of historic Canadian premiers meetings, officially known as the Council of the Federation (CoF), wrapped up on the Big River First Nation Tuesday. For the first time, the Premiers met with Indigenous leaders on First Nation land. After celebrations to welcome the dignitaries to the community, the scene shifted […]

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Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened – CBC

Land is a part of The Pines, a forested area important to the Mohawks of Kanesatake Jul 11, 2019 A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire Gollin said he’s committed to transferring […]

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Trent U: Building Alliances through Art

July 9, 2019 Tia Cavanagh’s creativity on full display at Artspace until July 13 Motivated to create art that speaks to her core emotions, Master of Arts in Canadian and Indigenous Studies student and artist Tia Cavanagh cares about the world around her, and wants to showcase the resiliency of Indigenous Peoples. “It begins with […]

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Richard Hill on the “mythical,” “complicated” and “exciting” period of late-20th century Indigenous art – ECUAD

July 10, 2019 “I have a sense of urgency about capturing this history that exists in people’s recollections,” says Hill of his research into the period. The year is 1980. Ronald Reagan has just become President, Blondie’s “Call Me” is at the top of the charts, and Indigenous art is in a state of radical […]

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Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency – CBC

Jul 10, 2019 Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel explained at tourism association’s annual general assembly In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a majority Cree-owned travel agency: Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel. The agency is a one-stop shop […]

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Liberal minister promotes new Indigenous training program in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

9 July, 2019 Meet your new acronym: “ISET” In a pre-election photo-op on July 8 in Iqaluit, Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the creation of a new federal labour market strategy for Inuit that was first set out in the Liberal government’s 2018 budget. Bennett, speaking on behalf of […]

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Geomega Announces Closing of Final Tranche of Financing for a Combined Total of $1.2M

Montreal, July 10 2019 – Geomega Resources Inc. (“Geomega” or the “Corporation”) (TSX.V: GMA) announces the second and final closing of a non-brokered private placement offering (the “Offering”) in the amount of $317,755, consisting of a total of 2,269,822 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.14 per Unit. Together with the first tranche, the […]

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‘The trees are dying’: Climate change affecting a Mi’kmaq tradition says canoe maker – APTN News

July 10, 2019 Todd Labrador, a canoe maker in Nova Scotia says climate change is affecting his family’s traditional practice. For generations, Labrador and his family, who are from Kespukwitk in traditional Mi’kma’ki territory, have been making birch bark canoes. The birch tree gives bark, medicine and wood. But he says Mother Nature is changing […]

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Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads – CBC

Jul 10, 2019 ‘The Chilcotin is not built for this kind of weather period,’ says Tŝilhqot’in tribal chair Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by flooding, road washouts and unstable earth as incessant rains continue to overwhelm the river. […]

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Nunavut birthright org commits to becoming an Inuktut-first workplace – Nunatsiaq News

10 July, 2019 “One of the aspirations for Nunavut was for Inuktut to remain the majority language” Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. marked Nunavut Day with a pledge to become an Inuktut-language workplace. NTI officials announced those plans at an event held in Kugluktuk on Wednesday, July 9. “One of the aspirations for Nunavut was for Inuktut […]

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Weengushk International Film Festival unveils an exciting lineup of must-see films – Manitoulin Expositor

July 10, 2019 M’CHIGEENG – Building on the foundation of sharing knowledge and telling stories, the Weengushk International Film Festival (WIFF), presented by Weengushk Film Institute in partnership with Brock University, announced the selection of 30 unique and diverse films for the July 12 – 14 weekend. WIFF is a celebration of the creativity of […]

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Editorial: Eskasoni songbird flies high – TheChronicleHerald.ca

When Eskasoni high schooler Emma Stevens’ hauntingly beautiful Mi’kmaw-language cover of the Beatles’ Blackbird was uploaded to YouTube April 25, little did anyone know the heights to which her cover of that iconic song would fly. The Grade 10 student and a few fellow classmates at Allison Bernard Memorial High School had recorded the song […]

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Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food – CBC

Winnipeg foster dad who got $109K a year tax free from Child and Family Services defends why bills went unpaid Jul 10, 2019 No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one teenager to a foster home entrusted […]

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New education and programs manager full of ideas for Stratford Perth Museum – Chatham Daily News

July 9, 2019 Formerly of Gallery Stratford, Peg Dunnem has joined the Stratford Perth Museum as its manager of education and programs. Though she’s been at her new post for two weeks, Peg Dunnem still can’t believe she’s back in Stratford and working at the Stratford Perth Museum. For Dunnem, it had been two years […]

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Why do Canadians have a thing for mythical lake monsters? – Macleans.ca

Jul 9, 2019 With summer comes a new spate of sightings of mysterious creatures in the country’s inland waters. Call it our national pathology. It was the summer of 1959, or maybe 1960. Donn Kirton can’t be sure. A resident of St. Laurent, a small community on the eastern shore of Lake Manitoba, and the […]

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A look at Comiccon and how the comic book world has changed – APTN News

July 9, 2019 It’s become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon: for three days, over 60,000 people from countless fictional worlds hold court at the Palais des Congres for Montreal’s Comiccon in a celebration of fantasy and collective nerdom. But tucked away in one of the convention centre’s many aisles is comic book artist Thomas Deer, […]

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Local midwives get funding boost – Brantford Expositor

July 9, 2019 More money is being set aside by the province to support local midwives. MPP Will Bouma announced Tuesday the government is investing an additional $207,389 this year for midwifery services in Brantford-Brant. It is part of an investment of an additional $28 million to expand midwifery services across Ontario, which Bouma said […]

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Trade, climate policy on agenda for premiers’ meeting in Saskatoon – CityNews Toronto

Jul 10, 2019 SASKATOON — Canada’s 13 premiers are expected to discuss trade and climate policy among other pressing issues when they sit down for their annual conference in Saskatoon. The closed-door meeting is taking place today and tomorrow at a downtown hotel. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is hosting the Conference of the Federation, and […]

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Opioid-related death statistics released in new Alberta Health study – CTV News

July 9, 2019 A new study from Alberta Health hopes to shed light on the number of opioid-related deaths in the province. The report defines opioid-related deaths as those caused by using drugs such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, carfentanil and heroin. The latest review looks at 653 deaths across Alberta in 2017. According to […]

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Pros, cons of making cannabis record suspension automatic – The Lawyer’s Daily

July 09, 2019 Legalization of cannabis has left those with past cannabis possession charges in an unfair situation. There have been numerous attempts to address this issue. Recently, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-93 which proposes to allow Canadians who have been previously convicted only of simple cannabis possession to apply for a record […]

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Dawson City non-profit organization builds much-needed affordable housing units – APTN News

July 9, 2019 Sheila Vittrekwa retired from the RCMP August 2018 and moved from Whitehorse back home to Fort McPherson, NWT. Although it was nice to be around family she was used to having her own place to live. “Although I had my mom I was just so used to living on my own for […]

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Students celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture – Haliburton County Echo

For the fifth year, Wilberforce elementary school students, their families, and school staff joined with members of the local Metis and Algonquin communities to celebrate Indigenous culture. At an event held June 14 at the Lloyd Watson Centre, WES principal Elaine Fournier said students had the opportunity to learn about traditional cooking, drumming and art […]

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Catherine McKenna’s Ottawa Tap Water Brag Angers Attawapiskat Residents – HuffPost Canada

The First Nation’s water supply is becoming increasingly toxic. A tweet from Environment Minister Catherine McKenna praising Ottawa’s world-ranking tap water hit a sore spot for residents of a First Nation community facing an ongoing water crisis. A day after McKenna posted her tweet, residents of Attawapiskat First Nation, an isolated community in northern Ontario, […]

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Canada’s bias meant improper consultations: First Nations challenging pipeline – Bowen Island Undercurrent

July 9, 2019 VANCOUVER — Six First Nations that have filed another legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say Canada’s ownership of the corporation behind the project created a bias that prevented full consultations as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal. Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said Canada had an […]

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Mississauga Moving Forward on Massive Waterfront Redevelopment Project – insauga.com

July 9, 2019 Although the City of Mississauga is often referred to as a suburb (and still boasts a ton of distinctly suburban subdivisions), it’s growing quite rapidly and moving forward on a number of ambitious place-making projects. One such placemaking project is Inspiration Port Credit, a plan that includes the grand-scale revitalization of Mississauga’s […]

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New wave of female candidates makes splash ahead of 2019 campaign – CBC

16 candidates have declared so far for the territorial election, including 10 incumbents Jul 10, 2019 After the 2015 Northwest Territories election, it was difficult to argue that the territory didn’t have a gender balance issue in government. Just two female MLAs — Julie Green and Caroline Cochrane — were elected to the legislature, leaving […]

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‘A lot of work to do’: Premiers discuss child welfare with Indigenous leaders – The Globe and Mail

The head of the Assembly of First Nations had a receptive audience with most of Canada’s premiers Tuesday over the need to implement changes to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care. “We’ve got a lot of work to do. We’ve got 40,000 children in care and we know that’s not acceptable,” National Chief […]

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iPolitics AM: Trudeau welcomes anti-pipeline environmentalist to Liberal campaign team in Montreal – iPolitics

Jul 10, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be prepared to defend his recent decision to re-approve the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline extension when he hits the stage in Montreal this evening to formally nominate one of Quebec’s most high-profile environmentalists — and outspoken pipeline opponent — Steven Guilbeault as the party’s candidate of record […]

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Thunder Bay – Missing Indigenous Woman – Lindsay Tyance – Net Newsledger

July 8, 2019 THUNDER BAY – MISSING – The Thunder Bay Police Service are requesting public assistance in locating missing person Lindsay TYANCE 34yrs. TYANCE was last seen on Bay Street on July 5th, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m. TYANCE is described as a 34-year-old Indigenous female. Tyance is 5’ 2”, 115 pounds, with a […]

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Future of Aboriginal hockey Team North on thin ice as organizer pulls out – CBC

Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT will no longer organize Team North in order to focus more on N.W.T. athletes Jul 09, 2019 After several years of gathering the North’s top Aboriginal hockey talent into one team, the Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT announced it will no longer organize Team North. Team North represented the three territories at […]

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Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, study says – Prince George Citizen

July 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Indigenous children face the highest rates of poverty in the country, with almost one in every two living in households with low incomes, says a new study that shows little improvement in the situation over the last decade. The study published by the Upstream Institute, written by researchers at the […]

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OPP search for missing 33-year-old – Tbnewswatch.com

OPP are searching for a missing 33-year-old who was last heard from on July 6. SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 33-year-old woman. Sioux Lookout OPP said Sheena Rae was spoken to in person by family on July 3 with contact by Facebook messages on […]

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Iqaluit’s newest, biggest daycare set to open in September 2019 – Nunatsiaq News

9 July, 2019 Child care facility will be the largest in Nunavut The territory’s largest daycare to date will officially open in Iqaluit in September 2019. Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affair, helped mark the daycare’s completion at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Iqaluit on Monday, July 8. Several parents, with babies […]

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2 Indigenous women allege they were sterilized against their will in Manitoba hospitals — one of them in 2018 – CBC

Lawyers seek publication ban as they move forward with multi-province proposed class-action lawsuit Jul 09, 2019 Two Indigenous women who allege they were sterilized against their will in Manitoba hospitals as recently as last year are suffering from anxiety and psychological trauma as a result, according to court documents. The most recent case allegedly happened […]

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